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Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories #21 ~ Christmas Music

Question # 21:What songs did your family listen to during Christmas? Did you ever go caroling? Did you have a favorite song?When I was little I can remember playing the Chipmunks Christmas record over and over again.  Others that were played often were Elvis Blue Christmas and one of my Grandma’s favorites Conway Twitty’s Christmas.A favorite […]

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Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories #19 ~ Christmas Shopping

I’m a little behind in posting this week!  Question #19 was:How did your family handle Christmas Shopping? Did anyone finish early or did anyone start on Christmas Eve?My earliest memories of Christmas shopping were always with the Sears Wish Book.  It would arrive some time in late October I think and everyone would enjoy looking […]

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Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories #16 ~ Christmas At School

I have a few memories of Christmas time in school when I was little.  I can remember our Christmas parties.  They would normally be held on the last day before Christmas break.  Often we would get to watch a movie and  have snacks that must have been provided by teachers or parents.I do remember most of December was […]

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Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories #15 ~ Holiday Happenings

There are a few Christmas time birthdays in my family, mine being one of them!  Some people dislike having a birthday near Christmas because your special day often gets combined with the Christmas holiday.  Sometimes as a child I felt that way, but most of the time I loved having a Christmas season birthday!  I […]

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Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories #9 Grab Bag ~ Christmas Light Drive

Today’s topic in the Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories is a grab bag/pick your own topic.  I’d like to share about a family tradition we started. I have always loved Christmas lights, they are one of my favorite parts of holiday decorating.  When our daughter was a baby, hubby and I decided to start doing […]

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Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories #8 ~ Christmas Cookies

When I was little cookies and treats were always a big part of our Christmas holiday.  Starting in late November our house was always filled with the smell of baking cookies! The main types of cookies we made were peanut butter, chocolate chip, sugar cookies, macaroons  and one of my favorites Snickerdoodles! The peanut butter cookies were sprinkled with colored sugar, some […]

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Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories #4 ~ Christmas Cards

I do remember our family receiving Christmas cards when I was a child.  We didn’t get a lot, but did receive ones from close family.  I remember my Grandmother Hilda always sending cards to her mother and sisters.  I wish I had some of the cards she received back then.  I have no idea what happened to them over time.  Knowing my Grandma […]

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