Just a few Christmas memories of a very young me interspersed with a little Christmas decorating. How well I remember...
I don’t care if I did grow up in Hawaii, Santa did not come in on a surfboard or an outrigger canoe! He flew in with a team of eight reindeer and landed on the roof. I know because I’m sure I heard them one Christmas Eve!
My mother’s one rule when decorating the Christmas tree, tinsel was not to be thrown on willy nilly, it went on one tinsel at a time!
And while we were decorating the tree, we listened to two Christmas albums, one was a children’s chorale and the other was the Jackson 5. I can still hear Michael Jackson singing I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Clause!
I remember making festively decorated candles with my mother and using milk cartons as the mold.
Christmas dinner was usually a repeat of Thanksgiving, lots of turkey and stuffing, yummy!
Waking up Christmas morning very early and the torment of having to wait for my parents to get up.
Sometimes my father wasn't able to join us on Christmas morning because he worked as a pilot and was either working or on call. It pretty much was like that on any holiday.
One of my favorite Christmas gifts was a life-sized stuffed dog, a poodle that had a little squeaker on the tip of its tail.
I loved watching a Christmas Carol every year. It was an old black and white, filmed in the 50’s and I shiver every time Scrooge says…are there no prisons, no workhouses? My other favorite Christmas movie is White Christmas.
I would like to wish everyone of you…
Merry Christmas from Bonnie Sadie and The Gato