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Y’all know I love Cracker Barrel because they make my whole family happy and we could spend hours playing checkers and browsing in the Old Country Store. They are also running a very fun contest that got me all sentimental thinking about all of our family traditions.

Now through November 6th, head to Cracker Barrel’s Sharing Tree giveaway and  you could win a grand prize of $10,000 just for sharing your favorite fall family traditions!  Each week they’re going to have a new Fall topic for us. I know that we’re all proud of the Fall traditions we have with our families, and the Sharing Tree is a place for us to let everyone else see our favorite traditions.

Probably my favorite of all our family traditions is that we spend Thanksgiving at home and then invite other families over who can’t make it out of town for the holiday. It’s a great way to share the season and a meal!

Cracker Barrel fans have lots of great ideas, so while you’re looking around the Sharing Tree be sure to add your favorites. If you’re on Pinterest, pin a few ideas want to use for later! You’ll also earn more chances to win my doing things like signing up for their newsletter and following them on Twitter.  For each entry you make, you get an extra leaf on your tree.

Win a Gift Card:

1 Southern Saver reader is going to win a $100 Cracker Barrel Gift Card.

To Enter:

Leave a comment below telling me one tradition you shared on the Sharing Tree.

The winner of this giveaway will be chosen Monday, 10/22.
This giveaway was sponsored by Cracker Barrel, but all opinions are 100% my own. 

    • lucysullivan

      Baking cookies

    • Noel

      Playing checkers on the rockers at Cracker Barrel

    • esyke623

      We love to make turkey decorations out of the kids’ handprints!

    • Melanie

      I shared about our fall costumes dressed like Mary Poppins.

    • shared a Halloween costume.

    • chrystal

      Christmas with my great grandmother!

    • Chrissy

      We love going to fall festivals, going to the mountains to look at leaves and just most of all spending time with all of our family…near and far :)

    • Having Thanksgiving with the family at cracker barrel. My Moms last thanksgiving was there.

    • Lora

      This week’s question was about our family member’s favorite Halloween costume. I don’t have kids so, naturally, I thought about my favorite costume for my dogs. One of my dogs has a squirrel costume that makes me laugh every time I think about it. It is so cute!

    • Laney

      One tradition I shared was eating pumpkin shaped pizza on Halloween.

    • A.Floyd

      My grandchildren loves to make cookies and then share at family get togethers. My father’s birthday is Oct 20th and the whole family starts celebrating the Thanksgiving season.

    • lucysullivan

      Holiday shopping!

    • jtrout

      favoriate this is picking halloween costumes with the kiddos.

    • fink6pack

      apple picking

    • scathcart

      During November, I always travel to Charlotte to go to the Southern Christmas show with my mom. It’s a special time where we just enjoy each other’s company and all the fantastic, beautiful scenery of the show.

    • karibeth8

      I always make a “Happy Birthday Jesus” cake on Christmas Eve, and we eat it at Christmas dinner.

    • Angela

      I have my children come lay in bed all morning on Sunday to watch cartoons with them. They love it.

    • Anne

      We make a big pile of leaves to run and jump in.

    • fl

      We love to go camping and enjoy the fall season of changing leaves and being outside before the cold sets in…

    • WC08

      I always make the cranberry sauce using real cranberries on Thanksgiving day.. but I don’t eat it! haha

    • Rachel

      baking pumpkin chocolate chip muffins with my little girl :)

    • Kathryn

      Having Thanksgiving with the entire family is my favorite fall tradition

    • We make scarecrows to look like ourselves! We dress them up in our own clothes!

    • Sonya

      On Thanksgiving before saying grace, we go around the table and tell something we are thankful for.

    • VP22

      Cooking and having my family together for Thanksgiving is my fave fall tradition

    • meghan

      We have all our extended family together for thanksgiving and spend the whole weekend together. We do a low country boil, hayride, and all kinds of fun stuff. It’s the best.

    • stickrn

      making stuffing and gravy from scratch for the turkey!

    • Diah

      We make cookies in all shapes…bats & pumpkins for Halloween, turkeys & leaves for Thanksgiving…we bag a few up to hand out to neighbors. My daughter’s favorite part is that I let them use M&Ms!

    • B. Newton

      Making Thanksgiving dinner as a family. Everyone makes a dish…No stress for just one person. Have to play football after dinner….Tradition!!! : )

    • NPelletier99

      Homemade apple butter and apple sauce is our favorite fall activity.

    • Tonya

      It’s the one time of year I make a pie from scratch

    • Stacy

      We share 3 things we are thankful for each year at Thanksgiving!

    • Jennifer Williams

      My Favorite Halloween Costume was when my daughter was dressed as a Strawberry Fairy.

    • AP

      Spending time with family & friends during the holiday season!!

    • Sarah B

      We like having a “blessings bowl” to put things we are thankful for in and then taking turns reading them.

    • I shared that my favorite costume was when my step Dad dressed up as willie Nelson

    • Denise

      I told that my favorite costume was Shera (spell) when I was little.

    • we give everyone candy corn at thanksgiving dinner and they have to name things they are thankful for with each candy corn as they eat it.

    • Tara

      Picking apples at the orchard and making apple crisp!

    • Marilyn

      We bake pumpkin cheescake!

    • jacob

      Sharing what we are thankful, pumpkin pie, and a hayride!

    • lora

      Things we are thankful for and raking leaves together and jumping in them.

    • Candice

      We make home made pies and give it our neighbors to celebrate the beginning of fall.

    • Anita

      Cornbread dressing is a must have tradition during the fall for us!

    • I shared my favorite costume was Nemo!

    • Lucy

      We love to have a big breakfast together on holiday mornings and stay in PJs til afternoon

    • Kylie

      shared my favorite halloween costume

    • Jessica

      We go around the table and say something we’re thankful for that year.

    • Chris

      Eating pizza on Christmas Eve!

    • Cindy Bessette

      Being with family and friends and eating anything pumpkin!

    • Erin

      We share 5 things we are thankful for each year at Thanksgiving!

    • Bekah Walker Heithcock

      roasting marshmallows on halloween

    • Carrie

      We always put our Cheistmas Tree up the weekend before Thanksgiving. That way, we’re already in the holiday spirit when the Christmas shopping season begins!

    • We go apple picking 2 time in the fall..one for lots of apples to eat and one for all our holiday baking. We always make apple sauce and drink homemade cider the day we pick them :)

    • I make Haystack cookies for my family each fall.

    • Carol

      My whole family loves to cook together and have fun in the kitchen.

    • Eating with the kids

    • theaikenparrs

      We have a Thanksgiving countdown calendar and each day we add to the things we are grateful for in our family.

    • My aunt’s sweet potato pies are the best in the world

    • Helen Popan

      we put up christmas lights and to keep us from fighting, we eat skittles and starburst, then come inside when were done for a hot tea. Fun times

    • disqus_yV7D7cRMuW

      My Husband and I leave the house at 5am and drive to family 7 hours away just to spend Thanksgiving with them. It makes a long day but spending time with family is important on the holidays.

    • Jayme

      Making cookies with our boys

    • Heather

      Baking cookies and decorating the house with all kinds of Halloween /fall decorations!!

    • JessicaC

      I said that my favorite costume as a child was a Jolly Rancher candy.

    • Julie

      We make homemade goodies every year for the start of the holiday season!!

