Carrie Underwood Explains Why Christmas Came Early in Her Home

Christmas came early in Carrie Underwood‘s house. The mother of two reveals she decorated for the holiday before Thanksgiving, due not to her excitement about the season, but rather her limited amount of free time over the next few weeks.

“My Christmas decorating schedule honestly depends on my schedule,” Underwood tells her record label with a laugh. “So this year, I decorated before Thanksgiving which is not really something that I would like to do. I think the ideal time to decorate for Christmas is the weekend right after Thanksgiving. It’s like Thanksgiving’s over, you just bust out all of the Christmas stuff. That’s when it really kind of starts getting chilly outside, and you get to start making fires in the fireplace and really start putting the Christmas presents under the tree.”

Underwood doesn’t say if her Christmas shopping is underway yet, but she does prefer to not have her tree up until she has at least some things wrapped.

“There’s nothing sadder than a Christmas tree up with no presents underneath it, so I don’t really think that you want to get your Christmas tree up too early,” says the singer. “But this year I was a little earlier than normal because we had Thanksgiving and then head out to Vegas for my Reflection shows and I had to get everything up before I left.”

Underwood has shows as part of her REFLECTION: The Las Vegas Residency at Resorts World Theatre scheduled through December 16. She recently added more dates into 2024, due to fan demand.

The American Idol alum’s residency began in 2021, and remains one of the more popular Las Vegas shows. When crafting her show, which includes aerialists, multiple wardrobe changes, special effects and more, Underwood looked to two of her biggest musical heroesDolly Parton and Reba McEntire, for inspiration.

“Sharing a legacy of putting on proper shows that, like Dolly’s and Reba’s, are extra — meaning filled with more of the glitz, glamour, extravagant wardrobe and staging that’s a part of our lives already — and tell a full, emotion and vibe-driven story with a beginning, middle and end,” Underwood previously  told The Tennessean. “I’m not just showing up and singing. Instead, I’m immersing the audience in song.”

Underwood’s Denim & Rhinestones [Deluxe Edition] is out. The record includes six new songs from her Denim & Rhinestones album, released in 2022.

“I like to think of the extra songs that we added for Denim & Rhinestones, for the Deluxe Edition is just an extension of Denim & Rhinestones as a whole,” Underwood says. “I definitely wanted all the songs to fit with the rest of the body of work, but it’s just more. It’s more denim. It’s more rhinestones.

“I feel like the vibe was so cool and I just enjoyed this era so much that I just wanted to keep it going,” she ocntinues. “So, I definitely feel like the songs fit, and if you liked the OG DNR, you’re gonna like the Deluxe Edition.”

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