The days before Christmas can be so much fun as we listen to all the Christmas albums and songs stowed away for a year and will again come out next Christmas.
Country stars love Christmas, as it’s a time when they can come off the road and spend quality time with their families.
Lainey Wilson told us she has a Christmas album in her future, “The truth is I haven’t had enough time this year to create a Christmas record, but when things start slowing down a little bit, I want to write a record for Christmas. I might cover a few, but I want to write a Christmas record.”
Because December is summertime in his native Australia, Keith Urban’s holiday as a kid usually involved going to the beach. He explained, “We still love going to the beach at Christmas time, as long as we’re in Australia because it’s like the Fourth of July. It’s huge. Everybody’s out. It feels very celebratory. It’s in the 90s. It’s crazy, but having grown up with that, it feels very natural to me.”
He added, “We still had all of the same Christmas songs, so we’re in like 90-degree heat with shorts and tank tops singing ‘Walking in a Winter Wonderland,’ and I remember getting Christmas cards of like Santa on a surfboard, so that probably explains a lot.”
Blake Shelton and his wife, Gwen Stefani, have a special dish they make each Christmas. She told ET about creating new holiday family traditions with Blake and her boys.
Gwen said. “We started off by always trying to find something that wasn’t a tradition — like, let’s try something different, try something new.” She said that they “stumbled across” a dish called the Timpano Dome, noting that it’s “basically like a lasagna” but in a dome formed either with bread or pasta.” Stefani said they started the tradition a few ago, and now “that’s the thing.”
Gwen added that some Italians might “get mad about this” because typically there would be pasta wrapped around it, but they started doing a pizza dough because “it tastes yummy.” She concluded that she might “make the dough” herself this year, which would be “a lot on Christmas day,” so she may do it “the day before.”
There are a handful of country stars who just can’t get enough of Christmas, and as we get closer to the big day, we look at five country stars who go the extra mile to share their love for Christmas.