EASY HOLIDAY FLAIR AND FUN

For many people, the holidays are the very best time of the year. Whether your family chooses to spend December ice skating, snowman building, visiting faraway relatives or trimming the tree, we have some ideas for making the most festive month great.

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1. START EARLY

Do what you can in advance. Whether that's making pies, cleaning the house before a bash, mailing your family's holiday cards or planning for some seasonal activities like building a gingerbread house, putting it off to the last minute will only add stress.

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2. EVERYBODY LOVES A GLAZED HAM

There are hundreds of different options to glaze your ham, and all of them are delicious. The chefs at Smithfield developed a sweet twist on everyone's holiday favorite with their Southern-Style Peach-Honey Ham Bake. 

With HHoney Pork Tenderloin Kabobs
Honey Pork Tenderloin Kabobs
Honey Pork Tenderloin Kabobs
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3. BUILD UPON TRADITIONS

From year-to-year hundreds of things change, but when it comes to celebrating the holidays, everyone loves traditions. Whether you plan a cookie swap with close family or a dressy get together, your rituals build lasting memories.

GoingSlow Cooker Pork Carnitas
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4. DON'T BREAK THE BANK

Want to give something small to your family and friends? Use the social networking site Pinterest to find cute, simple and inexpensive gift ideas. Then just grab a partner and spend the night getting craft crazy.

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