Top Country Favourite Holiday Traditions December 23, 2018 LIFESTYLE, LISTS, NEWS Everyone has a certain tradition that they follow during the holidays. Whether it’s opening gifts on Christmas Eve or playing a hockey game with your oldest friends, we all have something that we do every holiday season. Holiday traditions help us take a step back from our busy lives and focus on what is truly important. Even country music’s biggest stars have holiday traditions that they follow every year! Check out some of these favourite holiday traditions from your favourite country artists and let us know what your favourite holiday traditions are on social media! David James “Every Boxing Day, I play a game of hockey on an outdoor rink with a handful of my old high school friends. We’ve been doing it for ten years. For many of us, it’s the only time we get to see each other and reconnect all year.” View this post on Instagram What are ya waitin for, the ice to freeze? Let’s play. A post shared by David James (@davidjamesmusic) on Dec 6, 2018 at 7:19am PST Meghan Patrick “Watching Christmas Vacation on Christmas Eve with my family.” View this post on Instagram Walls Come Down is officially in the top 10 at radio! I am so grateful for the support my fans and friends at radio have shown for this song…keep requesting like crazy at your local station, let’s get this baby all the way to the top! #WallsComeDown 📷: @thereviewsarein A post shared by Meghan Patrick (@megpatrickmusic) on Dec 4, 2018 at 10:39am PST Tim Hicks “One of my favourite holiday traditions is celebrating Trinidadian Christmas on Christmas Eve with my wife’s family. My mother-in-law is from Trinidad, so we celebrate with her side of the family that night. It’s always a blast, the food is incredible! Doubles, samosas, potato stuffing, chickens or Cornish hens… so good!” View this post on Instagram Huge shoutout to @lindsayell for joining me in #Edmonton during the #GetLOUDTour for a surprise performance of our single #TheWorstKind! You’re a rockstar! ❄️🤘 📸: Lindsey Locke A post shared by Tim Hicks (@timhicksmusic) on Dec 4, 2018 at 11:55am PST Andrew Hyatt “Opening one gift on Christmas Eve! I’ve been doing it since I was a kid and still love and look forward to it.” View this post on Instagram 2019 is shaping up to be WILD ! Let’s Get It !! Repost from @sunfestcountry using @RepostRegramApp – GOOD MORNING SUNFESTERS!!! Sunfest Country is proud to announce our THIRD wave of 2019 recording artists! Get ready for The Washboard Union, Cody Johnson, Mitchell Tenpenny, Aaron Goodvin, Andrew Hyatt, and Shawn Austin to fire up Sunfest Country crowd at Laketown Ranch next August Long Weekend. . Get your weekend and single day tickets here: http://bit.ly/2vX9HXR just in time for Christmas🎅🎄🎁. This is one show you are not going to want to miss!! . Remaining regional recording artists will be announced in the springtime to complete our Sunfest Country 2019 lineup!! 🤠🎤🎸 . #sunfestcountry2019 #thecountdownison #staycountrysunfest A post shared by Andrew Hyatt (@theandrewhyatt) on Dec 6, 2018 at 1:37pm PST Jess Moskaluke “This one is a little strange, but when my brother and I were kids, my mom got this decorative elf doll that we appropriately named Chuckie. It was far creepier than it was cute, and it was about 3 feet tall. In an attempt to get our mom to get rid of it, we started hiding it in her closet, behind chairs, etc. to scare her. It became sort of a tradition, and it’s something we still do to this day! We were doing it before elf on the shelf was cool! (That’s a weird one, I know.)” View this post on Instagram When your mama tells you to stand on a weird snowbank by a tree because she wants a picture… you stand on a weird snowbank by a little tree! 📸: @rhondamoskaluke A post shared by Jess Moskaluke (@jessmoskaluke) on Dec 3, 2018 at 6:11pm PST Kira Isabella “My favourite holiday tradition is baking with my mom.” View this post on Instagram ☺️ @olemajorlyindie A post shared by Kira Isabella 🇨🇦 (@kiraisa1) on Nov 26, 2018 at 5:10am PST Dan Davidson “We’ve got a few in the Davidson house! One of my favourites is playing games with the family on Christmas Eve. Now that my three sisters and I are all grown ups (well legally anyway) it’s hard to get us all together in one place at once. Playing games (cards, board games, etc.) always brings me back to being a kid. We’ll have some eggnog, listen to some Buble and its