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    Christmas Greetings and Happy Holidays!

    Wishing you all a very Murray Christmas and Festive Season!!!

    We're pleased so many of you found your way here and helped make this such a great forum.
    Here's a thread to
    post your 'seasons greetings' messages to forum friends, one and all.

    We've a Christmas Competition coming up with a very special prize!!! (no, it isn't a kiss from Andy!)
    Join in the Seasonal Spirit and share your Xmas memories and thoughts past, present and future.
    Secret Santa gets underway this coming weekend so put your thinking caps on!


    Have a very jolly time!



    Cazza, Dave, Fiona, Jane, Pat, Ronnie, Sally and Zainab



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    Re: Christmas Greetings and Happy Holidays!

    When I was about 10 my mother remarried and she then had a bit of extra cash at Christmas so she bought me a brand new bike. HUGE DEAL! My sister decided to borrow my brand new bike that I hadn't even tested to her friend's house and left it in the front garden where it was promptly stolen. Never seen again and not replaced.

    My favourite Christmas memory is around the age of 7 or 8 and I decided to stay awake on Christmas Eve so I could see Santa and his reindeers fly across the sky to my house and see him fill my stocking which was hung at the end of my bed. I got myself prepared with lots of books to read and I kept looking out the window for any glimpses. Next thing I remember is waking up on Christmas morning really early and seeing my stocking (my brother's sock) bulging. I was so sad I missed Santa but so excited to see the stocking realizing that Santa had been in my room. Whenever I hear the song "I Believe in Father Christmas" by Greg Lake it reminds me of that night. My fave Christmas pop song.
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    Re: Christmas Greetings and Happy Holidays!

    When I was growing up, we didn't have our stockings at the ends of our beds, or in the bedroom, we left them lying on the hearth in the sitting room - one for everyone including the dog!

    In the morning, my brother and I would get up really early but we couldn't go through on our own - the tradition I suppose developed from Mum & Dad wanting to see our faces when we unwrapped everything, rather then us doing it on our own - we had to wait til everyone was up, and as we got older even after Mum had had her cup of tea and Dad his coffee - then everyone would congregate by the sitting room door.

    The bit I loved the most was something my Grandad came up with - he died when I was only six and my brother five, but we still remember it clearly - we couldn't just open the door and go in - one of us would have to knock first, to make sure Santa had finished and wasn't still in there. It was taken quite seriously - someone would knock and we would all listen - "can you hear anything?", "do you think he's finished?", "are you sure?", "Ok, then, let's go in and see...", then Dad would open the door and we'd peer through then go in to find all the presents.

    It was brilliant - made it really special - and we kept up the whole "knocking" tradition for years, till my brother and I were pretty much in our teens!

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    Re: Christmas Greetings and Happy Holidays!

    Well, Fiona - we still have a similar tradition in our house and my boys are now 29 and 26, with the addition of the 29 year old's gf. They're not allowed in the lounge to see "if he's been" till we've got the camera ready and they still have stockings with lots of little things in. Also up until they were 21 and 18, they came home from the pub before midnight so they could read The Night Before Xmas with Dad - then they all discovered they were just humouring each other and it stopped!
    Pat xx

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    Yes, the kids are not allowed downstairs until mummy and daddy are ready, I don't care how early they wake up. I try to get up early and put on all the Christmas lights. I always fill the stockings on Christmas Eve when the kids are in bed and I'm watching the late night carol service on tv then I put them under the tree in the living room.
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    Sadly these days Mummy and Daddy are up long before the kids, pacing the floor and usually resorting to clashing things in the kitchen to wake them up
    Pat xx

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    Re: Christmas Greetings and Happy Holidays!

    How lovely to read everyone's memories of Christmas's past! Although there are slight differences for each family, much of it is the same for us all
    and kind-of unites us all, don't you think? When I was young we didn't have nearly as much as children have these days, but one little present my brother and I always looked forward to came in the post from two maiden great-aunts, Aunt Annie and Aunt Aggie - sisters of our grandmother - who lost their husbands-to-be in WW1 and never married but lived together all their lives. They would put a 2/- piece (two shillings, 10p in todays money) inside a small bar of chocolate for us both
    and this small gift was always so treasured! Merry Christmas and a really Happy New Year 2012 to you all!
    Jennie

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