5 Ways to Sweeten the Holidays with Your Family + Giveaway!

By Shannon Gurnee
In Cooking With The Mommy-Files
November 30, 2016

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I love this time of year! Time for family and friends, decorations, baking, shopping and giving. It’s also a special time of year for making memories with our families. I don’t know about you, but our family loves to watch movies during the holidays, as well as enjoying all the homemade goodies that goes along with them. On December 21st, Illumination Entertainment’s movie, SING©, will be coming to theaters everywhere. If you haven’t seen the preview yet, I definitely recommend you check it out! It looks like a good one!

With the holiday season in full swing now and our kids getting ready to go on the long awaited 3 week break, it’s a great time to continue or even start some fun holiday traditions. Here are 5 ways to sweeten the holidays with your family:

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1 – Decorate your home for the holidays. Our kids love to help decorate for Christmas. Decorating includes putting up the lights outside the house and the decorations in the front yard, putting up festive decor inside the house and dressing our Christmas tree with a ton of ornaments! 

2 – Enjoy movies as a family. One of our holiday traditions as a family is to enjoy watching holiday movies after we’ve finished decorating the house and tree. We also love going to the movie theaters. As I mentioned above, we’re looking forward to seeing the SING Movie in theaters on December 21st.

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3 – Make holiday crafts together. Our kids love to get creative when it comes to art and crafts! One of their favorite holiday projects was painting a Nutcracker doll. There are tons of holiday craft ideas out there that are great for kids.

4 – Choose a family to do Secret Santa for. During the holidays, I especially love giving to others. Something I remember doing when I was younger was choosing a family to be Secret Santa for. Often times, we’d help out a family having a hard time. This might include dropping off a bag full of wrapped presents or a basket of food to prepare for the holidays. It’s a great way to give to others and teach your children how to be giving during the holidays.

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5 – Sweeten the holidays with baked goodies. Our kids love to help cook in the kitchen…and they love eating the sweet treats even more! Our family especially loves chocolate cupcakes. After picking up a few boxes of Golden Crisp® from Target, we thought it would be fun to create a really yummy cupcake! Check it out.

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First, we baked the cupcakes. Once they were cooled, we spread a frosting on top. You can choose vanilla, chocolate or whatever flavor you’d like. The frosting will not only taste good, but also act as a glue to hold the next ingredients in place.

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Once frosted, dip the top of the cupcake into a bowl of Golden Crisp® cereal and then add festive candy sprinkles on top. Finish off with a red or green gumdrop right in the middle of the cupcake. Enjoy your yummy holiday cupcake!

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Be sure to head to your local Albertsons, Target, HEB, Kroger, ShopRite or Winco and pick up a box of Golden Crisp® cereal. If you’re like me and like to save money on your purchases, be sure to grab a coupon to use on your purchase of Golden Crisp® cereal.

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When I picked up our boxes of Golden Crisp® cereal, I noticed I could enter to win $100,000, as well as lots of other prizes, including movie tickets, speakers and more! Simply purchase participating Post Cereal Brands and then enter the Sing Sweepstakes for a chance to win these awesome prizes!


1 lucky winner will receive $20 via Paypal to purchase Golden Crisp® cereal and any other items for their holiday traditions!

What are your favorite holiday traditions?

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Shannon Gurnee (formerly Shannon Gosney) is the author of The Mommy-Files, a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

66 Responses to “5 Ways to Sweeten the Holidays with Your Family + Giveaway!”

  1. Cheryl B says:

    My Granddaughter wants to see this movie.

  2. Cheryl B says:

    My family loves to eat Golden Crisp.

  3. Cheryl B says:

    We enjoy opening one gift on Christmas Eve.

  4. Julie Wood says:

    My son and daughter want to see the Sing movie with me!

  5. Julie Wood says:

    My son and daughter and I love Golden Crisp Cereal!!

  6. Julie Wood says:

    My favorite Holiday tradition is to get my husband and the kids together to go out and pick our tree out and decorate it together and listen to Christmas Music!

  7. Cynthia R says:

    My niece and nephew want to see this movie!

  8. Cynthia R says:

    I haven’t thought about Golden Crisp in years but I remember how much I liked it was a kid!

  9. shelly peterson says:

    My favorite tradition is baking and decorating sugar cookies with the kids.

  10. Janet W. says:

    My favorite holiday tradition is baking and decorating gingerbread men and women cookies with my grandsons!

  11. Elena says:

    My favorite tradition is to bake Christmas cookies

  12. Stephanie Larison says:

    My 7 year old daughter can’t wait to see it!

  13. Stephanie Larison says:

    My husband likes golden crisp cereal.

