Christmas Gift Basket Give Away

To enter the give away leave a comment below and tell us your favorite Christmas Tradition!!

Winner will be announced Wednesday,  December 14th at 5:00 p.m.


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Erika
Erika

May 05, 2014

Have some Delicious Tamales !!!!!

Erika
Erika

May 05, 2014

Feliz Navidad!!!!!

Molly Nanda
Molly Nanda

May 05, 2014

Need to make it out to country mercantile for some dried kiwi and fudge!!

Bree
Bree

May 05, 2014

Going out and chopping our Christmas tree! A full day of family fun!

Levi
Levi

May 05, 2014

Have a family Dinner

Nancy
Nancy

May 05, 2014

Making and decorating Christmas sugar cookies with the family. Also candlelight church service on Christmas Eve – celebrating the reason for the season!

Jonea Cope
Jonea Cope

May 05, 2014

All the family parties and eating everyones goodies.

Becky Davis
Becky Davis

May 05, 2014

Merry christmas!!!

Tammy R Hall
Tammy R Hall

May 05, 2014

Our favorite family tradition at xmas is watching all the old christmas movies from the beging of December until xmas. While we do that we drink hot cocoa and have a candy cane with it. We also make cookies and candies with the kids the weekend before xmas. And every year I’ve carried on the tradition of my great grandmother, she always made chex mix and gave to all the family at xmas brunch.

Sherrie Koretke
Sherrie Koretke

May 05, 2014

We’re starting a new tradition of spending a day during the holidays at a luxury hotel. We can all be together, shop, dine, and enjoy the spectacular holiday decorations.

Genoa Blankenship
Genoa Blankenship

May 05, 2014

Baking a Christmas cake and someone finds a plastic baby inside!

Kristi Flieger
Kristi Flieger

May 05, 2014

Opening presents in our Christmas PJ’s with hot cinnamon rolls, breakfast casserole and coffee!

twana butkus
twana butkus

May 05, 2014

Celebrating the birth of Jesus at Hie Birthday party Christmas Eve!!

Angela Sluder
Angela Sluder

May 05, 2014

Watching my kids open their presents. :)

Cassandra
Cassandra

May 05, 2014

playing Santa Claus!

Stephenie Stalcup
Stephenie Stalcup

May 05, 2014

We always have my dad’s family over on Christmas eve, where we do a chinese gift exchange, then on christmas morning we open presents in our home while listening to rock and roll Christmas music, then we go to my in-laws when we are done, then go to my mom’s on for smoked turkey sandwiches and presents on Christmas night! We are so stuffed full of good food and so much fun, with friends and family! It’s a long couple of days, but soooo worth it!

Jill S
Jill S

May 05, 2014

My favorite Christmas Tradition was listening to my Grpandpa read the Christmas story from the bible every Christmas eve then eating Cioppino as a family!! =)

Laurie Hale
Laurie Hale

May 05, 2014

Going to the Live Nativity

Brooke L
Brooke L

May 05, 2014

I like when we choose someone to play Santa and hand out the gifts from under the tree… and the food of course!

twana butkus
twana butkus

May 05, 2014

At HIS Birthday party!!

Marta
Marta

May 05, 2014

Our favorite Christmas tradition is having all the family get together on Christmas Eve & stayimg up until midnight to open presents.

Krisheena
Krisheena

May 05, 2014

My favorite tradition is growing up starting on December 1, my parents would make a point of every night having a special family time were we would all read, sing songs, and play games. Also we’d go out about once a week to go “spotting” (looking for christmas lights). Now that all of us kids are grown up, we don’t do this every night anymore, but we do try and get together more to just spend time together during the holiday season.

Kate Lofton
Kate Lofton

May 05, 2014

New favorite tradition? Elf on the Shelf, he keeps the boys in check

Danell Naef
Danell Naef

May 05, 2014

Driving around to see the lights.

Laura Michel
Laura Michel

May 05, 2014

Merry Christmas!

Desiree' Bennett
Desiree' Bennett

May 05, 2014

Giving

Jenny Taylor
Jenny Taylor

May 05, 2014

Baking cookies for Santa. And the kids won’t let me forget to leave some carrots for the reindeer.

