Scotty McCreery, like most country artists, doesn’t get to see his family and friends very often during the year, since he’s on the road so much. So, the holidays give him some quality downtime with them.
“It’s tough being on the road and not seeing them as much during the year,” says Scotty. “But the holidays is always the time you can get together as a family and just reflect on the year and spend some quality time together.”
Some of the things his family does around the holidays is watch some classic movies, including The Santa Clause movies, Home Alone and The Christmas Story.
Scotty, who is making his way up the country charts with his latest single “Southern Belle,” released his own collection of holiday tunes, Christmas with Scotty McCreery, in 2012.
Scotty McCreery (favorite Christmas song) OC: …my favorite. :18
“My favorite Christmas song comes from my favorite Christmas album, and that’s Elvis’ Christmas album. I was an Elvis fanatic growing up. It was ‘Blue Christmas.’ When I was making my album [Christmas With Scotty McCreery], I knew I was going to put at least one Elvis song on there, so it came down to just deciding that nobody was going to sing ‘Blue Christmas’ like Elvis Presley, so we did ‘Santa Claus is Back in Town.’ But ‘Blue Christmas’ is definitely my favorite.”
Scotty McCreery (Christmas movies) OC: …all the time. :11
“Some of my favorite holiday moves areThe Santa Clause 1, Home Alone: Lost in New York, all of those are good ones. The Christmas Story, now that’s a classic, The Christmas Story there. That’s on every Christmas. We watch it all the time.”
Scotty McCreery (spending the holidays) OC: …together, you know? :13
“My favorite part of the holidays is spending time with family. It’s tough being on the road and not seeing them as much during the year, but the holidays is always the time you can get together as a family and just reflect on the year and spend some quality time together, you know?”