Celeb Watch: 'High School Musical' stars share holiday wishes; watch video
http://www.usatoday.com/life/people/...celebwatch.htmBURBANK, Calif. — With High School Musical 2: Extended Edition out on DVD Dec. 11 and the big-screen High School Musical 3 going into pre-production in Salt Lake City come April, what more could the East High Wildcats possibly want as the holidays approach? USA TODAY's Will Keck finds out.
Chad, Troy's best friend and basketball teammate
On his wish list: "New CDs. Dropkick Murphys and White Snake would be cool."
A favorite holiday tradition: "I'm half Italian, so we've got to make ricotta balls. They're ricotta, wrapped in a dough that's fried and covered in cinnamon sugar."
His hope for Chad inHSM3: "He was saving up for his dream car in the last one, so I hope he gets a Mustang."
Taylor, science fan and part of Gabriella's circle of friends
On her wish list: "I'm having a regifting party because of all the gifting suites we go to. You get cameras, iPods, hair products, so I'm going to invite everyone over to my house."
A favorite holiday tradition: "Grandmama's pumpkin pie."
Her hope for Taylor inHSM3: "To travel around the world with Chad."
Troy, a star on stage and on the basketball court
On his wish list: "I'm constantly breaking things, and I go through skateboards pretty fast. So a new Sector 9 Longboard would be nice."
A favorite holiday tradition: "I always help pick out a natural, chopped-down-in-the-woods tree, so our whole house starts to smell like Christmas."
His hope for Troy inHSM3: "To win another basketball game — maybe even nationals."
Gabriella, Troy's partner onstage and off
On her wish list: "My driver's license. I plan on taking my test really soon."
A favorite holiday tradition: "Putting up the Christmas tree together as a family. I love doing themes. This year is going to be gold and crystal."
Her hope for Gabriella inHSM3: "We're all going to be seniors, so I hope she gets into a good college."
Chris Warren Jr.
Zeke, basketball player with a crush on Sharpay
On his wish list: "Some simple, normal shirts, because the ones I'm always dressed in have little speckles on them."
A favorite holiday tradition: "We always save one gift to open on New Year's."
Hope for Zeke inHSM3: "For Zeke and Sharpay's relationship to expand. Maybe have their first kiss. And maybe go on to pursue a career as a chef."
Sharpay, Vanessa and Troy's main musical competition
On her wish list: "Christian Louboutin heels."
A favorite holiday tradition: "My great-grandma has passed the tradition of Christmas cookies on to my grandma and my mom. The recipe is top secret."
Her hope for Sharpay inHSM3: "To win prom queen. She didn't get the musical in the first one. She didn't get the guy in the sequel. She needs to be prom queen!"