Doing the Holidays with JOLLY TIME Pop Corn!

Before bright lights, sparkly tinsel, and such, our duty each year was to decorate our tree with popcorn and cranberry garland and handmade paper ornaments.  Now, the last few years I have revived that tradition by making popcorn balls and homemade garland with my granddaughter.  Now, just like when I was a little girl, JOLLY TIME Pop Corn is our preferred choice of popcorn.

Oh the times we had sitting in my grandma’s kitchen stringing popcorn (and eating it when no one was looking). Add a cranberry here and there on the string and ta-da… decorations for our tree! It took a lot to decorate the tree, but it was always fun and giggle time for my brother and sisters. My granddaughter love for me to tell her stories and I guess that is part of the tradition also.


We eat a lot of popcorn as snack so I love the new JOLLY TIME Healthy Pop. Healthy Pop Butter, Healthy Pop Kettle Corn, Healthy Pop Caramel Apple, Healthy Pop Butter 100 Calorie Mini Bags, Healthy Pop Kettle 100 Calorie Mini bags and Healthy Pop Low Sodium butter 100 Calorie Mini Bags. JOLLY TIME Healthy Pop is the only microwave popcorn endorsed by Weight Watchers with a PointsPlus® value.

So, this weekend we are ON for our traditional Popcorn and Cranberry garland making. Here is the basic and simple recipe…

Traditional Popcorn Garland

3 qts Popped JOLLY TIME Pop Corn, unsalted unbuttered

2 qts whole raw Habelman Cranberries

1 large spool sewing thread or even dental floss.

Several Large embroidery needles

Let set a day to get stale. Cut several 3-foot lengths of thread Tie a knot at one end and thread the other end through the needle. Each segment can be tied together when you’re finished. Push the needle through one cranberry and slide it down the length of the thread to the knotted end. Repeat with a piece of popcorn. Alternate threading the popcorn and cranberries until the each segment is finished.  You can create different patterns like ours… 6-7 pieces of popcorn and then a couple of cranberries.

When you are finished using your Popcorn and Cranberry Garland  for the holidays you can decorate outside trees and bushes. Then sit back and watch the birds enjoy the leftovers.



This year I think we might add making some Holiday Popcorn Snowman! You can find this recipe on JOLLY TIME ‘s website HERE!

 OH! And if you have a one of those Elf on a Shelf… might want to keep an eye on your popcorn stash. I heard they have a craving for the stuff!

elf00983531e4533cfed48d8ff7f7e7e2a1 What are some of your Holiday Traditions?


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23 Responses to Doing the Holidays with JOLLY TIME Pop Corn!

  1. That elf is in trouble for eating all that popcorn 😉
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  2. Jennifer B says:

    This is great because we love popcorn but are always looking for a healthier option.
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  3. One of our traditions is that the kids make an ornament yearly.
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  4. Pam says:

    My daughter loves popcorn, especially Jolly Time. Our main Christmas tradition is going to a Christmas tree farm and picking out a live tree.
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  5. Tina Ashburn says:

    I haven’t made a popcorn garland since I was a little girl! And yes, Jolly Time is the best of all popcorns!
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  6. ohOh.. the elf sure had a good time.. thanks for sharing 🙂 Love Popcorn
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  7. I love Jolly Time much so that I am actually eating some right now! I bet my kid’s elf wants to drown in it!
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  8. Malia says:

    Love the popcorn snowman. What a great idea.
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  9. trisha says:

    We go through a ton of popcorn in this house!! Your elf is cute!
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  10. Haha…I love the elf in the popcorn bowl.
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  11. The elf looks really happy after eating this great popcorn! Jolly Time has been around for a long time and I trust them to always taste good!
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  12. Lisa says:

    I love their popcorn. I think I may go make myself some (to eat!)
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  13. Deborah says:

    ROFL.. the elf inside the popcorn container. Love it!
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  14. brett says:

    oh. popcorn. we have a thing for popcorn in our house. we have it plain and in butter- sweet, savory, and anything in between. i make a mean popcorn crunch in several varieties too.
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  15. Dawn Lopez says:

    Oh my, now that is adorable. Total popcorn fan here.. loooove the elf in there. What a fun idea!
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  16. Oh my gosh, it has been years and years and YEARS since I did a popcorn garland. I need to do that with the kids this holiday!
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  17. We love pop corn in this house. My daughter popped up some Jolly Time last night. She made some yummy holiday trail mix. I want to string some pop corn for an out door tree.
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  18. I enjoy making a big batch of popcorn and curling up to watch movies with my husband and kids.
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  19. Milena says:

    We love popcorn, especially Jolly Time! It’s like being at the movies in your own home. I just learned how to make popcorn balls this year, that’s my holiday treat!
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  20. The elf in the popcorn is cute! We love popcorn!
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  21. Debbie says:

    Elf eating JOLLY TIME! Cute! JOLLY TIME is our snack of choice!

  22. This post reminds me of when I was little kid and my grandma would come over to visit. We would always make popcorn garland!!