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‘Twas Days After Christmas… (Contest)
Tuesday, December 28th, 2021

UPDATE: The winner is…Carol Cox!

Okay, so I wanted to do a “‘Twas the Night After Christmas” post and write a short poem about shredded wrapping paper and round bellies, but I’m too lazy for that.

I haven’t just been in a food coma; I’ve been in sensory overload. Too many lovely gifts, too many wonderful, eatable treats—the biggest box of Russell Stover’s chocolate I’ve ever seen (and which is now nearly empty). I’m not stepping on the scale until January 1st when I begin my 50th New Year’s Resolution diet.

The chocolates were pretty awesome, as were the rest of the gifts, but, for me, the best part of Christmas was watching the kids unwrap their presents, one at a time, waiting to see what the other kids got, and being supportive and excited for each other, saying how cool everything was. I’m used to them tearing into the wrappings like the Tasmanian devil, but this time, they were there for each other. And yeah, it took forever to unwrap gifts, but it was worth it. Even at O-dark-thirty in the morning when I could’ve been sleeping in. 🙂

So, I’d love to hear something about your favorite Christmas memories—from this Christman/winter holiday or one in the past. Share for a chance to win a $5 Amazon gift card!

16 comments to “‘Twas Days After Christmas… (Contest)”

  1. Anna Taylor Sweringen
    · December 28th, 2021 at 9:26 am · Link

    My favorite Christmas memory happened on Fifth Avenue in front of Rockefeller Center. A little child was hugging one of those Salvation Army Santas and there wasn’t an adult who passed by who didn’t stop and smile as I did at the heartwarming sight. No need to enter me in the drawing.

  2. Mechelle Hypes
    · December 28th, 2021 at 9:32 am · Link

    My sweet grandson is 5 months old so this was his first Christmas. His little eyes lighting up as we opened his gifts for him was nothing short of amazing. I’m sure we’ll continue to have the best memories as he gets older.

  3. Alison Rush
    · December 28th, 2021 at 9:36 am · Link

    When my daughter was 2
    I bought her a kitchen set
    If she got clothes she went over and put them in the oven. 😆😆😆

  4. Patty
    · December 28th, 2021 at 10:03 am · Link

    My favorite memory is the year we all had figured out Santa was not one guy who n a red suit 🥺 but our parents. So the 3 of us crawled down the hall and hid under my parents bed and waited. You could see our den from their room and when they walked thru with our Santa gifts we were going to sneak out and bust them. We made it about 2 minutes before we all started laughing and got caught🤣🤣🤣.

  5. Colleen C.
    · December 28th, 2021 at 12:29 pm · Link

    So many great Christmas memories when my grandparents were still alive…. I was always so excited to see them drive up to the house… seeing them was the best gift.

  6. bn100
    · December 28th, 2021 at 1:19 pm · Link

    bake together

  7. Beverly Blank
    · December 28th, 2021 at 4:02 pm · Link

    I love to watch the grandkids open their presents. One is 6 & she took a little extra time opening hers & looking to see what was in each. The 2 year old opened his …some not even all the way & then he’d wander off not interested. Watching movies for the afternoon & early evening was fun & relaxing.

  8. Mary Preston
    · December 28th, 2021 at 9:33 pm · Link

    One year my sister woke up in the middle of the night. She was loud and determined that the household would join her. Her plan was foiled when my mother sent her back to bed to at least wait for some daylight. Got to love my sister’s enthusiasm.

  9. Jennifer Beyer
    · December 28th, 2021 at 9:47 pm · Link

    We were poor when I was a kid so Christmas was always a fun time of year because we got our favorite shampoo or toothpaste etc. One year my parents gave my brother a refrigerator box that he turned into a “house”. He used it for years in the closet so he’d have a space of his own. It’s one of my favorite ever memories.

  10. Debra Guyette
    · December 29th, 2021 at 6:32 am · Link

    My grandson reached his limit and would not open any more presents.

  11. miki
    · December 29th, 2021 at 2:33 pm · Link

    not this christmas as i was in bed from the pain but last year even with covid with friends we send gifts to each other and i felt loved and not alone i treasure that christmas

  12. ButtonsMom2003
    · December 29th, 2021 at 10:18 pm · Link

    Many years ago my mom told me I wasn’t getting the piece of furniture I wanted (it would complete my bedroom suite) because it was too expensive. That year she wrapped up just the drawer from the night stand I wanted. I was so surprised and happy that I burst into tears. I don’t think I’ll ever forget that and it was about 46 years ago.

  13. Delaine McLafferty
    · December 30th, 2021 at 11:01 am · Link

    When my grandma was still alive, we sang around the Christmas tree every year. One night we were singing and a school bus drove up outside. My sister said who invited the bus? then the people started getting off. It was my mom’s church group and they were going around to shut-ins singing but they needed a bathroom break so they knew they could stop by. We all ended up on the front porch singing Christmas carols. It was great time that we will never forget. Most of the group has passed on now but the memory lives on.

  14. Karla C.
    · January 2nd, 2022 at 3:22 pm · Link

    My favorite memory was when my family and I went out driving at around 8 at night to look at all the christmas lights around town. We got to see the house where they always put a music and Christmas lights display every year. Then we went to go get some ice-cream and coffee or hot chocolate with sweet bread.

  15. Carol Cox
    · January 2nd, 2022 at 4:30 pm · Link

    My favorite and bittersweet Christmas memory was the last one I shared with my 43 year old sister 4 months before she passed. She was I’ll & in a wheelchair but she wanted so desperately to focus on enjoying Christmas with her sisters. I fixed her breakfast watched all kinds of Christmas movies and just soaked in the family love. I truly feel that she felt the love too.

  16. Delilah
    · January 4th, 2022 at 9:33 am · Link

    Thanks so much to everyone for sharing your favorite memories. Some left me teary-eyed.

    The winner of the Amazon gift card is…Carol Cox.

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