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Today, T.J.Maxx, Marshalls and HomeGoods are launching their “Bring Back Holidays” holiday campaign for its second year.
With 73% of people wishing they had more meaningful moments with loved ones during the holidays, the brands are helping bring people together to focus on creating memories and traditions with family and friends.
The brands have tapped both TV host and food blogger, Haylie Duff and lifestyle expert and author of ‘Front Roe- How to be The Leading Lady in Your Own Life’, Louise Roe to help as many people as possible create special holiday moments via a two-phased twitter contest.
Haylie, a new mother, uses food and entertaining to bring people together during the holidays and has shared some of her personal recipes, entertaining tips, and family traditions that do just that.
· HAYLIE DUFF’s BRIE AND CHERRY BAGUETTE
· HAYLIE DUFF’s ORANGE MAPLE GINGER CHICKEN
· HAYLIE DUFF’S HOLIDAY ENTERTAINING TIPS
Introducing the Bring Back the Holidays Heroes
Both Haylie Duff and Louise Roe are on a mission – to help as many people as possible create moments that make the holidays so special.
Making meaningful moments (Nov 14 – Dec 2): Haylie will offer advice on how to overcome distractions in order to focus on what matters most – family and loved ones. From fun recipes for the whole family to how to host the ultimate Holiday party, Haylie will share tips on creating meaningful memories with those who matter the most
· To participate in the contest from Nov 14 – Nov 18, our stores will invite our Twitter followers to share how T.J. Maxx, Marshalls, HomeGoods and Haylie Duff can help you bring back the holidays. Use #bringbackholidays and #contest via text or photo to be entered for a chance to be one of 10 lucky people who will get to travel home for the Holidays. In addition, TJX will reward them with a Holiday Family Care Package to ensure they can make the most of their time together this festive season.
Spreading Unexpected Holiday Joy (Dec 5– Dec 16): Louise Roe will offer tips and advice to encourage and inspire people to spread unexpected joy to those who least expect it this Holiday season!
· To participate in the contest from Dec 5 – Dec 16, followers are invited to share with T.J. Maxx, Marshalls and HomeGoods those people who aren’t on their usual list, but this year, deserve a gift. Use #BringBackHolidays and #contest via text or photo to be entered for a chance to win a 15 minute consultation with Louise on how to select, and receive, the perfect gift for those who don’t expect it!
WIN IT: One winner will receive a $25 Marshalls gift card. This giveaway is run via rafflecopter so click read more to see the actual giveaway. The only mandatory entry is to tell me your favorite holiday tradition in the comments proceeding the post. While the other entries are optional, I highly suggest filling them out to increase your chances of winning. US Only. Good luck!
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Dana Rodriguez says
My favorite holiday tradition is wrapping gifts!
We like to make homemade cinammon rolls and hot cocoa Christmas morning.
Cynthia R says
Our favorite holiday tradition is a secret santa christmas exchange among the adults. We started it a few years ago.
Mindy DeLisi says
We go to this drive through Christmas light thing at Shadybrook Farms in Yardly PA! So much fun!
I like letting the kids open 1 gift on Christmas eve (something small).
vickie Couturier says
having open house on Christmas eve with hot apple cider and snacks for those who want to drop in
Tammy Catterton says
I always decorated close to Thanksgiving with a tree Christmas decor all around the place here
connie danielson says
wrapping the gifts!
Amanda Patterson says
We love to eat cinnamon rolls for christmas morning breakfast and we also we always let our dog unwrap her own gifts!
Thomas Murphy says
I like decorating the tree.
shelly peterson says
Decorating the tree and then enjoying hot cocoa and cookies.
We open just one present on Christmas Eve, and then the rest early Christmas morning.
Steve Weber says
My favorite tradition is to watch Christmas movies on Christmas Eve.
angela cunningham says
decorating the tree
casey everidge says
we love hanging decorations and putting up the tree together
Will G says
My favorite tradition is watching Elf and It’s a Wonderful Life.
My favorite holiday tradition is cross county skiing on Christmas Day with my family!
Julie Bickham says
It would be making and decorating cookies for Santa with my kids. We have so much fun!
My favorite holiday tradition is our Christmas morning breakfast. It’s our “family time” before leaving the house for the day to visit relatives.
belinda bell says
My favorite tradition is having the whole family in. We each open one present on Christmas Eve. And in the morning we open all the other presents and then have a big breakfast. If Christmas is on Sunday we all go to church.
Jenny Scheldberg says
I love getting the house decorated.
elizabeth miller says
My favorite holiday tradition is the all day show of Christmas movies we watch on Christmas eve.
Michelle H. says
Gathering around the tree with my family on Christmas Eve is my favorite tradition.
