12 Days of Chriselle 6 years ago
3 Ways to be the Hostess with the Most-est
Happy Day 3 of 12 Days of CHRIS-elle! Today, we teamed up with Chloe Wine Collection to get in the mood and drink some bubbly to share 3 ways that you can be the hostess with the most-est! Chloe Wines has a very special place in my heart (I mean, you guys know how much I love the name Chloe), and it means so much that they’re part of 12 Days of CHRIS-elle this year! (PS, if you haven’t already- make sure to check out Day 1 and Day 2!)
1. Don’t Stress About Food
Having something small, like a well-curated cheese board (my favorite) or some easy appetizers is so much easier than going all out! Little finger food means everyone is happy, and cleanup is so much easier. Personally, just give me some cheese, crackers, and figs and I’m over the moon!
2. Decorate in Small Vignettes
Decorating for a holiday party can seem very overwhelming. But it’s so much easier to designate small vignettes like the tablescape, the bar, or even a statement wall! Keeping the rest of your decor simple, clean and minimal means you can really curate your decorations. Plus, smaller vignettes are perfect for Instagram. It’s all about finding that photogenic corner. 😉
3. Find the Perfect Prosecco
A little bubbly is the best way to get any party started and set the tone for the evening. This year, I’m loving the Prosecco from Chloe Wine Collection! Fun Fact: I’ve been a huge fan of Chloe Wine Collection for a while now (and not just because of the name!) – when I first announced I was pregnant, someone on my team actually gave me a bottle of Chloe Wine. The wines are developed by an acclaimed Winemaker named Georgetta Dane, and beyond prosecco, they have a huge variety of wines, which means there’s something for everyone’s palates. Even better? Just in time for the holidays this year, Chloe Wine Collection is offering free customization for their labels! You can personalize the label with your friends and family’s names and a custom message. With their Custom Label Program, you can personalize your own label that will be shipped to your home. The best part? It’s free to consumers!
Another hostess touch to make your guests feel even more welcome and at home.
So are you ready to be the Hostess with the most-est? Thanks to our wonderful (and fun) partnership with Chloe Wine Collection, we were able to make a generous donation to Breast Cancer Charities of America in time for the holiday!
Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 4 | Day 5 | Day 6 | Day 7 | Day 8 | Day 9
Remember, to enter the 12 Days of CHRIS-elle all you have to do is:
1. Leave a comment down below on this post telling us what your favorite Holiday memory is!
2. Come back to the blog every day until Dec. 12th and leave a comment on every post!
3. We will be randomly choosing a winner at the end of the 12 days to be announced no later than one business week after.
So remember to comment as much as you want!
Good luck everyone and see you tomorrow!
Credits:Photography by Karla Ticas
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Biossance is one of my absolute favorite clean beauty brands, and this post is very special to me because it’s something that I’ve been thinking about even more so since Colette was born!
This is such a perfect giveaway! My fav memories during holidays are skiing with family and spending time in a cabin in Lake Tahoe by the fire, drinking hot coco! 🙂
There is nothing like prosecco! If I stumble upon this brand I’ll make sure to buy a bottle and try it!
One of my favorite holiday memory was having everyone from my husband’s side and my side of the family get together.
My favourite holiday memory has to be when we had a Christmas Dinner and it was SO HOT (I live in Sydney) and the air con was broken. It was so tragic and funny!
Favorite Christmas memory: my teenage daughters making an igloo in the backyard! It was awesome!! #12DaysGiveaway
My favorite holiday memory is flying to Germany and spending time with my bf’s family.
Favorite holiday memory would be going to Colorado for my sister’s volleyball training!
My favorite holiday memory is open Christmas presents on Xmas Day and gathering with my family
Love this so much! One of my favorite holiday memories was going to NYC last year to see the Rockefeller Christmas tree!!
Oh my goodness, your dress is the definition of goals! Such a beautiful pattern and design.
Hmm.. my favorite holiday memory was the childhood memory I’ve got spending time with my grandparents and siblings for grocery shopping and choosing gifts for one another. And then, spend the time together with my family in the house. I can still feel the warm fussy feelings inside.
My favorite holiday memory is going to Las Vegas with my mom on New Years and having a blast. It was a wonderful girls night out!
My first Christmas in Europe! It was my first time in Europe and at Christmas no less. Seeing the Eiffel Tower lighted up and snow in Paris was magical ✨ the famed Christmas markets and ice skating in around the Eiffel Tower was surreal
My favorite holiday memory is playing in the snow with my cousins as a child – it was maybe the one year that we ever had snow on christmas!
Favorite holiday memory is my mom telling me to wrap my brothers’ Christmas gifts in the closet while they were upstairs lol (from “Santa”)
My favorite holiday memory has to be those time that had snowed in Texas during winter time. Though it isn’t exactly ever a white Christmas, but the ability to have snow during the winter time is the best of all.
Fave memory is baking holiday treats with my mum to give as presents to loved ones.
Ice skating in the park and then warming up next to the fire!
My favorite holiday memory is having a beautiful dinner with all of my family together when I was younger in my childhood home in NJ. I’m a second gen immigrant (just like you!) and so most of my family is in Beijing which sucks cause sometimes all I want is to have the classic dysfunctional large family gathering. I guess that’s what makes the earlier ones with more of my visiting family stand out!
Eating KFC in Japan on Christmas Day was pretty surreal
Spending time with my family, going out together to enjoy the christmas light ups along the shopping streets and snapping photos for memory keepsake!
My favorite Holiday memory is the expressions my little brother would make trying to figure out who the Santa (alias my uncle), that entered my grandma house every single year, really was. His faces were hilarious. <3 <3
Setting up the Christmas tree with my dad and sister from when we were young!
My favourite Holiday memory is this year, getting to spend it with my toddler while making holiday themed arts and crafts!
To be honest, the only Christmas memory I had is just exchanged present session with my friends on last year, but still.. is more than enough because can spent time with them.. I’m away from my country this year, I hope I can have a memorable Christmas this year.
favorite holiday memory was figuring out who Santa was in the family.
I have many, and probably this one is going to be different from the one I shared last year, but I have this memory of playing with my toys under the christmas tree and another year I was doing these crazy dances with my sister to christmas carols and with our pjs on
My favourite holiday memeories is when i was i child and i woke up early to open santa’s present! it was magic!
My favorite holiday memory would have to be a family game played seven years ago during our Christmas celebration. Each family member picked random clothing items out of a giant bag and had to strut their stuff on our makeshift runway. Lots of good laughs that year.
Leaving the shoes near the fireplace for Santa to leave the presents.
I loved waking up to fresh snow on Christmas! So magical
Entertaining at the holidays does not have to be stressful. I go to a wonderful Italian deli , I get a full selection of cheeses , of course prosciutto and incredible olives ! I also serve one cocktail , wine or punch !
Being surrounded by friends and family makes the holiday bright !
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My favorit holiday memory is opening the presents around the Christmas tree and having dinner all together, I really miss the ones that are no longer with us.
My favorite holiday memory is all the times I spend time with my family!
My favorite Christmas memory would be when I got a Canon1100D. What might sound super superficial here, was all sort of happy feelings, as I just discovered my love for fashion and photography and would’ve NEVER dreamed of getting such a wonderful piece for Christmas or in general. I still love this camera and would probably never give it away, even if I’d get a new one. It reminds me of why I started what I started and of the fact that my mum always encourages and supports me in fulfilling my dreams. <3
My favorite holiday memory would have to be waking up to my 1 year old opening ALL the presents
When I was little we had this very snowy Christmas! We all went out and started to make a snowman and play in the snow 🙂 We have so many photos of that day and everybody looks so happy!
My favorite holiday memory is when we took a family trip to Colorado. We stayed in a cabin and spent so much time playing in the snow.
My favorite holiday memory is when I was very young. I remember for Christmas we went to church and santa would be there calling each kid one by one to receive their present. I went up to santa and sat on his lap and pulled his fake beard off. It’s a really funny memory of mine. Another favorite memory which I mentioned in another post was just being able to spend time with my boyfriend in the mountains and exploring the biltmore estates which i highly reccomend. It is located in North Carolina. The biggest and most beautiful house I have ever been in.
You make the cheese boards with figs look sooooo easy and put together! The ?rosemary? sprigs (not sure what they are really) adds a really nice touch. I really like your colour combinations, I am thinking about making my next project for university in similar hues after looking at your photos. Chic and girly but works for all ages too. I have yet to host a party but I hope that I can one day take tips from you and be a happy host 🙂
My mom is an economist and she worked for a big company. Every New Year the company gifted all the workers chocolates in packages ( in amount of children they have). So, during the whole year me and my little sister were waiting for the 2 chocolate packages. That is the most incredible, pure memory I have about Christmas holiday. Once my mom brought the chocolates we were waiting for the next one of the next year.
I can´t pick just one. Every Holiday season is so memorable with my family that I just love it every single year…
How beautiful are these bottles! Funnily enough my favourite memory has to do something with a Chloé as well. During my exchange year in France, I switched to my second host family right before Christmas and I was rather nervous as it was first time I spent not at home. However, all those worries disappeared when I met my two host sisters. They were twins and a few years younger than me! Sarah and Chloé welcomed me with open arms and they really made me feel like a part of the family!
Have a nice day,
My favorite holiday memory is going to Canada every year to visit my cousins and relatives. I only have my immediate family here with me in the states so going back home to Canada is always exciting to see how much everyone has grown and things have changed in a year.
One of my favorite holiday memories will always be getting engaged in Disneyland, but also, the year we surprised my sister with a new car (she thought she was getting a 1980s stanza) but at the end of Christmas Day we surprised her and then drove her new car to Denny’s and had breakfast for Christmas dinner.
Favorite memory is when my favorite cousin surprised my family showing up for the holidays – he was staying in HK, but decided to pop in and surprise us!
Last Christmas, when my cousins and I all got matching sherbet colored night gowns. We danced around in them all day!
One Christmas night my family and I decided to play hide and seek in the dark with glow sticks and everyone had such a good time!! It was something so simple, but something that I’ll truly cherish!
My favorite holiday memory is waking up on Christmas morning as a kid to open my gifts. It doesn’t quite the same as an adult Hahah
Hehe yes! You have totally motivated me!
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My favourite holiday memory would be hiding christmas gift under the tree and the feeling of wanting to open my gifts at 12 midnight! (not easy when i was a little kid)
I’m from Mexico and one year all the neighborhood closed the street and everyone came out and celebrate with each other as a big party. That’s my favorite memory
My favorite holiday memory is the big dinner my grandma used to give because of Christmas, with all my family (big family) around…
Still waiting for a favorite holiday memory to occur. Lol.
My favorite Holiday memory is waiting impatiently for the Santa to come, I used to hide in the wardrobe not to scare him. In our culture in Poland we say that Santa is shy in front of kids and he doesn’t come if we can see him lol xD
Funny because my answer to your question from day 2 is the same as day 3. My whole family was able to spend the holidays in Disneyworld when I was a kid and it was the best time ever, we still talk about that till’ this day many, MANY years later.
Your last post for 12 days of Chriselle really struck a chord with me. I’ve always been the type of person to have dreams as big as my mind could fathom yet these last few years I’ve felt so defeated and those dreams of mine somehow became just that… Dreams. I know it may seem silly but I feel like winning this computer would be the jumpstart I need to believe in myself again and know that anything I set my mind to is attainable, not just some wish. So I can get this show on the road as they say.
My favorite Holiday memory is when I made my first and only Christmas tree. My parents don’t celebrate Christmas, so the first time I decorated a tree was when I was in my aunt’s house, surounded by others members of my family.
One of my favourite memories is my first christmas in the states. Usually we celebrated christmas on the 24th (christmas eve) but that year we woke up to a blanket of snow and the fire in the fireplace crackling and the entire family sitting in the living room. It was magical.
My fav holiday memory is Christmass 6 years ago during my studies when my stepdad came to visit me in Prague and we spent couple of days eating Trdelnik – Czech specialty rolled bun and sightseeing before he helped me pack my bags and moved me back to my country.
Before my parents divorce,when we were all together to our home and opening our gifts..
Oh such a great idea Chriselle! Uh I really have to think about my favorite memory – I think it was when we first celebrated Christmas with our new doggy, it was so cute and we have so many funny pictures from this year!
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My favorite holiday memories was on the 25th of december with my mom and my brother , we went In a christmas market to eat
One time we spend the holidays in Switzerland in an old chalet. That was truly magical and my favourite holiday memory.
Dear Chriselle and the team,
One of my favourite holiday memories is packing goodie bags for 128 orphans. I hunted for ingredients, baked and prepared everything by myself. I felt very contented.
My whole extended family going to a discount store on Christmas Eve and being able to pick out one toy, and I picked a Slinky, thought it was the coolest and expensive toy ever.
My favorite holiday memory is when my I got the opportunity to remodel someone’s room for their Christmas gift and on Christmas morning I got to watch them see it for the first time. It was a very rewarding experience to do something for someone else and see the expression on their face when it was revealed! They loved it and it made them so happy!
My birthday is Christmas Eve so during the holidays it gets lonely since a lot of my friends have to spend time with their families and I’m far from home to be with family. I remember my friends surprised me at 8pm on my birthday in front of my door with dinner and drinks and we spent the night into Christmas morning.
Ooooooh my sister and mother would LOVE that wine !! (and me too I must admit)
My favorite memory… Was one day when I was… Seven? Or eight? We were waiting for our guests and I was looking out the window, while the light was turned off so I could see outside without my reflexion. It had a loooooot of snow and it was still snowing a little bit. While I was looking outside, peacefully, I suddenly saw a fox walking on the road in front of my building ! This was totally crazy. There wasn’t anyone on the street, only the light of the streetlamp and this little fox walking in the snow… It was soooooo beautiful and magical.
Ooooooh my sister and mother would LOVE that wine !! (and me too I must admit)
My favorite memory… Was one day when I was… Seven? Or eight? We were waiting for our guests and I was looking out the window, while the light was turned off so I could see outside without my reflexion. It had a loooooot of snow and it was still snowing a little bit. While I was looking outside, peacefully, I suddenly saw a fox walking on the road in front of my building ! This was totally crazy. There wasn’t anyone on the street, only the light of the streetlamp and this little fox walking in the snow… It was soooooo beautiful and magical.
My favourite memory of holidays is my first experience with snow on Christmas Eve in Korea. The word Christmas reminds me of 2 things: Baby Jesus and snow. The feeling when I finally touched the snow and let it melt on my palm was indescribable.
My fav holiday memory was 2 years ago while I was studying abroad in Paris. First time celebrating thanksgiving and Christmas. It was so memorable because I had 5 of the girls and a guy whom I shared my heart out to eventho we just met each other 2 months ago. We did secret santa to each other, going out choosing meaningful gifts for them was a first for me, cooking scrumptious thanksgiving meal pouring out what we are thankful for, enjoying that quite Christmas morning opening gifts and cooking crepe for breakfast. I would do anything to go back to those days. It was a great holiday after all 🙂
Happy holiday to you Chriselle ❤️
A glass of wine is always a good idea. Wine is always my contribution to our potluck. (Oh please, don’t look at me like that. I’m not alcoholic. Haha 😂)
One of my favorite holiday memories was everytime I completed the 9 days of midnight mass with the help of my mom waking me up everytime and made my Christmas wish to the universe. Now I just realized that some of my wishes are just so silly. 🤣
Ad a child… getting my first American Girl doll Hahahaha
One of the most memorable holiday times is watching elf with my family and waking up super early to cook breakfast for everyone. We always go sledding in the afternoon too xoxo
My favorite Holiday memory is my mom taking my sister and I to Toy’s R Us to pick out our own Christmas gifts and then rapping them up to open on Christmas Eve :)) The funniest thing from my childhood!
Waking up to my parents and the moving toy train they built me!
My favorite holiday memory is decorating the Christmas tree with my family.
My parents are first generation refugees and acculturating into the United States has been interesting for them. Growing up here, my parents weren’t used to holidays, especially understanding what Christmas was. 6 years ago, my family and I finally decided to purchase a fake tree and some presents to place under the tree. Since then, this tradition has grown over the years– more trees, more decorations, and more presents. It’s such a nice holiday to be able to come together and spend time with one another.
Hmm my favorite holiday memory would have to be just being able to spend time with family at my Grandma’s old house – a place where family gathers.
Love the 12 days of Christmas!
I really think my favorite holiday memory is from last Christmas traveling back and forth costuming got the Christmas services at my church!
When my bub was 7 months old…. He hasn’t shown any signs of crawling and when we light up the Christmas Tree… with the twinkling lights and colourful ornaments, he tried to crawl and move towards the Tree! That is why I can always remember this special milestone of his!
Hosting parties/white elephant gift exchange with friends. Spending time with family.
my favorite holiday memory is having my dad visit us during the holidays, it’s so nice to have the family together during this time of the year 🙂 #12DaysGiveaway
My favourite holiday memory is going to St. Jacobs Christmas Market (near Waterloo, ON) where we can cut a piece of wood off a fallen tree trunk with your loved ones and tattoo imprint it with a hot rod as a Christmas decoration!
My favorite holiday memory is having a holiday dinner with my parents for the first time. For Christmas, we always celebrated at my aunts house, but one year we were unable to do so. It was upsetting because I wasn’t able to spend time with my whole family, but it was so much fun making the holiday dinner with my mom for the very first time.
My favorite holiday memory would be the year my dad gave my mom a new wedding ring after 15 years together for Christmas
One of my favorite childhood holiday memories was when my parents and I took a trip to the Grand Canyon! It was one of my first few times seeing snow, and I can still remember how much fun I had building a little snowman with my dad! <3 🙂
A party with cheese and wine is right up my alley!!! – Kara #12daysofchriselle
My favorite Christmas memories were winter vacations when I was growing up, coming home from last day in school. Spending time with mom, dad and sister next to the fireplace and watching the snow falling
Favorite holiday memory is having snowball fights with my brothers
My favorite holiday memories was having my very first tree at the age of 21 because my dad won’t let us have a tree because he says xmas is for catholic people. I know I know!!! 😞
My favourite holiday memory was when my boyfriend flew in from the UK to China and surprised me.
When my husband bought a real Christmas tree for me since I’ve never had one growing up.
My favorite holiday memory would have to be spending time with my boyfriend (now husband) when he was home for Christmas leave from the army. We went to downtown Chicago, walked in the light snow fall, had coffee at a cafe.. it was so perfect!
My favorite holiday memory is when my dad bought me a gift for the first time since we didn’t have much money at all. I kept the bath balls for years , didn’t want to use it. ( it was too special)
Spend a day trip at City of Zagreb with the inlaw family, there was so pretty.
My favorite holiday memory is when my brother held his puppy for the first time and it pooped and he thought it was so cute
We used to spend Christmas at my grandparents place and most of our relatives spend it there too and we call call it mini family reunion.
My favourite memories are from my voluntary teaching trip to students living in rural China. We spent 10 days in Guizhou, where is one of the poorest and most underprivileged parts of China, we celebrated Christmas and new year with the locals. The villagers set up the fireplace with a real fire with the traditional hot wine especially for us – to thank us for giving happy memories to their kids. It is so warm and unforgettable!
Everyone gather outside by the fire after midnight on Christmas drinking some wine enjoying family company. Now that I live away I cherish those memories a lot more and value the time I get to spend with my family over the holidays.
My favorite holiday memory was being on a family trip (just the 5 of us). I remember that it was really cold at that time and we went to a pho restaurant to get dinner. Sadly that was the last trip that we had as a family. We haven’t done that family trip ever since and I wish we can do family trips again.
