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  • 1
    laura mm says:

    My most memorable Christmas is the year my sister & I found my parents’ stash of presents & (with a little encouragement from our cousins) peeked at them ALL. Come Christmas morning, of course we had to act surprised… Needless to say, we learned our lesson!

  • 2
    Victoria h says:

    The year I came down with the flu and was too ill to make trifle so my husband had to do everything! It’s referred to as dad’s dodgy trifle as it was all runny and made us laugh. I love eating his Christmas dinners.

  • 3
    Liza Dehnel says:

    The first Christmas with both my children. The older one helping the younger one was so delightful to watch. I love the Christmas season, l love to watch my children believe in the magic of it all!

  • 4
    Miriam Prantner says:

    My most memorable Christmas morning was the one where my brother and I went downstairs early to shake presents. There was a huge long flat box for me, and when I turned it over, I saw that it was a dollhouse. Mom got lazy and decided not to full the wrap the bottom of the box. We still talk about that!

  • 5
    Jayell says:

    My most memorable Christmas was when we went to Lapland. The kids were just so excited and it was magical.

  • 6
    Amanda says:

    I find most Christmases memorable since having kids. Their reactions and antics are what it’s all about. One that comes to mine is when my oldest was two. Santa brought a rocking horse with a big bow. The child wouldn’t get off the rocking horse forever and kept going back to it. It took us all day to open presents largely because of riding the rocking horse. By the way, that horse was a hit with all the kids…it sadly didn’t come with us this last move.

  • 7
    Grace Ann says:

    Sitting on the piano bench at my grandmother’s house in my new pajamas with my favorite cousin sitting next to me. I was 9 and she was 10. Our pajamas matched and said “kissing cousins”. It was 1964. We were waiting for the rest of the families to join to open presents there in my grandmother’s parlor.

  • 8

    My mother was an excellent seamstress. Before the Cabbage Patch Kids became a national product, she had seen Xavier Roberts on some TV show, and created 3 of her own soft sculpture dolls following his lead, for me and my two nieces. I loved that doll so much! I named her Kirby after the character on Dynasty, lol! She’s a bit worn but I still have her!

  • 9
    Isabel Z says:

    My most memorable Christmas morning was when I got the bike that I had been wishing for.

  • 10
    Lori B says:

    I remember being little & in a total panic that since we would not be home on Christmas morning, how would Santa find us? I was totally amazed when there were presents that morning! I was so happy!

  • 11
    Lisa S. says:

    5 little kids all sick and miserable Christmas Eve! It was terrible then but we’ve had a good laugh through the years about that memorable Christmas!!

  • 12
    Kelly Flaherty says:

    The Christmas morning that my father arrived home from Vietnam. As a 13 year old girl, there wasn’t ever going to be a better Christmas present!

  • 13
    Keri says:

    My most memorable Christmas morning was the Christmas of 1996. My husband and I had been married 5 years that September, and on December 19th he had just returned home after a 6 month deployment. Nothing else mattered that Christmas, and it was so good to have him home.

  • 14

    My most memorable Christmas was every Christmas with my family! Love being able to spend that time with family and thinking about this coming Christmas not knowing if my son will be able to join us as he has joined the Navy.

  • 15
    SentSue says:

    Sorry, I can’t pick one. From when I was a child to watching my children I love Christmas morning. The wonder, excitement and yes the decorations have always held a solid place in my heart. The tree sparkling in a dark room just brings a smile to my face.

  • 16
    Sharri Reeves says:

    Going to midnight service on Christmas Eve with the whole extended family.

  • 17
    Janice says:

    I was about 7. There was a note on the tree signed by Santa explaining that so many girls wanted doll house furniture that he had run out. It didn’t matter – Santa left me a note!!

  • 18
    Angela Vacinek says:

    I have many great memories. There is the year I got my last doll, my mom made her clothes out of my dad’s shirt material.And also the year my Sister ordered a bunch of little gifts for me,one was a banana flute that i loved dearly!And another memory was when my brother told me to steer the sled down this big hill.I was petrified and that was the year I celebrated Christmas with a black eye.Yep,we hit a tree!

  • 19
    SabineVDK says:

    My most memorable Christmas…it would have to be the one when I was about 6 and got a Doll. Her name was Suzy. My mom even made clothes for her. I still have that doll. My parents had worked so hard to get me that doll that I still treasure it.

  • 20
    Nadia says:

    My most memorable was the last Christmas I had with my dad. He got me adult versions of footsie pajamas as he remembered how much I loved them as a kid. He passed away the following summer… that was 17 years ago and I still have those footsie pajamas today.

  • 21

    So many to choose from with my husband and daughter, but before my daughter was born…1966 my husband surprised me with a 1966 Mustang automobile. He has since passed on, but I till have the car which I drive only for car shows, it has 15,500 original miles on it. I treasure it.

  • 22
    Vicki A says:

    My most memorable recent Christmas memory was seven years ago when our son and daughter-in-law were trying to become parents to their foster son, it was his first Christmas. He was seven months old and he was covered in tissue paper from gifts. He was kicking, playing and having so much fun under the tissue paper as it was floating all around him! His adoption became final 18 months later.

  • 23
    MelissaF says:

    One of my most memorable Christmas mornings was just last year, because all my grown children were home with their sleepy eyed, excited faces like when they were little.

  • 24
    Amy Vitriani says:

    Such a fantastic release!! So excited to pick up some of these for my holiday crafting! My most memorable Christmas morning was just this past. I was married last December the 5th and it was our first Christmas together married and it was just extra magical!

  • 25
    Kathy J in says:

    My most memorable Christmas morning is the year when my first child had his first Christmas. He was so excited and did not really understand, but it was so fun.

  • 26
    Sharron A. says:

    My most memorable morning of Christmas was when I was maybe 12. Growing up in Rochester, NY we always had a lot of snow throughout the winter. This year, on Christmas Eve, there was no snow on the ground. Everyone was wishing for a White Christmas. My family went to midnight mass and going into church, no snow, but when we came out, the prettiest falling snow greeted us all! In looking back, I don’t remember if that snow was part of a large accumulation or just enough to say “Merry Christmas”. A moment I will always remember!

  • 27
    Amy Cooley says:

    Well, it wasn’t a good memory, but three years ago I got so sick on Christmas with the flu. I had never been that sick in my life! I missed everything and felt so bad for my husband and kids.

  • 28

    One of the most memorable was when my daughter the Christmas my daughter was 2 – she was soooo excited to get her big ‘kitchen set’ from Santa. She kept touching the oven saying ‘hot, hot’. Guess we taught her something!

  • 29
    Melissa S. says:

    All my Christmases have been wonderful and special, however one Christmas sticks out in my memory when I was 17 because I came down with Chicken Pox on that Christmas. Not a pleasant thing, but it didn’t ruin the special day either.

  • 30

    One that stands out is the day Santa left me a full size electric keyboard. I was so very excited! I had been telling “Santa” the months prior and money was tight that year so I really didn’t know if I would get it or not. I did, and it was such a happy surprise.

  • 31
    Annie Dill says:

    The first Christmas morning that came to mind as memorable was when I was 6 and received a brunette Chatty Baby. I had wanted her so much that I made a little booklet of all the ad pictures of her I could find, and since I was afraid my mother would not want to buy me a talking doll, I told her I would just ask Santa for her.

  • 32
    Katie Jones says:

    When I was 5, Santa left my Big Wheel on the roof because it wouldn’t fit down the chimney. The same thing happened to my best friend, who lived next door! We were so excited! I found out years later that my mom was not too happy when Santa and his friend hatched this plan after a couple of Manhattans on Christmas Eve. 😉

  • 33
    Johanna M says:

    Probably the most memorable Christmas for me was the time my family and I travelled to the north of the country for the holidays. Because of their job, my parents couldn’t take much time off of work, ever, but this time we had maybe four days to kill instead of the usual two, and there was a holiday cottage up north that we could use.

    It took us maybe 12 hrs to drive there, and the same on return, so we had only two whole days to spend on site. That didn’t matter because it was an adventure, and everything looked magical as there was a lot of snow and reindeer everywhere. However, our plans of going skiing were crushed because it was so cold during our stay. My toes froze before I even got my ski boots on, and my face got numb after just one slope. Extreme but fun, and definitely memorable!

  • 34
    Flo says:

    There are so many memories when you are my age, both are good and not so good. Now the family goes to my daughters because she has the bigger house. I use to make pillsbury cinnamon rolls for the kids to eat on the way over to grandmas. My daughter has continued the tradition by making them from scratch. As a teen she worked a Cinnabon.

  • 35

    We don’t celebrate any holidays so we all got gifts on my parents anniversary. One year I was going camping but I didn’t have any gear so I planned to borrow it all. For my gift my parents bought me all kinds of gear but I had to figure out clues to where it was all hidden first! It was the best scavenger hunt ever.

  • 36
    Abrash says:

    Every Christmas morning is fun and different as my now 21 and 16 year old boys love it so much that they always make it extra special!

  • 37
    Polly Lemire says:

    When I was a young girl, we returned to the USA from China where we had lost everything to the revolution. My dad was to begin his new ministry in the little town of Stockbridge, Massachusetts. We arrived a few days after Christmas. Not only was the entire rectory furnished, there was a huge decorated Christmas tree in the front parlor, complete with loads of presents under the tree. I will never forget that Christmas or the presence of love expressed that night.

  • 38
    Crystal M. says:

    My most memorable Christmas was last year – our youngest is old enough now to understand the wonder and excitement of Christmas. So it was especially awesome seeing her excitement and all the kids felt it… I think it made for a magical and memorable Christmas.

  • 39
    Deb Selby says:

    There were so many memorable Christmas Morning but one I remember with a smile is one where the Christmas Tree was put in the pristine living room of my parents. The black family dog was NEVER allowed in that room as it had white carpet. On Christmas morning we were all in the living room laughing and happily opening presents. The dog sat forlornly at the doorway to the room. Every time we glanced over there was an inch more of black paws on the white carpet. It took her an hour to slowly join the festivities while we all watched out the corners of our eyes. She thought she fooled us all!

  • 40
    Sue LD says:

    One of my most memorable Christmas was when my kids surprised me with a Cricut machine.

  • 41
    Maria C F says:

    My most memorable Christmas memory is the one Christmas when we had a dusting of snow on the ground when we woke up.

  • 42
    Teri W says:

    One of my most memerable was when our two sons 6 and 4 got up early and very quietly opened every single gift under the tree. Makes me laugh now ??

  • 43
    Rochelle Schiffbauer says:

    My most memorable Christmas morning memory was the year our daughter was two. My husband’s family tradition was that Santa brought the tree.
    We stayed up quite late setting up the tree and the “underground” an elaborate village under the tree, complete with train.
    The look on our daughter’s face when she saw the tree and presents will be forever ingrained in my mind.

  • 44
    Terri (Blindstamper) says:

    It would have to be the doll house & barn Christmas. My dad and grandpa built them, painted and decorated (wall paper & carpet scraps). The roof on each was hinged, and the barn was so big, my little brother could get inside (barely). It was a two story (with attic) house that I played with for years (and still have)…even some of the furniture was hand made by my grandpa.

  • 45
    Noelle says:

    A new kit too! Oh my, just when I thought I knew what the budget and I could afford haha =)
    I have had so many good Christmases, I was really surprised when my family snuck into my house a set of bookshelves my husband had made for me!

  • 46
    kellyv says:

    I am not sure I can choose a most memorable. My mom and dad love Christmas and passed that love onto my sister and I; we didn’t have a lot at that time but everything we did have was infused with love which is the very essence of Christmas to me. I hope I can pass that on to my own dear son. Happy sigh! Can’t wait for the ‘whole Christmas season!’

  • 47
    Vicki Finger says:

    My most memorable Christmas involved a gift for me, not my child. Ha Ha. My husband still loves to give me big surprises. Back in the day when there were mobile bag phones, we had one that stayed in one vehicle. So one Christmas morning after our daughter was done opening presents, the Christmas Tree started ringing! My husband had gotten one of the new, truly portable cell phones for me for Christmas, hidden it under the Christmas Tree Skirt and had snuck off to dial the number so it would ring. I actually SQUEALED with delight. I also got a Sony Discman for Christmas that year. My most memorable by far although there have been other good ones.

  • 48
    Sue in Grapevine says:

    When I was about 5, my dad had a friend who was a Santa come over our house to visit me at home. I remember that being very cool.

  • 49
    marcy says:

    I can’t say I have one that stands out any more than the rest. I have a large family and we had gift wrap and toys all over the place. Lots of excitement and happy kids. I miss it now that we are all grown up.

  • 50
    Jessicak says:

    My first Christmas holiday in college. I couldn’t go home (half the globe away), so I got to visit some of my dad’s family on the West Coast for the first time!

  • 51
    Liz McGregor says:

    One of my favorites is when a good friend packed up all her belongings and drove cross country to move in with me. She arrived at 3am in a big UHaul–the neighbor kids thought Santa had arrived!

  • 52

    My most memorable Christmas morning was the year that we had the whole family to stay over. People were sleeping everywhere on blow up beds and pull out couches and on all the spare beds. It was just so much fun in the morning to have everybody in their PJs, adults and younger people alike, having their coffee and opening their simple gifts and really enjoying being together. The fact that we usually have a white Christmas was just a nice bonus. Cheers.

  • 53
    Amy McCue says:

    My three year old daughter opened her first present, which was a doll stroller and was not interested in anything else under the tree. Her birthday is in February, so we just put the rest away until then.

  • 54
    Susan says:

    My most memorable Christmas memory is the year all my sisters and my brother and their families came together. My little nieces were just two years old and spent more time playing with the boxes than worrying about gifts. One of them had something called a Bumble Ball that was a motorized jiggling ball and she was walking around holding it and vibrating all over. I can still remember that day and it always makes me smile even though they are both in their twenties now.

