Thread: Christmas Outings

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    • 10 years 10 months ago
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    did you ever go out for christmas outings ? I remember when I was a kid my family would all go down town and watch the christmas parade and see the giant christmas tree downtown
    kid still stuck in the 90s
    • 10 years 10 months ago
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    When i was a kid, I went with my family to see the lights. we just drove and looked at all the lights. It was fun.
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    • 10 years 10 months ago
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    We'd go downtown sometimes to see the lights and decorations, but more times we'd drive to special places where you drive through and see a bunch of Christmas lights and decorations, and if you have your windows down you can hear Christmas music.
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    • 10 years 10 months ago
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    Never went to any parade or anything like that but my family and my aunt's family (living in the same town, about 3 minutes away) would alternate hosting Christmas for both families. I love that time of the year, really once the holiday season begins.
    December > November > October > September
    • 10 years 10 months ago
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    My mom would always take me downtown to see the parade and lights for Christmas. We'd also go to the zoo light festival, too.
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    • 10 years 10 months ago
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    During the month of December probably about twice we would drive down to Boothbay Harbor, get Chinese takeout and drive around looking at the snow and Christmas lights while we waited for it to cook. We'd listen to Christmas music too. Those are the types of things I really miss.
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    • 10 years 10 months ago
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    Well, on Nantucket christmas was a special thing.

    Even before December, the Christmas tree lighting in town.
    To kick the month of December off, my mother and I would go see santa claus at the Pacific National bank on the first saturday of December. The two weeks before christmas, we'd go get the tree. I remember one year(1994) my mother and I went and got the tree, but they did a crappy job of tying it to the roof of the Hyundai that it almost slid off the car going down the polpis road.

    Christmas Eve, was usually held over at my grandmother's house. Prime Rib and yorkshire puddings were the order of fare for Christmas Eve. After dinner, we'd go and open presents in the front room of the house. My grandmother's husband,Bill had a certain way of decorating the tree. All colored lights were on the inside of the tree, and on the outside, the white lights.

    After the festivities and consumption of my mothers fine sherry cake, my mother,father, and I would go look at the lights in town, and then we'd mosey our way back to the apartment my mother and I lived at. I'd go to sleep, because that sherry cake had real sherry drizzled onto it after cooking(it was mixed with sherry),and it made me very sleepy.

    Christmas Morning was a magical time for me. I would go get my stocking at an insane hour, and pour through it. Then, after 8 AM, we'd go through the "santa" presents. It was on christmas that my parents stopped being hostile towards each other. I miss this.
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    • 10 years 10 months ago
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    I miss the way my family used to celebrate Christmas... usually there was a Santa Claus parade we went to, which town we went to see it was different each year, we would have get-togethers at relative's houses on certain days during the holidays, then Christmas Eve would come where all the family members would come, some would stay overnight and some would just stay from 5:00 pm to maybe about 2:00 am then leave, Christmas Eve was always like that, over 40 people would be in our rural house where adults conversed and kids like me would go and play in our fairly big basement, and not only that, but the way mom decorated the house was amazing, everything had a christmas theme, she'd switch the normal curtains to christmas curtains, put up lots of decorations both inside and outside, it was probably time consuming, but from what I saw, it was worth every extra minute spent putting them up the tradition was usually a gigantic dinner where everyone contributed for food, then we were allowed to open at least one of our presents and we weren't allowed to open any that were from santa until Christmas morning, then, most of the years, we would drive 2 miles up the road to the dam and we would go sledding down the big hill near the dam, this was at like 10:00 or 11:00 at night, so the only lights we saw were from flashlights, but normaly the sky was clear revealing the moon (I'm not sure if there was a new moon on any of those Christmas Eves) then of course Christmas morning came and all the people that stayed over (which was usually 10-15 out of the 30 or 40 who came the night before) would join us in opening presents (they would bring their own presents to put under our tree, so there was literally a gigantic pile of presents) what good memories
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