    • Faith

      My mom’s side of the family would get together at someone’s house to eat lunch. Family came from everywhere. We jumped on trampolines, played football, and even watched football.

    • Corn maze, pumpkin patch and Hay rides with the family and all the kids!!!!!!

    • Charlotte

      We love to cook a big family breakfast!

    • Betty Baez

      I shared that my favorite costumes was when my boys dressed up as avengers

    • angie gilchrist

      I shared my favorite costume….a homemade pirate costume worn by my 5 year old. We even had a homemade hook — soup can with carboard hook! :o)

    • Shana

      We always stay in our pajamas and eat breakfast casserole while we watch the Thanksgiving Day parade together. After the parade we start cooking all together for our big dinner later.

    • sondra

      We love going to the pumpkin patch and picking out a pumpkin!!

    • Candy G

      I posted my daughter’s picture as Tinkerbell! :) Our favorite fall memory is to go to the pumpkin patch, ride a hayride, and pick out our pumpkin! Then take them home and paint/carve them! :)

    • Jessica

      We love to cook a big family breakfast!

    • My favorite holloween costume was a Cereal Killer with small boxes of cereal stabbed by a fork with dripping red paint and pinned to a chambray shirt

    • We go apple picking and pumpkin picking and then we take a hay ride afterwards and warm up with some hot cocoa on the ride! kids love it

    • mandy

      I shared that my favorite costume was cruella deville. A favorite tradition is that my family gets together and has a fall weiner/marshmallow roast!

    • elisetw

      We have a pumpkin carving night

    • tifftiff01

      every year we have about 15-20 people over for a big family get together, and this year will be extra special. It’s my baby girls first Thanksgiving and not to mention she is the first girl born into the family in 21 years, so she will be the star this year!

    • sariberry

      Mr. & Mrs. Potato Head!

    • Julie Johnson

      I loved my girls banana costumes that I spent hours making.

    • christina

      just being with family is great

    • Stacy

      I like just getting together with family and having my husband off from work. Baking also:-)

    • KaraFos

      We always watch “The Grinch” after Thanksgiving dinner.

    • Diana Baggett-Shull

      I love baking with my kids every year, peanut butter cookies with kisses on top.

    • Jeanie

      I combed my hair to the front (long hair) and went as cousin It on Halloween. (from Adamms family)

    • Michelle C.

      Shared a photo of my family dressed up like the crew from Star Trek

    • Karen

      Going to the pumpkin patch and making cookies.

    • Kristian W

      On Thanksgiving Day, our family talks about year-specific things/people/etc we are thankful for and plans Christmas Eve and Christmas Day festivities. Then, late Thanksgiving night and into Black Friday, most of the women in our family go shopping for Black Friday sales.

    • trisha4971

      One Halloween my daughter was a 50’s waitress and she was sooooo cute!

    • crystal

      Taking a trip to the pumpkin farm and shooting the “corn cannon” is a favorite fall trip!

    • Christina

      Baking Pumpkin Cookies!

    • Beth

      Baking as a family!

    • rindy

      Spending most of the day with long time friends (and we always include some new ones too)!

    • Kathleen Gras

      favorite costume was a headless ghost.

    • Marcie

      We all love to go apple picking and then of course bake apple pies! And of course there are always haunted hayrides and hot apple cider

    • whitney f

      I shared that we ALWAYS make sugar cookies and decorate them together as a family.

    • WE get together with my husbands family.. he is the oldest of 7 children. we split up dinner and just hang out as a family

    • Sarah Parish Mccoy

      I answered the question about favorite fall dessert to make. The answer is my MaMaws famous apple pie. It reminds us of her, year after year.

    • Jennifer

      We get together as a family and bake pies and make chex mix. Fun times and great memories!!

    • mcwfamily

      shopping black friday with family and friends. Planning out where we will go and the deals we want to get.

    • Teresa

      Lots of food, family, and football!

    • sherry geren

      We have a big bonfire and have all the grandkids over to roast hot dogs and marshmallows.

    • I love pumpkin foods and drinks and hayrides with my family.

    • We love to spend time family time together, whatever we do as long that it is TOGETHER, eating, watching the parade, reading, laughing :)

    • Tammie

      Pumkin Coffee….YUM!!!

    • Holly

      My husband and I had never lived in a neighborhood as children and we never had the experience of greeting trick or treaters. Last year (our 1st halloween together), we dressed up and gave out candy to all the kids in our neighborhood! Definitely a favorite memory and a tradition that we plan to continue!

    • We visit the pumpkin patch!

    • pollard1184

      Seafood (and leftovers) day the Friday after Thanksgiving. Oysters, Clams, Shrimp, etc.

    • Tess McLarty

      Local farm’s annual corn maze and hayride!

    • jensqps

      Buy extra turkeys after thanksgiving to freeze and use all year long.

    • Andrea Stroh-Williamson

      My son dressing up as Eddie Munster for Halloween last year.

    • Been making a trip to a cider mill every year for over 70 years. I have lived in 4 different states over the years, but still found a cider mill in each state.

    • Ree

      We don’t do Halloween but my favorite costume is a Tigger costume my sister got from the Disney store years ago! It has been handed down the family, and now my kids have it (ages 5 and 6) and they love it!

    • Eva Chastine

      Having the whole family over for Thanksgiving Dinner, then decorating the christmas tree.

    • Kari A

      We had a “Thankful” box that we would fill all throughout the year with what we were thankful for and on Thanksgiving we would read them all outloud. It was a great way to look back on and remember Gods faithfulness to us throughout that year!

    • Tadams

      My son due to be born on Tuesday, Oct 23. We are looking forward to making a lot of wonderful new family traditions with him! One tradition we started was with his nursury. Everyone in the family came over and painted a leaf on the tree in the nursury…thus, the “family tree.” We hope this will continue in the family everytime a new baby is born!!

    • Christi

      I shared my cowgirl costume!

    • perry

      Halloween party at the children’s hospital

    • Ashley Carter

      Local corn mazes and trips to football games!

    • ahuebner

      I shared that a favorite costume was growing up when my brother was a big can of Pepsi!

    • Kaylee @Couponing & Cooking

      My husband and I pick a night in October and have an at home date night carving pumpkins. We get fun snacks and treats from Fresh Market and enjoy a relaxing night in together.

    • Fran

      My make place mats and place cards for everyone

    • I posted a picture of my Grandson when he was Tigger for halloween :)

    • Missy

      all time favorite…..cooking the pumpkin seeds!!! yummy!

    • Every Christmas, we paint our own ornaments :) its fun cause the kids get pretty creative and it’s fun to look back on old ones :)

    • Anita Shipley

      favorite costume-my daughter at pipi longstocking, made it myself

    • Tricia Martin

      We bake a gooey pumpkin cake each year and are starting our own thankful tree in the house and hanging what we are thankful for on each branch!

    • Lori S

      My son’s favorite pirate costume.

    • barb

      Making pumpkin muffins with the kids

    • Jessica Ingram

      My mother spent Thanksgiving away from all of us kids to take care of her mother who was dying of cancer…We were all so bummed we couldn’t be with my mom, but my dad wanted us to still celebrate Thanksgiving in the traditional way. We showed up to Cracker Barrel at about 8pm and they were SO accommodating. Years later, that became my first job because I never forgot how special they made my family feel.