One of my favorite holiday memory was traveling to New York & Washington D.C with my boyfriend and little brother! #12DaysGiveaway
One Christmas I got to go visit Vermont. It was great because it was the first time I had a snowy Christmas.
My favorite holiday memory is while I was growing up, every Christmas Eve my parents and I would go to my grandparent’s house to celebrate. There’d be games, Dirty Santa, delicious food, and so many laughs 🙂
One of my favorite holiday memories was when I was about 7 years old, my family and I were living in Germany, and while I was waiting for my dad to come home for Christmas (he was stationed in a different part of europe), I was playing in the snow building a snowman, making snow angels, and loved how it was endless play in the snow! I didn’t end up staying up until my dad arrived home because I was exhausted, but forward to this year and seeing an old picture of my creations from that year made me feel like knowing at that moment, time felt timeless when I was being creative with the snow.
Now I miss the snow and sometimes wish I could go back to those younger days.
My favourite holiday memory is when my parents set up a trail for my sister and I to find our presents.
My favorite holiday memory is when my sister surprised us by coming home. She was living in CA at the time and we’re in New England. We didn’t think she was going to be able to get time off but she did! It was the best gift!
My favorite holiday memory are the years that I would spend the holidays with my extended family. We don’t keep in touch as much anymore so the memories I have with them I cherish.
Going to my grandparents house in Chinatown up in SF with my parents and all of our relatives. #12DaysGiveaway
I currently live in California, but I actually used to live in Arkansas. My family was a little more spirited around the holidays when we lived there because we had a bigger house to fit a Christmas tree and we often had snow! I miss the snow especially because we could sled down the hills when school got cancelled. 😉
Hello! My favourite gift for Christmas was actually a card from my brother. It meant so much to me as I was living abroad for a period of time and I did not get to spend time with my family for Christmas as it was too costly to fly back home. My brother was a person with little words, thus as he wrote me a card with all his heartfelt words, I couldnt have been more thankful and touched. That was one Christmas that I will never forget! Family always comes first and I spent 2 hours facetiming with my family, eating my salad while they were having roasts for dinner but it was that moment where i felt that no matter what the distance, we are always together 🙂 You inspire me so much Chriselle and I hope one day, I can be successful just like how you are! Thank you so much and Happy early Christmas 🙂 <3
One of my favorite memory is the year we had my daughter (2013). It was her first Christmas and it was our first Christmas as a family of 3. We didn’t do anything huge. Kept it small with just us and my mom came up to be with us. Small, intimate and simple and yet one of the best for me. #12DaysGiveaway
My favorite holiday memory is cooking the secret cookie recipe of my grandmother with my cousins
My favorite holiday memory is cooking with my family and laughing about all the stuff that happened during the year!
my favourite memory would be my christmas in berlin at my friends place. she took me in with her family during my exchange and i felt so comfortable and less homesick.
My absolute favorite holiday memory is the first year I became an aunt. Although I recently got married, I don’t have any children of my own yet. I have two nieces on my husband’s side and two nieces on my side. Although we only have girls in the family thus far, it’s so much fun with four girls especially since they’re close in age and love playing together. The feeling of become an aunt and godmother especially around the holidays made me feel so blessed and humble. My sister had dressed my niece up in the cutest red hooded jacket for Christmas. I could still remember how tiny and precious she was and how happy my entire family especially my parents were to have her in our lives.
My favorite holiday memory is pretty recent actually! It snowed for the first time in 13 years here in South Texas and my family was loving every minute of it!
My favorite holiday memory would be eating hotpot with my family at home and then opening gifts that we get each other afterwards.
My favorite holiday memory is when I was very young and wanted to prove to my sister that Santa was real.. I baked cookies and left a note that said “Dear Santa, if you are real, please sign here. My sister won’t believe me”. The next morning I woke up with presents, half eaten cookies, and a note signed by Santa himself!!! 🙂
My favorite memory is having hot cocoa w my 4 sister’s while we cram in a couch for 3 and watch the Home Alone movies ❤
My favorite holiday memory is having hot chocolate w Mexican pastries with my 4 sister’s while we all cram in a sofa n watch the home Alone movies.
Crammed to keep warm too lol
haha this is a funny one
When I tried to get on the plane for CHinese New Year
I am definitely 30 minutes late. and the plane got delay for the traffic regulation (not a good memory for the people waiting on the plane maybe~
My favourite holiday memory is when I was like nine my parents bought me a “Miracle baby” and I just remember being so happy with the doll and telling my mom.it.was her grand kid.
When I was young we would spend every Christmas with my grandparents and I always remember peering out their guest room window to see the glow of Christmas lights against the snow. It’s one of my favorite memories.
My favorite holiday memory is at a very young age going to my aunt’s house and making small clay figures with my older cousins and doing other crafts.
Being home for the first time and not having to go back to school
Favorite holiday memory is getting together with literally every member of my extended family when I was younger. Now, my cousins are married with kids of their own and people have moved to different states. We don’t gather together anymore and I miss it!
When everyone is together!
Your dress and make up in this post looks amazing and I really like it!
My favorite holiday memory is the first Christmas I shared with my little sister. Waking up and almost waiting an hour for her to wake up was painful but it was well worth it to see her reaction to her first present!
My favorite holiday memory is when I was around 3 or so right after my parents divorced and we had moved to an apartment with our mom.
Our dad showed up with gifts and the afternoon was spent together as if the divorce never occurred. The attempted normalcy was greatly appreciated and is still cherished.
My favorite holiday memory is decorating the christmas village with my mom and sister! <3
My favorite holiday memory is hosting a ugly Xmas sweater pget together. It was so fun and cozy bring family and friends together. Love seeing everyone laugh and be merry.
Last year around this time we lost our Grandma, who was like a mom to me. She loved us all so much. I cherish and look back on every Christmas we’ve had with her. It’s hard knowing this is the first Christmas without her, but I carry those wonderful memories with me.
One of my favorite holiday memory is my visit to my aunts place in Kansas because that is when I first saw snow! I was 8 years old, and I have never seen snow (Texas rarely snows), so I remember spending my time making snowman, snow angels, and playing with icicles.
I remembered my first time seeing snow, coming from tropical country we don’t have 4 seasons and the first time I saw snow falling on Christmas Day was really amazing!
One of my favorite Holiday memories is going to a weekend festival my hometown hosts, called “The Festival of the Trees.” So many people would buy a mini or large tree, decorate it, and then people would bid on them throughout the night for charity. As a kid I loved all the desserts, but I really just had a special night with my mom!
My favorite holiday moment is gathering together on Christmas Day in my house with my family and friends to eat turkey, crepes, and Venezuelan typical holiday food.
I remember back in my childhood days it was so hard to eat KFC – one of the most pricey food back then – well at least for my family. My parents will only buy it on special occasions. So on Christmas eve, me & my sister were SO GRATEFULLY HAPPY we get to eat it!!! How time fliesss… ♥️
Getting together as a family when the majority of us all lived in El Paso, Texas!!! Things weren’t perfect but we always made time to get together for the holidays!!! Time sure does fly!!! #12DaysGiveaway
My favorite holiday memory is open Christmas presents on Xmas Day.
Growing up we didn’t have much food because we were poor. I vowed that once I started making money (by the age of 8), I would never let those loved ones feel hungry.
This blog def bring back those memories and remind me of why I do what I do. ❤️❤️❤️🤗 Love reading your blogs!!!
I still remember my parents driving the three of us and our grandparents in a small car all the way to Florida from New York to take us to Disney World for the first time. It was cramped, tiring, and so much fun!
My grandma once wrote a note to me as Santa because she couldn’t find the gift I wanted when I was little… don’t think I could ever forget that cute little note under the tree from Santa <3
My favorite holiday memory is when my family and I were in Jeju Island together! It was unforgettable!
One of my favorite Christmas memories is staying after midnight and playing the game with my cousin ohhhh I miss them so much.
Short getaway with the extended family during Christmas! I will always love group gatherings that bring people whom I don’t see often together. Fills my heart with warm and fuzzy feelings.
Best part of it is, the children are growing up but at the same time, we have new additions to our family too!
I only wish for good health for everyone I love, so we can always stay together. Parting with someone forever is so heartbreaking that the pain is indescribable. So seize the moment and make many beautiful, precious memories that we can always look back and hold on to. To me, it’s a celebration of the enriching life one has had.
Listen to the Christmas songs on the radio is my favorite Holiday tradition.
My favorite memory is Christmas spent in San Francisco with my family!
Favourite holiday memory would definitely be the full on Christmas feast in the hot Aussie summer when I was 12.
My favorite holiday memory is when Santa would come visit our house the week before Christmas to make sure my siblings and I were “being good!” We would all eat cookies, sing songs and get one early Christmas present if we were good.
My favorite holiday memory is go see Christmas lights
My favorite memory from the holidays is from my first year of college. I’d really started to miss home after being away for so long. When I finally got back home, I had a party with close friends who I hadn’t seen in so long (and who gifted me with the best ugly Christmas sweater), my family, including all my extended relatives (and their adorable little babies), and, of course, all the delicious home-cooked meals/other cultural foods I could only find in my town. #12DaysGiveaway
Happy holidays, Chriselle
My favorite holiday memory is decorating the Christmas tree with the family and a big meal with the family. #12DaysGiveaway
One of my fave memories is actually last Christmas because of how hyped up the entire family was when opening presents. It was such a fun time with great vibes. Gotta love the Christmas spirit
My favorite holiday memory is decorating the Christmas tree with the family and a big meal with the family.
My favorite holiday memory is when I spent Christmas with all my cousins and aunts and uncles, it was nice to be around all of the family
The year I gave birth to my Son . New addiction to life
Almost every Christmas I’ve spent at my aunt’s house where my oldest cousins live. And she always knew how to throw the funnest parties, with karaoke, food, and games. The cousins started doing white elephant played our own games too. It’s one of my favorite holiday traditions
Every single year, my dad insists on taking a family photo in front of the Christmas tree. He takes his time with it too, making sure everyone is posed correctly and taking multiple shots. It inevitably goes south because kids are impatient for presents and get grumpy. It’s such a battle every single year, but the fact that this is the way that it always happens is rather hilarious and makes for a great memory.
Decorating the Christmas tree with my brother!
I remember waking up to a Christmas cake left by Santa (aka my parents) when I was 8. It made me happy for days.
My favorite holiday memory was a Christmas spent in Paris with my husband and our two sons …. unforgettable fun and joy and blessings!
My favorite memory from the holidays is from my first year of college. I’d really started to miss home after being away for so long. When I finally got back home, I had a party with close friends who I hadn’t seen in so long (and who gifted me with the best ugly Christmas sweater), my family, including all my extended relatives (and their adorable little babies), and, of course, all the delicious home-cooked meals/other cultural foods I could only find in my town.
My favourite holiday memory must be from 2015. It was when my baby girl came into this world. It was relieving and also heartwarming that our family has grown.
My favorite memory is when all of my cousins and I sat on the floor and did the countdown to rip the paper off the presents. It was so loud and fun!
My favourite memory is xmas in athens with my family
One of my favorite holiday memories is watching movies together as a family and being absolutely cozy.
I haven’t had a real Christmas tree since I was born. This year my boyfriend and I bought a real tree together. This is our second Christmas together, so this would have to be my most recent favorite holiday memory!
One year I got a puppy. It’s one of my favorite holiday and childhood memories.
My favorite holiday memory was seeing and playing with snow for the first time with my friends. ♡
Usually my family celebrates together at my house every Christmas, but one year, I actually spent it in the Philippines. There was no snow or Christmas trees, but it was such a unique experience since it was my first time there as a kid. It was the complete opposite of what I was used to, but that’s what made it stand out to me. I got to see alpacas and swim in the province – definitely not something I could do in the States.
Turkey sandwiches….eating those delcious thaings whole watching Who wants to be a millionaire when I was a kid. Those were the days
The best holiday memory I have its the year we went to Ruidoso, New México. We go a cabin, snow, chinese food because nothin else was opened, and we even made a Snowman.
my favorite holiday memory is when I played cards with all my family. it was really fun!
My favorite memory is spending Christmas together with my grandmother.
My favorite holiday memory would be the first time I spent it with my boyfriend. We spent a week in New York City after taking our finals of our first semester in college. It was one heck of a time with him 🙂
There is so many, but my favourite holiday memory is quite an old one !It is waking up super early on Christmas day to open presents with my entire family and all of my cousin ! Such sweet and innocent times that I wish I could relive for ever !! 😚
My favorite holiday memory is from my childhood, because of my family, because of the tradition which we enjoyed so much as kids and because of the amazing snow which we had all the time for Christmas. ☃️
One of my favorite holiday memories was when my dad surprised my sister and I with our dog, Mushroom (who has sadly passed)! We had gone to the dog store a few days before but our parents seemed reluctant to get a dog and we ended up leaving the store empty-handed. However on Christmas morning, we were surprised with a white maltese puppy! I felt in that moment that all my years of wishing had finally accounted for something. I still vividly remember that day!
My favorite memory is of my grandpa trying to hide my presents I had already seen.
My favorite holiday memory is getting the entire family together to eat and open presents
My favorite holiday memory is my first Christmas retreat with my choir. I have been friends with them for over 13 years and we still talk about the times we used to eat pizza and juice boxes at the church basement in our sleeping bags.
My favorite holiday memory is of my of grandmother who would make my favorite korean chesnut rice cake. Now, I make it for my family.
I have so many beautiful holiday memories because most of them I spent with family lying in front of the fire place watching christmas movies and eating way to much and this is just perfect year after year🎄
I have so many favorites!!!
The one that comes to mind is Christmas “2000” when my husband and 3 boys went to cut down our Christmas tree without me! The 4some came back with a 12ft. Charlie Brown tree 🌲. The tree 🌲 was giant and naked! Decorating the tree was next to impossible! I have never allowed the guys to go without me since!!! 😂
Jumping with glee with my husband when we found out that we are becoming parents!
My favorite holiday memory was sitting at home all day in my pajamas during winter break for school watching Christmas movies all day long with my siblings and parents.
Miss that feeling. 😊😊
New year’s in Paris wearing a green wig and everyone looking as if I was the weirdo… when at the end it was them the ones who where weird.
Favorite memory: The day after Christmas when me and my mom watch breakfast at Tiffany’s while we eat pop corn and drink hot chocolate for breakfast ! Super unhealthy but it’s our little tradition you know 😛
I don’t have a fancy favorite holiday memory but my favorite one (and actually the only one I really remember) is just being with my mum and sister, laughing, talking for hours and just enjoying the time spent together. It might sound “cheesy” but my mum and sister are the only ones I truly love and I would do anything for them.
PS: I would love to have a bottle of wine with my name, Chloé, on it lol.
My favorite holiday memory is definitely sitting Infront of my fireplace and eating lots of yummy things 🍫 and feeling cozy
I love your post. It’s truly awesome. My favorite holiday memory is cooking a good and speacial meal for my parents on Christmas every year. Since my parents has been working very hard every single day, so I want to do something to appreciate what they have done for me and my siblings. Next year, I would love to take them to fo travel somewhere on Christmas when I have saved enough money! Happy holiday everyoneeee!
My favorite holiday memory is from when I was a child and would write letters to Santa about how thankful I was for my blessings such as gifts, abundance of food, and family. Now that I’m older and know my mom was in charge of the cookies and milk for santa, I know it made her happy to read what I wrote about my life at the time.
My favorite holiday memory is that I woke up and went to the living room to see if anyone in my family was awake and everyone was seated around the tree waiting for me. They were all talking and eating some morning snacks. As we were unwrapping presents it started snowing and it was so beautiful outside! It’s just a beautiful family memory I like to keep with me. I love your posts! #12DaysGiveaway
Favourite Holiday Memory – pretending to sleep on Christmas Eve with my sister waiting to hear Santa’s footsteps on the roof.
Favourite Grown Up Memory was going to check out the Capilano Suspension Bridge Canyon Lights in Vancouver with my boyfriend while sipping on hot cocoa and hot apple cider.
My favorite holiday memory is spending Christmas day with my huge family of 8, riding horses in the snow and going night bowling!
Going on Carribean trips with my family is my favorite Christmas memory!
My favourite holiday memory is when my family and a bunch of our families booked out a hall and all the dads dressed up as women and we did kinda like a “miss universe” contest 😂
my favorite memory is helping out at a homeless shelter and seeing the people’s faces light up when we served them food for christmas
Since I move out of my parent’s, I realized how fun is to entertain people at your own home. I’m just 22 but I love to plan and create magical moments. Personally, I think that the best way to do it is knowing all the tips and tricks. I own a guilty amount of books related to this topic and with this post, I’m just fascinated. My best memory of this time of the year includes a Christmas eve dinner with only strangers because I was studying abroad. In that moment I learned that even if they were not my family by blood I still had the chance to share my traditions and show some love because they were the family that I choose, my friends.
My favourite Christmas memory was a lot of years ago when it snowed very very much in the north of Spain and many people were trapped on the road. I remember all the neighbourhood opening their homes to that people. That year my family and I had Christmas Eve dinner with a Portuguese family that lived in France and they were traveling from France to Portugal but they couldn’t arrive at time because of the weather. We didn’t even speak the same language but we understood each other and they felt very grateful.
My favorite memory was getting to fly out to Korea to see my relatives! My family and I don’t have the time to fly out there often, so it was definitely a memorable holiday.
My favorite holiday memory is my first year seeing snow when I was in 7th grade. I got sick afterwards but it was worth because I had my first snowball fight!
my favourite holiday memory is spending time with all my family, aunts, uncles…..
My favorite holiday memory is to wait all night with my cousin until Santa came with our presents! We were so nervous that sleeping was impossible!
My favorite holiday memory is the magic of Santa Claus. As a kid I really hoped he would visit our house and bring presents and the next morning, when I found out he did, I was the happiest kid in town 🙂 X
omg your dress, your make up, your hair everything is perfect !!!!
My favorite holiday memories is when i’m flying home during christmas to see my family !!! ^^
My favorite holiday memory would be last year on Christmas when our smoke alarm went off in the house and we all had to evacuate! The fire department showed up and we had to wait outside in the snow; so unexpected but hilarious!
My favorite holiday memory is from my childhood, when my entire family and I tripped down to Disneyland and watched the New Years fireworks go off! It was unbelievably crowded but such a magical time, that it is so clearly etched into my memory.
My favourite memory is that every Christmas my family all around the world would come together and visit us during Christmas time. I have no family that live in the same town as I did with my parents. So Christmas time was special as we’d all get to see each other at least once a year for this holiday. Grandparents, Aunt in London.. etc.
My favorite holiday memory is getting my dog for Xmas!
Hmm I would probably say, spending it with family. And oh!, three kings I get to see excitement of my little brother.
My favorite holiday memory is that I woke up and went to the living room to see if anyone in my family was awake and everyone was seated around the tree waiting for me. They were all talking and eating some morning snacks. As we were unwrapping presents it started snowing and it was so beautiful outside! It’s just a beautiful family memory I like to keep with me. I love your posts!
Best memories was a few years ago, when I spend Christmas with all my family, it doesn’t happen a lot!
Hi ! My favorite holiday memory is waiting my family to arrive to the Christmas dinner looking at the window as a kid.
What a cute gift idea! Personalized wine bottles! My favorite holiday memory isn’t one particular memory but the feeling of waking up on Christmas day when I was younger, too excited to sleep. xx
In 2009 my husband and I were travelling through Asia for 3+ months and we celebrated our Christmas in Hong Kong and it was amazing seeing everyone having dinner and sttolling through the streets in the evening!
