Holiday Giveaway: Celebrate Family Traditions with Hickory Farms

My family has many traditions, but not many go back as far as the holiday tradition of serving Hickory Farms. As far back as I can remember when I was a kid, the whole family got excited when mom served up our Hickory Farms favorites on Christmas day. I have carried on that same tradition with my own family. There’s nothing quite like noshing on some Summer Sausage and Farmhouse Cheddar in afternoon, after everyone has finished opening their gifts.

Hickory Farms

I love that in minutes I can have a Hickory Farms platter ready to serve to my friends and family, and it’s something that everyone will enjoy. I was tickled to receive the Hickory Farms Family Favorites Gift Box to enjoy with my friends and family. The Family Favorites Gift Box includes:

2 Signature Beef Summer Sausage (7 oz)
Farmhouse Cheddar (4 oz)
Smoked Cheddar Blend (4 oz)
Olive Oil & Rosemary Crackers
Mini Melt Aways (4 oz)

Hickory Farms

Holiday Traditions
For more than 60 years Hickory Farms gifts have been a classic holiday tradition that brings family and friends together.

Many Americans have a distinct memory of Hickory Farms at their holiday gatherings; Hickory Farms is very proud to be a part of those nostalgic moments and continues to focus on and celebrate its long heritage of tradition and authentic holiday memories.

You can purchase Hickory Farms products from the Hickory Farms web site or in 700 holiday stores and kiosks across North America, as well as in select retailers.

What are some of your family’s holiday traditions?

Win a Hickory Farms Family Favorites Gift Box
One lucky About A Mom reader (US resident) will win the same Hickory Farms Family Favorites Gift Box (SRP $25.50) that I received! Please enter via the form below. Good luck!

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Disclaimer: Compensation and products for review were provided by Hickory Farms via MomTrends. I received a free sample of the product for the purpose of this review and to facilitate a giveaway. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions of Hickory Farms.

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  1. Jeyn Miller says:

    We love decorating the tree the day after Thanksgiving.

  2. Michelle Fellows says:

    My favorite holiday tradition is cutting down the tree Thanksgiving weekend.

  3. Its probably making candy the week before Thanksgiving with my grandmother and aunt.

  4. We always draw names for our Secret Santa right after we eat our Thanksgiving meal!

  5. Love me some hickory farms sausage and cheese

  6. Our favorite is decorating for Christmas the day after Thanksgiving. Spending two full days together as a family.

  7. Our favorite tradition is cutting down a Christmas tree!

  8. Polar express, caroling, waking up early Christmas morning

  9. Karen Knight says:

    Everyone spending Christmas together with breakfast and gift giving

  10. going to the theaters on christmas day

  11. Terri Moore says:

    Our favorite tradition is going to church on Christmas Eve and singing Silent Night while everyone is holding a candle – it is magical!

  12. Karen Medlin says:

    Making home made ornaments for family gifts

  13. Tina Renee Barker says:

    We open gifts on Christmas Eve and stay up late to put toys together for the little ones

  14. Marti Parks says:

    Our favorite tradition is getting up before dawn and making coffee and gathering in the living room to see what Santa brought. Even though my son is 22 years old we still check for gifts from Santa. ;)

  15. Alice Gober says:

    Our tradition is long rides counting houses Christmas lights.

  16. Cheryl Reinhardt says:

    We love to make Candy Cane Cookies…….. and we always make a gingerbread house!

  17. It has to be putting up the tree. We put on Christmas music and decorate the whole house and tree.

  18. Hanging the Santa “key” since we don’t have a fireplace!

  19. We like going to see a Christmas Carol.

  20. Mary Beth Elderton says:

    One of our traditions is to cook together. Lots of us crowd into the kitchen and over flow to the table.

  21. Our tradition is my whole family goes to my mom’s on Christmas Eve for tacos and to exchange gifts.

  22. We tak a walk aound the neghborhood on Christmas Eve. The roads are linedwith bagged candles. It’s beautiful!

  23. Cheryl Abdelnour says:


  24. Jennifer Mae Hiles says:

    On the Saturday after Thanksgiving we take the whole day to put up decorations, write our Christmas lists and bake cookies. It’s a great family day.