  • 55

    That would be my DDs second Christmas (her first was great too but she was only a month and a half old) the wonder in her eyes, watching her play around….it just makes my whole year 😀

  • 56
    Tammy W. says:

    My sisters and I had the chicken pox one Christmas and we couldn’t go do our usual Christmas Eve rounds (go visit both grandparent’s houses and an aunt’s house on Christmas Eve) so we had to stay home. Suddenly, we heard a bang on our front door and opened it and there was a pile of presents from Santa Claus. Also are grandma and grandpa just happened to arrive a minute or two later. Hmmmmm Weird coincidence, hey?? Lol

  • 57
    Terri W says:

    My favorite memory is when our son was little. The pure joy on his face when he saw his little car set under the tree was one that will never be forgotten.

  • 58
    lainey says:

    I bought a toy dog for my goddaughter when she was 3 and had it under the tree. When she walked into the room, I clapped my hands and the little doggie started to walk, bark and wag it’s tail. The look and excitement on her face was priceless. She played with that dog for many years.

  • 59
    Sharon Jaeger says:

    My best Christmas was spent in the German Alps where my husbamd was spending a semester. It was a winter wonderland and we were reunited after many months apart. Magic.

  • 60
    Kathy D says:

    Oh, my 3 favorite Christmas mornings were the 3 first Christmases with my children. Just watching them look at the tree.

  • 61
    Jane says:

    My best Christmas was when my husband gave me and our children a surprise trip to Hawaii. He planned it and organized everything. All we had to do was pack our clothes and get on the plane. We spent two weeks there and we were having so much fun that we stayed an extra week. It’s a Christmas my kids still talk about.

  • 62
    lisa808 says:

    My most memorable Christmases are 1987 and 2015; the last Christmas with the my father and then with my husband. So many precious memories.

  • 63
    Donna Gourley says:

    I guess I was probably 8 years old…woke up to find a much anticipated Beanie and Cecil record player under the tree and learn that I woke up with the MUMPS! I think it prevented me from talking much, but that record player made all the sound I needed that day!

  • 64
    Julie Pike says:

    I can’t pick just one, it would be the year’s our whole family would be together. It was busy and loud but oh how I loved the singing around the piano. They were magical for me as a kid.

  • 65
    Susan G says:

    When I was little, we lived in a two-storied house. My brother, sister and I had to wait at the top of the stairs while Dad went down to “make sure everything is alright down there”. He was, of course, turning on the tree lights, etc., while the three of us with Mom stayed upstairs. I can still remember the excitement and anticipation…and then the huge delight when he’d say “looks like someone has been here…come on down and see what he left behind”. Every year. Pure bliss.

  • 66
    Irene S says:

    My most memorable Christmas morning was when I was 9 and it was the last Christmas before my father passed. I woke up my parents at 6 am because I couldn’t wait to open my presents.

  • 67
    Holly Saveur says:

    the first time with my first born and then later with both my sons…

  • 68
    JanetS says:

    It’s hard to pick just one because I love Christmas. I guess my most memorable was was the Christmas while we lived in California. We came back to Missouri to celebrate the holidays with our family here and then went back to California to celebrate with our family there. That was the one and only year we were able to celebrate with every one of our children and grandchildren.

  • 69
    Kailash says:

    Celebrating Christmas last year was very special as we travelled back to South Africa so all our family and friends gathered which was really precious. We had such a good time reconnecting after many years and to simply enjoy the love and warmth of the season!!!

  • 70
    Renee says:

    The most memorable is most memorable not because of the good memories but because it was the Christmas 3 of my kids woke early (2am early) and celebrated Santa coming…without me and my husband. I was not happy to say the least…and we now refer to it as “the Christmas”. 🙂

  • 71
    Adele Holcomb says:

    I’ve had many memorable Christmases, but one in particular comes to mind in answer to the question. My husband loved Christmas. One year when our two boys were young, we bought bicycles for them; but they needed assembly. After we got the boys in bed, I wanted to stay up and help but he chased me off to bed. The next morning there were not two, but three bicycles under the tree. My sweet guy had stayed up all night assembling three bikes — one for me!

  • 72
    Diana K says:

    This question is way too difficult! Christmas mornings are also smooshed into one for me. From being a child, to having a child, to having grandchildren. But I do remember cutting my finger with a knife one particular Christmas morning while doing dinner prep, fainting out cold on the floor, and spending half the day at a clinic. ?

  • 73

    I can’t say that I can choose a specific one. I loved Christmas at home with my family. We would all open our stockings around the kitchen table. Then we could eat Christmas cookies as a snack! We would then open gifts by the tree, one at a time, on age order. It was so great to see what everyone received!

  • 74
    AnitaR says:

    One of my most memorable Christmas memories was walking into our living room and there was my new bicycle! I even remember the weather was a little drizzly that morning, but I was out riding anyway!

  • 75
    StephClapper says:

    I’ll never forget the first Christmas after my eldest child was born. I can still remember, to this day, how special it was for me and our entire family. Of course I over indulged on gifts, which was silly because she was only a few months old. But that first Christmas with our new family has always been very special.

  • 76
    Mary-Anne V. says:

    Most memorable Christmas was in 2007…we celebrated with our third child our newborn son who was 1 month old. Our complete family.

  • 77
    Pat Ackley says:

    Walking in a snowstorm on Christmas Eve with my husband in our new neighborhood in 2012. The houses were all lit up and lovely covered with snow. It was just so peaceful. We’ve been very lucky to have many, many memorable Christmases with our kids and grandkids, but that Christmas Eve stands out in my mind as being special.

  • 78
    M. Barnes says:

    The year I got my “Barbie” doll (also Ken) and we are not talking yesterday (early 60’s). I can still see her on the page displayed in the Eaton Catalog. Best christmas gift ever!

  • 79
    Donna Oates says:

    It has to be the year that I married Thom. He had our adult children sing the Twelve Day’s of Christmas that he had slightly altered to me. There were 12 gifts to open with each more special. The 12th day featured 12 hearts. It was so special to me!

  • 80
    Cindy H. says:

    I remember one Christmas time when my brother and I were very young and were told that we wouldn’t be getting much of anything that year (both parents were on disability). Well, my mom still managed to make Christmas special for us, but the best part was that dad saved all year to buy Mom a special gift that she had wanted forever. It was a free standing mixer and a rolling cart to put it on. She was so happy she cried.

  • 81
    Amy says:

    Every Christmas morning is memorable for some reason that varies from year to year. Looking forward to this year being in NYC seeing a play and enjoying the rockefeller tree!

  • 82
    cathy says:

    My Early Christmas memories all include opening presents and then going from one relative’s house to another all day to see wha t everyone else had received. It was all about being together with our large family.

  • 83
    AllysonA says:

    I remember one Christmas morning when I received a large 3-foot x 1-foot paint by number kit of The Last Supper. That thing took me FOREVER to finish, but it was so much fun to work on – I’ve always enjoyed working on a great crafty project. Thank you for a lovely week of inspiration. I am officially now in the mood for all my holiday projects!

  • 84
    Arianna Barbara says:

    Fabulous release!!! Love all the new products!!!
    My most memorable Christmas holiday was when I was 10 and I went to Disneyland Paris!!! It was pure magic!!!

  • 85
    Erin says:

    There are so many of them….one would be when we lived in the D.C. area and my husband was traveling all the time for work, not excluding Christmas. So after spending a few Christmas mornings without him, there was one where he was working about 2 hours away from us. He got off work at 10:00 p.m., drove home so he could be with me and our 4 year old son. The next morning, after spending a few hours with us seeing what Santa brought, he drove back so he could be at his next shift of work. It meant so much that he would sacrifice his much needed sleep time to be able to spend a Christmas morning together as a family.

  • 86
    Cathy Weber says:

    My most memorable Christmas morning was when my brother, sister and I all got new bikes. I still remember all those shiny bikes with big red bows on them packed into the tiny family room and Christmas tree. My dad spent most of the night putting them all together, something we found out many years later.

  • 87
    Kristina T says:

    I’m thinking this Christmas will be the most memorable. We’re taking all of our children on a cruise. It will be the last time we’ll have everyone home for Christmas now that my kids are starting to leave Home. Nine beautiful children growing up way too fast.

  • 88
    Ohhh Snap says:

    My daughter’s first Christmas when she was less than a month old, after a week of no food because of bowel surgery she got to eat and we got to go home.

  • 89
    LSN says:

    Since my two boys were born, I have always had a few presents wrapped under the tree from “mom and dad”. The presents from Santa would be delivered magically by Santa while the kids were sleeping. The excitement was just too much to bear one morning and my husband and I were woken up one morning at 3 am by my two boys excitedly opening up their presents. The Christmas pictures that year did not have the best lighting needless to say.


  • 90
    Jill A says:

    I enjoy every Christmas morning. I enjoy spending time with family and the smells coming from the kitchen. Watching the little ones opening their gifts and the cat chasing the paper and ribbon as they fly in the air —what fun times!!!!

  • 91
    Detra Faulkner says:

    Makes me think of my Mother…. For years my siblings and I believed that Santa came to our house on Christmas Eve because there were so many houses to visit he had to start early. As I got older, I realized that my Mom was just too excited to wait until Christmas Day:-)) Miss her sooo much!!!

  • 92
    Iris Shubert says:

    Lots of Christmas memories, but one of the ones that really stands out is the one when I was 8 yrs old…… I woke up with the chicken pox !!! LOL, it’s still a “good” memory though, my family took good care of me 🙂

  • 93
    Mel H says:

    My favorite memory was when my mom bought my dad a tool box and it was so big that she hid it in a closet. She put down a trail of bows to his present and he crawled on his hands and knees to find it!

  • 94
    Lori Cullen says:

    The only Christmas that my husband, sons, and I spent away from home was up in NY at my parents’ house. My older son was 4 and he was worried because his little brother was “fooling around” and that meant that Santa wouldn’t come!

  • 95
    Teddra says:

    The most memorable Christmas was the one we spent on the beach. Sand and sunshine on Christmas Day was certainly a new experience when you’re used to snowflakes and cold!

  • 96
    Lisa R. says:

    Santa came to our house to visit on Christmas Eve and I got a green and white bicycle with a white-flowered basket. So exciting!

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    Diane R. says:

    When I was a little girl my parents surprised me with a Barbie Dream House (that had an elevator!). I was so excited but after a few days my parents said I needed to return it since it wouldn’t stay together. Thinking like a little girl I wanted to keep it for the fun furniture it had and my parents would let me. I always told my husband my about my Christmas “sob story” 🙂 One Christmas morning when our two daughters and I were opening our presents, my husband surprised us with a Barbie Dream House! And it had an elevator, and we got to keep this one. 🙂

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    Denise Bryant says:

    Yay for release day!
    My most memorable Christmas… I was about 7 years old my family was spending our Christmas vacation with my grandparents in Santa Barbara. They had a beautiful Victorian house there. Our family tradition was to go to midnight mass, so it was exciting to get to stay up so late and get dressed up to attend church at night! When we got back to the house after mass, we were delighted to see that Santa had visited while we were gone! We got to stay up to open gifts before we headed to bed!

  • 99
    Diane R. says:

    That should have said “my parents WOULDN’T let me”

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    Annette says:

    I guess that was both Christmas seasons when my children were just old enough to realize all the magic of Christmas. Now that they are both teenagers they still insist on some of the routines they know from when they were two or three years old.

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    Angela W says:

    When I was a kid, we got up and opened presents one morning on Christmas eve and then were planning to go to my Grandparents. Before we could leave, the roads were closed due to bad weather. So, we were going to have Christmas at home, but had already opened all of our gifts and had no special food for Christmas dinner! My Mom searched for things around the house we could wrap up so we could have a Christmas morning. We got one of the mini exercise trampolines for Christmas that year. I must have jumped half a million times on that thing! By Christmas night, the roads were opened again so we could go to my Grandparents. We never opened our presents early again, though!

  • 102
    Hlee says:

    My most memorable Christmas morning is my oldest child’s first Christmas. There’s nothing like seeing Christmas through the eyes of your children. Although he was only 7 months old, there was still a sense of wonder for the excitement of the day with family and friends.

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    Jan Pufall says:

    When I was younger, my Dad had work in FL, the week after Christmas. So, we drove to Fl., the weekend before Christmas. On Christmas AM, my mom made us a special “hotel” Christmas breakfast. It was sparse, but she did her best. We were not well off, so being there, together, was our Christmas gift.

  • 104
    Vicky Boesenhofer says:

    My most memorable Christmas is actually all of them growing up. My father loved Christmas, and I always looked forward to him decorating the house (inside and out). On Christmas Eve, my siblings and I decorated the tree with him. To this day we joke about how we had to separate the strands of tinsel before hanging them on the tree.

  • 105
    Amanda says:

    All of them! I can’t recall one that stands out as a favorite.

  • 106
    Beth Stiver says:

    My most memorable Christmas morning was when I was nine years old. I received a Barbie doll house and I was over the moon excited! That was a really special Christmas.

  • 107
    Lois Noyes says:

    Any Christmas since I started having children….so many wonderful memories. Even the ones where the flu hit the family on Christmas Eve, with enough years passed, can bring a smile.

  • 108
    Joyce MC says:

    My most memorable Christmas was In 2014 when my whole family gathered together at my mothers’ house the year before she passed away.

  • 109
    Meg Crawford says:

    I love thinking about how on Christmas Eve my Mom and Dad would put the piano across the end of the hallway that led to our bedrooms. They opened the keyboard cover so that we would step on the keys if we climbed over the back of the piano before they got up Christmas morning.

