What's your earliest Christmas memory?

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    Dec 18, 2011 6:31 AM GMT
    I was about 4 years old (1970) and on Christmas eve I remember watching an animated show called The Night the Animals Talked,and when it was time to go to bed my mom put on a Gene Autry Christmas record on the console stereo that was as long as a couch and said Santa Clause wouldn't come unless we played it.

    Then on Christmas day I open my bed room door and just have my breath taken away seeing the tree all lit up and presents under it,I run to the living room window to see if Santa and his reindeer could still be outside.


    Oh to be a kid.
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    Dec 18, 2011 7:19 AM GMT
    Wetting my bed, getting up piss soaked in the middle of the night and seeing presents under the tree.

    Oh to be 16 again...
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    Dec 18, 2011 7:22 AM GMT
    @Ariodante LOL : )

    My earliest and maybe best memory was just when my whole family was together and we would decorate the Christmas tree together... my mom and I bought new ornaments every year, because we were big Christmas fans, so each of the ornaments had its history and we would listen to Christmas carols, decorate the whole house and just have fun... I think it was one of the last times we actually did something as a family and I was happy at home. So yeah, it's an old and dear memory.
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    Dec 18, 2011 2:26 PM GMT
    I only remember "Santa Clause" In the Netherlands when I was 4.. thats the 6th of december in the Julian Calendar, when Nicholas, the bishop of Turkey died (ascended into heaven) in the 4th or 5th century.... his day is celebrated on its own on his holy day in the Netherlands and Belgium, so the kids there get presents from him on his own day, instead of at Christmas...


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Nicholas


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    Dec 18, 2011 2:34 PM GMT
    Being forced to sit on Santa's lap. I didn't like it at all, and apparently let it be known very loudly! I guess I got over sitting on strange men's laps. icon_wink.gif