Jordan Smith is gearing up to deck the halls in all sorts of ways!
To accompany his first-ever holiday album, ‘Tis the Season, the season 9 winner of The Voice will star in an hour-long Christmas concert special airing across the nation throughout the month of December (check your local listings with updates at JordanSmithOfficial.com).
“The special is about me inviting some of my fans, friends and family into the studio, and getting to play with a live band,” Smith tells PEOPLE exclusively. “I got to perform songs from my album ‘Tis the Season in an intimate studio setting, and I got to tell some stories behind the songs.”
During the “really fun, happy, heartwarming event,” Smith sang renditions of many holiday classics, including “O Holy Night,” “Silent Night,” “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town” and “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch,” as well as “Mary, Did You Know,” which Smith performed during his time on The Voice.
Smith is delivering a bumper crop of holiday cheer this year. In addition to ‘Tis the Season, he will also star in BYUtv’s Christmas Under the Stars on Nov. 26, the CMA Country Christmas special on Nov. 28 and NBC’s Christmas in Rockefeller Center on Nov. 30. The 23-year-old is currently on a tour with Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith through Dec. 18.
“Getting to perform these holiday songs for people every night is so uplifting and inspiring,” he says. “They hold so many memories for people, so getting to share that with everyone is really rewarding.”
For Smith, sharing the holiday with his Kentucky family is a highlight of the season.
“Growing up, my faith was a big part of our family, so Christmas was always a very special time,” he says. “Even as a kid I would always make it home for Christmas, no matter where I was. It’s definitely all about family and I love that we all get to come together and say what we’re grateful for and reflect on what passes in our lives each year.”
This holiday is particularly special, because Smith will be celebrating his first Christmas as husband to his wife, Kristen.
“We are going to try to come up with some new traditions and, of course, spend time with each of our families and figure out how that’s all going to work—the mad dashes from my house to my parents’ house to her parents’ house,” he laughs.
“We just moved into a new home, so we’re going to have fun decorating and putting up a tree. We get ornaments every year with our names on them, so this year we got a cute little ‘Just Married’ ornament.”