OFFSTAGE: Lauren Alaina Wants Makeup for Christmas

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That’s what’s on Lauren Alaina’s Christmas list. Makeup. At least, that’s what she told Jennifer Nettles on the CMA Country Christmas show that aired Thursday night (Dec. 1). “I got to do pretty much everything I’ve ever dreamed of. I’ve just been super blessed,” she said of her big year following her American Idol success. “But if Santa Claus wants to bring me some makeup, I don’t think I’ll argue with him.” Before that conversation with Nettles, the show featured Alaina and her mom Kristy talking about what Christmas is like at their Georgia home. Like how they get furious when their decorations don’t work and how Alaina’s diet goes out the window when her mom makes meatloaf, mashed potatoes, pinto beans, cornbread and macaroni and cheese. And how love is better than a gift.

Alison makes her living loving country music. She's based in Chicago, but she's always leaving her heart in Nashville.