Tim McGraw
Every family has its own set of holiday traditions. Some spend the day opening gifts and stuffing themselves with turkey, while others volunteer at soups kitchens, sing in the church choir or take in a movie.

The families of America's biggest music stars are no different. At country music star Tim McGraw's house, the holidays are a time to celebrate his mother's Italian heritage.

"I grew up with pasta on Christmas Eve," he says. "So it's passed on to me now. I make the pasta every Christmas Eve. We have spaghetti and meatballs."

Tim says he doesn't mind doing the cooking…but don't ask him to pick up anything at the mall. "I like giving money so I don't have to shop," he says.

While Tim's favorite gift to give is one-size-fits-all, the best gift he ever received was a one-of-a-kind. "Our youngest daughter was born under 4 pounds, and she was seven or eight weeks early," he says. "[That year], we got to bring her home right before Christmas."
FROM: Oprah's Holiday Music Extravaganza
Published on November 30, 2009

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