Carrie Underwood reveals Christmas tradition she has with her sons that’s ‘got a lot of heart’

Carrie Underwood

She decorates her tree with photos of her sons.

Carrie Underwood’s a superstar with a lush new holiday album titled “My Gift” and an elaborate HBO Max special to match.




But if you imagine she has a glamorous department-store-worthy Christmas tree at home too, you’re wrong. It turns out hers is probably a lot like yours, especially if you have two little boys.

“Our decorations started out being very silver and gold,” she explained during a recent round table interview, “simple, but not super colorful.”

“And then Isaiah starts bringing home the things that they make at school, and that all went out the window in the best way,” she shared, mentioning her son, who is nearly 6 years old.

She said Isaiah is upstaging his younger brother Jacob, who’ll soon be 2.

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“We have a ton of pictures of Isaiah on the tree,” Underwood continued. “It’s basically the Isaiah tree with like two pictures of Jake thrown in there. I just ordered some new ornaments off of one of the picture apps, so Jake can actually get on the tree as well.”

It’s exactly the kind of tree the Oklahoma native loves.

“We had the same decorations every year, but there was something so nice about the familiar, just having that comfort…” she recalled. “By the time I was in my teens, they were gross-looking, but I did not want any new ones.”

“Any time mom would ever suggest getting new ornaments … I was like, ‘No! I love that 1980 ornament that one of your students … that you probably don’t even remember who it was brought you,'” she admitted.

It’s a Yuletide tradition she plans to continue with her boys.

“I want them to see their pictures from when they were little or that thing they made in kindergarten hanging on the tree. It won’t be Pinterest-worthy, but it’s definitely got a lot of heart,” she said.

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Underwood previously opened up to “Good Morning America” about more of her family’s holiday traditions.

“We always go to church, that’s an important part of our lives year-round and I feel it’s especially important to remember the reason we celebrate the holidays in the first place,” she said. “We love decorating the house as a family — the boys have their own tree they get to put anything they want on it.”

She also shared how the family is celebrating. “Our family is in Oklahoma and Canada, but like everyone, we aren’t sure what this year will bring in terms of being able to travel,” she said. “But at least the four of us will be together and that’s what matters most.”




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