The holidays are here again, and it’s time to embrace our favorite traditions, both old and new. This issue of American Lifestyle magazine is all about celebrating the memories that make this time of year so special. With comforting slow cooker recipes from Leigh Anne Wilkes’s Holiday Slow Cooker (Page Street 2017), your holiday table will be full of flavor. And for a look back at holiday tables of the past, look no further that Philadelphia’s Villas of Fairmount Park—eighteenth and nineteenth century abodes decked out in holiday fashion for the season. New Yorker’s celebrate the holidays as only they could, with a swinging, singing, train ride that flashes back to the sights and sounds of the 1920s jazz era.