Find Out Why the Scent of Fries Reminds Jane Lynch of Christmas

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This week we caught up with the hilarious actor Jane Lynch as she cruised through N.Y.C. to promote her new project with Febreze, #12Stinks of Christmas, a song with an accompanying music video that stars Lynch and her former Glee castmate, Matthew Morrison. The quirky track, sung to the tune of the popular holiday medley The 12 Days of Christmas, highlights the various odors that are likely to make an appearance at any festive family gathering, and addresses how to combat them. Luckily we got to steal the entertaining Lynch for a few minutes during the launch party to discuss Christmases of the past and future—and got her to dish on her upcoming projects as well. Hint: Best of Show fans will be thrilled.

Check out the Q&A below.

What’s your best holiday memory?
"When I was a kid, we would get McDonalds on Christmas Eve, and that was a big deal because the closest one to the south side of Chicago was a 35 minute drive away. I remember opening the bag and smelling those fries, and even now when I smell them, it reminds me of Christmas Eve."

And your worst?
"I don’t know if I have a bad memory. My dad did drop the turkey once. We didn’t tell anybody and he said, “no one will know.”

Are you spending the holidays with your family?
"Yes, they’re great people. They [the nieces and nephews] were good when they were kids too, but I wasn't as interested in them. Now they’re wonderful young adults and we have a blast."

Your dogs too?
"No, I haven't had a Christmas with my dogs. I have a friend who comes over who they actually love more than they love me."

Can you share any news on the upcoming project with Christopher Guest?
"It's a wonderful thing. It's called Mascots and is about Mascots—it’s a whole subculture. As as all of Guests’ movies do, they culminate with an event at the end. In this case, it’s a competition that actually does happen: The mascots do a 2 to 3 minute routine, and whoever’s the best gets crowned 'Best Mascot.' It's with all the usual suspects, including a bunch of new people, too."

That sounds amazing.
"It was hilarious. I did a scene with Mike Hitchcock, Don Lake, and Parker Posey, and we were all just looking at each other going, 'it doesn't get any better than this.' We love each other so much and hold each other up, and Chris just gives you a couple juicy tidbits and lets you go."

When will we see it in theaters?
"It’s going to be on Netflix, so you can watch it over and over again. Chris likes to take his time editing and he’s very particular, but hopefully soon!"

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