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I Want To Know Your Christmas Memories

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 59 People

    Most Are Very Bad

    as a child i hated it and all holidays as others came oer for the day and only had one meaning to me from 12 to 19 i love them as i was married and had a family that loved me and a wife beside me
    rickibrat2 rickibrat2 61-65, M Mar 5, 2012

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    Christmas was always a big thing for us. When I was about five, our parents started putting the tree up in mine and my sister's room. We'd keep the lights on for hours or until my parents went to bed. When we first moved into our house, I was only three and my parents...
    MrsLalaninjacakes MrsLalaninjacakes 26-30, F 8 Responses Nov 22, 2009

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    Really Do Not Have A Lot Before 1960

    1960 is really the first christmases I still think about, and it was sort of scare to spend it with my best friend and his/her family and grandparents. We had only known each other sense the stat of 8 th grade.
    rickibrat2 rickibrat2 61-65, M Dec 24, 2012

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    Trees

    Every year at the end of October, it started. We'd be in Walmart, shopping for whatever people shop for. And she'd tell me, "Oh look!! They have their Christmas trees up!" We'd go over to that section, browse the cheap ornaments. When I was about ten, she bought a 3...
    onceandfutureglow onceandfutureglow 31-35, F 5 Responses Dec 11, 2009

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    The Transformation Of Stepdad

    I always had nice and happy memories for christmas.  I always had good food to eat and lots of gifts.  I always had lots of family around.  Especially my favorite cousins who made my days brighter. The one thing that stands out the most about Christmas is how my...
    TexasLily TexasLily 51-55, F 10 Responses Dec 14, 2009

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    And The Moral Of The Story Is...

    Mr Glow and I set up the boys' presents on Christmas Eve. We always put each child's presents and stockings on opposite ends of the living room. And put our own presents in piles at the other corners. There are wrapped presents and unwrapped presents. Among my oldest son's...
    onceandfutureglow onceandfutureglow 31-35, F 16 Responses Nov 21, 2009

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    Tradition

    I have many wonderful memories of Christmas and think that some of my favorites are the traditions. The silver sixpence in the Christmas pudding, the tortiere and turkey! I remember one Christmas when I was very young ( along time ago as we still lived in a house with an...
    SuzieA SuzieA 46-50, F 1 Response Apr 15, 2010

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    D Good Ol' Days

     When I was little, every Christmas Eve, my cousins and I would go caroling at night and we got money for it.  At school before Christmas break, we would have a Christmas party and we would exchange gifts.  Back at home, we would either have the Christmas party...
    reset reset 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 24, 2009

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    Entertinment For Sure

                                                   Oh...
    flourlady111 flourlady111 46-50, F 3 Responses Dec 13, 2009

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    Burglars?

    I remember about 5 years ago on Chrismas morning, as the excited none year old does, I woke up at 4:30 and since me and my sister shared the room for the night, I told her I was thirsty so we marched downstairs and she was making me a cup of tea, we made load noises and dropped...
    Trysomthingnew Trysomthingnew 13-15, M 1 Response Dec 24, 2012

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    A Lovely Christmas Memory

    I thought I would share with you a Christmas memory that is special to me. Years ago, I became friends with a woman who worked at the high school that I attended.  She was a wonderful person.  She always had a positive attitude.  She was very warm and caring...
    luvmc11 luvmc11 46-50, F 16 Responses Dec 13, 2009

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    Humbug

    im glad you all have good memories but some people still have nightmares of christmas past i wont go there and bring you down
    mikepowell mikepowell 51-55 1 Response Apr 4, 2012

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    Humbug

    im glad you all have good memories but some people still have nightmares of christmas past i wont go there and bring you down
    mikepowell mikepowell 51-55 1 Response Apr 4, 2012

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    My Sons Favorite Christmas

    Someone asked a question the other day about which was better, the giving or the receiving of gifts and it made me think of this story. I once asked my eldest son (37 now with sons of his own) what his favorite Christmas was. I was surprised by his answer. He picked a year when...
    prism9 prism9 56-60, F 2 Responses Jul 23, 2013

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    Christmas Memory

    It was Christmas. I loved Christmas. It was exciting that bright early morning, waking up with so much energy, yelling things for everybody to hear, telling my brothers to wake up, and running down the stairs to the tree and opening presents. My four month-old little Pomeranian...
    GenineFilS GenineFilS 18-21, F Nov 18, 2011

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    When I Was About Five

    My sister and brother and I was got one toy for christmas, I got one baby doll, my sister also got one baby doll and my brother got a gun, I remember we was so happy, it one of the best christmas I had when I was a child, one toy was all we needed. Now things are so different.
    Gold40 Gold40 46-50, F Apr 14, 2013

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    I Have Many Good Christmas Memories..

