Christmas Breakfast With Eric Church

Family's Holiday Tradition Will Bring a Tear to Your Eye

Be prepared to wipe a tear from your eye if you want to partake in Eric Church’s favorite holiday tradition.

Each year, he and his family gather around the breakfast table and share uplifting stories of hope and joy that really bring the spirit of Christmas to life.

“My grandmother, when she was alive, would always come over, and every year she would bring this Christmas story, and some of them were gut-wrenching,” he recalls. “I’m not going to lie to you.

“They were just heart-tugging stories about people who had … a Christmas miracle, who had something happen to them – something magical for Christmas that had turned their life around, whether it was a homeless person or just anything,” he said.

Church says his grandmother would search all year long to find the perfect story to read with her grandson at the table. Now it’s his mom’s duty to continue sharing — and it doesn’t look like the tradition will stop there, either. His wife Katherine plans to carry it on for their son Boone and Boone’s little brother-to-be.

“That’s something I’m going to do with my family,” Church said. “And Katherine and I have talked about it.”

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