Start Your Holidays : Holiday Organization, Part 2

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December Q&A Video

It can be both wonderful and overwhelming to travel for the holidays. There is nothing sweeter than your own bed and your own home, but it’s always great to come together and celebrate with family and friends during this time of the year.†

The two things I notice most when staying in another person’s home or having guests of my own are the bathrooms and the coffee situation.†Not in a “is it clean enough” sort of way but more of a “can I find a towel or a spare roll of toilet paper instead of bothering the host” way.


As far as the coffee situation is concerned, I sometimes feel guilty that I practically require coffee to survive on a daily basis. If I’m staying in a home where coffee isn’t the beverage of choice, and I know that, I’ll try to bring some along. And if it is a home where coffee is served, I hope they have some type of creamer. Likewise, if I’m hosting, I try to offer an assortment of creamers as well as decaf and regular coffee.


When it comes to bathrooms, there is nothing quite like getting ready in your own bathroom. To ensure guests are comfortable in your home, make sure the daily essentials–as well as a few extras, if you have the–are accessible and easy to find.


I’m a Costco shopper, so we always have at least five to eight extra toothbrushes in our linen closet. I’ll slip a few of those (packaged) into the guest bathroom in case my guests forgot their toothbrushes. I also have a spare blow dryer and plenty of cosmetic samples for them to try, thanks to my subscription to Birchbox!
Since I value these things when I travel, I put a lot of focus into making sure everything is prepared when guests come to my home. Being organized and prepared beforehand always makes the holiday season easier to enjoy!†

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Katy says · 12.10.12

The best part for me is seeing 4 generations of the women in my family interact. My granny turns 93 this year and I love the stories she tells my 22 year old daughter about her fabulous life.

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Amy says · 12.10.12

what i like best is that they’re close enough that i can go home to my own bed 🙂

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Leslie says · 12.10.12

We live away from our families so being with them on the holidays is always fun because of that. 🙂 I like to just enjoy dinner together, open gifts with those we exchange with and just chill. On Christmas, my husband and I usually spend the day together in our pjs at home. 🙂

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aliza says · 12.10.12

I love Starbucks and can’t live without it!!
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Sarah Jenkins says · 12.10.12

I have a HUGE family and most of them live out of town besides my grandparents so it’s always great to see them and catch up over a hot cup of Starbucks french vanilla mocha! 🙂

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Mim says · 12.10.12

I enjoy the lack of schedule. My husband has the week off and we just do things together in a relaxed way compared to the weeks leading up to Christmas.

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Sarah Jenkins says · 12.10.12

I have a HUGE family and most of them live out of town besides my grandparents so it’s always great to see them and catch up over a hot cup of Starbucks french vanilla mocha! 🙂

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Liz says · 12.10.12

I enjoy spending time together and eating super yummy food!

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Katie says · 12.10.12

As crazy as it sounds, I love running around from family to family!

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Applebypie says · 12.10.12

Unfortunately our guest room has been taken over by children now : 0 ! I do try and reclaim it when we have guests and always provide a tea and coffee tray, but it kinda loses it’s effect when it’s surrounded by lego and kids stuff!! One day we will have a guest room again – and then the children will probably be the ones to visit!! X

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Kara @ Sweet Baby Cakies says · 12.10.12

I love being able to do all our family holiday traditions!

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Kristin says · 12.10.12

My family always has the best gift exchange filled with funny gag gifts and lots of laughs!

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Courtney says · 12.10.12

I love the hours of laughter and impromptu singing! Courtney(dot)d(dot)francis(at)gmail(dot)com

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Sitesx6 says · 12.10.12

The best part is retelling old family stories. The ones that make you laugh way down deep in your belly.
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Ashley Turner says · 12.10.12

The best part for me is just that, being with family. We live 6.5 hours away from family so I love getting to see everyone at holiday time.

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Sara Shirley says · 12.10.12

We have the most fun getting together all the women in our family a week before Xmas to do baking and candy making.

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Pamela says · 12.10.12

I love the memories that we make!!

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Bridgette says · 12.10.12

I love getting together with family we don’t see often and playing games. lots and lots of games. I love catch phrase! oh, and eating! lots of eating! 🙂

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Nicolet says · 12.10.12

I love that my family all lives close enough that we can have long visits and still come home. I love that we are all a bit older now, with families of our own, and watching my nieces and nephews grow and interact with my son. And there’s always lots of laughter and lots of food!

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Monica @ CreativeGator says · 12.10.12

My favorite part of spending time with family at the holidays is the traditions and watching the little ones enjoy the wonder of the season.

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Andrea Brookhart says · 12.10.12

Honestly, my favorite part is curling up with a cup of my dad’s coffee in my parent’s living room. I live 9 hours from my hometown now, and I just cherish these moments, feeling cozy & Christmas-y.

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Kristen says · 12.10.12

I love just being able to actually see my family and take part in our Christmas traditions.

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Kimber says · 12.10.12

The WILD stories that end up being told for years to come!

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Stephanie says · 12.10.12

My favorite part is being able to go home to south Florida (I go to school in Georgia) and spending days at the beach with my mom and grandparents. My family also flies down and we have Christmas on the beach! So blessed to have this as our family tradition!

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Kristine says · 12.10.12

Cute post with good ideas!
My favorite part of being with my family is being able to connect with them and see my nephew. It’s been a tough year and I look forward to celebrating with my family this year!

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Unofficial Food Critic says · 12.10.12

I love being able to cook with my Mom over the Holidays…we usually make things I “don’t know how to” – like chocolate chip cookies…who doesn’t know how to make them!?!?! Oh, this kid!! haha

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Sara says · 12.10.12

I love watching all our kids play together. I do not love being a guest in others homes though. I love your ideas and will use many of them when I have company next.