    This is one of my earilest memories,Christmas eve, I was in bed trying to get to sleep.My grandfather and grandmother were getting things together for Christmas.. I was steadly asking for water,EtC.  I was on my way back from the kitchen, when I met Santa in the hallway.He...
    Bluebird777 Bluebird777 70+, F 1 Response Dec 31, 2009

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    King

    growing up my Maternal grandparents had a dog named King. The name fit him well he was the king of the family and he was also my protector.  Christmas eve was always spent at my grandparents and there was always a ton of gifts for us five grandkids, and the adults but the most...
    thenewestdaughter thenewestdaughter 36-40, F 1 Response Dec 20, 2012

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    Cookies

    Christmas cookies are a big tradition in lots of families.   When I was growing up,  we would have cookie decorating contests on Christmas Eve.  My Mom and Grandma (I miss her so much)  would bake dozens of delicious cut-out sugar cookies.  Then...
    Lilt Lilt 46-50 4 Responses Nov 23, 2009

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    I Had To Make Them

    I decided once I was a teenager that I was not going to complain about what I didn't have as a kid. I was going to start my own tradition and make it a sweet and loving season. Just like my birthday month, I would thank and hang around people that have made my year...
    Tekkamaki Tekkamaki 31-35 4 Responses Nov 23, 2009

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    Parental Guidance Suggested

    Traditionally, my cousins and I would bring a toy to my grandmother's Christmas dinner. Whatever "big" toy we got. Bikes, dolls, RC cars, whatever. There were six cousins who were within a couple of years of each other, one of whom lived next door to my grandparents...
    onceandfutureglow onceandfutureglow 31-35, F 8 Responses Nov 21, 2009

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    i love all christmas movies but elf is my favourite. (:
    vikiii vikiii 22-25, F 7 Responses 6 days ago

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    I love Thanksgiving turkey day is the best. Why wouldn't it be first you spend all day cooking eating and spending time with your family and friends. Then you eat a huge meal and...
    dreamworld1000 dreamworld1000 16-17, F 13 hrs ago

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    I'm so sad :( I Even thou we've been having around 2 and 7 degrees (Celsius) here in Germany is not cold enough for snow yet and I think it won't be that cold in this winter...
    OurIvoryTower OurIvoryTower 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    Moving forward using all my breathMaking love to you was never second bestI saw the world crashing all around your faceNever really knowing it was always mesh and laceI'll stop...
    TheTruthIfItKillsMe TheTruthIfItKillsMe 46-50, F 4 days ago

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    in your own life experiences....
    iwasinluv iwasinluv 22-25, F 4 Responses Nov 10

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    I...leaned my back against a warm yellow pumpkin. I could see the tall grasses wave. The earth was warm under me. I was something that lay under the sun and felt it, like the...
    katesparrow katesparrow 56-60, F Nov 16

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    Knock-knock. Who's there? Dishes. Dishes who? Dishes the police! Come out with your hands up!
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    My three wishes 1) I wish to have a girlfriend who is tall, dutch, friendly and big bellied. I always had a thing for tall girls and those who have a bit of a belly. 2) I wish to...
    Profweird Profweird 18-21, M Oct 29

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    Went on a date with this guy when we were quite young and attending high school. There's a style known as the "hat hair" which is what this so called stud of mine at the time chose...
    shamt shamt 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 29

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    what would you want... R.I.P?
    isohatetheworld isohatetheworld 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 15

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    I want it to say "JESUS is lord and brought glory to my life, I am with him now, thank you JESUS."
    dashuria dashuria 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 16

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    I want my last words written on my tombstone! Only so if I say one last hilarious thing before I die it will forever be written with me. Also I'll (probably) get to decide what it...
    VanillaCupcakes VanillaCupcakes 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 16

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    The girl of my dreams: She has to have red hair and must be close to my height. She must be smart and kind. She must have an open mind. She must be athletic. She must be a bit...
    Illinidude Illinidude 13-15, M Nov 19

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    group texts!! I can't stand group texting! I wouldn't mind it if there was a button that allowed me to leave the conversation but there's not! I know you can mute the conversation...
    callmebreezy callmebreezy 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 19

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    The year was 1977. I had only been in this long distance relationship with this absolutely beautiful young lady for a few months but sometimes you just know. One day sent her a...
    stxlcc stxlcc 56-60 4 days ago

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    My maternal great grandmother was an Italian immigrant who settled in Brooklyn following her arrival to the United States. Because she did not know how to prepare a traditional...
    losttoday60 losttoday60 51-55, M 1 day ago

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    I got mine from a commercial that didn't get much airplay. Wanna know?
    zmedleff1 zmedleff1 41-45 3 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    1 Peter 5:7 Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you. It helped me through dark times in my life and still is.
    RainingMind RainingMind 13-15, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    "I told you I was sick!"
    spoiltbrat80 spoiltbrat80 31-35, F 3 Responses Nov 15

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    "Evolved" Just that,because they charge a ******* lion's share per letter.
    KurMujun KurMujun 18-21, M Nov 15

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    if its too good to be true its probably British lol
    RememberingSunday22 RememberingSunday22 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 15

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    He loved and was loved. He helped others. He will be missed.
    mrgavel mrgavel 61-65, M 1 Response Nov 15

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    "I'm dead. Let's have a party."
    DrowningInRed DrowningInRed 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 15

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    "This ************ owed me $500 so I engraved this on his tombstone to **** off his relatives"
    GarrettYdoom GarrettYdoom 18-21, M Nov 15

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    Her last words where "I hid the gold..."
    MatildaBlack MatildaBlack 13-15, F Nov 15

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    Well I wish to have a Viking funeral but I so wish to standing stone commemorated in my honor but it'll be written in rune so I don't think many will understand
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 18-21, M Nov 16

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    I rather like Sir Spike Milligan's epithet on his headstone. "See! I told you I was ill!" Comic outlook all through life. Although the war certainly affected him deeply. But what a...
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M Nov 16