Brett Eldredge Talks Christmas Memories, Reveals Holiday Plans

He'll be spending the holidays with his parents, brother and sister-in-law.

Brett Eldredge Talks Christmas Memories, Reveals Holiday Plans
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 29: Brett Eldredge during the 85th Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at Rockefeller Center on November 29, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)

Brett Eldredge is a well-known fan of Christmas. The singer channeled big band crooners like Frank Sinatra on his 2016 Christmas album, Glow, and he has performed at numerous Christmas shows and events. It’s hard to think about Christmas without remembering precious Christmas traditions, and Eldredge revealed to Sounds Like Nashville that his favorite memory of the holidays is “cramming into my aunt’s converted attic with my aunts, uncles, cousins, brother and parents for a fun few days back home in Illinois.”

Childhood memories are part of what makes the holiday season so special, and for Eldredge, those memories and the nostalgia that comes along with them are the reason he’s such a fan of Christmas in particular.

“I am a kid to the core; I love something that brings that sense of wonder back into my world,” he says. “Christmas does exactly that. I don’t know what I’d do without it.”

Eldredge usually looks forward to going back home to Illinois around the holidays, and while the singer shared that he won’t have the opportunity to do that this year, he still plans to be with his family, which is what matters most.

“I am not sure,” he says of his Christmas plans for this year. “For the first time in my life I won’t get to go home and although that’s sad, I am a firm believer that home is with your family. I’ll get to be with my parents and brother and his wife, and that will make me happy and grateful!”

No matter how he celebrates, Eldredge will be holding onto what the holidays mean for him, which is hope. “It means hope,” he shared. “It means beyond money, gifts, toys and parties, we have a time to be gentler on ourselves and each other and that is something I believe we will always crave in our heart.”