The best thing I can remember about my childhood Christmas is the Christmas cookies. I make them every year!
Favorite holiday memory is going to Hawaii and ringing in the New Year with friends
Hi from Italy Chriselle!! my favorite holiday memories is cooking a lot of cookies with my mom and sisters!
I think my favourite holiday memory was spending Christmas in Disney World with my family. It was so amazing to see all of the lights and decorations and spend time with my family.
Every X’Mas morning as a child , waking up first of all , opening my presents amd eating my favorite handmade pie!
Great feeling! !
It’s hard to settle on a single memory, when so many incredible things have happened during the course of the holidays over the years! My oldest niece was born December 29th five years ago, which was pretty spectacular right there. Last year, my parents secretly got me tickets to an overseas concert to see my favorite group, partly as a Christmas gift, and partly as a gift of encouragement, as I’d returned to school full time and was feeling a bit worn down. There’s the evening I got to take my youngest niece (and goddaughter) on a tram through St. Augustine to look at the city’s holiday lights, and there’s the first time my oldest niece joined us in decorating Christmas cookies. Going back to my childhood, there are the dozens of Christmas Eve dinners we used to have at my uncle Waldemar’s house, where my ohma would let me and my sisters sneak kolachkes before everyone else arrived, and then the Christmas dinners my grandma and mom would make together at home. There’s something especially warm and fulfilling and comforting about this holiday, and it’s in large part due to the sheer number of memories that have been made around it over the years.
I remember waking up to a Christmas cake left by Santa (aka my parents) when I was 8. It made me happy for days.
My favorite memory was during my childhood years when my friends, their families, and our family would host a potluck Christmas party every year!
My favorite holiday memory is having a Christmas movie marathon when I was really young at school. We would have a “snow day party” and drink hot cocoa, eat popcorn and candy canes and donuts (lots of sugar), and watch Polar Express and The Grinch movie 🙂
This is back when I was in Mongolia. It was in our summer house in the suburbs, and every winter we go to it to play in the snow. But one particular morning, we woke up to an eagle in our house. I’m assuming it came in to eat my cat. Everyone was so riled up, even though we were still in our jammies, half awoke, trying to figure out a way to get the eagle out. And when we finally did, there was a momentary silence, probably still processing what just had happened, and we all burst into laughter. My cat’s ok by the way.
What a beautiful post! Fav memory: dressing up for holidays as kids 🙂
My favourite holiday memory is having my grandparents travel to another country to spend Christmas with my family.
My favorite holiday memories are the Christmases spent at my grandparents house as a kid. I come from a very large family and everone always came into town to spend the holidays at Oma & Opa’s house. There was always something so magical about their home during the holidays and it’s something I think about every year since they’ve passed away. I hope to create the same memories for my kids and grandkids one day.
My first Christmas with my husband who was then my husband. We have a age gap and there is nothing wrong with that bevause love is love and it comes surprisingly. Spending it with him, I saw in his face and everything Christmas morning that he was happy to finally have someone to share it with and it seems each year with our kids that his face from that Christmas Day gets happier.
My favorite holiday memory is waking up Christmas morning and opening gifts with my family
My favorite holiday memory is when I went to visit family and we went to cut down the Christmas tree while drinking hot apple cider and eating caramel apples.
Favorite holiday memory is the first year me and my bf spent together teaching him how to skate. It was very funny and cute!
My favorite holiday memory is when my family and I went to the beach during sunset on Christmas Day! We’re lucky enough to live in southern California so even our winters can be warm. It was a really unique and magical moment. <3
My favorite holiday memory is seeing my nephews and nieces open up their gifts! The happiness on their faces is priceless!
My best holiday memories are from my childhood, it was so perfect because of my parents.. and I am missing it so much.. Looking forward to prepare whole Xmas for my kids 🙂
My favorite Christmas memory is from my childhood. Getting up really really early on Christmas morning with my siblings, snooping around under the tree and peaking at the top of our stockings until our parents got out of bed.
My favorite holiday memory is when a friend of my grandpa used to dress up as a Santa Claus when we were little, and come to my grandparents house. One year, my (then) baby cousin was sitting in his lap and pulled his white fake beard and started crying. It was so funny and confusing at the same time why he would have a fake beard. Haha
My favorite Holiday Memory is having my whole family literally even cousins aunts and uncles come to my parents house and we dance, talk, watch Christmas movies and do mini photo shoots with my girl cousins on Christmas Eve.
when my boyfriends told me last year, that he wants me to become his girlfriends that was heartwarming ❤️😭 because he was so emotional
My favourite holiday memory is going to my grandparent’s house on Christmas Day to celebrate with my entire extended family; we don’t get a lot of opportunities to be able to meet up.
My favourite holiday memory was spending time with my grandparents while they came to visit us from Korea.
Best holiday memories were giving toys to foster shelters during my internship. It was priceless and honestly so much joy.
My favorite holiday memory – watching fireworks for New Year’s eve in 2015 in my neighborhood.
My favourite holiday memory was 3 years ago where I put up and decorated my first Christmas tree.
My favorite holiday memory was a big family dinner, with my whole family. That never hapenned again, so it’s pretty special to me.
Spending the holiday with my grandparents before they passed away.. I never appreciated them as a child, but now in hindsight, they had nothing to offer me but love and affection- the type that only grandparents offer. I wish I was able to comprehend this as a child so that when I visited them, I’d openly accept their warm kisses, and thank them for the best gooie cookies and coffee in the world!
Fav holiday memory is handcrafting and lighting my own Menorah in art school in Israel 🙂
Spending Christmas with my family in Europe (we lived in Africa at the time, so change in weather, clothing and snow was all the feels for a little girl)
Hmm, favorite holiday memory would have to be…putting the tree up and decorating it. This has to be one of the best memories because when I was younger my Dad was overseas in Afghanistan for work and so it was just my mom, sisters and I. We would haul our tree out of the closet and it would be a lot of work because it would scratch us a bit but it was fun deciding where to put the ornaments and once we plugged in the tree, there was this warmth in the house that had been previously missing. It was such a wonderful moments and the lights always brought a smile to my face and still do to this day.
eating KFC on Christmas Eve at 10pm at night.
My favorite holiday memory is putting up all the Christmas decorations with my family. I loved being together, even if me and my siblings would argue haha!
Wearing matching pajamas on Christmas day with siblings
My favorite holiday memory is when I was younger driving up to my grandparents house the day after Christmas to get MORE presents from my mom’s side of the family, but also having the whole family there! My grandma would cook a whole feast and it was fun having my mom’s side of the family together.
Being able to spend time with friends and family but also staying cozied up at home and binge watching shows while munching on comfort food.
My fav holiday memory was walking around London (it’s one of the decked out city I’ve ever seen) near Christmas season with my best friend. Also, love love LOVE your dress and look on this blog post!
My favorite memory is playing Scrabble, bananagrams and Settlers of Catan with my whole fam – it gets intense and i still look forward to it every year!
My favorite memory of holidays was to wait for the present that Santa Claus had to bring me. In the evening I could not find my place and sleep well, thus I was impatiently waiting for the magic to happen, as aren’t the holidays the time when the world is full of magic? I am believing in the latter saying till now and impatiently waiting for my dreams to come true🌠🎄☃️
My favorite holiday memory was decorating a gingerbread house!
My favorite holiday memory would be going up to Big Bear with my family and friends. For most of the years that we went up there, it would start to snow!
Every year I leave Santa a letter letting him know how good I was and what I wanted. I remember one year Sanata wrote me back and that truly made my day. I recently came across the letter at my parents house as we pulled out their Christmas stuff and there was letter. My grandmother’s handwriting and all! lol #12DaysGiveaway
My favorite holiday memory was definitely my first snow. It was also my little brother’s first snow and we went sledding down our walkway, made horrible snowmen, and my brother refused to come into the house even though he was so cold because he just loved the snow that much. Eventually my dog couldn’t take the cold or his whining (no one knows exactly which) anymore and shoved him into the house. It was hilarious!
My favorite holiday memory is baking cookies at my granny’s house! #12daysgiveaway
Love Chloe wines!
getting all glammed up for a goliday party!
Favorite holiday memory is as a kid, running downstairs on Christmas day and tearing open all my presents! Now, I love seeing the faces of friends and family as they open my presents to them!
My favorite holiday memory is when my family and I went to the baseball field on Christmas Day to feed the homeless. It was such a big event we all worked hard to help out the less fortunate I will never forget
My favorite holiday memory is enjoying Christmas dinner with family and friends and enjoying our annual secret santa with all of my cousins!
My favorite holiday memory is decorating the tree because it was a time to get creative. We could and would put almost anything that we got our hands on as little kids and it was fun to remember the times when you decorated the people you love. It’s nice thinking back to those memories because relationships with family and friends don’t always stay the same. It seemed happier back then but now its great to be able to make new memories with old and new people. It is a great season to create more with everyone else around you.
Making the Christmas stockings! But even more enjoyable is selecting the small gifts to fill them and lest I not forget, the fruit. I always enjoyed the oranges and tangerines from our stockings as a young child, they seemed extra sweet from the stockings! 🎄
My favorite Christmas memory is my best friend and her family from Chicago visiting my family in the New York area, and we spent the entire day together in the city, just being the Asian tourists that we are. (A picture at every aesthetic or random tourist hot spot.)
When I was little I used to go out with my friend and my dad and we would play with snow, at the first snow of the year, have snow fights , build snow man…it’s a really sweet memory
My favorite holiday memory would have to be the New Year when my family went to Hawaii for the first time to see my cousin get married (: 🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤
Bringing my boyfriend to my parents´ last year for Christmas for the most amazing Christmas holidays in the sun.
Favourite memory is my dad lining up to buy me a hideous yellow gingham shirt and then lining up again to have it gift wrapped .. hated the shirt, love my dad
My favorite memory comes from last year’s Christmas Eve, in the form of the silliest picture I have with my dad and my younger sister. We were discussing how something had to be done, and the three of us are making the weirdest expressions while wearing our nice holiday clothing. I love it for two reasons: my dad is a very serious man, so he doesn’t have silly pictures; second and more importantly: it’s the only recent pictures of just us three (I have two brothers as well, and I live in a different country than the rest of my family), so this one is like a “dad and his girls” photo. #12DaysGiveaway
Being a kid and enjoying all the festivities and cheer that Christmas brings.
My favorite holiday memory would have to be the New Year when my family went to Hawaii for the first time to see my cousin get married (:
My favorite holiday memory is going to Vegas with my fam and eating a lot of good food and walking through all the pretty hotels 🙂
I used to live in Boston as a child and every year, my dad would take us outside after the first snow storm and he would make these giant snow sculptures of Snoopy on his doghouse. That by far is my favorite holiday memory.
Spending Xmas with my grandparents before we moved to the US. It’s one of my most special memories.
One of my favorite Christmas memories was when I was like 10 years or so and my mom gifted me a fairy bedding set fabs I was super surprised and happy about it! That was one of the best gifts I’ve ever received
My favorite holiday memory is decorate Xmas tree, it was so much fun decorating Xmas tree with my family, I love spending every minutes with them especially in this holiday season. Hope you have a wonderful day Chriselle!
My favorite memory is from when i was just 3 years old. My grandmother would hold me up in front of the Christmas tree so that i could see and touch the ornaments near the top of the tree.
Oh, man, how do I choose?! My favorite holiday memory might be sleeping under the Christmas tree with my brother and my dog throughout the years!
Ill never forget wearing matching pjs with my siblings and coming down the stairs every morning to see all of the presents under the tree!
My favorite holiday memory is Christmas 1997. I was seven years old and in New York for the first time. We went to the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty, went ice skating, and did all the touristy things. The night before we left, it finally started to snow and my aunt woke my sister and I up in the middle of the night to play outside in the snow. It was my first time seeing snow and it was one of the best nights ever! #12DaysGiveaway
One of my favorite holiday memories is when I was in college and a huge hill on campus was completely covered in snow. It was also around the time of finals so me and a couple friends ditched studying for a hour and sled down the hill with recycled cardboard boxes! It was actually super fun and a part of my campus experience I’ll never forget 🙂 #12DaysGiveaway
This wine looks extremely delicious! I would love to try it.
My favorite memory of Christmas is when I was around 10 years old. I was playing with all my cousins, I saw my whole family smile and I thanked God for everything I had around me. Although, I still do it <3
Cutest Rose hands down! When I was little I would always spend the night at my cousins house on Christmas eve, and we would stay up as late as we would trying to catch ‘santa’ eventually passing out, and waking up at daybreak when we would race out into the living room, grab our stockings take them back to our room and rip them apart with excitement. 🙂
My favorite holiday memory (memories) is putting up all the Christmas decorations when I was little while listening to Mariah Carey’s Christmas CD lol. Once I even told my parents I was sick so I could stay home then started decorating right after my mom called me into school lol. She decided to let me stay home and we decorated together. ❤☺
my favorite holiday memory is going to see musicals for hanukkah with my family!
I always remember the Christmas day dim sum with the family at a Chinese restaurant. 🙂 Chinese food on an early morning with good food is the way to go!
My favorite holiday memory is when my grandpa drove my brother and I to our cousin’s house in Connecticut and I would be showered with gifts.
Holiday memories of going to Grandma’s house. Literally over the river but near the woods ✌🏻
my favorite holiday memory is painting ornaments or making stockings..I love creating handmade gifts for friends and family.
My favourite holiday memory would be when we went to the Christmas market and cuddled together cause it was super cold!
Probably when I got my typewriter when I was 7. No, I’m not 80 years old ahah I’m in my 20s actually. It’s just that I found them so fascinating. Writing was my favorite thing ever.
Reading the other comments, I find my memory pretty sad ahah but you know, we have a series of unfortunate holidays in my family 😂 I hope that that is not a tradition tho!
My absolute favorite holiday memory was when my husband proposed to me on Christmas Day in front of all of our family. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
My favorite memory of the Holidays is to put the Nativity scene and the Christmas tree. And it’s still my favorite moment. 😘
My favorite holiday memory (memories, plural!) are all the handmade decorations and gifts that my mother, a very talented artist, would make for us. As an adult, I’m more in awe of her creativity and talents than I ever could have appreciated as a kid.
Happy Holidays to all!
My favorite holiday memory is more like a string of memories. Christmas time at home can be stressful, but once we drove over to our grandparents house we knew the stressful part was over with. So, essentially, every Christmas dinner at my grandparents’ house is my favorite holiday memory.
Beautiful post! I am always in awe of your photos!
My favorite holiday memory is probably from when I was six or seven years old. It was my first white Christmas. I woke up early (of course) and the sun hadn’t fully risen yet so the outdoors were that lovely shade of blue. It wasn’t snowing but everything was blanketed in it. It was awesome and it always sticks in my mind.
My favorite holiday memory would have to be from January 1st, 2015. My mother and I were in a tiny studio apartment and for the past 3 years hadn’t been in the best of circumstances. But just before the new year we’d received a new place and there was just a feeling of hope and joy and the elation that comes from conquering the worst of a situation.We didn’t go see the ball drop in person but we spent our new years in that tiny apartment watching the musical performances, cooking food, and overall just enjoying ourselves and being happy and blessed.
My favorite holiday memory would be spending time in San Francisco a few years back visiting my dad. Christmas in SF with all its holiday decor is so pretty! I have always been home in Hawaii with my mom since forever, so it was nice to there for my dad on a holiday that we haven’t celebrated since I was a baby. 🙂
One of my favorite holiday memories was spending times with my mother and grandmother…cooking dinner and listening to their stories of the past.
The best holiday memories, hmm, it is so many of them but the best-est one would be the 1- month holiday my fiance and I travel to England and EU around last year end! This year, in fact, starting now, definitely brings back lots and lots of good memories! It was perfect!
My favorite holiday memory is learning to ski with my classmates in Vermont #12DaysGiveaway
What an amazing looking spread!
My favorite holiday memory would be opening up presents on Christmas Day as a child and seeing if the milk and cookies were gone from the night before– heh 🙂
Hi Chriselle! Thanks for the giveaway! My favorite holiday memory is our family trip to Disney World and the parks had all of the lovely decorations up! The decorations made everything so magical 🙂
I love Chloe as well! I will also be naming my daughter(if I have one) Chloe!
My favorite holiday memory was my first Christmas in the US after moving from Taiwan. I got to meet a whole new world of people that I get to call family!
Spending the holidays in Taiwan with my boyfriend and family and seeing the Taipei 101 fireworks
Play games with my family all Christmas Day.
Probably when we were little and our mom put baby powder on some big boots of our dads’ and left footprints coming out of the fireplace!! We have the cutest photos and memories of us freaking out at the *proof* that Santa came!!
My favorite Holiday Memory was a few years ago when both my grandparents were here to celebrate the Holiday. They truly believed that Christmas time was not about giving many presents, but giving the gift of love and many people were invited to our Holiday Party. It did not matter color, position or religion. All that was important is that we were all united as ONE big family…
Happy Holidays to you and your amazing team,
My favorite holiday memory in recent memory was when I was able to go home and see my dogs after a year of being across the country for school. It was nice just to see his tail wag and to sit on the floor with him during the gift exchange. Happy #12DaysGiveaway !
My favorite holiday memory is going to my grandparents house and spending time with my whole family!
My favorite holiday memory was a couple of years back when my whole family got together for the holidays and just spent the time at my grandmother’s home since it’s been so long all of us had seen each other! x
My favourite memory would be laying on the brick oven at my grandma’s place and watching the snow outside. So cozy!
My favorite holiday memory is from my childhood living in Montreal, Canada. I was probably 5 or 6 and it was the day after a snowstorm. Everything in our front yard was covered in a thick layer of snow. I could barely tell that a hill-shaped mound was the family car.
I got it into my head that I HAD to build a snowman before the snow melted (which wasn’t happening anytime soon). Rather than scolding me, my mom humored me and wrapped me up against the cold. I remember her putting me in long underwear, snow pants, three thermals and thick socks. I eventually went outside to build my snowman. I was very small then and only rolled two large balls before I got tired and gave up. For the next few days, there was a squat snowman guarding our front yard.
I love Christmas! All of my past Christmases were special, but the first Christmas with my babies were really precious!
In love with everything cheese! I’m always looking for reasons to pop open a bottle of bubbly and put together a charcuterie board. These are great hosting tips. I often attempt to do too much, and it helps to be reassured that simplicity is key.
Favorite holiday memory is as a parent is Christmas 2015. That’s the first Christmas my daughter was old enough to unwrap presents on her own. The look on her face when she was opening presents, and literally JUST the underlying part, makes everything in life so much more magical.
My family is from Poland and I am first generation South African. So my favourite holiday memories are celebrating with my polish family and eating traditional polish food! My favourite is beetroot soup!
Another funny memory was my Grannie buying an aftershave for my macho Uncle called ‘cat suit for men’ because the bottle looked like the Jean Paul Gaultier aftershave. She couldn’t understand why we were all laughing. I miss her so much 💜
There are so many to choose from! One of the funniest for my family was when my Grandad pretended to be Father Christmas alders in the living room on Christmas morning. My little cousin was so in awe, all the while failing to notice Santa had Grandad’s carpet slippers on!
my favorite Holiday memorie is, how my brothers and I used to wait in our room till we heard the Christmasbell from the Christmas Angel (In Germany we don’t have Santa Clause, we have something like an Christmas Angel). As soon as we heard the bell, we were allowed to go in the livingroom whrer our tree stands. My whole family would be there and we celebrate Christmas together.. every year!
