Carrie Underwood: Christmas Traditions and Pjs
Carrie Underwood recently told us that she had already put up her family’s Christmas decorations before she headed West for a series of residency shows in Las Vegas.
In the same interview, Carrie told us about several of her Christmas likes, including the fact that she and her family like their Christmas tree to be real. She said, “We were an artificial tree family growing up. It was easier, but now, in our own home, we do the real tree thing, and we try to make that a 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.”
Underwood added, “I make cookies that were my husband’s grandmother that my kids call Gigi’s recipe. It’s her recipe, her ginger snap cookies; 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.”
She and the boys even dress in matching PJs, “For the past few years, we all get matching PJs. Either we get them, or somebody else gifts them to us, and we all match – my husband, myself, my sons, and our dogs. And getting my German shepherd into a Christmas sweater is no easy feat, I will tell you that.”
Carrie even shared some of her family traditions around the holiday, “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.”
She concluded, “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.”