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Old 12-06-2006, 01:24 PM   #1
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Christmas Memories

I thought it would be fun if we were to post our favourite happy, or funny Christmas season tales. I know alot of folks (including me) have a hard time getting into the Christmas spirit.. so this might help.
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Old 12-06-2006, 01:32 PM   #2
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One of my fondest memories is of my grandfather (who is no longer with us) dressing up as Santa when my sister and I were young.
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Old 12-06-2006, 01:50 PM   #3
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When my grandmother (who has long since passed away) gave me the Barbie Dream House that I just had to have

Seeing the picture for the first time of when I was little and had my picture taken with Santa-I was terrified and screaming

When my father used a sled to make tracks on the roof in the snow to try to prove that Santa was there and I was still young enough to believe it. I'm sure it must have been my mother's idea

When I found out Santa didn't exist by seeing my mother bringing all our gifts over from the neighbor's house during the night

Finding the hiding place for the gifts and opening them and then fixing the wrapping back up eventually I even told my mother that we did that

When I caught the mall Santa checking me out it was creepy yet funny. I still remember it every time I pass a mall Santa

When I had one of the lowest points ever in my life on Christmas Eve and found the strength somehow to keep going, actually I know just how I got it and I consider it my own Christmas miracle. When I feel down during the holidays (and I usually do at one point or another) I think of that year and try not to get back to that place again.
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I remember getting really spoilt every Christmas, I'd always get up first but I'd wake my brother and sister too because I was afraid if I went to the living room alone Santa might be there. We'd always go to the kitchen to make sure the old bloke had drank his milk and we were always really impressed that he even managed to put his dishes in the dishwasher on the most busy night of the year.
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A few years ago when my oldest brother was able to make it home to spend Christmas with the family

The first Christmas we were living in a different house because we had lost one that year in a fire along with just about everything we owned. Our living room was so crowded with presents that it was hard to walk. Was like a dream come true with the presents we received that year.
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I remember getting really spoilt every Christmas, I'd always get up first but I'd wake my brother and sister too because I was afraid if I went to the living room alone Santa might be there. We'd always go to the kitchen to make sure the old bloke had drank his milk and we were always really impressed that he even managed to put his dishes in the dishwasher on the most busy night of the year.
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A Picture Says A Thousand Words

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priceless!
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I remember getting those!


One of the best Christmas memories I have is when I was about 5 years old. I had wanted a doll house so much. My dad ended up building me one from scratch, and I was so shocked when I actually got it. There's the cutest picture ever of my expression when I first walked into our living room and saw it underneath the tree. I wish I could find that picture - I looked like I was about to fall over I was so surprised and happy. The doll house was such a work of art.
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I remember being "Santa" when I was 22.
All the kids went; "Santa is soooo tall "
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BC what an adorable pic! Pound puppies were the best
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That's priceless!

I actually remember somewhat getting the smaller version of Pound Puppies when I was a little kid
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This thread's making me all sentimental

Okay here's probably the best Christmas memory I have: When I was little, I shared a room with my sister, and my bed was nearest the bedroom door, which we kept open at night. The bathroom was just a few feet down the hall. Okay, so on Christmas Eve, I woke up in the middle of the night and was sure I could hear the sound of water running, and somebody scrubbing something in the bathroom. Well, I had a really overactive imagination, so I made up this whole scenario in my head about how Santa had eaten the cookies and fudge we'd left him, but had messed up his white gloves with the chocolate fudge, so now he was in our bathroom, scrubbing his glove clean

I think one of the funnest things about Christmas was barely sleeping on Christmas eve, anticipating Santa's arrival. There were four of us, and we'd take turns waking up in the middle of the night and checking the living room for presents. Whoever spotted them first, went and woke up everyone else. We'd play with our new presents for about an hour (our parents still asleep) and then we'd go back to bed.

And there was also the time we were all eating breakfast or something on Christmas morning, and the cat brought us a mouse he'd caught

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Finding the hiding place for the gifts and opening them and then fixing the wrapping back up eventually I even told my mother that we did that
I'm tempted to do that right now! There's already a wrapped DVD under the tree for me, from my sister who lives on the other side of the country. I need to know what it is!
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We had the greatest Christmas' in our little home. I remember one Christmas eve I woke up in the middle of the night and I was absolutely sure I saw Santa. It probably was just the tree and the darkness mixing in... but boy did it make me happy. I remember I told a lady the next day in church that I saw Santa and she said "Of course you did dear"

Also usually we cooked the turkey Christmas eve, so sleeping was difficult between the excitement and the heat. My brother would always make me go in and wake up Mom and Dad. Every frikkin time!

A couple years ago when we noticed a weird smell in the house Christmas eve but couldn't figure out what it was. Our old fridge promptly croaked around 2am Christmas morning and spilled oil all over the floor. The turkey was already in the oven. My brother cut the turkey up into white meat, dark meat and dressing when it was done, put that in little baggies and into the freezer. Whenever we wanted turkey we'd just take what we wanted from a baggie and nuke it in the microwave. That was oddly enough, one of the best tasting turkeys ever.
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