Happy Holidays to your family
Huge family celebrations from when I was a kid
I remember when I first started decorating a Christmas tree. It was absolutely magical and it got me so excited to see the finished product!
spending christmas in boston and my cousin pushing y sleigh sown a snowy hill!
My favorite holiday memory is visiting a local orphanage many years back with my kids on Christmas Eve and giving our Christmas treats bags to all the children there.
Watching It’s a Wonderful Life.
I LOVE THAT DRESS!! 😍
My favorite holiday memory 🤔 watching Barbie movies with my family almost every Christmas 🎄😂
My favourite holiday memory is a recent one. As a new mom to my 4 month old, this is our first family Christmas. Watching my partner hold our son so that he could put on the star on top of our Christmas tree was so cute and heartwarming. We’re going to make it a family tradition every Christmas!
The wine looks amazing.
My favourite holiday would be visiting the Christmas markets in Paris, drinking hot wine (vin chaud), hot chocolate, hot soup and eating churros and good ol’ raclette sandwiches! 🙂
You are so elegant unnie!!! so cute that it has the same name as your daughter ! Xx
My favourite holiday memory is not being able to sleep on Christmas Eve as a child and waking up super early on Christmas day to open presents with my family! Such sweet and innocent times that I wish I could relive!
Every year as a child, my mom would take us Boxing Day shopping to pick out our gifts!
Favorite holiday was last time traveling with my parents in Japan, and celebrated both my mum and my birthdays there!
My favorite memory is just being able to spend time with my family since I study abroad and have to live away from home
Love the Chloe Proseco! Super cute and fancy! My favorite holiday memory would definitely be going to Lake Tahoe with family and building a snowman together (also the snowball fight afterwards!) Happy Holidays!
My favorite holiday memories were made in Montreal where I grew up. Of course snow and ice were of abundance and I remember going ice skating with my friends as much as we could. I lived across a park with an outdoor ice skating rink so I had plenty of outdoor time. When it snowed, ice angels were always something we did too! My mom was probably happy to get hte house to herself and drank a nice glass of wine to relax.
my favorite Holiday memory is going to New York City to see my best friend for Christmas and New Years 2017, it was my first time in New York City so this was a blessing.
Getting asked out, getting engaged all during the holiday season!!
I LOVE that the processo is named Chloe! So cute! Loving your Christmas posts so far ✨
Having all of my family over from Mexico, and eating and laughing and dancing together. We haven’t been able to get together in 10 years and I miss them so much, but spending the holidays with them was and is my best holiday memory.
Favourite holiday memory is from my childhood when we used to have a cozy Christmas Eve dinner with my parents:)
My fave holiday memories is going to my maternal uncle’s house every year and spending a week with all my mom’s side cousins.
One of my favorite holiday memories is spending Chinese New Year with my family when I was ten.
My uncle always stuffs a goose for Christmas! That‘s when my husband met my family for the first time! He loved the goose, so he decided to marry me 5 years later! 😉
My favourite Christmas memory was when I was about 12 years old and the whole family visited my grandparents in the village . There was lots of laugher and love. These tips will come in handy , thanks for sharing
On 12/24/08 husband asked me out and we been happily together for almost 9 years. My best and favorite memories.
I’ve had the chardonnay but never the sparkling!
Lighting candles at Christmas mass with my family is always really special to me.
My favourite holiday memory is that one time when I first got to sing with the choir in my gorgeous red ballerines on (which was technically not okay cuz we were supposed to be in all black ;D) for the Christmas service/concert. I didn’t even want to join the youth choir in the first place, but we sang great and I loved it ever since 🙂
Travelling 12,000 km shortly after Christmas last year to a little town in the Swedish Lappland – up at the artic circle. The little town had NO grocery store, no diners, basically no food places to dine. But they had a HUGE Sweets Shops which sold nothing but loads of candies (in bulk!) and cartons of soft drinks. This place was the definition of awesome. Oh yes, the hikes, staying out in the knee deep snow at the helipad just waiting to catch the auroras, rolling in fresh snow with just a towel on (after a sauna)… need I say more?
My favourite holiday memory goes back to 5 years ago when I was gifted my first cute little pet dog as a christmas present <3 😀
My favorite holiday memory consists of cooking family recipes from the metal tin box, that has been in my family for generations. My mom and I would make Potato Latkes, Apple Cake and an assortment of cookies. Cooking food that has been passed down tells a story of those that came before us. It connects us to them and is a way to for them to live through us. Those are such special moments for me, because I no longer have my mom with me, but these precious memories will last a lifetime.
My favorite Christmas memory was when we managed to gather the whole family and celebrate Christmas together.
It does not happen that offen, but when it does its always great fun.
Omg, love the label of the bottle! So chic!
Every Christmas with my children. 💕
When we were younger, we used to wait up until the midnight of the 24th just to open one Christmas gift. The entire family would just snack and talk until it was time. It was very nice.
P.s. I’ve never won anything and this is the first Christmas am not spending with family. 🙁 I would be happy to win even just the cutlery set in the silver egg alone. 🙂
My most memorable holiday was last year when I spent Christmas back in the Philippines with my whole family. It’s just feel so good that we’re finally complete in Christmas. Hope that we could celebrate holiday together every year.
My favorite memory of the Holidays is to put the Nativity scene and the Christmas tree. And it’s still my favorite moment. 😘
I love the family all gathering together…family is so important!
My favorite holiday memories would be the Christmas party last year with my family and my sister’s husband family. Because my family don’t have the tradition of celebrating Christmas and that was the first time where’s our families got together to feast and celebrate Christmas Day! 💕
My favorite holiday memory was when my entire family went to Lake Tahoe and rented a cabin to stay for the weekend. It was the first time we traveled all together so it was super cool spending so much time with my cousins.
I love this wine – I’ve bought it to host visitors and its always a sucess!
The one memory that stands out is actually when my four year old son went in to kiss my 8 month old son and wished him a Merry Christmas and have him tiny Christmas gift. My elder son saved money from doing his chores to earn enough to buy his baby brother a rattle. He said the baby likes to laugh at the funny sounds the rattle made. My heart was melting. Then, he ran off to play with his mound of toys he got. Lol. Short but sweet!
I love spending time with my family and playing board games. It’s a holiday tradition.
My favourite memory has to be when my family and I were too impatient to wait until Christmas Day to open the gifts that we opened them the night of Christmas Eve! It has since become a tradition!
So many to choose from…. While I loved Christmas as s child, I love it even more as a mom. Listening to Christmas music decorating the tree, baking goodies for teachers and neighbors, and of course – seeing what Santa brought Christmas morning. My girls rarely ask for anything by name – just “surprises”, but I always know what they want. My favorite memories are the looks of amazement and pure joy on my girls’ faces as they opened their most wanted gift that they didn’t even request!
My cousins gave me a USED pencil for Christmas when I was a child.
Fav holiday memory: first Christmas with my dog – we tried to put him in a Santa suit and it was hilarious how much he detested it and kept trying to wriggle out of it!
Fav Holiday memory! drinking hot coco by the fire. Cheers! #12daysofGiveaway
My favorite holiday memory is taking a trip up to Big Bear with my fiancé at the time and going snownoarding! Now we’re married and have a baby so I’m looking forward to including our little bundle on future snow trips!
One of my fondest memories we would always open one gift on Christmas Eve it was most often new pajamas to this day I get myself new pajamas for Christmas to renew that warm memory
Favourite holiday is when my whole family went for a family trip when we were all younger. It’s hard to do that anymore when everyone is not at the same part of the world. Best time is family time!
Favorite Holiday memory would be hanging out with my sisters and our Mom <3 we didn't have much but we had each other. I know that sounds cheesy but it's true.
My favourite holiday memory is going with my first baby to take a photo with Santa for the first time!
When I was a little kid I wrote a letter to Santa explaining to him that even though I was Jewish and Santa didn’t give gifts to Jewish children I still appreciated that he was giving gifts to everyone else. I left him milk and cookies. My grandparents found the note and cookies and thought it was so sweet that they bought me a small present and told me it was from Santa.
My favorite holiday memory is from last year. I was finally able to save up money from a freelance photo job, so it was the first year I actually bought my parents quality gifts. I was proud of both my own hard work and my parents looked totally surprised.
One of my favorite holiday memories is my brother singing Joy to the World at the end of mass. He would always make it really silly.
Ugh!! These photos are so dreamy!
My holiday memory will have to be when I was 20 and in London on Christmas morning with my 2 younger brothers. It was our first time in the city on Christmas, no less. And it was SNOWING! Obviously nothing was opened and we had so much ordering room service and just having such a great time together! It wouldn’t happen if not for my parents and I’m forever grateful! X
My favorite holiday memory was when i woke up Christmas morning and it was snowing. I love A white christmas
As a child it was our big extended Korean family gatherings on Christmas afternoon. As a mom it’s watching the excitement my children have on Christmas morning.
Playing card games with my family
Waking to a white Christmas the first time in my life is my most memorable and favorite memory of the holidays! Memorable because that was the day I had to move out of my dorm while studying overseas in Korea.. dragging my suitcase uphill and downhill covered in snow was not an easy task.. but I was too excited at the sight of snow that I had so much fun lol
I have two!
One is sort of a tradition and taking my mom to San Marino to see the giant xmas tree lights.
2nd is with my college roomies when we reunited in LA last year and took Santa photos together at a mall. It was so cheesey and cute! Haha
The look of surprise and pure glee of opening gifts from my family members and friends on the day of Christmas brings enjoyment to me each year. Each year gets more sentimental and celebrating my favorite holiday with my loved ones is absolutely the best feeling in the all world!!
I love Prosecco!!!
I don’t have one memory that sticks out, but I am definitely the one is most excited for Christmas morning, so I always wake everyone up (even though I’m in my late 20s now!). As my husband says one of my love languages is gift-giving, so I love watching everyone open their presents. Afterward we make pancakes using my parents’ Star Wars molds. May the Christmas Force be with you. 🙂
My favorite holiday memory is waking up with wonder as a child on Christmas morning…so much magic and love.
My favourite memory must be when i was young back home (Romania) we would go singing Christmas Carols door to door to in my grandparents village!
i actually hate being a hostess because i become a real monster trying to control everything because i am scared that it all fails. But i am working on that tho
Beautiful post! Love the dress and the wine looks divine! One of my most memorable holiday memories was when my boyfriend (now husband) and his sister and husband went to a cabin up in Wisconsin for a impromptu ski trip! It was so lovely to relax and unplug and spend some quality time with family! 🙂
My favorite holiday memory is my mother reading books to me and showing me how to bake cookies <3 precious
My fav holiday memory: when my family and I fed the homeless in the baseball stadium. It was awesome!
My first christmas with my first baby! there was so much snow that we couldnt get out of home….so we stayed in and did nothing!!!
My favorite memory is when my mom put a Mickey Mouse doll in our stocking and then told us we weee leaving for Disney later that day!
My favorite holiday memory is sitting together with the relatives I was closest to and unwrapping presents together. I have such a big family, and the most entertaining part we always have is receiving clothes that match and then immediately putting them on together to match on the spot 🙂 haha
My favorite holiday memory is sitting together with the relatives I was closest to and unwrapping presents together. I have such a big family, and the most entertaining part we always have is receiving clothes that match and then immediately putting them on together to match on the spot 🙂 haha
My favorite holiday memory is sitting together with the relatives I was closest to and unwrapping presents together. I have such a big family, and the most entertaining part we always have is receiving clothes that match and then immediately putting them on together to match on the spot #12DaysGiveaway
My favorite holiday memory was To see the big Christmas tree with my family in my first year of staying in NYC.
One of my favorite holiday memories was when my grandparents came to America to visit us and we spent Christmas in California!
Disney for Christmas and new years when I was 6 years old!!
Spending the holidays in Italy!
Opening presents with my kid.
I cannot remember a single one! They all are so special.
I know it sounds cheezy, but it is what it is.
My fav memory was traveling to Texas to meet the bf family for Christmas last year. That was our first trip together too and this year I’ll be joining him again but as his fiancée 🙂
That magical feeling all through Christmas-time when I was a child! Also playing in the snow with my brothers and decorating the tree.
I love, love, love the pictures on this post!
My favorite holiday memory will be this year, when I’ll see my little sister again after 6 months of being apart. The excitement upfront is already the best <3.
my favorite holiday memory is when my family went to Lombok Indonesia Together, we went snorkeling, island hoping, and eat placing kangkung (it’s a traditional food from lombok, and it’s super spicy but super good at the same time)
it was fun
Man I am really slacking on paying attention to the actual directions for what to comment. I got so caught up in the fabulous post content lol. My fondest holiday memory has to be when my sister and I stayed up late on Christmas Eve after my parents went to bed. We were in our American Girl nightgowns and we danced around the lighted Christmas tree with our nutcrackers with the snow falling outside. I always talk about that with my sister when Christmas Eve comes around.
The sound of our son’s “sneaking” downstairs to see if Santa had come!
my favorite holiday memory is the years I got to spend with all four of my grandparents!
My favorite holiday memory was the one year my dad accidentally ate cookies out of a tin from the previous years Christmas. My grandmother forgot about them and he thought they were freshly baked. He thought they were delicious.
My favorite holiday memory is are friends and family coming together and just hanging out on Christmas Day all together as big gathering
Favorite holiday memory – it’s always the meals and eating with family.
My favorite holiday memories were when I was younger, my family and I would always go to see a ballet show and the Christmas tree in the city during the holidays. Looking back, now I truly appreciated the holidays even more, because everything back then was much more simple. Back then I just enjoyed spending time with my family during Christmas, and not stressing about every little thing, like I am now. Therefore, this holiday season, I want to make an effort to truly enjoy what Christmas is all about; spending quality time with your family.
Definitely visiting Korea for the first time when I was a child and meeting my cousins for the first time there during Christmas. ♥️
My favorite holiday memory is my husband and I throwing a “not so Christmasy christmas party” for all our friends in Boston. We both are immigrants from India and Lithuania and wanted to make sure all our immigrant friends had a place to celebrate together eating and drinking. We had Christmas themed drinks and desserts and DIY pizza!! 🍕 it was souch fun. It was a day party and we played board games and just had fun.
My favorite “recent” memory (last year) was when I was talking to my sister and I had the feeling we are starting to get onto the same wave length again.
Hi, Chriselle <3
When I was litlle, we went to my grandma's house, we had big family dinner and my grandpa used to dress like Santa and brought us all the presents. And because we couldn't wait we opened all the present on Christmas Eve, even though my mum and aunt told us children not to open them until morning. But now I just love that this tradiotion is continuing with the small ones in our family.
Chriselle, I just love you and your family. Even though that you are blogging and all this stuff , you could have easly become someone else, but you just seem so real and I love that. You are one of my favorite bloggers.
One of my favorite holiday memories is taking a plate of Christmas food to my sick boyfriend (now hubby) and snuggling in front of the tv. Even with the coughing, it was still so very sweet.
My favorite holiday memory would be our family walks around the neighborhood! When I was little, we would all get bundled up and walk around the neighborhood to see the Christmas lights! My dad would even let me ride on his shoulders when I got tired. I miss those times Now that we’re all grown up and live far away from one another.
My favourite holiday memory is the 2017 holiday. This year I can not coming home because of study shcedule. Facetime with family, text to all of my friend, wish them all the best,etc… Team up with some friend like me and we have “student New Year life”. I remember this memory the most because this is the first time Im not celebrate this holiday with my family.
Hi! Love this post…the tips are fabulous.
One of my favorite holiday memories was spending my holidays in Tulum Mexico and laying on the beach for the Xmas holiday!
My favorite holiday memory is when all the family got together for Christmas Eve which is a big deal in Mexico to eat and talk and mostly share a lot of laughs.
My favorite holiday memory is when I was still in the elementary school and my family and I we went to visit my grandmothers house for Christmas. She lived in area where there where a lot of hills which were good for sledding. After great festive holiday diner, my sisters, my cousines and I went outside to slide on the snow, and after few hours od fun but exhausing activities, we all went inside and drunk hot chocolate by the fireplace to get warm. Such a beautiful memory of a fun and happy childhood holidays.
My favourite Christmas memory is decorating the Christmas tree and then laying under it to look up at the lights with my siblings.
My favourite memory will definely be reunion dinner on the eve of Chinese New Year! Family, food and fun all together!
For me holiday is always time with family. I believe that the most favourite one was last year when we went on road trip to ski for a few day. We had never had a fire place at home, but it was in that wooden house we rented for holidays. It was snowing, we were drinking mulled wines, listening to carols outside and watching some Christmas movies ❄️
I remember when I was much younger and still received gifts one of my uncles gifted me with a furby. It scared me a bit because their a bit scary but it was one of the times as a child I can remember the whole family together for the holidays. We were happier and more connected and together then. It stands out to me.
The best holiday memory I have is from a long time ago, when my grandmothers were both alive and well and we spent Christmas together at my parents house… Such a perfect day 💝
My favorite holiday memory is visiting the Honolulu City Lights! On O’ahu, we have the city lights where the city hall hosts many christmas decorations, christmas trees, and a variety of art to celebrate the holiday season. There is also a parade that invites all of the high school marching bands to kick off December and ring in the holiday spirit. Happy Holidays to all and to all a good night! xoxo
Personalised labels is a great idea. Well I think the first surprise is Chloe does wine! 🍷
In New Zealand it is summer around Christmas holidays so I never really understood the whole Christmas theme with snow and songs about it being cold. That is, until I lived in Japan for 2 years. It gave me a true appreciation for ‘let it snow, let it snow…’. The snow was different too, where I would fall uphill slipping on black ice under snow in Dunedin, New Zealand – in Japan I had no issues riding a bicycle in the snow! 😉
so funny I had actually seen the wine Chloe at the supermarket and was wondering if it was good…
Now I definitely want to try It 🙂
Best holiday memory; I will have to say last Christmas moving from Barcelona to Los Angeles; it was a big move ( especially with 3 small children) and a great one; I love California!!
My fav memory of xmas was in Paris at my grand parents! I used to spend xmas with all my cousins. We were 7 at the time. It was a great spirit, when we use to count down until we can opened the presents. We use to compare and discuss about it! Great memories that unfortunately will not happen anymore with my grand parents death and also everyone got married and need to keep time for their in laws family!
One Christmas it snowed and snowed. We got to go sledding & snowmobiling after presents & Christmas brunch. We made snow cream and watched a Holiday movie – it was so great!
Favourite holiday memory is when I was a child… the whole family woke up and it began to snow, my sisters and brothers went out horseback riding it was so much fun. And when we went back we ran through the house caroling with everyone.
Omg customized labels 😍😍😍
My fave holiday memory would be when I was little and my parents had more time to host the family gatherings, our house would be full with loved ones (both friends and family) and it was just so wholesome.
That’s look amazing 😊.
Had a baby one day before the Christmas Eve last year!
My favorite Holiday memory would be working as a nurse in the hospital last Christmas Eve- which ended up surprising me! It made me realize how special it is to be there for those who can’t be with there families on that night. There’s so much Christmas spirit to give in caring for the sick on the holidays ❤️
My favorite holiday memory is when my best friend spent Thanksgiving and Christmas week together with me at my house. We sound stay up talking, reminiscing, and playing board games. Such fun fond memories of special time spent together ❤️👯♀️
My favourite holiday memory was meeting a new addition to the family 🙂
Favorite memory is just the belief when I was a child that Santa was coming around and feeling gitty about it.
You look so glam- I thinking i might just copy paste your chic bubbly hosting this WE…. Simplicity is key in our busy #womanboss life, right?
Being from Florida, my favorite holiday memories were being in NJ/NY every Christmas with my family and seeing snow 🙂 so magical!
