Rascal Flatts Reveal Their Favorite Christmas Treats and Songs

December 25, 2019

Please don’t gift Rascal Flatts a gingerbread house.

In an exclusive interview with RADIO.COM, Gary LeVox, Jay DeMarcus and Joe Don Rooney discussed some of their favorite holiday traditions and their answers may surprise you.

In regards to special treats they only have at Christmas, Gary’s choice was candy canes.

Joe Don is a big fan of Jay’s homemade holiday chilli, which must also mean he only makes it in the month of December. While Jay’s preference is for a Christmas morning breakfast casserole.

As far as edible gingerbread houses, they aren’t huge fans of the seasonal decoration.

When asked if he eats them, Gary was quick to respond in the negative, but it was Joe Don who offered a more stark warning.

“You have to be careful about gingerbread houses, there’s some plasticity going on there,” the 44-year-old said.

As far as holiday music, they are equally split on a favorite.

“My favorite Christmas song would probably be “Mary Did You Know?,” said Jay of the 1991 Michael English hit that has since been covered by hundreds of artists over the years.

“Mine would probably be “Silent Night,”’ responded Gary, before Jay jokingly chimed in again by repeating his choice. “Mary Did You Know?”

“Mine would be “I’ll Be Home for Christmas,” added Joe Don. But Jay refused to accept that answer and once again mentioning “Mary Did You Know?”

Even after it was revealed that Joe Don was speaking of the country trio’s own version of “I’ll Be Home for Christmas,” Jay continued to infer his choice was still the best answer by once again hysterically stating, “Mary Did You Know?”

Despite their differences, all three are huge fans of Christmas tunes having recorded multiple holiday songs over the years.

Back in 2008, the group included three Christmas songs (“White Christmas,” “Jingle Bell Rock” and “I’ll Be Home for Christmas”) on their “Greatest Hits Volume 1” album.

Eight years later, they released their first full Christmas album, “The Greatest Gift of All,” in 2016.

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