Clifton Retterer
Clifton Retterer

May 05, 2014

Going to my in-laws’ property and cutting down a tree.

amanda
amanda

May 05, 2014

Every Christmas eve our family gets together for dinner then we drive around the towns listening to Christmas carols and looking at Christmas decorations. Then we come home and get into our Christmas pajamas (which we buy every year) leave cookies & hot chocolate out for Santa and go to bed waiting for Santa to come.

Michelle Ursua
Michelle Ursua

May 05, 2014

My favorite Christmas traditions are decorating the tree with the kids and driving around town to look at the Christmas lights ;-)

Sarah
Sarah

May 05, 2014

Making Christmas cookies with my kids and setting them out for Santa. Last year, my 2 yr old daughter was so proud of her cookies, that she cried when she woke up to see that Santa had taken a bite out of her cookie. Such a fun memory!

Danielle
Danielle

May 05, 2014

Pie!!

Becky Rietmann
Becky Rietmann

May 05, 2014

Going around and looking at lights and doing Christmas countdowns with the kids.

Mona Brue
Mona Brue

May 05, 2014

We always have chicken enchiladas on Christmas Eve.

Christine Robertson
Christine Robertson

May 05, 2014

This is my husband’s first year out of the military so we are starting new traditions in our new home. Decorating our tree together, watching Christmas movies throughout December, setting up our Christmas village that was passed down to me by my Grandpa, and in a few weeks, Christmas breakfast before we open gifts :)

Sylvia Wyman
Sylvia Wyman

May 05, 2014

Our favorite tradition is baking German pastries from scratch using the recipes taught by my mother and then sharing with family and friends.

Francine
Francine

May 05, 2014

Decorating gingerbread houses with the family :)

Sarah
Sarah

May 05, 2014

Opening pajamas on Christmas Eve!

Angela B
Angela B

May 05, 2014

Frosting sugar cookies with the kids and delivering them to friends!

Jesalyn Cole
Jesalyn Cole

May 05, 2014

I love making the plate of Christmas cookies for Santa with my 4 year old. She has to choose the perfect ones from the collection we’ve baked and arrange them just right for Santa. She won’t let us forget the milk and of course some carrots for the reindeer.

Denise
Denise

May 05, 2014

Merry Christmas. The Mercantile always looks great.

I love attending the annual performance of the Nutcracker put on by the Mid-Columbia Ballet. It is a fantastic show each year.

Stephanie S
Stephanie S

May 05, 2014

Driving around looking at Christmas lights on Christmas Eve :)

Rachael Simpson
Rachael Simpson

May 05, 2014

I love decorating the Christmas tree and making gifts for family and friends.

Tabitha herrmann
Tabitha herrmann

May 05, 2014

Decorating the Christmas tree with my family and driving around looking at the Christmas lights.

Kellie Winckler
Kellie Winckler

May 05, 2014

Each year, we build a new outdoor Christmas decoration and have our picture taken with it. Then each of us get into the sleigh with the santa, elf, or reindeer hat and get updated pictures. Then it’s inside for homemade cookies and hot chocolate.

Patricia Moss
Patricia Moss

May 05, 2014

Enjoying the Christmas holidays by shopping at Country Mercantile and buying Yummies for family and friends who live in other states.

Marcus Lowe
Marcus Lowe

May 05, 2014

Oranges and Peanuts! it’s a must.

Lorene Rexwinkel
Lorene Rexwinkel

May 05, 2014

Singing in the church choir at the 10:30 p.m. candlelight service on Christmas eve. Tears stream as Silent Night is sung!

Alise Enriquez
Alise Enriquez

May 05, 2014

Merry Christmas! I loved doing exchange gifts with my siblings when we were little now that I have my own im carrying it over to my kids!

Roellen Mathers
Roellen Mathers

May 05, 2014

I love teaching my children the true meaning of Christmas. We spend time with toys for tots handing out presents or we go to the senior center and help with dishing out the food and hand out gifts to the people/children who are in need of a warm plate and a smile. My Children have some of their greatest Christmas memories by seeing the eyes of another light up with Gods love!!!

Carrie Bergherm
Carrie Bergherm

May 05, 2014

We read ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas on Christmas Eve, then a story of Jesus’ birth on Christmas Day.

Liz
Liz

May 05, 2014

Driving through the city looking at the wonderful displays and Watching the little kids opening presents.