    • Crystalgoodwin3

      We loved cooking a hugh meal with share with all our family on Thanksgiving Day and then on Friday instead of shopping like most people. We go out and get our live tree. We don’t put it up yet.
      We just cut it and put it in water in our large walk in cooler. Later in the day, we put up one of our artifical trees in the sunroom by the fireplace and usually decorate the mantel. It’s the start of my favorite time of year.

    • Becca

      We all have dinner at my friends house on Thanksgiving. Kind of like you shared that you do at your house, except it’s a potluck dinner that my friend hosts. We always go because we don’t have any family close by.

    • spadgett

      We travel to Pennsylvania each Thanksgiving to visit my grandparents; my favorite time of year.

    • SueEl

      Make apple turkeys with the kids: decorate apples with gumdrops, marshmallows, etc to look like a turkey.

    • MichelleOU

      Every year we go to a pumpkin festival near us and take a family photo in their pumpkin patch. It’s fun to see the kids and family grow throughout the years through these pictures.

    • making home made apple butter

    • asgcoach

      Fall family traditions… we used to take a car or little airplane ride and look at all the beautiful leaves when they are so colorful! So sad that life is often too busy to do it anymore :-(

    • suzy

      pumpkin patches in the fall, making our own turkey handprints every year and going on hikes to look at all the colored leaves with my kids is so special

    • kathyneff

      It did not ask that question, but asked about my favorite Halloween costume…. so that was a little devil costume my youngest angel wore….

    • Cyndi V

      I grew up in Pa. (we live in Fl. at the present time) and my birthday is in Oct. My favorite time of the year ha always been fall. This year for my birthday my wonderful husband took me to upstate NY to view the fall foliage. It was absolutly beautiful! I’ve been told that this will become our special fall tradition in years to come!

    • Jennifer

      Carving pumpkins as a family

    • Michelle

      Thanksgiving decor, saying what we are thankful for, and pumpkin pie

    • Brenna715

      Going to the corn maze/pumpkin patch/hay ride. We also throw in wathcing college football and some haunted houses.

    • angie

      Shared that hot chocolate is a must have !!!

    • Robin Schreiber

      Giving away candy at our church, at Halloween.

    • Favorite costume – my son as Clark Kent

    • Getting the Family together and eating a nice Italian dinner and playing pictionary kids vs adults. had a blast!!!!!!

    • rebecca

      Carve pumpkins

    • I’m canadian living in the US with my american husband so on Thanksgiving its tradition for us to always have a few very canadian items with our meal to reflect both our heritage.

    • Melissa H

      Our favorite Fall comfort food/tradition is Pumpkin Pie! I make my Mom’s recipe and it is the BEST pie ever…as stated by anyone who has ever eaten it. I also shared my favorite Halloween costume. Even though I’m a girl, my favorite costume was that of a gorilla! In my neighborhood, people would make you take off your mask so they could see who you were, then you would get candy (or popcorn balls or homemade fudge…they made some GREAT treats for the kids they knew well.) I loved the surprise on their faces when their little girly-girl neighbor was under a gorilla mask! LOL!

    • buddybabs

      Carving pumpkins with all my boys!

    • Loved it when I entered my now 15yr old daughter (soon to be 16) at the age of 1 as a mommie. Baby powder all over my couch as well as her face, gauze wrapped around her.. love memory lane.

    • Pam

      For Halloween…picking out pumpkins with my grandson! For Thanksgiving…getting together with my family for a great meal!

    • jesstopher

      We love carving pumpkins together, it’s our favorite Fall tradition.

    • Enjoying time with family

    • April Adkins

      My son wearing a Scooby Doo costume

    • Corn mazes– pumpkin patches– and Fall festivals!!!

    • Meagan

      The question Cracker Barrel is currently asking is favorite Halloween costume. since I had a pirate picture handy from a few years ago (doubles as an outfit for Talk Like A Pirate Day!) I used that. :)

    • Ashley

      We have a thankful box that we all put something we are thankful for that happened the last year. After 10 + years of doing it, we have a FULL box!

    • Amanda

      I always love that Thanksgivng evening we have a family game night.

    • My husband of almost two years and I switch off hosting Thanksgiving with his parents. This all started a few years ago when a tree fell on their house during a storm!!

    • I shared my son dressed as a cowboy!!

    • Allison

      carving pumpkins for Halloween!

    • Julia Atkins

      We love car rides to check out the beautiful fall colors.

    • S_CarolinaGirl

      My favorite fall tradition is having an outdoor Thanksgiving with all of my family. We usually have 40-50 people, including friends and neighbors who don’t have anywhere to go. It is really fun and we have a great time!

    • ChrisOakes

      I shared our favorite fall food – homemade potato soup!

    • irma

      Best thing ever is spending the Holidays with family, trying new and old faithful recipes.

    • Me and my daughter love this time of year! Ever since she was little, when we would ride in the car somewhere, we would play ____ (whatever holiday) lights game. The first one to see say, Halloween lights had to call out “Halloween lights!” and we would keep score just for fun. Because we didn’t have alot of money, we drive around and play it to just have fun and be together. We play all the way through Christmas as the decorations on people’s houses change through the season.

    • LeAnne Jennings

      Favorite Halloween costume was my son last year as a cow!

    • ckhester

      love raking leaves and jumping on the pile with the kids while screaming like crazy people.

    • Jennifer Vedder

      Family get together at my grandmother’s!

    • Terra

      I shared that my favorite Halloween costume was when I dressed up as Little Orphan Annie back in 1985.

    • Janet

      We like to have a bonfire and have friends over. We have chili and cornbread around the fire and then of course we roast marshmallows and make smores.

    • Jessafrog

      They asked for my favorite Halloween Costume – mine was wearing my mom’s Air Force Medic Uniform.

    • Sharonw

      One of my favorite traditions is going to grandmas for dinner with the entire family or 20+. It is always the best when we get together and gather around the table full of delicious foods.

    • Reny

      Competition of carving Whith different shapes.

    • guest

      My sons take Thanksgiving week off to deer hunt and we have a big Thanksgiving Dinner together!!

    • Dana210

      Every year we carve pumpkins with two kids. Its always fun because we get the cut out patterns bcause we r not very talented but when we r done it looks like we know what we are doing.

    • Michele

      After the huge Thanksgiving meal the whole family plays games.. Board games, card games etc.. Lots of fun that doesn’t happen enough!

    • pumpkin carving!

    • savingformyfamily

      I picked my favorite Halloween dress-up character was Stephanie from Lazy Town.

    • Dana210

      Should say our two kids

    • Rebecca K.

      We like to go to all of the corn mazes in our area and pick out pumpkins as well as just spend family time together.

    • Shannon C

      I posted a picture of son when he was big al, Alabama mascot 2 years ago, its my all time favorite costume!

    • Pam

      We like to have friends over and eat, drink and have a bonfire.

    • making homemade apple dumplings serving them warm with vanilla ice cream on the side. Yum

    • Samuel

      A lot of pumpking pie

    • Abigail

      We usually spend Thanksgiving in the North Carolina mountains with my husband’s family. Most of our traditions involve food but my kids have also done thankful trees the last couple of years where each day in November they write something they are thankful for on a paper leaf and we attach it to a large paper tree on the wall.

    • Jessica

      Taking the girls to the pumpkin patch is our tradition. We live in Florida now so it seems more important to keep the “fall traditions” even though its summer year round here. We still find the pumpkin patches and try to always take a hay ride or two to celebrate the fall.

