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Bravo's Guide to Festive Holiday Moments to Get You in the Spirit
From Thanksgiving at the Gorgas' to Christmas in Orange County, there's a moment for every kind of mood.
Holiday parties and meatballs go hand-in-hand. And, binging on snacks and Bravo go hand-in-hand. Which is why we're bringing you Bravo’s guide to bingeworthy holiday moments you can watch right now, created with the snack masters at Farm Rich, whose meatballs are the perfect snack for holiday entertaining.
Catch up on some of the most festive and funny holiday moments below, from The Real Housewives of New Jersey to Family Karma, and look no further than Farm Rich meatballs for tasty holiday side dishes to add to your next party. Happy holidays, and happy binging. And if you wanna binge and snack, binge and snack.
1. The Top Chef Family Shares Their Traditions
If there’s anyone who is going to have some delicious holiday traditions up their sleeves, it’s Bravo’s Top Chef judges and cheftestants. From Padma Lakshmi revealing the hilarious way her daughter prepared for Christmas to Nini Nguyen sharing the touching memory of her brother, each culinary artist’s story was just as special as the next.
2. A Garden State Thanksgiving
Jersey girls do everything a little bigger, and according to The Real Housewives of New Jersey cast member Melissa Gorga, the massive Turkey Day celebration at her home is “the real deal.” With all the love, place settings, and leopard print tops in the room…she’s definitely right!
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3. Orange County's Ugly Sweater Party
The Real Housewives of Orange County alum Lizzie Rovsek expertly displayed how to make an entrance at an ugly sweater party…without having to actually wear anything remotely ugly. (Although, your ankles may prefer you just go for the sweater covered in reindeer and snowmen.)
4. Christmas Is Saved in New York
The holiday season isn’t about gift giving…but every once in a while, someone shares a present that totally steals the day. That’s exactly what happened when The Real Housewives of New York City alum Dorinda Medley helped Bethenny Frankel find the toy she’d been searching for all season.
5. Remembering the True Meaning of Christmas
With dinners, gifts, and so much going on throughout the holidays, it can be easy to forget what is truly being celebrated. Luckily, Melissa Gorga told her children what Christmas is actually about. (Jesus’s 89th birthday, of course.)
6. Capturing the Perfect Holiday Card
Holiday cards are a big deal in many families, and RHOC mom Shannon Storms Beador’s crew is no exception. It can be pretty tricky to get the whole family together in matching outfits to snap a photo where everyone’s smiling and nobody is blinking, but the finished product is always absolutely beautiful.
7. Welcoming New Faces to Old Traditions
The holidays can be a daunting time to bring a new boo around the family, as RHONJ's Dolores Catania exhibited when her boyfriend David joined her loved ones for Easter. (Even if he was a few minutes late.)
8. Celebrating Love and Growing Families
Once all of the preparation is over…it can really feel like the holiday season flies by in the blink of an eye. So, shoutout to every couple who has ever gotten engaged and thrown a big ol’ party for their friends and family—especially those who give their loved ones a reason to celebrate during the months where not much else is going on! Vishal Parvani and Richa Sadana's Family Karma engagement was so beautiful.
9 . Turning Any Occasion into a Celebration
Remember when the Summer House cast turned Kyle Cooke’s summer birthday into a Christmas in July extravaganza? Sure, it was mainly an excellent excuse to rock some exceptionally themed outfits at a wild party, but It also taught us all the lesson that any occasion is worth celebrating if everyone is together.
10. A Little Competition Can Be Fun
If you can’t relate to a friendly game turning a tad too competitive, there’s a solid chance your family doesn’t actually play games at gatherings. It’s pretty much inevitable, but the Biermann family showed us how to handle a bit of family competition with as much love as possible on Don't Be Tardy.
11. Dorinda Medley Makes It Nice
If you’ve ever spent hours sweating it up in the kitchen to create a gorgeous spread of treats for your loved ones, Dorinda’s infamous “I made it nice!” speech will most definitely hit close to home. While it can be rough to feel like your work has gone unappreciated, this RHONY moment serves as a reminder that you can totally ask for credit where credit is due.
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