"Fashion and holiday traditions are all about friends to me," he told StyleList. "I think with this holiday, you want to get out at night and celebrate a lot more with your friends. Holidays are about family and getting away with them and I'm going to spend mine very far away in Belize. I don't even have trunks packed -- no need -- go nude!"
Zac Posen (pictured center, above), a designer popular with the celebrity- and socialite-set, enjoys baking for Christmas. "I make a Buche de Noel for friends and family," he told StyleList, referring to the traditional "log style" dessert. "I bake for my office. I make an anise cake with fresh marzipan. I wanted to practice with sugar with its different boil points to make candy and what not. I had to add more of the almond meal to thicken up. I just rolled it out and put it over the cake."
Food also plays a big part in the holiday tradition of Loft designer, Austyn Zung. "We always have spaghetti for Christmas Eve dinner," she said. "I have a huge family -- 15 cousins, all male -- and it's a family tradition. Christmas is just kids. For New Year's, we always go to the Rose Parade."
Charlotte Ronson (pictured right, above) has a famous family that includes deejay sister Sam Ronson and music producer brother, Mark Ronson. She told us: "Most of the time, we celebrate Hanukkah, but on Christmas, we all get together and exchange gifts and spend the day together. We try to go somewhere warmer, but we're figuring that out."
And J. Crew president, Jenna Lyons (pictured left, above), is celebrating a stellar year for the brand by getting out of town. "We're talking about making our own traditions," she said. "We went to Paris for Thanksgiving and had an amazing time. We're going to have my family over for Christmas. The next day our family and the family of our son's best friend are going to Turks and Caicos – Beaches [resort], can you believe it?"
Downtown designer Richie Rich said: "I trim the house and try to have as many friends and family over as I can. Spread the joy and love anyway I can. Christmas eve is about the bubbles and the champagne and Christmas morning is about the presents, before breakfast, and then a crazy, silly brunch."
John Bartlett is remembering the four-legged members of the family this Christmas. "My partner and I always choose a focus and a theme for our holiday gifting," he said. "This year we will be donating to mercyforanimals.org, humanesociety.org for the animal lovers in our circle. Also, I ask everyone out there to please consider adopting a pet for the holidays and not to buy one from a pet store. 'Adopt, don't shop' is my motto."
For more on what top designers are planning to do for Christmas, read our earlier story on high-fashion holiday traditions.