  • 110
    L. Sunn says:

    When I was 8 or 9 years old. Santa brought me the Barbie dream house. I was so excited, then I saw the Polaroid of my dad putting it together and found out there was no Santa after all. Lol. It was still a great Christmas morning though.

  • 111
    Mickie Yeates says:

    The Christmas I thought I was too old for dolls and (santa) mom was sewing baby dolls for my two younger sisters. I loved them so much but knew I wouldn’t get one cause I was to old. Mom secretly sewed one for me. I felt very loved.

  • 112
    Sharon Wentz says:

    It would have to be the first time my first child was old enough to get excited on Christmas morning, knowing Santa had been there! Many more after that. With my second and third!

  • 113
    annheidel says:

    Last year was pretty memorable when I got sick the day before our annual Christmas open house. As in, stay in bed all day sick. Thankfully, I had made a task list of things yet undone and my husband took charge to make sure everything got done with the help of our kids. I was much better the next day, but still weak, so they took care of everything during the party too. I couldn’t have done it without them!

  • 114
    Brenda Kuder says:

    When I was growing up we always got one large item. I remember getting a new bike one year and getting a new sled another year. It was always hard to sleep the night before Christmas.

  • 115
    Linda K. says:

    I don’t think I can pick one because I love every Christmas morning! I do know they were the most fun when my kids still believed in Santa Claus and to see the excitement on their faces when they would see all the gifts Santa left under the tree.

  • 116
    Dana W says:

    They are all great! Just a time for family!

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    Marianne M says:

    About 5 years old–Mom, Dad, all my 7 brothers and sisters were together; Santa had brought me the present I most longed for but for some reason believed I wasn’t going to get. All was right with my world! What could be more wonderful for a 5 year old?

  • 118
    Kristie H says:

    Every Christmas is extra special since having kids. I love watching the excitement build as we get closer to Christmas, hoping for that special Christmas present they’re wanting.

  • 119
    RedGem says:

    Have many memorable Christmas mornings, but watching my kids opening gifts when they were little is the best.

  • 120
    Chris L says:

    My most memorable Christmas mornings were when my children were little and so excited–they would wake up super early and couldn’t wait to tiptoe into the living room to see if Santa came!

  • 121
    Janelle says:

    my favorite memories are when my kids were little and would wait patiently before seeing the Christmas tree and gifts on Christmas morning. And I also love the silence of the night right after placing all the gifts under the tree, turning off the lights and only having the glow of the tree. It’s the most peaceful time of year

  • 122
    Bette Manning says:

    My most memorable Christmas was the year my father died….I was 13 and my brother had my mom and I come to his home in Chicago to spend the holidays with his family, it was a hard holiday and he made it better.

  • 123
    Sandy C. says:

    When I was a child I had a couple of horses that were stabled on the Air Force Base where we lived. I had a good friend that soooo wanted a horse. I learned that her parents had purchased a horse for her and intended to give it to her as a Christmas gift. On Christmas Day, I could hardly wait to call her and learn her reaction to her big surprise. After that, we rode together often and made lots of new memories.

  • 124
    Betty N says:

    Christmas mornings are always special, but my most memorable holiday was last summer when our whole family went to Vegas to celebrate my Dad’s 80th birthday. Thank you for the chance to win!

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    Kathy carpenter says:

    My most memorable Christmas morning was the year we gave our daughter, 6 YO at the time, a kitten. We put a bell on the kittens collar and let her roam the house. When my daughter woke up and found her she could of cared a less about the other presents under the tree.

  • 126
    Maureen P says:

    There are so many so I’ll pick one of the few Christmases we went away. The whole family packed up and braved Christmas travelling to spend it in Texas with my sister. It was also special because I had just gotten engaged 🙂

  • 127
    sallie says:

    When I was 13 yrs old, my mother and father took our family to New York City for a week at Christmas. Don’t know what the relatives thought of this…..but it was MAGIC…from Rockefeller Center tree to the Rockettes at Radio City Music Hall. Instead of gifts, I received money to spend as I wished. I still have a bracelet from the gift shop at the United Nations.

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    Shelly Sweigart says:

    My most memorable Christmas was when Santa brought my daughter her first official American Girl doll. She was so excited! I just loved Christmas when the kids were younger and how animated their faces became not only when opening presents but also when eating their favorite Christmas treats!

  • 129
    Tiffany R says:

    I love Christmas and every year brings a new joy. But my favorite was my son’s first. He was 6 months old and we all enjoyed watching the new delights on his face. All the lights and bright colors. It was magical seeing it all through his eyes.

  • 130
    sallie says:

    When I was 13 years old, my mother and family took our family to New York City for Christmas week. Don’t know what the relatives thought…..but it was MAGIC!….from the tree at Rockefeller Center to the Rockettes at Radio City Music Hall. Instead of gifts, I received money to spend as I wished. I still have a bracelet from the gift shop at United Nations.

  • 131
    Frederica Bond says:

    My most memorable Christmas is when were together as a family. Children and grandchildren all home for Christmas- laughing and enjoying our time together.

  • 132
    Linda S. says:

    One of my most memorable Christmas’s was last year when my son proposed to his girlfriend. He got a second chance at love and happiness and his daughters were here and there wasn’t a dry eye in the house. We are so happy for them. They were married last June.

  • 133
    Gina Eggebrecht says:

    Christmas 2014 was memorable for our family. My dad had passed away earlier in that year and then my kids got The Flu (despite flu shots!!!) It was a hard year but still a sweet one as our immediate family was quarantined at home. We had a slow, lazy day.

  • 134
    Kathy K says:

    Every Christmas morning with my 7 year old son. He makes it all so magical.

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    Luanne Ford says:

    I would have to say one of the most memorable for me was the year I gave each one of my kids a new bike. We had just moved to a new area that had places to ride. It was so cool seeing those bikes all lined up, and then the kids faces on Christmas morning! Love to give special presents!

  • 136

    My most memorable Christmas was that I got engaged to my husband that holiday season 30 years ago. 🙂

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    D.Ann C says:

    Oodles of new goodies on my wishlist!
    My most memorable celebration was my folks 40th anniversary. I flew in during a blizzard and called them standing on their from door, standing in the snow, and told them I’d just had a package delivered to their front door… the surprised looks on their faces when they opened the door – priceless!

  • 138

    My most memorable Christmas was our first Christmas without my dad when I was 15. He had just passed away 3 months earlier, and his birthday was on Christmas Day. That Christmas my mom invited family all over the country to spend the holiday with us. Even though we were sad, we had a joyous celebration of his life and fun with our family. I always admired my mom for not only continuing to celebrate Christmas, but embracing it and surrounding us with the love we all needed. I always knew how important family was, but learned it even more so that Christmas.

  • 139
    Stephanie says:

    Having a real fireplace in the house we moved into brought all my Christmas dreams to life. Some days I still think about how beautifully right it felt to decorate our home and bake cookies touched by the soft light of the fire, the sound of the wood crackling, and the gentle smell of the smoke.

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    diane oliver says:

    It was the Christmas I when I reached that miserable year when you “Knew” there was no Santa. We were leaving to make the trip out to my Uncle’s house where we spent Christmas Eve with our relatives…. I was trying to practice ”’in my mind”’ HOW I would act surprised in the morning. I had NO Idea what I was going to do. As we drove out of the street I looked out the car window to see SANTA on our neighbor’s roof! I was dumbfounded! What? No Santa? There he is! Well I decided to ‘believe’ ONE more year! Just in case. Hugs!

  • 141
    Kathryn A says:

    My most memorable Christmases were when I was a child. I would crawl under the Christmas tree and lie on my back, staring up at all the lights and decorations. It was magical.

  • 142
    Greta H says:

    Last Christmas was really special as we drove about an hour to be with hubby’s daughter & her family. She wasn’t really a part of our lives until about 15 years ago & we’d never been together on Christmas Day–always celebrated before or after. Last year she didn’t have obligations with her other family, so we spent the day together. We had a great time–really felt like Christmas!

  • 143
    Sandy Vincent says:

    One year as a child I had a terrible case of the flu. I was so sick that I didn’t even remember it was Christmas morning when I woke up. I did feel a little better when I realized what day it was!

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    Denise Pedersen says:

    A knock on the door Christmas morning, to our surprise there stood our daughter with her family, including 11 month old twin daughters, in red union suits with their names all embroidered on each bum. They were full of warm smiles and big special hugs and we all shared a beautiful Christmas morning sharing fun and laughter!

  • 145
    Mary Lou Kemp says:

    Well, my most memorable Christmas happened 60 years ago when I was 10. My father was in the Navy and so we were stationed in Argentina Newfoundland…..lots and lots of snow, let me tell ya. We had spent the day cutting down our own Christmas tree and decorating it. Christmas eve Santa Claus pounded on our front door and then he walked right into our apartment while Mom and Dad were entertaining friends. There he stood in all is Santa glory with a bag full of gifts for us, covered in snow which he proceeded to shake off on mom’s carpets and stomp the snow off his boots. I had learned a few years before about Santa but I still couldn’t believe my eyes. He gave me a gift I have never forgotten, a beautiful pale yellow ink pen and pencil set that I coveted.

  • 146
    Megan Carroll says:

    Spending Christmas in Trinidad with my whole family….about 17 us at my Grandmothers house was one of the best!

  • 147
    Laura Gaechter says:

    When my sisters and I were growing up, every Christmas Eve, everyone on my Dad’s side of the family got together to have a traditional Slavic dinner and exchange presents. I remember lots of laughter and we had so much fun with all our cousins. The best year was when all the girls got a Liddle Kiddle doll and doll house!

  • 148
    Maryrose says:

    We try to make every Christmas morning memorable in its own way. Last year, I had Christmas morning mimosas with my adult sons, which was a lot of fun. Big brunch, lots of laughs…good times!

  • 149
    Teresa Currie says:

    Goodness me! A favorite Christmas? That would be every Christmas!!
    I absolutely love being with my husband and children and their families.

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    Ang says:

    I don’t have any stand out memories of Christmas morning. I do have a memory of my mom kneeling inside of a tree shaped chicken wire form, attaching bunched tulle and crape paper roses. My grandma had seen one somewhere and convinced my mom to help her make it. Grandma used it for 3 or 4 years. It went around one of those three tiered tables. My mom still brings up what a pain it was…40 years later!

  • 151
    Carike says:

    My most memorable Christmas was the year we had a family reunion. Who knew it would be the last time we would all be together to celebrate the holidays.

  • 152
    Helen F. says:

    My most memorable Christmas mornings were the cherished ones spent with my husband. We would always have family and friends at out house for Christmas Day dinner so he and I would get up early, open our presents to each other, then start preparing the meal together for our guests.
    ~~Beautiful memories

  • 153
    Joyce m. says:

    Last year we went to San Francisco and had a very typical Jewish Christmas Day. It was wonderful because we were all together for the first time in a while. We went to the movies and then had Chinese food.

  • 154
    Carrie T says:

    My most memorable Christmas was the first one that my husband and I spent together and I introduced him to my family’s traditions. We went to midnight mass, had snacks and drinks when we came home, and went to bed VERY late. When we got up in the morning, we opened presents and had our traditional Christmas breakfast. It was so wonderful!

  • 155
    Rachael Burdick says:

    My hubby works most holidays, but a couple of years ago he actually had Christmas Day off. It was so special and probably the best Christmas I’ve had in recent years.

  • 156
    Kim Gyuran says:

    My most memorable Christmas morning was the year my brother was brought home from the hospital for one hour to spend it with us. He was 20 years old and a victim of a violent crime. When my dad brought him to the apartment we rented by the hospital, we all started to cry. There was not one present exchanged that year, but we got the best gift of all. He recovered and is still with us today 30 years later. A true Christmas miracle.

  • 157
    Pam Sparks says:

    I didn’t have to think long in how to answer this question!!! 😀 Our first child, a daughter, was born on Christmas morning! I’ve always loved that and so has she. Thanks for asking! 😀 Beautiful release!

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    Karen B. says:

    I love Christmas. I have many memorable Christmas times. I had a happy childhood and my parents worked hard for us to have a nice Christmas. I remember getting a Big Wheel from Santa and riding it around our house. I got Shrinky Dinks and a doll and fun things that made fond memories of my childhood. My sister and I would sneak in the living room in the wee hours of the morning to reveal our Santa gifts. Very fun!

  • 159
    Debbie B says:

    Waking up to find that our daughter had switched her “Santa” gift for her sisters! So funny!

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    Kathy Mc says:

    Other than in 1959 when I got one of the first Barbie dolls, I’d have to say my most memorable was in 1979. I had moved from MN to WA in July for a new job. My oldest brother was killed in a car accident in August. After returning from his funeral and spending time with my family in MN, I immediately made arrangements to fly home Christina Eve to surprise my family. Only my sister knew, and I’ll never forget the happy tears my family shed when we walked into my Grandma’s kitchen and saw jaws dropping. Best surprise ever! (Even more special now as I realize how much that meant to my parents who are no longer with us. )

  • 161
    Lynda Marquez says:

    A most memorable Christmas for me was the year my husband and I went to the beach for the holidays…it was magical!

  • 162
    Melanie says:

    When my parents forgot to put the only thing I really wanted under the tree and then remembered a day later!

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    Mary Jo Stewart says:

    Christmas Eve 1968. My future husband was in the Air Force and surprised his parents and me by coming home for Christmas. He appeared on our patio, the floodlights were on, the snow was falling and he was in his dress blues. My father saw him and burst into tears. He said “I had a dream that Bill would be home for Christmas” It is a lovely memory, one that I cherish. It was a scene right out of “White Christmas”. We will soon be celebrating our 48th anniversary.

  • 164
    Nancy Wilcox says:

    Any Christmas morning watching the kids faces light up.