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Katie_B says · 12.10.12

The best part of the holidays for me is getting to do all my favorite holiday traditions. Getting together with family and friends and enjoying the time we have together! I cannot think of a better way to spend the holidays!

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Laura @ Chaotic Domestic says · 12.10.12

I love watching others open the presents I picked out for them!

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Betsy says · 12.10.12

I love seeing my family during the holidays because being a new aunt is the BEST!

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heatherbhodge says · 12.10.12

I love seeing everyone that I don’t get to see all year because they live in other parts of the country. And I love cooking together!

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Andria says · 12.10.12

The best part is the great food & great memories!

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Deva says · 12.10.12

The best part for me is seeing everyone – I don’t get to see everyone that often so it’s nice to catch up!

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Sarah says · 12.10.12

I love seeing the funny, bright people my young cousins are becoming.

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Jenna Timman says · 12.10.12

What I love doing during the Christmas season is that my sisters and I make our traditional Korean meal. We are adopted from South Korea and this is what my parents decided on doing to remind us of our Korean roots. I could say seeing them is what I love the most but cooking and eating with them is what I can not wait for. I am anticipating (drooling) waiting for the feast to begin!
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Amanda says · 12.10.12

I love cooking together and sharing the joy of my son’s Christmas excitement.

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SS says · 12.10.12

I love hanging around the wood stove just relaxing.

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Kara D says · 12.10.12

I love the time with my family to catch up and rewind!

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Julie says · 12.10.12

My favorite thing about spending time with my family during the holidays is just watching everyone interact with each other and crack up at them. My extended family is absolutely crazy and they crack me up with all the nonsense they say and do. 🙂

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Candin says · 12.10.12

I love getting to be back in small town Mississippi with the family.

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Nicole says · 12.10.12

I love how our family gets into the gifts we give each other after opening them. We usually don’t exchange a lot of presents but the few we do we carry out throughout the day by watching the DVD together (regardless of movie tastes) or play the video game (regardless of skill level). It’s always been a tradition, even as all the kids have become adults. I’d love a Starbucks gift card to treat the fam to some yummy coffee that week!

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Morgan Pierce says · 12.10.12

What I love msot about spending time with family is the relaxing…. and all the homemade delicious Italian food!

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Anne says · 12.10.12

I love that it’s like old times with us all under one roof… and then I get to go back to my house after a week 🙂

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Skoglund5 says · 12.10.12

The shopping and crazy party schedule is over. We can finally relax and enjoy the season!!

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Nicole says · 12.10.12

I love good food and good conversation with my family during the holidays!

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Mireya says · 12.10.12

Watching Christmas movies together!

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sherribarron says · 12.10.12

The laughter. We have so much fun walking down memory lane.

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Jennifer says · 12.10.12

I love cooking with my dad. Everyone is visiting in the kitchen as well.

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Ericka says · 12.10.12

What I love best about spending time with my family during the holidays, is sharing all of the memories and laughs…and just being able to enjoy each others company. And of course the yummy food! 🙂

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TheAlmostFoodie says · 12.10.12

I love getting together with my family and playing board games. We are a competitive bunch and it’s always a good time!

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Michelle Sutter says · 12.10.12

Cooking together and just slowing down.

(I do the same thing with my birch box goodies when guests come!)

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Kristin says · 12.10.12

The food and the sarcasm!

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Amanda says · 12.10.12

I’m not working during the week of Christmas so I love that my only agenda is to spend as much time with friends and family as possible.

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Lydia says · 12.10.12

The fact that I don’t really get to see them the rest of the year makes Christmas time that much more special. I love to help my mother in law make cinnamon rolls, and sew with my mother.

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Corinne says · 12.10.12

My favorite part of spending time with my family during the holidays is how FUN, relaxing and memorable it becomes. Baking treats with my Mom, Skyping my family in Italy with my Dad…I’m always surrounded by love and happiness 🙂

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Laura Ingalls wannabe says · 12.10.12

I love building new traditions with my young children and sharing their happiness with my extended family.

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Emily H says · 12.10.12

I like to see the all the joy that the little kids in the family get to experience 🙂

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TaraO says · 12.10.12

I love taking my family to a neighborhood where all of the houses are decorated with amazing light displays. Seeing the magic of Christmas through a child’s eyes is pretty special!

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lwhitney105 says · 12.10.12

I love watching the excitement kids have this time of year.

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Amy Webber says · 12.10.12

I love traditions so it’s fun, for me, to do the same thing every year with the people I love the most. 🙂

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Aimee says · 12.10.12

I love the days after Christmas when everyone is relaxed and we spontaneously go to the movies or dinner.

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TinaH says · 12.10.12

It is one of the very few times I see my family during the year.. so I just enjoy being in the same room as them. :0)

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kgosney0503 says · 12.10.12

I love baking with my family over the holidays!

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Jennifer says · 12.10.12

I love staying drinking coffee staying up late and laughing until my cheeks hurt.

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Keli says · 12.10.12

Just being together!

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akdipper says · 12.10.12

My time with family during the holidays signifies the end of the semester and a relaxing break away from school. This break will be especially nice since it’ll mark the end of my first semester of pharmacy school, and the time with my family will be all that much more enjoyable!!

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hollie marie says · 12.10.12

So many of our family traditions revolve around food! We have designated Christmas breakfast items that are ONLY eaten on Christmas morning (or, now that we live out of town, are eaten on our Christmas morning “stand-in” day).

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Victoria says · 12.10.12

I love that we all just get to relax and spend time with each other, instead of being caught up in the hustle and bustle of our daily lives.

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The Krupka Family says · 12.10.12

I love how much we end up laughing because of my crazy family!

