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  • darren
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    A few things being allowed to go down on chrimbo morning had to wait till i was allowed.

    Opening the pressies tearing off the paper in excitement.
    Seeing what the telly had on to watch.

    Over the yrs christmas day tv aint as good.

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  • George 1978
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    Originally posted by culnara View Post
    WisH I could turn the clock back - happy memories
    We did on Sunday morning (sorry, couldn't resist).

    But yes, I would turn it back to around 1983 to 1986.

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  • culnara
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    Hmm, getting up in the early hours and finding loads of pressies, except for that one year where Santa, I mean my parents were too lazy to sneak the stuff into me n my sis's room and just had it in their's :cry:

    Having a black rubbish bag almost half full of sweets that would last you till april then you just be left with the sweets you didn't like

    Having family members round to stay - grandparents etc

    WisH I could turn the clock back - happy memories

    Today for our daughter we put everything downstairs - When we were young most of the pressies was from Santa

    We tell our daughter that Santa only gives her one pressie (usually what she wanted - never the most expensive tho) just so's her pals don't go "Why did Santa give you a better pressie than me?"

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  • amethyst
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    Going to see Santa in his grotto

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  • OptimusPrime1980
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    My ex brother tried to take credit for it, but my dad had slept downstairs the Eve night. He heard nothing.

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  • Zincubus
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    Originally posted by OptimusPrime1980 View Post
    When I was growing up, we had next to nowt money wise, but my parents, who had 5 kids to buy for, always tried their best, and I always got the hand me down games consoles from my ex brother, until around '93, when they bought me a brand new SNES.

    Waking up at 3:30 and running down stairs to unwrap the presents.

    Finding that Mince, our dog, had ate all the chocolate shapes hanging from the tree, and the tree still standing. Still to this day don't know how he did it.
    Iím guessing somebody else ( young) ate the chocolates and set the dawg up ... presumably leaving wrappers on the floor or near the dog basket ..


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  • OptimusPrime1980
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    Re: What Was Your Favourite Thing About Christmas When You Were Young,

    When I was growing up, we had next to nowt money wise, but my parents, who had 5 kids to buy for, always tried their best, and I always got the hand me down games consoles from my ex brother, until around '93, when they bought me a brand new SNES.

    Waking up at 3:30 and running down stairs to unwrap the presents.

    Finding that Mince, our dog, had ate all the chocolate shapes hanging from the tree, and the tree still standing. Still to this day don't know how he did it.

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  • George 1978
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    Originally posted by Zincubus View Post
    Thank you !!

    Edit

    Sadly no sign of it on YouTube
    It would have been amazing for someone to have an off-air copy from the 1970s and put it onto YT - I believe that Yorkshire TV (now ITV plc) would almost certainly have it in their archive. However, the fact that it seemed to be live as the TV listings' synopsis indicates might not indicate that they were originally recorded - on the other hand, the 1978 edition was transmitted the following year due to a strike at the Leeds studios.

    Another thing is that I am almost sure that I have seen a clip on one of those Channel 4 100 Greatest TV compilations with Leslie Crowther visiting a child with a bad cough and Crowther remarking: "you'd better give up smoking, then!" Those were the days when people could make ironic jokes like that...

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  • George 1978
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    Originally posted by amethyst View Post
    Was it called Meet the kids?
    That was the BBC version in the 1960s - Frankie Howerd, Ray "Lord Charles" Alan, and Leslie Crowther all hosted it over the years. In 1969 someone called Rolf Harris (sincere apologies for mentioning him) not only hosted it himself, but in the same year he also had the Christmas Number One in the charts - one has to say that the show's title does sound rather creepy in hindsight as a result.

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  • Zincubus
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    Originally posted by George 1978 View Post
    The ITV programme was called A Merry Morning, made by Yorkshire TV, and ran from 1969 to 1980.
    Thank you !!


    Edit

    Sadly no sign of it on YouTube

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    Last edited by Zincubus; 27-10-2020, 18:36.

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  • George 1978
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    Originally posted by Zincubus View Post
    We stopped buying his stuff after all those animal cruelty videos came to light ..

    Never again ...
    They were Bootiful though.

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  • George 1978
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    Originally posted by Zincubus View Post
    Yep

    Wish I knew what the program was called
    The ITV programme was called A Merry Morning, made by Yorkshire TV, and ran from 1969 to 1980.

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  • amethyst
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    Was it called Meet the kids?

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  • Zincubus
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    Originally posted by George 1978 View Post
    I assume that they were ones that were hosted by Leslie Crowther or Jimmy Tarbuck - they were before my time, but I am certain that TV-am did something similar in the mid 1980s using Roland Rat.
    Yep

    Wish I knew what the program was called


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  • Zincubus
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    Originally posted by George 1978 View Post
    My family would have preferred chicken or even duck as they said that turkey was too dry - I have always been faithful to Bernard Matthews when it came to Christmas dinner.
    We stopped buying his stuff after all those animal cruelty videos came to light ..

    Never again ...


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