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    Tammie J. says:

    I think it was the year I got my high school jacket. It was a pretty big deal back in the day and somewhat pricey for our household budget. I was SO excited to get it!

  • 166
    connie fisher says:

    My first Christmas with my husband at our cabin in the mountains….just the two of us, a fire burning and beautiful snow falling outside. So peaceful and special

  • 167
    Penny P. says:

    Too hard to pick! I love watching my kids enjoying the day and spending time with family!

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    Pat k says:

    My husband and I 1st Christmas we we in military and away from family and with little money we made all our tree ornaments ourselves, and 40 yrs later we still make sure to include at least one on our tree!

  • 169
    Natasha says:

    My most memorable Christmas was the first one with my husband (before we were married). He doesn’t have the best relationship with his family and Christmas was a bit of a hard time of year for him, but my family completely welcomed and embraced him and it was really special to see him change and learn to love that time of the year again!

  • 170
    Shelly Greybeck says:

    My most memorable Christmas morning is when my daughter told me she was expecting our first grandchild. We have 4 now, and #5 is on the way!

  • 171
    Sally Keagle says:

    Mine would be the Christmas I was 5 and found my darling pink play kitchen from Santa. I couldn’t believe my eyes! Childhood memories are the best.

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    Jan says:

    I’ve been lucky and have had wonderful Christmases, but the ones that come to mind have nothing to with physical gifts, but rather time spent with loved ones. We were a military family for 28 years and were often away from our parents and siblings so the holidays spent together were always special!

  • 173

    I will always treasure my very first Christmas in my own home thirty years ago! It was so much fun to plan magical Christmas memories for my family. We still gather here for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day every year. Having my family close is always the best Christmas gift of all! ♡

  • 174
    connie fisher says:

    My first Christmas with my husband at our cabin in the mountains. Just the two of us in front of the fire with beautiful snow falling outside. Peaceful and special.

  • 175
    Vicki Smith says:

    My most memorable Christmas was when my son was 6 and we had moved to Vermont from Oklahoma. We woke up Christmas morning and it was gently snowing. We lived in a condo looking out into the woods through the french doors and it was magical! My son was very happy.

  • 176
    Mary W says:

    Most memorable? Our son’s first Christmas. We finally woke our 1 year old at 8AM after waiting since 5AM since we couldn’t sleep any longer. So we got him up and he did open presents but played with the wrapping paper and boxes – not the toys! We had a lot to learn as new parents. We laughed at lot that year but mostly at ourselves.

  • 177
    Leslie Bass says:

    As children, we were allowed to wake up early and open our stockings before Mom and Dad were up. It was always so exciting, there were toys and candy things we loved. Perhaps it was fun because it was just us kids, or because the anticipation was over- but those stockings seemed like the best part of day.

  • 178
    Alicia says:

    My most memorable Christmas was when my first son was born. He was due on Christmas day but was born on the 21st. That will forever be my best Christmas gift ever.

  • 179
    Jacqueline F. says:

    The most recent memory was last years family Christmas party with all our cousins and their family that is becoming a tradition that we all look forward to. I was the first one to notice the big surprise announcement that was printed on my Godson’s wife’s shirt that they were expecting their first child! Now this years family photo will include 3 new baby’s 1st Christmas! Sharing love with family and all its blessings is what it’s all about!

  • 180
    Jan Marcham says:

    That would have to be the first Christmas I shared with my first grandchild. It was the best! I can’t wait for this Christmas! Every Christmas will be different as he gets older.

  • 181
    Deborah Long says:

    Our elder daughter had just finished her Navy “A” school training (after boot camp) and arrived at her new command in Norfolk three days before Christmas. Their finish had been delayed because of a major weather event and she could not find another flight home to Texas. I spent many hours online and on the phone, and spent a considerable amount of money on tickets for a long, circuitous route. When she arrived on Christmas Eve, we were all so thrilled to be together.

  • 182
    Corinna says:

    My favorite Christmas was when my son was in kindergarten. I put him to bed and once sleeping, I carried him into my bedroom (this kid sleeps like a rock). My parents and I completely redecorated his room including bedding, curtains, wall art, border paper, the works! I put him back in his bedroom once finished. Then early on Christmas morning, just as he was stirring, my brother, dressed as Santa, passed his window. My son ran to let all of us know that he had caught Santa fixing up his bedroom! Oh we had such a laugh and great morning!

  • 183
    Jona says:

    I think our most memorable Christmas was not even one that was spent a home with all the trimmings. It was actually spent in the hospital after my husband had survived a massive brain bleed that the doctors said he wouldn’t survive. Everything was turned upside down that year, no Christmas decorations, no tree or presents, not even Christmas dinner. The kids and I just spent the time at the hospital celebrating just all being able to be together. It was lovely.

  • 184
    Cynthia says:

    We were new homeowners right before new year’s now many years back and sat on the floor with pizza and champagne to ring it in! Sounds simple but it was a big deal!

  • 185
    Karen says:

    Wonderful release – love all of the Christmas offerings this month.

    My most memorable Christmas morning was when I was about 7 years old, and all I wanted was a Barbie Head. We had tons of presents to open, but not one had that coveted Barbie Head and I was a little (ungratefully) disappointed. After lunch my mom “found” a gift that had been “forgotten,” and of course you know what that was! I loved that Barbie Head and had lots of fun hours playing with it.

  • 186
    LindaM says:

    Our most memorable Christmas was when it was the first Christmas for the first grandchild in the family. Everyone went a little overboard, but we had so much fun. Especially the adult trying out all the baby toys!

  • 187
    Meagan says:

    We don’t have children but last Christmas our nephew was with us and seeing the excitement in his eyes Christmas morning was magical.

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    Beth M. says:

    We moved into our first house days before xmas. We had nothing but a borrowed xmas tree we set up in the front room. It is a fond memory.

  • 189
    Julie says:

    it was getting close to Christmas and l still hadn’t come up with a meaningful gift for my parents, then one night while l was standing at the kitchen sink, the inspiration came . . . my neice and her husband had just given my parents their first great grandchild – so l secretly arranged for the three of them to fly to California for a wonderful Christmas surprise!

  • 190

    One of my favorite Christmas stories is when my youngest son was doubting that Santa was real. We were at my in-laws while my husband sneaked home to put out “Santa’s” gifts. He also put an old boot in the hearth of the fireplace. When we returned home my son ran to see what presents had been put out when he saw the boot. He crawled in to look up the flue and excitedly said, “I guess there really is a Santa Claus!” I can still see the look on his face!

  • 191
    Cindy C says:

    Gosh I think all of my Christmas mornings since I’ve had kids have been memorable! Even though they are now 14 & 12 years old, there is still nothing like the magic of Christmas morning. I’m glad that my kids still get excited!

  • 192
    Peggy S says:

    When I was young, our family hosted a large group of extended family for Christmas. We lit a fire but didn’t open the flue and the house filled with smoke. We opened all the doors and windows to air it out. I remember how strange it was to feel so cold inside our house!

  • 193
    Karen L says:

    When I was six, I woke up Christmas morning with the chicken pox. My family waited until the afternoon to open presents because I was feeling a little better by then. Christmas is all about friends and family and I am so glad I have mine.

  • 194
    Nancy M says:

    All of my Christmas mornings as a child merge into one, both memorable and magical. I loved skipping into the living room, softly lit by Christmas tree lights, with piles of presents stacked by Santa. Once I learned firsthand the work behind those perfect scenes, I appreciated them even more.

  • 195
    Jill S says:

    Our favorite family Christmas memories were made at the family cabin in Pennsylvania. When our kids were younger and we lived in Georgia, we’d take 2 weeks every few years to head north to the woods. We would put up a tree and handcraft ornaments to fill the branches. Good times.

  • 196
    JanetB says:

    Many, many years ago I remember waking up to a fresh blanket of snow on the mountains where we were spending the Holidays. It was magical!

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    Wendy Peterson says:

    My most memorable is the year that I was snooping when I shouldn’t have been and my sister got a new stereo and i thought it was mine. So i had plans to hide my excitement when I got it. Well to my surprise it wasn’t mine after all. So i never snooped again lol…

  • 198
    Dana Kirby says:

    What a Wonderful release!! I love Christmas and Christmas morning is always so special!! My favorite was probably when my girls were little and they got up to open presents and their last present was a trip to Disneyland. We packed up and left that day, what a great surprise!!

  • 199
    Linda Reilly says:

    My memories of Christmas are mostly of Christmas Eve. Every year we went to my Grandmother’s house for dinner on Christmas Eve. She always had a tree that my uncle had gotten from the forest in the hills behind her house. She had those old bubble lights on it. I thought the bubble lights were the most fascinating thing. I miss those Christmas Eves.

  • 200
    Cheryl F. says:

    The Christmas when my daughter was 16 months old was very memorable. She went around handing out presents to everyone in the room. Since she couldn’t read, most of the gifts were given to my dad and he redistributed them accordingly. 🙂

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    Marcia Hill says:

    My most memorable was the Christmas I got my first Barbie. My mom had spent many late nights sewing a whole wardrobe for her because my folks didn’t have a lot of money, so I think back on that Christmas morning even more fondly now knowing all the time and effort she put into making that Christmas so special for me! :0)

  • 202
    Tina B. says:

    When my kids were youngsters, we would leave Santa’s footprints on the hearth. The kids always checked that out first thing Christmas morning. Now that we have little grandkids, we continue the tradition.

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    Katie Leach says:

    My most memorable Christmas was when my first, and only child, was two weeks old. My family came to visit the three of us in our first home. Watching my goofy siblings passing our son around and celebrating that first Christmas together as a family, will never be forgotten.

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    Janet Mack says:

    All Christmas’s are memorable but the one that stands out is when we went to Philadelphia, I was sure Santa was not going to find us. He did.

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    I have a few… my favorite memory as a child was waiting at the top of the steps while my mom got the video camera set up to tape us coming down, no matter how old we got. The other was when my son was 2 and understood a little more about Christmas. He was so excited when Santa brought him a box, he didn’t even want to open it lol.

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    Mitzi says:

    Going to candlelight Christmas Eve church service & when I was much younger my parents told me I was to young for a watch. Santa didn’t think I was to young, Christmas morning he brought me a watch. So fun.

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    Sadie says:

    I have so many memorable Christmases and one of them would be the year all my family came home for the holidays! My siblings lived in so many different places in the country that it had been 17 years since we had all been together. There truly is no place like Home For the Holidays!

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    Barbara Schmidt says:

    One of many memorable moments of Christmas (it’s hard to pick just one) came the year my parents, siblings and their families and my own family spent Christmas together in the Colorado mountains. Don’t even remember if there was a lot of snow around. My oldest daughter, who is now an accountant, counted the number of presents every one had and put them in many, many piles. The adults had so much fun just watching the kids open their presents.

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    Martha says:

    Every Christmas is a memorable Christmas.
    I always enjoy spending time with my family.

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    MelissaE says:

    I can’t think of one Christmas in particular that is the most memorable, but ever since I had kids all Christmases have been memorable – just in different ways. I love watching their excitement and seeing traditions anew through their eyes.

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    Susan W. says:

    I don’t have a specific Christmas morning memory but my favorite part of Christmas growing up was looking forward to my stocking stuffers from Santa! I did not get many toys under the tree usually but my stocking stuffers were all little toys. With this memory…I passed on to my own children and they are passing it to their children today. ?

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    Cindyblizzard@aol.vom says:

    Parties my mom and dad always had a Christmas Eve party they always had soimeone play Santa it was always an exciting evening than mom and dad would wrap presents all night for us six girls that woke them up at 5 a m oh the smells were in the house of candy pasties and ham.

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    Steffi H. says:

    My most memorable Christmas was aboard, when we were on an amazing extended trip to Australia. I remember this Christmas, because it was so very un-christmassy. But we had great fun.

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    Barb says:

    My youngest son was 8 years old. My DH and I surprised each son with a special gift. Jimmy opened up his Nintendo Game Cube that I told him he would never get. He hugged that silly thing and literally cried tears of joy! I still laugh over his emotional response to a gaming device. Now he’s a junior in college as a computer major – I guess maybe it paid off!

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    Monika Davis says:

    I think this year will be the most special and memorable as hubby and I both got baptized recently and celebrating the birth of our Savior, Chris Jesus will be a more intimate occasion for our family.

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    Carmela says:

    There are many memorable Christmas mornings but right now the one that means a lot to me was the Christmas that my parents came to visit my family here in Texas.
    My mother has since passed away from Alzheimer’s disease and I cherish the times we had with her.

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    Val p says:

    One Christmas my parents gave me and my brother skates. They wrapped my skates for my brother and his for me. I was the first to open the skates and was so disappointed to see black skates. Much later he opened his and low and behold they were my white skates! That was almost 60 years ago and still fresh in my mind.

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    Catherine Milne says:

    I think it was when our niece was not supposed to come out for Christmas. She realized she could come out after all and she and I planned to surprise her mother. Her mother was in my kitchen, people were arriving and our niece slipped in the front door. She came up behind her mother and put her hands over her mother’s eyes. The scream that her mother made when she realized who it was! It was a very fun Christmas that year.

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    Mimi R says:

    Most memorable Christmas is the one when my brother came home for the holidays. It was a surprise for everyone since he lived in Japan at the time for work.

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    Sandy Dayhoff says:

    My parents were very poor. I remember one Christmas I was delighted to find a stocking with an orange in it and a few little plastic toys! I thought I had hit the jackpot!

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    Karen says:

    One of my most memorable Christmases was early in my marriage. My mother died when I was in college, and I had been wearing an opal ring my father gave her on the occasion of their marriage. It had a small chip, hardly noticeable, but I was unaware that opals are very soft stones, and a crack developed right through the middle. I was so sad. On that Christmas, my husband gave me a beautiful opal ring, something we really couldn’t afford. I treasure it and the memory.

