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David Nail Is Preparing for an ‘Amazing’ Christmas With His Twins

David Nail Christmas with kids
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David Nail and his wife Catherine are looking forward to a festive — but definitely not quiet — Christmas season as a family of four. The parents of 1-year-old twins Lawson and Lillian plan to host a big family gathering at their house this year, with a focus on their adorable children.

“Everyone has to come to us; we don’t have to go anywhere,” Nail tells The Boot. “It’s going to be amazing … I’m fired up for it. That’s all I’ve got to say.

“This is the first time we have the ultimate excuse. It’s like, ‘Hey, you want to see your grandbabies, you get to drive to us. This is where the party’s going to be.’ And it’s fun,” the singer adds. “They were technically born last year, before Christmas, but it was extremely hectic. I don’t really remember Christmas [of 2015], to be honest with you.”

One thing the Nails won’t need to spend a lot of money on is expensive toys to keep their toddlers occupied: “It’s going to be fun to buy them a lot of gifts that they have absolutely no clue what in the world they are,” Nail quips.

“Right now, their favorite things are Rubbermaid bowls. They’ve got a lot of toys they’re not interested in, but Rubbermaid bowls — genius,” the artist continues. “They can bang on them forever, throw them around, bang them against the floor. They can be entertained for at least 30 minutes.”

Nail is hoping that Santa doesn’t bring any toys that could potentially be harmful to his children — although he admits that that list of dangerous items is, to him, pretty extensive.

“I’m the worrier of the parents,” Nail reveals. “And so I’m constantly going, ‘Don’t touch that. Don’t open that door. Don’t walk in that direction.’ My wife’s kind of the hippie — like, ‘Hey, they’re going to fall. It’s a part of life.’ I’m like, ‘Well, one of us should be scared. One of us should have their best interests at heart.’ And so that’s who I am, which is probably pretty surprising to a lot of people.”

When The Boot caught up with Nail, early in the holiday season, he was still undecided about having a real tree or a fake one.

“My wife’s really bad about, if I leave for a few days and I come home, there’s usually something different about the house: We’ve added a piece of furniture; there’s something different, that usually always consts money,” says Nail. “But she really rearranged a lot of stuff recently, and for whatever reason, the first thought was, ‘Where’s the Christmas tree going to go?’ She informed me that we were going to get a real one, and I immediately vetoed that, just from the standpoint of, I’ve got two little kids running around, and I really don’t want to have to worry about that.”

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