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Montana rodeo stars turn attention to holiday season

Haven Meged PRCA World Champion
Posted at 3:50 PM, Dec 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-16 21:15:22-05

LAS VEGAS -- As we turn our attention now to the holiday season, so do a lot of cowboys and cowgirls who recently wrapped up the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo.

We asked some of your Montana riders and ropers about their favorite songs and movies.

CALEB BENNETT - Corvallis bareback rider

"My favorite song is, and I don't even know if that's what it's called, but it's the one that says, 'Mary, did you know?' And I don't know if that's what it's called, but Kenny Rogers has a version of it and that will always be my favorite Christmas song."

TY ERICKSON - 2019 PRCA steer wrestling world champion (Helena)

"Man, I love Christmas time. I love all the Christmas music, so any song that comes on, I love it. I love that time of year."

RICHMOND CHAMPION - Stevensville bareback rider

"Home Alone is one of the best, no doubt. A Christmas Story, that's going to get played for sure. It's my favorite holiday. My birthday is the 16th, so I get kind of jammed right into it."

HAVEN MEGED - 2019 PRCA tie-down roping world champion (Miles City)

"I guess my favorite Christmas movie would be Home Alone. I love that show. I was watching it the other day when I was on the couch with my ankle up in the air, so I like that show a lot."

BRIDGER CHAMBERS - Butte steer wrestler

"Home Alone is a classic, you can't beat it. I've got little kids, so it's trying to find something that breaks up little stuff like that. I'm a fan of Home Alone."

CHASE TRYAN - Helena heeler

"Gosh, man. Christmas Vacation. I don't think you can beat it. I try to watch it once a year, for sure."

CHASE BROOKS - Deer Lodge saddle bronc rider

"Movies, definitely Rudolph. It's the O.G. of all movies. That or Die Hard. You can go either way. It's a Christmas movie, I don't care what anyone says."

CLAY TRYAN - Three-time PRCA header world champion (Billings)

"My kids are a little spoiled and I had one win a bunch of money the other day, so he thinks he can buy whatever he wants. They all want phones nowadays, these kids want phones. I'm like, 'Man, get good at something, then get a phone,' you know what I mean? You can't get good just staring at something all day. Get a craft then get a phone later on."

"I love Christmas, the only bad part is, because I live in Texas a lot, just like the golfers live in Florida, Christmas don't feel the same as Montana. In Montana, it feels like Christmas. A little snow on the ground, cold air. I mean, there's been Christmas Day (in Texas) where we've went out and roped. It's been 70 degrees. It just don't feel like it."