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From Santa or anyone?

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My daughters first Christmas after 3 miscarriages it was a very special first celebration
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I remember all four of us kids would wake up at the same time Christmas morning. We would run past our parent's closed, bedroom door, thinking they had no idea what they were missing along with how can they sleep when Santa has been in the house?!

We stumbled down the stairs, ran through the dining room, through the kitchen and then to the den where the tree was lit up, and the whole room seemed to be sparkling. It was easy to tell the presents apart because we knew which ones my brothers got and which ones my sister and I had.

I try to think back to the presents Santa left and one stands out in my mind always. It was a puppet theater. It had three sides and could fit both me and my sister inside it. There was a curtain in the front over the stage and there were beautiful puppets for us to put on shows with. I still remember the stories we made up and the performances we put on.

I also remember the smell of that den on Christmas morning, the tree, the new toys, my mother starting the coffee, the orange juice she handed out to us as we dove under the tree greedily searching for more....

Sometimes, I wish, we could all take a journey back in time like in the movie Peggy Sue Got Married, and be transported to those happy, innocent days full of wonder.


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The one I remember, don't know how old I was but I do remember the gift - we had to have been little, but it was a spring action rocking horse.  I was probably 5 or 6, at the most.

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My lavender bike with the banana seat that had big colorful flowers and the high handlebars with the purple and white tassles hanging from them. It even had a sissy bar.


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I got a stroller for my doll when I was 6 I think, but I used to put our 24 lbs Dachshund (the big kind) around

We had Christmas on the 24th after mass.The tree was decorated that day and wonderful and everything smelled like 'heaven'. My dad tried real hard to be a crinch but on that day he had little powers.

My mom got me treats from 'heaven' during Advent when I was a good girl by calling "little angels" to her kitchen window (kitchen door was closed but I heard the noises ), most likely a cookie and it tasted like it came from heaven....I still remember

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I always loved Christmas. My parents always made it so special and tradition was everything, especially on Christmas Eve. My mom is Italian, so Christmas Eve was fish, like baked clams, linguine with clam sauce, that ocotopus stuff, fired shrimp and scallops, and everything else that goes along with it. Trouble was, I didn't like fish much..but she always tried to get me to eat it!
We would bake the greek cookies for my dad, light the fire place, and my father would give us colored "sprinkles" to throw in so the fire would change to a rainbow colors. The Yule Log (remember that??) would be on.. seemingly endlessly on the TV playing Christmas songs..
And that tree, after, when we got older, I wanted a real tree so we would get one and I was the one to decorate it and boy was I proud! 
Our house was always filled with relatives stopping by, lots of laughter and smells from my mother's kitchen. To this day when I go to my mom's it brings me right back to the day's when I was small and it always makes me feel safe and comfortable just like when I was little.
My brother, being the only boy, had a Lionel train set and my dad put it around the Christmas tree. He set it up on a piece of plywood and the trains would go around the tree. My brother never bothered with it, but I remember playing with those trains for hours...giving Joseph, Mary and Jesus a ride in one of those cargo cars. Round and round they go..ha ha ha My mom still has that little nativity set, with just the three figures, so sweet.

My favorite present..hmmm let me see....must have been Smarty Pants, a baby size doll!!
Anyone remember her? The only thing she said was, "I love you mommy" I didn't like Barbie's or many dolls, but I LOVED her. I took her everywhere with me, after all, she was my baby! Until one day, my "friend, Nicky, threw her up in the air and broke her arm off. I was devastated and never got another doll.
But, I did have little miniature ones, my Sweet April collection. Anyone remember those??
Wow! I almost forgot about them...it's good to remember...

Jen

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Three speed record player...must have been 1956...it would play 45s and 33s...wow...

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Anyone have one of those fake silver trees?  We had one of those and I hated it.  I swore when I grew up as long as I could afford it we would have a real tree.

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My Dad's brother and his wife could not have children.  My Aunt and Uncle always treated me special.  They gave me twin dolls in twin strollers for Christmas one year when I was very young.

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A little Story Book Nun Doll when I was about 8 or 9.  I was taken to protestant churches; but I was fascinated with Catholic rituals - rosaries, nun habits, awful stories of the saints.  So the little nun doll was dear to
 
me.  Long gone... 
 
Mine was much sweeter looking - 1958 - this one is kind of scary! 

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Absolutely precious. 

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