ONLY AT CHRISTMASTIME.
November 29, 2017 6:48pm CST
What is the special treat you remember having as a child mostly or only during the Christmas holidays? believe it or not - mine was the American apple or "ice apple" as we called it. Back then in my country Guyana, those red apples would appear on the supermarket shelves primarily during the Christmas holidays - and oh my, they were expensive !. Pricey or not - they were a must have addition to our holiday fare - especially on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day. Many years later the holiday attraction was lost when we were able to purchase those apples anytime during the year. So what was your special childhood treat at Christmas?
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• Bunbury, Australia
There were many items that were very special as they only appeared from time to time. For us, the hot Australian summers meant watermelon but now of course you can buy that every day too. It does spoil it a bit to have things available all the time.
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• United States
Are they less expensive now that you can purchase them anytime? Peanut butter no bake cookies, peanut butter blossoms, and sugar cookies are what I remember as a tradition when I was a kid. My mother, my sister and I always baked them all a few days before Christmas together.
• East Tawas, Michigan
We would always get a large bag of mixed nuts, that were still in the shell. Also, my Aunt and Uncle would be in Florida, over the Christmas holiday season. They would always sent us a nice shipment of citrus fruits, delicious Florida oranges and grapefruitAlso, ribbon candy!
I remember nothing, I received nothing as a child during Christmas time. You see, long time ago, we live in rural village, the Christmas time is celebrated delicacies like patupat, suman, kalamay that our old folks cooked during that time. And usually, it will be eaten on the day of December 25.
• United States
Candy canes don't really sound all that special now, but Christmas was the only time we could get them (I never realized for the longest time that it was essentially the same candy as those round ones ). Oh - and those pretty ribbon candy too!
• El Paso, Texas
When I was between 6 and 9 years old dad was stationed in Germany and I remember all those delicious German pastries and chocolates, my favorite was Lebkuchen especially when they were covered in chocolate. After dad was reassigned to the US we didn't get those treats until they began to offer them in the base commissary, now I get to buy them when a friend takes me to Ft Bliss but for some reason the Lebkuchen just doesn't taste the same.