My favorite holiday memory is of my dad filling our sucking with candy at night while we were “sleeping.”
I actually love their wine! I’m so excited to try their Prosecco when I get back to the States!
My favorite holiday memories are when my kids were little and Christmas was magical for them so it brings back the magic for me.
My favorite memory is when all my friends and family who live in different countries in Europe gather for a huge and festive Christmas dinner filled with laughter and deep conversations!
My favorite holiday memory is waking up to our beagle, torri by our Christmas tree, ten years ago! Can’t believe it’s been ten years already but it was the cutest and best Christmas present from my parents.
My favorite Christmas memory is our family’s annual talent show night on Christmas Eve as kids. We were always so proud to present and I remember my parents cheering so loud for each one of us. Heart warming.
My parents used to own a store at the swap meet and my favorite memory would be scarfing down pizza during a busy work day helping my parents at the shop and then later at night going to eat galbi at our favorite restaurant!
Its difficult to choose just one of my favorite holiday memories, but one of my most fond memories was getting matching pjs and santa hats with all my cousins and having a slumber party.
I’m going to try out the the Chloe wine collection 😍 and love the wine glass!!
MY favorite holiday memory is watching my daughter “spot” Santa. It was the most beautiful thing to see her excitement.
My favorite holiday memory is the first year I spent Christmas with my step kids. My boyfriend wasn’t a big elaborate person on Christmas. He loves to spend time and make them happy, but he didn’t decorate much. They didn’t even have a tree. My first holiday with them, I went all out. It was so much fun to see how much cheer was in the house throughout the entire month of December.
my fav holiday memory is seeing the festive lights with family!
I remembered decorating the tree with my family when I was young and how excited I would be to have Christmas round the corner.
My favorite holiday memory is cooking heaps of food with my family and eating so much that we can’t move for the rest of the night.
My favorite Holiday memory is waking up one morning to find a huge box of beads under the tree when I was a small girl. I think I made bracelets and necklaces that whole day!
My favorite holiday memory is when me and my brother were little and Santa came home to visit us and eat some cookies.
My favorite holiday memory was when I flew to DC to meet my husbands family “boyfriend at the time” and after that we got engaged 🙂
Holiday food! Yum! And of course getting together with my cousins!!
Hi Chriselle! My favorite holiday memory is decorating with my parents every Christmas. On Christmas Eve, my family and I pile into a car and drive around my town looking at the Christmas lights 🙂
Favorite Holiday memory is back at 2015 Christmas we surprised my parents that we are pregnant with our first child. They are sooo surprised and have no clue. Now my son is 15 month already !
My favorite holiday memories are from a trip to Guadalupe for the holiday with my family
Favorite holiday memory / memories: doing white elephant gift exchanges with friends–the presents and the process are always a riot! With secret santa, the fun is all in figuring out who drew whom 😉
I love the pics and you’re so glamorous. I love everything.
I wish I entertained more so I could use this inspiration!
My favorite holiday memory is going to Christmas in the Park with my boyfriend last year!
Favorite memory is always wrapping presents for all of the younger kids in my family and watching them delicately rip off the paper.
Waking up Christmas morning to exchange gifts with my family.
Fav holiday memory: Waking up early in the morning as a child and rushing down the stairs to the big Christmas tree while big fluffy snowflakes dance outside.
You make a glamorous hostess!
My favorite holiday memory was when my paraplegic Grandfather was able to sign out of the VA Hosp to stay with our family over Christmas when I was four yrs old.
fav holiday memory is when we were young and all my family and cousins and aunts/uncles would gather at my grandma’s. We would open presents, watch movies and then eat a big feast
Great post! My favorite holiday memory was when I was 10, my dad was living in Hong Kong for the year and he came home to surprise us at Christmas time. It was such an amazing treat! xox
my favorite holiday memory is just lounging around with my family – best time ever! also, thanks for sharing a great gift idea!!!!
My friends and I have an annual Christmas party. My favorite memory is spending time with them and all the great laughs we share each year. We all live in different places so it is difficult to get us all together.
I think one of my favorite holiday memories is my mom reading me a book called, Christmas Around the World, every year. Now I read it to my students!
My favourite holiday memory is when I was in grade school, I accidentally spotted my mom coming home with the dollhouse I wanted… she said ‘shhh’ and told me not to mention anything, pretend I didn’t know. We weren’t well off, our parents had four kids but my mom still took the time to get me something I wanted for Christmas. Now that I am also a parent, I have a different set of appreciation for all that my mom has done!
My favorite holiday memory is taking turns with my sister opening our little cardboard advent calendar. Our parents made us share even though I now know the whole calendar was only $1!
My favorite holiday memory is actually all of them, we do the same thing on Christmas every year. My adorable parents, my older brother and older sister, and I. My brother always spoils all of us with piles and piles of thoughtful gifts from all of our favorite stores, my dad fills our stockings with a plethora of gift cards and candy and snacks, and my mom…well, she always writes us a check because we never like anything she gets us HAHA. My sister and I always come through with good gifts for everyone, but not nearly the way my brother does. My mom makes a big Christmas dinner and we just veg out all day…every year. I’m so lucky to have already experienced this beautiful day 22 times in my life. Cheers to many more! *poppin bottles* #12DaysGiveaway
Watching the sunset ⛅ with my family.
Today’s blog post is aesthetic as per usual. How do you always make everything seem so effortless, put together and stylish at the same time?? It’s a magic trick I’m convinced of. >. <
Ive alwys found wine to be the classier one of subtle alcohol. My dad used to drink a glass of it when he was stressed from work or when he just wanted to relax, and he just there reading or watching TV, savoring that glass of wine for an hour or something, and I've always found it so mesmerizing for some reason.
Since its holiday season, there's a lot of excuses for wine infused dishes now.^-^
My favorite holiday memory is waking up and opening presents Christmas morning with the family. It is such a happy way to start the day!
One of my favourite holiday memories was to watch the snow fall in Paris. So beautiful and romantic!
My favorite holiday memory is when what seemed like my entire family would get together at a relatives hoyse, I mean the house would be FILLED with people. I loved that, all my cousins were around, everyone was happy and there was TONS of food! Loved those times.
My favorite holiday memory is definitely not the Christmas I was sick with the flu! haha I think it would have to be when I was younger and my cousins from Texas came up to spend break with us. I remember having so much fun spending time with them, they are my best friends!!
One of my favorite holiday memories is when I was studying abroad in China and Christmas was around the corner. My classmates and I found a European-inspired café that served mulled wine. It was my first time trying mulled wine and I fell in love. It’s become my go-to holiday alcoholic beverage!
My favourite holiday memory, It’s so simple but we have Christmas lunch with my Greek family, and Christmas dinner with my English Family. We live in a city so traffic is crazy during Christmas, so we all have to pile quickly into the car, and then it’s a quick race to the other house. One year we were stuck in traffic for such a long time, but it was the best thing it meant we got to spend a few hours together chatting about Christmas and playing games.
My favourite holiday memory was 5 years. At 14 years old I found that I have Lupus, it was a bad news and I suffered a lot and never believed one day I’m gonna be alright ,just like the other kids. In November 2015 ,doctors said that you have to go home and enjoying moments that I have left. Can’t describe the feeling I’ve got. But the miracles happen and believe that God really hear our crying and one week before Christmas I was to make some medical tests and when the doctors saw the results , he said that not possible , the medical tests was normal and haven’t to take medicine anymore. This was the best and my favourite holiday memory.That day when I could smile again. ☺
My favourite holiday memory is … When I still believed in Santa , I always woke up with gifts at my bedside with a note written by Santa ! I’m a Buddhists by religion so we don’t put up Christmas trees but my mom and grandma always left gifts for me from Santa 🙂
Now I do it for my little cousin who is 5 year old and believes in Santa… this just turns upto be fabulous childhood memories 🙂
My favourite Christmas memory is being in Yorkshire with my whole family- it snowed so much we couldn’t leave the house so instead we sat around the fire exchanging presents and toasting marshmallows.
It’s Nigeria and we’ve never had snow but getting new shoes when I was little is one of my favourite Christmas memories.
Love the idea of some nice wine for a gift!
Favorite holiday memory has to be the first snow we had on Christmas morning, I rushed outside to see footsteps and hoof prints in front of the door with half eaten carrots and santa’s Cookies gone. Was perfectly magical.
My favorite holiday memory is from 9 years ago,when I opened the door expecting my french tutor and -to my great surprise-was met with my favorite cousin who lives in Canada and I only usually get to see in summer-she and my uncle decided to surprise us in Greece by coming for the holidays and I just couldn’t find words to express my happiness so instead I cried the most happy tears ever! Beautiful post once again Chriselle xx
My favourite holiday memory was sitting on the sofa and watching Downton Abbey on Christmas Day with my grandma before she passed away.
My favorite holiday memory is skiing in the rain in Whistler. What a challenge it was!
Being the youngest cousin and following my cousins around Christmas Eve so I could be as cool as they were!
My favorite holiday memory was learning to ski for the first time!
My favourite holiday memory is baking Christmas goodies for my friends and family!
Favorite holiday memory was my BFF’s surprise visit last year!
My favorite memory was when I still believed in Santa Clause. I remember waking up and finding a BIG white bear surrounded with presents under the Christmas tree. I loved how everything was magical!
when I was a kid, I loved holidays because we would have sparkling apple cider and it made me feel like one of the adults, will have to try Chloe this year! happy holidays!!
Hosting this Friday and trying to not stress over the food 😬 it’s always more about the bubbly
My favorite holiday memory is when my brother and I were little, we would bake chocolate cookies and leave them out for Santa!
My favorite holiday memory was eating at Jean Georges on Christmas and it was snowing heavily that day. We had the most beautiful view of Central Park.
My favorite Christmas memory was two years ago when my brother visited me in Florida. We made a little Christmas together and went to universal studios (Harry Potter land) the next day!
My favorite Holiday memory is christmas eve and seeing the faces of everyone when they open my presents 😊🎁
My favourite memory of the holidays is gatherings! friends and family, busy schedules.
my favorite holiday memory is when my grandparents and my aunt both came into town. it was a lovely christmas morning
My favorite memory is when my son and my daughter had their first Christmas together!
Ice skating with my older brother!
My favorite memory is Christmas Eve we would all gather for a huge dinner Feast of seen fishes being able to open one present , but it seem that present would always be pj’s.
My favorite memory is skating at the local rink.
My favorite Christmas memory is when we lived on an island and Christmas was really hot without snow !
When my Mom was alive, she loved Christmas.
My favorite Christmas memory was the year that my Mom & Dad woke me and brother up early on Chrsitmas Eve morning and told us that we were flying to Michigan to surprise my Dad’s family for Christmas! After traveling for most of the day we arrived at my Uncle’s house where everyone had gathered for Christmas. We stood outside his front door and sang “I’ll be home for Christmas”. When the family heard people singing outside the door, they looked out the window and saw it was us singing, they were soo surprised!!
One of my favorite memories is having a gingerbread house decorating contest. We were all competitive and tried to make pretty houses but in the end just ended up making a mess but it was fun!
My favorite holiday memory is when my grandma came over to spend Christmas with us, because we live in different countries, so it was really special♥
My favorite holiday memory is hand-crafting gifts for my parents out of clay when I was younger. I had attempted to make a jewelry stand for my mother and a model of my father’s favorite car out of I-Clay, this Korean brand of clay that’s extremely malleable and kid-friendly. Though the products turned out to be a lot less high-quality than I had desired, I’ll never forget the expressions on my parents’ faces when they saw the lumpy, fingerprint-laden figures that my childish hands had clumsily molded together.
My favorite holiday memory is bringing gifts to a home for adults with intellectual dissabilities and seeing their faces light up. They always get really excited about opening gifts and it makes my day.
Favorite holiday memory is going back and meeting my family ..as we love far apart
one of my favorite holiday memories is baking holiday treats every year with the family. Nothing like sweet treats and family love all around!
My favorite family Christmas memory was the year my grandpa bought my uncle a fencing suit and made him try it on. He came out with the outfit on and he and my grandpa jumped around pretending to fight.
Christmas has always been a magical time in our family. My parents work nonstop and Christmas is a rare day they take off from their business and just spend time home with all of us. We all snuggle up and watch a movie and enjoy a big meal together. It makes us so happy to watch each other open up gifts and to chat nonstop!
My favorite holiday memory is flying back home to the east coast for Christmas to surprise my parents after 5 years of missing the holidays with them. Living on the west coast, it’s hard to travel back home to the east coast for both Thanksgiving and Christmas in one year especially if your 9-5 has you tied to a desk and overtime is simply expected. I used to only go home for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend (mom made an amazing Thanksgiving dinner; flights were cheaper for this holiday than Xmas; no potential of flight delays since there isn’t snow warnings in November; it’s easier to take time off if your company offers little vacay days). But as my job situation improved, I took the first opportunity to scheme with my little sister and surprise my parents for the Christmas holidays. Showed up with a ton of presents, a lot of love in my heart, and a huge smile on my face.
Been going home for Christmas every year since!
My favorite holiday memory is when I was little and living in our first home in New Jersey. I don’t remember much but there is a picture in a photobook that gives me nostalgia of what life was like when I was younger. There was a huge Christmas tree with ornaments I remember my brothers and I decorated. I’m posing with my two older brothers in the picture, not caring about how dorky I looked and not worrying about what would happen the next day or in the future. When I see that picture, I see my brothers and I in a point in time when we were all together and happy-ish. My family doesn’t really do many holiday things nowadays. So, when I see the picture, I remember the good times. That would have to be my favorite holiday memory. As simple as it might be, it is special and dear to my heart.
Building a gigantic snowman during the blizzard
My favorite memory is that my mom handmade me a Santa Claus outfit, dressed me like a Santa Claus, and had me delivered gifts to all my neighbors!
My favorite holiday memory or memories would have to be as a child. There is nothing like Christmas through a child’s eyes. I have been blessed to re-live those feelings through my children. Although they are now teenagers, those memories will always be special for me as well as my girls.
My favorite holiday memory is setting up the tree with my little sister and waiting to open Christmas presents at midnight!
My favorite holiday memory is making homemade gingerbread houses with my friends!
My favorite holiday memory was from my recent Thanksgiving trip to London (I’m from the US). No one does Christmas / festive decorations like London and it was a treat to see.
My favorite holiday memory:
Back when I was a little kid living in Bulgaria, we were at my grandparents’ house for Christmas day lunch and I was acting as DJ playing around with my little keyboard, my parents were toasting the holiday and my cousins were running around. That was the last Christmas I spent in Bulgaria, but it was one of the best and I’l never forget it.
My favorite holiday memory is decorating the Christmas tree with my grandparents 🙂
Favorite holiday memory is celebrating a casual but fun New Years Eve in NYC (K-town to be exact) with my best friends!
My favorite memory is the surprise and happy look on my parents face that one time when both of my parents ended up having to go to work late on Christmas Eve so I decided to surprise them by cooking the whole diner ! But of course it is better to cook the diner all together 🙂
Hope you will make a lot of good memories with Clo Clo !
My favorite holiday memory is from watching my first niece experience her first Christmas tree and getting to open her first present!
My favorite holiday memories was to trim the tree with my siblings and after I got my son, I have continued this wonderful tradition.
Thank you so much for the tips to be a great party host also thanks for sharing these Chloe bottles. It’s great they personalize them for free, I think it can be a great gift for Christmas!
It’s impossible for me to choose a favorite holiday memory! But I just love spending the holidays with my family, lounging around the house, watching Christmas movies, eating good food. We’ve also traveled over the holidays in the past which are great memories as well.
one of the best holidays we ever had was the one time that we got to see snow on christmas. being from an asian country, it was definitely worth waiting up for and coming all the way. never had a chance after that year but we are hoping that we’ll catch snow on christmas again as a family 🙂 it was definitely a merry christmas for us ❤️
My favorite holiday memory would be my first Christmas with my hubby. We had to drive on the 22nd to Alabama from Maryland with the risks of getting stuck in the road because of Snow forecast ahead, not to mention we were convoying with my mom and brother on the drive down to Alabama. Thankfully we made it to Alabama just on time to buy a tree and decorate. It was stressful but in the end of the day memorable, I wouldn’t change it for the world. Btw, I love prosecco!
My favorite holiday memory is finally being able to have my first own family last year and start my own tradition! 💜
My favorite Christmas memory was when i was kid and we spent christmas at disneyland for the first time. As a kid, everything was so magical to me!
One of my favourite holiday memories was when our large family all got together for dinner when I was a kid. Now we all live apart and no one gets together.
Favorite holiday memory is building snowmen with the fam
When I was a kid the whole family always gathered at grandmothers house where we spent holidays eating, laughing, enjoying each-others company.
I remember the first Christmas I’ve experienced when we immigrated to the United States of America in 1980, we were given a box of candies to share amongst the five of us. That was all my parent could afford. My mom spare headed this wonderful holiday tradition while my Dad(may he Rest In Peace) was in charge of Thanksgiving. It has been a great memory and now a wonderful tradition in our family. May we all be merry and bright! Happy Holidays to everyone!
My favorite holiday memories include putting up the Christmas tree as a family and spending all Christmas day in our pajamas. Just having that time together with family and enjoying quality time.
I love Chloe bubbly! Also those champagne flutes are absolutely gorgeous.
One of my favorite holiday memories was spending New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day in Paris with my boyfriend and his family. I got to eat and party and then experience the French New Year’s tradition of the galette des rois. It was an amazing trip.
my favorite holiday memorie was the first roadtrip my family took after we move out of Brazil… We didnt have a lot of money, it was really a huge efort from my parents to make that holiday less painfull for everyone because it was the first with out our regular huge family dinner… And for me it was magical because we spend a lot of time in the car playing and singing, and got the see some amazing places, and just enjoy beeing together.
My favorite holiday memory is the one of the years when it was possible to have all my family together. Because of issues in my home country, almost everyone in my family (and family friends) have moved to different countries while few stayed in Venezuela. I am extremely grateful for the fact that I get to spend the holidays with my mom and sister but we miss the rest of our loved ones!
My favorite holiday memories are taking pics with Santa on his lap and decorating the house with Xmas decor with my sisters. Love putting the Xmas up and filling the house with Xmas decor!
Fresh figs…memories of picking them off the tree and that first bite of deliciousness!
You look lovely in that long flowing dress.
I think one ofy favorite holiday memories was just making these elaborate plans every Christmas eve with my cousins to try and tired ourselves out so that we could fall asleep quickly and Christmas would come faster. Of course it never worked but its a great memory anyway ! Also every year for the last few years I’ve had a sleep over at my house with all my girlfriends to celebrate the holidays (even though we’re in our 20s !) And its ALWAYS such an amazing time 💕
My favorite holiday memory is my parents telling me that Santa was bringing me a baby brother! No present every topped that!!!
Prosecco is delish!
My favorite holiday memory goes back to my childhood when our family came together to decorate the tree.
My fave holiday memory is gathering together with family and friends during the holiday season.
Visiting the US with my sisters after I graduated from university – we celebrated Christmas at Disney World and had NYE on the beach in Miami. It was simple but amazing.
My favorite holiday is getting to get her for Christmas dinner with my extended family!
my favorite Holiday memory is going to New York City to see my best friend for Christmas and New Years 2017, it was my first time in New York City so this was a blessing.
Without getting too political, I love that the sommelier of this label is a woman and an immigrant. Not sure if hashtags does anything in the comments but @girlssupportgirls!
