Eva Longoria Parker thrives on stress
The `Desperate Housewives` actress - who is married to basketball star Tony Parker - loves nothing more than to invite all her friends and family to her house to mark occasions such as Christmas and Thanksgiving.
She said: "The hustle and bustle of the holidays is my break. I actually enjoy running around doing all of the shopping, preparing the food and all of that stuff. People get so stressed around the holidays, and I`m the exact opposite. My husband does a really good job of figuring out flights for everyone."
Though the 35-year-old beauty - who has her own chain of restaurants, Beso - loves to cook, she enjoys inviting her family to share in the catering duties.
She told Latina magazine: "I fry the turkey because I love the way it tastes and it`s easy. He`s Tony adapted to the Mexican culture rather easily because it`s all around him. Every year we have a tamaleria which involves all of the cousins, aunts, my mom and my sisters doing an assembly line to make tamales."
Eva is often left alone in her house because of Tony`s career, but she always tries to make sure she still has people around her.
She explained: "With Tony travelling, it`s great to have friends around. I love a house filled with people and the energy that comes. I relish when people come into town and visit and share new experiences."