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    see mary stamp says:

    When I think about memorable Christmas’s two come to mind. Celebrating Christmas at my grandparent’s house. My Grandpa, Dad and Uncle would take turns dressing up as you-know-who with a sackful of presents to distribute.

    Most memorable of recent years is when our first grandchild was old enough to get excited about opening his gifts. Having little ones in the house again at Christmas time is a special blessing.

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    Suzy Girl says:

    My most memorable Christmas morning was when I was little and I opened up my present and got an Easy Bake Oven! Well that just was the beginning of my love for cooking and baking! I always think of that morning and how it changed my life from then on.

    Love the release!

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    Lakisha says:

    The first Christmas with my daughter was priceless. All of the adults loved the renewed excitement of Christmas.

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    Sue McRae says:

    My husband and I spent the holidays in London, England one year and it was magical. Loved the hustle and bustle of London, the festive feel of the city and the kindness of the people.

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    kathy dumpert says:

    My most memorable Christmas morning was the last Christmas we had with my father. We knew it was going to be his last Christmas with us so my family went all out with the decorations which my dad loved as I it reminded him of his childhood.

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    Michele W says:

    I’ve had so many memorable Christmases that it’s difficult to choose a favorite one but one of the best was the year I got to help with the “Santa” presents. I was in college at the time and I got to assemble the electric train set my brothers were getting that year. I think Mom gave me that assignment because she knew how much I loved trains but when I was little you didn’t give train sets to girls. I had so much fun putting those tracks together and, of course, I had to test it out to make sure it worked. A few years later Santa brought me a train set.

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    craftingwithfriends@gmail.com says:

    My favorite Christmas memories are from my childhood. The entire family would meet at our grandparent’s house. My two aunts, my uncle, my Mom and Dad and all of my cousins. All of us kids would get so excited so our grandparents would let us open one gift early. Then we would gather for dinner then open the rest of the gifts. Wonderful memories but also heartbreaking. My dear, sweet Mom is the only one left from her family so we cherish each moment we have with her. God has surely blessed us.

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    Peggysue says:

    I would have to say my folks did their best to make Christmas magical and memorable when we were young. We would celebrate on Christmas Eve. My brother and I would head to the bathroom to take a bath and when we left the living room, the tree was empty underneath. While we were bathing my folks would sneak the presents up the stairs from their hiding place in the basement to put under the tree. When they were done, my dad would slam the front door, yell “Ho, Ho, Ho” and ring some bells. We couldn’t get out of the tub fast enough! As children we believed Santa had done it all in an instant! How could he move so fast?

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    super stick chick says:

    Christmas of 2000 when my son was born! Love this new release.

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    Kathy V says:

    I don’t have a memorable Christmas,because we don’t celebrate Christmas with gifts,etc. We go to church, worship and praise the Lord for His unspeakable gift. Birthday parties with or children, grandchildren and now our great-grandchildren would be my most memorable times to celebrate. And those times are priceless!

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    Noreen says:

    A favorite Christmas memory: My older daughter was the first child, grandchild, niece of that generation in my family. All of my 6 siblings, parents, and friends handmade so many wonderful gifts. And the most special gift was a quilt that everyone helped to hand stitch – even my Dad and all my brothers including the youngest, who was 16.

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    Pai says:

    my most memorable christmas morning was the realization that my santa’s handwriting was the same as my mom! LOL!

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    MaryB says:

    My most memorable Christmas (so far) was our first grandchild’s first Christmas. Just watching a young child as they watch everyone else during a family celebration is so much fun! They don’t yet understand that presents are to be unwrapped, and have more fun with the wrapping than the gift. They laugh when other people laugh, but don’t have any clue what caused the laughter. Thanks for the chance to win a fabulous gift certificate.

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    Barbara says:

    one of my favorite christmas memories was seeing the absolute joy in my nephews eyes when he opened his box and received a particular stuffed character. His eyes popped up so wide and then he just closed his eyes and hugged it to death.

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    Sandy redman says:

    The one I remember the most was the year it was my turn to be Mary in the Christmas pageant at church. I got chicken pox and had to miss all the celebrations. I’ve had many many wonderful Christmases since then but for some reason that disappointment still comes to mind when a question such as this is asked.

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    Diana F says:

    To me most memorable means one you won’t ever forget, and that has to be when I was about eight or nine years old. The rule in my house was you did not come downstairs Christmas morning until mom and dad said it was okay. My older brother talked me into sneeking down to see what Santa brought. I saw this bunkbed for my sister’s and my dolls. I barely saw a glimpse of it before I got caught. I was sent back upstairs and was the last one allowed down. When I came back down, the doll bed was gone and I was told that Santa took it back because I disobeyed but that I might get it back if I behaved the rest of the day. I had to wait until Christmas evening before I finally got the doll bed. I will never forget the shock when I found it was gone.

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    Pat Whitley says:

    We always had to travel on Christmas morning to my Daddy’s parents 100 miles away. One year we were showed in! Best.Christmas.Ever!

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    Lynne S in GS says:

    As the crafty kid, my presents were always craft related, sewing,knitting,crochet, cross stitch,and the like. I loved them all, and still have my first gingher scissors, and the wooden knitting needles from an aunt, and the cross stitch ornaments I made from a crafty kit. Happiness is a crafty Christmas!

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    Laura C says:

    I have too many memorable Christmases to list here. One we still laugh about today is the time I needed new luggage for a trip and my mom wrapped a picture of it in a little blue Tiffany’s box. They made me open it last and I thought it would be jewelry not boring suitcases!!

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    Christine Nixon says:

    It was the Christmas I got my bicycle. My family was large and poor and I knew that bike was a huge sacrifice for my parents. I never took that bike for granted and loved it every day!

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    Christine Nixon says:

    It was the Christmas I got my bicycle. My family was large and poor and I knew that bike was a huge sacrifice for my parents. I never took that bike for granted and loved it every day!

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    Christine Nixon says:

    It was the Christmas I got my bicycle. My family was large and poor and I knew that bike was a huge sacrifice for my parents. I never took that bike for granted and loved it every day!

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    Christine Nixon says:

    It was the Christmas I got my bicycle. My family was large and poor and I knew that bike was a huge sacrifice for my parents. I never took that bike for granted and loved it every day!

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    ValerieC says:

    One Christmas we had 22 people for dinner. My elderly Uncle kept waving at me from the living room. I realized he wasn’t waving at me but, motioning for me to come to the room. My 2 year old son was vomiting everywhere. All but, 2 people got the stomach bug with 24 hours. It was HORRIBLE!!! The only blessing was that my husband and I took turns getting it so we were able to care for our three children through it. Pretty memorable!!!

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    Leigh Penner says:

    Hmm, that’s tough! I guess I would say the Christmas morning ten years ago, when my daughter (then three), my husband and I woke up with the flu. We cancelled our plans and stayed in for the day. I remember snuggling on the couch and watching the Muppet Movie.

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    Rebecca Attwood says:

    One of my strongest Christmas memories is of when I was 6 or 7 years old. I was sharing a room with my younger sister as we had family staying with us for the holidays. She decided she wanted to get up early to see if Santa had been, so she bit me to wake me up so I would go with her! Isn’t it weird the things that stick in our head.

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    karen b says:

    Not a Christmas morning event, but two years ago our son was on a business trip, we hadn’t seen him in a year (he lives in LA and we are in PA) and were expecting him to fly in on Christmas Eve. On the 15th my husband looked out the window and said “who is that young man coming up the walk”— I will never forget the feeling of joy to see our son walking up that walk. But even better was that he wanted to spend the extra time with us when he could have been any number of places, that makes me smile to this day!

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    April Z. says:

    I don’t really have one Christmas that was most memorable, but I have such wonderful memories of celebrating the holidays as a child and all the traditions we had. I’m trying to pass a lot of those traditions on to my own children.

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    Bonnie T. says:

    There is something memorable about each and every Christmas! Standouts include the first Christmas with my husband, the first Christmas with each of our children, and the last Christmas with my dad before he passed away. Every Christmas is to be cherished and I hold all 43 of them near and dear to my heart.

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    Rita says:

    The year my “baby” brother spotted an oversize teddy bear with a giant red bow at the Christmas tree. He ran right to it and gave it a big hug. He didn’t want to let go even to open other gifts. Needless to say, my gift to him that year was a hit and still brings back fond memories of every other Christmas. Now that he’s all grown-up and is a dad, he takes great care to bring that magic to his two kids every year.

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    Suzanne A, says:

    The most memorable Christmas mornings for me were spent at home when my children were very young and believed in Santa Claus.

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    Kathy Krug says:

    The year I got my first bike. i had been wanting one for a long time and my parents could not afford one so I had given up hope. I had a wonderful uncle who delighted in doing special things for all his nieces and nephews. After all the Christmas presents had been opened he wheeled my new bike in the door. I felt blessed to have a bike and even more blessed to have a loving uncle.

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    Anne B says:

    Such a great release! My most memorable Christmas is the one I spent with my niece when she was one. Such a wonderful time!

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    Vikki Hein says:

    Playing with our children on a ski slope.

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    Caitlin says:

    My most memorable Christmas morning was when I got to spend the entire day with my nephews. They were so excited and couldn’t wait to open their presents. They played so hard that they fell asleep in a big pile of toys.

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    PT says:

    I can’t say that I can really pick a memorable one… I simply just love being at home, relaxing with family and cooking (and eating) up a storm!

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    beth says:

    The year I got a 3 speed bike and I told my friend that Santa had brought it, and she told me there was no Santa that my bike had been in her basement!!

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    Liz mcallister says:

    Christmas when my daughter was little and we gave her a dollhouse. She was so thrilled. We slept together under the Christmas tree. Everything was magical then.

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    Deborah Rikard says:

    My most memorable Christmas was the year my first child was born just a few days before Christmas. In the hospital they brought the baby to you in a red stocking instead of a blanket!

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    Jessica no says:

    I love all of this release. My most memorable Christmas was Christmas eve when my daughter was born. We had to spend that Christmas in the hospital but sharing that day with my new born will always be the best Christmas eve that God gave us such a blessing.

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    Mary M says:

    Christmas in France for the 1st time. It was great to learn about the traditions.

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    Paula Fuller says:

    We didn’t have a lot of money when I was growing up, so my most memorable Christmas, as a young teenager, was when my parents splurged and bought my sister and I Bobby Brooks outfits. Mine was a soft pink sweater and matching skirt, and my sister’s was a mint green. That was 50 years ago, but I can see that outfit in my mind’s eye to this day.

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    Silke Ledlow says:

    My most memorable Christmas morning was when our first daughter celebrated with us…she was 9 months old. She was more interested in the boxes then the actual toys she received…it was so cute to watch how much joy a box can bring!

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    Suzi Fohringer says:

    We lived in Arkansas when I was younger and my family had always gone to my grandparents home for Christmas. Then,the year I was 9, we moved to Pennsylvania! How in the world would Santa ever find us so far away in Pa.? Needless to say, the anxiety was relieved the moment we came down the stairs and found that Santa had indeed followed us to Pa.

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    NC_Donna says:

    I think the one that stands out in my mind is the year that we had to spend Christmas in a hotel – to visit our college-aged son. He wanted time to work on a project, so we flew to NJ and spent the day between the lobby of a hotel, and watching TV in his dorm room. No decorations, no traditional foods, BUT he wasn’t alone on Christmas ’cause we were there too. 🙂

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    Cindy Gratton says:

    My most memorable Christmas was in 1960. I had spotted a life size doll, standing up in the department store, near the ceiling. She was wearing a beautiful pink dress, and had golden hair. I wanted that doll so much, so when I saw Santa, I promptly asked him to please leave her under our tree, for me, on Christmas morning.To my extreme excitement, when I came down the stairs that morning, all I could see was her standing there, waiting for me! I named her “Caroline”, and she was my most favorite doll/toy of all time!

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    Lexi R says:

    Fabulous release! I love so much of this release! My most memorable Christmas is each of my kids & grandkids 1st Christmas! They had no idea of what Christmas was but were so excited & overwhelmed by all of the excitement!

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    Beverly Perdue says:

    One of my most memorable Christmas’ was when my husband surprised me with a diamond ring hidden in a cute Teddy Bear. He is the love of my life! Love the Pen and Ink sentiments and the edgers!

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    Marlee S. says:

    I have lots of Christmas memories. This one stands out. One year when my daughter was probably a teenager we had a tree that kept falling over. We ended up tying a rope around the tree and closed the end of the rope in a nearby window. The tree stood tall after that!

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    Tracy L. says:

    When my sister and I both got !3″ TV’s to have in our bedrooms. It was a nice surprise, because only our parent got to have a tv in the bedroom.

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    Karyn S says:

    Waiting in the living room for Santa, who didn’t come down the chimney.

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    Sheri Elmont says:

    My childhood Christmases were always magical with opening our stockings in the morning, grandparents and other family arriving and enjoying the presents that were picked out with care. Topped off with a good meal and a day spent together.

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    Linda E (uncbballfan) says:

    Every Christmas spent with my son and my husband are my most memorable. But one in particular stands out. My son was really into GI Joe; that year, all he wanted was the battleship… the 7 1/2 feet long battleship. My husband and I worked for hours putting it together. We had barely gotten in bed before my son was up and ready to play!

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    Teresa F says:

    My husband sold his beloved baseball card collection to buy me a string of pearls for Christmas. Such a wonderful sacrifice!

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    Terri E. says:

    I love Christmas morning at Moms house. She does the best breakfast and we all open presents. Such a fun tradition.


