Lucy Hale may be into country guys now, but back when she was just a pre-teen, this Pretty Little Liar was obsessed with boy bands! (We can’t really blame her.)

“My favorite Christmas album of all-time is the Hanson Christmas album,” Lucy revealed during Monday night’s CMA Country Christmas special. “I was obsessed with Hanson — I’m still obsessed with Hanson!”

You’re in good company, Lucy. Glee star Darren Criss is also fond of the “MMMBop” hitmakers. Darren has spoken out about his passion for the band before, most notably in this behind-the-scenes Glee video. “Any people who know me know that I love Hanson,” he said.

He continued: “I will shout it to the mountain tops, they’re a fantastic band. I have aIl seven of their albums, I’ve seen them more than any band I’ve ever seen. They’re incredible and any time people make fun of Hanson I’m always like “Well, why don’t you make a better Motown record when you’re eleven, and get back to me.” Cause they were like motown/soul when they were, like, kids. That was cool, it’s like what Michael Jackson did.”

Darren’s dream came true when he starred alongside his pop idols in the music video for Katy Perry’s “Last Friday Night” back in 2011. Despite his earnest fanboying, Darren seems to be on very friendly terms with his favorite band. If only Lucy had been invited to join the video, too! We know she’s an expert at fangirling — remember when she met Lennon and Maisy Stella for the the first time? — so we could only imagine how Lucy would have reacted to meeting her favorite boy band (sorry, One Direction). We think it would have looked something like this.

Watch Lucy Hale’s CMA Country Christmas interview below, and don’t forget to stick around to watch Lucy’s amazing performance of Mariah Carey’s “Christmas (Baby, Please Come Home)”!


Catch the Pretty Little Liars Season 4 winter premiere on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC Family.

Crystal Bell is an editor at Wetpaint Entertainment and our resident fangirl for all things Pretty Little Liars. Follow her on Twitter and Google+!