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Dec 6 2011 - 6:32pm

It takes a really good cause to get celebrity moms and dads to leave the comfort of their homes on a weekday night in the middle of the holiday season. Baby Buggy [1] — the charity founded by Jessica Seinfeld that distributes new and gently used baby products to New York City families in need — is one such cause. The organization has given away more than 50 million baby products since it started, and for its 10th anniversary, Jessica organized a night of comedy featuring none other than her husband, Jerry Seinfeld [2], as well as Jon Stewart [3] and Colin Quinn. The comedic lineup drew a crowd of celeb supporters including Kelly Ripa [4] and Mark Consuelos, Bridget Moynahan, Chrissy and Nigel Barker, Ali Wentworth and George Stephanopoulos, Rosie Pope, Kyle MacLachlan and Desiree Gruber, and Hugh Jackman [5] and Deborra-Lee Furness. I took my place on the red carpet and spoke to the stars as they entered the event, asking them about their own wish lists for the holiday season. See what they had to say!

Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos

Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos have a full house of of tots — Michael, 14, Lola, 10, and Joaquin, 7 — and their holiday wish lists probably sound the same as many parents':

Kelly: World peace? Peace in the house? I want my daughter to stop asking me for a cellphone. I want my children to do their homework the first time I ask. My wants are simple. They're not anything you can buy in a store. I want less whining all the time!

Mark: I'm with you!

Ali Wentworth and George Stephanopoulos

Comedian Ali Wentworth, whose husband George Stephanopoulos served as the evening's master of ceremonies, is looking for a little downtime from the couple's daughters Elliott, 9, and Harper, 6.

Ali: I just want a massage. I just want a break! I want 12 hours of sleep. A little alone time with my husband. The things you can't really buy!

Chrissy and Nigel Barker

Chrissy and Nigel Barker opened up about mixing up holiday traditions with Chrissy's Southern background and Nigel's British one. In terms of a holiday wish list, they went the more practical route.

Chrissy: It's so sad, it's new luggage. Because he travels so much!

Nigel: To be honest with you, what's on my list is corny stuff. It's peace on earth. Every year you read the news and see what's going on and it couldn't be more dramatic and more crazy. I would love for us to have some sort of breakthrough in the Middle East. Who wouldn't be happy with that?

Rosie Pope

Four-and-a-half months pregnant with her third child — she already has JR, 3, and Wells, 10 months — Rosie Pope was glowing at the Baby Buggy event. On her holiday list is a new bag!

Rosie: I want a bag. I always carry our diaper bag from Rosie Pope Maternity and I love it. But I feel pressure to carry something that isn't a diaper bag. I'm so boring this year. And a nap, every night!

Hugh Jackman

Hugh Jackman [6], who's starring in a one-man show on Broadway — Back on Broadway — eight times a week, said he's a very lucky man:

Hugh: I really feel like I have everything I could ever want. I'm on Broadway, my family's here, my parents are coming in from Australia. I would want more than one night off a week, so maybe that!

Jessica and Jerry Seinfeld

The evening's hostess, Jessica Seinfeld, and talent, Jerry Seinfeld, try to escape from the madness of the holiday season.

Jessica: We just like to be away as a family in our little snowy respite that we go to with no phones going and no emails coming.
Jerry: Right, right. That's a great vacation if you can get out of touch a little bit.
Jessica: The kids off the Wii and reading a bit.

Bridget Moynahan

Bridget Moynahan, a longtime supporter of Baby Buggy, told us about an app she wants for the holidays:

Bridget: I want this new app, My Little Piano [7], for your iPad, so you can learn to play piano through your iPad. I just need someone to buy it for me!


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