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    karen h says:

    I remember being small (5 or 6, I think) and waking up while it was still dark. My mom gave me a new doll and sent me back to sleep. I think I laid in bed waiting for the sun to rise. When I was older she told me I woke up just as she was finishing up (because the baby carriage took forever to put together) and was going to bed herself.

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    Mutzy Mia says:

    Going home for Christmas was always important after I moved away from home. Going “home” meant a 6 hour drive through Wisconsin and this year there was a snow storm on Christmas Eve. What should have been 6 hours took 10 hours and we were going 35 mph on the interstate. We had brought a friend from my home town with us and when we dropped her off at her house the snow was so deep we had to stop in the middle of the street to drop her off or we would have been stuck! But we all made it home for Christmas!

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    Katey Fisher says:

    My most memorable Christmas was in 1999 – my first year as a Mum. Although Cameron was only two months old, it was the beginning of seeing Christmas through his eyes.

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    Susan Gosman says:

    As a child I thought a white Christmas was the height of elegance, but my mom disagreed. She thought they were tacky and far too expensive. Christmas day our family went to my aunt and uncle’s house to exchange gifts – and there it was! My aunt had bought a tiny tree and painted it white – just for me! She was much more than an aunt to me and all these years later I still miss her.

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    Barbara B says:

    My most memorable Christmas is the year my husband came home early from being deployed in Iraq. He was supposed to be gone for 3 more months, but he came home in December. I was prepping myself for a Christmas without my love and my kids without their dad, adding the constant worrying if he would come home safe. But instead he was home and we were all together. It felt blessed and so special. Him being home was the only gift I wanted.

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    Jan Butler says:

    They all are memorable because it’s time spent with family. So when we lost my sister, that Christmas was quite different. But now with grandchildren, a new view of the special holiday.

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    Marisa R says:

    We used to own a cabin at Whistler and always spent Christmas there skiing for two weeks. If you had a cabin you could get a free Christmas tree from under the power lines. That meant scrambling up the hill in deep snow with axe in hand to chop down a tree. We had pre-picked on and on the day we went to get it, there were tree drag marks on the snow and sure enough, someone beat us to the tree. Option B was a nice tree but when we got it to the cabin, we had to cut off three more feet as it was so tall and the branch girth was so wide the tree was almost in the middle of the living room LOL. Added bonus was some beautiful snow falling that evening so we turned off all the lights except the Christmas tree and just watched it fall.

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    Kris says:

    Our first child was born on December 16. She came home from the hospital in a Christmas stocking from the hospital staff. Of course, she was under the tree Christmas morning bundled up in her stocking. I’ll never forget that picture!

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    Becky Green says:

    My favorite Christmas memory was the one where I made every gift I gave. I believe that was my husband’s & my first Christmas as a married couple. We didn’t have a lot of $$$ to spend. I was thrilled to see the faces of each recipient when they opened their gifts. My go-to gift back then, were home made treats from our kitchen. An example: Gingerbread Stained Glass Window. 😉

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    keith manley says:

    My most memorable memories are with my children when they were little. From their excitement Christmas eve and Christmas morning, making gingerbread cookies, sledding together and just having family time.

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    Shawn Wenrich says:

    We always remember and talk about the first Christmas with our two cats when they were only about ten weeks old. My daughter had so much fun throwing ribbon and papers for them to play with while she opened her gifts early Christmas morning. They completely ignored the toys we had bought them of course. My daughter was only about 8 years old that Christmas and they were the first kittens that she had of her very own. Love those memories!

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    Dawn Z says:

    My most memorable Christmas morning happened in 1967. It was spent watching my brother run through the house to locate one clue after another, finally finding a full size drum set hidden in the back of our station wagon parked in the driveway. It was epic. That drum set brought our family together in ways no one could’ve imagined.

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    Viki says:

    We always travel to Grandma and Grandpas. One year Grandma and Grandpa came to our house. That was one of my favorite Christmas’s. So many great products again with this release. Thank you for all the inspiration.

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    Adielane says:

    One of my favorite Christmas memories is when my brothers and I all got skates. The pond out back was clear of snow and it was a nice winter day. We skated for hours through the holidays.

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    Marilyn in Michigan says:

    The year I opened all the presents under the tree! And I was sure disappointed when the little desk was for my cousin and not for me!

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    Jelenzini says:

    My most memorable. Christmas would have to be 1968. That was the year that I was sure I saw Santa in our living room!

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    Christine Page says:

    My youngest son was on his first tour of duty in Afghanistan & not home for Christmas but we were blessed to receive a phone call from him later that day! Made a tough day so much brighter ❤️

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    Reva Brightman says:

    Most memorable Christmases for me were in the late 1940’s when at Grams and Gramps house gathered the extended entire family ages 2 to 92. After opening gifts, the turkey was carved by Gramps with a big smile on his face as he put slices on each plate as we passed the dish along to the 30 or so of us who had gathered. Dinner over, it was birthday time as Gramps also celebrated his day. Then it was singing carols, hymns and I wish I was in Dixie by dear family friends who had been in vaudeville. It was a time when family gatherings were not hurried–my favorite times.

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    Sheila says:

    Any of them being spent with family and an added bonus if the aunts, uncles, and cousins joined us during the day! Also greatly treasure all the candle light Christmas Eve services!!

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    Nita K. says:

    My most memorable Christmas is the one when I was about 8 years old. My cousins came in town and we all stayed at our grandma’s house. I remember being too excited to sleep. Love those sweet memories.

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    Jerri Klusmeyer says:

    My grandson would say last Christmas was his favorite. Their was a huge box under the tree just for him. After fiercely unwrapping it he found his favorite sack of popcorn that I had made. He says I make the best popcorn. He even callls mr Grandma Popcorn.

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    Mila Ayers says:

    My dad was in the Navy and we were being relocated over the Christmas holiday. We were in a hotel and I thought for sure Santa would never find us. I had a nightmare Christmas Eve
    Night that I woke up to nothing. But instead, I woke up to a small tree with gifts, including a watch that I had my eye on! It was a Christmas miracle for me at the age of 10.

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    Linda Marie says:

    My most recent memorable Christmas was when my husband bought me a laptop. That may sound silly but trust me there is a beautiful reason behind his precious gift!

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    MargaretC says:

    I don’t really have memorable Christmases as they have tended to blur into one lovely, lovely, lovely season.

    I suspect that this year will be a little different, however, as we have had significant bereavements this year so it will be more bittersweet and time for new traditions of rememberance.

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    Natalie Winterstein says:

    My most memorable Christmas is 2011. My brother had to have emergency surgery on the 22nd and my sister gave birth on Christmas day. It was crazy and hectic!

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    Nancy Guse says:

    Most memorable Christmas with my husband was our first Christmas together. I bought him a table saw and the look on his face was awesome!!

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    Alison R. says:

    Christmas 1990 was greatly anticipated by my mom and I as she was making matching dresses for my girls, ages 3 and 9. She even made matching dresses for their Cabbage Patch dolls! She lived 400 miles away, so she would sew parts of the dresses and mail them to me to try on and pin for length etc. and send them back for her to complete. Unfortunately, my mom passed away suddenly on December 10th, but the dresses were finished. We felt like she was with us on Christmas that year. I still have those special dresses today!

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    kc3 says:

    So many to remember but the best probably was the Christmas with our first grandkid. He was so adorable!

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    katevdp says:

    My first Christmas with my now husband. It was fun to share each other’s traditions, and to wake up together. A wonderful memory.

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    Linda E says:

    The year I had the flu so my husband finished my Christmas baking for me! Was the best gift he could have ever given me!

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    Yvonne F. says:

    My most memorable Christmas was the first christmas when my two children were 3 and 1 year old. They were so happy together under the christmas tree. Smiling faces and glowing eyes.

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    Liz R says:

    When my daughter was three, and was so excited, she was jumping on the bed – at Midnight! – singing her little heart out, that Santa was coming. (Santa nearly slept in that year!) lol

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    Sarah T. says:

    My most memorable Christmas is memorable for all the wrong reasons. Having moved to the USA in the May, we went “home” to my in-laws for Christmas, getting in on Christmas eve. The flight was delayed so we missed our connection and all later flights were fully booked so we had to rent a car and drive instead (don’t even think about how busy the roads were). Add jet lag and Christmas day passed in a blur.

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    As I get older, I tend to think back to the Christmases of my childhood. Back then, my parents didn’t put the tree up until Christmas Eve, and after we children went to bed, they decorated it and wrapped the presents. My Mom always said she was just going to bed in the wee hours when one or another of us would get up wondering if it was “time yet”! What a magical sight was waiting for us on Christmas morning! My parents also continued their childhood tradition of fruit and nuts and a candy cane in one of my Dad’s old hunting socks…….can you imagine how that would go over now?

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    Melanie P says:

    My most memorable Christmas was when I was about 5 years old. Our family drove across New York state in the snow storm to my grandmothers house in the Catskill Mountains. When we finally got there the street was so full of snow that our car could not make it through. My dad carried me on his shoulders to get to the house where grandma warmed us up with hot chocolate and caramel popcorn balls.

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    Kim Badelt says:

    Each and everyone is special really, and it changes every year as the children grow older. But I do have one memory that stands out – when we just missed Santa delivering the presents. We saw him out the window, a flash of red and white. Of course it was my Dad (dressed up) but I didn’t realise that till years later 🙂

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    Emma Sleppy says:

    The Christmas I got engaged, 1986. My boyfriend had this big box and inside was smaller boxes all leading down to my engagement ring. Just celebrated our 30th anniversary.

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    Linda R says:

    My most memorable Christmas was when I was three. I am amazed that I still remember…I got a Chatty Cathy doll. She was magical and she was my friend. She talked to me! I got to take her to bed with me and she “chatted” into the wee hours of the morning.

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    Jane Crisci says:

    Having all of the kids and grandkids together. Hard to do with out of towners and crazy work schedules.

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    linda c says:

    My most memorable Christmas was the year my parents bought me a small organ. My brother and I enjoyed that gift for many years.

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    Lisa M says:

    My most memorable Christmas morning has to be my daughters very first Christmas…the sparkle in her eye and the absolute joy!

  • 318
    Bev Karolak says:

    My most memorable Christmas is yet to come! Our precious little granddaughter, Poppy, is just 3 weeks old, so this year will be amazing! ?

  • 319
    Katherine says:

    I remember getting a kitchen play set for Christmas when I was probably 4. It was the coolest thing ever!

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    Debby Boone says:

    My most memorable Christmas is the year that my son saw his presents and said: I know that Santa Claus is real now because you wouldn’t spend this much money for presents!

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    Carolyn says:

    Most memorable Christmas was when I was growing up and I crept downstairs to find that Santa Claus left a beautiful blue Schwann bike with a bell on the Handle bars

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    Sharon D says:

    I can’t name just one memory, but I’ll share some of the things I love: looking at Christmas lights, singing Christmas carols, going to a midnight church service, sitting by the glow of the Christmas tree lights, going snowshoeing, making my own evergreen wreath, just being relaxed and happy with people I love.

  • 323
    Kate says:

    The most memorable Christmas, for me, was when my sister would join my family and we would go get her up first thing to join in the excitement. My children were little and she was yet to have her own family. We would always look forward to her face when we’d burst through the door to her room to get her to see what Santa had brought. No matter how many times I’d tell my kids to let her rest, they just knew she’d want to get up. My kids are now grown and she has a family of her own so we no longer share Christmas-but I’m so glad we shared the ones we did.

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    jan metcalf says:

    Most memorable Christmas morning was when a young skeptical boy announced there really was a Santa Claus because his parents could not afford the gifts he received!

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    Niki C says:

    My most memorable Christmas morning was when I was 17. My parents had hidden and fixed up my mom’s old hatchback (they told us they sold it) for my first car. Christmas morning they had it sitting in the driveway with a giant bow on it! I was so grateful and excited!

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    Julia L says:

    Most memorable for me was the year that I wanted so badly the Barbie Horse Midnight and I had other horses from the Barbie collection and I was so sure that this particular box was the new horse, I played with the wrapped box all the time in anticipation. Luckily I was right and it was Midnight. LOL

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    storymusicgirl says:

    My most memorable was my oldest son’s first Christmas…Christmas has become so much more because we can celebrate with our children. 🙂

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    Jennifer L. says:

    My most memorable Christmas was a few years ago when my kids were probably ages 4 to 6. When they came out to the living room in the morning, they looked around with wide eyes and my son said, “Madeline, he came!”

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    Jen Carter says:

    My most memorable Christmas would have had to be when I had my first baby. He would have been just been four months old. Having a newborn at that time really made me reflect on Mary & Joseph and their newborn son and put a lot of things into perspective for me.

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    Betty Sue says:

    I don’t know that I have a favorite. I have always loved Christmas!! I know it was when all my children were little!

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    Sherah says:

    Most memorable. Hrsitmas was in 2016 for the 100th anniversary of the Christmas Truce from WWI. We spent it in Belgium and it was a truly remarkable season. I’m not sure my kids were as excited about not having lots of presents under the tree!!!!! ? It was sort of hard to take lots of stuff over seas on vacation for Christmas.

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    Lisa Dolson says:

    It’s hard to beat any Christmas watching our children, but when I was 10 years old we had a Christmas I’ll always remember. Our dad said we had to go out to move our horses up onto the hill pasture. My siblings and I asked why we had to do that on Christmas day. Dad insisted and took us out to the barn and told us to wait in the corral as he turned the horses out. And then he led out a new horse with a big red bow on her tail! We were so excited, because that meant we had enough horses for all of us to ride together!

  • 333
    Michelle Benoit says:

    My most memorable Christmas was one when I came home from my first year at college. My Mom was so excited, she forgot to plan Christmas dinner so my Dad just ordered pizza. It was the most fun and relaxed holiday ever!

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    elizabeth says:

    My most memorable Christmas is the year my mother hid my Barbie doll in the closet wearing a handmade wedding dress.

