Morgan Wallen Reveals What He Looks Forward to Most at Christmas

by Matthew Wilson

Morgan Wallen is imagining what Christmas will look like for him in 2020. The 27-year-old artist looks forward to spending time with his family and celebrating the holidays.

The “The Way I Talk” singer is most looking forward to his grandma’s home cooking.

“She’s the best cook in the family, so that’s something we always look forward to,” Wallen told Country Now. “For some reason, my mamaw knows how to make corn better than anybody in the world. I really like her sweet corn. I think I’m looking forward to that the most.”

Morgan Wallen Has Three Christmases

On a typical year, Wallen juggles between visiting several family members. It’s like three different Christmases rolled up into one. The Wallen brood is large and vast, and the singer visits both his mom and grandmother for the holiday.

“We usually have three different Christmases that we go to: I go to my mama’s side of the family on Christmas Eve night,” he said. In a year that didn’t have a global pandemic, the celebrations would usually be crowded with family. “Probably around 40 people usually come. It’s a decently large side of the family.”

When he visits his mother for the holidays, Wallen’s usually guaranteed a jam session or two. Perhaps, the singer would sing a rousing countrified edition of “Jingle Bells” or “Silent Night.

“There might be three or four people with a guitar that can actually sing and play, so that’s kinda fun,” Wallen said. On Christmas, Wallen usually goes to his grandmother’s house. “She lives on a farm. Her husband now is a cattle farmer. So we go over there and it’s really nice, close to the river. I usually, go and try to get my truck stuck somewhere out there — hopefully not actually stuck! — but it’s nice to get out there and get away. I don’t normally have cell phone service, so that’s nice.”

Change of Plans Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

Finally, Wallen will celebrate with just his immediate family that Christmas night. But he’s unsure how this year will go due to the pandemic. He doesn’t know if he will see all of his family members.

“I don’t know how everything’s gonna look this year, obviously,” he continued.

COVID-19 health guidelines didn’t necessarily stop Wallen in the past. However, he seems to have learned his lesson after being booted from a guest appearance on “Saturday Night Live.” After the controversy, he has been on a redemption tour of sorts and looks to close out the year on a high note.