Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott has accepted bandmate Charles Kelley’s Christmas challenge. Earlier this month, Charles challenged Hillary to watch A Christmas Story in its entirety. If she viewed the entire holiday film and gave 15-minute updates, he and his wife, Cassie, would then donate $5,000 to the charity of her choosing.
On Dec. 20, Hillary accepted the challenge and allowed fans to follow along during her viewing of A Christmas Story through her Instagram stories.
“I’m going to watch A Christmas Story tonight,” she shares on Thursday afternoon. “I’m taking Charles up on his challenge. My plan is to Insta story-prove that I’m watching this terrible movie every 15 minutes.”
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The charity she chose was the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. She later shared that the organization has a special place in her heart as her grandfather battled with leukemia before losing his life.
“My PawPaw fought a hard battle with leukemia and got his angel wings seven years ago and that’s why I chose this organization,” she says. “I am so excited to watch this movie knowing that money will be going to an incredible organization.”
During one of her 15-minute updates, Hillary had a revelation that she shared with viewers.
“I’ve realized that if you take off the glasses, Charles, he kind of looks like you when you were younger. Is that why you love this movie so much?” she says of the film’s main character Ralphie Parker.
As the film progresses, her love for Ralphie diminishes. At one point, when he leaves his friend who accepts a dare to stick his tongue onto the school flagpole only to have his tongue freeze onto the pole, Hillary is disappointed.
“Sooo cruel, and they abandoned their friend? No,” she captions the scene. “Super disappointed in Ralphie. #Notcool.”
He wins her over eventually though, even if his dad doesn’t. “I’m loving Ralphie’s imagination. His dad is creeping me out a little bit,” she adds.
Eventually Hillary’s viewing party is over and she couldn’t be more excited to have accepted Charles’ challenge for a good cause. That doesn’t mean she’ll be watching the 1983 holiday film again anytime soon though.
“Now that the viewing party is over I would like to formally, with the biggest most gratitude filled heart, say thank you for your donation to LLS and I’m never watching that movie again,” she concedes.