Holiday Traditions and Connections

Inspiring holiday tales and recipes, plus tips for keeping in touch with loved ones this season.

Staying Connected

Thanksgiving Games to Get the Whole Family Moving

Try these fun activities and games to get everyone breaking a sweat (and laughing) after the big feast.

Start a New Family Tradition

Create fun-filled memories by adding one of these 8 modern ideas to your family’s routine.

Etiquette Advice for the Holiday Guest

A guide to good guest behavior at seasonal festivities.

Here's What Americans Are Most Thankful for This Year

A social media survey shows that people aren’t grateful for cars, money, or success—but something a little deeper.

Family-Reunion Souvenirs

What’s a family reunion without souvenirs? Fortunately, you don’t have to find out.

12 Fun Conversation Starters For Your Thanksgiving Table

Get talking over the turkey. Tuck a question under each plate, or serve them up with dessert.


More Holiday Traditions

Thanksgiving Is a Beast

The trifecta of family, overcrowded rooms, and excesses of food and drink can bring out the insanity in anybody. But as Karen Russell attests, even the craziest holiday—when spent with loved ones—is something to be grateful for.

What Is Your Most Unique Holiday Tradition?

Real Simple readers share the uncostumary customs they celebrate year after year.