  25. My husband and I make a pitcher of wasabi bloody Mary’s Christmas morning, it’s our tradition!

  26. Having an open house before Christmas.

  27. putting up the tree and decorating the house as a family

  28. bill elliott says:

    Favorite time of the year is Christmas Day, all the family together, doesn’t get any better

  29. We get together as a family, usually on Christmas Eve.

  30. carol roberts says:

    we all decorate the tree and house my son decorated the sofa the other day so funny

  31. We love having a big meal and saying what we are thankful for.

  32. On Christmas Eve we pack up hot chocolate and cookies and wear PJ’s and go for a drive to see the Christmas lights! The kids love it!

  33. Kimberly Schotz says:

    We love to go look at Christmas lights together

  34. Looking at Christmas lights.

  35. We bake cookies together for Santa on Christmas Eve

  36. My favorite tradition is baking all the girls get together and bake! I also love decorating.

  37. We love to go pick out a freshly, cut tree the day after Thanksgiving, then decorating it.

  38. Debra Hall says:

    decorating the house for my son’s birthday

  39. Well, one of mine is staying up till midnight on New Years. We make lots of food, and toast the New Year in with Sparkling Cider

  40. Hannah Avery says:

    One of my favorites is opening our stockings! I love buying presents for them too!

  41. Christmas eve family dinner!

  42. Sonya Morris says:

    Going to Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve.

  43. joanne major says:

    christmas eve mass follow by a buffet styled meal and opening gifts as a whole family

  44. Gabrielle P says:

    I would have to say that putting up the tree is my favorite holiday family tradition!

  45. Julia Simpson says:

    The Elf on the Shelf has become our new favorite tradition

  46. mary fanara coleman says:

    Christmas Eve mass at midnight.

  47. My favorite tradition is baking apples every Christmas morning.

  48. Danielle T says:

    Making Christmas cookies to hand out to neighbors and family!

  49. Santa used to leave his footprints on the rug, from the fireplace, to the cookies & back.

  50. Michele Behlen says:

    Decorating the Christmas treeon the weekend after Thanksgiving.

  51. Jo-Ann Brightman says:

    Our favorite tradition is going to church Christmas morning, coming back and opening presents

  52. Watching all the Christmas classics with my dad- It’s A Wonderful Life, The Christmas Story, and Home Alone(yes, Home Alone too.)

  53. Allison Downes says:

    Decorating the house and tree

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  54. susan hartman says:

    Black Friday Christmas shopping

  55. Kathy Artis says:

    me & hubby have tradition of cooking thanksgiving dinner together

  56. Cindy Merrill says:

    I remember making molasses popcorn balls when I was growing up- so I can’t WAIT for my Grandkids to visit this year- never mind the mess: Just seeing their smiles while they’re munching will be worth the effort.

  57. Jennifer Rogers says:

    Watching New Release movies after dinner!

  58. Chritmas breakfast at our house

  59. Putting up the tree Thanksgiving weekend.

  60. Debbie Clauer says:

    Picking out one present each to open on Christmas Eve.

  61. Andrea Williams says:

    Our tradition is spending time with both side of the family on Christmas Day.

  62. april yedinak says:

    Baking and decorating together while we blast Christmas music.

  63. Spending time with family. We don’t have many traditions beyond that.

  64. I like decorating the tree and the house inside and out with my family

  65. Family getting together and opening presents!

  66. going to the movies Thanksgiving evening

  67. kim gunter says:

    Our tradition is making cookies

  68. I wrap Christmas pjs up for the boys to open on Thanksgiving evening to kick off the holiday season!

  69. Decorating for Christmas.

  70. Mary Dailey says:

    We make sure we go all over town to see the Christmas lights. We eat out and then take a ride, especially in one area where they actually compete to see who can have the most lights! It’s so much fun!

  71. We open our gifts on Christmas morning starting with the youngest to the oldest.

  72. Midnight mass is one.

  73. Charlotte Raynor says:

    We don’t really have any holiday traditions anymore.

