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Childhood Christmas

  • 09-10-2021 3:59pm
    Registered Users Posts: 28,986 ✭✭✭✭

    My earliest Christmas memory was getting sort of a farm play set when I was about 3.(well I think I can remember this)

    When I was 4 I got a ride on tractor with a trailer.

    When I went into school I was really into Christmas, Santa, decoctions and the general magic of Christmas. School really helped with the excitement of it.

    I did love Christmas and going to see Santa. However when I was younger it more of just going to see him in a local shop/business. There was no Santa experiences.

    I loved Christmas Eve, the buzz around, lighting the Christmas candle, etc

    I suppose most started to question his existence in about 4th class and I would have being similar. I did pretend to believe in him for longer than I did.

    What really cleared up my suspicious was one Christmas morning I got something and there was a little issue with it and my brother said something along the lines of we've got the receipt for it.

    I think I basically asked about the whole thing the following January just to be sure.

    Also, we kept of pestering a teacher and he said something along the lines of ''Do you believe in the Easter Bunny?'' and there's your answer.

    After that I still liked Christmas I just found I had more of a say in my presents, etc but I still had excitement. I just didn't go to see Santa.

    I could go into more detail.

    What are your memories of a childhood Christmas and how did you find out?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 9,190 ✭✭✭DvB

    Great posts loughc... enjoyed reading them.

    Like yourself I'll wait until I'm back at my pc before contributing to this thread.

    "I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year" - Charles Dickens

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,865 ✭✭✭TRS30

    Great replies.

    Yep, need to set aside some time to write this one up.

  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 27,274 Mod ✭✭✭✭Posy

    Some lovely posts here, really enjoyed reading through this thread!

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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,228 ✭✭✭CheerLouth

    This is such a lovely thread...I'm going to have to take some time to do up my memories 😍

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,351 ✭✭✭Littlehorny

    ^^^Really really lovely post Airy Fairy, I have a lump in my throat reading it. It would be no harm if we all got back to more simpler times a bit in my opinion, less worried about buying or getting stuff and just meeting up with family and enjoying the craic.

    It seems to be real trend that we have lost touch with being close to our cousins in the last couple of generations.