OFFSTAGE: Jason Aldean Dreaming of a Quiet Christmas

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Jason Aldean wants to go see Santa at the mall. You’d think that after the hustle and bustle of a tour like his, the mall at Christmastime would be the last place he’d want to go. But Aldean told People magazine that’s the stuff he looks forward to. “Things that simple to me are really cool,” he said of taking his daughters Keeley and Kendyl to shop or to see Santa Claus with his wife Jessica. Other than the mall, it sounds like home is where his heart is. “I’m on the road so much during the year, so what I look forward to the most is being home with my family, ” he said. “This year, the tour went really well, the album has done really well and good stuff has definitely outweighed the bad. All that other stuff is kind of in the past, and we’re just looking to have a great year in 2013.”