    • Robin

      Carving pumpkins together. Each of the six of us comes up with our own unique design. Always fun to see the outcome!

    • Jennifer

      I commented on favorite costume–when my preemie baby was a bear in the NICU. The nurses dressed him and took his pictures.

    • Queenie

      My favorite Thanksgiving tradition is spending time with those I love, catching up with what is going on in their lives, having a wonderful turkey dinner prepared by my Mom, (she cooks the turkey in a brown paper bag). And giving thanks for wonderful family, friends, food and football. And then a nap……..

    • shawn

      Spend Thanksgiving with family every year!

    • Mel

      we tell each member of the family something we are thankful for about them….

    • Georgia Girl

      Family get togethers at my moms and being with everyone!

    • Candice

      we have a tablecloth i started using for my oldest child’s fist Thanksgiving. Every year the everyone writes on the cloth what they are thankful for that year. its great to look back and read them.

    • Rachel

      Making a big pot of chili and carving pumpkins and roasting the seeds!

    • deb

      My daughter dressing up as a Clemson cheerleader..

    • Jea

      Taking the grandparents and kids to the pumpkin farm to enjoy the fall weather and all the halloween themed fun!

    • Nicole-Lynn

      Dressing up as a pumpkin for halloween! :)
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    • eating turkey and all the trimmings with family and naming things we are thankful for.

    • Tina Marie Michael-Kennett

      With family members living in different town. I enjoy hosting a fall family fun night. Where the kids come in their costumes. Tons of games for them to play and of course lots of goodies.

    • South Carolina Gamecock football!!!

    • My daughter was a preemie and at her fist Halloween she was so small we would carry her around in a felt pumpkin bucket. she hated it, but we thought it was the cutest thing ever. Now every year we take her picture with the same pumkin bucket!!

    • Cali2nooga

      They asked my favorite costume and I said a guy friend dressed as a pregnant nun. Sounds a little blasphemous, but if you were there it was really funny.

    • Kim O

      We always take our kids to the pumpkin patch. We don’t have a “real” one but a local church sells them. We take pictures each year and they have a “how tall am I’ sign. It is neat to look back at how tall the kids are now and how they have grown up. It isn’t fall without buying baby pumpkins from the pumpkin patch!

    • Tiffany

      carving pumpkins!!

    • Melissa Moody

      I know it’s cheesy but our tradition is just making sure we slow down and spend time with each other no matter what we are doing!

    • Hollybp

      I dressed up as “bum” for Halloween while workint at the Olive Garden in college. I wore a sign that said, “will work for tips” and won a $50 prize :)

    • Thanksgiving- Our entire family goes to my mom’s house for dinner. My sister, mom and I start cooking a week earlier.

    • We started a new tradition last year. About 7 miles down the road is a little family owned Garden and Produce farm. They sell pumpkins and gourds and have a corn maze. We took our 8 year old there last year at night. She was afraid at first (we went to the night time maze where they jump out and scare you) but she loved it! Unfortunately they aren’t having it this year due to an illness in the family but will hopefully be back next year! My husband and I went through it the year before and had a blast. It’s fun to hear all the comotion. Some people are really scared and some are just a little on the theartrical side, but it’s fun.

    • We all go around and each say one thing we are thankful for for each person. :)

    • Vicky Shirey

      Spending Thanksgiving with the family at Grandma’s house.

    • Ewags

      My sister and I both remained in SC following college, but we were always homesick for Illinois especially at Thanksgiving. One year, she made Mom’s homemade egg noodles. As I stirred the raw noodles into rich beef broth, I felt the homesickness fading. We’ve made noodles and mashed taters ever since. The simple tradion of that dish helped ground us.

    • TracyM

      Our favorite tradition is carving pumpkins and our favorite Halloween costumes are vampires

    • debbie

      going to the Turkey Run and wching guy enjoy the cars

    • Jaylene

      My favorite costume was the zombie costume worn by my husband. He spent hours doing his “make-up,” and the results were awesome!

    • Debbie

      Picking out a pumpkin together – then carving it when we get home!

    • Sherri

      Going to our neightbors corn maze and getting lost in it!

    • Debby

      My husband plays Santa Claus. When it’s time for Santa to come, we all go outside and look up into the sky. One of us secretly rings a bell. All the kids swear that bell is Santa and one of the stars in the sky is his sleigh. It works every year. Then Santa appears at the front door.

    • soundring

      Picking out a pumpkin and carving it.

    • peggy

      We all go to my daughter house and enjoy the kids & big kids dressing up and trick or treating in her neighborhood.

    • Candace

      Going to the apple farms and pumpkin patches!

    • Every Thanksgiving we put together the new Christmas lego set. It usually takes us a few days and it is time well spend together!

    • Melanie

      Group costumes with all the kids (sometimes adults); neighborhood hang out on our front step handing out, eating, and asking for candy. My favorite is baking and decorating cookies to take to the fire department and shut ins; we make a huge party with the kids in the neighboorhood- it’s a huge mess and so greatly appreciated.

    • Amy Lauren

      We always eat Chinese food and watch A Christmas Story every Christmas Eve. That’s one of the first traditions my husband and I created! We also try to make it to at least one haunted house or hayride.

    • Jennifer

      I shared my favorite Halloween costume worn by a family member

    • amyhlou007

      This year we are starting a new tradition. My grandmother passed away this year and to keep her memory alive we are going to put together a recipe book. We are going to include her recipes we all loved and add others from all family members. This way we can pass it down from generation to generation!

    • Addie

      Family reunion time with TONS of food, eating all day long, football and going to CVS bright and early!

    • Leah

      Making all the side dishes that Mom used to make for Thanksgiving. She’s been gone many years, but it’s a way to feel close to her, like she’s still with us at the holidays.

    • jstinch

      I shared our favorite fall comfort food which is Pumpkin mac and cheese

    • Gina

      Every year we paint pumpkins in the pumpkin patch and make carmel apples.

    • Tami Schrand

      We always make a big pot of chili and host a Halloween party at our house. My husband loves to dress up and pass out candy to all the children in the neighborhood!

    • CJ

      We like to eat at Cracker Barrel on Thanksgiving because we have a small family and don’t like to cook. It is delicious!

    • Lori

      Warm Apple cider, roasting marshmallows sitting by the fire. Love it ! Look forward to doing this with the family every year at this time.

    • Sara Sprinkle

      Taking nature walks to see how the trees are changing and other beautiful fall observations.

    • mlfelton72

      Every year we go to Pumpkinville to pick out our pumpkins for halloween and baking pumpins for our homemade pumpkin pies.

    • Jess Woods

      In order to get ready for the Fall season, my kids decorate our house with home-made crafts. It is a great family tradition for us because it allows us to make things together as a family and it also shows our children that we value them as members of the family since their work is displayed throughout the house! It doesn’t always look like something out of a magazine, but it always brings a smile to my face! :)

    • Marie

      We go to the beach every thankgsiving with our dear friends– who now live about 6 hours away! We began this tradition with only 2 kids between us, now we have 6 between us! The hubbies have smoked, fried, baked, marinated, and even ruined a turkey while we have consistently made canned biscuits, canned green beans and Stouffer’s mac/cheese. We spend time bundled on the beach playing and flying kites, have midnight bananagrams competitions, and make late night Krispy Kreme runs. It’s our very favorite fall tradition!

