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SheSpeaksTeam By SheSpeaksTeam 12.07.11
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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!




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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  • minwife By minwife

    I have three daughters and when they were growing up we each made a new and different Christmas ornament every year and hung them on the tree.. When they married I gave them their ornaments that they had made to start their own Christmas tree ornament collection. We are still making ornaments and the boys now sometimes join in.

  • dawnhfc By dawnhfc

    My favorite holiday tradition with my girls is making gingerbread cookies with all of the woman in the family, sisters, aunts, moms, grandmas, etc, all get together and bake bake bake. We also make a gingerbread house together with all the kids.

  • stephf By stephf

    There are so many wonderful traditions from cutting our tree down, to baking 10-14 different kinds of cookies, to the movies my husband and I enjoy watching throughout the holiday season: Elf, Christmas Vacation, and White Christmas.

  • aliadam By aliadam

    We hang our stockings early December. Then each of us takes a turn placing a gift into each other person's stocking as a surprise before Christmas. Only one gift is given each night so it's a surprise who will be getting one and who will be the giver. With the four of us it takes 12 days to complete, so we call it our own version of "The Twelve Days of Christmas". Everyone looks forward to peaking into their stocking each night to see if they have a surprise and love buying the small little gifts to surprise their family members. It makes the final week two weeks leading up to Christmas fun for all!

  • kathleen925 By kathleen925

    My grandchildren and I get together and make peanut butter covered mini bagels covered in bird seed to feed the animals through the winter.we freeze them and hang a couple each week

  • jenblizzard By jenblizzard

    Ohhh I lo ve this time of year... One of our favorite Family traditions ususally just involves me and the kids and that is all the cookies, cakes, pies and Christmas candy we make. We start about 2 weeks before Christmas on some and I bake sometimes for eternity or it feels that way. Once we get all that we can get made we wrap a few of each kind in plastic sran wrap and tie with bows and then we give them to Grandparents and adults for Christmas gifts. We don't have the money to buy everybody something so we take the time to make edible goodies and share! My hubby helps with the tradition when it comes time to EAT them.

  • LKostantin789 By LKostantin789

    During the holidays my family loves sharing a good meal, cookies and cocoa and spending time together. My favorite holiday dish is a traditional Albanian Cheese Lakror (a lot like a greek spinach pie... but oh so much better.) It's made in a filo crust with a cottage cheese and egg filling. There are variations with leeks and spinach and also a meat version. But my favorite is still the plain cheese. It's a tradition to serve the lakror on New Years Day. There is a quarter hidden in the pie and the person who gets the piece with the quarter in it is supposed to have good luck in the new year. My great grandmother always made sure that she slipped a coin into each of the children's pieces. She's been gone for nearly 20 years... but when we make the pies now we still slip coins into it, only now it's for my son and nephews. I'm thankful for the tradition that she gave us and for showing us all that we were always lucky.

  • musicalsguru By musicalsguru

    We like to make peppernuts (tiny cookies) and decorate the tree while listening to our favorite Christmas album.

  • partymix25 By partymix25

    Every year on the Sunday before Christmas the women of the family get togehter for our annual Candy/Cookie Day. We make cookies and candies, then divide them onto trays to give out to friends and places of work. We've been doing it for over ten years.

  • BostonSox By BostonSox

    We have many traditions that come from both sides of the family. For Christmas Eve, we have a lobster appetizer and then a shrimp and pasta dinner (scampi or primavera). It's our take on the Feast of the 12 Fishes. On Christmas day, we open stockings and then have a big breakfast before we open all the gifts. We also usually play a game that the whole family can play on Christmas night -- usually charades or Hide the Mouse.

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