Set up the menorah and get up to the tunes of Mariah Carey – it’s the most wonderful time of the year. Over the next few months, 46 million turkeys will be eaten on Thanksgiving, 93% of Americans will celebrate Christmas by purchasing between 25 and 30 million Christmas trees, and one in 14 revelers will observe the Hanukkah festival. It’s a lot of festivities.
Whatever holidays you choose to celebrate, chances are you have a number of traditions that are an important part of the season. After all, it is the respect for these traditions, whether respected as a larger society or as individual families, that sets these weeks apart from the rest of the worldly year.
In honor of the holiday season, Sunday Citizen has compiled a list of celebrity favorite holiday traditions, using information gleaned from interviews, personal blogs and social media posts. Some of them are more common – a celebrity loves to bake vegan Hanukkah treats, while others are a bit more popular – like the country crooner who cooks a big Italian treat on Christmas Eve. No matter where they fall on the scale, a thorough reading of these traditions is sure to inspire you to add something new to your own holiday rituals.