Blake Shelton Shares Touching Holiday Memories

The singer opens up during “Red, White and Air Force Blue Christmas” radio special.

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Blake Shelton is typically known for his dry humor and off-color comments, but this holiday season, the superstar gets a little more personal as the featured artist on this year's “Red, White and Air Force Blue Christmas.”

During the one-hour radio special produced by the Air Force Recruiting Service, Blake will open up about growing up in Ada, Okla., his last Christmas Eve spent with his father before he passed away, his favorite holiday memories and much more. In addition to the interview portion of the show, select songs from Blake's 2012 Cheers, It's Christmas album will also be featured on the program.

“[Christmases as a kid] were the greatest,” Blake recalls. “It almost seems like they didn’t happen now. They were so awesome. Everybody was happy. It was the perfect Christmas situation. You learn to appreciate those good times, and you go out of your way to recreate that again.”

“Red, White and Air Force Blue Christmas” has been a holiday tradition going on 12 years. The special is sent to more than 2,000 country stations across the United States and the American Forces Network in mid-November.

Previous country artists who have appeared on the Air Force holiday show include Reba McEntire, George Strait, Faith Hill, Toby Keith, Lady Antebellum, Lee Ann Womack, LeAnn Rimes and Darius Rucker.

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