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So you’ve just won Season 3 of The X Factor. What do you do next? The answer isn’t go to Disneyland (though we’re sure reigning champs and America’s new sweethearts Alex & Sierra would love that). The couple actually left California just days after winning the show on December 19.

WE'RE HOME!!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH TO THE HUNDREDS WHO WELCOMED US AT THE AIRPORT WE LOVE YOU!!!!! <3 :))) ~A&S,” the couple tweeted from their official joint account on December 22.

Alex added: “Seriously, thank you to every single person that met us at the airport tonight! That was incredible. Thank you to every one of you.” Sierra chimed in, too: “I'VE NEVER LOVED A HOME COOKED MEAL MORE THAN THIS VERY SECOND. SO HAPPYYYYY!!!!!! <3” We’d be excited to return home too after the months-long whirlwind adventure that is The X Factor.

The two haven’t announced any specifics about what’s next for them professionally, but as X Factor’s Season 3 winners, they received a $1 million recording contract with Sony. They also look to have an ally in show mentor and music mogul Simon Cowell.

For now, Alex & Sierra simply say, “We are so excited to begin our journey together making our own music and are beyond grateful for this experience. we love you all.” We can’t wait to see what’s in store for these two in the new year!

Sources: Alex & Sierra on Twitter, Alex Kinsey on Twitter, Sierra Deaton on Twitter

Elisabeth Kramer is an Assistant Editor at Wetpaint Entertainment and our resident Downton Abbey expert. Follow her on Twitter and Google+!