awesome! My sisters and I used to always have a game of street hockey or head down to the outdoor rink too which I loved so much!” View this post on Instagram Hideous #maui ….. #timelapse #sunset #polynesianshores A post shared by Dan Davidson (@itsdandavidson) on Dec 4, 2018 at 8:18pm PST Brett Kissel “Very simple. We get a sheet of plywood, tie it to the back of a ski-doo with a rope, and all the kids pile onto that piece of plywood. We lay on our bellies, and hang on for dear life. Last one is the champion. We call this redneck sport Plywooding – and I am the returning Christmas champion.” View this post on Instagram “Early to bed, early to rise. Fish all day. Make up lies.” . . . Except I ain’t lyin’ when I tell you I caught a 1 pound “rat fish” yesterday in Kitimat and @itsdarty caught a 170 pound halibut. What a memorable day of fishin’ – even if it was raining like crazy! #BeautifulBC #WeWereThatSongTour A post shared by B R E T T K I S S E L (@brettkissel) on Nov 21, 2018 at 7:17am PST Vanessa Marie Carter “My Dad still reads me The Night Before Christmas, and does some pretty great sound effects.” View this post on Instagram Hii Santa I’ve been nice 🎅🏽 A post shared by Vanessa Marie Carter (@vanessamariecarter) on Dec 6, 2018 at 8:25am PST Bobby Wills “We gather as a family on Christmas Eve for dinner and the kids open presents. It’s been the same thing every Christmas for me since I was 18-months old.” View this post on Instagram My girls laughing ”at” me, not with me… #WouldntChangeAThing #FlyBaby A post shared by Bobby Wills (@bobbywillsmusic) on Nov 2, 2018 at 7:08am PDT The Abrams “As kids we would count houses with Christmas lights (we got up over 1000 one year) and we’d listen to Bruce Cockburn’s Christmas album as we opened gifts. We still try to do both.” View this post on Instagram Couple of bros on music row. #nashville #newsongs A post shared by THE ABRAMS (@theabramsmusic) on Dec 6, 2018 at 1:45pm PST Aaron Goodvin “It’s my new favourite tradition – going to the Franklin, TN theatre and watching It’s a Wonderful Life with Victoria.” View this post on Instagram Yo @teddysphotos confession. We made it to your concert but we did go to Bridgestone first thinking you were there, turns out @kevinhart4real is over there. We found ya though. We’re here. A post shared by Aaron Goodvin (@aaronjgoodvin) on Oct 6, 2018 at 6:54pm PDT Shawn Austin “Simply taking some time off with family and friends, picking out a good Christmas tree, and eating far more than I should.” View this post on Instagram Unreal! You guys are all the best! You’ve been streaming this one like crazy and because of that we’ve hit 1 million streams of #YouBelong in less than 3 months! How much further can we take it! 🙏🏻👊🏻🤘🏼 A post shared by Shawn Austin (@shawnaustinmusic) on Nov 29, 2018 at 4:50pm PST Martina McBride “We do a 1000-piece puzzle every year. We start it shortly after the first of December, put it on the kitchen island and just work on it on and off until it’s finished. I love sitting with it each morning as I have my coffee. When friends come over they will pitch in. I’ve had Christmas parties where guests work on it. It becomes quite the conversation piece.” View this post on Instagram It really is the most wonderful time of the year! As the @birchlane Host for the Holidays, I paired my own favorite antiques and sentimental heirlooms with @birchlane holiday decor to really bring the season to life in our home. 🎄✨ Comment some of your favorite holiday traditions or your favorite antiques! I want to hear about them. #birchlaneholiday A post shared by Martina McBride (@martinamcbride) on Dec 4, 2018 at 8:07am PST Jojo Mason “Growing up in SK, it would always snow on Christmas! So me and the family used to open presents on Christmas Day morning, get bundled up and go tobogganing for a few hours, come home and cook brunch together. Everyone had their job in the kitchen!” View this post on Instagram LADIES AND GENTLEMEN WE HAVE A WINNER!!! They must know me well cuz daaaaaang y’all know I ain’t ever lost a staring competition especially when it comes to Cookies!! Thank you for all your comments!!! @trainmasterproductions !!! Please DM the @cpholidaytrain so they can get all your info!! HAPPY HOLIDAYS EVERYONE!!!! A post shared by JoJo Mason (@jojomasonmusic) on Nov 30, 2018 at 2:52pm PST Check out some favourite holiday recipes from your favourite country stars right here!