Share Your Holiday Traditions to Win

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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  • mich1l By mich1l

    My favorite Christmas tradition growing up was always getting a to open new pair of pj's on Christmas Eve. I do this with my son now as well..

  • lisaann By lisaann

    Our tradition is to leave cut up carrots and water out for the reindeer. We also always give each other pajamas and slippers on Christmas Eve :)

  • Donna2124 By Donna2124

    Our tradition was to each purchase one ornament every year to hang on our tree. We would also string cranberries and popcorn as garland. We always had the most beautiful tree! Now my daughters carry on this tradition with my grand kids. They love it and always send Nana a picture of their decorated tree!

  • tenkids2dogs By tenkids2dogs

    Our family collects toys, gift cards, gift wrap, even tape and provides everything families dealing with a critically/chronically ill child need to have an abundantly blessed Christmas....We drive out to Pennsylvania and pick a balled tree we keep on the back deck by the fire pit and decorate it with lights pinecones slathered in peanutbutter and rolled in birdseed to feed our furry woodland freinds, then we plant it come spring....our 10 kids have a "Secret Santa" for each other but the rule is they have to MAKE the gift....On Christmas morning, my husband sits in front of the tree and hands out ONE gift at a time. Everyone has to sit and watch each other open their gifts. It keeps the chaos at a minimum, builds the anticipation and the kids get to be excited for each other.

  • ElizabethMenard By ElizabethMenard

    Our favorite holiday tradition is watching the movie "It's a wonderful life". My husbands has had some health issues and sometimes it's easy to feel life has been unfair but when we watch that movie, which we do every year it makes us realize how greatful we are for everything we have, like our family and that we are very fortunate .

  • lilp86 By lilp86

    our tradition is that we let the kids pick one gift to open when they wake up on christmas eve and the rest on christmas day

  • Mistylilac By Mistylilac

    One of our family favorite traditions is to go as a group, no matter how many cars it takes, and go see Christmas lights like in Wheeling, WV or Pittsburgh, PA; sharing the many ooh's and ahh's together.

  • ssebrinatw By ssebrinatw

    Every year Christmas Eve, everybody shows up at my place. We watch Christmas movies, eat, have hot cocoa and open one gift which is always a pair of pajamas to lounge in while watching the movie. Then we make the cookies to put out that evening. My favorite though is the stocking wall... I made a precious moments character cross stitching to represent each person who spends christmas at my house. It is hung above that persons stocking. Everybody who spends christmas at my house has a stocking that is filled with goodies. Both adults and kids.

  • BrownEyedGirl610 By BrownEyedGirl610

    Listening to Christmas music always gets me in the mood for the holidays. It's the only time of year to listen to some of these classic songs, so I get as much holiday music in as possible.

  • flyswimmer56 By flyswimmer56

    Our family tradition is to go to Christmas Eve service at our church, then we come home and open one gift before going to bed.

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