Blake Shelton Details Holiday Cooking Tradition With Gwen Stefani

Cooking for Christmas! Blake Shelton revealed some of his and Gwen Stefani‘s favorite holiday traditions — and the couple are big proponents of the culinary arts.

“Gwen and I, our cooking tradition has become during Christmas — and not just like your normal, typical [dishes],” the country singer, 46, explained in Us Weekly‘s exclusive clip from NBC’s Christmas in Rockefeller Center special. “But we always challenge ourselves and try to come up with a different, weird, complicated, difficult thing to cook every year. It started one year [when] she wanted to do a beef Wellington, which is not easy, by the way.”

The Oklahoma native explained that he and the No Doubt frontwoman, 53, try to do “something weird and new” every year. “Gwen’s family, there’s a lot of Italian blood in her family,” Shelton added. “And so there’s tons of pasta and there’s a reason that I have a chin like a stork the last five years. It’s because I’m hanging out with the Stefanis now.”

Blake Shelton Details Christmas Cooking Traditions With Gwen Stefani-'We Always Challenge Ourselves' 317 NYWICI's Matrix Awards, Arrivals, New York, USA - Oct 26 2022

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Although the couple — who tied the knot in July 2021 — collaborated on several duets, the “God’s Country” singer revealed that cooking with his wife is much easier than making music together. “Singing with Gwen is way harder than cooking with her,” he explained. “Cooking is easy for us because neither one of us really knows what we’re doing, and all we do is laugh the whole time. With music, we actually take [it] serious.”

Fans can catch the duo’s latest collaboration on Christmas in Rockefeller Centerwhich airs on NBC Wednesday, November 30. The twosome are scheduled to perform alongside musicians including Jimmie Allen, Katharine McPheeDan + Shay, Mickey Guyton, Alicia Keys and more. The two-hour special — co-hosted by Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb, Craig Melvin and Mario López — will also include a performance by the Radio City Rockettes and a bit by Amy Poehler and Maya Rudolph.

In between the musical numbers, the performers will share some of their favorite holiday traditions and explain what Christmas means to them. Stefani, for her part, asked her husband what Christmas felt like to him, and he had an adorable response: “You.”

The “Hollaback Girl” singer revealed that she and Shelton “bonded over” Christmas music earlier in their romance. “You make it feel like Christmas,” the Voices the judge joked, referencing their duet “You Make It Feel Like Christmas.” He quipped: “It’s not even Christmas tonight, but you make it feel like it is. … How cheesy is this bit?”

Christmas in Rockefeller Center airs on NBC Wednesday, November 30, at 8 p.m. ET.