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Christmas Traditions to Start With Your Family This Year

Redbook Logo By Marisa LaScala of Redbook | Slide 1 of 31: When you think back on your favorite holidays, what do you remember most fondly? Whatever it is, it probably involves some sort of yearly tradition. It's doing the same things year after year, and being able to compare how much you and your family have grown and changed in the 364 days in-between, that really strikes the nostalgic chord of the season. And though the holidays will no doubt look different this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, there are still plenty of ways to make sure that the time between Thanksgiving and Christmas is full of joy, love and fun. Good Housekeeping editors and contributors have let us in on their favorite Christmas traditions — feel free to take these ideas, put your family's twist on them and start using them in your own annual celebrations. From now until Santa's arrival (Christmas advent calendar, anyone?), these ideas are packed with good cheer. It's these little things you do to celebrate that your family will look forward to all year long, since the holiday rituals you start today become the good memories your family has in the future.

When you think back on your favorite holidays, what do you remember most fondly? Whatever it is, it probably involves some sort of yearly tradition. It's doing the same things year after year, and being able to compare how much you and your family have grown and changed in the 364 days in-between, that really strikes the nostalgic chord of the season. And though the holidays will no doubt look different this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, there are still plenty of ways to make sure that the time between Thanksgiving and Christmas is full of joy, love and fun.

Good Housekeeping editors and contributors have let us in on their favorite Christmas traditions — feel free to take these ideas, put your family's twist on them and start using them in your own annual celebrations. From now until Santa's arrival (Christmas advent calendar, anyone?), these ideas are packed with good cheer. It's these little things you do to celebrate that your family will look forward to all year long, since the holiday rituals you start today become the good memories your family has in the future.

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