Windy Bolger
Windy Bolger

May 05, 2014

On Christmas Eve I Make Rosettes, a deep fried Scandinavian cookie. They were always the last cookie made in my childhood home and I have carried on that tradition.

Noeletta Cardenas
Noeletta Cardenas

May 05, 2014

Christmas sugar cookies!

Kelly
Kelly

May 05, 2014

My faviorte tradition is driving to the tree farm and cutting our tree down, this was where my husband took me on our first date!

Kelly Robinson
Kelly Robinson

May 05, 2014

My favorite tradition as a family is to drive around and look at Christmas lights. Hot chocolate is a must!

Traci
Traci

May 05, 2014

Driving around to look at the lights on Christmas Eve.

Cate
Cate

May 05, 2014

Watching holiday movies, listening to holiday music and wrapping gifts and so much more. Thanks!

Jennifer
Jennifer

May 05, 2014

Love making sugar cookies with my husband and kids! And just spending time with family driving around looking at Christmas lights!

Amy O
Amy O

May 05, 2014

The magical feeling in the air is the best!! And watching all the Christmas movies and listening to the great Christmas music.

Kelly Cutler
Kelly Cutler

May 05, 2014

My faviorte tradition is staying in my pajamas all day on christmas day, cooking, watching movies and taking our time at opening gifts!

Kiely
Kiely

May 05, 2014

Our whole family usually goes out for a snowmobiling ride at our lake cabin in Idaho on Christmas day. Then we come back and have a great Christmas dinner.

Sara C.
Sara C.

May 05, 2014

Favorite tradition is going to the nutcracker with the kids! And all the other fun things we do!

George C.
George C.

May 05, 2014

My faviorte family tradition is watching my wife decorate the tree!

Paula Fluit
Paula Fluit

May 05, 2014

Going to church on Christmas Eve and coming home and eating a big meal and opening presents with the family!

Rikki
Rikki

May 05, 2014

I love making divinity with my daughter. So fun and yummy!

Dale Jones
Dale Jones

May 05, 2014

The first year my wife and I dated I found myself laid off and broke around Christmas. On Dec. 24th I was walking through Albertsons in Walla Walla (the only store open) with $5.00 and some change in my pocket trying to figure out what I could get her for a present. BUT, I had listened to what she liked! I knew she liked troll dolls, and I spoted two for .50 cents each. Then I saw a cookie tin for a dollar. Winds of a brainstorm were begining to blow! I looked down the isle and saw a display for Hersheys Kisses, HER FAVORITE CANDY! I bought what I could of the candy, got the trolls and the tin. At home I filled the tin with Kisses, and put the trolls in the tin also. Then I wrote a note saying Hugs and Kisses were all these trolls and I could afford this year. I wrapped the present the best I could and gave it to her Christmas morning. SHE LOVED IT! And every year since I have always given a new troll doll and some Hersheys Kisses as one of her presents. We started our own tradition! Oh, by the way, we will celabrate out 17th weeding anniversary next July. Merry Christmas Everyone.

Angela Ford
Angela Ford

May 05, 2014

Spending the day enjoying time with the family and having a nice dinner.

Lauren Howell
Lauren Howell

May 05, 2014

We Love to just drive around and look for lights and decorations! Best time of the year :D

Julie Reed
Julie Reed

May 05, 2014

It use to be the big family get togethers, but our family has shrunk over the years with the passing of parents, etc.
We are starting new traditions like driving around looking at the Christmas lights and making cookies and giving them away.

Sharon Gass
Sharon Gass

May 05, 2014

My favorite tradition is a fairly new one, my family and I get together with the adults and kiddos and go shopping for things to go into Shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child. With lists in hand and kiddos in tow, the kids pick out the stuff for the boxes. Back to the house to put the boxes together, while eating cookies and listening to Christmas music!

Alexa Lougee
Alexa Lougee

May 05, 2014

Our family does a shake box present … one present under the tree that we are allowed to shake. If we guess what it is, we get a prize! And the shaker present .. but usually that’s kind of a gag gift.

Christian
Christian

May 05, 2014

For the last ten years now, every Christmas Eve, our family gets together & orders take-away from Chinese Gardens in Pasco, set up the spread at home and after we eat, we open presents.

Merry Christmas!