Definitely driving around the neighbourhood to see Christmas lights with my parents growing up!! I’m 26 now and we still do it just because! <3
My favorite holiday memory was when our entire family (both mom’s side and dad’s side) got together at our place for a dinner and we, all the cousins and siblings, sneaked out back and had our own little bonfire.
We ended up trying to put out the fire which was starting to spread too much xD disastrous but surely a memorable night
My favourite holiday memory is when I visited my bff’s family for Chrostmas in the Lake District. Everyday going out for a hike and gather round the fire place at night for a glass of wine. But most of all, it’s the love they gave me that made this holiday memory extra special!
Favorite holiday memory is being outside for hours then coming in and drinking hot chocolate by the fire w my sisters
One of my favorite memories was last year, when for the first time, I travel to France to be with my grandmother for the holiday ❄️
Fav memory is any of the holidays growing up in Tennessee. Christmas in the Smoky Mountains, Dollywood magic, my grandmother’s cooking…
My kind of drink 🤩 And perfect gift with the personalized label!!
My favorite holiday memory is when I went on a ski trip with my family and best friend. It was our first time skiing so it was a lot of fails but full of laughter
This looks like such a cute gift for the holidays!!! 🙂
I am so looking forward being the hostess this year, preparing a lovely dinner and having all the decorations ready for when family comes around. Thank you for sharing your gifts ideas, great inspiration !
My most favorite Holiday Memory is one of the most amazing memory that I have. It was that time when I had just started speaking.
It was Christmas at that time and I remember my parents to be quite busy. And I think due to some reason I screamed “Mama”. My parents stopped everything that they were doing and came running to me asking me to repeat what I had just said.
My parents were sooo happy at that time that their little girl had started growing and Chriselle if you are reading this, then you know what I mean.
Those kinds of memories, I think, are the best!!!
I wish an advanced Merry Christmas to everyone and a Happy New Year!!!
my favourite holiday memory is decorating our family christmas tree and singing our favourite christmas songs!!!!
As a kid I’d always want to be the person to pass out the gifts that were under the tree (mostly so I could grab mine first). One year my entire family came to my house, so the gifts were spilling out from under the tree, which was situated in the corner of the living room. I tried to reach for a box way in the very corner (that had my name on it) and I ended up tipping the entire tree over! I still remember the shock of it all like it was yesterday. I really thought I ruined Christmas lol.
My favorite holiday memory is my family sitting ok our porch on Christmas Eve without coats in Pennsylvania because it was so warm out!
Watching my grandma reading by the fire and her telling me one day my book colection will be even bigger than hers. She was the smartest lady I’ve ever met. ❤️
My favorite holiday memory is decorating our family Christmas 🎄 tree and seeing my cat trying to eat all the bows and ribbon.
I was recently in Brussels and the holiday light show in the grand palace center was amazing.
there isn’t one holiday memory that comes to mind at this moment but i can say that these past two years have been the most wonderful times during the holidays because as i have grown i have really cherished the moments far more than i did before. it’s all about the love
– much love
Omg this dress is so beautiful!
My favorite holiday tradition so far is decorating a christmas tree, put up the nativity scene with my brother and after watch christmas movies eating snacks or finger food!
I love that time because looks like we can really enjoy the time.
putting chloe wines on my to-try wine list!
hard to pick just one favorite holiday memory……recent fave memory is picking up a real christmas tree and decorating with my then-boyfriend-now-husband. growing up, my family would put up a fake christmas tree, and we hadn’t even bothered putting it up in the latter years i was still living with my parents. it was the first time i had gone out to fetch a tree on my own (plus, le partner of course), and our apartment smelled so damn good =)
Fave Christmas memory would have to be getting a real Christmas tree for the first time! It was a magical experience, and now we’ve permanently replaced our plastic tree.
My favorite holiday memory is my first Christmas in Sweden! I had never seen snow before since I was born in a very tropical climate and everything was so idyllic! My parents surprised me with a Swedish copy of Sleeping Beauty. Even though most girls prefer Beauty and the Beast or Cinderella, she will always be my favorite Disney princess because of that DVD.
My favorite holiday memory is the white elephant party I have with my neighbors every year. We all have so much fun any time we’re together, but the holidays make it that much more amazing!
My favorite holiday memory is Christmas 1997. I was seven years old and in New York for the first time. We went to the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty, went ice skating, and did all the touristy things. The night before we left, it finally started to snow and my aunt woke my sister and I up in the middle of the night to play outside in the snow. It was my first time seeing snow and it was one of the best nights ever!
Oh my, my fave holiday memory is when I was unable to move from food when I went home (I was first year in college and broke lol )
It’s really hard to single out one favorite holiday memory… My husband and I currently live in Orlando, whereas most of our family lives in the Midwest, so it’s always great when we can make it up during Christmas. We have celebrations on both sides, so there is always great company, great food, and great fun!
I actually have two favorite Holiday memories: first is decorating our tree diligently the day before Christmas and secondly, eating the leftovers of our huge Christmas meal the day after Christmas!
My favorite holiday memory will be staying over in Hokkaido for holiday, watch it snow during Christmas eve, have a great dinner.
Hi Chriselle! Loved reading this post, so many helpful tips for someone like me who loves to entertain!
My favourite holiday memory is from 11 years ago when my baby sister was just a month old, it was such a special Christmas!
There are so many happy holiday memories it’s hard to pick just one! I’m going to cheat a little and predict that my best holiday memories will be this Christmas. For the first time ever, we are having Christmas at our home and my parents are flying down to spend Christmas with us. We are always stuck traveling far and wide for Christmas, so to finally get to enjoy it where we are now will be incredible!
Of course it would be amazing to win this too since I share the exact same name as your Daughter, Chloe! Hehe 🙂
Either ways, I’ve always spent Christmas with my family and I think my favourite holiday memory would be when I attended church service together with the family; and everyone sang Feliz Navidad together. It was really joyful and fun, to sing such a merry song in an otherwise usually somber place. 🙂
The huge feast every year and then opening the presents with all the kids.!
My favourite memory is greeting everybody on Christmas eve when I was little. I had made a little presants for each family member. So when they came in they got greetet with a warm christmas cheer and a little present
My favourite holiday memory is when 12 year old, Buddhist raised me suddenly decided one year that I wanted to celebrate Christmas the way I saw in the movies. My family had never celebrated Christmas before then. My mum just ran with it and helped me pick out a tree, buy small presents, hang up lights and cook up a feast which even included roast ham, the whole works. The tradition has now been ongoing and extended to the rest of my giant family. But it was that Christmas that I realised how much my opinion and thoughts were respected, regardless of my age. Mum was always there to support me! And I’m blessed with an awesome family!
My favourite holiday memory is going to eat din Tai Fung in Taipei with my family after Christmas Day mass. Love eating good food with family!!
My favorite memory is from last Christmas. I have the opportunity to travel a lot and last year I spent the holidays in Austria. It was magical there. I still remember how me and my family were siting in our airbnb (it was a cozy little apartment) on the Christmas morning and we were opening our presents drinking coffee and hot chocolate and looking at the view that Vienna was offering us from our window.
My favorite memory is going skiing with the most beautiful weather ever on boxing day. It only started to snow the night before so the landscape was in this marvelous fresh snow look 😍
My favourite holiday memory is meeting my boyfriend at the airport after five months of not seeing him. ❤️We were doing long distance at the time and five months just felt so long! He met my parents for the first time at the airport and we spent a wonderful two weeks in Hawaii.
Want a custom bottle too!!!
One of my favorite holiday memories is my family getting all together who live near and far…the food/drinks, the conversations and laughter we all get to share with one another.
My favorite holiday memory is baking sweets when it’s so cold outside and your house just smells amazing.
My favourite holiday memory is from two years ago. I spent Christmas with my sister and we’ve laughed like never before and had so much fun. We were on Zlatibor bak then. It was so beautiful!
My favourite holiday memory is the magical happened on Xmas 1999. It was the 1st time we felt in love of each other while walking through the Christmas lighs street. We were both felt the same way and it was the most beautiful feeling. Since then we carry on the tradition to visit the Christmas lights every years and now together with out 2 beautiful sons.
I definitely love Christmas the most because that’s the only period I’ll be travelling with my families. We spent time together for shopping and squeezing ourself in one rooms for midnight talk and supper. Love you.
This thanksgiving dinner was the biggest family gathering I had in the US, with my sister and her family, mom, my boyfriend and two cousins visiting us and their significant others. It was so fun watching the two children run around as us adults chatted with each other.
My favorite holiday memory is staying up late with my brother when we were little and listening for Santa and his reindeer! I’m loving the blog posts Chriselle, this 12 days idea is so fun!
This wine’s outer appearance is so cute, and I love that it’s called “Chloe”! Also, wine with cheese and crackers is such an optimal combination, I love it!
My favorite holiday memory is taking a trip to Las Vegas and walking down the strips and inside every hotel to see the beautiful decorations with my boyfriend. There were just so many things to do in one small area, such as shows, games, eating, walking so it was a blast!
One of my favorite holiday memories was when I was about 7 and my mother gifted me a long wished toy that I wanted. I was over the moon.
My Favourite holiday memory is sharing a huge cooked meal with my entire family, and after stuffing ourselves, we would always end up resting in our food comas whilst watching a festive film. xxx #12DaysGiveaway
My favorite holiday memory is that one dinner I spent with my family before anything crazy happened to our family. When I was young I didn’t really have the chance to spend holidays with my brothers and my parents, because I grew up seperated to them. So, eating dinner with them is ny fav holiday memory.
Figs pair super well with cheese! I’m also partial to this raspberry red chile jam I found recently
Probably my favorite holiday memory involves tree decorating. My family tends to procrastinate that till a day or two before Christmas so it’s usually my little brother and I hanging ornaments and detangling lights while my mom is cooking. Our ornaments are a collection that has grown throughout our lives and include a few embarrassing childhood photos! They are stored in a bunch of random containers and we never remember which ones are where so encountering them is totally by chance.
We have a rule where once something is on the tree, it can’t be moved. One lucky year I got the box with both mine and my brother’s childhood picture ornaments and I was able to put mine at the back before he noticed anything. He managed to grab his and we had a long chase around the house that was so much fun and involved my mom and the dog but eventually I got control and put his right at the very front and center! It’s actually a really adorable picture but none of us really like to be reminded of our childhood fashion choices haha
My favourite holiday memory is going to church on every Christmas Day with my dad & sister. This was when we were younger. Sadly this tradition has not lived on as we are living across different continents currently.
My favorite Christmas memory was probably Christmas 1999. I was about 12 years old and the Backtreet Boys were all the rage. They had released Millennium earlier that year and family knew how much of a fan I was, so all my Christmas presents where Backstreet Boys memorabilia…calendars, notebooks, video tapes, and posters! I remember still being young enough to love a Winnie the Pooh stuffed animal, but old enough to get Bath and Bodyworks lotions and body spray.
My favorite holiday memory is sitting around the Christmas tree with my family and feeling all the joy and happiness!
These photos are gorgeous and LOVE the dress and lip combination! x
chevrons & éclairs
Growing up in El Salvador, we saved our money with my cousins and we will put it together to buy fireworks for Christmas. A Salvadorian tradition that I truly miss. Laughing with my cousins and knowing we all put our money together to have a good time.
Thank you for doing this, you have some amazing prizes going on!
My favourite Christmas memory is when i used to go for dinner to my grandmas’ house on christmas eve and she had prepared the most amazing meal ever. At midnight my dad used take me and my brother for a walk and when we came back, Santa had already come to our house and all the presents were under the christmas tree.
On Chanukah 6 years ago, I started my military service, was away from home, but surrounded by friends, we lit the first candle together, sang all the songs and supported each other.
Nice, now I want some cheese and wine 🍷
Favorite holiday memory is when I went to New York for Christmas.
I love The idea of small apps as opposed to complex dishes. Definitely going to work on that for my next housewarming!
Favorite holiday memory was going to our family’s favorite Chinese restaurant because back then, not many restaurants opened on Christmas. ^^
My favorite holiday memory is a few years ago we hosted a onesie Christmas party. It was so much fun!
Love your ideas on hosting. I always love to have cheese and wine as well!
In Germany Christmas is a little different but we do have wonderful traditions! We celebrate and open our presents on the 24th – Christmas Eve!!! Me and my dad used to live in the states and ever since we came back, my mom loves the American tradition to open the presents on 25th in the morning. So what we do is… my mom saves one gift for each of my siblings, dad and me and we have a tiny Christmas morning on 25th in our PJs .
Love your little family!
My favorite memory : making christmas cakes (Bredele in Alsace) with my all family the morning of Christmas
Love this post! A favorite holiday memories of mine is seeing the ball drop in person in NYC.
My favorite holiday memory is when my nephew and niece stayed with us for Christmas here in Basel, Switzerland. My sons looooove their cousins so it was extra special for them to have their favorite people on their favorite holiday. Every year they wish they came back to visit us again!
One of my favorite holiday memory is back to my chilhood when all my cousins came to home to open presents with my brothers and I.
My favorite holiday memory is when my dad and sister’s and I were on our way home from our grandparents house when our car broke down. I was only 7 at the time and cell phones weren’t really a thing yet. So we’ve been sitting on the side of the road for little bit and my dad goes “if this next car doesn’t pull over to help we have to start walking home”. Sure enough the next car does pull over. It was a husband and wife on their way home from a Christmas party. They offered us a ride home but their car only had three seats in the back though. So it came down to me having to ride up front in the wife’s lap. I tried to get my younger sister to switch spots with me because I was scared to sit in a strangers lap. Then the wife goes “but you get the best seat in the car!” I was very confused for a moment until she opened her car door and I kid you not there was a golden retriever puppy sitting in her lap! I was no longer scared and hopped right in. If it wasn’t for that husband and wife, my dad would’ve had to walk home with 3 little kids in the snow that night. It was truly a Christmas miracle haha
MY favorite is when we went to spent the holiday in new york with all the family
My favourite holiday memory is from last year, when I went to Paris and London with my aunty. There was a really hot guy at the hotel lobby in London, but I couldn’t do anything because I was with my aunty the whole time. That is so memorable, but I really loved travelling with her. Lots of eating, shopping, galleries❤️So thankful to have such a great aunty
My favourite holiday memory is when me and my family and a lot of my relatives spent Christnas together at a hotel! It was different from our usual Christmas but it was so much fun 🙂
Cute little set up you did there Chriselle!! My favorite holiday memory was when my family and I rented a small cabin out in Lake Tahoe and spent the weekend there. The cabin was absolutely warm and cozy. The backyard was beautiful with a frozen pond and snow all over it. We spent the weekend hanging out, playing games, going out to play in the snow and having a huge family snowball fight!
My favourite holiday memory is that one year we had a home party at my friends’ place and we had potluck and everyone cooked delicious stuff and we watched old movies and had supper. I haven’t seen some of them for many years now
A favorite memory is a recent one. We had a cute little beach house in Malibu and had the best little California Christmas with the family.
My favorite holiday memory was a trip to the cold desert, Mustang (Nepal) with my girlfriends. We trekked around the place and attempted to walk during the forbidden 12 pm. The wind blew the strongest during the particular time.(There’s even a song about it in Nepali) Enjoying the amazing view of snow-covered mountains and boulders standing tall on a plain beige colored land with little vegetation, we walked against the strong wind making 60 degrees with the ground to take every step forward.
My favorite Christmas memory is having Christmas dinner with my whole family including my grandma, aunts, uncles and cousins. We haven’t been able to do such a big family dinner for a long time.
My favourite memory of the holidays is when I was little and I went to my grandparents home to see our presents and to open them together with my brother
My favorite holiday memory is taking our annual holiday family photo that’s a remake of the previous years.
My favorite holidays memory is drinking wine n the bubbly at the ice bar that created by someone and watching the fireworks from hill top..
Best Christmas memory is when there was still a Christmas tree at my house!
Seriously I’m always stressing about the food…I need to remember to just keep it simple and it’ll turn out great!
My favorite holiday memory is when my sisters and I left out milk and cookies for Santa Claus. We made sure to ask our mom for permission first. As the night went on, we kept sneaking cookies to eat for ourselves.
My favorite Christmas memory is trying to stay up and see Santa. Although I knew he wasn’t real, a little part of me still wondered whether he was
My favorite holiday memory is spending it in Paris with my family and eating at Frenchie wine bar! We loved it so much, we went back a second night!
My favorite memory is Christmas morning when we got handmade wooden doll cradles from my grandpa.
My favorite holiday memory is sitting on Santa’s lap with my brother way back in like 2001, right before coming to the States in 2002. We had these huge glasses on and as kids we were taking pics with Santa.
My favorite holiday memory is when I secretly peaked into all my gifts and wrapped them back with my sister. I think that was the last year mom put presents under the tree before Christmas Eve haha
My favourite holiday memory is bundling up with a warm blanket and all my favourite snacks, and watching dramas with my family. the tv is right beside the window so I love that I can watch my tv against a winter wonderland backdrop.
Would love that …right.. now.. and a delicious charcuterie spread. Mmmmmmm..
My favourite holiday memory is just sitting around with family and eating a meal and talking.
My favourite holiday memory is actually from just last year. My first nephew was born in November (the first grandchild in my immediate family). so he was just 6 weeks old when he spent Christmas with us. My whole family was in the living room waiting to open presents when my brother and sister-in-law marched in and said “you have a special visitor!” And there was my tiny nephew dressed as Santa. It was a wonderful Christmas morning I’ll always treasure xx
#12DaysGiveaway My favorite holiday memory was when I visited Japan for the first time during the holiday. I was able to spend the holiday with my family and in snow which I love so much! #12DaysGiveaway
Hands down: making Christmas cake with my Oma!
My favorite holiday memory would be when I was child. My sister and I would wait for the clock to strike 12 so we could open our presents on Christmas Day.
My favourite holiday memory was getting a chocolate labrador for our family’s christmas gift! She’s 8 years old now, and I love her to death.
Ouuu custom labels sound sooo chic and perfect for making the holidays even more special. I’ve never tried chloe wines but definitely putting it on the list!
A perfect bubbly for Christmas with the family and with friends on New Years’ Eve!
I had no idea Chloe made wines! Yaaaas love me a good bubbly especially during the holiday season 🙂 My favorite holiday memory would be when I was a child and my sister, brother, and I would bake cookies and decorate them with different colored icing on Xmas eve. When we were finished we would write out Dear Santa letters and place them side by side along with our freshly baked cookies and milk for Santa. The older we got the more elaborate our cookies were, and we continued to bake fresh cookies long after we discovered the truth about Santa Claus!
Love Christmas and all the things that have to do with Christmas. The songs, the hymns, the decorations, the cold, bonfires, the feasts. Ahhh! Just blissful!!
My favorite holiday memory is when my sisters and I were old enough to help my mom in the kitchen. We made a mix of American and Chinese diahes. My sisters and I look back so thankful that my mom taught us how to cook. My sisters and I have meals together at home all the time.
My favourite Holiday memory is probably coming home from.church after the midnight function. When I was little and my parents were divorced we would come home all together and unwrap the gifts. That was magical. When I grew up after the midnight function I used to go to a football match organized by the local scout organization where I would meet all my friends and stayed up until 4 in the morning drinking hot chocolate and chatting and exchanging little gifts. Oh men. I am so nostalgic now!
Are you hosting any fabulous parties this Christmas season?? Your home looks so lovely! Will you do a home tour soon? xx
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Favorite holiday memory ? Probably when my parents mixed up between my gifts and my brothers and we opened our gifts with a whole lot of confusion and disappointment.. my brothers were not so excited about my Barbies! Definitely had a good laugh..
