December 21, 2020

Reba McEntire Shares Her Favorite Christmas Memories

 Reba McEntire has graced us with a couple of Christmas collections, including 1995's Merry Christmas to You and 2006's Secret of Giving: A Christmas Collection.

She recalls one of her favorite Christmas memories when she was a young girl in Oklahoma. "The funniest thing I can always remember about Christmastime is my older brother Pake, when we were kids at home, he'd always be the first one to jump out of bed and run down the hall, and he'd just run down the hall with his underwear on," she says. "And he'd say, 'If y'all don't hurry up and get up and get in here, I'm opening all the presents by myself.' But he knew it was a standing rule we all had to be in there before anybody could open up a present, but I can still see Pake running down the hall."

When her son Shelby was just a little boy, she recalls one Christmas morning when he was so excited about what "Santy Claus" brought him. "I'll never forget one (Christmas) morning I woke up and I was laying on my left side and I felt something, and I opened up my eyes, and Shelby was three inches away from my face. He said, 'Mom, you're not gonna believe what Santy Claus weft for me.' And so, he said you've got to come here. I got up out of bed and went in there and there was this little tractor trailer set that he had just fallen in love with at the store. He's seen it, and he said, 'I can't believe he bought this for me.' He was so cute."

Reba's creative and entrepreneurial ventures continue to establish her as a household name across music, television, film, theater and retail. The Country Music Hall of Fame and Grand Ole Opry member has won 15 American Music Awards, 13 ACM Awards, nine People's Choice Awards, seven CMA Awards and two Grammy Awards in addition to several prestigious leadership, humanitarian and milestone honors. 

She is also an acclaimed actress with 11 movie credits to her name, a prominent role on Broadway and starred in the six-season television sitcom Reba. Most recently debuting her Reba Beauty cosmetic line, she has separately enjoyed a decade-plus lifestyle brand partnership with Dillard's. Online education platform MasterClass invited Reba to offer her wisdom and knowledge as one of world's best creators in a series out now.