  14. Stephanie Larison says:

    My fave holiday tradition is baking sugar cookies with the kids.

  15. Renee Walters says:

    My favorite Holiday tradition is taking a picture of my kids next to the tree!

  16. Devon F says:

    My favorite holiday tradition is Christmas lights around town with my kids & hot chocolate 🙂

  17. vickie couturier says:

    pancakes on Christmas morning before gifts

  18. Brandi Dawn says:

    My favorite holiday tradition it the annual sibling photo! All of my Mom and Dads kids are very seldom together at the same time. But we all try very hard on the holidays and definitely take a picture when we do!

  19. Fiona N says:

    My favorite holiday tradition is wrapping and giving presents for my family and friends
    Thank You

  20. sandra says:

    baking and decorating christmas cookies

  21. shelly peterson says:

    I love baking with the kids.

  22. Meliss says:

    Hi, You can actually earn a free movie ticket if you live by a WinCo store and buy your Golden Crisp there. See details at http://postmoviepromotion.com/

  23. Cynthia C says:

    I like doing the traditional holiday baking.

  24. Seyma Shabbir says:

    I want to take my sons to see Sing.

  25. Seyma Shabbir says:

    I love Golden Crisp the most!

  26. Seyma Shabbir says:

    I love to make sugar cookies with my sons!

  27. Ann Fantom says:

    My favorite holiday tradition is baking Christmas cookies with my daughter like I did with my mom and grandmother

  28. Julie Wood says:

    I love making sugar cookies with the kids and decorating them all festive!

  29. Daniel M says:

    watching all the holiday movies

  30. shelly peterson says:

    A favorite tradition is decorating the tree and having hot cocoa and cookies afterwards.

  31. Seyma Shabbir says:

    I want to see the sing movie!

  32. Seyma Shabbir says:

    I love the HOney crisp cereal!

  33. Julie Wood says:

    We love to personalize an ornament for each person in the family every year!

  34. Debbi Wellenstein says:

    We like baking cookies together as a family.

  35. Susan Smith says:

    I love decorating the Christmas tree.

  36. Mary Cloud says:

    I’d enjoy it the most since it’s a musical but my kids would like it too

  37. Mary Cloud says:

    I don’t think any of us have ever tried Golden Crisp before

  38. shelly peterson says:

    Christmas morning breakfast.

  39. Julie Lundstrom says:

    My kids and I like Golden Crisp cereal.

  40. Julie Lundstrom says:

    My favorite tradition is my Mom, sisters and I get together for a whole day to bake Holiday treats for our family.

  41. Julie Wood says:

    Another Christmas tradition is to watch fun Christmas movies together as a family!

  42. Pam H. says:

    My favorite holiday tradition is having a family Chinese gift exchange.

  43. Debbi Wellenstein says:

    We love making cookies together, while watching Christmas movies and making wine!

  44. Amy Orvin says:

    I would love to see Sing!

  45. Amy Orvin says:

    I love Golden Crisp!!

  46. Amy Orvin says:

    My favorite holiday tradition is decorating the tree with my mom.

  47. Seyma Shabbir says:

    My sons want to see this!

  48. Seyma Shabbir says:

    My sons love Honey crisp!

  49. Seyma Shabbir says:

    We usually watch old home movies!

  50. Seyma Shabbir says:

    I love giving thanks for what we have with the family!

  51. shelly peterson says:

    A favorite tradition is decorating the tree.

  52. Julie Wood says:

    One of our Holiday traditons is to make Holiday treats like fudge, and my Caramel-Gingerbread Cookie men.

  53. Pam H. says:

    I enjoy going to midnight mass on Christmas.

  54. shelly peterson says:

    We love baking goodies!

  55. Julie Wood says:

    One of our traditions is to watch Christmas Movies

  56. Edye says:

    My favorite tradition is having pizza on Christmas Eve with my family!

  57. shelly peterson says:

    We love to spend time baking.

  58. Sarah L says:

    I like opening one present on Christmas Eve and then going to Midnight Mass.
    Thanks for the contest.

  59. Sarah L says:

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  60. Cynthia R says:

    My favorite holiday tradition is the secret santa gift exchange we do among the adults.

  61. Julie Wood says:

    We love making Holiday Crafts every year during Winter Break.

  62. shelly peterson says:

    We enjoy baking cookies.

  63. Julie Wood says:

    We love making Holiday crafts every year.

  64. Sarah L says:

    Caroling at the nursing homes.

  65. shelly peterson says:

    I love baking holiday treats.

  66. Julie Wood says:

    My daughter and I love making my Pecan Tassies every year and serving them at my sister’s big Christmas Party!

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