Christmas morning brunch buffet at the Marriott with my parents, brother, grandparents and relatives. The food was less memorable. The heartwarming part about this previously, annual event was seeing everyone gathered around the long table, sitting next to my BFF cousin, and sharing belly laughs about whatever we talked about.
Will definitely remember this for my next girls night out! Since my sister’s are all moms, it’s girls night at the house! 😄😄
My favorite holiday memory was last year’s Christmas when I got my husband’s grandma a pot with a flower seed. I didn’t tell her what it was. She would have to plant it and watch it grow to figure out what kind of flower it was. She teared up which teared me up too. 😚😚 Plus, she loves to garden.
My favorite holiday memory is going to Disneyland on Christmas Day with my family when I was 7 years old, and watching all my favorite Disney Channel stars signing live!
One of my favorite memories is unwrapping presents around the Christmas tree when I was young. I can’t remember the last time I did this. Will probably do this when I have kids though 😉
My favorite holiday memory is waking up in the same bed as my sisters to a white Christmas and pancakes downstairs 😍
One of my favorite holiday memories is when I was in college and a huge hill on campus was completely covered in snow. It was also around the time of finals so me and a couple friends ditched studying for a hour and sled down the hill with recycled cardboard boxes! It was actually super fun and a part of my campus experience I’ll never forget 🙂 #12DaysGiveaway
all my cousins, who are like my brothers and sisters, are all grown now. my favorite holiday memory brings me back to a time where we were young & idyllic, without a worry in the world. a time where school was irrelevant because we were still toddlers and our only worry was messing up our shoes or clothes from playing too rough.
every xmas eve, we’d gather at my eldest uncle’s house & it was filled w/ youth, warmth, laughter, love of my late grandmother & the best food. everyone would sleepover and we’d stay up all night; the dad’s with liquor and poker, the mom’s with coffee and pastries, the children with playdoh & ghost stories. what i’d give to live one day in my memory…
My favorite holiday memory is 4th of July in San Diego with my family and best friend Sandra. We were sponsored and able to go on a Navy ship to watch the fireworks from the harbor! It’s something I’ll never forget because I know I’ll never get to do it again in my lifetime.
My favorite holiday memory is waking up Christmas morning to see what Santa brought and playing with new toys all day long! Also, spending some Christmas holidays in Mexico on the beach with family were amazing memories.
My favourite holiday was a memory on top of whistler mountain on a family ski trip. When we first started skiing I was around 7. We went up the mountain and we took our time learning~ So on our last run down we decided to get some hot coco before going down. Around 3:30 we slowly.. extreeeemly slowly made our way down. Around the mid way all the ski patrol were clearing the mountain from the top and they had to wait for us to go down. As they observed our extreme slowness, they began discussing. Probably thinking “I’M NEVER GOING TO GET OFF WORK BECAUSE OF THESE SLOW POKES”…. SO after a bit they came up to us and was like do you want a ride down! Hahaha so we are like uh sure! They instantly called two guys in the back with the first aid trolleys and strapped us in the sleigh. the first aid guy FLEW DOWN the mountain at supersonic speed! It was one hell of an experience will never forget!!
My favorite holiday memory is making wonton and Chinese tamales with my grandma. At the time I didn’t think much of it, but she passed away earlier this year and I cherish those memories now more than ever. It was her way of showing us she loved us and passing on her heritage to us.
My favorite holiday memory is drinking hot cocoa with family while decorating the Christmas tree, and the house with Christmas lights. Love that it’s custom labeling, and definitely a wonderful little gift! ❤️
My favorite memory comes from last year’s Christmas Eve, in the form of the silliest picture I have with my dad and my younger sister. We were discussing how something had to be done, and the three of us are making the weirdest expressions while wearing our nice holiday clothing. I love it for two reasons: my dad is a very serious man, so he doesn’t have silly pictures; second and more importantly: it’s the only recent pictures of just us three (I have two brothers as well, and I live in a different country than the rest of my family), so this one is like a “dad and his girls” photo.
My favorite holiday memory was leaving out a plate of cookies for Santa and checking to see if he ate any of them in the morning.
This is so so perfect! Also perfect for me to buy some to bring for holiday parties and dinners!
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My favorite holiday memory is when I went on the Polar Express train ride when I was in elementary school with my family. We even got hot chocolate and cookies!!!
My favorite holiday memory was making cookies with my kids for Santa when they were very little. We would get white icing and different food coloring to ice the cookies. We had every sprinkle and candy to put on top. They were so cute learning how to make the cookies.
Merry Christmas Chriselle,
My favorite holiday memory is a few years ago our family went to Christmas. It truly was so magical.
Love the Chloe Proseco. Thanks for sharing!
My favorite holiday memory is being able to see the magic through my children’s eyes. Everything is so exciting and magical to them and i love to see the innocence.
That dress looks lovely on you! I don’t have a particular favorite Holiday memory, but just love the overall holiday spirit and being reunited with family. We don’t see each other all the time so when we get to spend time together it’s priceless.
Favorite holiday memory is spending it with my family!
I grew up with my family not celebrating Christmas, so my favorite holiday memory is my first Christmas ever spent with my husband❤️
My most favorite memory is the one of Christmas 1993, the last one I had with my dad. I am grateful to still continue all his holiday traditions with my family.
My favorite holiday memory is when I went on a cruise with my whole family and spent Christmas on the seas!
Ny favorite holiday memory is when i was in middle school and I had the whole family together, it was the best time of the year.
My last memories are from our own built house back in Europe, the fireplace with a real fire and the smell of orange, ginger, cinnamon..all the spices around Christmas at home… and we, drinking red wine with my best friends and their husbands and chatting all night long. Also last one was in magical Sedona, AZ with a snow, so surprisingly 🙂
My favorite holiday memory was 2016 Christmas family dinner party….
I have a very large family who rarely gather unless its the holidays. My mother is the most traditional and eldest child of 12 siblings. Which makes ME a clean prey-like target. That was the year I brought home my FIRST SERIOUS BOYFRIEND. It was a hot embarrassing mess. Good thing, he brought over an offering to the predators, Hennessy. HOWEVER the predators planted a vicious attack. My boyfriend was greeted at the door with a thick alcoholic shot and screams towards my mother, “THAT’S CATHERINE’S FRIEND BOY!!!!!!!!!!!!”. Remind you, my parents only refer my bf as my “friend boy” (they refuse to acknowledge that their baby girl is in a serious romantic relationship. thus the friend boy). Although it was a…..challenging night. I’m glad to have family members who enjoy seeing me suffer from embarrassment.
My favorite holiday memory is eating with my entire family while unpacking presents. It was when my from UK and Norway came to have a dinner with us. We haven’t seen each other for a long time so that reunion was heartwarming and exciting!
My favorite holiday memory is last year I was in New Year Market with my friends…we listened to live music, sang songs, ate burgers and laughed a lot
I feel like it will be in the future. 😉 As I now want to create a fun event in my home where I incorporate all three parts of what you covered in your above post – The best finger foods (because I love appetizers!), delicate decorative pieces with cool pops of color, and a great bottle of rose sparkling wine that I bought during the recent to Finger Lakes. 😘
Love the way you styled this post! Dark lips look good on you!
My favorite holiday memory has been spending Christmas in my hometown (in Mexico) with my husband and daughter. It was magical being able to see her explore our town and enjoy our traditions!
My favorite holiday meneory is the time spent with my partner and family. The things that we indulged together ( feasting big meals) was so priceless and happy. And oso putting up Christmas decor in my house. Times flies and this year will be a year to look forward to.
I don’t have a favorite holiday memory but i do have the most memorable one. I was about 10 yrs old, and our Christmas party would usually be with the main family only, but my brother (11 yrs older than me) would invide all his friends to come over for the first time, so it was a very big and noisy party and a lot of fireworks.
It’s getting colder here in Chicago but your dress reminds of warmer times. Hope you and your family are doing well. Xoxo
My favorite memories were dressing up in a fancy Christmas dress when I was little! Still a favorite part!
Staying in a cabin in Yosemite with my family and family friends!
My favorite holiday memory is spending time with family and friends!
My favorite holiday memory is making hot chocolate and decorating our Christmas tree!
Watching my child’s face during Christmas morning…so much joy, happiness, and simply believing in magic.
One of my favorite holiday memories was when I was little and I entered a colouring contest and won a little rabbit stuffy
Gimme some of that Chloe Chloe wine!
I feel like holiday season is all about reunion and having the loved ones close. So for sure my favorite memories are the ones with my family and friends having a delicious dinner and lots of laught
My favourite holiday memory is meeting my other half who I love dearly. It will be our one year anniversary soon and I can’t wait to celebrate with him during Christmas. Xoxo
Im from Taiwan and my fav memory os from Chinese New Years where my entire family gathers and the children get to eat unlimited amounts of sweets and receive “hong baos” (red envelopes filled w cash!)
My favorite holiday memory was in the time I spent with my best friend and her family in France for Christmas! I just broke up with my love of my life right before Christmas holiday and she suggested me to fly over and spend time in France, which was the best Christmas I had! Mixture of family time and bit of crazy wild girls nights.. the best!
My favourite holiday memory is when I found my other half who I love dearly. It will be our one year anniversary soon and I’m so excited to spend it with him during Christmas this year! Xoxo
My favourite holiday memory was this one Christmas everyone was together. Our 2 boys were young and Christmas Morning was a usual gift after gift opening. My other sat down and openeded a gift from my brother. It was a simple gift. A calendar where each month had photos of the past year. Memories and such. We all stopped to see and hear my moms expressuon. She was brought to tears with the beauty of this gift. Truly so much love in her eyes flipping page after page and looking at her children , grandchildren , etc. Our mom is no longer with us, but this memory will live on in my heart forever. She showed us Christmas! Love ❤️ The calendar continues to be a family tradition now each and every Christmas!
One of my favorite holiday memories was when I participated in a Christmas toy drive. My church youth group was able to partner up with a toy drive organization and host it that year. We collected toy donations from everyone- church members, friends, neighboring community, etc. and wrapped them up as gifts. When I was giving out the gifts to those children, their reactions melted my heart❤️ Being able to give back is a gift of its own.
My favourite holiday memory is on Xmas eve we would go to church and come home to food and opening our stocking before going to bed and waking up on Xmas day to a massive breakfast and opening presents.
Favorite holiday memory –
A few years back, it snowed pretty heavily in Seattle. Immediately met up with a couple of friends despite it being 2AM at the time. We went over to a large field at Green Lake and had a huge snow ball fight until we couldn’t feel our hands or feet anymore. Went back home, made hot chocolate and had a Christmas movies marathon.
One of my favorite memory is the year we had my daughter (2013). It was her first Christmas and it was our first Christmas as a family of 3. We didn’t do anything huge. Kept it small with just us and my mom came up to be with us. Small, intimate and simple and yet one of the best for me.
Being with my whole family at my grandparents house on Christmas Eve! We still get together but not there anymore so those years will always be the best!
My fav memory is spending Xmas morning opening gifts with my family before my grandma passed away.
This spread was absolutely gorgeous!
My favorite holiday was getting a real christmas tree for the first time ever ten years ago. I was raised in Asia and it was a rare sight to see a real tree. There is nothing quite like the SMELL of a REAL tree. That year, I watered my tree and cared for it daily and it stood proud in my apartment from Thanksgiving to the end of February (and I wasn’t embarrassed at all 🙂 !).
My favourite Holiday memory would be when our family first spent the Christmas here in Australia. It was fun and memorable, but at the same time I missed loved ones from Philippines.
My favorite holiday memory is having all the relatives over and celebrating on the 24th. Then on the 25th it’d just my immediate family. We usually take it easy and make breakfast and open gifts, but one particular year, we changed things up and went to our see a movie and had Dennys. It was just really nice to be with them and not worry about anything.
My fav holiday memory was when we lost power for five days due to a snow blizzard and couldn’t use our phones, but instead bonded as a family and played card games and got through it together!
My favorite holiday memory is spending it with my grandma because she left us 4 years ago.
Favorite memory is getting to see all my friends and family come from all over to our house!
Going to Lake Tahoe with my family!
Favorite holiday memory is sharing laughs together with family! Happy Sunday!
Wine and cheese goes so well together. ❤️ You are an inspiration chriselle 😘
My favorite holiday memory is watching a movie while drinking hot chocolate on a Christmas Day!
My fave holiday memory is making Christmas Eve dinner with all my siblings for my parents. It’s so wonderful to be able to give back after all the years they created Christmas magic for us!
One of my favorite memories is watching home alone with my cousins!!!
One of my fondest memories about the holidays is when back in the days on christmas eve me and my siblings used to run into the living room as soon as we heard a bell ringing. There, the beautifully decorated christmas tree stood tall and majestic in its glory and the Christkind appeared to have flown away through the wide-open window into the dark of the night just moments before.🌟👼🏽🔔🌌💝☄
Hey Chriselle and team!!
I think my most favorite holiday memory would be when I was younger and decorating the christmas tree with my family. My parents would always try to be fancy and do some photo shoots as well around the tree afterwards. LOL
Fave holiday memory must be hosting my first ever Xmas when I bought my first house! I always hated hosting as I would worry will people get bored, did I provide enough food etc! But it turned out ok (phew!) thanks to catering 🙂 your first tip is definitely a winner for people like me who don’t cook and need to bring a plate of food to the Xmas party this year (cheese board for the win!!!)
Lots of love from Melbourne, Australia
My fav holiday memory is probably not being able to fall asleep on Xmas eve with excitement lol
When I was kid my favorite memory was to be able to wake up late (my mom would allow this because it wa ls Christmas) and having breakfast with my family.
My favorite holiday memory is when my dad brought me a santa bag of toys one Christmas as a kid 🎁 It was like a kids dream come true 😂
What a beautiful spread! And I love your dress in these photos, would love to know what brand.
My favorite holiday memory is the first time I brought my husband back to Taiwan to spend the holidays with my family and my grandma.
I love the pictures! My favorite xmas memory is landing in LA not knowing that my whole life was about to change.
The idea of holiday vignettes in strategic places is a dream come true since I don’t have the time to decorate my ENTIRE house, simply genius! And Chloe looks delightful, we definitely want to try it.
There are so many beautiful holiday memories I have with the people I love. One of my favorites from childhood was the Christmas after my parents divorced, I knew my mum couldn’t afford to get us presents & was really distraught by it. But then come Christmas Eve some friends came by and dropped off literally dozens of presents all beautifully wrapped for each of us, my mum broke down crying with tears of happiness. Often I think back to that day & the kindness of those people. xo
Never tried Chloe brand but their label is so cute! Thanks for the recommendation. I love to host so will be giving this a go:)
This is quite easily my favourite type of spread. Bubbles and little nibbly foods that you don’t get bored of, although keep the cheese board away from me otherwise there won’t be any left for anyone else ha! I think my favourite memory of the holidays is the last Christmas before my Grandfather passed away when I was 5, I remember playing games and opening presents so vividly like it was yesterday when in fact it was 24 years, but so wonderful to cherish and love x
Cooking in the kitchen w family! <3
My favorite holiday memory is getting together with all of my old school friends and eating chips and pizza and talking about our futures all night long!
This is an awesome idea for a perfect Christmas gift. Really enjoyed reading this post. The food is the pic’s looks amazing, the figs remind me of home as we have trees on my family’s property.
My favorite Holiday memory is when my entire family gets together for Christmas and a couple of days before we go into the forest and pick our own Christmas tree. Then each family member brings with them one ornament that has a special meaning to them and we decorate the tree together while spending time as a family.
My most memorable Christmas holiday was the time we ate home made hot pot in the back yard. It was cold outside but the delicious hot pot and the quality time with my fam gifted me one of the best times ever in my life.
Fav memory is spending time with family as some are no longer here.
I’ve never heard of Chloe Wine before! Definitely have to look into it!
The label customization option is fun! I love customizing things! Might just have to get one for my friend!
I forgot to mention what my favorite holiday memory is!
My favorite memory is having the ugly sweater contest with my family. It was fun to see what everyone came up with! P.S I won first place! 😀
My favorite holiday memory is from when I was 12 or 13, painting ceramic Christmas ornaments at the dinner table with my mom and little sister!
I have always been shy to host a party because of all the reasons you just mentioned. This blog post was definitely useful so thank you for that
My favorite Holiday memory was when I adorned with my then couple my frustrations Christmas tree!!! It was so beautiful and magical, my very first Christmas ever.
My favorite holiday memory is seeing the christmas lights all over our neighborhood. Now that im in Korea I dont get to see that much often but I really miss it!
One of my favourite holiday memories was when my older brother bought all the men in my family a USC hoodies, but they had no idea. Each was wrapped and handed out to the men. None of them knew what they each got and my brother had them swap gifts. Most swapped but I had two uncles who didn’t want to. They all opened their box at the same time and turned out they all had the same red USC hoody. It was hilarious!
My favorite holliday memory was spending Christmas in palm springs with all of my cousins, aunts & uncles and grandparents. We live in Oregon, so a sunny so-cal holliday was a blast!
I love having people over my home and entertaining. This gift would be perfect for my livestyle. Thank you
My best memories are from when my family would decorate our Christmas tree together:-)
My favorite holiday memory was when I went to the Philippines with my family.
My favorite holiday memory is going to my grandparents huge New Millenium party in 1999-2000. I was in kindergarten, but I remember walking through the party and seeing all the men together in the smoking parlor in their tuxedos and the women all together in their sparkle-y dress drinking champagne. It felt like such a magical night that I styled my wedding around that theme and got married on New Year’s Eve last year!
Love you, Chriselle xoxo
My favorite memories of the holidays is when my cousin who lives in a different country got to stay with me for a month. We’re both about the the same age and have a lot in common so being able to see her and spend time with her is wonderful
I love your floral dress!!! My fav holiday memory was spending christmas and New Years in Spain. It was so fun experiencing this magical time in a different country!
My favorite holiday memory is just anytime I get to spend with my family around the Christmas dinner table, eating and being merry
Absolutely love this post! Made life so much easier haha~ Thank you so much for sharing your ideas cause theyre honestly the most helpful!
Favourite holiday food memory would have to be one whole roasted suckling pig! That is always at the centre of our family’s Noche Buena or Christmas Eve dinners! 😁
Fav memory is when I was still a kid I would save my presents under the xmas tree and wait till Boxing Day to open them! Now that I’m an adult it doesn’t happen anymore, but I remember the built up excitement and pure joy to wake up and open presents!
My favorite holiday memory is getting together with my family each year. A house full of cousins and food made it Christmas!
My favorite Holiday memories was cutting some tree in my province and putting some ornaments with fam we use some DYI stuff that we have in our house in the Philippines it was so different but i would say i have a lot of favorites that i truly treasure. I wasn’t a wine person before but since my location is pretty much close to wineries lol i was hooked this is really interesting something to surprise folks
Hi! Cheese boards are my go to! Another favorite tradition is setting the Christmas tree up! In our house ornaments are collected from travels, so each one represents an adventure!
Cheese plates are the best!!
My favorite Christmas memory is watching all the old stop motion Christmas films with my grandma.
Love this post! I’m going to gift a customized Chloe bottle to a few friends for Christmas!
My favorite holiday memory is every year waking up with my sisters and getting matching PJs and wearing them all day long!
My favorite holiday memory is sitting with my mother on the coach sipping a cup of hot chocolate after we finished decorating the tree, turning off the lights so it was just the Xmas tree lights
Ironically, one of my favorite holiday memories was during a blizzard with my whole family. We got stuck in the middle of the road ON Christmas and had to push the car. Being with them made a hard situation fun and we laughed the whole way. 🙂
I love the idea of customized labels! That’s actually quite clever! What a brilliant gift.
