The holidays are quickly approaching and for me, this is the most wonderful time of the year. With Thanksgiving and Christmas soon to be here, I wanted to share at least three of my favorite things during the holidays and include some other writers who share their favorite things too. Let’s take a moment together to further discuss, “Three of my favorite things during the holidays.”
During the holidays, there is so much that is quickly taking place. You begin to see so many things in the stores making you very aware of the time of year we are in. As for me, I absolutely love it. You see these times cause me to have precious memories of holidays past and things I really look forward to currently.
My family and I absolutely love to decorate both for Thanksgiving and Christmas. It’s a wonderful time to bring you to a place of reflection and what really makes you thankful. So, for Thanksgiving, we like to have our home ready for a big family dinner with all the trimmings. We love getting to sit down together and enjoy the special turkey dinner along with all the delicious sides.
Because there are so many things that I can include that are my favorite; I knew for this collaboration, it was important to narrow it down to my three most favorite. These are as follows:
2-Time with my family
When it comes to cooking, I especially get joy from the rewards of when the meals and sides are completely done. This included some delicious desserts like apple pie, baked cookies, and cheesecake. You experience the benefits from all your hard labor when it is all said and done. I make sure to have the turkey seasoned well at least 3-4 days ahead of time and then cook the day of Thanksgiving for at least 3-4 hours. The amazing part is to see how much food you can give to your family from one turkey. It blesses my heart to hear everyone saying how tasty it is and how much they are enjoying it. It brings my heart pure joy to feed others and know they really enjoyed the meal. Also, I really appreciate how the family joins in the kitchen cooking and we each are taking part in what we all are about to enjoy eating together as we gather. Whether it is cranberry sauce, rice and beans, potato salad, green bean casserole, or even putting gravy on top; it’s all a great combination and fun to work together on it.
This takes me to my next point, time with my family. As you see, I mentioned earlier we are working together on the meal, setup, and cleanup. It does not feel like a burden but a fun time as we each are working together for our special dinner and time together. As we gather around the table and just appreciate our time together, there are no words for how precious these moments are to me. I love time with my family so much. Each one is a true gift.
Lastly, let me talk about why decorating is also one of my favorite things during the holidays. You see, since I was very young, I have always loved the lights and decorations of Christmas. So, as we prepare for Thanksgiving, we are also preparing for Christmas and the end of the year. These moments of decorating cause me to appreciate why am thankful and take in what I have around me. I am reminded of the meaning of Christmas even as we are taking time to appreciate Thanksgiving as a family.
Let me know what some of your favorite things during the holidays are. What do you enjoy the most and why? Even though the holidays can be stressful and even very difficult, I wanted to take time with you to share what I sincerely appreciate about this time of year. Thank you for taking moments with me.
Now make sure you take a moment to read a few other writers who share what are their favorite things during the holidays. It is so much fun getting to collaborate with others in the writing community.
Katie Dating B
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49 thoughts on “THREE OF MY FAVORITE THINGS DURING THE HOLIDAYS”
I enjoyed reading this. I love cooking with family especially during the holidays too!
I am so glad to hear you enjoyed reading this post. I had so much fun writing it and collaborating with others too. Cooking during the holidays can be overwhelming for sure but it becomes so much fun when doing it with the ones you love. Thank you so much for reading and sharing your thoughts.
Thanks for starting this tag! I really enjoyed participating in it!
It is fun to collaborate with each of you on this post for the holidays. Thank you so much Katie for participating. I am looking forward to reading your post too.
Hi Natalie. I was so surprised to see that someone was posting about the holidays already. But on second thought, why not the way time seems to be passing by very quickly. I better start preparing! LOL!
Hi Jeanie, yes a few writers collaborated with me on this post and we decided to do so from now throughout this month. Yes, the time is going by very quickly and we find ourselves already in November preparing for Thanksgiving, Christmas and the New Year. Thank you so much for your support and taking time to read and share your thoughts.
Great post. I never have the energy to decorate anymore but I love looking at the lights/displays outside other peoples houses!
It definitely is a lot of work decorating but it is so much fun to do it as a family. This time together working together we cherish and we do it in parts so it does not feel overwhelming. Thank you so much for taking time to read and share your thoughts.
so excited for this collab & loved reading this! It’s getting me in the holiday spirit!
It is really lots of fun to collaborate together with each of you from the writing community. I am really glad we were able to do so again. I agree this collaboration brings you into the holiday excitement. Thank you so much B for taking time to share your thoughts and being a part of the collab. Looking forward to reading yours as well.
The decorating is one of my favorite. Starts from Halloween and until Christmas. Doing it non stop haha. So much to do it.
