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It’s been a whirlwind year for Sam Hunt, who’s barely enjoyed a day off with those Grammy nominations, a CMT Artists of the Year honor, three No. 1 singles and gold and platinum accolades.

Not that he minds it one bit, but I can only imagine he might enjoy a little bit of downtime this holiday season. With Christmas only a few days away now, it appears his vacation is just around the corner.

And for the Hunt family, Christmas is all about tradition. It’s kind of like Thanksgiving, except with much bigger desserts.

“We get together with my dad’s side of the family, and then for dinner, we get together with my mom’s side and exchange gifts,” Hunt said in a recent record label chat.

“Of course, myself and my brothers are well-past Santa Claus age, but Santa Claus still comes at our house when we wake up in the morning, so that’s cool,” he admits with a laugh. “I really appreciate the time with my family. It turns into more of a social thing now and less about the gifts and the food and all that sort of stuff.”

Here’s hoping Santa brings Hunt some relaxation with the rest of his gifts.