Extremely talented, successful and stylish, Scarlett Johansson and Matthew McConaughey currently share the limelight of being the faces of Dolce&Gabbana’s newest fragrance, The One. In this interview, the Hollywood stars share what Christmas mean to them, how they celebrate the holidays and their favourite traditions.

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Scarlett Johansson:

What do you do in your free time over Christmas?
Over the holidays I like to watch old movies, read and bake.

Do you have a favourite Christmas song?
My favorite holiday crooners are Nat King Cole and Bing Crosby.

Do you have a favourite Christmas film?
My favorite holiday movie is Home Alone 2, believe it or not!

Dolce&Gabbana The One Collector's Edition
Dolce&Gabbana The One Collector’s Edition

What do you look for when selecting the perfect gift for a friend or loved one?
I always look for a present that my friend or loved one covets but would never ask for themselves. I also love to give gifts that can be keepsakes, like The One Collector’s Edition – the bottles with unique coins are beautiful!

What is the most precious Christmas gift you have received, and why was that particular gift so special? 
The most special gift I ever received was when my brother got me a gift certificate to our favorite childhood restaurant. It was an opportunity for us to spend time together, reminisce and finally try the daiquiris we were always too young to sample.

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Red is inherently festive, what festive thoughts does red conjure for you?
I love red all year round, but at Christmas it means even more. It makes me think of getting glammed up for the red carpet, or parties with my friends, and of course it brings out passion in everyone.

Christmas is a time for celebration, how do you prepare yourself and make yourself feel great for holiday season parties?
I make sure I hit the gym a lot before the holidays. Then I don’t feel guilty about over indulging at holiday parties!

You are often spotted wearing red, what do you like about the colour?
Red is the perfect colour for the red carpet and fun events, and if I’m not wearing a red outfit I’ll rarely step out without a red lip. When I wear red I feel passionate, feminine, and powerful.

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Matthew McConaughey:

Do you find it difficult to keep in shape over Christmas?
Oh, yes absolutely! I let myself off. And I say to myself – you’re going to put on ten. Let’s do it! It needs to be done.

Do you go on diet after Christmas?
Yes. You got something to work for. I try to say, you know what? Don’t sit there and look at it, let it go.

Do you have any special Christmas decorations?
We have old stockings. My mother passed down a lot of our stockings that we had as kids so every year she brings stockings. And now our kids have stockings too. We keep those. We have boxes of old ornaments that my mother passed down that we used to have on our tree. We still have the same star that was on our tree that we put on our tree to this day.

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Do you have any Christmas traditions?
The tradition is getting the family together, and all the grandkids and all the kids together. We don’t go anywhere; we stay at home and tell the stories. Some of the same old stories are always told. That has always been the most important tradition – just to have my family together.

Do you have any favourite game on Christmas eve?
Not really. We don’t have a ritual of certain games we play. There’s no ritual to games.

What do you for the New Year’s Eve?
My wife’s tradition, in her country is to wear all white and go to the ocean and get little white flowers and put them in the sea. We’ve done it the last few years.

Dolce&Gabbana The One Collector’s Edition is available in the following sizes: 50ml (RM348) and 75ml (RM463) while Dolce&Gabbana The One for Men Collector’s Edition is available these sizes: 50ml (RM222) and 100ml (RM308).

Melanie Chalil
Melanie is a self-confessed hedonist who enjoys watching food programmes, long naps, stormy afternoons and a good cup of tea. Some of her favourite things in this world are wombats and peaceful weekends where the phone doesn't ring. Her ultimate dream is to live in a lighthouse.