Carrie Underwood has recently released her first-ever Christmas album, My Gift. The album debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's Country, Christian and Holiday album charts It features a combination of beloved traditional favorites celebrating the spiritual nature of the holiday, as well as several new originals. Two of the original songs are written by Underwood, frequent collaborator Brett James ("Jesus, Take the Wheel," "Something In The Water"), and her Cry Pretty co-producer, David Garcia.
Carrie says some of her Christmas traditions include a lot of traveling to visit her family and her husband Mike Fisher's family...but also cooking and celebrating the season. "My perfect Christmas, generally we do a lot of traveling around Christmas. We'll go see either my family or my husband's family," says Carrie.
"I'll spend all day cooking. I'll make a small turkey, even though I don't eat turkey. I'll make myself some tofurkey; cranberry sauce, of course. Of course, sweet potato casserole. You have to have that. That's one of my favorites because it's a side dish and dessert, but I'll just make a ridiculous amount of food. Just celebrate, have a fire, we wait for Santa and open our presents, then we're off to see the next group of family. It's all about watching it through my sons' eyes and just getting to spend time with family."