Whether you grew up reading The Night Before Christmas on Christmas Eve, making cookies at grandma’s house, or fighting the crowds on Black Friday, you probably have cherished memories of holiday family time that you’ll never forget. But who says you can’t create some new good times that express what you love most about the season? Whether you’re a country girl who loves a hayride or a shopper who can’t get enough, click through the slideshow for ideas to help you express your holiday style.

Enjoy a Bowl of Soup on the Town

Nothing warms you up and sneaks in a serving of veggies like a bowl of soup. Make a family shopping trip complete with a stop at one of our favorite places around town for a bowl of delicious, healthy soup. Want to try your hand at making a kid classic? Our easy two-step recipe for creamy tomato soup will have you in and out of the kitchen in a jiffy and feeling like mom of the year as you fill their tummies with the good stuff. Add grilled cheese and you’re golden!

Photo: Ferdi E. via Yelp 

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What are your family holiday traditions? Will you make new ones this year?

— Cherie Gough