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Leanne @ Simply Beautiful says · 12.10.12

What do you like best about spending time with your family during the holidays?

I love the traditions, the smells of my hometown and the home I grew up in, spending uninterrupted time with my family that I don’t get to see as much.

I love Christmas 🙂

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Natalie says · 12.10.12

I love the fact that we can all be under one roof at the same time. Our usual holiday tradition is playing Scrabble together:) We do it every year when we all get together.

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Mandy Johnson says · 12.10.12

I completely agree with you that having those simple essentials is important when you have guests. I always want to make sure that my guests have their own private space to relax when in my home! I also love to visit my parents’ house during the holidays because my mom makes it so comfortable to be there. We have our own space and private bathroom and my kids absolutely love to visit!!

PS. Love those coffee mugs, I might have to make an attempt at making them!

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cprjd says · 12.10.12

Going to church and reminiscing prior to the start of the service. My little brother was always watched very closely during silent night as he was not careful with his candle. My sister and I loved hairspray back in the day so there were many close calls with his candle and our hair!

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Sarah Murray says · 12.10.12

As a busy law student, my favorite part of Christmas is being able to spend time with my family and friends without having to think about school, exams, work, etc. Since my sisters and I are now grown and out on our own, I love being able to spend a week of uninterrupted time with them (and our parents!) at Christmas. Lots of baking, our favorite movies, and really good coffee is always a must!

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Delight in the Day says · 12.10.12

My favorite part of Christmas is Christmas Eve. We open presents, have dinner as a (huge) family, and go to the candle light Christmas Eve service at our church, which is also the church where I grew up with my grandparents and parents.

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Laurel says · 12.10.12

Late night conversations while drinking a lot of coffee

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Jodie says · 12.10.12

My parents were here this weekend for an early Christmas. My favorite part was watching them enjoy time with their grandkids and hearing our laughter as we shared stories and memories.

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Kerry says · 12.10.12

Just being around my family. Spending time together. 🙂

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Wendy Freeland says · 12.10.12

I love everything about our family at Christmas. Everything is so simple.

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Ashley B. says · 12.10.12

My favorite thing is how no matter how long it has been since you have seen one another, you always pick right back up like you see them every day! And all the little secrets, jokes, and memories you share from growing up together that no one else can understand. That, and the annual Christmas Cousin Croquet game that we play.

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Karin says · 12.10.12

Time spent with family and relaxing!!

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Taryn Leavitt says · 12.10.12

I love how happy everyone is during the holiday season and how much we appreciate being around one another.

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Shoe Fanatic says · 12.10.12

Seeing the joy that my daughter brings to my parents and grandparents.

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Katie Mayberry says · 12.10.12

The best part of the holidays is gathering together focusing on faith in Christ, our love for Him, and our love and service to each other. The holidays are a constant reminder of what we should focus on throughout the year. We can gather together without work, media, environmental stresses and enjoy our time together.

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Elizabeth says · 12.10.12

I love spending time with my older relatives at the holidays because I love hearing about their favorite holiday memories.

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Mskoch says · 12.10.12

Christmas caroling and decorating our tree!

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thesweeterthingsblog says · 12.10.12

I love enjoying holiday traditions with my family and my husband’s family. Baking cookies with my mom is definitely a favorite!

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HLane says · 12.10.12

My family lives far away from me so any holiday I get to spend with them is great.
I enjoy picking out our tree the day after thanksgiving every year and then putting all up the decorations and lights (inside & out).

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Kristin says · 12.10.12

Just spending time with everyone together since it doesn’t happen all that often.

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Melanie says · 12.10.12

I love making new memories and traditions. Wonderful time of the year! (with coffee … and some wine of course, lol)

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Noel Mahler says · 12.10.12

I enjoy celebrating traditions that span my whole life, and creating new ones!

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M. Adams says · 12.10.12

I like that this is normally the only time of year that all of us are in one place at the same time, since we all live in different parts of the country.

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Ky says · 12.10.12

I love spending down time with my family playing games. One of our favorite traditions is to play boardgames or nintendo games like Super Mario.

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Jeff & Janelle says · 12.10.12

Definitely practicing Christmas carols around the piano at my parents then heading out to carol and take cheer to neighbors and friends! Afterall, “the best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear!”

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Jasmin Darling says · 12.10.12

I love playing with my niece and nephew and taking them on an “Auntie Jasmin & Uncle Kyle date”. This year we’re going to head to to the aquarium & maybe even see an IMAX movie.

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SH says · 12.10.12

What a lovely giveaway! I moved a province away to be with my husband, so I miss my family dearly. Although we alternate Christmases between my family and my in-laws, it doesn’t matter that I’m not always with my family on Christmas day. It is more about the quality time! The holidays are a time where everyone is in the same place at the same time, which doesn’t happen anytime else. That’s my favorite part of Christmas!
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Liz says · 12.10.12

I love seeing how my mom decorates our house and baking lots of goodies (especially Pioneer Woman’s cinnamon rolls – a Christmas must)!

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jamiebethphotography says · 12.10.12

I love walking in to my parents house after now moving across the country and seeing my mom run to the door to greet me and getting a huge hug from my dad. As I have gotten older these moments are what make me smile. To smell Christmas food being baked in our kitchen and my mom’s perfect Christmas tree all put up as it twinkles at night with all the lights off. I love the shopping with family, eating a great Christmas dinner with each other and playing games till late at night. But what I love most about Christmas is knowing I am blessed to have a family that celebrates what Christmas is really about. And that is the best part.

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Robin says · 12.10.12

I don’t get to see them often since we live so far away (me in Ohio, family in Texas), so I look forward to the hugs and meals together. As well as the palm trees 🙂

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Soo Jin says · 12.10.12

The comfort and security of knowing that you are loved unconditionally by everyone there!