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    Lisa K says:

    My most memorable Christmas was when “Santa” gave me two dolls with lots of beautiful clothes. I found out later that my mom made all of the clothes. Needless to say it made them much more special. I still treasure them.

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    Elise says:

    When I was six my youngest sister was born on Dec 12. On Christmas Eve, she was baby Jesus in the Christmas eve nativity play. Boy did I think that was cool!

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    Cassie.brumbaugh@gmail.com says:

    My most memorable Christmas is when my daughter and son in love announced that I was going to be a Grandmother! There is no greater joy!

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    Connie G says:

    This a fabulous Christmas release!! So much to love!! My favorite Christmas memory is when my brother and his 5 children came out to Maine from Idaho to spend a week with us. All the children were little and I remember my sweet husband reading The Night Before Christmas and the story from Luke to all while they were in their PJ’s.

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    Cynthia says:

    The last Christmas my grandmother was alive. The whole family would get together while she was alive. Since she passed, the whole family has not gotten together at Christmas. We have a Christmas party in early December for the family but not all the family members come like they did for Christmas at my grandmothers.

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    maria f. says:

    I still remember being so excited (don’t remember exactly how old I was) that I woke my parents up at 6 a.m. to open presents. Unfortunately (for them) it was only 5 a.m. I’d misread the clock in all my excitement.

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    sano says:

    My favorite Christmas memory was the year I was finally old enough to be in the live nativity at church after many years of watching my sisters!!!!

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    Patty says:

    I had a very memorable first Christmas with our son after he was born. It actually was a difficult time during that first year but a lot has now changed.

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    TracyK says:

    One of my most memorable Christmases is when my sisters and I received a wooden kitchen set from Santa. My parents told us Santa contracted my Grandpa to build it, because my cousin was getting a similar set from Grandma and Grandpa. Had to keep us believing a while longer!

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    Craftyfield says:

    I remember most vividly my son’s first Christmas which was also the first as a family. My very own family! A quiet Christmas but lovely nonetheless…

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    Kathie Powell says:

    My most memorable was the Christmas 38 years ago. I was trying to raise my two preschoolers with very little in resources. My parents made sure the boys had presents under the tree. Not expecting anything for myself, I was brought to tears by the three grocery bags under the tree filled with essentials such as toilet tissue, laundry detergent, bath soap, etc. God bless my parents.

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    Krissie says:

    When my twin sister and I were very little, we always had the best Christmases every year, checking our stockings full of lots of little goodies. So fun.

  • 347
    Ann says:

    Love Christmas and many wonderful memories of just spending the entire day my entire family, grandparents, aunts and uncles.

  • 348
    Danny says:

    My most memorable Christmas was when we got to visit my grandparents’ home up north. We had such fun spending time with them and my cousins.

  • 349
    Evan says:

    My most memorable Christmas was when I got my first bike and it was my favorite color–red.

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    Ann says:

    One Christmas, I was playing “Mary” in our Christmas story play for church. Such a fun and memorable experience for me.

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    Kylie Z says:

    My most memorable Christmas was the one where I heard Santa and his reindeer on the roof. The next morning, there were his reindeer bells on the fireplace hearth. I was so excited to think that he had left them there for me.

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    stacy simpson says:

    My most memorable Christmas was 7 years ago. Our boys were 5 and 9. Such fun ages for Christmas morning. They were both so excited. It was such a fun, sweet, and innocent time.

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    Kathy McCluskey says:

    My most memorable Christmas morning was when my son was 5 years old and Santa came to our house for a little visit. Kyle sat on Santa’s lap on our couch while Santa read him a story. I’ll never forget the look of awe and wonder on my son’s adorable little face. It was truly a special moment!

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    Rachel W. says:

    My most memorable Christmas morning was Dec. 25th, 1965…the first morning I woke up as a new wife. My best gift was my husband – our wedding was the day before – Christmas Eve. It will be 52 years this Dec. and I’m still glad I married him!

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    LaFaunB says:

    One on my most memorable Christmas’s was when my dad was in the hospital recovering from a surgery. That experience helped me better understand that Christmas is all about family and Christ’s birth and not about gifts.

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    Rema DeLeeuw says:

    My most memorable Christmas mornings were when the kids were little. Now they are with the grandkids.

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    Caitlin Rebecca says:

    Such an amazing release!! One Christmas my parents surprised me and flew and walked into my house on Christmas morning!!

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    Cynthia Clark says:

    My son and his family spent Christmas Eve night with us last year. It was so much fun seeing the kids get Santa. It had been a long time since we had little ones here on Christmas morning.

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    Carolee McCaslin says:

    Celebrating our first Christmas with our first grandchild:)

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    Nancy Penir says:

    Family Christmases are always memorable in our family. Children, grandchildren, lots of love and laughter, and happy memories. Always at our home, a large ranch style with lots of bedrooms and a kitchen to hold all 20 of us! I can’t pick one year that’s more memorable than the others, it’s the same wonderful fun each year as the grandkids get older, ( the grandparents too!) And we all plan the menus and share the cooking, and host friends and the joy overflows. It’s the best!

  • 361
    Maddie M says:

    LOVE this new release!!!! One of My favorite memories is cooking dinner with my grandmother!

  • 362
    Pat says:

    I can’t pick out just one, but it would have to be the years when my four children were young and my parents were still alive. Those years passed by too quickly!

  • 363
    Ashlee Diane says:

    WOW what a fantastic release!! I remember driving all night so my family could surprise my grandparents on Christmas morning!

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    Manda says:

    The year my in-laws took their whole family to Europe for a holiday, including Christmas in Austria. The first time ever I’ve had a cold Christmas!

  • 365
    Diane says:

    I think one of our most memorable Christmas mornings was the one where we had snow. It often snows in January but it was the only Christmas in which we’ve ever had snow.

  • 366
    Lisa Schenck says:

    My most memorable Christmas morning was when we had both of our children. They are both so special!

  • 367

    It was my first Christmas away from my family, I was studying abroad, and joined my boyfriend and his family for christmas. We had samosas, and Chicken Tikka.

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    Tracy says:

    I think one of my most memorable christmas’s is one right before my dad died, everyone one was home, 11 grandkids and they were at fun age for Christmas, and the room filled with gifts and excitement. And we even had the dogs push the ham off the table and start eating it, like A Christmas story, luckily it was after we had eaten!

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    Kathie B says:

    I can’t think of any one that is more memorable than the others. As I look back over the years each has its own special blessings and memories.

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    Annette P. says:

    I don’t remember how old I was exactly, but my siblings and I received a 45rpm record player and thought we had hit the big times!

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    Debbie R. says:

    I remember one Christmas when I was a child where we didn’t think we were getting any presents as it had been a particularly difficult year for my parents. A “secret santa” stepped up and made a most wonderful holiday for me and my siblings.

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    Deborah S says:

    Since my kids are young adults and two of the three live in Calif and Canada, it had been several years since everyone could be home for Christmas. But two years ago was the BEST Christmas ever, with all my kids home for a week.

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    Kari D says:

    My most recent memorable Christmas was last year! Why memorable you might ask? It was the first one in five years that I didn’t have surgery for!!!!!

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    Jaana says:

    Most memorable was at my grand parents house in Finland. I was about 7yrs old. My uncle playing the guitar & everybody singing Christmas songs.

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    Avonlea says:

    I truly loved spending Christmas one year in Germany when I was a child. I was able to celebrate it with my cousins in Germany and remember how festive, traditional and peaceful it was.

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    suewinn says:

    My favorite Christmas memory started in childhood when my mom would get up early to put the turkey in the oven and then we invited all our neighbors, friends and family to join us for an open house with my mom serving up waffles. This tradition has been continuous for over 55 years. To this day it always puts a smile on my face as the holiday is really about your loved ones.

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    JoAnn H says:

    The best Christmas mornings have been when the kids were little and seeing their faces Christmas morning, as well as some the the grandparents last Christmases with us where they were able to enjoy the little ones

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    Sandy W says:

    The year that my mother-in-law gave our grandsons an old fashioned train set to put under the tree. It was also the year that she brought us a gingerbread house. The kids were fascinated with all of it and I have many nice photos.

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    Dolores says:

    My freshman year of college my dad and I took a father daughter trip during fall break. He died unexpectedly right after xmas. It was a blessing to have that special time all to myself with him.

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    Emily M. says:

    I’m not sure how old I was… maybe 8? Little Women had just come out, and I was obsessed with playing dress up and period costumes. My mom got me a little velvet reticule and the prettiest velvet dress… I felt so fancy. Christmas was always magical when I was a kid. My mom always made Christmas so very special.

  • 381
    Leslie559 says:

    How do you pick one? There are so many. Christmas is just a magical time of year. I wish we would enjoy the ‘Christmas Spirit’ all year long. Not the giving of presents and the hustle and stress, but sharing ourselves with others in our lives, smiling at strangers, helping others. All the things that make this time of year ‘Magical’.

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    Colleen says:

    I remember staying up late at night prior to Christmas and sewing up “Care Bears” for my two young daughters. I always did “Homespun” presents as money was always tight. So everyone’s Christmas present was something made by hand and with lots of love. Even shirts for Brother-in laws and a Norwegian Flag quilt for a “Nana”! Hectic times but I always felt so good about giving something I made myself!

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    josiane says:

    My most memorable Christmas is when my boyfriend bought me a plane ticket to join him (on his business trip in South Africa) so we can spend the holidays together. I never had thought I would get the chance to visit Africa. Capetown was beautiful. The seafood was delicious. We climbed Table Rock and even went on a safari.

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    Deborah Rosenow says:

    Memorable Christmas would be hard to pinpoint because I absolutely loved spending Christmas with my big family as a child. We always went to grandma and grandpa’s house and the whole family was invited for the day and dinner. We had over fifty people and it would take hours to open all of the presents. I loved watching others open their gifts. Great memories.

  • 385
    Lorraine says:

    It would have to be my son’s first Christmas! He was 6 months old. We were at my parent’s. My brother put a big red bow on my son and said “THIS is the greatest Christmas present!”

  • 386

    My most memorable Christmas is when the first time I celebrate Christmas as a mom, my son was just 6 months old and he was excited to see the tiny train running around the Christmas tree!

  • 387
    susan hatfield says:

    It has to be the Christmas that all the adult kids came home with their spouses and spent the night Christmas Eve for a big Christmas morning breakfast. Every Christmas is very special because we celebrate the birth of Christ !

  • 388
    Regina M. Hamilton says:

    My most memorable Christmas was last year. My son went to sleep with an empty Christmas tree and woke up to a full one. He had such a beautiful smile on his face.

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    Teri says:

    Great release! My most memorable Christmas was when i was a child and we got a puppy for Christmas 🙂

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    Sydney Grace says:

    Its hard to choose just one amazing and memorable Christmas, but last year was the first holiday my whole family was able to be together on Christmas or during the holidays vacation. I hope for more!

  • 391
    Susan says:

    My most memorable Christmas was when me and my sister’s decided to make and fill stockings for our parents. We were so excited to see their surprise.

  • 392
    Kristii says:

    Having my whole family home for Christmas is my favorite Christmas memory!! It doesn’t happen very often these days but honestly that’s all I’ll ever want for Christmas.

  • 393
    Lisa Kind says:

    The first year I was married, my husband told me about this Beatles set of CDs that came in a nice display box. He’s a big fan, so I ordered it for him for Christmas. When he opened it, he was really happy and was singing along with the songs that morning. I don’t think I’ve ever seen him that happy. He had all their albums, but we didn’t have a record player and had just gotten a CD player, so now he had his Beatles music to listen to once again. It was a really nice Christmas morning.

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    Shawn Eric says:

    Coming back from overseas after my daughter was born was the best Christmas. She was born in February and it was a long wait to see my family again. That was truly the most incredible Christmas blessing.

  • 395

    On Christmas Eve 1992, I got engaged and then on December 27, 2000, our first child was born!!

  • 396
    Jean R-T says:

    I don’t have one most memorable Christmas – I have many! There have been wonderful times as a child, as a Mom, and now as a grandmother. So lucky!

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    Debs says:

    PTI takes the industry to a new level every month…this release is no exception. My most memorable holiday was the year I turned six and found my first baby doll under the Christmas tree.

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    Diane S. says:

    Christmas is one of those holidays where it’s hard to pick just one memory! One that stands out for me is when my oldest son was in first grade…we came home Christmas Eve from visiting relatives, put our kids to bed, and my husband and I were busy “being Santa.” My husband was snacking on the cookies for Santa when my son walked in the living room, saw gifts laid out on the couch…oh my goodness! I quick rushed him out of the room and told him Dad got hungry but we’d put out new cookies!! He has since told us he doesn’t remember seeing anything. He’s 22 now! Merry Christmas!

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    sharonb says:

    All of my Christmas are wonderful! Spending time with family and friends, sharing good food, good times and laughter and surprising each other with special gifts. There are just so many traditions big and small that we have created over the years and still honor today that make them all wonderful!

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    Vintagestampr says:

    A special memory I have is the Christmas my youngest daughter was a newborn. She was laying there so tiny and sweet and suddenly we heard Christmas carolers outside of the window singing Away in a Manger!

  • 401
    Rebecca F. says:

    Thinking back to Christmas when I was a child, I loved the time spent at my grandparents’ house with all my cousins. We all lived in different states, so the years that everyone could be together were special.

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    Terri says:

    My most memorable Christmas. On Christmas Eve, My parents were taking me and my sister Vhristmas light seeing. While looking at the lights, I SAW SANTA!!! I told my parents I had seen Santa and that we needed to hurry home and get into bed so he wouldn’t miss us.

    I’m sure it was some father all dressed up for his children. He made a great impression on me and he didn’t even know it!