    • couponer

      apple cider!

    • val0512

      We go to all of the local fall festivals and pumpkin patches every fall. My girls love fall activities, and so do I!!

    • We love going to the pumpkin patch. Here in Middle TN there is a great one a few miles from us that has a small petting zoo, a corn maze, tractor hay rides, pumpkins, and al huge kiddie area with slides and all kinds of toys for the kids! It’s a great place for the entire family and we look forward to it every year!

    • jperdue

      We celebrate our October anniversary with a mini vacation without the kids!

    • B j

      Fall tradition in Tennessee is UT football. I may wear “go vols” orange for Halloween.

    • SG

      On Christmas eve we always bake cookies for Santa, put a key out for him to get in…no fireplace…spread reindeer food in yard and read Twas the Night Before Christmas before bed. We also make sure our son’s magic elf, Jack is under the tree and ready to go home with Santa!

    • tom

      pumpkin patch!

    • rachel

      we always do christmas eve breakfast (at cracker barrel!) with our whole family! it’s a tradition we never miss!

    • Lz

      we paint pumpkins!

    • donna

      Carving pumpkins and eating beef stew

    • marina

      pumpkin picking and carving it!

    • Courtney Beckstead

      The question I commented on was my favorite Halloween costume. It’s actually my son’s costume this year. It’s Frankenstein and its awesome! He looks so cute!

    • mom

      the trdicional dinner

    • Sara

      For each of my 2 son’s birthday I write in their “life story” journal. I write how proud of them I am and what accomplishments they have achieved this year. They help me with ideas and stories to put in the journal and it includes pictures. It will be a wonderful present when they are older.

    • birdylady

      My favorite fall memory is when the fall apples came into season, my mom and I would go to the local orchard and get apples to make apple pie.

    • Amy

      Our favorite tradition is going to the same apple orchard I went to as a child and watching them make fresh donuts!

    • Fall is our favorite time of year!! We “kick” it off with Gator Football – then we visit the local county fair, corn maze, apple orchard, and pumpkin patch!! Hayrides and apple cider donuts are our family’s favorites!!

    • Courtney

      Favorite Fall Tradition: Going to my Great Aunt’s house and sitting around her kitchen table! All the women bring their newspapers and we go through the Black Friday ads to plan our strategy! The women in my family have done this since before I can remember… it’s so much fun.

    • Mrs, Powell

      On Thanksgiving we celebrate the birth of my parents first grandchild Jonah! He wasn’t given much of a chance by the doctors during pregnancy ,but he’s a beautiful healthy boy!

    • Sydney Butler

      Carving the pumpkin, of course.

    • Lisa Roberts

      I commented on the favorite Halloween costume and it was my son’s Lightning McQueen costume last year.

    • Betty

      Watching the leaves change color, carving pumkins, & carrying the kids to the corn maze.

    • Tan

      Apple picking!

    • barbie1032

      carving pumpkins

    • marie

      we always prepare a big thanksgiving dinner, and invite people who has no where to go! And the door is open all day! Very thankful for my Blessings!

    • Michelle Smith

      We love going to the pumpkin patch and then coming home and carving them.

    • Lizy

      Everytime we meet family memebers from out of town we look for the large Cracker Barrell sign off of any busy exit! My favoirite dish is the roast beef!

    • We take a trip to a nearby old fashioned cider mill.

    • Josh

      Carving pumpkins together.

    • My sons favorite costume

    • October means Birthdays for us, daughter n law on the 5th, son n law on the 15th and daughter on the 20thso we kick of the holiday season with a big Birthday Party . We try to include a Bombfire and Marshmellow roast in the festivities.

    • Lynn Kramer

      I got asked which was my favorite Halloween costume and I said it was my husband’s flying squirrel kigurami. I’m trying to talk him into wearing it again this year!

    • TAA

      Our family actually eats Thanksgiving dinner at Cracker Barrel! We especially like the Chocolate Chip Pecan Pie with ice cream!! YUM!

    • Lana

      Apple picking!

    • Michelle

      My most favorite Halloween costume was for my daughter was when she was a vampire! She looked so cute and scary! :-)

    • Gayle

      Carving pumpkins is always fun and a good way to spend time together.

    • Favorite Halloween costume was me and my hubby dressed up as the Big Bad Wolf and Little Red Riding Hood, a little mauled by the Wolf. Had scratch holes in back of dress, it was fun!

    • Brenda

      We have a bonfire, smores, wienie roast and hayride for the youth of our church and tell them to invite their friends! It grows every year!

    • Taking a day trip to see all the fall colors on the trees.

    • Favorite thanksgiving tradition is family gathering and fellowship.

    • Mary Weed

      We love going to the apple orchards:)

    • Estela

      Our family traditions don’t seem like much but because we’re such a big family, getting us all in one place to do a fire, a dinner, and a movie together can be a challenge. When we get it all together it’s really nice. :D

    • Bsurfergirl

      Apple picking in our local orchard!

    • Nessa

      Being with family and enjoying the Thanksgiving meal together.

    • Chip A.

      I remember being a cowboy and shooting off my pop gun!

    • Nicole

      riding bicycles together (all 7 of us) by the Tennessee River under the beautiful trees and colors!

    • peg

      I don’t know how it got so out of hand, but every year, my a group of family, relatives, and friends get into the spirit and we decorate our houses, and we try to outdo one another. On Christmas day, we usually have an elder in the family judge whose house is decorated the best. It’s a lot of fun and it helps get us motivated to visit one another’s homes more often during the holiday season.

    • Kayla

      My boyfriend and I have decided to start our own traditions this year and are going to a mystery dinner on Halloween night! :D

    • Patti Pizzano

      I answered that my favorite tradition is making and giving cookies with my childrens help

    • Kristin Jackson

      Our favorite Halloween tradition is carving pumpkins together the Saturday before Halloween. It’s also so fun and we bake the pumpkin seeds after!

    • keisha

      we love picking out pumkins together then carving silly faces on them.. we let the kids 1 & 4 dig out all the ‘pumkin guts’ as my 4yo calls it :)

    • Elena Vo

      Collecting acorns in the forest behind out house and later doing craft projects with them! So fun. We also plant new oak trees in the spring using the collected acorns.

    • Tracey

      We always go to our local fair.

    • JulsB20

      Visiting the orchard and pumpkin patch

    • cher

      It’s been so long it seems my memory is blank except I do remember going to get pumpkins and apples (apple cider) with my parents. Long time ago …Will go back to Sharing Tree and enter that I suppose. I keep just seeming the costumes end of it.

    • Coupon queen

      Every year for my daughter’s birthday, which around Thanksgiving, she gets an ornament for Christmas

    • Loide

      After the big meal, we go around the table and share what we are each thankful for.

    • Sandy

      Going to Cracker Barrel on Saturday mornings with my hubby!

    • April Fox

      We have a scavenger hunt every year on Christmas morning. It takes the kids a while and keeps them busy so we can sleep a little longer. And they LOVE this and look forward to it every year now.

    • AF

      We also go to a local apple farm and pick apples every fall. It has become something our whole family looks forward to.

    • HTaylor

      One tradition that I shared is most important to my children is to prepare a tradional home-cooked turkey dinner with sweet potatoes, green bean casserole, homemade dressing and cranberry sauce!

