Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood are busy. Between Brooks’ international tour and promoting their best-selling new album Christmas Together, it’s safe to say that their schedules are a bit packed. But the couple doesn’t let their professional responsibilities get in the way of one of their most beloved Christmas family traditions—even if that means the tree stands bare for a few weeks.
“We're a blended family, you know,” Yearwood recently told ABC News, referencing the couple’s three daughters from a previous marriage. “I moved into this husband and three girls all at once, so our thing became decorating the tree together as a family, and we started that early on—twelve years ago when I first moved to Oklahoma.”
“The girls were younger,” she added. “And so now that they're older and in college and grown, we still do that. So our tree will go up right after Thanksgiving, but it won't have ornaments on it until we can get all three girls together and we get those ornaments out and put them on the tree.”
Yearwood also revealed that Brooks has a thing for ornaments. “Garth loves a gazillion ornaments on the tree, so we will go shopping every Christmas and buy more, even though we didn't need more” she says.
“And they all have a special meaning. You know, one of our daughters went through her Goth period, so she has all black ornaments. So there has to be one of those black ornaments that goes on the tree, because, you know, it's like it's got to be there. It's pretty cool that everybody has their thing that they love and it makes you a family every year.”
Now isn’t that sweet?