7 Traditions To Start This Thanksgiving Weekend
November 24, 2016
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Not only are we in the season of all things cheer, but it's the time of year that festive traditions come alive and make the holidays such a wonderful time to look forward to. And what better time than Thanksgiving weekend to kick off those traditions. Whether you've got a favorite recipe you make every year, break out your fave seasonal movies or a tree cutting adventure the day after—here's what our editors will be doing this holiday weekend!
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Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday by far and it has everything to do with good food and good company. Most people look forward to the main meal, but for my family, the starters are where it's at. Think elaborate cheese boards, yummy dips, and marinated olives paired with seasonal spiked cider to kick off the festivities. 

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Every year we make homemade cinnamon rolls, overnight strata and pies the evening before Thanksgiving. The kids get in on the action, we crank the music up and pour a little vino and make a big batch of everything good. Alongside the day-after leftover sandwich, it's my favorite holiday tradition.

See also: DIY Cinnamon Roll Kit
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While I know we're far from unique with this tradition, my favorite turkey day habit happens in the days following. We get as creative as can be with those leftovers and I swear, turkey, cranberry and gravy sandwiches and stuffing any time of day tastes better on day two, day three and day four. And pie? Also known as the ideal breakfast in my book!

See also: Make the Most of Your Thanksgiving Leftovers with these Yummy Recipes
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After all the turkey, mashed potatoes and stuffing has been devoured, you could say a post Thanksgiving food hangover has set in and our family is in need of a bit of activity. The day after, we always head to our local tree farm to pick out our Christmas tree. Decorating commences along with Nat King Cole and the like filling our home, and of course, a toasty fire roaring in the background.

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Our Thanksgiving day tradition starts early in the morning with hot lattes and homemade cinnamon rolls. From there, my husband and I make our way down to the local farm to partake in the traditional Myopia \"Fox\" Hunt. Featuring old English traditions, a small band of horseback riders dress in colorful garb and follow hound dogs across the farm fields, into the woods, and even over stone walls. It's truly an exciting way to start the day and one tradition we love to share. 
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We have a collection of holiday movies that we watch on repeat each and every year. How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Love Actually and Christmas Vacation become part of the landscape at home as soon as the Thanksgiving Feast is wrapped up. 

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