A brand new episode of Best Friends Whenever airs this Sunday, December 6 at 8:30 PM on Disney Channel. It's sure to be a fun one, because the episode is part of the network's festive "Fa-La-La-Lidays" programming.
In anticipation of the holiday-themed episode, in which Cyd travels back to Christmas the year before to try and figure out the perfect gift for Shelby, TWIST asked actresses Landry Bender and Lauren Taylor about the best gifts they've ever given – and received!
"The best gifts I've ever received were my kitties and my dog," Lauren tells us. "They're such incredibly important parts of my life and I spoil them more than I think anyone has ever spoiled an animal!" On the other end, "the best gift I've given is volunteering," she explains. "When I volunteered at homeless and domestic violence shelters, this meant as much to me as it did others."
That is so rewarding and sweet! Similarly to Lauren, Landry's own holiday memories involve helping others.
"Every year my family sponsors a 'Sub for Santa' family. Each of us gets to shop for one of the kids. They only give us an age, a name and their sizes. I never get to see them open the presents, but each year picking out those gifts is the most rewarding," Landry tells us about her gift-giving.
Of her favorite present she's ever gotten though, Landry remembers a very special toy. "Christmas 2002 I was given a Baby Boo doll from Monsters, Inc.," she shares. "Everyone said I looked like her when I was a baby! It's still my favorite Disney animated film, and truth be told, she still sleeps with me every night." How cute is that?!
Check out a sneak peek of the new BFW episode below, and let us know about your favorite gifts ever by leaving us a comment!
"Fa-La-La-Lidays" programming kicks off Friday, December 4. Also premiering that day is "Disney Channel Fa-La-La-Lidays Celebrates a Radio Disney Family Holiday" at 9 PM ET/PT, hosted by Girl Meets World star and Hollywood Records recording artist Sabrina Carpenter.