Spaghetti And Meatballs? For Faith Hill And Tim McGraw, It's Not Christmas Without It

McGraw has been in charge of the Christmas Eve tradition for decades.

With more than two decades of marriage, eight Grammys, and three adult daughters between them, Faith Hill and Tim McGraw have been through a lot together.

But the country duo hasn't let money, fame, or professional obligations get in the way of cherished Christmas traditions. And one of those traditions involves meatballs.

That's right. In the McGraw-Hill house, Christmas Eve means spaghetti and meatballs.

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Passing Down Traditions

"Our family tradition for years has been pasta," McGraw revealed in a 2020 interview with the Country Music Association, per Taste of Country. "Spaghetti and meatballs on Christmas Eve. And that's sort of my job as dad to prepare the spaghetti and meatballs. That's a tradition that I've had since I was a child; I hope it carries on with them."

Italian Heritage

Every year the country singer draws upon his Italian heritage to whip up spaghetti and meatballs for his wife and their daughters Gracie, Maggie, and Audrey.

"We call them noodles and gravy," McGraw told Country Countdown USA back in 2016. "We have a lot of Italian in our family. I'm in charge of the sauce. It's a two-day process because I start the day before. I've got a lot of secret ingredients, but the girls are getting older, so I've got to start teaching them how to make it."

And just look at how scrumptious those meatballs look—we need the recipe.

For the Family

No matter what changes in their lives, Gracie, Maggie, and Audrey can always count on dad's spaghetti and meatballs on Christmas Eve.

"It is a little different around our house on the holiday when the girls have grown up," the country crooner told CMA in the 2020 interview. "We got one left this year, but she's leaving before Christmas. But they'll all be back.… They always like to come home and stay at the house, and we do the big tree."

The big tree in reference:

We think big might be a bit of an understatement.

What is your family's unique tradition? Will you be serving up some spaghetti and meatballs this Christmas?

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