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Childhood Christmas Memories

By December 15, 2017 ,

Girl in red and black dress standing next to a lit Christmas tree.

For my 15th Blogmas post I thought it would be nice to reminisce about Christmases past. I have such fond memories of Christmas as a child and my sister and I were definitely spoilt each year!

I remember one particular Christmas where we spent Christmas eve evening at my Aunt's house and when my parent's drove me and my sister back home, I shouted that I'd just seen Santa and his sleigh in the sky! I can't be sure how old I was or even what it was that I saw in the clouds (sorry Santa, but I don't think it really was you) but that's probably my earliest Christmas memory and what a nice one to have!

On Christmas eve we were always sent to bed early and I remember not being able to sleep for what felt like hours! We were so excited for Christmas and to see whether Santa was going to visit us, secretly I think we both wanted to sneak a peek at the big man! My sister and I shared a room when we were young and we'd stay up chatting for hours, neither of us able to sleep with excitement. We'd always wake up early on Christmas day and peer out of our bedroom door and into the living room to check to see whether Santa had been, which of course he had!

From there the rest of my Christmas day memories are just one big blur of presents and wrapping paper thrown everywhere and not an inch of carpet to be seen. I recall my grandparents always coming round in the afternoon to have dinner with us and they also always brought with them another sack full of presents each for me and my sister - we really were spoilt at Christmas!

My favourite Christmas present was a CD walkman and some CDs (Steps and S Club 7!) when I was about 9 or 10 years old. I absolutely loved it and used the walkman for years to come, even after everything started to go digital, I'd still sit there with my walkman and CDs.

I don't remember when I found out the truth about Santa. I imagine it was from friends at school, but I know I never told my parents that I no longer believed just in case I didn't get any presents! As if that would even happen, but that's the way I felt, so I kept quiet just to be on the safe side. Besides, with a younger sister and then younger cousins, I always had to play pretend for them. In fact, there's not yet been a year that I haven't had to 'believe' and now that we have our daughter this will carry on for many years to come and I can't wait!

What childhood Christmas memories do you have? Please let me know in the comments section below.


JakiJellz

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14 comments

  1. This is such a lovely post. I love thinking back to my childhood memories. Thanks for linking up to #ThatFriday Linky

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  2. Ah, this brought back some memories of mine too! I remember sitting on my new blue inflatable chair one Christmas, listening to my new S Club 7 CD on my new CD player just feeling like the coolest person ever. Haha! #mainlyloveschristmas

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    1. Oh my! I had a blue inflatable chair too - I'd forgotten all about that!

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  3. I remember going to bed early and it feeling like an age before I finally got to sleep. I'm so excited to recreate these memories with our girls! Thanks so much for sharing with #Blogstravaganza, Merry Christmas! Xx

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    1. Aww...I can't wait to share them with my daughter too :)

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  4. Beautiful memories. I remember lots and lots of family round the christmas dinner table. Me and one of my sisters would open our presents and then go out and visit our friends or nan's at their doors to keep out of mums way whilst she prepared dinner. The year we got bikes we ventured further than ever. I love the way life was so risk and carefree back in the 80's/90's. Or at least it felt it. My older sisters were always hung over from christmas eve celebrations the night before.

    I've just done a post one the christmas tag if you'd like to know more ;p

    #mainyloveschristmas

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  5. Aww! What lovely memories. I can remember trying to stay awake to sneak a peek at Santa. #mainyloveschristmas

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  6. I remember getting my first bike when I was about 6, my brothers got one too and it was the best and most memorable present I have received. It was amazing when I was a kid and I bring alot of that spirit into christmas with my lot know, whether they like it or not;)
    #mainyloveschristmas
    Mainy x

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  7. Ahhhh my christmas was always filled with presents too and I also got the steps and S Club CD. Music definitely was a major part of my childhood!
    Thank you for sharing this with us at #TriumphantTales. I hope to see you back next year! Merry Christmas Lovely!

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  8. What a lovely post! I remeber celebrating on Christmas because my grandparents had a store, and that was the only day of the year it was closed. My mom would be so ANGRY every year, since we are Jewish... and my aunt and uncle would fill the living room with presents wall to wall! Thanks for reminding me! #triumphanttales xoxo Happy Holidays to all!

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