Wendy Williams isn’t looking for material goods for Christmas.
“Peace. No traffic jams. Fix the potholes. Clean up construction on the roads,” she told Page Six. “Every time I go past construction sites, the guys are all smoking cigarettes and eating lunch. It’s time to get to work.”
Though she wants a New York City-wide cleanup for the holidays, the morning talk show host won’t say no to material goods, either.
“If I have to go all the way material, my husband adores me all year round and gives me all I need,” she dished. “I don’t want to brag, but there’s nothing else much to say.”
The real gifts the matter to Williams, however, are more sentimental in value. Wiliams’ son, Kevin Hunter Jr., still wears the crown for giving his mom the best gift from years ago.
“It’s not exactly a gift, but I loved when my son made homemade cards for me. The best gift was seeing the light in his eyes – when he was two, three and four, when he believed in Santa Claus,” Williams shared with us. “My mother was baking cookies and putting out the milk for Santa the night before. My father put on the Santa suit, saying, ‘Ho Ho Ho, have you been a good boy?’ Each year he did that! And then seeing [my son] put together the toys that he would get from under the tree.
“I’ll never forget that.”
Williams’ best holiday memories always involve her family, especially when she was growing up as a kid and deemed the “clean-up girl” for all the wrapping paper that encased exquisite gifts.
“In my boxes it was always the finest things. Izod ($35-$80), Polo ($89-$998), Calvin Klein jeans ($60-$200), Gloria Vanderbilt, Cacharel and Sassoon. The best!” Williams shared. “I was the clean-up girl. We weren’t allowed to rip the wrapping paper – my mother wouldn’t allow it. All of the bows and the wrapping paper, we had to fold up after and my mother would use the following year for gifts.”
Although Williams is looking to receive plenty, she’s also giving back. Her organization, The Hunter Foundation, partnered with Snack Pop and 100 percent of the profits from sales of Snack Pop through Jan. 7 are going towards the foundation to help combat the drug addiction and substance abuse epidemic.
“This is the season of giving,” Williams told us. “It’s really important for me to give back.”
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