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If you’ve been in a store lately, you might have noticed that we went from Halloween to Christmas with nothing in between. But there are some that — before they start dreaming of a white Christmas — are dreaming of a golden turkey, green bean casserole, sweet potatoes with marshmallows and buttery, fluffy biscuits. Even big country stars like Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley are looking forward to Thanksgiving before they trim their tree.


The co-hosts of the Nov. 8 CMA Awards recently visited the crew at “The Chew,” and Thanksgiving was definitely on the brain. And for Carrie, this Thanksgiving with her little family is a bigger deal than ever.

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“For the first time in our relationship, my husband will actually be around for Thanksgiving because he was a hockey player and he’s retired now,” she said. “So, we went to Canadian Thanksgiving. I get two Thanksgivings, and now I get our Thanksgiving.”

Carrie admits she’s already in planning mode for Thanksgiving dinner. “I plan so far in advance, and I have all my recipes and I’ll chop everything the night before and put it in Baggies,” she said.

Now Carrie is a vegan and says she also does tofurkey—tofu made to taste like turkey—but she’ll have a real turkey for husband Mike and son Isaiah.

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Brad didn’t even attempt to pretend that he had anything to do with creating the holiday dinner at his house, but instead gave huge props to his wife Kimberly Williams-Paisley.

“I don’t cook. My wife cooks. She has figured out Thanksgiving. And that might be the only one she has figured out as far as cooking goes,” he joked. “Kim really likes to cook. She tries to be creative and she really shouldn’t do that.”

Hmmmm …

Where would you rather have Thanksgiving dinner—Brad’s house or Carrie’s house?

Based in Nashville, Tammy is a 20-year veteran of the country music community. She has worked in marketing, PR and artist development in the past. Follow her @TammyGooGoo and join the conversation @RareCountry
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