Cracker Barrel has been around since 1969, the first store opened right here where we live, in Lebanon, TN. One of the biggest reasons that I believe Cracker Barrel has been so successful is their consistency and dedication to keeping things simple just like they were back in 1969. Many of the menu items have been around forever, my favorite Chicken & Dumplings are the same as they were the first time I tried them and my husband knows that the first place he ever tried turnip greens as a little boy is still the best place to go today for a bowl of his favorite greens. My husband has lived in the Nashville area all his life and remembers visiting the first store with his grandparents many times just down the road off highway 109 from his Uncle’s cattle farm. How many restaurants can you say that you have visited over the years that have not changed up their menu to try and reinvent themselves and you end up not liking the change? I can only think of a couple and Cracker Barrel is one of them. While Cracker Barrel does remain consistent with their atmosphere and food, there are a few times throughout the year that they introduce us to something special and one of those is their gorgeous Christmas Decor.
As usual Cracker Barrel has several Christmas Collections with items that fit every decor. This year the collections are Traditional Christmas, Vintage Christmas, Whimsical Christmas and Woodland Christmas. The Stoneware Snowy Red Truck Oval Platter from the Traditional Christmas Collection is the perfect way to serve food to your guests this winter and looks excellent on the table. Measuring 19.25″ x 10.125″ it is a great size and could easily hold a ham or turkey or variety of baked goods.
The Light Up Christmas Tree Delivery Truck is a gorgeously decorated piece. The rustic patina paint, covered with snow and working headlights and Christmas Tree Lights will catch the eye of all of your guests.
Of course Cracker Barrel also has a variety of whimsical decor, toys and gifts. The Cell Block Cell Phone Jail would be a great gift for your Dirty Santa gift exchange.
Head over to your local Cracker Barrel today and grab some Chicken & Dumplings or Chicken Fried Chicken and be sure to browse their store for all of their Christmas Collections, don’t miss out because these will not last long. If there is not a store near you or you are pressed for time their Christmas Decor is also available at CrackerBarrel.com.
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