The Root's Celebrity Holiday Wish List

LisaRaye

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"1) Peace of mind. So much has happened to our troops, our families and our world that stresses me out. 2) [I want to star in] a blockbuster action movie with Angelina Jolie. I have been working out, and I am ready to blow off some steam, kick some ass and take some names. 3) An endorsement that involves my face — eyes, skin, age defiant. I am proof that you can keep doing it and still look good. 4) A great marketing plan for my new jeans line, the LisaRaye White Collection. 5) Five golden rings. Maybe I can pawn one until my divorce settlement is final!"

Captions by Jacque Reid

Additional reporting by Greg Thomas

Ne-Yo

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"I want the world to give me the gift of a better world for kids to grow up [in].  I'd like people to reflect upon decisions they are making and the direction in which they are taking the world.  In return, I plan to create a song in appreciation of that."

Tom Joyner

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"I want two things for Christmas. First: for all black college students to attend HBCUs. But since that can't happen, my second wish is for all HBCUs to participate in HBCUsOnline.com so that everyone, regardless of where they're located, can get the true HBCU experience — including late-night spades games."

CBS Sportscaster James Brown

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"As a dad, I hope the Lord blesses my son-in-law with a TV job. This economy has made it difficult for a lot of people, especially people of color, to find jobs. [Also,] a boat. This city boy would love that for the weekends. And most of all … underwear. My wife is going to kill me, but I'm keeping it real. I am on the road four or five days a week. I run through underwear fast."

D.L. Hughley

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"A Wie. Not [Nintendo] Wii, but Michelle Wie. I have a thing for tall Asian broads."

Cheryl 'Salt' James-Wray

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"I want an iPad because I can have Internet access wherever I go. I'm always on the go, and it's so easy to tote around. [I also want] a long, warm shearling coat and some Jimmy Choo Uggs for this cold New York winter."

Sandra 'Pepa' Denton

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"I want a man who believes in God, because I dated a man that didn't believe and we didn't share the same values — not even close. Who wants to marry the devil? Not me."

CNN Newscaster Roland Martin

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"My wife and I don't bother with Christmas gifts. For us, it's all about togetherness, fellowship and family. But if I had a Christmas wish list, it would be this: 1) A trip around the world so I could play the top 10 golf courses as ranked by Golf Digest. 2) A dream golf foursome: Samuel L. Jackson, Anthony Anderson, [avid golfer] Bernie Mac — may he rest in peace — and yours truly. 3) I've never been a car person. But there has only been one car that I have always craved, and that's the Dodge Viper."

Malik Yoba

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"When my family asks me what I want for Christmas, Father's Day, birthday, etc., I always say the same thing: 'Nothing.' Although today I decided I want some new fabulous luggage. I travel so much; I have to switch out every couple years."

BET VJs Terrence J and Rocsi

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TJ: "I would like to have my favorite home-cooked meal and a few days with my mom and dad in North Carolina. I would also like for Haiti to have a blessed and safe Christmas, although they may not have much for their families."

Rocsi: "I want to be with my family, being that we hardly get to see them with our hectic schedules, and a nice pair of five-inch Christian Louboutin shoes. Thank you, Santa, in advance."

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Actor Lamman Rucker

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"If I could get what I wanted, it would be a beautiful woman — all moist, glowing and smelling sweet and sexy — covered in [my] Forplai body butter."

Wynton Marsalis

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"I want to be able to sleep for a day."

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