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Postby Fidel » Mon Dec 08, 2003 5:49 pm

Yeah thanx. I'll ask the next time
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Postby depman » Mon Dec 08, 2003 7:18 pm

I used to love christmas better in the 80's growing up
Being with my brothers and opening the presents at 3 in the morning :D

There always seemed to be a bit of snow as well

When I was a toddler I used to look up at the night sky out of my bedroom window on Christmas eve and tried to see if I could spot Santa flying through the sky :D

I look for ufo's now 8)
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Postby The Dark One » Mon Dec 15, 2003 7:13 pm

ah christmas in the 80s wasn't that a great time to grow up always used to have a white crimbo getting up at 4am in the morning and eating your selection box for breakfast hehehe

but then again growing up in the 80s was cool and the fashions where mad
i used to love my ra ra skirts lol

but now im a mum and looking forward to christmas with my little one and hubby so some of the magic of crimbo is back just seeing the look on my littleones face when she gets up christmas morn is great

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Postby depman » Mon Dec 15, 2003 7:57 pm

My thoughts exactly on what you said :)

Im going to look foward to my son opening presents
I also miss the 80's :cry:
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Postby Fidel » Mon Dec 15, 2003 9:12 pm

Me too. One man wasted it
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Postby saz » Mon Dec 15, 2003 9:23 pm

I think it must just be me but reading this topic made me feel a bit upset.

I didn't have the best christmas's growing up, my family were at war 365 days a year and christmas was pretty stressful. My dad never got involved in present buying and as we opened each one he gave my mum dagger looks and shouted 'HOW much did that one cost?' and we used to feel bad for having them. Looking back now (80's and 90's) they hardly spent anything but made us feel ungrateful. Also things like trainers and clothes were only bought at xmas and one year i had a huge row with my dad over a pair of trainers that were £30 he said they were too much. I really cried because i just wanted to be like everyone else. One year he 'gave' us a TV to share which was all dirty, in no box with all the buttons broken. My aunty had thrown it out and he gave it to us for xmas.

I spent a lot of my youth being really jealous of everyone elses presents and how much they got spent on them, and at times still do i cant help it. I want to have nice christmas's for my daughter but i dont want her to be spoilt, but not deprived either.

It shouldn't be about presents it should be about special family time together, and for people who are religious, celebrating.
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Postby The Dark One » Mon Dec 15, 2003 10:22 pm

oh my darlings

at this time of year its best to look to the future i think its safe to say we have all had our good crimbo's and pretty bad ones too

you cannot change thing that have happened in the past but you can make a better future for yourselfs and your familys and littleones

and its not about prezzys as i found out last year my hubby was out of work at the time and we struggled getting things for the littleone but i got her what i could and told my family not to buy as i cannot buy back they respected my wishes and just bought for the littleone

i spent crimbo day with me my hubby and little girl just playing with her toys and having a little drink and do you know what it was one of the best christmas's i have ever had getting to spend the day with the 3 most important people in my life and getting to spend all that time just us 3
i loved it

i wish you all well and hope you all have a good christmas and think of the future not the past

love and best wishes

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Postby Enigma » Mon Dec 15, 2003 10:59 pm

Aww, that's sweet The Dark One
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Postby depman » Tue Dec 16, 2003 1:07 am

Im Sorry about your past saz

Nice story The dark one
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Postby Llisa » Tue Dec 16, 2003 5:02 am

I was very blessed to have a large family nad lots of love to go around. I can't remember a Christmas that wasn't HUGE in every way. All my brothers and sisters are quite a lot older then I, and so they were having their little ones around even when I was still quite young...and little ones always make everything way more special. It was treat having all my siblings back home again, since they lived so far away from me. Getting together in the kitchen to make dinner...going to the malls to look at all the Christmas specials...going on sleigh rides, skiing and dog sledding...wrapping presents...going out in the bush and cutting down a Christmas tree...stuffing the socks...everything I love! Gifts used to be a huge deal, but they aren't anymore. We buy for the little ones and then do something special for someone, in either my mom, or my sibling's name...then tell each other what we did. It brings us down to better level rather then getting caught up in all the spending of the season. But since our whole life revolves around the Bible...the best part of our whole time together is getting up Christmas morning and sitting around together while my dad...well...it used to be my dad...my brother does it now...reads the Christmas story. That and the "Wrapping-Paper Burning Ceremony" (cheers Dad). This will be my second Christmas without my dad and it's not likely going to be any easier, but I know he'll be with us in spirit...right in our hearts.
I know how fortunate I am to have such memories and cherish them very dearly.
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Postby Bubble » Tue Dec 16, 2003 9:41 am

As i get older, i realise how commercialised christmas has become. Its all about the presents these days, Im not a religious person but i feel society forgets why we have christmas.
I also think it was more exciting when i was little, also in the 80's hehe as christmas seemed less stressful and more appreciated.
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Postby The Dark One » Tue Dec 16, 2003 2:43 pm

thanx enigma and depman :)

and Llisa your xmas's sounded really great and great memories to cherish and hold in you heart forever :)

and your right donna xmas is really commercialised these days and its a shame as i think christmas is a time to spend time with the ones you love

but can you imagine giving a kid an apple and a orange lol they would just look at you as if you where mad

and can anyone remember making paper chains ohhh i loved doing that you know with that paper you have to lick and stick and it tasted fowl :lol:

oh and the school disco great fun :P
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Postby Bubble » Tue Dec 16, 2003 2:51 pm

Hehe so true the dark one. Still get an apple and an orange in a stocking. Always laugh. Paper chains ruled! And as for school disco, am still going now, hammersmith. Hehe. x
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Postby The Dark One » Tue Dec 16, 2003 2:57 pm

wow school disco how i miss them you are lucky donna :P

high light of the year the christmas school disco :D

well enjoy hun and have a good time :P
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Postby Bubble » Tue Dec 16, 2003 3:02 pm

Just to clarify: its not an actual school disco, its a night thats on every saturday in a club for people 18-100. Such a top night out.
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