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I Remember Christmas As A Child

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    anything before that was with birth family and i knew i was not wanted
    rickibrat2 rickibrat2 61-65, M Dec 23, 2011

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    Listening For Santa......

    We all remenmber what it was like when we were young children, the wonder and the excitment of Christmas Eve....... Listening For Santa; A squeak on the the stairs, could santa be here? better pull up my blankets, right up to my ears, so he will see me fast asleep...
    SassyBabe39 SassyBabe39 41-45, F Dec 13, 2010

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    Christmas Is For Children

    The infant class were doing painting this morning, teacher asked that they draw and paint a picture about the baby Jesus.After a while, Miss was looking at a young girl's design which included a Man leading a donkey on which sat a woman holding a very large bundle and a funny six...
    DesertRanger DesertRanger 66-70, M Dec 23, 2011

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    I remember with fondness the Christmases of my childhood. My father screaming abuse at my mother because the turkey was undercooked/overcooked/too big/too small. My mother...
    JoeRidley JoeRidley 46-50, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    It's all of those things that we love to rememberIts carolers singing familiar refrainsBright colored stockings and shiny toy trainsStreamers of tinsel and glass satin...
    xal13 xal13 22-25, F 1 hr ago

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    Its not long to the big day, and there is always something about this time of year that makes me tingle with excitement. Is it the tree, with the Angel on the top, with the...
    blindfoldstacy blindfoldstacy 41-45, T 1 Response Dec 8

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    I had horrible Christmases as a child. I am doing better this year(yay me)! When I hear of "normal" families i still wonder what the hell is wrong with these people...
    H00rah H00rah 41-45, M 5 hrs ago

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    The Old-Fashioned Christmas Tree My Grandpa died in 1980 at the age of 81, and I remember him telling me and my sisters stories about life in the olden days. I recall one story...
    BadPam BadPam 51-55, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I do love Christmas, but I hate what it is turning into. We seem to be forgetting that Christmas is first and foremost a religious symbol of the birth of Christ. Don't worry, I'm...
    diablesse34 diablesse34 46-50, F 28 Responses Nov 25

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    I hate christmas for what it has become. I hate that people that celebrate christmas, which is around all of us, expects everyone else around them to like / love / celebrate...
    forcedchristmas forcedchristmas 36-40, F 1 Response Dec 7

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    The Greatest Christmas Gift. Isiaih 9 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful...
    tcennoC tcennoC 51-55, M 1 Response Dec 10

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    My biological parent were married for 8 years, which was the first 8 years of my life and the first 6 years of my now 11 year old brothers life. my dad beat my mom... A lot, and...
    thelifeiknow01 thelifeiknow01 13-15, F Nov 29

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    Whatever happened to Christmas spirit? I miss childhood. Even in high school, something about Christmas felt so warm and fuzzy. Decorating the house as baking cookies was such an...
    delilahcruz delilahcruz 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I love Christmas because it is a time when i can think of how God sent his son Jesus into the world, born in a manger in Bethlehem and to grow up and to die on the cross of Calvary...
    greyfriar3 greyfriar3 66-70, M 42 mins ago

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    7 days to go and it's Christmas, anybody here's celebrate Christmas alone? Alone at Christmas time I very emotional feeling for me, remembering when I was young with the whole...
    lilsummergirl lilsummergirl 22-25, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Honestly... The week, when people should be nice to each other... So we are allowed to be mean for the rest of year? Because that's what the most of the people do. And it's even...
    Mellangela Mellangela 26-30, F 20 hrs ago

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    I have always loved Christmas. My older sister always made it special for me. I really miss those days. When I was 17 I learned what it really meant about the birth of Christ and...
    battleweary1 battleweary1 56-60 Nov 30

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    Spirit Of ChristmasWhen pretty lights, change the city nightsWhen smiles instead of frowns, pass you byThere's a chill that's in the airWarmed by feelings we all shareLet's us know...
    CrystalRainsPearls CrystalRainsPearls 41-45, F 8 Responses Dec 7

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    I really like Christmas. Tomorrow we’re gonna put-up the tree and get all the decorations out. I know everyone put their tree up like 4 months ago but my dad has this thing about...
    EllieT01 EllieT01 13-15, F 6 Responses Dec 13

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    My best friend in high school passed away a few years ago. She was considered the “trouble maker”, but she found out, right before we graduated that she had bipolar...
    katzlaw katzlaw 36-40, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    As we celebrate Christmas remember those who can't have their wish. Like for cancer to be cured, to not be sick, to have a loved one that died back, for our solider to be home...
    DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt 16-17, F 4 days ago

