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.

Give Back by Volunteering as a Family

It feels nice to receive, but even nicer to give. If you want to teach your kids that the holidays are about more than just their wish list, we've made finding a way to serve the community together easier.  Look through our suggestions and pick a project that is realistic and that interests the whole family.

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  • Holiday Storytimes and Reading Fun

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

— Cherie Gough