Tim Deeter says
decorating the tree!!!!!!!!!!
katie bellamy says
Spending Christmas eve with my family. We have dinner & play games.
Kimberly Harrison says
Fav holiday tradition is putting up the christmas tree decorations with my father.
Patty Hancock says
Every Christmas my family has a holiday grab bag and exchange gifts. It is so fun seeing what each of us get.
My favorite tradition is spending a weekend making Christmas cookies with my entire family.
Nicole Martin says
Decorating the tree!
Yay for the holidays! My favorite tradition is baking on Christmas Eve with my family!
Renee Walters says
My favorite tradition is to watching Christmas movies with my family after opening presents.
Tracy Robertson says
My favorite tradition is buying clothing gifts at stores like Marshall’s. My family is always surprised at how much they get (because I can really stretch out the budget there).
My favorite holiday tradition is decorating the tree and our home. Thanks for the chance! 🙂
marlene harris says
Adrienne Gordon says
Our local park does a luminary walk followed by carols.
doing a light scavenger hunt
Jennifer Rote says
My favorite holiday tradition is going to our festival of lights.
Debra Guillen says
My family makes tamales at Christmas.
Lissa Crane says
My favorite is definitely making Holiday cookies with my daughters! It’s more then just making the cookies, it’s all about the stories we tell and the laughs we have while we decorate the cookies! I look forward to it every single year!
Zara Gennert says
One of my favorite holiday traditions is going to church on Christmas Eve. As part of the Moravian tradition, we light our red-frilled beeswax candles at the end and sing Silent Night. It’s beautiful!
heather s says
We go to a holiday light show as a family
marlene harris says
midnight mass with my family
Melissa A. says
My favorite holiday tradition is putting up the tree and all the ornaments
Ann Fantom says
My favorite holiday tradition is baking Christmas cookies with my daughter like I did with my mom and grandmother
We get our Christmas tree on Black Friday every year at a Christmas tree farm… it’s such a fun tradition!
We open one gift on christmas eve.
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Trisha Burgess says
My favorite tradition is decorating the tree as a family on thanksgiving night!
Elishia Bakle says
the night before christmas we all gather at my moms house in our pajamas! we open one present each and have cookies and hot cocoa!
Oh one of my favorites that we do is our Elf brings a box of individually wrapped books on December 1st with instructions to open one each night for bedtime story. When they are gone…its Christmas! He loves opening one each night and we get some great new stories to read!
I love opening presents together near the tree on Christmas! 🙂
My favorite holiday tradition is decorating the tree and dinner with family.
Ashley C says
My favorite tradition is making cinnamon rolls on christmas morning, and always having home made hot chocolate on christmas eve.
Susan Smith says
Our favorite holiday tradition is driving around looking at Christmas lights on Christmas Eve.
I love going to the tree farm to pick out the perfect tree and then decorating it all together!
Annamarie V says
My favorite holiday tradition is having Christmas eve at my house with my parents, I always make my Great Grandmother’s cream puff recipe and my Husband makes the dinner.
Daniel M says
watching all the holiday jmovies
Stephanie Grant says
My favorite tradition has got to be playing Santa!
maria b says
I like to open 1 gift on Christmas Eve.
Cheryl B says
My favorite tradition is opening one gift on Christmas Eve,
Cynthia C says
We do a lot of baking in our family using both new and heirloom recipes.
I like baking goodies for friends and neighbors.
Denise C says
We stay in on Black Friday instead of shopping and watch tons of movies.
Ada Miller says
My favorite tradition is spending time with my family, looking through the sales paper and online to decide if we are going to tackle any stores or just shop online for the things we want.
Susan Christy says
My favorite holiday tradition is going to the Christmas Eve church service.
cindy troxell says
my favorite thing on christmas is that my daughter& husband & my grandbabies come to stay a week at christmas time they live in illinois and we live in kentucky, i love seeing my grandbabies open what their prresents the big smiles and the i klove yous that we get
My favorite tradition is opening presents Christmas morning.
Linda Walker says
We always have Christmas eve dinner at my house.
Brittney House says
We love doing a secret santa with the family.
Dandi D says
We love picking out a fresh Christmas tree from the farm as a family!
Bridget Calfee says
Putting up the Christmas Tree
baking cookies with my mom & now my daughter
Claudia Davis says
I love baking sugar cookies in different shapes….we just started yesterday.
Chelsea M says
One of my favorite traditions is decorating our Christmas tree and watching Christmas movies.
Seyma Shabbir says
I love watching old home movies and looking at old pictures with family.
Marsali A says
We like going caroling!
rochelle haynes says
Making cakes with my dayghter
Jen Haile says
My favorite tradition is decorating the house for Christmas.
