What is the best Christmas gift you ever received? Which is the most nostalgic? Which ones do you remember from your childhood?
This is one of the first gifts that I remember receiving – a marionette of Princess Summer-Fall-Winter-Spring, from the Howdy-Doody Show.
The best gift I ever received was a new car (1985 Pontiac Grand Am).
The most nostalgic gifts I remember aren’t ones that I received, but gifts that my new husband and I made for our friends and family the first year we were married. We had very little money, so it was both challenging and fun. Friends of ours were just as broke, and got their “Charlie Brown” Christmas tree from the neighborhood lot for a couple of bucks. We all chipped in to make the decorations. Lots of fun!
Best of all, just a few weeks after Christmas, we were blessed by the birth of our daughter. A never forgotten and best gift ever!
Robbie The Robot. He was taller than me.
I miss my family, to be the last man standing is to live in the rearview mirror.
Christmas at our house was something very special. From Midnight Mass to the entire extended family at our house in the evening. My mom was not the “best” cook in the world but that woman could bake like nobody else. I haven’t had a real Kruschiki since she passed. Poppyseed rolls, Cherry pies (my absolute favorite), she made them all in abundance and everyone left with a tin full. Easter was a whole other event at our house.
Growing up in our house was a bit like living in a museum, my mother was a huge fan of Colonial living. At one point in my life I actually took up antique reproduction and made some of the rare pieces she couldn’t find. I’m mentioning this because it dovetailed nicely with a great uncle who owned flower shop. Every piece of evergreen in the house was real. It truly was like having Christmas in Williamsburg Va. every year.
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I remember getting books every year. And chocolate covered cherries. I don’t remember the dolls my mother bought and I rejected; but there is one baby doll in a picture of me about 2, it thrown on the ground, me squinting into the sunlight.
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A pair of Colt 45 cap pistols with holsters! My little brother got a Fanner 50, but I liked my Colts better (I know, not a girl gift…but what I dearly longed for). Later on, it was a $5 Sears guitar, the brown/black one. I learned the key of C and was able to play Love Me Tender that day.
Christmas morning we awoke and immediately our feet began to explore the end of our beds for the weight of our Christmas stockings, filled with small toys, tangeerines and walnuts.
A magical time with carols, decorations (Santa brought and decorated our tree on Christmas Eve–probably a tree lot giveaway); I wish my sister celebrated it, but she attended UCLA for a heavy dose of indoctrination.
Our mother was from England and made Christmastime very special!!
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I am not sure if it was a christmas present…. but I got a Mrs Beasley doll when I was 4, She was well loved :):)
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