NESTLÉ Family Holiday Celebrations Giveaway

By Shannon Gosney
In Food
December 6, 2010

I love working with NESTLÉ and was thrilled when they asked me to be one of four bloggers participating in the Holiday Exchange blog campaign!  If you haven’t checked out the NESTLÉ Family Holiday Celebrations website, you should do so today!  The site was created to help Moms (and dads of course) find tips, tools and inspiration for the holidays.

I love the holidays because it gives our family a chance to create new holiday traditions, as well as continue our past family traditions.  Some of our traditions include decorating the house with Christmas music playing in the background, picking out our very own live Christmas tree, making cookies on Christmas Eve for Santa Claus, and more.  Holiday traditions are important to families because they create a bond between family members, as well as create memories that last a lifetime.  What are some of your favorite holiday traditions?

Have any of your favorite holiday traditions been passed down for generations?  Some that I have passed down to my boys include having each of them hang ornaments on the tree, have them each write a letter to Santa, and take them to see Santa Claus.  There are many others beyond these traditions that have been down from generation to generation.

A new holiday tradition I have created in our family is that each family member gets to open up a present on Christmas Eve.  Most often the present is a pair of pajamas, but could also be a robe or slippers.  I have also started a tradition where we buy an ornament each year that represents a good memory or major change in our lives.



  • 1 pkg. (16 oz.) of NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Refrigerated Mini Brownie Bites Bar Dough
  • 4 scoops Vanilla DREYER’S® or EDY’S® SLOW CHURNED™ Light Ice Cream
  • 1/4 cup of NESTLÉ NESQUIK Chocolate Flavor Syrup
  • 1/4 cup of whipped cream
  • 4 maraschino cherries

Prepare brownie bites according to package directions. Cool on baking sheet for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool for 10 minutes.

Crumble 2 to 3 brownie bites into each sundae dish. Top each with a scoop of ice cream, additional cookie crumbles (if desired), Nesquik, whipped cream and a cherry. Insert 3 brownie bites into ice cream.

Check out the NESTLÉ Family Holiday Celebrations website for more fun recipes, as well as holiday tips and tools that could help you create new holiday traditions in your family!


1 lucky reader on The Mommy-Files will win a Movie Night Prize Pack, including the following:

A Christmas Story Collector’s Edition DVD
– 3-flavor pack of OVALTINE
– Family Size Dinner from STOUFFER’S


– Tell me in a comment one family tradition you have for the holidays!


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– Contest will close at 11:59 p.m. PST on Friday, December 17th, 2010! Any entries after this time will be deleted!
– Contest open to U.S. residents only.

I was compensated for my participation in the NESTLÉ Family Holiday Exchange and for writing this post.  The giveaway was sponsored by NESTLÉ Family (STOUFFER’S, OVALTINE, RAISINETS, and EDY’S/DREYER’S).  All opinions expressed in this post are 100% mine.

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of RedheadMom formerly "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.

326 Responses to “NESTLÉ Family Holiday Celebrations Giveaway”

  1. Sonia B says:

    We decorate a gingerbread house then tear it apart to eat it after posing for pics to show all…lol.

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  4. Suburban Prep says:

    I always bring out all my German Wooden Nutcrackers. I received the first of what I now have of about 35 when I was 10. I just began collecting them. We knew that it was Christmas time when my mother asked me to put them out for the season. My husband and I now bring them out just after Thanksgiving and they are out for the Season. You know the season is here.

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  6. sandra says:

    we gather at my sister’s hat and my brother-in-law dons his santa hat to hand out gifts

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  31. Crystal says:

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    Every year we take our town’s Trolley as a family to see all of the town’s lights and decorations.

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  37. Noreen says:

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  39. Nicole-Lynn says:

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  41. Linda Kish says:

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  59. Shane R. says:

    Our family tradition is that we put the Christmas tree up the day after Halloween!