  74. Joyce Raymond says:

    We open our gifts at midnight so we can all sleep in :).

  75. What is your family’s favorite holiday tradition? eating hickory farms while watching holiday movies. I like crackers with fancy mustard, some sausage and cheese.

  76. Jennifer Rote says:

    We like to go to the Festival of Lights and Winter Carnival.

  77. rebeka deleon says:

    making cookies the night before christmas morning

  78. richelle bowers says:

    just we all get together and eat eat eat

  79. matching jammies on christmas eve

  80. I love to decorate our tree. We always buy an ornament when we travel, so decorating the tree is like walking down memory lane. :-)

  81. The women and older kids get together the Sunday before Christmas and bake lots of cookies and candies. We then divide them into trays to give to friends and loved ones. Thanks.

  82. We enjoy our favorite seasonal foods at holiday meals!

  83. Debbie Welchert says:

    We live in a small town so we love going into the city and driving around and looking at Christmas lights with the whole family. It’s so much fun and we really love doing it.

  84. Every year we go see a Christmas show.

  85. Charlotte W. says:

    We select a real tree every year and then decorate it.

  86. Melissa P. says:

    We enjoy purchasing our real tree every year. : )

  87. Tracy Pryor says:

    We love driving through the neighborhoods and looking at all the lights..

  88. on Christmas eve night ,our family gets together and we sing christmas songs, we have lots of food, and we play bingo for dollor gifts , so much fun.

  89. Christmas morning with my children and then brunch at my parents!

  90. joanna garcia says:

    our fave holiday tradition is sitting around the table and saying our blessing and what we are thankful for

  91. My favorite tradition is getting together with family on Christmas eve. We enjoy mass and then dinner and presents back at our home.

  92. baking Christmas cookies together

  93. We love to make turkey cookies for Thanksgiving.

  94. i love baking cookies with my family

  95. Our favorite is cuddling up together watching Christmas Movies.

  96. baking christmas cookies with my daughter & daughter in law

  97. baking special cookies

  98. Amy L. Norman says:

    We have a Nativity Scene that we display.

  99. Not sure that we have anything

  100. Putting up the tree and decorating after Thanksgiving.

  101. Leslie Galloway says:

    Putting up the tree the weekend after Thanksgiving… can’t wait!

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  102. Sherry Compton says:

    We watch National Lampoons Christmas on Christmas

  103. Jodi Bradshaw says:

    i dont think we have one

  104. Carrie Phelps says:

    My tradition is to dress up as Santa on Christmas Eve to visit the homes of my grandchildren and the children I care for to lave gifts as they spy on me from a distance.

  105. We decorate the tree together – every trip we take, we buy an ornament and while decorating the tree we reminisce on the trips!

  106. We like to decorate our Christmas tree together as a family.
    Thanks for the chance!

  107. my favorite tradition is baking apple pie with my Mom

  108. After we open presents on Christmas morning, we eat waffles with strawberries and vanilla ice cream. And warm syrup. It’s such a treat and has become so synonymous with Christmas in our family. And as my brothers and I have each grown up, gotten married, and had kids of our own, this has become a tradition that the kids just love (who wouldn’t love to have ice cream for breakfast? :-) ).

  109. I like making gingerbread men cookies with my family around the holidays. Thanks!

  110. Decorating the tree & putting up the lights.

  111. Terri Herman says:

    Watching Christmas movies such as “It’s a Wonderful Life” together!

  112. We all Pray together and say thank you to God for Happy and Healthy Life! :)

  113. judy gardner says:

    getting together for lunch on Christmas day

  114. Amber Terry says:

    Our favorite holiday tradition is simply decorating the Christmas tree :)

  115. Baking cookies together!

  116. Patricia Wojnar Crowley says:

    We love doing Secret Santa!

  117. Baking holiday cookies

  118. Becky Bryant says:

    Every year I buy each of my grandchildren an ornament. They get so excited to see what the new one is each year.

  119. courtney hennagir says:

    we always go to the arboretum to see the christmas lights in the gardens and then go home and get warm by snuggling up together and watching a movie.

