I can’t imagine the holidays without the fine products from Hickory Farms. You could consider it a tradition in our family to have delicious treats set out while we enjoy the togetherness of the season, and Hickory Farms products never fail to satisfy!

Join us this year in celebrating the holidays with a fine basket from our friends at Hickory Farms. They have sent us the Toast the Traditions Gift Basket. It contains the following:

- Hickory Farms signature Beef Summer Sausage
- Farmhouse Cheddar
- Smoked Cheddar
- 2 Fuji Apples
- 2 Red D’Anjou Pears
- 1 Crown Comice Pear
- Mixed Nuts
- Roasted and Salted Pistachios
- Chocolate Covered Cashews
- Le Crema Chardonnay

The Toast the Traditions Gift Basket retails for $99.99 and makes a great gift for those people who are impossible to shop for! Hickory Farms also has many other baskets that will fit any budget. You check out all their options on their website. Be sure to follow Hickory Farms on Facebook and Twitter to find out about their newest products.

**Hickory Farms is giving away 1 Toast the Traditions Gift Basket to 1 lucky Midwestern Moms reader!**

**Giveaway Rules:**

US Only, Must be 21+ years of age

Open December 13, 2013 to December 26, 2013 at 11:59 EST.

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Also my favorite tradition is going to my grammas on xmas eve. Been doing it since i was a kid and now my kids do it. Thanks

My family, my brothers family and my Dad all meet at Church on Christmas eve and sit together. Afterwards, everyone comes to my home for dinner.

One of our favorite family traditions is baking cookies for Santa.

we always bake cookies and decorate the tree with the kids

One of my family traditions is opening a present on Christmas Eve as well as baking peanut butter blossoms every year for Christmas.

My favorite tradition is picking out a Christmas tree on the day after Thanksgiving, and then decorating the tree together.

our family always decorates the christmas tree after thanksgiving dinner

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We bake Christmas cookies together

Lately the tradition has been for my aunt and family to drive out from Colorado. I like that!

My sis and I see a holiday play each Christmas season – thank you.

We have a lovely prime rib roast instead of turkey or ham

We bake lots of Christmas cookies.

we love to bake cookies

We go to my grandmother’s house for Christmas Eve every year for appetizers and gift exchange after church.

One tradition I like is riding around looking at lights and decorations.

The whole family coming over and spending the night on Christmas eve getting up to a big breakfast and kids opening presents

Growing up, we always got to open a new set of Christmas pajamas on Christmas Eve. Now that I’m grown and married, my husband and I have started making a batch of his family’s secret baklava recipe.

On Christmas Eve, my husband, daughter, and I go shopping together. We then come home and wrap presents together, watch Christmas Vacation, and we each open a present.

One of our Christmas traditions is that we always watch A Christmas Story as a family on Christmas eve.

We we allowed to open one gift of our choice on Christmas Eve. Did this with my daughter as well when she was growing up.

We have chili on Christmas eve and open one gift each

Our tradition is to drive around looking at christmas lights while listening to holiday music on the radio.

Opening one present Christmas eve. Drinking lots of egg nog and making holiday cupcakes.

My favorite family tradition is getting the whole family together and having dinner then play games all evening.

Every year on Christmas Eve, we each get to open one present! Thank you for having such a nice giveaway. I would love to win this. I have never had Hickory Farms before!

Going to see the lights and baking!!

My granddaughter and I make cookies, and on Christmas Eve, the kids get to open 1 gift

we like to bake cookies

My kids and I always bake cookies and apple pie together. A lot of fun!!

We watch a movie called the Hogfather each year.

Decorating a gingerbread house and then watching The Nightmare Before Christmas.

I love having my youngest sister over the night before Christmas to help with all the cooking. We watch movies and wrap gifts together.

We make a gingerbread house every year.

One Christmas tradition in our house – gift of jammies on Christmas eve, followed by a nighttime drive for Christmas Lights.

I like our tradition of making sugar cookies on Christmas eve.

My grand daughter comes the Saturday after Thanksgiving to help decorate the Christmas tree. This has gone on for 9 years, since she was 7 years old.

Every Christmas Eve, the entire family would gather at my grandparents house for gift exchanges and celebration.

We all get together at my mother in law’s house for dinner.

We open one present each on Christmas Eve, and the presents are always new pajamas. Then we put on our new jammies and have a very silly fashion show.

Family tradition is making a ton of Christmas cookies and decorating them.

One of our tradition is go to may parents friends during christmas day to bring gifts

I used to enjoy going to my paternal grandma’s home for Christmas dinner. She was an

excellent cook. I loved to try all of her cakes and pies!

We bake Christmas cookies together.

One tradition is we all go to mass on Christmas eve.

My mother worked retail, my father was a Santa.

We opened out gifts on Christmas Eve so they could sleep & I made brunch or a late lunch whenever they got up.

We celebrate the traditional European Christmas which includes Advent, St. Nicholas Day, Christmas Eve when presents are opened, and following with the 12 days of Christmas which ends on January 6.

Watch football with my children.

We all get together to put popcorn on the tree Christmas Eve,

Christmas eve open house

My family always opens one present each together on Christmas eve.

we open up a present on christmas eve!

We help the elderly in our neighborhood decorate their homes and put up a tree for them the weekend before Christmas.

We have a family meal

We make a big production out of the opening of the gifts on Christmas morning.

One of our family traditions is to bake cakes and cookies for neighbors.

We bake cookies on Christmas eve

We get together and have a big meal and then open gifts.

We leave cookies and carrots for Santa and the reindeer

Family get togethers. Going Christmas light drives.

We always see a movie on Christmas Day and cook ham at home.