Thank you so much Frank for reading and sharing your thoughts. Decorating can feel at times like a constant during the holidays. But when you plan it all out, it really can be fun to do with the ones you love. Appreciating the decorations afterward can be so rewarding too.
I like spending time with family during the holidays. What you have covered here will go a long way in making that a lot better!
Thank you for taking time to read and share your thoughts Samuel. Spending time with loved ones are truly treasure.
I loved reading this! My favorite thing during the holidays is going to to NY to spend time with family. 🤍
Yessss, going to New York is so much fun during the Christmas time. Thank you so much for taking a moment to read and share your thoughts.
I love this! I love the whole season of Christmas which for me ususally starts late November onwards! There’s something so comforting and magical about the whole holiday season!
You are right Christmas time is so much fun. I agree I too enjoy the entire season. Thank you for sharing your thoughts.
The holidays do indeed invoke so many warm and wonderful memories. Working on the cooking and cleaning together is indeed so much fun vs. doing it all alone. Being with family is always our number one priority!
Thank you so much Shelly for sharing your thoughts. It is so much more fun being together with family and decorating for Christmas for sure.
I loved reading this! Now that my daughters are all teenagers (3 of them), I am looking forward to doing my christmas baking with them!
This sounds like so much fun getting to bake together with your daughters. I enjoy this season so much in cooking, baking, shopping and decorating too. Thank you for taking a moment to read and share your thoughts Sandra.
It really does feel great to prepare a meal for a large group! Thank you so much for sharing your favorites. It’s nice going into the holidays remembering why we love them so much.
Thank you so much Jessica. It is so rewarding to see everyone gathered around enjoying each others company and a precious holiday meal together. This is so much fun to collaborate with each of you.
Loved reading your post Natalie! I loved reading your favourite things about the holidays, family time is one of my favourites too 🙂
Thank you so much Caroline. Family time is priceless to me. I love and sincerely every time we get to have together and take nothing for granted. This collaboration has been fun.
My family has gathered at my home for the last 32 years for Thanksgiving. I have a large family (about 30 of us) when we all get together. I love it!
This is so wonderful Gigi. I love that you and your family has continued to be intentional on having this precious time together. Thank you so much for sharing and taking moments with me.
Great post to remind us of the things to enjoy during the holidays. Some of my favorite things during the holidays circle around family. The togetherness, traditions, and great food are the best!
I sincerely appreciate you sharing your thoughts. It is during this time of year that it is great to reflect and take in the things you really appreciate. Family time is truly a gift for me.
Excited and honored to be apart of this collab. Great getting to read your 3 favorite things to do during the holidays.
This has been so much fun to collaborate with each of you about the Holidays. Thank you so much for taking moments with me to share your thoughts.
It’s always such a gift to have time together with family during the holidays, especially as life gets busier each year it seems!
So true Jenn, we all can get so busy during the holidays. Making sure to be intentional to appreciate the moments you have with the ones you love I believe needs to be a priority. Thank you so much for reading and sharing your thoughts.
Agreed! These are my favourite things as well during the holiday period, might also add watching holiday movies; so many new ones this year. It’s great to set the mood and decorating definitely helps with that. Thank you for being open and sharing!
Yessss agreed holiday movies I greatly enjoy too. Thank you for taking a moment to read and share your thoughts.
I also love decorating! I’m Canadian, so Thanksgiving falls in October, and I’m ready to decorate as soon as November 1 hits! I love seeing all the decorations lit up in my house.
Awww love this Katrina. Thank you for reading and sharing your thoughts. Enjoy the holidays.
Cooking with family is definitely my favorite part of the holidays too.
I am so glad that you took a moment with me and shared your comments. Cooking with loved ones is such an incredible priceless gift that I really do not take for granted.
Wonderful post. It’s important to take the time and appreciate our family and our time together and Christmas time, as you say putting the decorations, is a great opportunity to just do that. I started to appreciate decorating, especially after I became a mom. I didn’t always enjoyed doing it, but nowadays it does bring me joy, especially when I see how much my son enjoys it as well, and it creates a great cozy atmosphere at home 🙂
Thank you so much for taking moments with me and sharing you comments. It is definitely so much fun to decorate with family. Sounds like you are making wonderful memories together.
Those are all my favorite things during the holidays too! Love cooking a big meal for all the family to enjoy especially!
Thank you Charity for taking moments with me to read and share your comments. Enjoying these moments with family during the holidays are a priceless gift.
The holidays do indeed invoke so many warm and wonderful memories.
Yes, the holidays bring a heartwarming feelings and joy in being with the ones you love. Thank you for reading and sharing your thoughts.