With Christmas Day fast approaching, Dustin Lynch is looking forward to spending time with his 5-year-old niece and 1-year-old nephew.

Lynch says the kids are "both a handful," but he loves being an uncle this time of year.

“They both joust for attention at the house,” he says. “[But] I’m really good at being an uncle. I’m really good at having fun with ‘em for an hour or two, and then giving ‘em back.”

Lynch bought his nephew some Tonka trucks and tractors for his birthday, and he plans to add to the collection for Christmas. Lynch's niece, on the other hand, is very clear about what she hopes to receive.

“She knows what she wants from Santa two years in advance, it feels like,” he says.

Lynch hosted a Christmas concert in his hometown of Tullahoma, Tenn., earlier this month with Jimmy Robbins, Adam Sanders, Rhett Akins and Jerrod Niemann. The event raised over $15,000 for the Tullahoma News’ annual Karing for Kids campaign, which provides local children in need with warm clothes and shoes.

“I read over what every charity was about, and this seemed like a good fit,” he explains to the Tullahoma News. “It seemed like something kids would benefit from. Buying a coat and shoes is a little bit different than buying a toy that somebody’s going to get bored with next week. I wanted it to be something that lasts a little bit longer.”