Ree Drummond Shared How Her Family Celebrates Christmas, And Now I Want An Invite

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When I imagine what Ree Drummond’s holidays are like, I mainly just picture a whole lot of delicious food. But in a recent interview with People, Ree shared the details on how her family celebrates Christmas on the Ranch, and it’s everything I could’ve hoped for and more.


“We have Christmas Eve dinner at [my husband] Ladd’s parents’ house in town—beef, mashed potatoes, burgundy mushrooms, the works,” she shared. “Then we go to Christmas Eve service and come back to open presents with Ladd’s brother and his family.”

As for Christmas morning, Ree serves biscuits and gravy while her, Ladd and the kids open up gifts.

“It’s very relaxed. Christmas and Thanksgiving are the two days of the year where we know the spurs are going to stay off the boots because the family doesn’t have to work. It’s such a nice—and rare—treat!”

When it comes to decorating for the holidays, Ree said she prefers to keep things simple and low-key.

I love nutcrackers, as I was a ballerina growing up. I love candles; the lighting is spiritual. And a real Christmas tree—I couldn’t live without the scent in my house,” she said.

As for her signature holiday dish? Her famous cinnamon rolls, and prime rib.

“I’m a cinnamon roll evangelist. As for meals, I love prime rib. I hardly ever make it outside the month of December anymore, so whenever I make it, it smells like the holidays to me.

Colleen Matthews
Raised in Fayetteville, Arkansas, Colleen grew up cheering on the Razorbacks, fishing with her dad, learning about southern hospitality from her mom, and enjoying the best of The Ozarks. When she's not writing, she's likely spoiling her black lab, playing pranks on her husband, chasing around her nieces and nephews, or rearranging her house.

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