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    Re: Christmas When You Were Growing Up

    I think Christmas began to lose its shine for me around my mid teens and Iíve been a grumpy old Scrooge ever since. I do enjoy putting up the Christmas tree as it looks pretty (although some years I...
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    Re: Christmas When You Were Growing Up

    I remember my dad coming home with a bonus box of goodies from work one year. It was pretty decent stuff - I distinctly remember a jar of what I now know to be very nice whole grain French mustard,...
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    Your Christmas Eve Routine

    Did anybody have a routine in Christmas Eve? I didn't really except that I was always taken for a walk around the estate just as it was getting dark to see people's trees and lights. It was probably...
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    Re: Xmas When You Were Growing Up

    I agree about the big bars of chocolate and big tins of sweets. I can't remember having them at any other time of year so they were special and exciting for that reason.

    I also remember watching...
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    Re: Xmas When You Were Growing Up

    Getting sent out after dark to post cards to the neighbours. For some reason you couldn't be seen doing the posting or else they'd guess who it was from! It always seemed to be cold and frosty when I...
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    Re: Xmas When You Were Growing Up

    The excitement of the advent calendar (no chocolate, only pictures). I bet there isn't anyone who didn't sneakily open a few doors before the day, carefully closing them after a quick peek.

    One...
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    Re: Xmas When You Were Growing Up

    :D Loved it!

    Also only ever got dates, bowls of mixed nuts, after eights, parsnips and those sausages wrapped in bacon at Christmas.

    I was always unhungry and half asleep at Christmas dinner...
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    Re: Xmas When You Were Growing Up

    We did this too and had a proper plastic pillar box set up in the foyer. It was always a competition to see who got the most cards each day.

    I also remember individual decorations we had made...
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    Re: Xmas When You Were Growing Up

    Creeping over to the living room door on Christmas morning. It had a typical 70's full glass panel made of 'stripey' glass that you couldn't see through. All you could see was a big blur of all the...
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