The contestants of The X-Factor walked the red carpet and were surrounded by the best in the business at KIIS FM’s Jingle Ball 2012 Night 1 on Saturday.

Obviously these hopefuls have so much to celebrate this holiday season, but what exactly are they looking forward to the most? Spending time with family, belting out their favorite Christmas tunes and eating lots and lots of food are just a few of the answers Chelsea Briggs got out of them!

Emblem3, always a pleasure to catch up with, listed off the many reasons they love the holidays. "The general high-spirits, love and community," Drew said. And here's a fun fact: the guys can name all nine of Santa Claus' reindeer!

Little diva Carly Rose Sonenclar is still living in the surreal moment and working on adjusting to her new life. "Everything's kind of up in the air for me right now. I don't really know what I'm going to be doing at that point, but I just love Christmas time -- it's fun." As far as gifts go, Carly keeps it pretty simple. "To win! That's a good gift." Think you can make that happen, America?

Cece Frey has been working her butt off to stay a part of The X-Factor and has been proving herself week after week. Now that the holidays are here, she's ready to just have a little break with her family. "I love Christmas. This is amazing because we're still in this competition, but I'm excited for once this competition comes to a close to have a little bit of time off to go home and spend with my family," she said.

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The silly girls of Fifth Harmony are always a blast to hang out with and Jingle Ball was no different. Chatting about the holidays, the list was endless when it comes to what the girls are most excited for. Trees, food, music, decorating, oh my! Can we spend Christmas with you ladies?!

Diamond White is another young star in the competition, but this girl doesn't just have vocal chops, she has the personality that makes her all the more adorable! So it makes sense that the one thing she's looking forward to this holiday season is something just as lovable. "I'm hopefully getting a puppy this year. I've been wanting a puppy for a long time," she said. Hey, Mom, Diamond TOTALLY deserves a puppy this year after dominating The X-Factor!

Which contestant are you rooting for to win the show? Also, what are you most looking forward to this holiday season?

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