Lauryn R says
My favorite Holiday tradition is picking out a Christmas tree and decorating the house. 🙂
Darcy Koch says
We like to make and drink homemade eggnog while sitting and watching old Christmas classics.
Tari Lawson says
My favorite holiday tradition is loading the family up in the car, putting on Christmas music and heading out to view the Christmas light displays.
William Thomas says
My favorite holiday tradition is cooking a traditional Christmas dinner and decorating the tree.
Dan Dykstra says
We love to take a day set up the Christmas decorations together, and bake cookies.
Julie Rupert says
Christmas movies and Pizza on Christmas Eve.
Kate F. says
My favorite holiday tradition is Christmas eve dinner at my grandparents’ house.
Samantha B. says
My favorite tradition is always family dinner!
Church ans family Christmas dinner.
Jenna D says
Baking cookies christmas eve with my family.
I love making Christmas cookies with my family!
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Jenny Q. says
I love decorating the Christmas tree with my kids. It is fun to see them get excited about the holidays.
decorating the Christmas tree while listening to Christmas music
Robert Brown says
I love racing to put up the decorations as soon as Thanksgiving dinner is done.
Jillian Too says
I love decorating gingerbread houses.
Ada Miller says
One of my favorite traditions is taking my boys to see the lights at Bristol motor speedway.
Jenn H says
we love decorating the tree outside with treats for the birds!!
We do an advent calendar with fun activities.
My favorite tradition is the family gathering on Christmas Eve to open gifts, from the youngest to the oldest in turn.
sheila ressel says
My favorite holiday tradition is drinking eggnog while decorating the tree.
Ruth M says
We do an advent calendar of actions to help our community- from bringing food to the food pantry to visiting a retirement home in our town.
My favorite tradition is making seafood gumbo on Christmas eve with my whole family hanging out in the kitchen and talking!
Jennifer Dunaway says
My favorite tradition is making cookies with the kids.
Our favorite holiday tradition is to have a big breakfast after opening Christmas presents.
celia husmann says
My favorite tradition is frying latkes for Chanukah.
Jill Rivera says
I have two Christmas tradition I love one is making Christmas Cookies and the second is decorating the Christmas Tree.
Christine H says
I love opening a gift of pajama pants on Christmas Eve and then wearing them while opening gifts on Christmas Also, my family does a special Christ gift on Christmas day – we give Christ a gift, and Christmas morning He gives us one.
My favorite tradition is fondueing on Christmas Day! kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.
Margot C says
We like getting together and playing board games (dorky I know!)
Seeing my extended family on my mom’s side the weekend before Christmas!
angie lilly says
My fav holiday tradition is def the cooking of our Winter Solstice and New Year meals. It is usually just me and my partner, just the way I like it!
KENNETH OHL says
our favorite holiday tradition is watching A Christmas Carol on Christmas Eve and gathering together on Christmas Day
beth hoppe says
My favorite holiday tradition is opening one gift on Christmas Eve with my children.
Heather B says
Baking Cookies with my children is my favorite Holiday Tradition.
Geri Sandoval says
My favorite tradition is making sugar cookies with my granddaughters and daughter in law.
Trimming the tree!
Mary Gardner says
My favorite Holiday tradition is baking cookies with the kids!
Dawn Monroe says
One of my favorites is when we trim the tree. We have music, snacks and lots of smiling kids.
Elizabeth elliott says
I love decorating the tree
Emily Wells says
I love going to my dad’s house on Christmas Eve for dinner and presents. It’s his birthday. 🙂
Dominique Cloutier says
Spending extra time with my kids and reading christmas stories!
Amanda lea says
Every year my little family of three cuddles up to watch Elf!
Dwayne Berry says
Most years we like to make this vanilla ice cream/orange sherbert and 7Up floats and go driving around looking at Christmas lights.
Sarah Cool says
I love decorating the christmas tree with the family and then watching home alone after 🙂
Crystal S says
My favorite tradition is going out and picking out the tree together.
My favorite part is giving gifts 🙂
Kelly McGrew says
my fave holiday tradition is driving around looking at christmas lights from our neighbors!
Barb Miller says
It just isn’t Christmas without going to Christmas mass!
Lauren h says
My favorite is playing board games with the family
Danielle Wood says
My favorite holiday tradition is baking cookies and black bottoms with my Mom! Spending time with family is the best
Lisa V. says
I’ve always like backing Christmas cookies.
Joy Q says
My favorite tradition is watching It’s a Wonderful Life while wrapping the Christmas gifts.
I like planning, cooking, serving and sharing special holiday meals for our family.
