Hello everyone and welcome to the first day of Blogmas! If you don’t know what Blogmas is, it’s usually 25 days of holiday-related posts! I remember when I was addicted to watching YouTube and all the big YouTubers were doing vlogmas. It was always so cool to see the holiday cheer and get into the mood! However, before the Internet, getting into the Christmas spirit was a bit different! My childhood Christmas was perhaps one of the best memories I have. Although things are different now, I still love to look back at those times.
One of the first things I remember doing during my childhood Christmas was putting up a Christmas tree. We always had this big Christmas tree and I was always scared that I would get a splinter in my foot. So, most of the time I would wear my trusty pair of slippers and admire all of the ornaments on the tree. As December would go on, I would see presents accumulate underneath the tree and start watching old Christmas classics.
My favorite childhood Christmas activity was watching ABC Family’s 25 days of Christmas. Honestly, I wasn’t a big fan of cartoons as a child but I definitely enjoyed these classic. I remember watching both the 60s and 2000 versions of The Grinch Who Stole Christmas. One year I was given a tiny box of candies (most likely at school). These candies were kind of like Jolly Rancher’s or lollipops. There was more than enough for 25 days, and I made sure to save them so I could have something to snack on while I watched my movies.
My childhood Christmas was also filled with more simplistic times. I’m not sure if I had a computer yet, but I remember I was gifted with my first television. In fact, I still have it and sometimes you might catch a glimpse of it in my Instagram stories. My mom has tried to get rid of it but I just can’t part with it as it still works perfectly. My childhood Christmas also experienced the first High School Musical movie, which I recorded on a VHS tape on my TV.
I think my favorite memory from my childhood Christmas was waking up Christmas morning and seeing that Santa ate all the cookies I left the night before. We did Christmas a bit different since I don’t have any siblings. Instead of my presents from Santa being wrapped, they were perfectly laid out on a table. Often they were Barbie dolls or VHS tapes, and I cherished my toys so much.
I think I was really lucky as a child to have such a great family and such a great childhood Christmas. I know not many people have the experience of getting a lot of gifts or even having their family around. However, whenever I look back on my childhood Christmas, I can’t help but smile. Those were some of the best memories I’ve ever had.
Question of the day: How was your childhood Christmas? Don’t celebrate Christmas? What was your favorite holiday as a child?
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