Kelly Clarkson shares some holiday wisdom amid her divorce with Brandon Blackstock. The 38-year-old host opened up on The Kelly Clarkson Show about how to handle awkward situations during the festival time.
Moreover, she suggested Christmas songs to add to the holiday playlist such as Underneath the Tree and Under the Mistletoe. She also encouraged her viewers to opt for homemade gifts compared to store gifts.
“I love making stuff. Not only because it’s fun to create something, but also it’s, like, therapeutic. You’re just sitting there. Like, when I color with my kids, yeah I’m doing it because it’s fun with them, and they love it, and they ask me to do it, but also it’s, like, really soothing, oddly,” she shared. “I used to laugh at people when I saw adults with coloring books… and I didn’t get it. Now I am one of them. It’s really therapeutic and this has been a hard year.”
Clarkson also advised one of the fans.
“I do Christmas with my dad’s not-so-fun side of the family. This year, I used quarantine as an excuse to go with my mom’s side instead of by telling my aunt we were staying home, then accidentally put her in a group chat about going with the fun ones,'” the fan wrote. “Am I going to hell?”
“No, but you are in so much trouble,” Clarkson says with a laugh. “Here’s the thing, don’t lie. Just own it. And then be like, ‘Look, maybe this is your opportunity to become the fun ones.’ Just own it. You can’t lie.”
“In that situation, you just gotta be like, ‘Sorry it was a turd statement. I do stand by it, but maybe let’s do something to turn it around.’ A fun little family game maybe come up with? I don’t know,” she continues. “But basically, you dug that hole and you’re just sitting in it. It happens to the best of us.”
“I don’t like when people say, ‘Don’t talk about faith or politics or all the big issues’… That’s how we get here. That’s how we get to 2020. ‘Cause, no one talks about stuff. That doesn’t fix the problem. It doesn’t help in any way, shape, or form on either side,” she explains. “Why would you not want to have conversations about stuff like that? Because maybe, just maybe, what I think about something isn’t really right and I didn’t really think about it in that way or vantage point or perspective.”
Clarkson also reflected on her relationship with her mother, Jeanne Taylor to share an example.
“My mother and I are very different on some things, but wanting to be loved and respected and helpful and [have] a servant’s heart, there are a lot of core things there,” she says. “Granted, we are different in some other ways. But that’s not a problem.”
“That’s one reason why I love that I was born in America. People got to come here and you got to believe what you wanted to believe, and you got to who you want to be. That should be celebrated,” she continues. “But I do think no progress will happen, no change will happen unless we talk about it.”