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'Modern Family' Stars Reveal Their Family Traditions

If you never have plans for the holidays, you'll want to make friends with this cast.

'Modern Family' Stars Reveal Their Family Traditions
Michael Bulbenko for Paley Center for Media

We tune in to ABC's Modern Family on Wednesdays to appreciate, well, the modernity of television's favorite family as they tackle life's many familiar challenges. When we caught up with some of the cast on the red carpet at PaleyFest, we decided to reverse the familiar and ask about cherished family traditions. Check out their answers below! 

  • 'Modern Family' Stars Reveal Their Family Traditions

    Ty Burrell

    “We do a generational thing that was passed on to me. It’s called 'Best Thing at Dinner' where everybody talked about the things through the day that were your favorites. So now I’m doing that with my kids and I love it."

  • 'Modern Family' Stars Reveal Their Family Traditions

    Julie Bowen

    “Ignoring my birthday. It’s been going on since I was ten, to the point where my dad now sends me texts for my birthday saying 'didn’t even send a card.'"

  • 'Modern Family' Stars Reveal Their Family Traditions

    Sofia Vergara

    “Well, I’m Latin, so we do a lot of things with family. We do Christmas...anything's a celebration with food and family.”

  • 'Modern Family' Stars Reveal Their Family Traditions

    Ariel Winter

    “My family has so many. Every year we decorate the Christmas tree and we have cookie baking the entire night for our friends and family. Cookie baking is a lot of fun, but I lost [the competition] to my brother last year!”

  • 'Modern Family' Stars Reveal Their Family Traditions

    Nolan Gould

    “We’re a pretty chill family with traditions. We don’t do a lot. On Christmas, we open our stockings the night before.”

  • 'Modern Family' Stars Reveal Their Family Traditions

    Rico Rodriguez

    “It would have to be on Thanksgiving day. We put names in a hat and we pick a name and that will be the person you buy for for Christmas. And it has to be a minimum of $10."

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