    • jsrefuge

      mmmm….. pumpkin bread!!!

    • Kristy Pevahouse Lott

      Ever since I’ve lived on my own, my family has come to my house for Thanksgiving dinner.

    • audioskill

      Enjoying time with my family, putting up the Christmas tree and planning a shopping trip for the next day.

    • terri

      I love getting together with my family with lots of good food to eat. I remember 1 year me and my husband and our pastor cooked several turkeys for a shelter.

    • Aymee

      I shared the t-shirt that I made last year.

    • Mel

      Apple picking.

    • L.Hardy

      Each Thanksgiving my boys make a paper turkey and have everyone write what they are thankful for one of the turkeys feathers.

    • snowgurl18

      I am a vegetarian, but every year my boy cousins would chase me down and force feed turkey down my throat. Even now adults they always send me a message about eating my piece of turkey.

    • Joanne C.

      Watching a marathon of college football while having all kinds of great food.

    • daytondoll

      Each thanksgiving, Each person writes with a marker on a rock– thier name, the year and the answer to “What 3 things are you most thankful for this year?” Each year we then place the rocks (with previous years rocks) in a large clear glass container by the fireplace. Everyday we are reminded that we have lots to be thankful for.

    • Love carving pumpkins with my family!

    • Angi

      Both of my kids have October birthdays and we love Halloween, so all of that together makes our tradition extra special.

    • Lori

      Eating a meal with my dear family

    • All our family watches the Lions game that plays on Thanksgiving day ever year. If we can not get together we all know that right when the game is over that is when we call each other. That is one way we feel together when we can’t be. I love my family!!! :)

    • eac

      making leaf rubbings for decorations

    • erin

      We enjoy going to Old Salem, a historical place where they put on a nativity scene each Christmas. We also get their sugar cake and have it for chirstmas morning.

    • I shared a favorite costume. One year for a local “kiddie day parade” our whole family dressed up like the Flintstones. Complete with CAR…LOL

    • AmyB

      I shared the favorite Halloween Costume!

    • Caroline

      My baby will wear the pumpkin costume this year that his brothers both wore the year that they were babies.

    • Kim

      At Thanksgiving dinner each person tells at least one thing they are thankful for after we pray.

    • A tradition I shared was how the day before any major holiday we do crafts that are of that holiday theme. We make enough for the whole family (we have a small family).

    • Lisa Briskey

      Always serve 2 kinds of cranberry sauce… Real and straight from the can.

    • Bird68

      Taking a walk around the block if it snows with strollers, dogs and whatever else it takes to get us all out there. Living in middle GA it doesn’t happend very often.

    • deborah pressley

      We go on a hayride after our meal pick our pumpkins and spend the afternoon decorating our pumpkins.

    • Bonnie D

      We organize a Halloween Parade in the neighborhood each year. Tons of fun!

    • sandra

      Decorating for fall with the kids and decorating the day after for Christmas. My favorite is what we did today went 4-wheeling with the kids with the leaves falling and the dog running to catch up.

    • Stacy Johnson

      My kids and I love to get in Pajamas , make popcorn and hot chocolate and watch “THEIR” old movies! Its so fun to see how they have grown and what they said when they were little! It truely bonds us closer as a family!

    • sue

      baking sweet potato pies

    • Teresa L.

      Every Thanksgiving mom and I cook a huge dinner for the entire family. I go over early in the morning, get the turkey started. Then mom and I go out to breakfast together. We have done this for about 15 years now. It’s our special time together.

    • Kim

      Sitting around with the whole family saying what we are all thankful for all the time….not only at Thanksgiving.

    • Angie

      I shared how we love making pumpkin pies! Predictable, but fun!

    • bridgetmsw

      black friday shopping!

    • Betty Quinn

      Halloween costume

    • Sharon Ballentine

      favorite costume for Halloween was pink fairy princess dresses I made my daughters when they were little

    • Ashley

      True story: Every year my family and I go to the final Tennessee football game and freeze our rear ends off. Immediately after, we go to Cracker Barrell and warm up next to their fireplace. We’ve done it 7 years now :)

    • suzanne

      I shared a picture of my kids in their best halloween costume yet, thing 1 and thing 2.

    • dressing like pirates

    • Alicia

      Oktoberfest Fireworks!!!

    • Our favorite tradition is the thankful tree. Everyone writes on a leaf what they are thankful for that year and hangs on the thankful tree.

    • Melinda Cashwell Bullard

      My son wanted to go as a Craftsman toolbox a few years ago for Halloween. So, I made one for him. The bottom “drawer” was open for everyone to drop the candy in.

    • Tiffany C

      The tradition of having dinner every year with my parents and all of my maternal and paternal family. It allows my kids to see family they don’t get to see often. We also have a tradition of the newest family members put ornaments on the tree…this year will be my son’s first time…super excited.

    • Eve

      We carve pumpkins and go to the pumpkin patch

    • Momofmany

      Raking leaves and jumping in them! With six children, we rake a lot, but that just means we have six times the fun!

    • Diane Shepard

      This is tough; I have so many fave’s! We love going to the pumpkin patch and picking out numerous pumpkins and getting pictures made. Hayrides, fall festivals, trick or treating and decorating for Halloween are huge at our house, as well! Eating at Cracker Barrel is even more fun in the fall. Chicken & Dumplings & the Friday Fish Fry is my fave! My favorite Halloween costume was the Native American one I wore when I was about 10. My favorite of my son’s was the Woody costume from two years ago. So sweet! I like my daughter’s Spider Girl costume for this year. And getting to go to NC to see the fall color; now that is the best! I LOVE FALL! : )

    • Aimee R.

      Pumpkin pie at Thanksgiving. That’s my favorite Thanksgiving tradition.

    • Cindyjan

      right now they are asking for Halloween, so I lfet how I was a football player when I was in the 6th grade, only thing I could not put was it was for the other team in the area. I am a girl.

    • AM

      One of the traditions I posted is sharing pumpkin pie together as a family. Fall is my favorite season and I love all things pumpkin!

    • Jennifer

      Sweet potato casserole for thanksgiving is a must :)

    • Jessie C.

      I shared. One of our traditions is to decorate
      with autumnal items

    • Wellworn

      I eat potluck at the church. It’s perfect for people like me who don’t have family to share the holiday with.

    • katie

      We love just spending time as a family

    • Grace

      My favorite Thanksgiving Day tradition is watching the Macy’s Christmas parade!

    • Carving pumpkins as a family and roasting the pumpkin seeds.

    • Kristi

      I would have to say Thanksgiving, being able to enjoy family/friends at the dinner table and giving thanks to the Lord for all of the blessings he bestows on our family, being thankful for another year he has blessed us with. Not only thankful at Thanksgiving or fall but year round! GOD IS GOOD! :)

    • Donna

      Thanksgiving is family time.

    • Robin

      Before we eat our Thanksgiving meal we go around the table and each tell something that we are thankful for. Always very emotional and shows how truly blessed we are.

    • jc

      an annual fall family gathering with extended family & friends…very casual and covered dish. always a big hit!

    • Lisa

      We usually have a big family dinner and then let the youngest or oldest two in the group pull the wish bone to see who will get married next, we’ve been doing this for at least 20 years…

    • Huge meal, family, football!

    • Ashley Shead Taylor

      I shared our family thanksgiving tradition of my family getting together to eat at my parent’s house.

