Country legend Travis Tritt is just like anyone else come Christmastime – he wants to spend it with the people he loves the most.
“I can’t think of anything that goes together better than family and Christmas,” he told Rare Country in a recent interview before his performance at Charlie Daniels’ 80th Birthday Volunteer Jam. “I am very lucky because my wife and I have three beautiful children that are getting older now – I have an 18-year-old, a 17-year-old and a 13-year-old – but Christmas remains a very special time.”
Anyone passing by the Tritt residence can clearly see that the holiday means much to this family.
“We’ve always decorated our entire property – we have a 75-acre farm in Georgia – with lights and make it so the public can drive by our estate and see the Christmas lights and get people more into the holiday spirit,” Travis says. “It always helps me to see Christmas lights and it helps a lot of other people, too.”
And when it comes time to get together for Christmas Eve, Travis and family know that quiet time is sometimes the best time. “On Christmas Eve we all gather together and read the Christmas story from the Bible,” he explains. “We sing Christmas songs together then in the living room before we go to bed.”
And just a few hours later, Christmas is celebrated in grand fashion. “Christmas day is an opportunity to celebrate not only the birth of our Lord but also the opportunity to gather together as a family.”