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Audrey says · 12.10.12

I love seeing faces that have been only in my memory throughout the year.

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Melissa says · 12.10.12

I just look forward to sitting around and relaxing with my family. We always end up telling old stories about each other and those members of our family that are no longer with us.

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Elisha says · 12.10.12

Love that I can relax!

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Laura says · 12.10.12

My favorite part about spending time with my family is that it’s relaxed but at the same time, since there’s so many people there is always a lot going on. Hope I win the giveaway!

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*CPA* Su says · 12.10.12

I love how casual our Christmas is – bruch at my brother’s…usually in our PJ’s!! 🙂

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alisonsutter says · 12.10.12

I love sleeping around the Christmas tree with my whole family, adults and all. We have done it for years and have made so many great memories!

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Regina says · 12.10.12

I love the seeing the excitement in our kids getting together with all of their cousins!

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jenjen says · 12.10.12

Everyone seems to be in great moods when we all gather. It’s nice to just spend quality time with the family.

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Monique says · 12.10.12

Spending time with extended family that we don’t normally see during the year.

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Ashton Barker says · 12.10.12

Now that I’m a mom, I love seeing things on the “other side” and sharing the magic with my son 🙂

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Kelly says · 12.10.12

I love just being able to spend the day with family and not worrying about where we have to be next

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MaryfsRD says · 12.10.12

I like travelling to my relatives/in-laws and spending time with them, playing games,etc and NOT having to be the major cleaner-upper. I do help though!

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Mami2jcn says · 12.10.12

I like relaxing with my family without having to rush off anywhere. We can take our time and don’t have anything scheduled.

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brian and kim says · 12.10.12

I love watching holiday movies with my family!

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.stephanie.nicole. says · 12.10.12

My family is pretty spread out, so Christmas is really the only time we all get together anymore. It’s so fun to see how much everyone has grown and changed in a year, and spend the time telling all of the funny stories. We usually end up laughing more than talking, and that is just fine. Time spent with family is precious and priceless, and something I am so thankful for!

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Unknown says · 12.10.12

I love watching Christmas Vacation with my family 🙂

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sweeetkiwi says · 12.10.12

I love watching hanging out with my family and eating delicious food

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sarah says · 12.10.12

I love cooking with family and playing board games!

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sarah says · 12.10.12

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Claire says · 12.10.12

I love the family bonding. Since my dad passed away, the times that we can all get together mean so much.

Also, spending time with my niece! She’s growing up so fast.

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E says · 12.10.12

Love relaxing with everyone and eating yummy food!

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Tina says · 12.10.12

I love playing group family games after dinner while drinking hot chocolate or coffee!

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Nicole Carey says · 12.10.12

I love seeing the joy on my daughters face.

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Blondie says · 12.10.12

I love how we laugh ourselves silly over the weirdest things. Just makes the holidays shine!

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City Gal says · 12.10.12

At the moment, its about enjoying as much time as I can with my only remaining grandparent–my grandpa, who turned 92 this year!

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ehubbs85 says · 12.10.12

I love playing games and how everyone is in a good mood and nice

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Jenna says · 12.10.12

I love EATING and cozying up around the fire. 🙂

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playsh says · 12.10.12

I love using my family as guinea pigs for new recipes!

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Katelyn says · 12.10.12

I have a large family, so I love catching up with everyone!

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Heather says · 12.10.12

We typically do a brunch meal with my husbands family and we always bring new recipes along to try!

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Melissa says · 12.10.12

I live far away from my family, so getting to see them & lunge around is what I enjoy!

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Tam says · 12.10.12

We love to bake cookies together as a family!

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Laura Nile says · 12.10.12

I love making food together with my family. There is nothing quite as bonding as preparing and eating food together!

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Chrissyfeen says · 12.10.12

Eating all the yummies my family prepares!

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Hope Floats says · 12.10.12

I love that we spend the day together just eating, drinking, playing games. My family seems to always have 1 significant event that occurs during this time and while it may or may not be funny at the time we always laugh about it in the following years! I love this about my family – this year it was a trip to the ER for a cut eye!

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Kate says · 12.10.12

I love singing Christmas carols with my family!

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Madison Collins says · 12.10.12

My favorite part of spending the Christmas holiday with my family is Christmas Eve. We go to our church’s Christmas Eve service, then afterwards have hors d’oeuvres, listen to Christmas music and enjoy each other’s company.

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McCall says · 12.10.12

The best thing for me about the holidays is getting everyone together. We have a big family, so getting all 6 kids + spouses + nieces and nephews together doesn’t happen all the time. My other favorite part is our traditions- all of them!
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rachel says · 12.10.12

I enjoy decorating Christmas cookies with my siblings — and then eating our handiwork!

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Ashley says · 12.10.12

I love catching up with everyone and hearing about all the fun things happening in their lives. It can be challenging to find time to talk since we live on opposite coasts. I also love going on a shopping trip with my sister.

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kristinwithani says · 12.10.12

Sadly, I don’t spend holidays with my family. They are all over the country and not here in NC.

BUT what I do love is that I get time with friends who are more like family to me than my blood relatives. These friends’ kids call me “Aunt Kristin” or “Aunt Kriddie” and I feel like I’m home when I’m in their homes. I’m so thankful year after year that they invite me to join them for Christmas each year (Christmas Eve at one family and Christmas day at another).

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accordingtocarey says · 12.10.12

I’m not gonna lie, it’s all about the food.

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Lidia says · 12.10.12

I love catching up and just being together with family! I also love celebrating my husband’s birthday (he’s born on Christmas Day) 🙂

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Katie says · 12.10.12

I have to agree with some of the others about the food. But I also like that everyone seems be a little happier and more eager to get along around the Holidays – it makes the time quite enjoyable!

