I remember my Mom and I baking buckets of a variety of cookies only to see them locked up so I couldn’t sneak any while she was at work. I was a little stinker..
I remember silver tinsel that was a pain in the behind to be put on the tree and to take off. I was so happy when my Mom finally decided to “upgrade” and get rid of it.
I remember real candles in the clip on candle holders on the tree, then came the big huge colored bulbs.
I remember looking for the right tree during the day, marking it, and returning at night to cut it and dragging it home. Funny, during day light the tree looked really good, but when we got it home it was either too tall or crooked or missed branches.
Christmas church service on Christmas eve. Playing Maria every year. It may have been the role to get, but it never had many lines.
Getting tipsy with Gluehwein, while shopping for the items on the grocery list. Mind you I was a minor and kept telling the Lady it was for my Mom. My Mom found out and was not a happy camper.
Advent calendars. Opening all the windows and eating the chocolate and closing the windows again, so it wasn’t noticed that the chocolate was gone.
Making ornaments in school, to be hung on the tree. And getting to pick that special spot for it.
Getting the yearly underwear, undershirt and socks present. I must have wished for that every year, just didn’t know it.
Getting candies, cookies and little presents from neighbors.
Listening to my Mom sing or hum to Bing Crosby, Elvis Presley and the Berlin Choir boys, while she was wrapping presents.
Watching ” A Christmas Carol” every year. Still a tradition here at my home.
Family visits with my aunt and uncle and cousins. Wonderful feasts and treats to keep you filled for days.
These are just a few memories of mine. And this Christmas I hope you remember some of yours and make some new ones. Merry Christmas everyone !