Luke Bryan and his family are looking forward to spending some quality time together this Christmas, and they have a specific activity that they do every year on Christmas Eve.
“We have a pajama night and we do chili dogs on Christmas Eve, and we’ve always done that,” Bryan shared. “My mother comes up and we go shop. She makes me go shop with her, so we have to pick out all the right stuff. We have to get the proper buns, the proper wieners. It’s very important. All beef wieners for the chili dog cooking. It’s a ritual. So, we’re eating chili dogs in pajamas, and so it’s special anytime you can come up with fun traditions and hold true to them.”
Other than preparing a special meal of chili dogs on Christmas Eve, Bryan says the thing he most looks forward to every Christmas is watching his sons enjoy it.
“My favorite part of the holidays obviously is watching the kids – watching the boys’ excitement for what they may or may not be getting and watching them tear open Christmas presents on Christmas morning,” he says. “You got the fireplace going. You got Christmas music on the TV. You’ve got – you get up at 6am. You’re exhausted and you’ve got all your family there. It doesn’t get any better than certainly waking up on Christmas mornings and just having that special time.”
Bryan did not share what’s on his Christmas list this year, but whatever it is will have a hard time beating the present his wife Caroline once got him. She found his late brother’s old pickup truck and bought it for him.
“By far the best Christmas present I have ever gotten and will ever get was when my wife Caroline went and found my brother’s old pickup truck from 1996 that they found the VIN number and it was down in Louisiana and it was still on the road,” he says. “And her and my dad went down, they picked it up, brought it to Nashville and Christmas Eve night pulled into the driveway with it, and let’s just say that yes, the tears were flowing, and it will never be topped.”