    • jhflora654

      We love to go on a walk together on Thanksgiving Day.

    • Jamie Buchanan Benningfield

      carving pumpkins!

    • connieb03

      Love carving pumpkins with my kids! They love it too!

    • sharing love with all of my family….

    • amy

      Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze with my family every year!

    • saraarwen

      Every year, my kids and I make a “Thankful Tree.” We cut leaves out of construction paper and write something we’re thankful for one each one. Then we tape them on our tree. In the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving, we take one leaf of the tree each day (they’re falling…we’re also learning about the seasons!) and make sure we thank God for that thing that day. Then Thanksgiving Day is a celebration of all the good things we’ve remembered.

    • glovebug

      Thanksgiving is the best because it’s the only holiday my entire immediate family 18+ can get together. So we have a huge meal and go bowling afterwards. Everyone tries for bowling bragging rights.

    • Liz H.

      Cooking amazing food every year for Thanksgiving, some of which we only have every year on thanksgiving.

    • lil A’s mom

      my family and i have started participating in the Drumstick Dash in Roanoke, VA. “move your feet so others can eat” is the motto of the fundraising effort to support a local ministry

    • kibbe33

      Every year after we eat the ads come out and we start making our shopping lists. Black Friday here we come!

    • nikki

      Thanksgiving because we spend it together and remembering why family is important.

    • djextra61

      My wife’s grandparents enclosed there carport and made it into a gathering spot. So every Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve and any other occasion we want, the whole family inundates this room and we catch up and play games and just be together.

    • Trevam

      I have started letting my kids pick a dish for thanksgiving dinner then help cook it with me. That way we are making family traditions together.

    • Getting together with family that we haven’t seen all year.

    • Angie Conley

      Using a fall colored cloth tablecloth for the dining table on Thanksgiving and then having fabric markers for everyone to write what they are thankful for that year on the tablecloth. It is fun to read the ones from years past and remembering those who couldn’t be with us this year or have passed away!

    • Susan W.S.

      I make a Thanksgiving-themed dessert for the younger kids – Turkey shaped cookies, or “Pilgrim hat” cookies.

    • Judy Hayes

      Dividing up food items to cook for Thanksgiving to take to my parents’ house is always on the list. Then on Thanksgiving Day, my family meets, eats, watches football, naps, and spends such a wonderful day together being thankful God has granted us another year together.

    • wstrait

      We bring out the paper after everyone has eaten and look at the sales for Black Friday.

    • Selene M.

      I shared that our Thanksgiving tradion is the menu we prepare.

    • Cindy

      Going to cut down a Christmas Tree after dinner on Thanksgiving day with
      my brother-in-law. He is no longer with is but what memories we
      cherish.

    • LYNC

      FALL GATHERINGS AND FOOTBALL

    • J Taylor

      We go to Cracker Barrel for our family Thanksgiving dinner.

    • r_moon

      Starbucks peppermint hot chocolate, pajamas and movies or driving looking at all the colors of fall

    • Jessica Frey

      every year we go to Cracker barrel to Buy Ornaments after Thanksgiving. It has been a tradition since me and my Husband got married cause we had no ornaments. So every year we all go and pick one ornament for each. We are a Family of 4 , so our ornaments are growing and our tree looks better and better every year. Plus we eat there after Thanksgiving every year,,, just an excuse for me to eat some of there buckeyes.

    • Guest

      Everyone gathers around the sale ads and start making out our Black Friday shopping trip.

    • Guest

      Thanksgiving day: everyone eats dinner and starts looking at the sale ads to start our Black Friday shopping list.

    • amynycol

      Thanksgiving day: Everyone eats dinner and gathers around the sale ads…to start making out our black friday shopping trip list.

    • Lisa

      Family vacations to Walt Disney World

    • Heather

      We love eating and shopping!

    • Mandy

      Hanging dinner together around the table–all of us!

    • Amber DeJarnett Pharr

      We usually go camping for Thanksgiving and have a low country boil instead of Turkey.

    • Esther

      We always go trick-or-treating at the local nursing home. The kids love it, and so do the residents!

    • newbie

      posted our fav tradition on sharing tree – fried turkey!

    • Jennifer

      We watch every football game that is on!!

    • Pumpkin pie for breakfast the day after Thanksgiving!

    • dawn

      an evening with my husband sipping hot apple cider with cinnamon schnaps

    • Toni

      On Thanksgiving, a mildly-spiced hot cider, my own recipe, using fresh, rich organic apple cider that has no preservatives.
      We have to make gallons because it is so loved by everyone.
      We make extra for my mother-in-law so she can take some home with her after Thanksgiving dinner. The day after Thanksgiving, we all go to pick out a fragrant Frasier fir and decorate the house for Christmas.

    • Carissa

      coming from a family of divorced parents I had the amazing chance to have 3 that’s right 3 Thanksgiving meals in one day! We would always start out early around 10 am and keep visiting homes until 7 pm. It was always an all day event spending time with family!

    • Our tradition is making chicken ‘n dumplings when it gets cold! YUM!

    • Susan

      Thanksgiving was always spent at my parents house until my dad passed away 4 years ago. Our family now watches the parades on TV and looks over the Black Friday ads. We usually change between 2 channels while the commercials are on.

    • Marie

      One tradition we like to do is give our testimony and talk about things we are so very grateful for.

    • Tahme

      We all go to my husband’s uncle’s ranch and eat, go for a hayride around the ranch, eat again, and play board games!

    • debbie

      getting together for football and turkey

    • I said we go to the Pumpkin Farm & have fun
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    • Jennifer Stone Simmons

      Watching the parade with my family in the morning while making food for dinner!

    • Susan

      We like to pull for our Wofford Terriers in the playoff games as a family on Thanksgiving weekend. Go Terriers!

    • Katworm

      Gather everyone to make family recipes

    • Kelly

      My family buys everything needed for a Thanksgiving Meal for a less fortunate family in our town. It’s annonymously given to the family the day before thanksgiving.

    • Kim

      During Thanksgiving dinner we go around the table and each person tells everyone one thing that they are thankful for in their lives. As my children have grown it is heartwarming to hear how their answers have changed over the years. This tradition has become my favorite part of Thanksgiving.

    • Watching the parade and having all the family at my house for turkey, dressing and country ham

    • walkbyfaith11.1

      watching the parade while looking through black friday deals and planning out the next day of shopping.

    • Katherine W

      We enjoy decorating the table with our sons. They love to paint and craft, so it’s a fun way for them to share their creations with our extended family!

    • Sandy

      Growing up we always made gingerbread houses after Thanksgiving dinner.

    • Colleen Boudreau

      Pulling the wishbone! :)

    • Doris

      We spend Thanksgiving with our best friends who are like family…

    • marshala

      We love gathering at Granny’s house for the traditional Thanksgiving meal, all the siblings and their kids. We share around the table, telling everyone what each of is thankful for.

    • Amy Mcintosh

      I shared on the family tree my thanksgiving dressing.

    • Kristie

      It may sound silly, but we watch the ‘Purina Dog Show’ while getting ready to head to the family dinner!

