It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The holiday season is officially upon us and the days are looking merry and bright. As we gear up for Christmas, we asked some of your favorite country stars, including Carly Pearce, Gabby Barrett, Ryan Hurd, Tyler Rich and more, to share personal photos from the past holidays as well as their favorite Christmas memories. Enjoy this warm, fuzzy picture gallery—from Sounds Like Nashville and your favorite country stars…to you and your family.
Merry Christmas and happy holidays!
Photo courtesy of Carly Pearce
Photo courtesy of Ryan Hurd
Photo courtesy of Danielle Bradbery
Photo courtesy of Chase Rice
Photo courtesy of Lindsay Ell
Photo courtesy of Tyler Rich
"The day after Thanksgiving every year, Sabina makes me dress up as a Gingerbread man, she is a reindeer, and we take our nieces on the Polar Express."
Photo courtesy of Jon Langston
Photo courtesy of Chevel Shepherd
"This is one of my favorite childhood holiday photos! I was at Browning Ranch where I learned to ride horses - on my riding instructor's horse Rocky!"
Photo courtesy of Adam Doleac
Photo courtesy of Gabby Barrett
Photo courtesy of Ross Ellis
Photo courtesy of Morgan Myles
"This is my grandfather's 1937 Ford truck. We take it every year to get our Christmas tree. It keeps his spirit alive during the holidays when we really miss him..."
Photo courtesy of Joey Hendricks
"I remember this Christmas vividly. I had seen a commercial for this robot and it said that it was able to pick things up. I begged my parents for it because I wanted it to clean my room for me haha. I remember waking up Christmas morning, seeing it under the tree and freaking out because I was so excited. It never cleaned my room though."
Photo courtesy of Emma White
"My [favorite holiday memory is my] parents playing Mitch Miller's holiday singalong on vinyl every year..."
Photo courtesy of Niko Moon
Photo courtesy of Lena Stone
"The bear in the photo with me is one I got for Christmas that year. He was my favorite bear - I loved him for so many years!"
Photo courtesy of Tyler Booth
Photo courtesy of Kelsey Lamb
"In this photo is me and my older sister, Amy, at Disney World in the early 2000s. When I was growing up, my parents would take all five of us kids to Disney World between Thanksgiving and Christmas for our annual family vacation. We would all share a connected two-bedroom hotel room for a week in early December... I actually associate Disney World with Christmas because I have so many memories as a child spending time there with family and seeing all the Christmas lights and the Christmas parade (everything was Christmas themed). The best part was the castle being decorated for Christmas! "
Photo courtesy of Spencer Crandall
“My favorite holiday memories always revolve around my family. It’s a time of year where we all get to slow down, hit pause and enjoy each other’s company, while catching up on what we all did that year. Growing up, we would always drive up to Colorado Springs to see our extended family and my brothers and I would play our game boys while my parents listened to Christmas music in the car. It’s those little moments that stick out as some of my favorite memories."
Photo courtesy of James Dupré
“Going home to Louisiana is always special, and even more so around the holidays. This picture was taken just last year, and as you can see Rellie was not happy in this particular moment, but her brothers were happy to be there for her first Christmas. Family is everything, and the holidays remind us of that.”
Photo courtesy of Cody Belew
“The moment when you realize you aren’t just going to have your picture taken in front of the iconic Santa’s Pub- you’re going to get in a mint condition Oldsmobile Regency with candy- apple red interior and Santa himself is going to get behind the wheel. That moment evolved into Santa opening the doors to his pub and allowing us to film the music video for my new single 'Hang Your Hat On My Christmas Tree' inside. This is a Christmas memory I’ll never forget.”
Photo courtesy of Gabrielle Mooney
"This is a pic with me and the family! This was our Christmas card pic because all were cracking up at each other. We always take our Christmas pics on Thanksgiving. My mom is adamant about pictures for the memories. I had black hair back then and this was before Shay was married with kids and Erica had her third baby. Take in every moment because they fly by and are gone before you even realize."
Photo credit: Scarlett Olivia Photography