My favorite holiday memory was probably the time when we went to Disneyworld and spent the holidays with all that magical cheer. I don’t think anyone can ever be too old for Disney, especially when you’re with cousins and family – it’s just so much fun and it’s a great escape to bring out the innocence in life. So definitely, the disney parks being all decorated was such a memorable experience, I miss seeing that in person! Hopefully to go back during the holidays again soon.
my favorite thing is foooood, my family is middle eastern and our food is delicious and during the holidays it’s safe to say we gain atleast 5 pounds 😅😅😅
Your look is just so charming!
One of my favorite memories is riding the back seat of the car with my sister while my parents drove us through the neighborhood streets in the dark winter night to admire all of the Christmas lights 🙂
My favorite holiday memory would have to be trying to peek into presents with my sister! We never actually wanted to ruin the surprise but we would do everything we could to try to see through wrapping paper or guess the oddly shaped things. It was so much fun and I might still be a little guilty of doing it today!
One of my favorite moments was of my first Christmas Married to my husband. We did not have a lot of money and no gifts for each other. We spent the money of our wedding. We got a tree to enjoy the smell of Christmas. Now with two kids. We look forward to making new memories!
My favorite holiday memory is going to the movies early Christmas morning and watching a movie with the whole fan 🙂 it’s always nice to come out of the house and spend some quality time … on nice comfy chairs hehe
My favorite holiday memory is sliding on tubes in the snow with my brothers!
That’s an awesome gift idea since there’s a personalization option!
My favorite christmas memory is all of my siblings and cousins getting together having game day/night after Christmas lunch!
That’s amazing that you’re donating to breast cancer research. I was diagnosed with a rare cancer (which I’ve overcome in 2010) and feel the need to support cancer research is so great because my cancer was treatable because of the research and support others have provided. My favorite holiday memory was when my son who was 4 at the time made a gingerbread house and after chemo I was craving sweets so he put one candy in his mouth from the house and then would put one candy in my mouth until we finished the whole front door. It was so sweet.
When I was little my grandparent would spend the night on Christmas Eve. It was so magical waking up and having them there is the morning. I cherish those memories.
It’s hard to choose just one favorite holiday memory. One of my favorites is the last year a group of us girls in my neighborhood went caroling. One of the moms had started us off several years before, and we went out each Christmas Eve singing from door-to-door. My little sister was 6, and she wanted so badly to go singing with us that she attended all our rehearsals (a combination of learning our parts from piano and listening to recordings), and came out with us as we went from house to house. It was so cute when I heard her little soprano pipe up on Do You Hear What I Hear. After caroling we finished Christmas Eve with hot cocoa made from scratch — not a mix — and homemade sugar cookies.
My favorite holiday memory is sharing so many different religions and traditions under one house. I grew up in a really diverse neighborhood so it was so fun to get together with families who weren’t like mine. That’s what makes the holidays so special.
My favorite holiday memory is watching the kids organize all the gifts underneath the tree to give to the respective person and watching each person open their gifts one at a time
my favorite memory is the Christmas dinner, my family together
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I am all about a cheese plate with nuts and jams when I host a party! My favorite holiday memory has to be from my childhood. We were cleaning up on Christmas afternoon and my parents hid me in the pile of used wrapping paper. They called my brother to come put it all in a trash bag, then I popped out and surprised him. None of us can remember ever laughing that hard. Luckily, he’s a great sport.
Hello Chriselle & Cinc Team!
My favorite holiday memory is that when I was little, all of my relatives would give “hongbao” (red pockets) to us children. Now as we get older, we don’t get anything and are expected take turns and give them money later on 😹
How fun is the custom labels?! Perfect gift idea!
My favorite holiday memory is waiting anxiously by the door late at night for my whole family to join us for Christmas Eve/Day ! Love it when everyone is together 🙂
My favorite holiday memory was when it snowed for like the first time (in Texas it is so incredibly rare) and my brother (then age 2) got sooo excited. Even though he was crying from the cold he refused to come in. It was so cute. We would keep asking him to come in and he just stood there sniffling but shaking his head and piling snow on his “snowman”. I sound heartless but I promise I’m not.
My favorite holiday memory is from when I was around 10 or 12 years old, Christmas Eve, all my cousins and I were playing outside and it started snowing! It wasn’t enough to cover the floor, but it was the first time I had seen snow fall! It felt so magical! ❄️🌨
You look so elegant in these pictures! Well you always do! But I love them! I also enjoy a good cheese board paired with figs and honey! 🍇🥖🍯🍷
My favorite holiday memory was my December 2011. My wedding had been the week before, and we spent it in Cancun on the beach 🙂
My favourite holiday monent is basically every christmas necause it is my mum’s birthday! Everyone is so exciting during Christmas month and everyone is like celebrating for my mum. This os the reason I love christmas. We dont have tradition for gift exchange but we celebrate eith cake and dinner. The best timd of the year to sit and reward ourself for working hard throughout the year.
My favorite Holiday memory is spending Christmas’ eve with my cousings playing with fireworks and chatting!
In the 2nd grade when I woke up to three tamagotchi’s and thought it was Santa who left them for me! Haha
My favourite christmas memory is going to a super fancy restaurant in Colorado with my family! We skied the whole day and after freezing our butts off, I was surprised with a cheese fondu & some delicious mom-alcohol wine 😉 I was in 5th grade but I still remember everything so clearly to this day!
My favorite holiday memories were the first Christmas that I had in the US with my high school host family.
My birthday is actually on Christmas day.
It was very nice of them to celebrate it with me.
My favorite holiday memory is sunsets by the beach and having my sis come back from Guam to visit!
Love love these pictures of you!!
My favorite holiday memory is from when I was in the 3rd grade. I remember opening up a new spyear kit. If you don’t know what that is, it’s a bogus headphone set that looked like a MP3 player and it was supposed to help you hear things from far away.
Favorite memory of Christmas is baking and putting up Christmas decorations with family
My favorite holiday memory is baking Christmas cookies with my aunt! Also decorating the Christmas teee with my family!
My favourite holiday memory is having my mom coming in to our bedroom in the morning and bringing a gift to entice us out of bed. We always went to Mexico for the holidays and it would be beautiful in our little town. It’s my favourite place to spend the holidays.
Loved this post!
Favorite Christmas memory was when I was 10 years old and woke up Christmas morning to a tree surrounded by gifts for the first time. I knew by then that Santa didn’t exist, but it was so memorable seeing my parents trying to create a wonderful Christmas for me and my sister. Will never forget!
Keeping it simple is always so hard to do!
My favorite holiday memory is probably when I was a child and received a telescope for Christmas! I used that thing for sooo many years!
I have to say nothing is better than wine. Thanks Chriselle!
Nothing is better than wine
I love your decor! It ties everything together!
My favorite holiday memory is staying up at my cousin’s home with all of our families until midnight to open gifts. Everybody was always so excited!
Prosecco is so delicious, but also very addictive to sip more then you can actually tolerate haha. #12DaysGiveaway
My favorite holiday memory was when my sister and her husband came home and we actually put in the effort to nicely wrap our presents under the tree that year. Opening the presents the next morning on Christmas was so exciting and cute!
My favorite memory is drinking eggnog while watching a Christmas story with my family.
One of my favorite holiday memories was playing white elephant with some of my close girlfriends! It was an intense game, there were definitely some crying
Something tells me Chriselle is THE hostess with the most-est.
A couple Christmases ago, my boyfriend surprised me with a corgi puppy! I used to watch cute corgi videos every night before bed, so he knew I always wanted one. The moment he came in with Lucy, my new puppy, I cried the ugliest, happy cry in my life.
My favourite and most memorable holiday moment was the first time I went to visit my boyfriend and his family for Christmas. I was so nervous and afraid but it turned out great in the end!:)
My favourite holiday memory is from 2 years ago, after having a big family Christmas, my bf surprised me with a trip away to Bryon Bay. Such a beautiful town with a great community, if you ever come to Australia (please do!) you should definitely make a pit stop there.
Putting up Xmas tree & decorations.
Waking up to snow!!!!
At the time I wasn’t very happy, but now that I’m older, I’m able to get a good chuckle out of it.
Back when I was in kindergarten, my parents made me write a letter to Santa Clause with a list of presents I wanted that year. I wanted a puppy more than anything, so Christmas morning I woke up really early to check underneath our tree. There was no puppy, but I did find a small neatly wrapped package with my name on it. Upon opening it, I was met with a package…a package of underwear. I remember crying because I was sooo upset, WHAT KINDERGARTENER WOULD WANT UNDERWEAR FOR CHRISTMAS?!? But anywho, albeit it wasn’t the best present at the time, it was inarguably one of the most functional gifts I’ve ever received in my entire life. Haha there’s my funny Holiday memory~
Such a nice gift idea!
My favourite holidsy memory is going to church with my dad on christmas eve.
Looks good! Thanks for sharing. 🙂
Loving the Simple Hosting tips! Who wouldn’t want some great
My favorite holiday memory is spending NYE in Japan!
Hi Chriselle !!! My favorite Holiday memories was when I was like 5 years old, and I remember that Santa left candies on the floor and the window opened, I could not believe it! It was amazing!
My favorite holiday memory now, is last Christmas.
We all had such a great time, we had fun, we laughed all the time and we celebrate Jesus Christ, just like my grandma liked. And I’m thankful for having the opportunity of having quality time with her. This year she will be with us looking from above.
My favorite holiday memory is having my parents here with me to celebrate Christmas. They have both passed away so it is sad that I do not have them here anymore for the holidays. It is pretty lonely without them. We always had a big beautiful tree that my mother and I decorated together.
One of my favorite holiday memories was when it snowed on Christmas day in New Orleans! Snow in New Orleans is a miracle in itself, on Christmas day, it was just magical. 😉
The setting looks so nice !
My favorite Holiday memory was a few years ago now, when my family gathered all together for the very first time on Christmas day.
My favorite holiday of the year is Christmas, so I probably have a thousand “favorite” memories. So far this year my favorite Christmas-ish memory was when my roommate and I were drinking wine and freaking out about exams on Nov. 1st and we decided to go ahead and decorate for Christmas right then! It was a blast, especially since we didn’t have enough ornaments to fill even our mini tree so we started putting random household items on it and just laughed the whole night 🙂
Chloe is such a chic name, and the wine is delicious too!
One of my favorite memories is making a popcorn garland for the Christmas tree as a kid. I distinctly remember stringing one piece, then eating the next on and on, so much fun!
Hey Chriselle! My favorite holiday memory is a particular Christmas morning when I got a Barbie house. I remember being the happiest kid on earth!
Eating together is my favorite holiday memory! eating is the best part after family!
my favorite memory is just opening gifts with family. We don’t get to do much of that anymore so that’s my favorite memory!
My favorite holiday memory was getting a puppy for Christmas.
I remember getting a my little pony castle for Christmas one year. Total surprise.
I remember one Christmas season when my best friend and I bought a gingerbread house kit, took it to her house to build, then started eating it right away. We weren’t doing anything special, but for some reason I remember it being so much fun!
Hi Chriselle! My favorite holiday memory is going to pick out a Christmas tree with my parents and then decorating it when we got home! Unpacking cute ornaments from over the years is always so fun and nostalgic!
Side note: I loveee a good cheese board and the addition of figs is seriously the BEST! 🙂
My favourite holiday memory was that of 14 years ago when I finally spent the holidays with my parents..since they were working here in Italy while me and my brother were living in the Philippines with my grandparents 💕
My favourite holiday memory must be when my family and I went to New York on Christmas day. It was my first trip to New York City and I couldn’t be happier to visit it during the holidays: the food, the Chrismas markets, the sales, the lights… everything was overwhelming.
Thanks for giving back sweetheart,
I wish to all the CINC Team a merry Christmas xx
My favourite holiday memory is when I was 8 years old and I found all of Christmas presents hidden in the house. I was just so happy and thrilled that day knowing we would have gifts to open on Christmas!
Ooo I’m just enchanted by the setting for these pics! The colors are so romantic! I totally agree with your idea to decorate with small vignettes. That’s a very chic and layered way to decorate.
My favorite holiday memory is spending Christmases in Arizona with my grandparents when I was little! It was so different thatn my typical Wisconsin winter!
So many good memories! One of my favorites is my Nana teaching us how to make her Italian airport soup. I love her cooking and getting to watch her in action and teach us was truly amazing ❤️
My favorite holiday memory is when on Christmas Day my family and I traveled to Traverse City, Michigan. There was a foot of snow when we got there and we went snowmobiling, ice skating, and sledding. It was magical ❄️
My favorite holiday memory would have to be when we had my nieces over, who at the time they were probably about 3 and 5 years old. We have this little house that plays a recording of The Night Before Christmas and the rooms of the house light up as the story goes on to show scenes corresponding with the story. It had been a favorite of mine as a little kid so it was really special to have them come to our house and enjoy it too.
My favorite holiday memory is one spent with my family as a teen. We had an outdoor pig roast and made luminaries for our driveway. The food was so good!
My favorite holiday memory is when i was with my family and friends in Austria in a great sale for skiing. It was snowing constantly and the whole day we were skiing, drinking, eating and having fun. The best Xmas ever!
Just every moment counts 💕💕🕉😍
My favorite holiday memory is the time when my entire family was in Japan, and we counted down the last few hours of the year over delicious hot pot 😋☺️
My favorite Holiday memory is waking up to the first snow drifts of the season. Particularly the year it didn’t snow until Christmas Day!
Another item to try – need to get the prosecco!!
My favorite Holiday memorie is when :
When I got merried the week of Chrsitmas. Surrounded by my whole family and my love ones. Starting a new stage of my life the right way.
My favorite holiday memories are Christmases spent in the snow at my grandparents house in Ohio.
My favorite holiday memory was having my baby daughter on Christmas night 😊
Figs are the best!
My favorite holiday memory is of my grandparents dressing up as Santa and Mrs. Claus. They’d do children’s hospitals and would walk around their neighborhood making sure all the kids were behaving 🙂
Wow, your dress is gorgeous! My favorite holiday memory is when I went to the Moscow Ballet’s Nutcracker with my mom and sister.
My favorite holiday memory was spending my Christmas with my family in Hong Kong. Definitely the highlight of the year
My favorite memory is when my parents had a Santa deliver a puppy to my sisters and I on Christmas Eve!
Favorite holiday memory is making cookies with my mom to package as gifts for friends and family. I think this is where my love of baking started!
Ice skating at rockafeller
Oooo I should check out these wines; never heard of it before! Hmmm my favorite holiday memory so far is from a few years ago when we celebrated with just my aunt, uncle and cousin. We had a good time just eating, playing games and hanging around. We also got some really nice family photos ❤️
My favorite holiday memory was going to Rome to celebrate New Year’s Eve 🙂 Capodanno is what they call it there!
Cutest Labels! Some good ideas too! Cheers <3
Such good advice for a classy way to host the holidays! I especially like the point about all in the small details! And again the photos are oh so chic!! Love!
My favorite holiday memory is seeing my sons amazed face when he realized his Christmas wish had come true and that Santa had come to visit our house. He was so adorable and memorable.
My favourite holiday memory is being outside in the dark playing with my younger sister while it was snowing.
my favorite holiday memory is apple pancakes on christmas morning! we’ve done it since i was little and it’s my grandmother’s recipe!
My favorite memory is going to Benihana for dinner last minute on Christmas Day when we left dinner in the oven too long, whooops! Hahaha. It was a great meal and we were so happy they were open!
Thanks for sharing these Chloe bottles. It’s super cool they personalize them for free!
Ahh the 3rd day already! The post is so pretty Chriselle. My favorite holiday memory is putting up the Christmas tree. I don’t do that anymore since we got older, but when I have kids I definitely want to do it every year. The part about putting on the ornaments with your family is so fun. It’s like the happiest part along with opening presents too haha This year though I bought a mini white tree and put it together with my bf for our mini apartment. I love it!
My favorite holiday memory is learning to ski in Vermont.
I love going to the Christmas tree farm and picking out the tree with my family! And is definitely the best way to celebrate!
My favorite memory is going to see the downtown Christmas lights every year with my family in Hawaii <3
Hi!! My favorite holiday memory is spending Christmas with my direct family: opening presents then hiking next to the ocean along Palos Verdes cliffs, cooking together then eating together. We’re chattering non-stop. Home is always family so I treasure every moment of the holidays with them.
my favorite holiday memory is binge watching way too many terribly cheesy but adorably festive Hallmark christmas movies alone with my mom, the year after my dad passed away. it made for a special memory in a tough first holiday season without him!
Looks so cute! Prosecco is always the way to go! x natashajaynesefton.wordpress.com
My favorite holiday memory is going to Las Vegas to see Bi Rain in concert. It was on Christmas Day. My parents & I had so much fun! It was great to see my parents dance & have such a great time 😊💕
What a great photo shoot! I love the dress <3
Happy third day of 12 days of Christmas! My favorite memory that I can think of is when my husband and I were away from each other and he came down to visit me in VA. I was going through some personal things with a toxic family and I needed to be away from my husband for a while to work things out while he was in New York. He came down to visit me while I had the house all to myself and we spent Christmas walking through the woods in the backyard. It was very relaxing and I felt so loved and cared for. It was simple but just spending the whole day loving each other, cooking, laughing, and watching White Christmas…it was perfect to me.
Great tips and very fancy way to host an evening with friends! I love your look here, so beautiful and romantic!
Gonna have to try that Chloe wine!
My favorite holiday memory is spending Christmas with my family a close family friend that I hadn’t seen in a long time! Thank you so much for this amazing giveaway and the generous donation to Breast Cancer Charities of America! #12daysgiveaway
In love with your dress <3
My favorite holiday memory is when my family used to go to the tree farm to pick out a tree and put our name on it, then returning a few weeks later to have it cut down. We have an artificial tree now, but how I miss the freshly cut ones!
Gotta have a good bubbly Christmas Eve…and another for mimosas Chrsitmas morning, we don’t mess around! One of my favourite Christmas memories is being with the whole family at my grandparents and doing our Christmas Eve gift exchange – my grandpa always gets goofy dollar store gag gifts for everyone, but one time it was those windshield scrapers with a glove over them, but then somebody else got one for everyone too! We laughed the whole time as every other gift seemed to be these lobster claw-style scrapers 😂 Everyone left with one on each hand – too funny! It was like being in a sitcom
One of my favourite holiday memory is Christmas in Paris…
The holiday memory I am holding on to is when I spent Christmas with my mum, brother, stepfather and my husband four years ago. It was our last Christmas with my mother and that is why that moment resurfaces every year and brings back happy and sad feelings at the same time.
I love the excitement of being on the plane flying back home for Christmas. And every time I get surprised with a Christmas tree.
I can’t say that I have a favorite holiday memory because there are so many beautiful ones! However, Christmas morning was one of the most exciting things in the world as a kid. My sister and brother and I would congregate together at our end of the house and then hold hands and close our eyes to run past the Christmas tree and into our parents room to wake them up. Then we would all step out together at the same time to see the tree with all the gifts under it! I feel so lucky that we were able to have such amazing Christmases and I am so thankful to my parents for those memories.
My favorite holiday memory is having a big Christmas dinner with the whole family 😊
Love this idea!
I personally don’t drink but this could be a cute gift for some of my girlfriends! Thanks for sharing your gift ideas.
I just ordered the Chloe Prosecco and Rose, thanks love your 3 ways
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Really excited about the custom labels!
One of my favorite holiday memories was during a trip to Norway, when I was able to pet a reindeer. It was incredible.