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Mary Catherine says · 12.10.12

My favorite part is just spending time with the family. We only get together for the kids birthdays and holidays. I wish we did it more, but everyone is so busy.

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jward says · 12.10.12

I love the sound of a full house!

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Catie Lundy says · 12.10.12

Family, food, celebrating our Saviors birth, decorating the tree and house, sending/receiving Christmas cards. These are just a few of my favorite things about Christmas. catie(dot)lundy(at)gmail(dot)com

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2busy says · 12.10.12

I love how when we get together, we can just laugh and have a good time.

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becca says · 12.10.12

My favorite part about spending time with my family, is merely just spending time with my family. I go to school 17 hours away from home so when I get home, especially for Christmas, I like to just hang out at home, drink eggnogs and watch movies with them

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Brenda Lee says · 12.10.12

I like just having all of us in one place at once. One of my brothers and one of my sisters lives far away, so it’s nice to be able to see them both.

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Laura says · 12.10.12

I love after dinner when we play our family card game while having a few adult beverages.

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Beverly says · 12.10.12

This is a very helpful post, Kate!… I like to do special/thoughtful things for our guests, but sometimes just *forget*… Your post will help me to remember! 🙂

And I love having everyone *together* for the holidays… The noise and laughter and little people running around… Love, love, love the chaos! 🙂

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Holly Hibner says · 12.10.12

I especially love to play with my nieces and nephew when we get together for the holidays. I only see them a few times a year, and I like to get right down on the floor with them and PLAY! Hard and loud. 🙂

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Lilly says · 12.10.12

catch up on daily life which is always sooooo busy

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Emily says · 12.10.12

I love having unscheduled free time to play games, create art or new recipes, and snuggling with stories without feeling like I have to do our everyday jobs.

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Cami says · 12.10.12

I would have to say spending time with family is the best! It seems lately with our busy schedules and growing family, the only time my brother, sister, and I are together is over the holidays : )

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Danielle says · 12.10.12

My favorite thing about spending holidays with family is the catching up, the relaxing, and the food! Nobody cooks a holiday dinner quite like mom!

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Emily says · 12.10.12

I love that we no one has to go to work so we get to just spend time doing fun things together. elawrence0711(at)gmail(dot)com

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danyelle h says · 12.10.12

My favorite thing is catching up, my husband and I live several states away from our family so we enjoy being able to a good time and lots of laughs with them around the holidays.

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Melissa Pattee says · 12.10.12

My favorite aspect about spending time with my family over the holidays is the traditions! My family was always really great at starting new traditions and carrying them on as we got older. We always decorate the day after Thanksgiving, I always make gingerbread cookies, we get a new Christmas ornament from my mother each year (so that when we get married we already have a set,) we always open a present of new pajamas on Christmas Eve, and wake up to homemade cinnamon rolls Christmas morning! Plus so many more!

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Kristi Harper says · 12.10.12

Game Night! Every Christmas night after all the presents are out, we get together with aunts, uncles and cousins and play a board game or three. 🙂
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Heather says · 12.10.12

I <3 being at my parents’ house for the holidays because I can just RELAX there. No laundry, no dog duty, not cleaning or cooking–just a little helping out. YAY!

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Elena says · 12.10.12

I like that we have time to relax, enjoy quality family time and create wonderful memories

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emt817ftw says · 12.10.12

This sounds silly, but I enjoy the cooking for everyone. I love being in my kitchen, but still hearing my family laughing and talking and just enjoying being with each other. It’s the best!

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Loren Koehler says · 12.10.12

My brother lives in Florida and we are super close. Every Christmas comes home and we just talk about everything! I just love the quality time I get to spend with him around the holidays!

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jenniferp says · 12.10.12

I love just being able to spend a lot of time with family and catch up!

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Julie Roth says · 12.10.12

Baking, baking, baking! I love seeing the smiles on everyone’s faces when they try my sweets!

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Courtney says · 12.10.12

I just like being with my family during the holidays: eating together, looking at Christmas lights, reading Christmas stories, watching Christmas movies, etc.
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Jessica C says · 12.10.12

I love spending time with my nieces and nephew.

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Cassie says · 12.10.12

Solid sibling hangout time! My older brother lives 6+ hours away, so all and any time together is wonderful!

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Signe says · 12.10.12

i just like getting to see everyone. i don’t get to see my family often so it is nice just to chat and catch up in person and play with the nephew.

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Angela says · 12.10.12

I love to catch up with everyone and enjoy a nice warm cup of coffee or home cooked meal!

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Mindy says · 12.10.12

I love watching my kids open their presents from us and just relaxing together.

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Mindy says · 12.10.12

I love watching my kids open their presents from us and just relaxing together.

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Lindsey J says · 12.10.12

I love thinking about special gifts to give, baking, and the classic Christmas movies

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RV says · 12.10.12

I love watching my family open their gifts!

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SalBug says · 12.10.12

It’s just so great to talk, talk, talk!

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Halley says · 12.10.12

I love all of our traditions, new and old!

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Tiffany says · 12.10.12

I love catching up with my family, eating, and celebrating Jesus’s birthday!
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Taniesha says · 12.10.12

My favorite part of the holiday season is being with my family 🙂 we are spread out over the United States, and it is the one time of year we all get together.

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Angela M. says · 12.10.12

I love pretending Arizona has seasons. coppola.angela(at)gmail(dot)com

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Kathy Olson says · 12.10.12

I like making everything special (decorations, music, desserts) so that the little cousins will always look back and think what fun they had at Aunt Kathy and Uncle Dave’s house.