  60. Lesley M. says:

    Our tradition: We always buy toys for children in need throughout the year and donate them to Toys for Tots or Angel Tree during the holidays.

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  78. Patti Hess says:

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  83. CMC says:

    I read “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas” to my boys on Christmas Eve, just as my mom did for my siblings and me.

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  90. Jackie says:

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  113. Alicia Webster says:

    We always open one present on Christmas eve, and we don’t get to choose which one, someone else gets to choose for us.

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  116. brandlyn says:

    My mom always makes Chocolate Chip Pancakes and French Toast Christmas morning. My sister and I both have are own families now but we still go over to my parents home for Christmas morning.

  117. Mrs. Smitty says:

    We gift our daughter pajamas on Christmas Eve so she has a new pair to sleep in. Then when we wake in the morning, she gets to wear them while opening her presents.

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  122. Linda says:

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  124. Adrienne Gordon says:

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  136. David Hollingsworth says:

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  142. shelly says:

    We make a gingerbread house with the kids every year.

  143. Shannon Baas says:

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  153. LAMusing says:

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  158. Norma says:

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  160. Debbie C says:

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  163. Rhonda Mason says:

    Since before I was born the whole family has gathered at Grandma’s house on Christmas Eve. Now I am the Grandma and have hosted for 12 years! I can’t wait for them all to arrive- all 24 of them! Its hectic but SO much fun! I just had 12 of the women here for a cookie exchange a couple nights ago and had a ball! These gals come up with hillarious games to play and they are all great cooks! Merry Christmas!
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  169. Jim W. says:

    Watching the yule log on TV

  170. Suzanna60 says:

    family tradition we have had since i was a kid-Christmas morning we must be dressed then breakfast-MOM made a special Sausage/Eggs Casserole then open Presents one at a time took forever to open the gifts

  171. Lynda E. says:

    We don’t watch any Christmas movies or listen to any Christmas music until after Thanksgiving dinner is over. Then we start with Elf on Thanksgiving night and end with It’s a Wonderful Life on Christmas Eve after mass.

  172. Heather S says:

    We bake cookies and breads together to give as gifts to friends and neighbors

  173. DeeAnn S says:

    After everyone settles down from opening presents, we have a pancake and sausage breakfast and watch A Christmas Story on TV. It’s my favorite movies and I’d love to have it in my collection so that we could watch it anytime we wanted. Thanks.

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  175. Jeff P says:

    We have Christmas tree cinnamon rolls for breakfast

  176. Shawn says:

    We always go for a ride around the area to look at Christmas lights and decorations.


  177. Suzanne K says:

    Our family tradition is prime rib roast instead of turkey for Christmas dinner

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  179. Cheryl F says:

    we always take our granddaughter to eat and look at christmas lights. just her and the 2 of us. she loves and makes her feel special

  180. Michael says:

    On Christmas Eve we go out for Chinese food for dinner

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  182. Linda says:

    Our family attends christmas Eve church service together.

  183. Sue Farrell says:

    We always decorate the tree on the day after Thanksgiving.

  184. Steph says:

    We open one gift on Christmas Eve and watch a fun movie.

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  186. Erika says:

    One of my favorite family traditions is doing our magnetic nativity advent calendar each day. It’s so special to do that with my kids! We also bake lots of Christmas cookies to enjoy together and to share with others! Thanks!
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  192. Earl and Lynn B. says:

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  193. Ed Nemmers says:

    We unwrap the stocking gifts first!

  194. Jamie says:

    We each open one gift early on Christmas Eve.

  195. Beth says:

    Christmas bat sugar cookies. At onetime all I had for cookie cutters was a halloween bat, so we used that for Christmas, and have used it every year since.

  196. Angela Winesburg says:

    We have an annual cookie day and spend the whole day making various kinds of cookies its so much fun! Thanks!

  197. Melissa M. says:

    We make sure we have a christmas experience every day after Thanksgiving. It could be looking at christmas lights, a craft, a movie, baking, etc.

