Blake Shelton And Gwen Stefani Reveal Details About Their Chaotic Christmas

With the holiday season in full swing and Christmas right around the corner, Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani are sharing…


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December 12, 2019


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With the holiday season in full swing and Christmas right around the corner, Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani are sharing details about their holiday plans and traditions.

Shelton admits things tend to get a little crazy when it’s time to open presents, especially with Stefani’s sons, Kingston, 13, Zuma, 11, and Apollo, 5, around.

“You know, it’s chaos. Let’s just face it,” the “Hell Right” singer shared with E! News. “At our house, it’s literally chaos. There’s not one thing outside of just—they have that moment when they run through the wrapping paper wall that she sets up every year. That’s about the only thing that I think consistently happens. You know, one year, there will be a fight over a toy that the other ones didn’t get. And the next year, they all get along.”

When it comes to Christmas traditions, the couple has adopted a unique kitchen ritual.

“Me and Blake will have, like, a tradition of always trying something new that we’ve never—like, just look on the internet and find, like, a recipe, ‘That looks delicious. Let’s try that!’ You know,” she shared on the red carpet prior to The Voice this week.

In 2018, the pair made an Italian dish known as a Timpano Dome, which includes pasta, cheese and meats wrapped in a butter crust. Even though Stefani was hoping to bring the dish back again this year, Shelton won’t budge on their plans.

“I wanted to do it again,” she confessed. “But he’s like, ‘No, our tradition is not a tradition.’ I was like, ‘Okay, let’s move on.’”

Shelton and Stefani’s Christmas celebrations will likely begin after they wrap this season of The Voice. The finale is scheduled to air Tuesday, December 17 on NBC.

Before that, Shelton will release his new album, Fully Loaded: God’s Country. Out Friday (Dec. 13), the album features 12 tracks, including seven previously released hits and five new songs. One of the new tracks on the record is “Nobody But You,” Shelton’s new duet with Stefani.

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.