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Update: Congratulations to Lillian, whose favorite Thanksgiving traditions include chocolate truffle tart and apple-cranberry crostata. Yum! Come back the first Friday of each month for a new giveaway.

The start of November marks the beginning of the hectic holiday season. Thanksgiving will be here in the blink of an eye, and in another blink, it will be Christmas and then a whole new year. Whether you’re hosting Thanksgiving for 20 or an intimate Christmas brunch, this month’s giveaway — a stylish stacking dish from Layla Grace — will help you serve food like a pro.

La Pattisserie Serving Tray - Layla Grace

A modern approach to the Victorian compote, this footed bowl is a versatile and stylish statement piece. Stack the three footed bowls to add dramatic height to your buffet table, or use them individually for side dishes or salads.  Our lucky winner will get one of each size — small, medium and large.

To enter for a chance to win, just answer this month’s question in the comments below: What are your Thanksgiving traditions? A favorite holiday tune? A memorable recipe? Tell us about it.

You may only comment once to be considered, and you don’t have to purchase anything to win; a purchase will not increase your chances of winning. Odds depend on total number of entries. Void where prohibited by law. Only open to legal residents of 50 U.S., D.C. or Puerto Rico, and you must be at least 18 years of age to win. All entries (comments) must be entered between 9:00 a.m. ET on November 2, 2012 and 12:00 p.m. ET on November 5, 2012. Subject to full official rules. By leaving a comment on the blog, you acknowledge your acceptance to the Official Rules. ARV of prize: $152. Sponsor: Scripps Networks, LLC, d/b/a HGTV, 9721 Sherrill Boulevard, Knoxville, TN 37932.

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242 Responses

  1. Rachel says:

    We head out to our favorite Christmas tree farm and cut down our own tree. We also love to get family pictures of us standing inside of the empty hole where the tree was.

  2. Mary says:

    Thanksgiving has always been a time of gathering of the family whether it was a few or a lot. And always a time of plenty of good food. Over time the cooks have changed but the basic menu stays the same — turkey, dressing, cranberry sauce, greens and more. A day of fun and a day of being more stuffed than a turkey. When I was a little girl it was also the day that Mama set up our nativity scene — the first Christmas decoration to be done. And then the day after was the day for the family to get in the car and head out shopping with lunch at a Chinese restaurant. FUN!!! What fond memories!

  3. Erica says:

    Thanksgiving hold hands around the table and say what we are thankful for- hearing what everyone has to say always brings tears to my eyes

  4. Talitha says:

    All my siblings (who all now live far apart) all gather together at my parents' house on Christmas morning and we open our presents together. Though we now all live so far apart, we have made plans to do it again this year!

  5. Samantha says:

    My Grandmother's pumpkin pies. She would drive to the next state over to buy her special "Cheese Pumpkin" (which my parents began growing for her to save the drive). She would cook and puree the pumpkin herself, no canned pumpkin here!. Although my grandmother is no longer with us, my parents still grow her special type of pumpkin and make their own puree so that we can recreate her phenomenal pie each year.

  6. Karla says:

    We have a tradition of special hand-me-down recipes from great grandmothers. Our favorites are apple salad and squash pie.

  7. Jessica W says:

    the husband and I have been making cornish hens rather than turkeys for a while now it it is so much fun

  8. Tammy says:

    Since we got married, my husband always makes a maple apple cider turkey for Thanksgiving. It's amazing. It will be something we make every year!

  9. @SusanNolan4 says:

    Favorite food is the Turkey! Favorite tradition is taking a walk after a huge dinner around the neighborhood and then coming home to snuggle on the sofa and taking a nap.

  10. taylkail says:

    I just got married this past summer so I'm excited to start new family traditions with my husband :D

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