Laine Hardy Shares His Holiday Picks In ‘This or That: Christmas Edition’

Laine Hardy recently sat down to share his Christmas favorites with Country Now by completing our “This or That: Christmas Edition” quiz….


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December 21, 2020


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Laine Hardy recently sat down to share his Christmas favorites with Country Now by completing our “This or That: Christmas Edition” quiz.

The American Idol champ revealed his holiday picks when it came to cookies, Christmas lights, festive foods and more. Check it out below.

Hardy, who recently landed a spot on Country Now‘s list of Artists to Watch in 2021, recently dropped his own version of the holiday classic, “Please Come Home for Christmas.”

Out now, the holiday tune showcases Hardy’s beloved vocals and offers a new take on the classic song.

“I’ve always had the Eagles version of this song on my playlists during the holidays,” Hardy shares. “Especially with everything going on right now, there are going to be a lot of people missing family and loved ones this Christmas. So I wanted to make my own version of the song, and hope it lifts people up this year.”

This isn’t Laine Hardy’s first holiday release. The singer previously shared a cover of “Blue Christmas” in 2018.

“Please Come Home for Christmas” follows the release of Hardy’s “Tiny Town,” which serves as an ode to small-town living.

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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.