There is no doubt Carrie Underwood loves Christmas. Over the weekend, she shared her excitement with the holiday as she posted a photo to her Insta stories dressing as a reindeer with the caption, “Oh my deer, it’s Christmas!” 

Carrie shared with us her Christmas traditions as a child in Oklahoma, “For me growing up, Christmas was always just comforting. We always had the same stockings and the same tree, and the same decorations, and we would always decorate the weekend right after Thanksgiving. You know, flip the Christmas switch, put the tree up.” She added, “Now that we’re adults and have kids, we can go to the Christmas tree farm, and we can walk around, and we can pick out which one and ask Isaiah, ‘Which one do you think?’ Just things like that, making those memories. It’s just a joyful time of year.”

Underwood told us, “We were an artificial tree family growing up. It was easier, you know, but now in our own home, we do the real tree thing, and we kind of try to make that a little bit of a tradition. We go, and we pick it out. The boys have some say in which one we get, and they feel some ownership, and we all decorate it together and, of course, have Christmas music playing in the house.” Carrie also does some baking with her boys saying, “I make cookies that were my husband’s grandmother that my kids call Gigi. It’s her recipe, her ginger snap cookies, and we make those, and it’s super sweet. Isaiah loves to make Gigi’s cookies because he still remembers her a little bit. So, it’s something special we get to do.”

Underwood has been posting clips of her Christmas songs this week leading up to Christmas. Her most recent Instagram post shared a clip of new songs she added to her 2020 Christmas album. She captioned the video clip, “1 more week to Christmas! #MyGift.” 

Top Five Country Christmas Songs Of All Time

  • 5. Carrie Underwood - "Little Drummer Boy"

    With a cameo by her young son Isaiah singing adorably on this classic remake, it is no wonder this has quickly become a holiday favorite and makes his famous mom proud.

  • 4. Gwen Stefani (Featuring Blake Shelton) - "You Make It Feel Like Christmas"

    A wonderful song that puts you right into the holiday spirit. Gwen and Blake do this song beautifully together and seem to have fun with every word they sing.

  • 3. Brad Paisley - "Santa Looked a Lot Like Daddy"

    This is an excellent take on the 1960s original Christmas song by country music icon Buck Owens. Brad does this to perfection honoring his late friend. Garth Brooks also covered this song on his first Christmas album, Beyond The Season.

  • 2. Dolly Parton - "Hard Candy Christmas"

    Not initially known as or written as a Christmas song, this song comes from the soundtrack of Dolly Parton’s 1982 movie “Best Little Whorehouse In Texas”; this has become a classic and has been covered by many after Dolly, including her friend Reba.

  • 1. Brenda Lee - "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree"

    Possibly one of the best holiday songs in any genre; not a year goes by that we don’t spin this record on repeat.

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