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KRCandSAB says · 12.10.12

I enjoy all the special holiday cooking that goes on at my parent’s house in the winter months!

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Chelsea says · 12.11.12

My favorite part of the holidays is getting together with my mom and sister to set up the tree and holiday decorations and to bake all the yummy treats we send to family and friends.

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Tara {The Silver Lining} says · 12.11.12

I love the food of course!! but also watching Christmas movies all cozy in our pj’s. Christmas Vacation is a must every year! Also, we play cards and board games a lot!

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Kerry says · 12.11.12

We love playing cards together and catching up on everything.
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Kerry says · 12.11.12

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Bria says · 12.11.12

this is the first holiday season for me being a mom so i am excited to see the holidays through my daughter’s eyes now!

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Jennifer says · 12.11.12

I love visiting my parents so that my husband and I can try to go do something by ourselves. Free babysitters rock!

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Our Family says · 12.11.12

I enjoy takin gthe time to enjoy the moment and not feel like I am being pulled in too many directions with other activities!
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Stacey says · 12.11.12

I like catching up on everyone’s lives and reliving my own stories from the year

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Cynthia says · 12.11.12

I just love the food, laughter, and each other’s company! Priceless!

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MerMarty says · 12.11.12

My family loves to have fun, so my favorite part of spending time together is all the laughter that fills my parents house.

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Whitney says · 12.11.12

I love hearing old family stories, and making new memories.

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AllisonJolliff says · 12.11.12

I’m pretty sure it’s the fact that every time we’re together, we laugh about something, we eat good food, we make new memories, and we grow closer.
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Raye Dopson says · 12.11.12

Spending time with our family. We moved 2 hours away from my siblings (6 sisters and 1 brother). This is the one time of year you can usually get us all together. <3
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Rachael Grow says · 12.11.12

I like how when we all get together things get a little crazy and then sparks fly around the house. At least one person is going to shed a tear or two. The joys of family. 🙂

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Cassidy Wodke says · 12.11.12

I love that calm after the holidays for the couple days I stay at my parents house.

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Anne says · 12.11.12

Relaxing and embracing the moments spent together! anne (at) gmail (dot) com

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April says · 12.11.12

Love making dinner and unwrapping presents together!

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Last name is Nguyen says · 12.11.12

I like hanging out, catching up and eating good food

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Robinzkj says · 12.11.12

I love relaxing at home in our jammies all day. Our family is small and we all hang out at one house. We open presents, eat cookies and watch movies all day while being together.

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Krista says · 12.11.12

The endless hours of laughing and reminiscing! Although I only live about 5 hours away from my family, I rarely get to visit. We have such a close, tight-knit family that our “reunions” are always something to look forward to 🙂

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MrsJFree says · 12.11.12

I love my family’s annual Christmas dinner. It’s a huge affair with lots of aunts, uncles and cousins. It never fails that most of the night is spent reminiscing and laughing together. janelleknott(at)gmail(dot)com

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nina says · 12.11.12

I love getting to do all the family traditions that we have with each other.

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the terrian family says · 12.11.12

Reconnecting after being apart & reminiscing 🙂

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abs1228 says · 12.11.12

Now that we’re married we have double the holidays-a lot of people get stressed about it, but we see it as a blessing that we all live so close!

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Lisa says · 12.11.12

I always enjoy seeing my sister and her family at Christmas. They come from Minnesota to Wisconsin for the holiday. I also enjoy just spending time with my parents. They are getting older, so I want to make sure to spend every holiday I can with them.

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Kimberly says · 12.11.12

I remember while still in school, with all four siblings still at home, I would be so sad when Christmas vacation was over. Christmas was exciting and fun but I loved being home with everyone so much more.

This year, my husband and I are taking the same time off of work and we couldn’t be more excited to spend the uninterrupted time with each other and our son.

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Megan W says · 12.11.12

All the great laughter we share!

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Lynda says · 12.11.12

i love hanging out at home and being under the magical christmas lights

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Bret & Bean says · 12.11.12

Baking and planning all the meals!

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Kathy Wallace says · 12.11.12

I like seeing how close we are still and sharing memories.

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Andrea E. says · 12.11.12

My favorite part of spending time with the family on the holiday is the fact that most of the time, they try to be nice to each other. We all sit around and watch movies together, and its so rare I cherish it.

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Annie says · 12.11.12

Watching Home Alone with my sister!

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Navy Morrisons says · 12.11.12

As a military family, we only get home once or twice per year. I just love being back home and being able to participate in our Christmas traditions: making Christmas goodies, enjoying the same meal we have had for as long as I can remember, wrapping carefully-chosen gifts for family members, waking up super early to see if Santa has visited, church service on Christmas Eve that always ends with our congregation singing Silent Night by candlelight. Oh, how my list could go on… We will not be going back home this Christmas. We’ll be embracing many of our usual traditions and making some new ones here in our home away from home. 🙂

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Julie says · 12.11.12

My favorite part about family and holidays would have to be Christmas Eve. Our family plays Bingo for prizes (usually there are a few gag prizes), we eat my Grandma’s chex mix and fudge, and watch George C. Scotts Christmas Carol. It isn’t Christmas without that movie on. I love the easiness that comes with being together with my family. julianne(dot)loomis(at)yahoo(dot)com

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jeannie says · 12.11.12

I love all the holiday themed parties. My friend just had a cookie exchange and it was so much fun. I love getting together with family and giving out presents and seeing them smile.

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Tracy says · 12.11.12

I enjoy the break from routine (and the 5:15 alarm!) and just getting to hang out together. I also love the opportunity to spend some fun time with extended family.