  120. We do a massive amount of holiday baking every Christmas. Every Christmas morning I make Coquito (a Puerto Rican style egg nog) and serve it in our special little Christmas mugs to have while we open our presents. And my dad’s family had their own little tradition of having Snowballs with egg nog on Christmas while watching whatever was the designated Christmas movie of that particular year; and he passed that on to us. The snowballs are those little balls of vanilla ice cream, I think they’re dipped in white chocolate or some sort of icing, and then rolled in coconut. They come in a holiday box of 6 I think, with little red candles. And it’s just not Christmas without my mom’s Christmas Surprise (dessert- a lot of junk is eaten around the holidays in my family lol). (Nikki Marie on rafflecopter)

  121. Rachel Miller says:

    Getting the whole family together Christmas Eve, so we can relax a bit more Christmas day :)

  122. watching the Grinch stole Christmas

  123. We love going to Chanukah at the mall…whatever city we are in :)

  124. Audra Weathers says:

    We like going out to look at Christmas lights and we always enjoy decorating the house for the holidays.

  125. We like having a fish dinner on Christmas Eve.

  126. penelope merriweather says:

    making chili on halloween…!! Thanks for this giveaway!

  127. Gail Williams says:

    Our tradition is to take a nice week long vacation the last full week of December.

  128. Stephanie Hirsch says:

    We love baking cookies together, just me and my girls.

  129. Ashley Portales says:

    Watching the parade and cooking Thanksgiving dinner together

  130. We like to decorate the tree and the house together!

  131. For christmas our favorite family tradition is eating green pasta with mushrooms. To me it doesn’t feel like christmas without that dish

  132. Ours is to pretty much duck and cover till it’s over. We get very creative about it

  133. My favorite Christmas tradition is our huge family Christmas eve party and making homemade pizzeles!

  134. We like to make gingerbread men cookies to share with friends and family.

  135. My favorite holiday tradition is making lefsa every year with my family.

  136. Lisa Walker says:

    We always go out to dinner on Christmas Eve and come home to watch It’s A Wonderful Life!

  137. Sacha Schroeder says:

    making ornaments with my kids and sharing them with loved ones

  138. stephanie rowe says:

    going out thanksgiving weekend to see the lighting of the tree in the town square! its beautiful!

  139. Debra Sauvageau says:

    reading the Birth of Jesus from the Bible

  140. Decorating the tree together the day after Thanksgiving and eating leftovers afterward! =D

  141. amy guillaume linderman says:

    taking a drive to look at lights on xmas eve

  142. Kimberly L says:

    Decorating the Christmas tree

  143. kara locke says:

    We open one gift Xmas eve.

  144. Brooke Adametz says:

    We enjoy decorating the Christmas tree on my daughter’s birthday!

  145. Christmas carolling is my favorite holiday tradition.

  146. Lisa Burke Cook says:

    On the Saturday after Thanksgiving we go to the Christmas tree farm and pick and cut down our tree and decorated it and the house as we drink Egg nogg and eat homemade cookies.

  147. Valerie Cowger says:

    Watching White Christmas as many times as we can :)

  148. jenny green says:

    We love decorating our house it is so fun

  149. My favorite Holiday traditions are cutting down our own tree!

  150. My daughter and her boyfriend help me put up all my Christmas lights the first wkend of Dec. I’m getting more this yr so I’ll have more to put up outside and inside. We all go to my mom’s house on Christmas morning for breakfast and gifts. It’s always a great Christmas being with my family. Thank you for the yummy giveaway! :)

  151. krista grandstaff says:

    We go to Midnight Mass and have a huge breakfast in the morning…watching White Christmas and now Polar Express :)

  152. sara m ford says:

    The day after Thanksgiving we always put the tree up together

  153. Brandy Wilmoth says:

    Opening Gifts from the grandparents on Christmas eve!

  154. christine jessamine says:

    we love going to grandmas house for an amazing breakfast with all the family

  155. Thanks for the opportunity. Just being with family and friends and listening to Christmas Music.
    Carol L

  156. Ann Council says:

    We love the candy making day. The smells and the memories of this day will always play forward in the future.

