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Dec 12

Country Stars Recall Favorite Christmas Presents

Lauren Alaina performs at the 2011 Country Christmas at the Bridgestone Arena on November 10, 2011 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)

Country stars revealed the best Christmas presents they’ve ever received on the red carpet of the CMA Awards and it sounds like pets were a popular gift choice! Guitars, toys and even baby sisters were also listed by country stars as memorable gifts from their childhood.

“I got a miniature dachshund when I was in the third grade,” Brantley Gilbert shared. “That was my buddy all the way up through high school.”

The Band Perry also received a pet one memorable Christmas, but it was slightly bigger than Brantley’s miniature dog. “I remember one year we got, the three of us, a carriage and a horse to pull it,” Kimberly Perry recalled. “We were so excited.”

For Lauren Alaina, her favorite gift was a set of wheels. “My little Barbie bike when I was like three,” she said. “I had a fit. I have the cutest little picture. I thought I owned the world that day so it’d probably be the Barbie bike.”

Several artists mentioned receiving their first guitars for Christmas, including Chris Young. “When I was a little kid, not a real little kid, but I got my first guitar,” Chris said. “That’s probably been more important than any other gifts I’ve gotten so far.”

Kimberly Schlapman of Little Big Town listed her favorite gift as someone near and dear to her. “My baby sister,” she said. “She was born right before Christmas.” Fellow LBT member Karen Fairchild didn’t try to follow up with her favorite gift memory. “I can’t beat that,” she said. “What am I gonna say, a camera?”

Watch this video below to find out what Scotty McCreery, Darius Rucker, Lionel Ritchie and more reveal as their favorite Christmas gifts and then tell us – what’s the best Christmas gift you’ve ever received? Lastly, if you’re like us and still not finished with your Christmas shopping, check out our Holiday Gift Guide for some great ideas! Or, bake your gifts using recipes from the stars in our 12 Days of Country Cookies section!


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