Tina Fey: 'Tree decorating gets me angry'
Tina Fey moved on from being a Christmas grouch after realising she was turning into her dad.
The US star and her best friend Amy Poehler quizzed each other for Britain's Stylist magazine, discussing all things festive, including their earliest memories of the holiday. For Tina it was being scared after seeing Santa in a "trailer with a Plexiglas wall" outside US store Sears.
Now, as mothers, Christmas represents something different for the funny pair, with both agreeing it should be a stress-free day.
"Holidays are a very tricky time," Amy said. "They really are. I like the idea of creating your own special day."
"And not putting as much pressure on the day," Tina added. "I remember looking forward to it so much, and then realising it was so much stress. My dad had very rigid rules on how Christmas worked. The tree did not go up until Christmas Eve and it had to be decorated with lights first, then balls, then figurines, then tinsel. But I have caught myself doing that with my children, you can’t let it go: 'You can’t put the Mickey Mouse on the tree; we haven’t done the red balls yet. Son of a b**ch.'"
When it comes to the gift she'd most like to bestow on humankind this Yuletide, Amy got deep with her Christmas wish.
"Less violence in the world, for real," she stated. "Peace on earth for real y’all. It is getting rough out there. It’s hot in here. Yes, I’m quoting Nelly. It’s getting hot in here, world."
Amy and Tina's new movie Sisters sees the pair play siblings who throw one last party in their family home before it's sold. In real life they've both put their partying days behind them.
"What is the secret to a truly fun Christmas party?" Tina asked.
"It’s changed so much," Amy sighed. "It used to be about debauchery. Now it’s about a good place to sit."
"Everyone having a good seat!" Tina laughed. "And having people there you love."
"And everyone throwing their car keys in a bowl and going home with someone else," Amy added.
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