Christmas Memories | Blog

Christmas has always been one of my favourite times of year. When I was little, Christmas was magical. I have so many wonderful memories that I am eternally grateful to my Mum and dad for because being a parent myself now, I know how stressful and exhausting Christmas can be and all you want it for it to be perfect for your kids. Mum and dad, if you're reading this then well done. You gave me a childhood full of Christmas magic and it has made me want to give my children the same warm, fuzzy feelings when they think back on their Christmases.

There are so many things that stick out in my memory from Christmas as a child. So much so that I don;t think I could ever list them all down. Christmas was always amazing. I remember one Christmas when I was very little (probably around 5/6 years old) coming downstairs in the morning and seeing something covered in a bed sheet. It looked huge but as it wasn't wrapped up I didn't think it was a present. I didn't really know what it was. My parents told me it was for me and when I pulled the sheet off there was the most amazing play kitchen! I have another memory of laying on the floor in our lounge playing with a new barbie truck and I was wheeling it over the Santa foot print that had been left in the lounge. As I rolled over the white dust I remember being mystified at the magic snow from Santa that wasn't cold and wet and smelt really nice...

It isn't just gifts that stick out in my mind. I remember Christmas morning, coming down stairs and seeing the lights on the tree all twinkling in the dark lounge. My Dad always ran downstairs before we went down to turn on the light and make it magically.

What I love about my Christmas memories is that they didn't stop as I got older. I remember being a teenager and having Christmas dinner one year. My dad pulled his Christmas hat over his eyes and made it into a superhero type mask and he became 'Christmas Man!'. There was another Christmas when I was older when I was allowed to stay up with my Mum and Dad and watch the casualty special and I felt so grown up.

These memories may seem like nothing to other but to me they are so special and make me smile so much. I asked some of my fellow bloggers what their favourote memories of Christmas are and heres what they had to say:

'Staying up really late on Christmas eve and watching out for Santa was a real treat.
I found out not long ago that my mum actually got us bathed and ready for bed the minute it got dark so we thought we had stayed up late!' - Anna from Christmas Magic

'School Christmas parties, such a key party of Christmas. From taking home the little slips that asked for enough crisps/cakes/sausage rolls etc for 8 children. I'd always nominate my mum for cakes. To the fun and festivities of the party itself, dressed up in our party dresses etc. Teachers singing and dancing - so much fun' - Sarah from Boo Roo and Tigger too

'Watching out of the window for Father Christmas on Christmas eve and thinking that aeroplanes going over was his sleigh'  - Erica from The Incidental Parent 

' Whenever I think of Christmas I remember the ONE year we played Smurfs Christmas album. It was probably for about 5 minutes but it's something that's stuck with me. I may buy it for this Christmas actually, I wonder if it's as fun as the parent and not the child.' - Ayse from Coffee and Cwtches 

'Peeling the veg with my mum on Christmas Eve evening and then coming down in the morning to see the tree with the lights turned on. Magical' - James from You Have to Laugh

All of these Christmas memories make me feel all warm and fuzzy and I think it's so important to share and remember these moments and it's this kind of thing that makes Christmas. Not the amount you spend or the amount of days out and visits to Santa you have. What is your favourite memory from Christmas as a child? Let me know in the comments. 

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