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Favourite Childhood Christmas Memories

December 25, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

combing the Eatons and Simpsons-Sears catalogs and making our Christmas wish lists

the arrival of parcels of gifts ordered from mail-order catalogs

searching the house for hidden gifts

going with Dad to cut a Christmas tree from the woods on our farm

decorating the Christmas tree with ornaments we kids had made—construction paper chains, sealer rings wrapped in tin foil, bells made from egg cartons—plus tinsel, glass balls, and when we were older, strings of electric lights

strings of Christmas cards hanging in the living room

watching Frosty the Snowman, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, and A Charlie Brown Christmas on TV in the days leading up to Christmas

a woman at church singing O Holy Night

trying to stay awake long enough to see Santa

a mountain of gifts under the tree

hand-knitted slippers and mittens, dark grey with red trim

candy canes

the whole family opening gifts together, with “thank you”s criss-crossing the room

Mom watching the Queen’s Message on TV

Mom making rice crispy squares with red and green maraschino cherries

stealing maraschino cherries from the fridge

posing for family photos

my father’s Aunt Annie staying with us for Christmas and making the stuffing

playing hockey outside over the holidays

stuffing myself with turkey and cranberry sauce—and more turkey and more cranberry sauce, etc.

sitting in the dark livingroom enjoying the lit Christmas tree

What are your favourite childhood Christmas memories?

Have a merry Christmas and happy New Year, everyone!

J

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  1. December 25, 2011 at 11:21 am

    Funny, how a lot of these hold true for me, too, but I had forgotten all about them. Thanks for the reminder. Merry Christmas! Reg.

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