Thanksgiving is here and celebrities are getting ready to celebrate.
Speaking with Fox News Digital, the stars shared their favorite Thanksgiving traditions and what they’re thankful for this holiday season.
“I’m thankful for my health,” said Gary LeVox of Rascal Flatts. “I am grateful for my family. I am grateful that the pandemic is over. I am grateful to be working. God, just to have… air in my lungs, you know, that in itself is a blessing because, I mean, I just, you know, we lost so many people during COVID. I mean, I could count that there were over 20 friends and acquaintances that I knew had passed away during COVID.”
For LeVox, Thanksgiving holiday traditions are all about three things: “football, great food [and] sweatpants.”
Anna Faris is grateful that all her children are happy. Faris shares her son Jack with her ex-husband Chris Pratt, and she is the stepmother to her husband Michael Barrett’s two children.
“I’m so thankful that all three of my children — I have two stepchildren and a 10-year-old son — are really happy right now, because when they’re not happy, that’s hard,” Faris said. Faris’ co-star on “The Estate,” Australian actress Toni Collette, says she is grateful “for the opportunities and adventures that come my way.”
Christian music singer Matthew West is looking forward to the Christmas season as it gives him the opportunity to spend some much-needed quality time with his family.
“I’m a traveling musician and being gone is the story of my year, so there’s something very special about when the schedule and the shows and the tour bus pulls up and I come back to Nashville and walk in the door, and it’s officially Action. Thanksgiving, or it’s officially Christmas,” West said. “That family time is precious and sacred. I have some favorite traditions, but a lot of them have to do with the time we spend together.”
Canadian singer Lindsay Ell agrees with West.
“My favorite Christmas tradition is hanging out at home. We travel so much throughout the year that it’s nice to have some time, sit in some sweatpants and watch good movies and eat good food,” she said.
Jason Momoa says his favorite holiday tradition revolves around his kids and he spends time watching great movies like “Home Alone.”
Meanwhile, Jessie James Decker is already anticipating the next big party, noting that her “favorite Christmas tradition is…putting up the Christmas tree with the kids, drinking apple cider and listening to Christmas music.”
For Joe Jonas, the goal of the Thanksgiving holiday is “to be with family” and, of course, food.
“Growing up, it was all about watching football and hanging out with friends and family… just being together, and that’s what matters,” Jonas said, adding that when it comes to food, he puts “as much sauce as possible on everything.” ”.
“I think the tradition…is that I still separate the different foods on my plate. My dad always had to separate, and I think he continues ”.
For Alison Sweeney, Thanksgiving is about taking inventory of everything in her life that she’s thankful for, saying she’s “grateful for so many things.” She explained that she is very grateful for her children and “for her health” and “for this incredible life” that she has.
“As a parent, I love celebrating Thanksgiving because it’s an opportunity to stop and be grateful and share that experience with your children and help them see how grateful you are,” Sweeney said. “I started something with my kids where I ask them to write down three things they are thankful for every night, and it can be little things like, ‘I didn’t have to take out the trash today,’ or ‘I’m thankful for my dog,’ just to spend a minute thinking about what you’re grateful for that day and make it a lifelong habit.”
Sweeney also admitted that Thanksgiving is his favorite holiday of the year, mainly because Thanksgiving is his “favorite food of the year” and something he prepares every year.
“I think about it a lot throughout the year, and I really aim for it, preparing myself physically and mentally for this day. ‘What time am I going to eat? What am I going to eat first? What will this plaque entail?’” Sweeney said. “I love everything. I love the smell of the kitchen, and I start doing the sides and stuff three days in advance, and I love it. I love every part of it. I don’t even care about the cleanup afterward. I love everything about it. “