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This is the time of year when we start to pull out our china, special linens and dressy attire in preparation for the upcoming holidays.
I will be on Pinterest for weeks before the big day looking for ideas on table settings, centerpieces and ways to make my table look amazing. I don’t get to use my special dishes and linens too often so I like to make the most of it whenever I can…I want that perfect magazine picture table.
Of course my pretty table will only last for a few minutes. As soon as the food hits the table, things get messy FAST! Dropped spoons, spilled gravy, splattered potatoes and little fingers can do a number on my beautiful linens and my clothes!
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- Share some of your holiday traditions or things you pull out special for this time of year.
One of my favorite holiday tradition is how we all gather to decorate the Christmas tree together. We have our favorite holiday tunes playing and plenty of cookies and snacks.
My mom always loved decorating for Christmas and now that she’s gone I have her decorations and my daughter and I carry on the tradition.
I always use the good china for these holiday meals
I love my Publix pilgrims salt & pepper shakers.
I make old recipes passed down from generations past. It’s a great feeling to have my Grandmother with us in that way.
We love creating our Thanksgiving menu and shopping at Publix for all the goodies!
I always use my mom’s recipes for the holiday meals
Our holiday tradition is that all family members gather to decorate the Christmas tree
Very low key but fix a meal with all trimming to Celebrate
Christmas movies, hot chocolate, egg nog,
and popcorn are must haves when decorating the tree and the house
I LOVE traditions – grew up with so many, and now pass them on to my children. One is to do ‘The Feast of the 7 Fishes ‘ on Christmas Eve. It’s an Italian thing – seven different types of fish/seafood served. Yummmyy
One of my favorite traditions is baking yummy holiday treats!
We make strouffla!
It wouldn’t be Christmas without hearing the story “Twas the night Before Christmas.” My brother-in-law brings it to life every year.
Christmas decorations, Christmas plates, Christmas cookies and more !!!
I love the special times of going to Grandma and Grandpa’s home to gather with family and enjoy lots of delicious home cooking.
I have a nativity set that I bought forty years ago. I bring it out every Christmas.
For Thanksgiving, I pull out the fall festive leaf covered tablecloth. Closely followed by the decorating of the Advent tree.
Well I love to decorate for Christmas and I actually have and use some of the same decorations that were used when I was a kid.
Have a Christmas cookie baking day and make some of my grandmas recipes!
Some of my holiday traditions are we order pizza for Christmas Eve dinner and open one present on Christmas Eve.
decorate the christmas tree
Eggnog-and lots of it!
Presents, cookies and decorations
My dad always makes his “frijolada “! It doesn’t translate well but it is a Spanish white bean stew that has been made in family for generations
One of my traditions is to make Cornbread Dressing using fresh (or fresh frozen if it isn’t a crop year) of pecans from my dad’s trees.
Every year get together with my mom and sister and daughter to bake cookies!
Just getting the chance to spend time with family.
We pull out thanksgiving themed dinnerware and serving platters.
We can’t start listening to Christmas music or decorate for it until the day AFTER Thanksgiving! Even though we all love Christmas, it’s nice to sit and be thankful with family and not rush through the holiday.
We can not start our Thanksgiving meal until the pilgrim salt and pepper shakers are on the table. These were purchased many years ago at Publix and my granddaughter loves them
We love to make popovers!
Everyone in my house has there own tree. My husband has his Alabama tree. My son has a neon green music tree and I have my burlap tree.
We put up pretty lights to decorate the front of our house.
My husband and our kids go the day after Thanksgiving to look for a Christmas tree and come home and decorate it together . Then watch movies and eat Thanksgiving left overs .
We celebrate and reminisce of past years gone by.
Baking & decorating Christmas cookies.
I invite friends over for singing carols and a cookie exchange. It is fun to see all the different types of cookies that people make.
My holiday tradition is going Christmas Caroling. Not many people get into nowadays though.
My mom has given me all of her Christmas decorations that she has collected over the years so those are pulled out 🙂
One of our traditions is to bake cookies and treats to share with family, friends and local services we support. The kids get a big kick out of taking treats they helped make to the Fire Department or Animal Rescue groups.
I have Thanksgiving decorations for the table for November and in December bring out the Christmas decorations and set up the tree and garlands around the house.
If my son in, we will go to the beach which we been doing since we moved to SW Florida
I use my good dishes and crystal glasses for Thanksgiving dinner and Christmas. I also set the table with a Thanksgiving themed tablecloth and Christmas themed tablecloth. I use the Pilgrims salt and pepper shaker that I purchased from Publix a few years ago during Thanksgiving dinner.
Putting up the tree the day after thanksgiving!
I love using our fall plates from Pottery Barn.
Making hot chocolate, watching How the Grinch Stole Christmas, and putting up decorations.
Decorating and all the good cooking.
We watch Christmas movies together every year
My mom & me spend the day cooking Thanksgiving dinner together. So many great memories
In our family our Holiday traditions are setting the table every year with our best china dinner ware that we reserve just for the Holidays; also, we make Roccoco’, mostaccioli, and Struffoli tipical Italian Christmas pastries.
We like to write down what we are thankful for and have the children of the family read them aloud.
We use a special turkey platter and we use the pilgrims salt and pepper shakers.
OUR FAMILY TRADITION IS TO HAVE LEAVES PILED HUP TAKE PHOTO OF US JUMPING IN LEAVES.
we use fall theme deco and plates.
Fall & the holidays are my favorite time of year. I like to use autumn decorations and colors for Thanksgiving.
I like to put out my fall wreath and as a family we write what we are thankful for.
