OFFSTAGE: Keith Urban on Christmas and Jumping on Beds

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It’s hard to picture Keith Urban doing anything but being cool, but apparently there’s a side to him that’s a little more uninhibited. Or there was. He told CMT Radio that when he was a little kid, he used to be very enthusiastic when Christmas morning arrived in Australia. “I have a great image of getting up early and jumping on my parents’ bed and getting them up,” Urban recalled. “Of course, you go and tear into your presents and then it’s done — and it’s like 8 in the morning. You’ve got all morning now to wish you had more presents to open.” Urban will be on hand to celebrate the holidays, sans bed jumping, on the CMA Country Christmas special airing Thursday night (Dec. 20) on ABC.