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Angela says · 12.11.12

My favorite part of the holidays is watching the excitement that my kids have about this magical season. AND sharing all of it with my parents, who don’t get to spend much time with us during the rest of the year!

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The Stamms says · 12.11.12

The best part about spending the holidays with my family is playing games! My dad buys a bunch of prizes and we play games for hours. We always end up laughing till we can’t breathe and having such a good time.

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Cathy says · 12.11.12

My favorite part of the Holidays is it’s one week of the year where we have no hockey practice or games and no schedules. Lots of PJ’s and movies. Oh, and food 🙂

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Cathy says · 12.11.12

It’s one week where we have no hockey practice, no games, no schedules. Just lots of PJ time and movies. And food of course.

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AmandaG says · 12.11.12

Lots of laughing! And free babysitting! 🙂

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LaShona Taylor says · 12.11.12

My favorite thing to do with my family is watch my 4 year old with his Nana (my mom). She dotes on him and he loves her so much. I also can’t wait for my grandmother to cook breakfast. She make chocolate and biscuits and the best bacon around.

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lrdobry says · 12.11.12

I love getting together with my family and doing our annual grab bag gift exchange. People are always so creative and it is so much fun! [email protected]

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Kara Kieran says · 12.11.12

We are a military family and arent lucky enough to be stationed close to home so it is always a luxury to get to go home and visit with family for the holidays!

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kms says · 12.11.12

My favourite part is baking Christmas cookies with my Grandma, Mom, Sister and Nephew – four generations of baking is awesome!

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Kelly McGough says · 12.11.12

My favorite part is getting to cook & bake with my Dad. We live 1000 miles a part now so we don’t get to see each other most Holiday’s anymore. I remember the first time I took my Husband home to meet my Dad and he asked him why he had a wishbone “graveyard” above his stove. He told him that the wishbone was our tradition and he had saved everyone form every holiday we didn’t get to spend together. This year we were blessed enough that he was able to spend Thanksgiving with me in TX and right before he left my home to catch his flight back we pulled the wishbone…and it split right down the middle.

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Amber says · 12.11.12

I enjoy being able to actually relax and enjoy catching up with family during the holidays, it’s the ceremonial end to the hectic shopping season!

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Unknown says · 12.11.12

I love how relaxed everything is – it’s such a low-stress time of year for me!

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Stacey says · 12.11.12

I enjoy sitting around the table, eating a delicious meal planned by my mom or MIL, and just having great conversations.

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Ali and Logan Wilke says · 12.11.12

The laughter and the comfort food that we always have at the holidays – it reminds me how precious life is!

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Sarah says · 12.11.12

I like eating a big meal together, opening and watching people open gifts, and playing board games.

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Lauren says · 12.11.12

Being able to relax for a few days away from the office.

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Wandering No More says · 12.11.12

I enjoy spending time relaxing, laughing and playing games together.

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Jackie says · 12.11.12

Lots of laughs and fun memories…

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Nikki Luciano says · 12.11.12

I love decorating for the holidays. This includes my home, the tree and making sure each gift I give looks extra special!

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Beth says · 12.11.12

I just love getting everyone together! It’s the one time of year everyone’s schedules seem to mesh and we’re all able to be in a central location at the same time. A small miracle. 🙂

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Auntie Ann says · 12.11.12

Living so far away, I don’t get to see family as often as I’d like, so seeing them for holidays means everything to me. I miss them so much!

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Angee @ October Morning says · 12.12.12

I love not having any distractions. Just being home together as a family. mamarockwell(at)hotmail(dot)com

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LorieR says · 12.12.12

I love to just hang out, relax & enjoy each other’s company.
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Carolyn says · 12.12.12

I just enjoy the free time! No work, no distractions, just time to hang out with my family!

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Aimee says · 12.12.12

My favorite thing is just getting to be with my family! I’m away at graduate school across the country and Christmas break is one of the only times we all have at least a few days off to get together!

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lotsofdishes says · 12.12.12

holiday baking and cooking!

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Erin says · 12.12.12

I have young nieces so right now, my favorite part of the holidays is getting the chance to spend time with them and see how they experience this time of year. My family is also together in one city after years apart, which makes it even more special.

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Teri says · 12.12.12

The best part is every evening gathering together to share in making/eating dinner and the great conversation around the table.

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gayle t says · 12.12.12

I love taking my dog over to my dad’s house, and having them play together. My dad LOVES my Boston Terrier, Monty, and seeing them both freak out about each other is priceless. 🙂

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Jennay says · 12.12.12

The baking!! I also really enjoy spending time with my nieces and nephews and spoiling them some-taking them to the Festival of Lights, holiday concerts, and making and decorating sugar cookies with them!!

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southerngraduate says · 12.12.12

I love that they’ve known me forever, so they know *who* I am! Also, they can be pretty funny!

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Jillian Gordon says · 12.12.12

I love spending time with my family that I don’t get to see regularly during the Holidays. I love that this time brings everyone together to enjoy and celebrate!

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jeanna says · 12.12.12

I love that my children have cousins to play with. I have so many memories of play with my cousins. That is what I love about the holidays.

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Courtney B says · 12.12.12

i like decorating the tree with my family 🙂

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Mrs. Bentley says · 12.12.12

I love being with my family during the holidays because I don’t get to see them that often. It is nice to relax with them and catch up on all that I have missed.

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One More Time says · 12.12.12

We all live pretty close to each other, but with busy schedules it’s not always easy getting together, so the holidays are special days to catch up on our lives and just a great way to say I Love you no matter how busy we get.

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Nora Rose says · 12.12.12

I love catching up with everyone!
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Heidi says · 12.12.12

I love spending time with my parents, who normally visit us for Christmas. I love hosting them and it’s wonderful to spend a few days with them!

