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Share Your Holiday Traditions to Win

Share Your Holiday Traditions to Win

There are plenty of signs that the holidays are coming.  The nights get darker earlier, the weather starts to get colder and in some parts of the country it's already snowing. City streets are decorated with lights and garlands and store windows are embossed with snowy scenes.  With Thanksgiving now passed, how do you make the holidays fun and keep the spirit running through the end of the year?

For many of us the holidays is a time when we return to a childhood feeling but there is always opportunity to introduce a new tradition for you and your family.  What do you like to do to make this time of year special?  It's so much fun to go out for coffee or have wine with old friends or perhaps you go ice skating or take winter walk.  If you love crafts or cooking there's such a huge variety of fabulous recipes and projects you can make and thanks to the internet the new and creative ideas for the holidays are endless.  For some of us, making popcorn, kicking back and watching a family movie is the perfect way to spend family time together.

We'd like to hear your favorite, most creative or best loved holiday tradition or a review of your favorite holiday movie.

To be entered to win one of our prizes this week, simply create a review for a holiday movie or share your holiday traditions in the comment section below.  Maybe you'll get some ideas to add to your family favorites this year!

 

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 Prizes:



The All-American Cookie Book by Nancy Baggett


Create-a-treat Gingerbread House


Love Actually (Blu-ray)


Snow by Cynthia Rylant


The Nightmare Before Christmas Collector's Edition (Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo)


The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition with Blue Eyed North Pole Pixie-Elf

 

The contest starts Dec 7, 2011 and ends Dec 13, 2011 at 6:00 p.m.  Must be a US resident. No purchase necessary.

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  • msfriendly By msfriendly
    12.07.11  

    Our favorite family tradition is taking the tree (real not artificial) down on New Years Eve, dragging it out into the field behind our house, and lighting it on fire! We enjoy the bonfire by having hot chocolate and some left over cookies and celebrate the season one last time : )

  • pscaines By pscaines
    12.07.11  

    One tradition we have in our house is we set up a train and the tracks underneath our Christmas tree. Our kids love to watch the train go around and around.

  • CherryAllie By CherryAllie
    12.07.11  

    My mom and I used to make spritz cookies for the whole family, we used a cookie press from her mom and my whole life I got to help decorated and then as I grew older I was able to do more and more of the cookie making. Now that I am off on my own I always think of my mom when I bake spritz cookies at Christmas. These cookies are special treats for the holiday season full of memories. I plan to do this with my kids (when I have them someday). :)

  • Brenda121 By Brenda121
    12.07.11  

    msfriendly That is really cool :) We love to make peanut butter balls. aka buckeys. It's our favorite candy. We also make homemade pizza & french fries. YUMMY

  • Audreysmom09 By Audreysmom09
    12.07.11  

    I have so many reasons that i love this time of year, but now that i have children it has become even more exciting for me. My mother and i would always bake dozens of cookies and different treats to share with our family and friends, when i was a little girl. Now that i have a daughter of my own it is one thing that we have already started to enjoy doing together. I am also looking forward to a car ride around the neighborhood to see all of the lovely decorations!

  • patpelland By patpelland
    12.07.11  

    One tradition we have is every year we head a coat drive. We collect coats for the homeless.

  • cjsorel By cjsorel
    12.07.11  

    our tradition is watching all the classics like Santa is coming to town, Rudolf and Frosty together then making cookies. Then decorating watching Elf. Elf is my favorite and love Buddy

  • apsodarffilm By apsodarffilm
    12.07.11  

    We have the original string of lights that were on my Dad's first tree. Each yhear we would light thme up on christmas Eve just long enough to get the old bubble lights bubbling and then turn them off. the strand has been repaired but all of the lights are 80 years old. My dad has passed but still every year we get together on christmas Eve and light the lights. now we send up ballons to honor my Dad and Mom and Sister. Still a beautiful and well loved tradition Ihope to pass on to my kids. My son does the lights now and he will get them when I pass

  • starienite By starienite
    12.07.11  

    Our tradition has always been to read a Christmas storybook. Taking a walk around the neighborhood and look at all the houses. Then we arrange a plate of treats for Santa and carrots and apples for the reindeers.

  • suemako By suemako
    12.07.11  

    Our tradition is making cut out cookies that I have been making since I was very young.

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