Making New Families During the Holidays

Hey, it’s Amy Newmark with your Chicken Soup for the Soul. Today we’re talking about what happens when you’re not with your normal family members for Christmas—and how you can create a wonderful family holiday anyway. Family is a feeling, not just a narrowly defined thing, so I’m sharing two stories from Chicken Soup for the Soul: It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas in which our writers learned how to fill their holidays with that family feeling.

Start your days with inspiration and motivation from the best of Chicken Soup for the Soul and editor-in-chief Amy Newmark. There's nothing like learning from the personal, revealing stories of other people. Amy shares her favorite stories and the wisdom, advice, and easy-to-implement tips that thousands of people have shared in 25 + years of Chicken Soup for the Soul books. Tips and advice on Mondays and Wednesdays, and interviews with fascinating writers and influencers on Friend Fridays. It’s Chicken Soup for the Soul to go!