Luke Bryan Opens Up About Christmas Plans and How the Holidays 'Bring a Lot of Emotions' (Exclusive)

The country star's family is excited to spend some time together.

Luke Bryan is making the best out of the holidays.

Earlier this week, ET's Keltie Knight sat down with the 41-year-old country star at his album release party at the iHeartRadio Theater in Los Angeles, where he opened up about his Christmas plans and how how his family deals with the many losses they've endured over the years.

"Our Christmases are... they bring a lot of emotions," Bryan expressed. "A lot of wonderful memories and a lot of emotions of, 'God, we wish so many members of our family were here.' But I tell you what, we as a family, we get together and we do have a fun experience."

In 1996, when the "Play It Again" singer was 19, his brother, Chris, was killed in a car accident. Then, in 2007, his sister, Kelly, suddenly passed away. In 2014, Kelly's husband Ben -- Bryan's brother-in-law -- died, leaving the country singer and his wife, Caroline, to take care of the couple's three children. Bryan and his wife are also parents to two boys, 9-year-old Thomas and 7-year-old Tatum.

"I think I even said on [The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy] Fallon the other night, we get all our fights out hopefully on the first night. But you know, it's the all-American Christmas," Bryan explained. "We just get the family in and we let the kids open one present on Christmas Eve."

"Caroline and I were on the phone. She was a little stressed about some of the Christmas shopping. I said, 'I'm gonna get back and I'm gonna go pick out some stuff to help ol' Santa,'" Bryan continued. "It wouldn't be Christmas without getting in some traffic, you know, the holiday stress where you gotta have a beer mid-afternoon just to calm down… well, maybe a beer around noon, not mid-afternoon."

Bryan added that his family is "excited" for Christmas and added that it'll be nice to be home.

"This will be our second Christmas in our home and we're still getting all the kinks worked out to the house. So we were prematurely in our home last Christmas," he said.

The singer also spoke with ET about his recent wardrobe malfunction and his "accentuated" hip thrusts. Hear what he had to say in the video below.

Bryan's new album, What Makes You Country, is out now.


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