Holiday Traditions
See what these spiritual leaders, authors, artists and experts had to say.
Oprah and Paula Deen
Paula Deen: It's All About Family
I have to tell y'all that mine and [my husband] Michael's favorite holiday tradition is so simple. It's just family. We would walk over hot beds of coal to make sure that every one of our family members is there at the table with us to celebrate our lives together and the holiday.

Listen, I'll tell y'all something else. I don't mess with the Thanksgiving meal. I prepare just what my family is expecting, just what they get every Thanksgiving that's fallen before, and I don't mess with the meal.

Celebrity cook Paula Deen is the host of two Food Network shows and the author of 14 cookbooks including Paula Deen’s Southern Cooking Bible. She is also the owner of The Lady & Sons restaurant in Savannah, Georgia.

How do you celebrate the holiday season?

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