  157. christine weideman says:

    My whole family loves hickory farms so this would be so great to win

  158. Velvet Hubler says:

    My favorite tradition is walking around the neighborhood with the kids and seeing everyone’s decorations

  159. Ellen Levickis says:

    Thanks for a great giveaway! We love gift packs like this one

  160. Linda Romo says:

    We open up our Christmas presents on Christmas Eve and then go to midnight Mass.

  161. Amy Peschel says:

    Love their products.

  162. Neat giveaway. Thanks.

  163. I love Hickory Farms cheeses and meats :) They are a perfect gift for any holiday party or just as a gift themselves!! We used to have a store here but it closed so I’m happy to see some products of theirs in a giveaway :))

  164. love to win

  165. we put up a beautiful D56 display each year

  166. Saying what we are thankful for

  167. debbie jackson says:

    trim the tree together

  168. Paul T/Pauline T says:

    midnight mass and persent opening at 7:00am christmas day —– Paul T/Pauline T aka Paul Tran ….. emscout9 at Hotmail dot com-

  169. Debra L. Guillen says:

    the family gets together to make tamales for Christmas

  170. buying a new plant for the house rather than a tree. A gift that keeps on giving.

  171. celebrating dd’s bday

  172. We love decorating for Christmas!

  173. We love to drink hot cocoa!

  174. Going out to look at the lights on Christmas eve, Santa makes an extra (early) visit while we’re out and leaves pjs, blankies, slippers, a movie, a game and a HF set so we have our munchies which we serve with some of our own homemade goodies. :)

  175. my family waits all year for the special breakfast sammies i make only on Christmas morning!

  176. Carolyn A Colley (Griffith, Smith) says:

    we like to play board games

  177. rochelle johnson says:

    opening 1 gift on christmas eve

  178. Decorating the house and the tree!! Listening to music and drinking hot chocolate!

  179. Ann Fantom says:

    My favorite Christmas tradition is baking Christmas cookies with my daughter.

  180. Francine Anchondo says:

    Christmas eve pizza

  181. Making cookies with the kids, thanks!

  182. All my family comes over Christmas morning for breakfast.

  183. Rebecca Orr says:

    We love to watch all the classic Christmas movies!!

  184. Making a bunch of food for all of our family members on Christmas Day!

  185. decorating the christmas tree!

  186. I like the Advent Calendar.

  187. our family traditon is decorating the house and grounds

  188. Crystal Young says:

    Making home made ornaments for family gifts,Baking cookie with my two sons

  189. Barbara Montag says:

    Seeing a Christmas show every year!
    Thank you.

  190. Lorrie Rodgers (pinklady705) says:

    I love getting together to eat goodies and play games with family and friends.

  191. Julie Lynn Bickham says:

    Cookie Swap party!

  192. rebecca day says:

    going to the families house and making a big dinner

  193. Every year, we make an ornament for the grandma’s using a pic of the kids. That way they have a new ornament every year, documenting the growth from the last year!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

  194. We like putting up the Christmas tree after Thanksgiving dinner

  195. Cindi Decker says:

    Looking at the holiday lights together.

  196. Opening presents on Christmas day and having a big Christmas meal.

  197. Shea Balentine says:

    The adults getting together before Christmas and playing bingo =)

  198. Going to Christmas Eve service as a family and singing Silent Night by candlelight

  199. Diane Wolf says:

    I would have to say it would be decorating the tree together on Christmas Eve and then opening 1 present from a family member that night! They think they are rebels!! LOL

  200. My favorite would be taking the kids out on Christmas Eve to look at all the lights:)

  201. Listening to Christmas music & watching Christmas movies the whole month of December!

  202. Annette Robertson (Paredes) says:

    We open one gift every eve and it is a pair of Christmas pjs. Then we sip hot cocoa and read Twas the Night before Christmas to the kids.

  203. we all open one gift on christmas eve

  204. My family’s favorite holiday tradition is having a big get together for Christmas.

  205. Danielle Davis/Grady says:

    Decorating the tree! :)
    Thank you!

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