Brett Eldredge Puts Lipstick on a Pig

Launches "12 Days of Brettmas" with "Aunt Janice"

One of the best things about Brett Eldredge is that he’s always good for a laugh.

In his first “12 Days of Brettmas” video on social media, he’s in the kitchen with his “Aunt Janice,” who’s played by his bearded guitarist Greg Carillo. Together, they do a little holiday appetizer demonstration to create the perfect batch of pigs in a blanket.

Their homemade recipe requires no kitchen knives, but lipstick is encouraged for the right presentation.

In reality, Christmastime with the Eldredge family is filled with laughter. Every year, they exchange gag gifts that they’ll probably never use. But regardless of whether the gifts are kept, it’s the memories they make as a family that matter most.

“We’re all opening gifts around the tree on Christmas Eve with my huge family,” Eldredge said during our interview, “and there’s always really funny gifts that come out. Like, you give the new guy that just married one of my cousins, you’ll give him granny panties or something really funny. The most important thing is that you spend time together and remind each other that we’re just having fun.”

Eldredge’s first Christmas album Glow was released on Oct. 28. The website Tipsy Little Elves is offering a selection of his favorite Christmas sweaters throughout the holiday season.

Lauren Tingle is a Tennessean and storyteller who eats music for breakfast, lunch and dinner. When she’s not writing or rocking out, she enjoys yoga and getting lost in the great outdoors.