Canadian model Dajana. Image courtesy of Elmer Olsen Model Management.

There’s something about this time of year that takes us back to the good times of holidays passed (and not in a foreboding, Ebenezer Scrooge kind of way). So this week we’re indulging in a little festive nostalgia by asking
top Canadian fashion personalities to share their warmest holiday memories. For maximum holiday spirit, best served with a candy cane hot chocolate (
or cocktail).
What’s your best holiday memory? "My best memory of the holidays would have to be when my late dog was still around. There’s no better memory than those of watching and playing with him in the snow during the holidays. Also, letting him have all the leftovers! How did he still stay in great shape?!"
—Dajana, model, Elmer Olsen "I always treasure the quiet time with my family once the presents have been opened and turkey eaten. That’s when we dig into new books or watch new DVDs and just enjoy each other’s company."
—Lisa Tant, VP fashion editor, Holt Renfrew "One of my favorite Christmas memories was in grade eight when I was chosen to sing solo in my school’s Christmas concert. Christmas carols always make me feel so festive and I love to sing, so it was one of the best experiences. I’ll never forget singing "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" in front of all the kids and parents!!"
—Dauphine, model, Elmer Olsen "Last Christmas – it was a very joyful one with family, a very happy night."
—Denis Gagnon, designer
Click through to read more of favourite holiday traditions of top Canadian fashion personalities here!