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07-02-2019, 11:23   #16
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WINDING UP THAT CLOCKWORK bulldozer / trainset locomotive (I got TWO Clockwork trainsets in the 1970's)

PUTTING THOSE UTTERLY SHYTE EVER-READY AA BATTERIES INTO THAT toy car. (Every-ready batteries litterally only lasted 5 minutes, and then if you wanted to get the last dreggs of power out of them, you put them on the radiator)
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07-02-2019, 11:25   #17
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It still irks me that they never released all of the Den Christmas Specials on DVD. They were so good!

Ah shure, maybe maybe RTE wants to bring it out on Blu Ray ha ha
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My sister got the Bunty and Judy every year too. (Although I think they were more for my Mam )

I seen a Beano and Dandy annual last year, even though the weekly comics have stopped. Not sure about the Judy and that.
The BUNTY!!! Thats the other girls one i was thinking of but couldnt remember, fair play!!!

I alwasy assumed I was older than you LoughC but we might be of more similar vintage than i thought!
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Checking the RTE guide to see what time the Great Escape was on Christmas Day and then making sure I wolfed down dinner at my Granny's so could go watch it.

My Dad putting Bing Crosby's Christmas songs on the record player on Christmas morning when back from church.

Have to travel to Wexford in the car on Stephens Days to see my Mums family, showing my cousins my new toys. Falling asleep on the way home and waking up in the driveway at home.

When older going to friends houses on Christmas evening for cans and Roses!

Christmas time was like much of my childhood, happy memories.
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Christmas time was like much of my childhood, happy memories.
What a lovely affirmation for your parents! The hope of every parent I think is that their children look back on their childhood with fond memories!
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My father and I had a tradition of going to the pub on St. Stephen's Day
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What a lovely affirmation for your parents! The hope of every parent I think is that their children look back on their childhood with fond memories!
Agree 1000%, I'm probably guilty of not telling my parents enough of how grateful I am to them for giving me such a wonderful childhood.

I think it is only when you have kids of your own you really start to appreciate what is important. Both my wife and I want nothing more for our kids then for them to have happy memories of when there were young.
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So many of the same. I was in Dempsey's Den fan club, I even got a membership card.

My dad filling out the 'minerals' order form to be given to the milk man (we only had fizzy drinks on our birthday and at Christmas) and him pretending that we only needed milk.

Boxes of crisps. Tins of quality street.

Swearing blind that I heard santa on the roof. My mum showing us the robin in the back garden saying it was santa's spy and we should not be kicking the sh*te out of each other.

My dog receiving a doggie selection box from santa.

Making christmas decorations in primary school and I think there was a christmas magazine.

Being allowed to light candles, I love it to this day. Even on a random day I love lighting candles around the house, drives my OH nuts.

Having cousins over and playing wwe until someone started crying.
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The selection boxes
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The selection boxes
The real deal too. Not the miniaturized one's we get nowadays.
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The real deal too. Not the miniaturized one's we get nowadays.
The selection boxes nets with the big bars was the best.
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The selection boxes nets with the big bars was the best.
were they the mars and marathon one's? IIRC the Cadbury one's were always in boxes. Could be wrong though.

But yeah the net one's shaped like a sock were the business.
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were they the mars and marathon one's? IIRC the Cadbury one's were always in boxes. Could be wrong though.

But yeah the net one's shaped like a sock were the business.
Yeah was Mars were the ones who did the nets.
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Yeah the net ones were Mars.

To add to the list, everyone stirring the pudding.
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There seemed to be way more Christmas specials (scripted shows like comedy, drama) on TV, and once offs like Wallace & Gromit, Robbie the Reindeer, the Snowman.
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