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

    Originally posted by Zincubus View Post
    When I was about 8 I used to love watching that kids hospital ward opening Christmas presents on Christmas morning ..


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    I remember doing the same Leslie Crowther was the presenter

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  • George 1978
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    Christmas dinner as my Mum almost never made roast turkey at any other time in the year.
    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.

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  • George 1978
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    Re: What Was Your Favourite Thing About Christmas When You Were Young,

    Originally posted by Zincubus View Post
    When I was about 8 I used to love watching that kids hospital ward opening Christmas presents on Christmas morning ..
    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.

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  • Richard1978
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    Christmas party at school, especially if we could bring in a game from home & watch something in the school hall on TV. Back in 1982 watching an hour of videoed cartoons seemed amazing.

    Helping my Mum put the decorations up.

    Waiting 9 months for a present my parents wouldn't have bought for any other occasion apart from my Birthday in March.

    The big films from 3 years earlier being on TV the first time.

    Christmas specials of my favourite programmes.

    Christmas dinner as my Mum almost never made roast turkey at any other time in the year.

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

    When I was about 8 I used to love watching that kids hospital ward opening Christmas presents on Christmas morning ..


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  • George 1978
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    There are so many of them, and these are my choices:

    1) Staying up on Christmas Eve and either seeing Midnight Mass or a film on the other side.

    2) Christmas Day at around 6.00 am and waking up and finding presents around the bedroom - switch on the radio and it isn't Noddy Holder's 1973 hit, then it would be Jonah Lewie with Stop the Cavalry again. .

    3) Seeing Father Christmas at the Coop department store (Upper Parliament Street, not Broadmarsh), probably on the Monday afternoon after we broke up (last saw him in around 1985). For some reason, I stopped believing in him back in 1987 when I found out after writing a list that he had exactly the same handwriting as my late mother, the forger!

    4) Christmas parties at school and pupils bringing food in, and the school doing an internal "Royal Mail" Christmas card service (cue the girls sending the boys Christmas cards - hallelujah!).

    5) Watching films on ITV with ad breaks full of "Sale starts 10 am Boxing Day" adverts.

    6) Er…

    7) That's it.

    Of course, these days it's sipping Harveys Bristol Cream and eating After Eight mints at midnight while watching the Midnight Mass, and watching and toasting the Queen at 3.00 pm - back then, when the fourth week of December came around, didn't it feel that the whole world and life in general was so exciting back then for just a few days, and even boring things seemed to be interesting?

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