HOLIDAY SPECIAL: Stars reveal which soap characters they'd invite to Thanksgiving -- and who would ruin everything!

Posted Sunday, November 20, 2022 4:45:58 AM
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Would you allow Sheila Carter to sit at your Thanksgiving table, or is Jack Abbott more your speed? We asked the soap stars which soapy characters they'd welcome to their holiday festivities, and which ones deserve a pumpkin pie straight to the face!

There's no shortage of drama during most family holidays, and Thanksgiving is high up on that list. From judgmental parents to inappropriate stories from uncles named Bob, there's always something to tell colleagues when you get back to work after the long weekend. But how would you react if The Young and the Restless' Tucker McCall showed up?!

That's the very thing we asked soap stars to imagine this year when we posed the holiday roundup question: Which soap opera character would you love to welcome to your Thanksgiving table, and which would absolutely ruin everything if they showed up unexpectedly? Read on to see what they said, and don't forget to share your answers in the Comment section at the end of the article!

Rory Gibson (Noah Newman, Y&R)
"I would welcome Nick Newman to my Thanksgiving table in a heartbeat. He's fun, upbeat, loving, and brings a plethora of witty jokes (just like Joshua Morrow, who plays him). But if Tucker McCall [Trevor St. John] showed up at Thanksgiving... I don't think my family would put up with the attitude. There'd probably be a scrap."

John McCook (Eric Forrester, B&B)
"Stephanie Forrester [Susan Flannery] -- I would be so thankful to have all that fighting again!! [And the same for who'd ruin it] -- Stephanie Forrester, 'cause she'd give every person at the table an unsolicited piece of her mind, and then act as if nothing was wrong..."

Melissa Archer (ex-Serena Mason, DAYS; ex-Natalie Buchanan, OLTL)
"You know who I would love? Phyllis from The Young and the Restless! I love Michelle Stafford, and I loved her even before I knew her because of Phyllis. But yeah, Phyllis coming to Thanksgiving would be hilarious, just because she's so dynamic. And for who'd ruin everything -- probably Niki [Erika Slezak], Viki's alter from One Life to Live. She would do things on purpose to ruin the dinner -- that's just her thing."

Kimberlin Brown (Sheila Carter, B&B/Y&R)
"Henry Samiri, [Douglas Forrester]! Have you seen his moves? My kitchen may never be the same! And for who'd ruin Thanksgiving, Steffy [Jacqueline MacInnes Wood]! She just can't stay out of my business -- or anyone's, for that matter!"

Connor Floyd (Chance Chancellor, Y&R)
"Victor Newman's [Eric Braeden] getting the invite because I know he's got great dinner table stories."

Jennifer Gareis (Donna Logan, B&B)
"Daddy!!!! Donna is super close to her dad (Stephen Logan, played by Patrick Duffy) and lived with him in Dallas on her recent hiatus from B&B! And, well, Donna would definitely be bummed if Quinn [Rena Sofer] showed up to try to rekindle that flame with her honey bear, Eric!"

Evan Hofer (Dex Heller, GH)
“I would invite Nikolas Cassadine because he’s always got some wild drama going on that would be incredibly entertaining to watch. I like my dinner with a little tea, ya know? And I wouldn’t want The Hook to show up (pretty obvious why, right?).”

Melissa Ordway (Abby Newman, Y&R)
"I'd love to have Nikki Newman [Melody Thomas Scott] over. I feel like she'd have so many great stories. And I think Adam Newman [Mark Grossman] would bring a lot of drama if he showed up at Thanksgiving dinner!"

Mark Grossman (Adam Newman, Y&R)
"I think if you're looking for a drama-free, enjoyable Thanksgiving, you would invite Jack Abbott! He's a family man with lots of wisdom to share around the table. If you're looking for the drama, invite Phyllis. She'd be the one saying inappropriate things around the table. Awkward! Haha"

Brytni Sarpy (Elena Dawson, Y&R)
"I think I (and probably everyone else) would love to welcome Victor Newman to my table. What's not to love? He's witty, funny, and GC royalty. And I think Imani [Leigh-Anne Rose] would be a total mess if she showed up unexpectedly -- we all know why!"

Micheal Mealor (Kyle Abbott, Y&R)
"I'd want Nick Newman to come. Nick has the best dance moves at every wedding!"

Kelsey Wang (Allie Nguyen, Y&R)
"Traci [Beth Maitland], because I want to hear more about her novels! And a character that would ruin everything would probably be Allie's mom. For a mother to turn her shoulder against her own daughter...yikes!"

Diamond White (Paris Buckingham, B&B)
"I'd love to invite Sheila because I know I could sit back and enjoy the drama with some popcorn. I would also hafta go with Sheila on [who'd ruin dinner]. She's always popping up out of the blue, making crazy drama waves."

Zuleyka Silver (Audra Charles, Y&R)
"Ooh, I was going to say Noah Newman, but Audra is probably tired of being rejected. Let's go with Nate Hasting [Sean Dominic] -- him and Audra are constantly laughing, and he seems to brighten up her day. I think Devon [Bryton James] would ruin everything if he showed up because of the tension between him and Nate."

Camryn Grimes (Mariah Copeland, Y&R)
"I would love to have Devon over. Bryton James, is so warm and is just such a lovely presence, and so is Devon. Bryton incorporates that into the character -- and he's like family, anyways!"

Brock Powell (Camryn Grimes' fiancé)
"Jack Abbott [Peter Bergman] has a place at every Thanksgiving table! He's so charming."

Whose answers to Soap Central's holiday roundup question did you enjoy the most? Which soap character would you invite to your Thanksgiving table, and which do you think would ruin everything? We want to hear from you -- and there are many ways you can share your thoughts.

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