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Advent Callender

My very un-commercial Advent Callender asks today: What do you remember enjoying most at Christmas?

I remember several lovely frosty nights with a full moon as one came out of Midnight mass. The most marvellous start to Christmas.

What do you remember as the best thing at Chrismas?

Posted at 5th Dec 2007 - 09:42PM   Posted by Withy Brook   Advent Callender Comments: 9

Oh that is very easy to answer...............Grandmotherly love!!! She so enjoyed Christmas that she started getting ready in February. No-one have ever done it so well. I always felt we had Christmas just for her.

Posted by: Miss penelope on 5th Dec 2007 at 09:46PM

The expression on the childrens faces when they saw the tree, which they had left on Christmas eve green and bare, all sparkling lights and glinting baubles after Father christmas had waved his wand. Joyous and I'll never forget it.

Also one memorable white Christmas when Father Christmas left his footprints in the snow....

Posted by: @themill on 5th Dec 2007 at 10:41PM

Westerwitch's Avatar My mum drawing back the curtains on Xmas day to show a white Xmas and me being able to do that for our children in later years . . . .

Posted by: Westerwitch on 5th Dec 2007 at 11:06PM

Camilla's Avatar My great grandma's birthday was on christmas day, she died when I was 13 years of age. I still remember her with great fondness, how she always used to make my sister and I little festive stockings and bring us a special christmas cake on the day.


Posted by: Camilla on 6th Dec 2007 at 01:04AM

Faith's Avatar That's a very hard question to answer Withy. Enjoying most..... I'm not sure but I think about us all sitting at the table at the old house, and Daddy bringing in the Christmas pudding, turning the lights off, pouring brandy over the pud, and then lighting it.... the blue flame, and us altogether - 48 years in the same house, and I spent every one of those with my parents.

So many lovely times - me and my sister opening our stockings together, then my children opening theirs.....


Posted by: Faith on 6th Dec 2007 at 07:47AM

Unpeuloufoque's Avatar Midnight mass in the cold dark church with the procesion of the preist carrying the baby to the creche, latin plain chant and my face buried in my mothers fur coat and the smell of incense, finding a fairy for the top of the tree in my stocking, the smell of pine needles. Family.

Posted by: Unpeuloufoque on 6th Dec 2007 at 09:12AM

Milla's Avatar Oh Miss P, I love your grandma! Mine was pretty full on in the Christmas stakes, but couldn't compete with that. I thought that done and dusted (ie: bought and wrapped) by October was pressure enough, but February!

Posted by: Milla on 6th Dec 2007 at 11:25AM

Cait's Avatar Present opening and the Christmas tree lit up.

Posted by: Cait on 6th Dec 2007 at 12:32PM

SallysChateau's Avatar creeping up to the small church in the hamlet where we lived when 2b was about four before midnight mass and standing in awe at the silence and then tiptoeing home

Posted by: SallysChateau on 6th Dec 2007 at 09:24PM

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