Tami
Tami

May 05, 2014

It’s stories like troll guy that makes it the best time of year

Laura Donley
Laura Donley

May 05, 2014

I would love to win this basket!

Gina
Gina

May 05, 2014

Christmas Eve at Gramma’s house. And now with my son, setting everything up and then seeing his face in the morning of Christmas Day.

Patricia Brewster
Patricia Brewster

May 05, 2014

My favorite Christmas tradtion is Christmas Eve at my grandma’s house. The family gathers, and opens presents then eats snack foods until it’s time to go home to sleep so Santa can come.

Maria Luisa Rodriguez
Maria Luisa Rodriguez

May 05, 2014

having the full feast & having family come in from out of town and ofcourse taking pictures like crazy and ending it with a nice movie and hot cocoa!

David Hanson
David Hanson

May 05, 2014

My Favorite tradition is putting up a small branch decorated in remembrance of when it was just me and my father and we didn’t have much to decorate with or to gift each other. He was gone late and I cut a branch off of our tree outside and put small plastic decorations on it that I got from the dollar store. When he got home, he woke me and thanked me with a hug. Been doing that ‘Tree’ ever since.

michael osborn
michael osborn

May 05, 2014

Spending time with family… Some family members I only get to.see them once a year and its always fun and special seeing them.. Make sure u always be thankful for ur family, merry Christmas everyone…

Stephanie
Stephanie

May 05, 2014

We love to put together a gingerbread house and put up the tree reminiscing over ornaments ;)

Sandie Salisbury
Sandie Salisbury

May 05, 2014

Our family loves to have enchiladas on Christmas day. It’s not a normal Christmas day meal but we really look forward to it!

Kim Lehman
Kim Lehman

May 05, 2014

watching the grandbabies open their gifts and then having family dinner

Monique Marron
Monique Marron

May 05, 2014

Our favorite family tradition is to leave santa cookies and milk and his raindeer carrots…and finding the nibble marks on them…smile..Have a VERY Merry Christmas…God bless you all…xoxo

kandis s
kandis s

May 05, 2014

spending time with friends and family.

kandis s
kandis s

May 05, 2014

to spend time with family and friends.

Chad
Chad

May 05, 2014

Watching National Lampoons Christmas Vacation!

Sarah Harrell
Sarah Harrell

May 05, 2014

I love doing the advent calendar with my kids!

Erika Trigg
Erika Trigg

May 05, 2014

Our new Christmas tradition started last year when I forgot more than half of the ingredients for Christmas dinner. We went out for Chinese food like the family in “A Christmas Story.” We enjoyed it so much, we plan to do it again this year!

Erika Richardson
Erika Richardson

May 05, 2014

Love getting the dogs dressed up in their Christmas duds and taking a “family” photo. :)

Denise S
Denise S

May 05, 2014

Watching National Lampoons Christmas vacation together as a family.

thora fowler
thora fowler

May 05, 2014

Going out to collect a Yule log to burn in the fireplace. And watching my daughter and loved ones open their gifts.

Andrea Marshall
Andrea Marshall

May 05, 2014

Stockings….My parents did them for us as children and we still carry it on. We still get stockings as adults.

Ann Schluting
Ann Schluting

May 05, 2014

Prime rib!

Crystal
Crystal

May 05, 2014

Our favorite tradition is to rock out to Christmas tunes, while decorating the tree and drinking hot cocoa in our Santa Hat’s… Then we take an ANNUAL picture, each year we add a new picture to the tree of us in our Santa Hats!! Love having the picture of us each year!

Jenn A
Jenn A

May 05, 2014

Fav Christmas tradition is the “buffet and gifts” we do that eve.

eloisa
eloisa

May 05, 2014

our family tradition is to have dinner bake with the family and then church.

Randi
Randi

May 05, 2014

We go as a family to get our tree and make homemade chocolate pudding while we decorate!

Heather Quigley
Heather Quigley

May 05, 2014

Every year my husband and ourbthree children do a 1,000 piece puzzle. The rule is everyone helps and all three kidsbare there for the last piece. We then get puzzle glue to glue it together and hang it on our wall. It’s neat to be able to see the puzzles we did together as a family hanging in our living room each time you walk in there!

rita russell
rita russell

May 05, 2014

driving around to see all the beautiful lights, and then prayers for our freedom and thankful for what we have…

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