This recipe we grew up with. It's yummy and gets the house smelling like Christmas!:
Apple Cider:Pineapple Juice (1:1; equal parts)
2 Cinnamon sticks
1 Tbsp. Allspice
1 Tbsp. Cloves
1 Tbsp. Redhots
1 Cup strong tea
Pour the apple cider and pineapple juice into the crockpot with the other ingredients wrapped in cheesecloth. When I make it I just leave the tea bag to sit in it instead of making a cup. Let it steep for a few hours and dig in!