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.

Start a Family Pizza Night

Who says holiday meals need to be fussy, dress up events? While it’s fun to put on the sparkle sometimes, the kids (and you!) will appreciate the break from the hustle and bustle of holiday parties with a relaxing night at home. Kick back as a family in cozy pi’s with a pizza and movie night. We’ve found some of the best pizza in town. Click here to uncover some great ideas for holiday movies the whole family can enjoy together.

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

— Cherie Gough