Ep 16 December 2020: Favorite Holiday Destinations, Traditions & Gifts + Subaru of Gallatin Shares the Love

by Sami

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Hi friends and welcome to my Christmas episode of The Sami Cone Show for December 2020! I can’t wait to share some of my favorite holiday destinations, traditions and gifts with you today.

I’ve also reached out to some expert friends for help discovering the hottest gifts on a budget for both the young and young at heart (especially if they love pop culture).

Next, we’ll spotlight a local business who not only opened during the pandemic, they’re finding ways to give back to their local community (& helping you do the same). Finally, I’m giving you an insiders look at the brand-new, fully-immersive event at Gaylord Opryland, “I Love Christmas Movies”. 

So put on an ugly Christmas sweater, grab your favorite Christmas cookies and get ready to have the Hap-Hap-Happiest Christmas ever because THIS is The Sami Cone Show…

The Sami Cone Show December 2020 Episode 16

Episode 16 of The Sami Cone Show aired on Friday, December 11, 2020 at 1 PM, and re-aired on Saturday, December 12 at Noon. Scroll to the bottom of the post to watch the show in its entirety.

The Sami Cone Show: Episode 16 Show Segments {December 2020}

sami cone show December 2020 episode on stage

My Favorite Holiday Destinations, Traditions & Gifts

While it’s impossible for me to sum up everything I love about this season, I wanted to give you a glimpse into some of my favorite things. Even though this year looks different, hopefully this will help make your celebration merry!

I covered a lot in this segment, so make sure to click the button below for the entire directory, including details on everything I spoke about and how to enter my $100 HSN eGift giveaway.

Gifts for Older Kids and Adults Young at Heart

Whenever I’m looking for the tops toys and gifts of the season, I always turn to my friends at ToyInsider.com & PopInsider.com, and this Christmas is no different.

I specifically asked them to help me uncover amazing gifts on a budget for both older kids and those of us that are still young at heart. I can’t wait to share these incredible finds with you and give one of you a chance to win them all!

Subaru of Gallatin Shares the Love

In need of a new car for myself, as well as my two teens about to drive, I reached out to the safe, reliable and budget-friendly brand of my own first car: Subaru

subaru of gallatin logo

When I saw Subaru of Gallatin not only opened a new dealership in the middle of a pandemic but also committed to giving back to local charities, I had to learn more. Find out what sets their dealership apart and how you can help give back too!

I Love Christmas Movies

I recently visited the newest addition to “A Country Christmas” at Opryland with my kids and it left me giddy. Let’s take a look at some of your favorite Christmas movies in a way you’ve never experienced them before…

This segment is presented by Gaylord Opryland Resort.

This segment originally appeared in my Opryland Christmas Special. Watch for my Insider’s Guide on all there is to see, do and EAT at Gaylord Opryland Resort this Christmas!


Before I Go, I Need You to Know: What You Believe Becomes Your Reality

It’s hard to believe it’s December already! As much as I enjoy everything that comes with the holidays, I’d be remiss if I didn’t acknowledge the challenges that also arise this time of year, regardless of whether or not we’re in the middle of a pandemic.

This is especially true of our kids.

It’s easy for us to get down on ourselves and focus on all the things we have to do, or rather, the things we don’t feel we’ll ever get done. So instead of asking them to be positive – which can seem like an impossible task in the midst of hard times – I just ask them not to be negative. 

It may seem like a small difference, but it’s a step in the right direction. 

So, if 2020 seems like too much, start by believing it could be different, because change starts in our minds.

Before I go, allow me to read you Philippians 4:6-8 from The Message; it’s a passage of scripture that both brings me peace and reminds me of the importance of being deliberate about what we focus on:

“Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.”

What does that mean for us today? Ask God to change your heart and pray that your actions follow your convictions. While we can’t predict the future, we can be purposeful in changing our tomorrow.

Come back to watch episode 16 in its entirety:

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Official Beauty Partner: Jón Alan Salons

Jón Alan Salons is the Official Beauty Partner of The Sami Cone Show. The meet my entire family’s hair, skin & beauty needs. Remember, mention “The Sami Cone Show” to receive $20 off your first appointment.

Hollywood Glam waves created by Hannah at the Jón Alan Capitol View location

Wardrobe Sponsor: Lilly Pulitzer

This month, I sparkled in my black & gold Idina Silk top & South Ocean High Rise jeans in Coconut (winter white), thanks to Lilly Pulitzer at The Mall at Green Hills. I’m absolutely DYING over their entire Onyx collection this year!

Jewelry Sponsor: Kendra Scott

I received so many compliments on my jewelry this month! The ladies helped me perfectly compliment my outfit while pushing me to add some holiday dazzle with the multi-colored crystal drop earrings. I’ve been eyeing the Tegan Y necklace all season and the Bennett double ring completed the look. Make sure you visit them at the Hill Center in Green Hills.

Sami Cone wearing Kendra Scott jewelry from December 2020 gift guide

Presenting Sponsor: Gaylord Opryland Resort

Save up to 40% off when you bundle all the amazing activities going on for the 37th annual “A Country Christmas” at Gaylord Opryland Resort this year. You are especially going to love their brand new, pop-up immersive event, I Love Christmas Movies!

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