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    I do not have to hope, I am definitely having a fattening Christmas. The holiday is not even over and friends are already noticing the extra 10-15 pounds I'm starting to carry...
    stephjo2505 stephjo2505 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I'm not feeling very Christmasy at all and I'm ok with that. No tree or decorations, no cards mailed, no shopping (except a few gift cards) and no big holiday dinner in the works...
    prugirl prugirl 36-40, F 1 Response 21 hrs ago

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    I can remember being real little and being so excited when my mom would begin putting up the Christmas tree and other decorations. At first mom wouldn't let me put on the...
    zanyzoey zanyzoey 36-40, F 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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    can i clear one thing up that does my head its "merry Christmas" NOT happy Christmas or happy holidays always has been always will be stop trying to change tradition its...
    boab1971 boab1971 41-45, M 2 days ago

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    The below poem is adapted and posted in honour of those that serve regardless of their country. Twas the night before Christmas, he lived all alone, In a one bedroom house made...
    thataussiebloke thataussiebloke 41-45, M 5 Responses Nov 24

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    Never in a million years would I think I would be going home by myself after seeing my child's Christmas play . I always pictured us all getting together afterwards having hot...
    MrHeartaFire MrHeartaFire 41-45, M 4 Responses Dec 11

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    I hear the church bells ringin, a children's choir singin, Christmas songs are playin on repeat, I could go wherever but if were not together, it just won't feel like Christmas...
    Court24 Court24 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 23

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    Merry Christmas πŸŽ… to everyone I know.... I hope Santa brings everything that you want.... Its been a crazy year.... Lets hope that 2015, brings us all the love and things that...
    expressomarkie expressomarkie 46-50, M 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    Finally off to work for 2 weeks! Happy Christmas holidays to everyone!
    Gallot Gallot 36-40, M 4 hrs ago

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    Merry Christmas from over here in the UK
    tom1851 tom1851 46-50, M 3 hrs ago

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    Just finished Christmas shopping at 12.22am :) joy joy.
    XXburnttoastXX XXburnttoastXX 13-15, F 3 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    Trying to get into the Christmas spirit. Fort Knox would be easier.
    Wyesman Wyesman 70+, M 27 mins ago

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    AM I A SCROOGE? Christmas for me has become, in the passed few years a major downer. It's not that I think that Christmas is stupid, I just can't seem to enjoy it anymore. When...
    mrbill349 mrbill349 66-70, M a week ago

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    I love Christmas because my favorite color is red, i'm pasty white, and when people first see me they turn green with sickness! I also remember that this is the holiday that our...
    Sotanax Sotanax 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 6

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    It's hard to find people who forgo Christmas celebrations for the same reason as I do, too. It's not hard at all to find people who outright shun Christmas. I could make a fortune...
    SpilledSecrets SpilledSecrets 22-25, F Dec 8

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    My traumatic childhood is complicated in a way and kind of just said my whole life story sorry for how long it is..... i mean like really long. Okayy i am going to start with my...
    chocolate1616 chocolate1616 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Christmas on your own! For many people this is the sad reality. Fortunately I am not one of them. I have my family here. However I often feel less than enthusiastic on festive...
    Wyesman Wyesman 70+, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I'm not sure how much people will actually read this because it's going to be really long but basically I've struggled with depression my whole life . I'm not looking for attention...
    AlissaCupcakes AlissaCupcakes 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 25

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    To me, Christmas is about giving. Gifts come in all types. In our world we tend to focus on worthless gifts, temporal things that don't last or only have a season. But there is...
    brokenat5 brokenat5 61-65, M Nov 29

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    Never worry about the size of your Christmas tree. In the eyes of children, they are all thirty feet tall.' ~Larry Wilde~
    expressomarkie expressomarkie 46-50, M 1 Response Dec 2

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    Silver and Gold by Burl Ives, makes me smile. Toyland, by Perry Como, for all the children who are lucky enough to receive toys this Christmas. And for all those adults who are...
    johnny048 johnny048 46-50, M 1 Response Dec 3

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    I sponsor a child through Compassion International. I first heard of Compassion when I mom started sponsoring children and then when I went to Aquire the Fire, Compassion had a...
    arianemariexx arianemariexx 18-21, F Dec 5

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    Early merry Christmas :D I particularly like Christmas. You walk in the stores... And everything is decked out in holiday stuff (Macy's and Belk's in particular) and there's...
    Miaaa8 Miaaa8 16-17, F Dec 7

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    Eeek not long now!! Very excited for Christmas feel like a child again with butterflies πŸŽ…πŸ™Š soooo magical!!!
    chebella chebella 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    I personally don't like Christmas anymore, it takes on new meaning when you grow up...but for my two children (the two to the left) I'll put on a smile and make it magical for them...
    Andrewortiz1616 Andrewortiz1616 36-40, M 2 Responses