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What are your fondest childhood memories of Christmas?

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Family.

Nothing else matters and we can never have those days back, sadly.

A happy Xmas to all & well done (as always) to the Mods after another year of bluster and bickering!

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Getting a 240V electric shock while fiddling with the Christmas lights at the age of three.

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Not having to work on Christmas day.

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@No Business that,s a good one...

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Going to get grass (for the three Kings camels) to put it all in a shoes box and under the bed before going to sleep. To waking up, looking under the bed and finding that the three Kings left me a Christmas present (on January 6th). I remember been so happy and excited to do the whole thing. Good times.

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Waking up to find I had a Johnny Seven!

Played with it for years.

Decorating the Christmas tree with my mother, father, grandmother and grandfather, with Billy Cotton on the black and white tv.

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Waking up to find I had a Johnny Seven! Played with it for years.

Please tell me “a Johnny Seven” isn’t a euphemism!

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I think I was about 7-8 years old. For Christmas my father who was a cabinet maker, was making me a wooden fort but well behind schedule due to his work. Come Christmas Eve my father was still working on it but my mother cursing him and what would happen to him if he didn't get it finished. My mother went to bed. I went downstairs and helped my father finish the fort just before dawn when I dashed back to bed before my mother woke up. Of course I had to express surprise and delight at seeing my fort like for the first time. I was deserving of an Oscar for my performance. My mother never knew what my father and I did that Christmas Eve.

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Waking up to find I had a Johnny Seven! Played with it for years.

Please tell me “a Johnny Seven” isn’t a euphemism!

Lol

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Lucabrasi, google it, they are cult items now. I wasn’t a child to carefully keep my toys in perfect boxed conditions but played till they died else I could sell it for silly money.

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I'm 3rd in line of 4 children, each of us 2 years apart. We had a large front room with picture window and beautiful vaulted ceilings by which we had an enormous Christmas tree that you could see perfectly from the top of the stairs. All of our bedrooms were upstairs. I'm from the Northern Midwest in the US so, basically every Christmas was a white Christmas so looking out over the tree, through the window into the snow was truly beautiful.

My favorite Christmas memories, heck, my favorite memories of my childhood were peaking over the bannister into the front room about 5am, a few hours before my parents woke up to see what Santa had brought... all of us siblings quietly sneaking out of our rooms in our footie Christmas pajamas, shooshing my tiny little brother who could hardly contain his excitement. We would all sit on the top two stairs for at least an hour or so whispering about what we thought Santa had brought us based on the size and shape of the gifts. As soon as we heard our parents rustling we all rushed back into our bedrooms and pretended to be asleep.

As an adult now, I'm sure our parents knew lol. We grew apart as adults but those exciting moments with my siblings, thinking we were being sneaky and just enjoying the magic and innocence of childhood will always be my favorite Christmas memories.

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Going into the woods and picking out a fir tree to cut down, bring back to the house, put in the stand, cover it in tinsel and candy canes and blinking lights and enjoy the wonderful smell.

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@englisc

Nice!

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It is about the family traditions for me.

Dad trying to coral 7 kids for a photo in front of the tree.

Mom making the different foods handed down for generations from both sides of the family. We still have most of those same foods, even if the recipes have been simplified slightly with convenience ingredients.

We've added a few traditions - switched to pizza on Xmas eve and now we have Nerf-gun fights on Xmas day afternoon with hundreds of projectiles involved. The "moms" usually win. Crazy fun.

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