Tell Us About Your Holiday!

XmasCard 
  Here's one of our Roberts family traditions–the annual Christmas card photo (text reads Good Tide-ings!)

We want to hear how YOU celebrate the holidays. And when better than now, when you’re putting up your tree, thinking menus and buying gifts.  We’d appreciate your thoughts on any (or all!) or the following questions:

* Small Southern towns that celebrate Christmas in a unique way

 

* Small Southern towns that become even more beautiful at Christmas

 

* Great church choirs that do something spectacular for the holidays

 

* Special holiday church services

 

* Small churches or towns that do an old-fashioned Christmas pageant or live Nativity

 

* A neighborhood with a decorating tradition (lighted trees in every yard, luminaries, etc)

 

* Ideas for ‘giving back’ at Christmas (especially communities that do this)

 

*  Complete this sentence: It’s not Christmas without ____________________

 

Feel free to comment here or email me at carolanne_roberts@timeinc.com.

Thank you for talking to us. Your family at Southern Living wishes you the happiest of holiday seasons!

COMMENTS

  1. Donna Frasca

    Being fairly new to Charlotte, I haven’t established our “Southern” traditions just yet but I do know that fried pickles are involved. The one item that is on the Christmas list this year is a deep fryer so we can make them too! I am looking forward to hearing everyone’s responses so I can start some new Southern Traditions!

    December 3, 2009 at 2:01 pm
  2. Sarah

    I married a man from Cairo, GA and have become completely enthralled with their small town Christmas traditions. Being from Atl, we had plenty of traditions too, but certainly not the same old-fashioned feel. Cairo strings these wonderful old-school colorful lights across Broad Street downtown and it becomes quite charming. It’s a small ‘downtown’ but worth the visit in my book.

    December 3, 2009 at 2:11 pm
  3. Melissa

    It’s not Christmas without Paula Deen’s corn casserole!

    January 11, 2010 at 8:54 am
  4. herme bags

    We allowed the children to open one gift each Christmas Eve – ones of my choosing. Usually games, or some quiet fun items so they didn’t get too wound up.

    November 29, 2010 at 6:17 am
  5. cheapest jordans

    We have a breakfast tradition for Christmas. We make breakfast burritos for my whole family of over 20 family members and then some friends as well. Then we set tables up all around the house and play card games after the kids open presents.

    December 9, 2010 at 10:54 pm
  6. chanel classic bags

    We allowed the children to open one gift each Christmas Eve – ones of my choosing. Usually games, or some quiet fun items so they didn’t get too wound up. It helped assuage the “I can’t stand to wait!” fever.

    December 14, 2010 at 4:42 am