Saturday, 17 December 2011

Favourite memories of Christmas

As Christmas is only a week away, I got to thinking about Christmasses of the past, and found I had lots of fun memories. Here are some of them:
  1. All my grandparents and aunts arriving Christmas morning, ready to stay with us until the day after Boxing Day. I loved having my family around.
  2. Going to bed at night to a plain house, and coming down the following morning to decorations and a tree in the living room. It was a present all in itself :).
  3. Playing cards with my family in the evening, and my sister (somehow in charge of my Nan's cards) speaking for Nan: "She's sticking."
  4. Watching my grandparents fall asleep, one by one, in the lounge after a very filling dinner.
  5. My nephew telling me quite early last year's Christmas morning that: "Father Christmas has come."
What about you? Do you have any favourite memories? Things that make you laugh, or feel warm and fuzzy inside?

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Aubrie said...

Very nice memories! We open presents on Christmas Eve, and my favorite memory is my dad taking us out to look for Santa's Sleigh while my mom scurried around with the presents.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

We used to play cards as well. Usually it was just my immediate family as we moved around a lot when I was young.

C D Meetens said...

Aubrie: That's such a sweet memory.

Alex: We would usually stick to Sevens or Pontoon (and if I'm getting those names right, I'll be very surprised). It was the atmosphere I loved most, which I'm sure you had too. It doesn't matter how many people you're with.

Anonymous said...

So beautiful... love such memories... can just imagine how wonderful coming down to decorated trees and pressies would be.

The Golden Eagle said...

Great memories. :)

C D Meetens said...

TF Walsh: My mother has never been one for Christmas, but she did make the house look lovely when she put her mind to it.

Eagle: Definitely :).

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