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    Christina Smith says:

    My most memorable Christmas morning is probably all of them. Every Christmas we read the Christmas story from the Bible. We all have different parts to read and after we get to open gifts. I didn’t really appreciate this tradition when I was younger, but now that I’m older I will appreciate it more. Plus we still read it together now. =)

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    Cindy O says:

    Midnight Christmas Eve singing… Cold cold snowy night with my mom visiting me … Beautiful starry sky … We were so glad to get home to the warm house.

  • 405
    Sonja says:

    Most memorable Christmas as a child was the year Santa left all 4 children bicycles with Varoom motors attached! Oh, my, the noise was deafening!

  • 406
    Karen Rose says:

    I loved every Christmas as a child. We lived in a large home so both parent’s families congregated with us. It was great. There wasn’t a lot of focus on presents, but more the food, playing games, outdoor winter exercise. Hard to duplicate today! Thanks for the release PTI!

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    Glorie says:

    My most memorable one was when my daughter was 5 and we got her the toy kitchen she wanted. She was so surprised and in awe of Santa. I had a hard time hiding that big box from her.

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    Jo Ann Mooney says:

    My favorite Christmas morning was when our daughter was 4 years old and my husband had just completed assembling a child’s kitchen set when she awoke to come downstairs to see what Santa had brought her for Christmas. Whew! The kitchen set had many, many pieces to put together! She was so thrilled with her gifts.

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    Kristin Burge says:

    One favorite memory is when my oldest son was about 3 or 4…we had told him that on Christmas morning he should get dressed right away because guests were coming over to watch him open his stocking…he came up at about 10:00 p.m. with a sweater over his jammies thinking it was morning…it was so so cute!

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    Lori Hefner says:

    I always thought my most memorable Christmas’s were when my kids were little, but when my grandchildren came around, oh my goodness!! They make every Christmas memorable and fun now:):)

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    Carol Blaisdell says:

    My most memorable Christmas was the year my husband and I got engaged. We were at my parent’s house at a family party and the place was chaotic! I am one of 10 children, and with siblings, in-laws, nieces and nephews, things can be pretty … noisy! Just after all the gifts had been opened and everyone was looking for the food, my husband told me one more present needed to be opened… he hid my gift in the branches of the Christmas tree. I opened my “engagement ring” and proceeded to cry and hug my beau. It felt like we were alone in our own little world for several minutes until a sister-in-law noticed me and said “Why is Carol crying???”
    And so it was meant to be…we celebrated our 35th anniversary this year. I love US!

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    Vanessa Bell says:

    My most memorable Christmas was coming home Christmas Eve after giving birth to my first child. The hospital had let me go just a day after giving birth so we could celebrate Christmas at home. Being home with our new addition was the best Christmas gift.

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    LynnW says:

    Since Christmas is my favorite holiday there are so many wonderful memories. One of my most memorable is one that I worked (I am a nurse in the correction system). One of the inmates I cared for that day said that his Christmas present was being able to have his medical problems addressed.

  • 414

    My most memorable Christmas morning was one of the last I got to spend with my maternal grandmother. I cherish spending the morning and going for a walk after we opened presents just me and her. We moved away and then she got Alzheimer’s so those memories are very special to me.

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    Janice sharpton says:

    Mine was the year “Santa” surprised me with a bicycle. It wasn’t under the tree and I was so disappointed that he didn’t bring me one. But he was a sly one- it was in the next room ..the dining .. hiding in the shadows!! I just happened to turn around and see it!!

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    Cynthia Baldwin says:

    The first wonderful memory that comes to mind is maybe 10-12 years ago…my family exited our church on Christmas Eve from mass,and there was snow falling! We live outside of Houston, so this was a rare occurrence. And to have it snow on Christmas Eve was magical. No, it didn’t stick, but still it was wonderful for my young kids to see – a great memory for sure!

  • 417
    Karine says:

    My most favorite memory is my last Christmas with my dad before he passed away. The whole family was there, it was such a happy time!

  • 418
    Tammie Koehnen says:

    Most memorable Christmas morning was when my family was all together. We hadn’t been together for several years, and it’s was such a blessing for us.
    Great October release!

  • 419
    Erin Bigler says:

    The Christmas morning when I was 6 years old…Santa brought ALL the Sesame Street muppet puppets?!

  • 420
    Dori says:

    I have so many memorable holidays! I love Christmas time and just love spending time with family and friends. I have to say the thanksgiving we did at my house was memorable just because me and my boyfriend were doing everything and having everyone over. It was such a success and made me happy!

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    Kara Howard says:

    I think you always look back to the magic of Christmas as a child. We would”sneak” out really early Christmas morning and finish “sleeping” around the tree. It was the only night my parents would leave the tree lights on all night. The soft glow of the lights reflecting on all the presents is something I always think back on with foundness.

  • 422
    Jill Norwood says:

    I think my most memorable Christmas was the last one my son and I shared with my husband before we lost him to brain cancer. We were surrounded by so much love from family, friends, and even strangers who helped us through so much. We were truly enveloped in God’s love and it taught me that we truly are God’s hands in the world and the things we do to share that love with those in need are miracles of his love brought to earth. In the midst of very difficult hardships the very great LOVE shared with us was the silver lining…and my Christmas miracle!

  • 423
    Karla says:

    Some of my most memorable Christmas’s were spent at my grandmother’s house along with my family, my cousins and aunts and uncles. As soon as I got there, I’d check out her Christmas tree. Along with her traditional glass ornaments, she would wrap wish bones with curly ribbon and hang them on the tree. She would tie ribbon around little bottles of Blue Waltz cologne and hang them along with apples, oranges and colorful hard ribbon candy and candy canes. After eating (until we were stuffed), we finally opened Christmas gifts.

  • 424
    Donna K says:

    I’m anxious to see what else you have in store for us over the next few days. My most memorable Christmas was when I was 5. My grandpa gave me a cowgirl skirt, vest, hat, holster and gun(before that wasn’t OK), boots and a sheriff badge, oh, and jail keys. It was the most fabulous gift and 59 years later I haven’t forgotten how excited I was. thanks for the reminder.

  • 425
    Paula says:

    My brother, who is 18 years my senior, bought my sister and I a Radio Flyer wagon for Christmas one year. I must have been 4 or 5. We always opened our gifts on Christmas Eve. My brother wrapped the wagon and left it unbeknownst to us on the front porch. As we were opening our family gifts we heard sleigh bells outside. (I’m not sure how he managed that; a neighbor maybe?) My brother jumped up and told us it must be Santa. We ran to the porch, opened the door, and found the wagon. Of course, we thought it was from Santa. I truly believed that night….thanks to my very kind big brother.

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    Janet W says:

    My most memorable Christmas morning was the year that my only child was born. He was 3 weeks old that first Christmas, and I woke up realizing that I truly had been given the very best gift of all.

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    Mary says:

    My most memorable Christmas was when my brother and I surprised my mom with a special gift.

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    Linda in St Chuck says:

    My most memorable Christmas was when my daughters were toddlers. They were just so excited about everything and so very adorable!

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    Leslie Scholes says:

    My most memorable Christmas (2) was when each of my kids was old enough get excited about the joy & wonder of Christmas. Now I’m enjoying my grandkids joy & wonder… I love the Christmas season!

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    Kris Gifford says:

    My most memorable Christmas was about 35 years ago! My husband I and our two little girls made a surprise visit to my family’s home in Eastern Montana from Utah. We had our 2 year old quietly walk in the house ( people didn’t lock alll their doors all the time then) until my parents noticed her! To say they were surprised is an understatement!

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    Kelly W. says:

    Wonderful Holiday release! My favorite memory of Christmas was 10 years ago when my daughter was 3, my son was 18 months, and we celebrated our last Christmas with my dad before he passed from cancer. I have a family photo with my son crying because he didn’t want to be held and yet the rest of us had beautiful smiles. Makes me smile seeing my dad so happy holding my daughter! Treasured memories, thanks.

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    Cheryl B. says:

    All my Christmas mornings have been memorable and great. I adore Christmas!!!
    The only exception would be Christmas 1997. My father died earlier that year in May. We miss you Dad!

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    Tema says:

    Christmas in southFlorida.All the outdoor decorations & lights & Santas with sleighs on grass lawns is surreal& crazy looking,but I loved it!

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    Carey Nusbaum says:

    My most memorable Christmas morning happened when my daughter was three! Santa Claus brought her a Barbie bike for Christmas! She peddled it around the living room and kept bringing as she peddled! I finally said I didn’t know if was that hard to ride on carpet! My husband said, “It’s not, but Santa forgot to pump up the tires! Oops! Air in the tires….right! That would have been helpful! Lol!

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    Debbie Winter says:

    Every Christmas morning as a child was extra special. Getting our stockings was just as exciting as opening the presents. As an adult, however, the best Christmas was when I realized that Christmas was about the gift of Jesus my Savior!

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    Roula says:

    The first Christmas ? with both our little babies!!! A complete family!!!

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    Doreen Johnson says:

    My most memorable Christmas is the 1986 Christmas. We had just all finished opening all of our Christmas presents and I was feeling a little teary eyed. My husband had bought me a new robe, new PJ’s and slippers. I thanked my husband and told him I had everything I needed for my due date but him! You see my husband was a Naval Aviator and he was due to be leaving his squadron before the next 6 month deployment and that is why we had planned this pregnancy so he would be home. To make a long story short they had decided to take my husband with them on the deployment and he was not going to be home for this birth. Well about an hour or so after our time around the tree the phone rang and it was his Commanding Officer to let us know they had found my husbands replacement and that he would not be going on another 6 month deployment. To this day after being a Navy Wife for 27 years that has always been so memorable to me. Glad to say that he was home for Ryan’s birth on Feb. 15th weighing in at 9 lbs. 11 ounces. Our big blessing! Now that baby himself is a Navy Pilot and we couldn’t be anymore prouder of him. He just came home from a 6 month detachment with orders to Japan for three years!

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    Sofia says:

    Last Christmas is always my favorite!!! Till the next one!!!!

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    Paula e. says:

    I have lots of great memories of Christmas as a child with six siblings…we often reminisce about singing carols at my grandma’s house on Christmas Eve, waiting for Santa to find us. Somewhere out of sight, my uncle would jingle bells and we would look out on the porch to see it filled with presents. It was magical!

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    Suzanne Fink says:

    As a young family living so far from extended family, Christmas was sometimes a sad holiday since we had hospital jobs and often one of us was working, but one year we both had off Christmas morning and with our two preschoolers we stayed in our pajamas all day, had Mac and cheese for lunch, and just played all day with our children. Simple. Uncomplicated. Sweet. Best Christmas Ever.

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    SandyGailk says:

    I always think back to when we were little and how much fun we had getting to see what Santa brought to us. Now that we are grown and there are no little children in our immediate family it’s much quieter. I think Christmas is wonderful with children.

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    Carrie in IN says:

    Nothing is more memorable than Christmas with my kids! The joy and excitement I see in their faces makes all the fuss worth it!

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    Connie Wine says:

    My most memorable Christmas was 1982–my father died of a massive heart attack on December 23. He was in Oregon–we were in Nebraska. We were pastors and didn’t have money to fly so we drove. It was awful. Ice storms, snow, trucks jack-knifed, cars in the ditches. On Christmas Day we couldn’t find anything open except truck stops. Our girls were 10 and 12. But we made it with God’s protection and help on the 26th of December. I’ll never forget that Christmas!

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    María Alba Negón says:

    That was the Christmas my eldest daughter thought she would not receive a skateboard and come morning the look on her face was……..priceless!!!!!

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    My most memorable Christmas morning was when I was about 5 or 6 and I woke up about 4 am and sneaked into the den to see if Santa had come. He had! I looked at everything then went back to bed and didn’t get up until my mama called me. She was so surprised that I wasn’t jumping out of bed to see my stuff!

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    Cacia says:

    My most memorable Christmas was when I was about four years old: my family had traveled to visit relatives for the holiday, and we were staying at a bed-and-breakfast in the Appalachian mountains. Everything looked like it had come out of a Christmas storybook, with wreaths and pine garlands everywhere, antique four-poster beds topped with quilts, creaky wood floors, roaring fireplaces, and an enormous, round tree trimmed in gold and scarlet. Walking in to see the tree for the first time was awe-inspiring — to child-sized me, it seemed to take up half the room.

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    Sarosa says:

    My most memorable Christmas morning … I couldn’t think of one in particular … my mother was fantastic at making the whole season amazing! It looked like Christmas, with amazing decor, mostly handmade, smelled like Christmas, sounded like Christmas! It was pure wonder and magic every year! The mornings were cozy and sweet. Not a lot of money, but a lot of love poured into the gifts!

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    margessw says:

    To answer your question, one year when I was around 6 years old, we don’t really remember how it happened but, i ended up being the one to open to the delivery guy who brought my toys. And I opened all the packages! When my Mom came back, I was so proud to tell her “Mom ! Look at all the toys I’ve just received!”.

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    Laurie says:

    At 31, newly divorced with 4 children I met a man who had custody of his three daughters and we married in April that next year. Our seven children were aged 12 to 4 so it was quite a concentrated group of kids. We had lots of love, lots of kids but hardly any money and so that first Christmas we tried extra hard to make it special for everyone. The two youngest girls (one of his and one of mine) were 4 & 5 and I spent months sewing outfits for their favorite dolls. They were totally surprised and it was very very special, even all these years later … we’ve now been married 47 years! What fun we had.

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    Aloc says:

    My most memorable Christmas was when I received my first sewing machine. My parents sacrificed a lot to get me such an expensive gift but it lead me on a creative journey! I am now teaching my granddaughter to sew!

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    audrey says:

    my most memorable Christmas is getting married the 26th of December.

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