    • kim

      We always spend time making cutout cookies and decorating them. We also look forward to spending time with our cousins,

    • LuvthisStuff

      The whole morning and afternoon we cook and then pig out (lol, there are 6 of us) then we start gearing up for Black friday deals for Friday morning. The kids love looking at all the flyers for present ideas… Although Last year our Family was split up (hubby and 1 child went to KY to family) But Black friday deal hunting stayed the same…

    • Tarheel

      We always enjoy making and eating pumpkin pie (except for the year my mom forgot to add the sugar).

    • Katherine

      I love getting my list of all the Black Friday sales and hitting the stores

    • Kerry G

      Fall football games, corn mazes and family gatherings.

    • Jen021476

      I love to sit around the table with my family and reminisce of funny moments that has happened in the past.

    • Td

      Seeing all our extended family we only get to see once a year!

    • amber

      I shared our thanksgiving traditon of going to a movie after dinner

    • Tracie Trump

      We have a carmel apple making contest with different toppings, tracietrump@yahoo.com

    • music88teach

      Getting together with the family (including aunts, uncles, cousins, etc.)

    • Erma Shell Locklear

      we always get together as a family & fry a turkey to go with all our sides & desserts.

    • Pamelapaz

      After Thanksgiving Dinner clean-up, we like to bring all of the mattresses into the living room and have one big family slumber party watching football! IT is a blast and brings our family closer together. The kids always yell out, “MATTRESS TIME” and are so excited to get into their P.J.s to just lounge around and watch football together.

    • email

      We came to USA in 1994 when our younger daughter was 8 month old baby. Since then, the holiday used to be hard on us because there were no close family here whom we could spend time together. But now alll my children went off to college, so we are really looking forward to Thanksgiving and Christmas when they will come home and celebrate holidays with us.

    • Janice

      Our favorite Thanksgiving food is the Sweet Potato Casserole! It’s my mother’s recipe and now I make it since she’s gone. Miss her at Thanksgiving, especially!!

    • Stephanie

      The year my son was born, he was born the Friday after Thanksgiving so we love celebrating his birthday during our Thanksgiving activities ..we love our Turkey Baby :)

    • Tera

      My family travels for the other major holidays, so we like just being together the five of us for Thanksgiving. We watch the Macy’s Parade, give thanks and enjoy our dinner!!!!

    • marilyn

      We gather with the brothers and sisters and all the nieces and nephews and play games.

    • Wendy

      No matter if we travel or stay home, it isn’t Thanksgiving without homemade cornbread dressing!

    • Laura Shipp

      Thanksgiving dinner with the family

    • Meghan

      I shared what i was thankful for :-)

    • elizabeth

      Our tradition is my grandmother’s recipe of corn souffle

    • Teri

      Our family plays board games after dinner.

    • mcollins5

      Watching the parade onThanksgiving with my family and talk about how God has blessed us the past year. Did it with my parents. I now do it with my kids.

    • Patty Sue

      When I was growing up, we always had a ‘turkey bowl’ where all the kids – 5- (and even more as we married and introduced our spouses to this ritual) would play tag football after the Thanksgiving meal. and with raked piles of leaves on the sidelines, it was fun for all!

    • Kimberly

      The tradition I posted is our family getting together to bake our favorite foods.

    • bbrown

      Carving pumpkins

    • Kara G

      Spending time with family no matter where we are!

      • Kara G

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    • lizz g.

      I shared that we Love to eat at Cracker Barell on Thanksgiving.We just moved 16 hours away from our entire family so the holidays are sad.Our little family really enjoys the wonderful meal that they serve on Thanksgiving and we dont have to cook a thing, which is one of many things to be thankful for! :)

    • southernrach

      We make turkey cookies (the kids’ hands) and decorate them!

    • Eva

      We love to fry turkey!

    • lla77

      Watching the Thanksgiving Parade. And most of all being with my whole family! My favorite holiday!

    • jenichthus

      baking pumpkin bread from scratch with my son!

    • Johoha

      Before dinner, everyone says one thing they are thankful for.

    • deephillips

      we love to go the cheaha (the highest point in alabama) and take our whole family including our dog and have a picnic, walk the trails and just see the glory of GOD in all the fall weather and changing of the leaves. From the top of the mountain the valleys look like patch work quilts.

    • Spending time with family eating good food watching the parade & the games and planning our black friday trip!

    • Cooking a large dinner to share with all of my family members and planning the black Friday shopping trip. After dinner, visiting my mothers grave to share our thanks for her being a special part of our lives and our traditions.

    • heatin04

      We all bring a few dishes and share buffet style. Afterwards, we all sit in one room and reminis or tell new stories. The guys usually break out the guitars and play for a while. The great-grandchildren like this part-they get to dance and jump around. And of course, the day ends with everyone rubbing their bellies, saying they ate too much. Really, how is that possible on Thanksgiving?????

    • Sarah Wright-Gaul

      Pumpkin carving and apple cider drinking!

    • K Kicklighter

      We always go to my mother’s house to have FRIED Turkey. Then me and my sister hit black friday shopping. I really enjoy our time together!

    • LaBreeze

      My kids & I bake “Blessing Bread.”
      (We write a blessing, usually one that pertains to a family member, on a slip of paper and roll it up in a crescent roll. The slip of paper bakes in the roll & each person pulls a slip out of their roll & reads it aloud at the dinner table.

    • Dana Myers

      Planning our shopping day for Friday and watching the parade while helping my mother cook for the whole family.

    • Kim

      Getting together for dinner then playing games.

    • buddybabs

      Going around the table and hearing what everyone is thankful for.

    • Jen B.

      I know it seems silly, but I really look forward to canned cranberry sauce on Thanksgiving.

    • Nicole Riggs

      I loved thanksgiving foods especially my favorite crockpot mac and cheese.

    • Amie

      Don’t know if it’s too late, but, my tradition that was shared on the sharing tree at Cracker Barrell was that my entire extended family get together for Thanksgiving and after the big turkey dinner, all ages, and everyone must go play put-put! It’s a blast and not something that we do all the time and all ages enjoy it!

    • Queenblena

      Our fall tradition was helping my Aunt set up her yard for Halloween. It was a big deal. She would make a fake grave yard and each tombstone said something different. She would set up paper bags with candles down the road to lead you in. We would carve pumpkins and help set up all the spots to get candy. We had a great time!

    • dayne

      We each cook one food item that is requested by another family memeber.

    • lynn

      going to the beach

    • just every thanksgiving a bunch of family comes over and we pig out lol good times :)

    • Amanda

      Eating a yummy Thanksgiving Day meal and then planning out a schedule of where we’ll go Black Friday Shopping!

    • cam

      I shared when my sisters dog ate the turkey and now we always place a small toy dog on the table before we eat to get a good laugh.

    • emma

      memory of my neice beibg born.

    • sam

      O what a memory I shared of my family with no turkey because of it being burnt by my older sister putting the oven on broil.

    • cheryl

      My family just enjoying each others company.

    • james

      My memory is my family making orniments for the christmas tree.

    • r.l.

      I shared my family and I taking family pictures to put on our christmas cards.

    • kay

      Just hanging out with my family.

    • arie

      I shared my family playing tag football on a cold winter day in snow.

    • aucoupon1

      We like to create a Thankful Tree in which each family member names something they are thankful for and we design the tree with all of the comments. We also make a turkey centerpiece out of a pineapple!

    • luvjeffbates

      Getting up super early to go black friday shopping.

    • David

      Spending time together and cooking (and eating)

    • Calshondra Williams

      Spend time with my family watching movies and preparing for the upcoming holidays.