The Sixth Day of Christmas and Six Childhood Christmas Memories
Posted by Trish Milburn Dec 19 2015, 12:01 am
This time of year, we can’t help but think of Christmases past. My husband and I were talking the other day about things we remember from Christmas when we were kids, so I thought I’d share six of my memories today to celebrate the sixth day of Christmas.
- My mom always had the following below the tree on Christmas morning — a bag of red apples, a bag of oranges and a bag of Hershey’s Kisses. I always think of that when I see those little foil-wrapped chocolates.
- My mamaw (Mom’s mom) always has bowls of shelled nuts with nutcrackers on the end tables in her living room at Christmas. I remember mainly my dad and uncles using the nutcrackers and eating the nuts.
- My grandma (Dad’s mom) always bought my sister and me underwear for Christmas. Yes, she’d get us toys, but there was oddly always underwear, too. She also recognized I was a tomboy when I was a kid because one Christmas she got me a toy car hauler with two Corvettes on it, one red and one yellow.
My sister, me and two Farrah Fawcett dolls.
Because despite my tomboyishness I still got girl toys too, I remember one Christmas when my sister and I both got Farrah Fawcett dolls. I loved Charlie’s Angels, so that was way cooler than Barbie to me.
- I remember asking when I was fairly young how in the world someone the size of Santa Claus fit down the stovepipe on our stove since we didn’t have a fireplace. Mom said she let him in through the back door. LOL.
- We always walked out to the woods surrounding our house and cut a cedar tree for our Christmas tree. We had those big-bulb lights that were actually hot to the touch, lots of those glass ornaments that are considered vintage now, and an aluminum lighted star on top of the tree. My mom always wanted a star on the top. No angels, no flowers, only a star.
What are some of your fond Christmas memories, little tidbits that perhaps you haven’t thought about in a long time?
Because Christmas is partially about surprises, today I’m giving away a surprise pack to someone making a comment.