Brigitte Bauman says
My family favorite holiday tradition is watching holiday movies all night long on Christmas Eve.
Gina Sandoval says
baking cookies with the kids
I enjoy having time off from work to spend time with family I don’t get to see very often.
Erin M says
We watch Christmas movies and then open one gift on Christmas Eve.
Sharon Shafran says
we take family pictures and compare every year
laura deck says
my favorite tradition is watching Christmas movies with my girls and husband.
Erica B. says
I like watching Christmas movies.
susan smoaks says
my favorite holiday tradition is singing Christmas carols with the whole family. i really enjoy it.
My favorite tradition is watching the kids open presents on Christmas morning and then eating dinner together as a family.
Devona Fryer says
Putting the Christmas tree up and all the decoratios the day before Thanksgiving. We enjoy the decoratios for 2 holidays that way. It’s a lot of work! LOL
June S. says
My husband and I always wrap all of the Christmas presents together.
Kyl Neusch says
wrapping the gifts
Katie Smith says
I love drinking hot chocolate by the fire on Christmas Eve. Thanks!
Jessica mcfarlin says
My favorite thing is decorating the tree.
kim hardy says
Our tradition is to open a gift on Christmas eve which is new pajamas
Keeley Sullivan says
My favorite tradition is baking goodies to share with our neighbors. My daughters and I do this every year.
I love my kids being home. that’s the best.part.
David s says
My favorite holiday tradition is every year my three children rotate who puts the last decoration, the star on top of the Christmas tree.
We like going to breakfast with Santa
I love wrapping gifts.
Bridget Combs says
We love going to the different houses decorated for Christmas and looking at the lights
Cassie M says
My favorite holiday tradition is baking and decorating holiday cookies!
Kim Keithline says
My favorite holiday tradition is going to church on christmas eve I love all the hymns
melissaandkeith miller says
Each Christmas we bake cookies for Santa, even as the kids are getting older they enjoy this!
Amy W. says
We read Luke 2 before we open gifts Christmas morning.
Janice Crespo says
We bake fresh cookies for Santa and make sure we have plenty of carrots for his reindeer. Then, everyone gets to open one present (pre-chosen – they are Christmas pajamas so we will all look decent for pictures in the morning) and the youngest gets to open a special present including a new Christmas movie and snacks for during the movie.
Kelley Roach says
We like to make homemade cinammon rolls and hot cocoa Christmas morning.
Amy Deeter says
My favorite holiday tradition driving around with my family looking at Christmas lights
Angela Nichols says
Our family tradition is hunting for the most unique think you can find to put in everyone’s stocking.
Janice Gabriel says
My favorite holiday tradition is watching the family open presents on Christmas Day.
Janine Hwang says
I love baking Christmas cookies
Karen DeVaney says
My favorite holiday tradition is spending time in front of the Christmas tree with my family, enjoying each other.
Kerry p says
My favorite holiday tradition is watching the anticipation and excitement of my kids opening gifts!
My fav tradition is cutting down and decorating our tree.
I love watching the kids open their stockings before we start gifts in the morning. It is calmer than gift time
I just love holiday decorating of all kinds!
jules m. says
my fave tradition is making tons of sugar cookies and decorating them with my kids
Tracy Shafer says
Baking cookies with my mom and sisters the week before Christmas.
Lyndsey R. says
Mine is to make a nice lasagna dinner for Christmas Eve and let the kids open 1 present. Cannot wait for Christmas this year!
Amy Delong says
we always watch christmas story way to many times on christmas day
Kelly McMahon says
My favorite tradition is visiting our neighborhoods to look at their amazing decorations.
Rhonda Grisham says
We open 1 gift on Christmas eve. Only 1! We each choose which one we open. Fun!!
Peggy Johnson says
We always have extended family come over for a christmas dinner
Stephanie Liske says
I love our whole family getting together to spend quality time.
Belinda Burton says
I like taking our kids around to look at Christmas lights.
Angela Saver says
My favorite holiday tradition is baking & cooking with my family & watching movies together!
sarah mayer says
My favorite holiday tradition is opening up gifts on Christmas Eve.
Trisha McKee says
My favorite holiday tradition is a relatively new one- i love going shopping and coming home to find my daughter and her friends waiting to play board games with me. Holiday movies on and board games out with soup simmering. Favorite times.
My favorite tradition is putting up the tree. Thank you for hosting!
Carolyn Daley says
My favorite tradition is baking cookies with my family.
Sarah L says
I like opening one present on Christmas Eve and then going to Midnight Mass.
Thanks for the contest.
I love baking cookies and decorating the house!
My favorite is making cookies for Santa with my kids
Francine Anchondo says
Christmas Eve pizza