Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Christmas Memories


My friend Tristi has this awesome thing she's doing on Facebook and I wanted to continue it here, as it's the first little bit of the Christmas spirit I've felt this season. In the comment thread, share a favorite Christmas memory or tradition. I'd love to hear them.

One of my favorite memories was the year I was 5 or 6 and we were living in a trailer while our house was being built. When we got up Christmas morning there was hardly anything under the tree and NOTHING from Santa. I was sooo disappointed and near to tears when Mom said that maybe Santa thought we were in the new house already and had delivered presents there, so we went to the house ... See Morethat was basically a shell and there were all of Santa's presents. It was thrilling to play with them there on the plywood floor and enjoy the moment together.

And my favorite tradition is our Christmas breakfast. We always have orange rolls. My daddy started the tradition when he and my mom were first married, and we carried it on to remember him all these years, and now I continue it to remember the both of them. Merry Christmas, Mom and Daddy, and to each and every one of you.

7 comments:

Nisa said...

What a beautiful memory and what a sweet way to remember your parents. Merry Christmas!

As for traditions at our house, I wrote up a post about that before kissing day.

http://wordplayswordplay.blogspot.com/2009/12/our-many-traditions.html

Shari said...

That's a very sweet memory. All my memories consist of my brothers hounding me to get up Christmas morning. That and getting underwear from my grandmother. Not quite as sweet as yours.

Ronda Hinrichsen said...

Thanks for sharing this, Karen. I think I'll find a place to share mine somewhere, too. But for now, I'll just say it's related to the year my brothers and sisters and I played Santa.

L.T. Elliot said...

One of my favorite Christmas traditions is a "Treat Exchange" game we play every Christmas Eve. It's like a white elephant but with yummy (fresh--not pre-owned) treats that everyone joyfully fights over. =P

Merry Christmas, Kay! Love you!

Julie Wright said...

gorgeous memory. I hope your Christmas was awesome Karen! You deserve all things awesome!

Kristi Stevens said...

Hi Karen. Miss you. What a great memory. I'm going to crave orange rolls for a week!

Nishant said...

Not quite as sweet as yours.

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