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Dec 21

Reba & Brantley Gilbert Spend Christmas with Family


Reba McEntire photo courtesy of The Valory Music Co.

Reba and her family love every part of the Christmas season, but the family has one special tradition they do every year before diving into presents. They sing “Happy Birthday” to Jesus and continue the celebration with dessert. “Narvel’s mom, Gloria Blackstock, makes a cake for Jesus for his birthday,” Reba said.

While Reba loves celebrating Jesus on Christmas, she also loves the part of the holiday that centers around Santa Claus and gift giving. “It is Jesus’ birthday and he gets so many gifts,” Reba explained. “Santa Claus and Jesus have gotten together and Jesus is sharing his gifts and Santa Claus is distributing to all the good little boys and girls.”

Brantley Gilbert has spent a lot of the year on the road and is looking forward to heading home to spend time with his very big family for the holidays. Brantley’s parents are divorced, but while Brantley is close to his dad, he admits to being a Mama’s boy. He’s also looking forward to spending time with his little brother. For him, you don’t have to be a blood relative to be family.

“The guys I ride bikes with, we’re inseparable,” he said. “I wouldn’t trade one of ‘em for the world. I have a really big family and I value that a lot. Even the people from Valory [his record label], since we’ve been with them, I mean, they’re family now too. Once we’re in business together, we’re family. “

Brantley shared one of his favorite holiday recipes with GAC – Phlegm! Don’t let the name fool you though – Brantley says the brownie/pudding/Cool Whip combination can also be called ‘Chocolate Delight.’ Get the recipe >>

Stars like Vince Gill, Martina McBride, Scotty McCreery and more shared their favorite holiday memories with GAC as well as some of their favorite gifts. Check out our Holiday Memories channel to see who picked out a wedding band with their mother and who spends their holiday singing!


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