Gwen Stefani Opens Up About the Christmas Tradition She's Still Trying to Perfect

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Gwen Stefani is trying to make this Christmas the best one yet!

The 48-year-old singer will be hosting the holiday at her house, and opened up about the one tradition from her childhood that she's hoping to perfect for her kids this year. 

"I don’t like to brag, but I did have an incredible family and parents and grandparents,” Stefani shared during a Q&A at the Spotify Listening Party for her album, You Make It Feel Like Christmas, hosted by Fred Segal and Domino Magazine on Thursday. “I can remember my grandma, my mom’s mom, she was a redhead, Irish. I would call her crazy lady, she would probably like that, I think.”

“She used to do gingerbread villages. Like she would start and there would be the church and each one of us got our own gingerbread house and at Christmas, we would take it home and eat it. It was over the top,” she recalled, adding that she tried to recreate the tradition two years ago -- but it was "a complete disaster." 

“[It had a] horrifying taste. I don’t even know how I did it. I think I used the wrong molasses. It was different molasses in it, so I’m trying to figure it out," Stefani said. "This year is the year though! I have to do it.”

The former Voice coach also opened up about her upcoming Christmas special for NBC, revealing that she's "so nervous" for people to watch, but enjoyed "every second of doing it." A host of famous faces like Chelsea Handler, Ken Jeong, Seth MacFarlane and Ne-Yo will join the singer for the special -- including her boyfriend, Blake Shelton. 

"There's no news here. Blake's on there. I'm lucky about that," she gushed. 

Gwen Stefani’s You Make It Feel Like Christmas airs Tuesday, Dec. 12, at 9 p.m. ET/PT on NBC. 

Stefani opened up about spending the holidays with Shelton and her kids while speaking with ET last month. Watch below. 

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