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"I am not a tradition person," designer Michael Kors told us of his holiday plans. "I'm a hot weather boy. I went to the Turks and Caicos and Key West for Thanksgiving and [I'll be in] Australia for Christmas. My best holidays are always barefoot in the sand."

While that sounds lovely, most New York-based designers will be staying closer to home this week. StyleList consulted some of our favorite frock stars to ask about their Christmas plans.

Calvin Klein's Brazilian-born creative director, Francisco Costa, actually relishes the cold weather. "Shoveling the snow, hopefully," he told us of how he intends to spend the day. "We're in Long Island. Usually we have the major phone call with my family because my family's not here. It's a festive moment because we're all together. It's fun, we cook."

"We're always together Christmas eve," mother-of-three Tory Burch told us. "We always make a big ham and a turkey and I do love pumpkin soufflé. We always leave cookies for Santa from the kids and we always spent it at my parents' farm which we recently sold, so we'll be in Southampton."

Tommy Hilfiger is one who thinks Michael Kors has the right idea. He told us: "We're going to the Caribbean with the whole family, Mustique We do a lot of nothing, which is great."

Likewise Jason Wu: "My holiday tradition is non-tradition. I have lived in a lot of places and I adapt to wherever I'm at. For Christmas, I'm going to Puerto Rico, so it will be fun."

Designer Victor Alfaro reminds us that Christmas is also a time to be doing something for others.
He said: "I spend the time before Christmas and after New Year's with my good friends volunteering with the Harlem's Children Zone [an organization recently featured in the "Waiting for Superman" documentary] and their Capstone program, which helps college students prepare for graduation and helps them to integrate themselves into today's work force."

Or just maybe, Phillip Lim has the right idea? "My gift is when everyone else goes away and I have a moment of silence," he told us. "Honestly. I make it a point of doing nothing."

And don't forget to read our run-down of this year's celebrity Christmas plans.