Remembering Christmas Past…

Remembering Christmas Past

We have always been a family that goes all out for Christmas. It was always a very special occasion for all of us.

When the children were small, our living room would be transformed into a magical fairyland.

We were never well off, and for most of the year, life was tough, but one way or another, the stops would be pulled way out at Christmas.

Our tree and the decorations were legendary, and the ceiling would be covered in crystal droplets, stars and tinsel garlands.

One year, we had the opportunity to move to a new house on Christmas Eve, so we packed everything away and reinstalled everything in the new place. It took all night, but that Christmas was very special.

My childhood was dismal; I don’t remember celebrating any Christmas or birthdays, so I became obsessed with making up for it when I grew up.

We have always tried to come up with a different theme every year and have had trees of every colour and size. Once, we even had an upside-down tree!

Christmas Present

Sadly, this year is going to be different. The family are all grown up, and some are married, so we won’t be spending Christmas Day together for the very first time.

We will, however, be celebrating with them on Boxing Day instead.

Time moves on, and we are getting seriously old and beginning to feel left behind. The thought of the Christmas future is out of focus, a distant dream that may fade away…

We still have a million jobs to do to be ready for the big day, so we are signing off until after Christmas.

Wishing everyone everywhere, a brilliant and very happy Christmas…

29 thoughts on “Remembering Christmas Past…

  1. Our Christmases have come full circle. When I was a kid, it was just me and Mum and Dad [because we were the only ones of our family here in Australia]. After I married and had the Offspring, Christmas because a chaotic, three day affair with Mum and Dad on Christmas Eve, the extended in-laws on Christmas Dad, and close friends on Boxing Day. Since the pandemic it’s just been the Offspring and I, plus the furkids of course.
    One day modern science will allow us to get together with friends and family again, but until then we live online and send love and best wishes to our digital friends.
    I hope you had a wonderful Christmas. -massive hugs-

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  2. Wishing you both a Wonderful Christmas relaxing in each other’s company. And a Great Boxing Day with the family. I shall see my grandchildren on Boxing Day and hopefully relive the fun I had when their mother was growing up. Spoiling them and getting hugs to last me until I next see them.
    Hugs Galore.

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