We decorate early, listen to Christmas music for as long as possible and drive through local neighborhoods looking at the light displays.
My wife likes to decorate with all fall colored flowers and arrangements to show a little of the seasonal change in colors which we don’t get to experience too much in Florida.
I bake cookies!!!!!
we have lots and lots of traditions…if you a southerner traditions go hand in hand.
some of them are the food itself..traditional foods and desserts that are a must on the table…going back over 100 years.
watching the macy parade on thanksgiving..football..and our family walk after thanksgiving …if we are in nc its up the mountain to the big waterfall.
if in florida on the beach.
everyone in attendance will be adding to our gratitude wreath after dinner too
The Pilgrim Family salt and pepper shakers!
We hide a special ornament on the Christmas tree and see who is the first to find it.d
We use our fine china and flatware. My very nice tablecloth is placed on the table for the formal setting. Fresh flowers are placed through the house and the smell of homemade fresh baked yeast rolls are most inviting to all our guests.
Our main holiday tradition is that we get together to eat as a family. It gets very difficult to do so during the year.
We get out all of our turkey and harvest themed kitchen items, everything from salt & pepper shakers to platters, place mats, and dishes!
we have a whole bunch of thanksgiving decorations that we put out, its so fun to get all the family together and just sit back and talk.
I love to bake! Everyone gains weight around me through Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays from all the baking I do.
I have a special door decoration my MIL bought me many many years ago and look forward to putting it out each year.
We pull out the Christmas decorations and tree and my husband starts the Christmas music.
I hope this SHOUT will clean up baby food. It stains EVERYTHING!
We have to make enough to have leftovers. Turkey sandwiches only come around two times a year, lol!
Make all types of candy.
Decorations galore, fine china and silver comes out. Lots of family time with favorite movie nights with hot chocolate. Matching pjs as a family. Lots and lots of baking for neighbors, friends and teachers.
My best tradition now is having the granddaughters help me cook everything. They love to cook with me.
I pull out my christmas decor, snowflakes, snowflake lights. Make christmas desserts.
Making a gingerbread house is one of our fun traditions.
Gathering with family.
Getting together with family that I only see at holidays.
Decorating, spending time together, baking
We decorate and use our large turkey platter on the table.
One of our holiday traditions is to bake cookies and watch Christmas movies.
I have a fun little fiber optic light up turkey decoration so I always bring that out every year, along with some fall leaf garlands.
I send holiday cards to my friends and relatives.
I like to bake holiday themed cookies and make pies for the holiday meals.
I have a set of salt and pepper shakers that are the Publix pilgrims and I love them.
My mother has little mice that hang on the side of candles by their scarves. The tradition is to turn them upside down when she isn’t looking.
I love getting in my box of special holiday table cloths. It really brings out the feeling of the holidays.
We decorate with our fall pillows, towels, and wreath.
I like to use the same Christmas dished my mother had. Reminds me of her and the wonderful Christmas season when I was growing up.
I always put out the Publix pilgrim collection I have for Thanksgiving. Salt and pepper shakers, hand towel, platter and bowl, spoon rest. I just love them and they make the holiday more special for my family.
I pull out the Publix pilgrim salt & pepper shakers and platter. My daughters all write about what they are thankful for this year in a Thanksgiving journal. We watch the movie Planes, Trains and Automobiles since it’s about getting home for Thanksgiving.
I have a bread basket with a quilted chicken that goes over the top of it to keep your rolls warm. My Great Grandma made this and I use it twice a year – Thanksgiving and Christmas.
I take out seasonal candles and start cooking warm, hearty meals.
My kids have their own Christmas tree in the playroom…they decorate it with all of their favorite character ornaments as well as all the very special ornaments they have made in the years past!
We always use my grandmother’s china for out thanksgiving dinner, and we always put our tree up the weekend after.
Holiday tradition – some kind of fun breakfast Christmas morning that the kids get to pick – like pancakes with different toppings
We always go out for sushi on Christmas Eve!
Baking and decorating
Just spending time relaxing with family.
I love pulling out all the holiday decor and turning on the holiday music. Brings so much joy to my heart!!
I love decorating with kids with the leaves we collect in our yard.
Going to the beach. We live in Florida and we generally do not get to the beach during the summer so we make time for it during Winter break.
I like to bring out some fall decorations.
We pull out our heirloom table linens and our fav fuzzy throws.
our holiday tradition is football .football practice this means we are in the playoffs.playing football this means we could be in a championship .watching football our favorite teams we are not on
One of my favorite traditions is getting the family together the day after Thanksgiving and put up all the Christmas decorations. I love Thanksgiving and Christmas!
I have a tiffany-like turkey that I like to display each year 🙂
Tabletop ceramic Christmas trees. Made by my mother.
My house is decorated with pumpkins right now.
We decorate the tree with special ornaments.
My family’s siblings and cousins all have an apron that has a small heart sewn in with a piece of fabric from my late Grandmother’s apron. We all wear them on special occasions to remember her. I
we use crystal wine glasses with meals
I bring out the angel , angel wings, and cross ornaments for the Christmas tree. We put it up early this year ! We wanted to get a new smaller one, but we decided on a new bigger one-lol ! Happy Holidays to all on here. Thank you for all the savings Michelle ! It helped to make our year just wonderful !
decorating the tree on Thanksgiving day and opening stockings on Christmas Eve.
anythings with fruit mixed in, especially Mango.
We make s’mores around the fire outside on Thanksgiving evening. Everyone enjoys a little time getting to be a child again.
We sit and lounge and watch movies together after the meal.