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Jason Aldean, Taylor Swift, Cassadee Pope & MORE Remember Favorite Christmas Traditions, Gifts & Music


Christmas is tomorrow, and we all have favorite traditions that we look forward to, and we all have that one perfect gift that we once received that can’t ever be topped.  Well, country stars like Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney, Taylor Swift and more have their favorites as well.  Take a look.

I was a big Star Wars nerd for a while … when I was a kid, like 5,” Aldean recalls. “And I remember one Christmas, I woke up and I had all the figures. I say all of them. It was probably, like, 10 of them. Which, for me, might as well have been all of them. And then I had the big Millennium Falcon — the big ship — all this stuff. I mean, I was kind of a poor kid,” he said. We didn’t get stuff like that all the time.” – Jason Aldean on his favorite gift

Growing up in the South, I can just remember hearing that a lot,” Chesney said. “I mean every Christmas, you heard Alabama. You heard Randy Owen singing ‘Christmas in Dixie.’ It’s just one of those songs that my hometown radio station played every year. I always remember loving that song.”- Kenny Chesney on his favorite Christmas song

“My mother’s maiden name is D’Agastino, so coming from an Italian family on her side, for Christmas Eve we always have homemade pasta,” he said. “That’s sort of a tradition that I had growing up and it’s continued since I’ve been married and we look forward to that every Christmas Eve, having a big pasta dinner Christmas Eve and getting up Christmas morning and making eggs with spaghetti sauce, which is a cool deal at our house.” – Tim McGraw on his favorite Christmas Tradition

Colbie Caillat has a great Christmas album I’m obsessed with. I love the She & Him Christmas stuff. Bing Crosby, of course. “All I Want for Christmas Is You” by Mariah Carey. Beach Boys have great Christmas music. Train has this song called “Shake Up Christmas.” I have so many favorite Christmas songs right now.” -Taylor Swift on her favorite Christmas music.

“I received a guitar one Christmas and that really inspired me to write. Cuz I had been writing until then, but it was only lyrics, and that inspired me to write melodies and progressions. It inspired me to be a musician.” – Cassadee Pope on her favorite Christmas gift.

“I wanted a twelve string guitar when I was a kid because all of the people I listened to from Stix to Boston to John Denver played a twelve-string guitar, and I never had one. I begged and pleaded for a twelve-string guitar for 14 Christmases, and my father told me up until Christmas Eve that ‘there’s no way you’re getting a twelve-string guitar. You spend too much time in your room playing your guitar as it is.’ On Christmas eve he said, ‘we’d better go get him that guitar, cuz he won’t be happy with anything else.'” – Travis Tritt on his favorite Christmas gift.

“My favorite Christmas gift was a sled that my grandparents gave to me.  She gave one to me and my brother and we almost broke our necks on them every year until we broke the sled.” – Chris Carmack aka Will from “Nashville” on his favorite Christmas gift.

I grew up in Arizona, so we didn’t have like a white winter kind of deal.  Me and my family and a couple other families would go out to the desert and bring a big turkey and just kinda have a cookout in the middle of the desert. We’d ride four-wheelers and horses, which was kind of a cool way to spend Christmas. So whenever I think of Christmas, I always think of the desert.” -Dierks Bentley on his favorite Christmas Tradition.

“I have great memories of getting up early and going and jumping on your parents’ bed and getting them up, then of course you tear open the presents and then it’s done and it’s like eight in the morning, and you’ve got all morning now to wish you had more presents to open. We had great Christmases growing up. I really, really enjoyed them. Mostly, we’d go to the beach ’cause there it’s summertime. Load up the station wagon and head off to the beach.” – Keith Urban on his favorite Christmas tradition.

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