Favorite Childhood Christmas Memories

Favorite Childhood Christmas Memories

My favorite childhood Christmas memories include:

    • Playing “Christmas” with my sister for weeks before and after the big day. This included pretending that Santa was arriving with piles of (make-believe) presents for us, opening the pretend gifts, oohing and aahing over them, etc.  (No, we didn’t pretend to write thank-you notes…)
    • The Hollywood setting during Christmas morning gift opening. “Director” Dad set up a bunch of bright lights on tripods around the room the tree was in and we were “stars” as he took movies!christmas_tree_1963

  • My sister receiving a regift of my old bicycle. My dad had painted “Diane” on the main diagonal bar when they originally gave it to me, and he painted that out and repainted her name in the same place. When she saw it under the tree J immediately said, “Heyyyyy! This is Diane’s old bike!” (What can I say? My parents are thrifty and I guess they figured she wouldn’t notice?)
  • My grandma coming to visit and the whole family driving around town looking at Christmas lights on people’s houses
  • Drinking eggnog and eating goodies we never got to eat during the rest of the year
  • Turning on the kitchen porch light every year when we woke up on Christmas morning so that our neighbors across the street (our “adopted grandparents”) could come over and join us for gift opening and breakfast

What are your favorite childhood Christmas memories?

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9 Responses to Favorite Childhood Christmas Memories

  1. Robin says:

    I loved getting up with the sun to open presents. We took turns, so that only one person opened a gift at a time. I think the year I got my bicycle was my favorite gift year.

    We often made all of the ornaments for our Christmas tree. The year we made all of our ornaments from paper mache, our photo was in the newspaper.

    Every Christmas, we had large family dinners with grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins. That was a lot of fun.

    Your photo is so cute. It sounds like you had some serious picture taking on Christmas morning. We were always in our pj’s for our photos.
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