  198. Stephanie V. says:

    We get together with extended family on christmas eve and eat tamales
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  199. Ken says:

    We all upstate to see my mom.

  200. Janna Johnson says:

    We save our presents till xmas day!

  201. Gosfam says:

    New PJs on Christmas Eve!! So much fun!!

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  208. Jennifer T. says:

    We always make sugar cookies.

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  213. Denise B. says:

    We celebrate the whole religious holiday which includes Advent, St. Nicholas Day, and the 12 Days of Christmas.

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  215. Tonya Dean says:

    Picking out a Christmas tree and decorating it.


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  222. katklaw777 says:

    On xmas eve we gather at Grandma’s house and have a Polish feast with sausage, sweet & sour cabbage, pirogi, blintzes and special desserts only baked at Xmas and Easter time. Yum!

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  225. Melanie says:

    We always buy each other PJs to wear!

  226. Sheila K. says:

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  227. Laura Benjamin says:

    We always go to a Christmas Tree Farm and cut down our own tree. We decorate it as a family while we have Christmas music playing and eat Christmas cookies I made and hot chocolate.

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  232. McKim says:

    We have a tradition of having a family fondue dinner on Christmas Eve and then attending the candlelight service at church.

  233. Leah Walker says:

    A CHRISTmas Story comes on TNT or TBS, can’t remember which one, for 24 hours on C. Eve and Day and we watch it together at least 3 or 4 times. Lol. Also, we eat our stocking candy on CHRISTmas morning while we are opening our gifts.


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  239. Kelly Grant says:

    We go to my mothers. we definantly will this year, she broke her arm at the beginning of the month,

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  240. kathy pease says:

    we always bake on christmas ever and give out goodie baskets to family and friends 🙂

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  245. Leona P says:

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  246. Lynn says:

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  250. Trisha Lynn says:

    One of my fave traditions is putting up our tree on thanksgivng night!

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  256. susan smoaks says:

    we have a tradition to go to church on Christmas eve and then open a present when we get home from church!

  257. Susan Smith says:

    We drive around looking at Christmas lights Christmas eve

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    We travel to the adjacent state and visit my daughter and her family on Christmas Eve and leave on Christmas Day so that they can visit the other grandparents. My favorite tradition is on Christmas Eve when, after opening their family gifts, either my daughter or son-in-law sit and read “Twas The Night Before Christmas” to my 2 granddaughters while it is being videotaped. Lovely memories to keep!

  261. theodore esteghamat says:

    We like going out on christmas eve and looking at the decorated houses.

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  263. DanV says:

    Our family tradition is a big family meal for the holidays

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  269. ACMommy says:

    One tradition we always have — we drive around Christmas Eve night looking at all the neat lights in certain cool neighborhoods while we drink hot cocoa in the car, then come home and let the kids open 1 present of their choice before bedtime. 🙂

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  271. meme says:

    Each Christmas eve when the kids are asleep I watch It’s a wonderful life and finish last minute things

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  273. Sharon says:

    Making and decorating Christmas Sugar Cookies! 🙂

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  275. Brittany says:

    We make gingerbread men with all of the cousins.

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  280. James Coyne says:

    We have a small christmas party on christmas eve

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  285. Pamela S says:

    My favorite tradition is that every Christmas we each sneak a little inexpensive gift into each other family member’s stocking some time before Christmas. Everyone’s so excited every night checking their stocking to see if they got a surprise that day!! Thanks.

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  288. Gianna says:

    Midnight mass.

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  291. Sand says:

    We bake different cookies from around the world and we watch the usual Christmas movies every year while eating the cookies.

  292. Tammy Greer says:

    We get to open one present from under the tree on Christmas Eve. That’s a tradition in my family and we all look forward to it.

  293. Shannon says:

    my favorite is getting together with loved ones and eating good food, including lots of desserts

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  297. Veronica Garrett says:

    Christmas Eve night we get together to make fudge, watch movies and sing Christmas carols.

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