CMA Country Christmas: Kelsea Ballerini’s Holiday Favorites [Exclusive]
'Tis the season!
And to ring in the most wonderful time of the year, some of our favorite acts are joining forces at the CMA Country Christmas special airing tonight (Nov. 28) at 8 PM EST on ABC, including Kelly Clarkson, Andra Day, Rascal Flatts, Idina Menzel — and our very own PopCrush Presents rising act-turned-country radio superstar, Kelsea Ballerini.
It feels like only just yesterday that the "Love Me Like You Mean It" was in our studio crooning her hit tune. Since that day, she's notched a No. 1 US Country smash ("Peter Pan"), hosted ABC's Greatest Hits, headlined her own The First Time Tour and now only continues to rise as a fabulous force to be reckoned with in the country-pop scene.
To celebrate her upcoming performance tonight — she's performing a jazz rendition of "My Favorite Things" with Joey Alexander — Kelsea dished about a few of her favorite Christmas things to PopCrush.
Check it out below, revisit her performance for PopCrush, and be sure to tune in and watch Kelsea and the rest of the talented performers on CMA Country Christmas tonight.
If you had to choose your favorite holiday dish, dinner or dessert, what would it be and why?
I feel like the holidays are the perfect excuse to eat all the sweets, but my favorite is hands down peppermint bark.
Do you have a favorite ornament that you put on the tree?
My mom has collected ornaments since I was little so she has all the ones I've made throughout my life, but this is the first year I'm going to have my own Christmas tree, so I will be going to Hobby Lobby and getting all the cute ornaments!
What is your favorite Christmas song and why?
"Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas," because I have memories of listening to it every year around my house since I was little.
What was the best Christmas gift that you ever received?
My Mom got me my first really nice guitar the Christmas we moved to Nashville.
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