In real life, Wilson is a loving wife and doting mother of three – two daughters and a son – who looks forward to the time off from shooting hospital scenes on 'Grey's Anatomy' so that she can spend the holiday season with her family.
"My favorite things that I do during the holidays usually include family and eggnog," she told BlackVoices.com.
The two-time Screen Actors Guild Award winner said eggnog is the must-have beverage of the holiday season and preparation of it is a family affair.
"I love eggnog that is seasoned with a good amount of nutmeg and cinnamon. Warmed eggnog with a pinch of whipped cream makes the taste even better," she shared. "My daughters and I have enjoyed in the past making a big deal out of preparing our matching mugs. Then we sit together with our eggnog treat watching a family movie like 'The Preachers Wife,' 'Eight Crazy Nights' or 'The Polar Express.'"
Wilson and her family reside in Los Angeles; though she would prefer to spend Christmas in a place where Santa Claus doesn't where shorts.
"I really believe for it to truly feel like the holiday season, you have to be somewhere that gets cold outside," she explained. "Flannel pajamas and comfy socks are a must! I did not grow up in a house with a fireplace, but I always envisioned that one would make the sentiment just perfect."
The 41-year-old thespian is from Houston, Texas and said holidays in her hometown were a festive affair.
"I grew up in Texas where everybody speaks with a loud voice inside the house. So, there was always a lot of noise at our family gatherings," she said.
Wilson, who stars alongside Halle Berry in the film 'Frankie and Alice,' acknowledged that though she adores the family gatherings and time with the kids during the holiday season, she also likes to take personal time to be still in the moment.
"I still appreciate the stillness of sitting in front of a lit up Christmas tree, in a dark living room, in my pj's and comfy socks, drinking my mug of eggnog, of course, all by myself, listening to the 'Snowflakes' album by Toni Braxton," she closed.
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