What is your favorite Christmas Memory?

United States
December 21, 2006 10:20pm CST
Mine happened when I was 8 years old. My dad was living in Massachusetts and I flew out there to see him for Christmas Break. Believe it or not, I still believed in Santa Clause back then. My grandpa, who lived with my dad..."video taped" Santa Clause coming down the chimney and putting gifts under the tree. He even left a message for me on the tape telling me I was such a good girl that year. They even went so far as to put soot footprints on the floor around the fireplace. I know it sounds cheesy...but its seriously my favorite memory.
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• United States
22 Dec 06
My favorite Christmas Memory was when I was 9. My parents owned a 'general store' Mom & Pop type business back in the 60's. We weren't rich by any means and had to struggle to make ends meet but every Christmas my parents always made sure we had at least 1 big present under the tree on Christmas Morning. That year, my dad started selling bicycles and there was one bright beautiful yellow and silver girls bike with a banana seat and yellow and white streamers hanging from the handlebars along with a yellow and white banana seat. I fell in love with that bike and used to sit on it each day, hoping and praying that no one would buy that beautiful bike. I prayed each night that Santa would bring me that bike and tried so hard to be the best little girl...well lo and behold on Christmas morning that gorgeous shiney bike was in my living room, to this day this story brings tears to my eyes and give me goose bumps to think that even though it was very expensive for my parents they still made sure I had my most cherished present ever!
• United States
23 Dec 06
That's great! I had a banana seat bike and boy, does that bring back some memories, eh? I used to cruise the neighborhood for HOURS on that bike! Mine had "spoke charms" that would clink up and down along the spokes as the wheels turned.
@josan181237 (1205)
• Philippines
22 Dec 06
awwwwww....isn't that cute? well my favorite Christmas memory was when we (relatives and I) donated food to the homeless. so nice to see eyes filled with gratitude.
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• United States
23 Dec 06
That's so sweet! My family always did a similar thing becuase each year we would choose one of our gifts that we had been given to take to a local group home as donations. Mom said it was important to give our best and not our junk. Those kind of lessons mean so much when you're a child don't they?
• United States
22 Dec 06
my favorite christmas memory when i was living with my mom in massachusettes we use to all be able to decorate the tree together.then on christmas eve we were able to leave cookies for santa and be allowed to open one gift.now i keep the tradition with my children today it may sound stupid but its special to me.
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• United States
23 Dec 06
We always opened one gift the night before as well. But when we decorated the tree only Mom could do the lights. It was like her special thing. Now _I_ get to do the lights on my own Christmas tree!
• United States
22 Dec 06
My favorite christmas memory would have to be the first christmas i spent with my nieces. I woke them u befor ethey could get up and I sat with them and hlped them open their gifts. My 2 year old niece grabbed a bear that I bough her. Itt was so big that The fell over trying to pick it up. I though it was the cutest thing in the world.
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@openedone (240)
• France
22 Dec 06
so nothing in memory , always normal . .
• Romania
22 Dec 06
=))))) .yeah very very normal =)))
@win0120ph (135)
• Philippines
23 Dec 06
it was 5 years ago when we had our christmas party at home on angeles city
• United States
23 Dec 06
I have say my favorite christmas was just a few years ago. I was going through a lot at the time. My car was broke down, and didnt have money to get it fixed. I was just barely able to buy my son any gifts. So we stayed home, I cooked christmas dinner with what I had in the house, which turned out great. We spent the day opening gifts, playing in the snow, watching movies and playing with his new toys. I will never forget it.
• China
23 Dec 06
What a nice person your grandpa is! Actually, Chrismas is not a big festival like some traditional festivals in non-christian countries, but we also celebrate it, especially in school. I remember when that happened when I'm in my first year of high school. It snowed in that Christmas, which is rare in my county. We were all excited about the snow. What's more, the school hold a big party of christmas for us that day, which is only school christmas party in my memory. We all had a good day.
• Australia
23 Dec 06
my dads not a big bloke but one morning he mast have carried the lawnmower onto the grass so he could leave a sled looking imprint thats love. i used to wake up my bro year round saying wakup its xmas he got used to it after year or 2. i gave my little cousin a present couple years ago and watching her face light up was priceless. hey merry christmas
• Romania
23 Dec 06
My favourite christmas memory was whenn I was 6 and I could speak with the christmas man:) and i get a little car from he
• United States
23 Dec 06
Every Christmas my mother and dad give each of us kids an ornament...usually something related to that year. If I was really into theatre that year I might get a drama mask ornament. Or mom makes them by hand. Or a horse the year I bought my horse. When we moved out on our own we had this beautiful box of ornaments; some as simple as our three year old hand print with glitter on it, others as sentimental as the ceramic ornaments we picked up at Mount St. Helens on our big vacation. But they were our special ornaments. Our tree the first years of marriage wouldn't be this poor barren thing full of cheap ornaments from Wal-mart, but rather a memory holder full of cherished family memories. I love that! Every year it makes me smile to hang my personal ornaments on the tree. Angela
@andreib14 (407)
• Romania
22 Dec 06
i was 6 year and santa comes to me (my dad) and grab his bread. =))
@dynamite (74)
• Canada
22 Dec 06
My favourite memory would have to be when I was about 8-9 years old just getting back from a family get-together on Christmas eve around 10 pm or later and my parents pretended like they heard Santa Clause's slay and I ran inside and fell asleep very quickly. Can't remember too many Chirstmas's but this was one of the best ones I had.
• United States
22 Dec 06
Oh wow! Without even thinking! It's Christmas Eve. Every year I spent Christmas Eve at my Grandparents. My grandfather would sit all wide eyes and mouthed open out of Awe I assume... Grandmother would be cooking and singing and the kids (that would be me at the time LOL) running to and fro trying to guess what our gifts were. We'd all (Aunts/Uncles/Cousins and Grandparents of course) would stand around and pray.. after eating we'd all go outside and my Uncle would fire off fireworks.. then we'd come in and the kids would open gifts! My Grandfather passed away a year ago in November and this time of year I'm finding is bittersweet!
@pclloh (249)
• Brazil
22 Dec 06
When I was 11 years old I´ve won my psx , was the best videogame of that age , was so great and it´s the best memory that i´ve
@krizz420 (4388)
• Canada
22 Dec 06
My favourite Christmas memories are every one I get to spend with my family.
• India
22 Dec 06
once upon a time there is a christmas celeberation in our home town.i am a hindhu.i dont know what to do in the church.so i kept silence listening to others.they were celebrating it in a very nice manner.i was totally amazed by that.
• United States
22 Dec 06
I remember when I was about 4 years old, I was trying to stay up to catch Santa. My mom kept trying to get me to go to bed, but there was no way. Finally, she started calling me from the other room and told me to look out of the window. There was a little red dot in the distance, I was convinced it was Rudolfs nose, so thats when she said, you better go get in bed, because if your awake he wont come. I ran and got in bed, I guess her little plan, however she did it, worked.
22 Dec 06
Christmas always gets very good memories. For me it is that time of the year when I expect my friends and relatives to atleast call and wish me. Also a time to expect lot of greeting cards. My favourite Christmas memory is when I created the Christmas Crib for the first time in my life. I enjoyed the way I carefully selected the layout of all the characters in my crib. Unfortunately I never won a proze for it, but just the sense of making one was overwhelming.
• United States
22 Dec 06
i couldn't actually recall when was that but i still remember the christmas time that i received a huge amount of money...