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Jamie says · 12.12.12

We love to play lots of board games when we get together!
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Carrie B says · 12.12.12

I love spending time with my family and seeing as their families grow. My cousins are spread out over the country and we usually only see each other at the holidays. We definitely make the best of the time while we have it!

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Spoonful of Me says · 12.12.12

My inlaws live out of state. I love that we all travel to North Carolina so everyone gets to spend Christmas together.

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Meghann Claire says · 12.12.12

I like being back at my parents, it is relaxing and I just feel at home! Meghann(dot)Claire(at)gmail(dot)com

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whynja says · 12.13.12

My husband and I moved to the US almost a year ago, and this is the first time since that I’ll go back to my home country. Spending time with my family during the holidays this year will mean everything for me this year, since it is such a long time since I last saw them. So, what I like best is that I’m back in my home country, and plenty of lazy days to spend just as we like.

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jhl says · 12.13.12

I love making cookies with the kids. And delivering them to people we love and to shelters. 🙂

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cniedz says · 12.13.12

I love just relaxing with my family, watching Christmas vacation, just hanging out with them… No rush

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Mara Yager says · 12.13.12

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I love the great food everyone makes and laughing and telling stories!

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Mara Yager says · 12.13.12

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Aleesa Janssen says · 12.13.12

My favorite is all the love around me in every shape and form. You know the real heart-warming, make you emotional, inhale it and wrap you up embracing love? That’s it. Pure and simple.
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cw says · 12.13.12

I love seeing my parents and my daughter spend time together. They don’t get to that often, so it is extra sweet to see it during the holidays. I also love creating traditions to remember

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Heather says · 12.14.12

I love how cozy and comfortable it is being with family. It reminds me of simpler days and is just comforting.

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JC says · 12.14.12

I like baking and watching movies with my family during holidays.

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Tina says · 12.14.12

I love being able to relax and share our life
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Brooke Petersen says · 12.14.12

I really enjoy just relaxing with family- it is so great to slow down all together!

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Annie Buck says · 12.14.12

I love how my kids are so excited even as teenagers. They are now starting to delight in giving gifts to people and are anticipating the recipient’s surprise.

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Gina Wildorchid says · 12.14.12

I love the fun conversations and laughter.

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Kristen says · 12.14.12

One of my favorite things about spending the holidays with my husbands family are all of the traditions they have and getting to do a bunch of holiday baking! 🙂

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Casey Robinson says · 12.14.12

Seeing people I do not always have a chance to see & spending time with family and friends in my hometown.

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Casey Robinson says · 12.14.12

Seeing people I do not always have a chance to see & spending time with family and friends in my hometown.

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Pretty Little Things says · 12.14.12

I love my family’s baking day. All of us girls get together to make our men their favorite christmas cookies and snacks! Plus we treat ourselves to a much needed girl’s lunch!

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Olivia R says · 12.14.12

I LIKE being content with just sitting around and doing nothing. Even if we aren’t talking, just being in the same house…knowing my sister is upstairs and not in another state, just brings a closeness and appreciation to me.

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Nicole Larsen says · 12.15.12

I love being able to have lots of free time to snuggle watching movies, play board games, and just have fun!

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Dee says · 12.15.12

What I love most is sharing stories and baking together! Also, we go caroling 🙂

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Carmen Nuland says · 12.15.12

I like spending time with family that we don’t get to see more than a few times a year (usually at holidays) – catching up with things that have changed, seeing how the kids have grown, etc.

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Laura says · 12.15.12

I love spending time with family members and friends who live far away who I might only see for Christmas. That time is so rare and special.

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JCHokie says · 12.15.12

We all live in different states so it’s very nice to see everyone over the holidays and be able to spend time together.

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Beth says · 12.15.12

not having an agenda to meet! It’s nice to just sit around and spend the whole day together snacking on yummy appetizers and holiday cookies.

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Ashley says · 12.15.12

I like how silly we all tend to get, like we are still children!

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Genelle says · 12.15.12

I love the comfort of my parent home and catching up. As my parents age, I find the time spent with them to be most precious of all. Merry Christmas to all!

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Kaitlin Oakland says · 12.16.12

I love the laughter and silliness, and eating and drinking holiday things together. It’s usually just such a happy time! I haven’t spent Christmas with family in two years, so I’m really looking forward to waking up late on Christmas morning and hearing the talk and smelling the coffee. It’s something that’s always stuck in my head.

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sy says · 12.16.12

I see my family about once a year, I enjoy talking to them about what happened in the past year, play games, visit attractions in their cities. I’m visiting 3 different states to see family this holiday season, it’s been a lot of fun.
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MCantu1019 says · 12.16.12

I like the memories we are making and sharing.
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Lori, Willie, Anna says · 12.16.12

I love to see my daughte

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Janice says · 12.16.12

I love the laughs and fun with the family at my grandmother’s and spending time with my 2 yr old niece. It’s always a blast.
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Nicole says · 12.16.12

I enjoy getting everyone together. My family lives all over the US and it is rare that all of us are able to get together.

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jakiesmom says · 12.17.12

eating good food and catching up
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mnstengel says · 12.17.12

I think just enjoying each other all in one place!

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Stacy says · 12.17.12

This is one of the few times a year that we get to visit my fiance’s family. So it’s great just to be able to spend a week with them and catch up!

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Olivia Kentch says · 12.17.12

All the family you get to see around the holidays is fun!!

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wizardewu says · 12.20.12

What I like best about spending time with siblings and families during the holidays is I never see them the rest of the year!

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Lynn says · 12.28.12

I love catching up with extended family I haven’t seen all year!

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Tabathia says · 12.28.12

Watching Christmas movies with the kids

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Daniel Anthony says · 01.09.13

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