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Hickory Farms Holiday Traditions

Hickory Farms Holiday Traditions

As I’ve mentioned over the past few weeks, I love holiday traditions. I have plans for many of them that I hope to start with my family over the years. But some traditions just seem to develop on their own as well. Some are old, some are new, and some I don’t even notice for a few years.

While I have continued the tradition of Christmas pajamas from my own childhood, Grambo and I have started another Christmas Eve tradition with W. We take him to see Santa on Christmas Eve morning in his Christmas pajamas. Then we all go out and enjoy breakfast together! It’s something we started his first Christmas when I got upset because I hadn’t taken my newborn baby to see Santa! I wanted to keep him healthy but also didn’t want to miss his first Christmas.

If you go when they first open on Christmas Eve, there is little to no line!

Another holiday tradition that has developed on its own involves Hickory Farms.

Hickory Farms Pack and Go Picnic Tote

Hickory Farms Pack and Go Picnic Tote

J loves him some Hickory Farms so when we had the chance to try the Hickory Farms Pack and Go Picnic Tote, I jumped on it. I would have loved to be able to save it and surprise him with it on Christmas. But when it arrived, I had to check it out. And it was downhill from there. Once we have Hickory Farms products in our house, they never last long.

They are too good to resist!

Hickory Farms Pack and Go Picnic Tote Holiday Gift Idea

The Hickory Farms Pack and Go Picnic Tote includes:

  • Signature Beef Summer Sausage 7 oz.
  • Turkey Summer Sausage 5 oz.
  • Farmhouse Cheddar 4 oz.
  • Holiday Pretzels 7 oz.
  • Peanut Brittle 4 oz.
  • Dark Chocolate Peppermint Cookies
  • White Chocolate Peppermint Cookies
  • Mini Melt Away Mints 4 oz.
  • Olive Oil & Rosemary Crackers 1.5 oz.
It also comes with a large picnic tote that is insulated, making it perfect for use throughout the year!
Hickory Farms Holiday Gift Ideas

Hickory Farms Holiday Gift Ideas for the Family

This Hickory Farms set is actually a fabulous gift for my entire family. J is a huge fan of the cheese and sausage. Along with the crackers, they were gone in just a few days! I think he had sausage and cheese for dinner one night when I wasn’t cooking. Grambo snagged the peanut brittle to enjoy with her hot tea as an evening snack.

And I fell in love with the peppermint cookies. I’m pretty sure I ate all four of them that came in the package. I was only going to try one each but then the next day no one else had eaten them so… it was all me! Grambo, W, and I also enjoyed the mini melt away mints. They are a candy that just reminds me of the holiday season.

Hickory Farms Treats for the Holidays

Oh look, there is evidence that I held a dark chocolate peppermint cookie in my hand. Doesn’t it look absolutely delicious? I can vouch for it. My taste buds thought Christmas had come early for sure! I couldn’t decide which I liked better either. The dark chocolate and white chocolate definitely have a different taste to each cookie but I loved them all!

I have a feeling I will be stopping by the Hickory Farms kiosk at the mall to pick up another gift set. It’s just too perfect of a gift for our family. I’m pretty sure it will be labeled for J, but dads have to share with everyone, right?

And I might just have to get some Holiday Petit Fours for myself! I’m sure I could start a new holiday tradition revolving around them.

You can learn more about the full line products available a Hickory Farms this holiday season. If you’re looking to ship some gifts, they make it very easy to order online! They also have a way you can support the troops as well! You can also connect with Hickory Farms on Facebook and on Twitter @HickoryFarms.

Tell me about one of your favorite holiday traditions!

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Mariah is a former teacher and mother of a rambunctious little boy living in The Woodlands, Texas. She recently welcomed a little girl into the family and is learning how to balance a toddler and an infant! She works every day to figure out how to balance all of her roles and figure out her formula for being mom! She can also be found at Mommy Mindset Media, Disney DIY and Noise Girls.


  1. My favorite holiday tradition is having a candy Christmas tree decorating party with the moms from the playgroup I started. I’m going back to Arkansas next month so we can keep the tradition going!
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  2. My favorite tradition is our family cookie day. We get everyone together and bake cookies and decorate them about a week before Christmas. It’s so much fun!

  3. For thanksgiving, we each go around the table and say what we are thankful for.

  4. We all get together to decorate the tree then sing some carols.

  5. One of our holiday traditions is to drive around looking at Christmas lights after the Christmas Eve service at our church.
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  6. Kathryn Anne Merkel says:

    My family has had a tradition of getting together for a big lasagna dinner on Christmas Eve. This year will be the first year I’ve missed it, since I just moved 1000 miles away.

  7. My husband gets to baking every year. He’s awesome at desserts! Favorite tradition is for sure the chocolate crackle cookies! Now that the kids have moved out, it’s nice seeing they are doing it at their homes too!
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  8. We all decorate the tree then make popcorn and watch Christmas movies
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  9. One of our traditions is baking cookies on Christmas Eve.
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  10. Those peppermint cookies look SO good!!

    One of my favorite traditions is baking holiday treats with my daughter, mom and sister. Decroating the tree and house while listening to music, going out to look at lights that night and coming home to watch Christmas movies while eating our treats!

  11. Cheryl Abdelnour says:


  12. we bakes cookies as a family

  13. I love Hickory Farms. We always have their treats at Christmas
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  14. Heather Hayes Panjon says:

    Love The Cookie Swap I Share With Friends And Family :)

  15. This looks like a great treat box. I really am interested in trying the Turkey Sausage, and the cookies :)

    My favorite holiday tradition growing up was how everyone would gather at my grandparents’ house each Christmas Eve (their 11 children, in-laws, grandkids, great-grandkids, and a few friends). After dinner, my grandfather would always read the story of the first Christmas aloud from his Bible.

  16. Jill A. Collins says:

    Hickory Farms is such a part of my early years. I remember when they still had storefronts in the malls and my mother and I would go buy the meltaway mints for stocking stuffers for the family. I love their food!

  17. D Schmidt says:

    One of our holiday traditions is to bake cookies on Christmas Eve with our children for Santa

  18. Jo-Ann Brightman says:

    One of our traditions is to go to church before opening presents.

  19. Liberty Boblett says:

    One of our Christmas traditions is making a homemade ornament and baking cookies! Getting to share our cookies w/friends and neighbors is always special to do during the holidays!

  20. mary gardner says:

    all of the kids in our family get together every year to decorate my mom’s tree

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

    This is so nice, I don’t know anybody that would not want to win Hickory Farms

  22. Jessamine Marie Ricafort Dungo says:

    I love Christmas specially when my daughters get excited when opening their gifts. :)

  23. Dianna Thomas says:

    Christmas basically starts –Thanksgivings night with family game playing,story telling, and choosing from each who it there the Christmas decorations that we make and share fore each other(my favorite part) then before everyone goes home we draw names –it gives us the oooo and aaaaawws–and thinking of one special person for Christmas to Make a gift for–Of course there are rules to this–nothing nasty, nothing mean, thoughfulness for only that 1 person, and it can’t be over the price of $10,00–all the little kids are included in this. Then we make or purchase one other gift for our Christmas Stealing Present Game–everyone loves that game..We are so competative on that game–that too have a $$ limit of $5.00..No one can afford Christmas — we just love to be together and have fun.

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