‘Southern Charm’: Why Fans Will Never See This Christmas Photo of Craig Conover (Plus, Get an Exclusive Sewing Down South Discount Code)

Buddy the Elf has nothing on Craig Conover from Southern Charm when it comes to his love of Christmas. He dished with Showbiz Cheat Sheet that he can’t get enough of the Christmas movies on the Hallmark channel and chatted about the longstanding holiday traditions his family holds dear.

“Like the day after Thanksgiving, we decorate the whole outside of the house and you know, my OCD, like, lighting always takes like a long time and stuff,” Conover jokes. “I like Christmas Eve. My family always cooks a seafood dinner together, we all get new pajamas and the new edition of Guinness World Records. Then, we all pile in and watch Christmas movies.”

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He adds that his family also adopts a family in need. One of his favorite things to do during the holidays is to buy gifts for the family. “That’s probably where some of my altruistic nature comes from,” he said. “That was always a lot of fun, buying the other kids presents.”

He also divulged a little-known secret about a certain Christmas photo that usually hangs on the family’s wall. Conover says the photo was taken when he was in middle school and when Southern Charm cameras head to his house, he takes the photo down.

It’s the only picture he takes down before filming

“I was in middle school and my parents took us to church to take pictures,” he recalls. “It’s the only picture that I have them take off the wall when we film at my parents.” Showbiz Cheat Sheet asked if he could provide the photo for the article. Conover said, “No way.”

How bad could the family Christmas photo be? “We were wearing corduroy shirts with like pale jeans on and we all were as white as a ghost. I had a bowl cut and it was just the worst picture ever. Even now, we’re like ‘Mom, what were you thinking?’ She really doesn’t have an answer for us so I like to blame my hair.”

He also thinks the photo sparked his current obsession with making sure his hair looks good today. “Like how weird I am after the bowl cut I had,” Conover continues.

This is the only thing his family wants for Christmas

Conover shared that his mother has “secretly” been ordering pillows from Sewing Down South for Christmas. “Now all [my parents] wants are pillows, which is hilarious cause I tell them, I’m like you know, my mom’s name will pop up on our orders, like on Shopify,” Conover shares. “My partner will send me a screenshot and be like, ‘Did your mom just buy more pillows?'”

“We talked about it at Thanksgiving and I’m like, ‘Mom, I’m your son, you don’t need to buy them,'” he says. “So we always just secretly reimburse her and then mail them to her. And I guess she told me that my brother wants pillows for Christmas too.”

He also knows that Showbiz Cheat Sheet readers want Sewing Down South pillows too. So he’s giving readers an exclusive discount on some of the hottest items for a limited time only. Showbiz Cheat Sheet readers can use code CSGift for 15% off sitewide (excludes holiday collection). Or use CSBravo for 2 Bravocon Snowflake Pillow Covers for $70. But act fast. This insider sale starts on 12/15/19 and lasts until 12/20/19. Conover is also running specials through his 12 Days of Giving. For the next 12 days, he’ll reveal a new special on Sewing Down South’s Instagram page.