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Fifth Harmony on Holiday Shopping for BFFs and the Pop Culture Moments They're Most Thankful For

You’ve heard it before, but it’s kind of the truth. The holiday season in New York City has a rep for being magical. The big Thanksgiving parade, ice skating at Rockefeller Center, and gazing at the production that is department store holiday windows while ear-pleasing tunes from the Fifth Harmony ladies play in the background. Think we made up that last part? No, that really happened.

The Fifth Harmony girls, previous X Factor stars who are on their way to big things, showed up at NYC’s own Lord and Taylor and put on a performance for the big window unveiling. We caught up with the bubbly and super witty girls and talked holiday shopping, thanksgiving plans, and of course, pop culture.



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OK! Magazine: So how do you guys feel about performing at the unveiling?
We’re really, really excited. I don’t think any of us have been in New York for the holidays. We’re really excited to see the window unveiling.

OK!: So we’re all ready to start holiday shopping. Which one of you is the biggest shopper?
Fifth Harmony: 
Dinah: I’m the biggest thrift shopper. I like the sales—I like sales shopping.

OK!: What are you most excited to get or give this year?
I love buying presents for my friends. I just recently started doing it because before I didn’t have any money ever. Now that I have money, I like picking things out for each individual friend that would make them really happy.


OK!: If you had to buy a Secret Santa present for one of the girls in the group, what would it be?
I would buy her something that’s pumpkin.
Fifth Harmony: Who is it?
Normani: You have to guess who it is?
Fifth Harmony: Ally!



OK!: Are you obsessed with pumpkin?
I love pumpkin, but I like holiday scents. Winter is my favorite, so cinnamon, apple—love it!

OK!: Do you have a go-to Starbucks drink?
Pumpkin Spice Latte—so good! And then obviously hot chocolate.

OK!: Do you have a favorite Christmas song cover?
I love Mariah Carey.
Ally: Either “Noel” by Josh Groban or “Home for Christmas” by Amy Grant.
Normani: Christina Aguilera’s Christmas album! That’s all that plays on loop.

OK!: Camila, you said Justin Bieber. Do you have a favorite?
: Yeah. His Christmas album—the whole thing.

OK!: Why should people buy your EP for a holiday gift?
Camila: It’s $4.74.
Fifth Harmony: [Laughs]
Normai: It’s cheap, but pretty valuable, you know?
Camila: We co-wrote on it. We worked really, really hard on it. It reflects all of our eclectic taste in music.



OK!: Do you have some tips for holiday shopping with your best friends?
You should know what they like.
Lauren: If anything, you should subtly hint it. If you really don’t know what to get them, say, “Hey, I’m so excited that it’s Christmas. What do you think you want to get. I know I want to get this.”

OK!: What are you most thankful for in pop culture this year?
Miley Cyrus’ VMA performance [laughs]
Camila: I’m thankful for Macklemore with his songs about equal rights. I think he stands up for what he believes in—and “Thrift Shop.”

OK!: What’s a weird food that you eat on Thanksgiving that’s still really good?
Is fried turkey weird? No, that’s pretty normal.
Dinah: It’s kind of like bread pudding, but better. You put it in the oven. You cut up the bread. You pour the milk—I’ll say leche for you, [Lauren]—on top. It comes out and is super warm and soft and fluffy.

OK!: Are you going to any holiday parties?
Fifth Harmony:
We’re going to the AMAs. We’re going to the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade. We’re on the Goldfish float!

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