Exclusive: Nolan Gould Dishes on the Holidays and the “Modern Family” (Video)

Congrats to the cast of “Modern Family” on their recent SAG and Golden Globe Award nominations.

We recently chatted with one of our favorite cast members, Nolan Gould, to find out what’s in store next on the show. “Claire is running for town council and she’s having a huge debate with Dwayne Bailey,” Nolan told us. “Her family tries to help her out by setting up a mock debate in their living but it’s pretty crazy and we just ream on her and keep buzzing her when she does something wrong.”

And the holidays are right around the corner, so what’s on Nolan’s wishlist? “I’m thinking of getting some musical instruments or accessories for my instruments.” And what instrument does Nolan play? A stand-up bass!! That’s right, he plays a 6-foot tall instrument.

Watch the full interview below. New episodes of “Modern Family” return to ABC January 4, 2012.