We hope Marie Osmond doesn’t have a blue Christmas this year! The Donny & Marie star just finished her tour at the Flamingo Las Vegas and she wasn’t shy to reveal that she feels totally unprepared for Christmas. “Yesterday was my first day home since I left to go on tour, and let’s just say… I am so NOT ready for the holidays!” Marie wrote in an Instagram caption.

Even though the 59-year-old is just now getting into the holiday groove, she did explain how the tour got in the way of her seasonal decorating. “Sunday is supposed to be a day of rest — and I try to take that commandment seriously — so late last night Steve, Abby, and I put the tree up and gathered all the elves around the house (there used to be more elves and ornaments, but oh well)!” Marie added.

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Yesterday was my first day home since I left to go on tour, and let’s just say… I am so NOT ready for the holidays! Sunday is supposed to be a day of rest—and I try to take that commandment seriously—so late last night Steve, Abby and I put the tree up and gathered all the elves around the house (there used to be more elves and ornaments, but oh well)! 😂👍 • I have found the holidays bring out a great many feelings in the human experience…. kindness, stress, surprises and fun, but we also want the holidays to be perfect. But “perfect” just doesn’t exist, and if perfect is what we shoot for during the holidays, we will be disappointed for sure. What I’ve learned about perfect is that it's “a situation as good as it is possible to be.” In other words, our definition today of the word perfect, is absolutely impossible! 😂 • One of my favorite people to follow on Social Media is @brenebrown. I especially enjoyed her recent message of “the magic is in the mess” about the holidays. She said, “We need to be kind with ourselves and remember that the gremlins don’t go on vacation. Checks bounce, chemotherapy appointments are scheduled, interventions are planned, relationships keep unraveling, being alone feels lonelier, parents negotiate who will have the kids on Christmas morning, and the “never enoughs” are in full swing.” If we keep focused on everything we can’t or haven’t done, it makes it very hard to remember what we have done. • I did manage to buy my grandsons this darling book on the birth of Christ and gave it to them early because I couldn’t be with them Christmas Day. They made me read it over and over before I came home, I was so happy they loved it! The one act of being with them and reading to them made my Christmas perfect… ”a situation as good as it was possible to be.” 😉 • This Sunday blog has provided a way for me to be a part of your lives and I am continually touched by your beautiful comments. I am so grateful we have found each other! As usual, I’ll be away from social media until after New Year’s but my fondest wish for you all this holiday season is for it to be as good as it is possible to be! #MerryChristmas!! 🎄🎁

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In her Instagram post, Marie shared a photo of a book called Jesus Is Born! and explained the sentimental meaning behind the gift. “I did manage to buy my grandsons this darling book on the birth of Christ and gave it to them early because I couldn’t be with them Christmas Day,” the singer wrote. “They made me read it over and over before I came home, I was so happy they loved it! The one act of being with them and reading to them made my Christmas perfect.”

For the Osmonds, Christmas means dealing with “kindness, stress, surprises, and fun,” according to Marie. The actress gave some insight about how many want the holidays to be perfect. “Perfect just doesn’t exist,” Marie wrote. “If perfect is what we shoot for during the holidays, we will be disappointed for sure.”

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This is a very event-filled Christmas for Marie as it marks the first holiday with some joy and with some sadness. On Sunday, Nov. 18, the brunette beauty took to Instagram to announce that her family was mourning the loss of her nephew, Troy Osmond. The “Paper Roses” singer revealed that Troy tragically passed away at age 33 after struggling with an illness that “caused him a great deal of pain his whole life.”

Even though Marie mentioned that she wouldn’t be seeing her grandkids on Christmas day, it’s an exciting time for the Osmonds as it marks the first merry season with four grandchildren after welcoming three-month-old Maxwell. This is also the first Christmas for Marie’s daughter, Brianna Blosil, as a wife after she married her then-fiancé, David Schwep, on Wednesday, Dec. 12.

For those hoping to have the best Christmas possible, Marie has some advice. “What I’ve learned about perfect is that it’s ‘a situation as good as it is possible to be.’ In other words, our definition today of the word perfect, is absolutely impossible!” We hope the Marie and the rest of the Osmonds have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!