Jana Kramer opens up about her first Christmas with daughter Jolie Rae

By: Gibson Johns

Jana Kramer has had quite the year.

In the months after giving birth to daughter Jolie Rae Caussin in January, the country singer split with athlete Mike Caussin, opened up about her abusive first marriage and made an emotional, heartwarming run to fourth place on ABC's "Dancing With the Stars."

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Heading into the holidays, then, Kramer was ready for some downtime at home with her baby girl. After all, this was her first Christmas with Jolie Rae, so she wanted to make it special, despite her increasingly busy schedule. She may not have had time to get a real tree this year, but she created a festive, holiday environment thanks to Air Wick Scented Oils, which replicated some classicholiday scents in her home.

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#ad Nothing says strength quite like a #DesignerSmile. I'm smiling through the new year with @OpticWhite. Who's with me?!
Merry Christmas!!!!!!! I hope everyone has a beautiful day filled with so much love and joy. (Photo by @brookekellyphotography)
Have finally taken advantage of Jolie's naps to sit down and read my favorite authors new book. I'm almost done and @emilygiffinauthor you have done it again....what an incredible book. There's a reason you are my favorite author. Your books have made me cry, feel hopeful, examine my own life, and truthfully a nice escape at times too. For anyone needing a new book do yourself a favor and pick up this book. Better yet any of her books. I highly recommend them all!!! #naptimebookclub #momtime
Last minute stocking stuffer idea!! The #busygirlbangle is my favorite and makes the perfect gift. Even better, it’s 40% off with promo code BangleBuy. @gogirldesigns
Last night in Cabo with my gorgeous mommas ! @bethp11 @andrea_pintar_rothe @kvwoodard
Already into Momma's shoes. I turn away for ONE second. But thanks baby girl helping momma pack for her girls trip!
Vegas you were so fun! Thanks to @diamondresorts for being family.
Hangin out with my favorite human in New York #friendssincehighschool90210 #bff #winks
And that's a wrap!!!! #chopped @chefmarcmurphy @gzchef
It’s #cybermonday and it’s the last day to get my favorite hair tie bracelet 40% off. Promo code BusyBuy. @gogirldesigns #busygirlbangle
Too busy to shop but hitting up @reebok online to snag some fitness swag for some of my fav peeps this season! #sp
Having major @dancingabc withdrawals! I miss @glebsavchenkoofficial and the whole crew and all the friends I made! I will say it's nice to not be nervous today or freaking out that I'm gonna forget the steps or fall. I sure as hell miss everyone though!!!! Who misses watching?!?!
Behind the scenes photoshoot with @fordfairchild styling by @stylelvr & @tarrynfeldman #circles
Hanging with my best friend backstage before the show. She's loving the 70s wall paper!!
Summerfest you were ahhhhmazing!!!! #treehillcentral
FEED ME MOM! #mygirl #circles
My world....my girl. @brookekellyphotography #circles

I caught up with Jana Kramer to talk about her favorite moments from "Dancing With the Stars," spending the holidays with her growing daughter and what her plans are heading into 2017.

Check out my full interview with Jana Kramer below:

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