Decorating cookies with my children after going to see the Christmas light display in the park.

We always take the kids to see the lights at the park and ride the Santa Train!

We always make cookies.

We have cocoa and cinnamon buns on Christmas morning.

We like to drive around the neighborhood and beyond to look at all the holiday decorations!

every year we go out a cut our own Christmas tree.

All the women in the family get together and bake pies, cakes, and cookies for the holidays. Lots of fun! Thanks.

Fav holiday tradition is midnight mass.

My mother and i always go to the movies on christmas

How many of you celebrated St Nicolas Day on December 6th?! It’s a European tradition passed on to us kids from my mother. The night before… on the Dec 5th.. every kid puts their house shoe or slipper out on the window sill. In the morning,..if you’ve been good …You’ll find that St Nick has visited and put some goodies into your house shoe. If you’ve been bad, you get a lump of coal! Thank goodness I never got a lump of coal!

meeting at our mom’s house each Christmas for the dinner buffet, then presents

My family all meets at my sisters house for dinner on Christmas Eve and again for lunch on Christmas day after the gifts have been opened.

On Christmas Eve we drive around looking at Christmas lights and then come home and eat sugar cookies and eggnog.

I love to go around the house each evening with my daughter to turn on all of the lights and candles in the windows!

My my favorite tradition is when the family decorates the Christmas tree.

We all open 1 gift after midnight which is right after the mass

Big Christmas Eve dinner and exchanging gifts

One family tradition is to stay in our pajamas all day on Christmas Day and eat snack type food as we enjoy family and presents.

We always bake cookies the night before Christmas.

We would drive around the neighborhood on Christmas eve and enjoy the decorated homes.

Christmas movie night with my daughter. We eat popcorn and drink cocoa. Thanks for the awesome give away!

Eat copious amounts of delicious food!!!

Decorating gingerbread houses with my nieces

Telephone calls because we’re all in different states.

We spend Christmas Eve with my fiance’s family and Christmas with mine.

With New Years Eve and day coming up a long standing tradition dating back to at least 65 years in my family is we do not do laundry on those 2 days.. The saying goes “If you wash clothes on New Years Eve and New Years Day you was a family member away”…may sound weird but we follow that to a T as my grandma truly believed in that saying because she lost one of my aunts who at the time was about 7-8mos old and she washed clothes on New Years day.

Matching PJs!!! Me, my mama, and my grammy.

We have a family tradition to all get together as a family and watch a movie on Christmas Day

We paint ornaments every year.

Baking Christmas cookies.

Not many traditions but we do put our tree up together.

One of my traditions is to volunteer to work on Christmas so that people that really celebrate the holiday can be off & be with their families.

we hide a pickle ornament on the tree whoever finds it gets a special gift!

One of our traditions is attending the Christmas program at the church our adult daughter attends.

One of our traditions is me spending the night with my Mom on Christmas Eve to help her get things ready for Christmas ( a whole lot of baking) and phew! Finally enjoying Christmas!

Our family gets together at my house to open presents on Christmas Eve

The children place a brand new ornament on the tree before is decorated every year.

we live at the coast so we incorporate seafood into our christmas dinner with oyster dressing

We love to decorate the Christmas Tree together.

Chinese food and a movie on Christmas Day!

we love to bake gift baskets for friends and family on christmas eve

My family tradition started when My kids were babies and each year I got them a special ornament. Anything that they liked at the time. I stopped when they turn 18 and they had a nice collection with them when they had their own tree. Well now I have 7 grand kids and I started getting their ornaments as well.

One of my favorites is going on christmas eve to look for rudolphs nose. We live on the bottom of a large hill and we drive to the top and can see the top of a tower in the distance. On top of the tower there is a red light for airplanes. I don’t know how the kids don’t see it any other time of the year but they don’t.

I’ve been teaching my grandson how to cook.

One of my favorites is we open one of our gifts on Christmas Eve!

Just having the family together on Christmas to open gifts

we like to play a silly grab bag game on christmas

Eating lots of holiday goodies; sausage balls, fudge, butter cookies, fruit cake and my favorite-rum cake!

we stay up til midnight watching movies and open our gifts at 12 am!

On Christmas Eve, we drive through Candy Cane Lane to see all the houses lit up.

We read a special book on Christmas

we always bake cookies for santa on christmas eve

We play dirty santa at my mother in laws on Christmas eve. THank you

We go to midnight Mass

driving around on christmas eve looking at all the pretty lights

We allow the kids to open one gift on Christmas Eve,

We always go to church together on Christmas Eve.

One of my favorite traditions is hosting the get together for my husband’s side of the family on Christmas Eve. Everyone always has such a nice time. Plus, it’s been a joy watching the nieces and nephews grown up and start their own families.

Going to the family, decorating tree, baking

My husband and I always exchange gifts alone on Christmas Eve. It’s blissful!

We go to the candlelight church service on Christmas Eve.

Our tradition is to ride through the neighborhoods and see who has the best decorations.

we bake cookies and give them to the neighbors

we all get together for a big family dinner every year

Getting family and friends together on Christmas Eve for snacks and sweets.

I buy my son Lindt Lindor Truffles every year for Christmas.

I always make a cheesecake for Christmas dinner. Thanks.

We always bake cookies on Christmas Eve to leave for Santa

decorating the Christmas tree.

We bake a lot of cookies every year.

Root beer floats on Christmas Eve.

We make sugar cookies on Christmas eve so Santa will have fresh cookies

My favorite tradition is selecting and cutting down a tree and bringing it home for the family to decorate. It kicks ths Christmas season off.

We play cards and bake cookies all evening.

We always read The Night Before Christmas before bed on Christmas Eve.