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Thanks or your stories everyone. I will continue to be Christmasmom no matter what.

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Keep on planting the seed and when your children grow up the seed usually blooms.

My kids loved Christmas when the were small, when they became teens they were more reserved, too big to help decorate and etc. But they all love Christmas and love to decorate their own homes and the seed continues to be passed on to my grandchildren, (of course I help it along, LOL).
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Thanks, Christmas-A-Holic! I am glad somebody enjoyed it. She's totally awesome. We both are not very serious people and always like to have fun, so it's certainly a good time when we're together.

Brent, I would love my 20 yr old and 14 yr old to be as enthusiastic about Christmas as you are. I make a big deal no matter what, but it would be even better if everyone else in my house was as kooky as me when it comes to Christmas. You and your Mom are very lucky you can share your love of Christmas.
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When I was a teenager thats when my Christmas style went in full swing. So my dad always thought I was a bit odd to listen to the music as early as I did, but my mother always went along with it. So their traditions will always go on with me.
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I'm 17 and LOVE Christmas, It's a magical time of year, grey and gloomy outside, all the lights and decorations and it's one of the only times of year when the family gets together.

I must admit, Christmas hasn't been the same for me since my nan passed away in 2004. She used to have awesome Christmas' for the whole family. She made sure everyone was fed well with absolutely HUGE Christmas dinners... Christmas Eve she used to do a big tea party/buffet. a 7 foot long table opened out and she still struggled to fit all the plates on it and us around it lol. Those were the days!

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Brent, I would love my 20 yr old and 14 yr old to be as enthusiastic about Christmas as you are. I make a big deal no matter what, but it would be even better if everyone else in my house was as kooky as me when it comes to Christmas. You and your Mom are very lucky you can share your love of Christmas.
Thanks! I really am lucky. I had always hoped that everyone treated Christmas as a time to cherish and be with family, but I guess it's not. I really hope your kids become enthusiastic sometime. It's a magical time absolutely like no other. I am glad I get to make a big deal out of it by decorating my apartment this year, but I am really looking forward to going home and seeing the decorations up there. My mom's husband loves Christmas as well, so the house usually has plenty of decorations! I really wish that everyone's face would light up whenever they saw a Christmas display. It's only one time a year and truly deserves to be happy.
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My daughter is 13 and still loves Christmas. Last year she still "believed" but this year it's going to be harder I think. I've always told her that Christmas is more than Santa and that Santa and everything he represents can be found in much more than just the presents. She encourages me to decorate and even tries to defend me when my husband goes into Grinch-mode (which is usually right about the time I start to decorate - October.) Last year I cut down on the decorating because I was working, but both my children kept after me to keep decorating through the middle of December (I usually like to be done by December 1).

My son has Downs Syndrome and is 15. He will be 16 by Christmas and will probably always "believe" and have the childlike anticipation that sometimes eludes teenagers as they get older. My husband is disheartened by his belief and excitement because I think he feels it only draws more attention to the fact that he isn't like a typical 15 year old. I'm greatful for the fact that he can maintain that innocense because children and teenagers alike lose this far too soon in society today.

Thankfully my children have so far loved the fact that I love Christmas and are following in my footsteps - so far.

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My teenage son and soon to be teenage daughter love Christmas, so does my 9 year old son. My sons seem to look at me a little strange when I listen to Christmas music early. My daughter doesn't mind it at all, but then again she loves alot of different music. When the Christmas season draws closer my boys start to get a little more excited and help their Dad decorate the house with lights.
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My kids are still little but I am sure when they hit the teen age years they will still love Christmas as much if not more.

I can remember when I was a teen ther were a couple of years where I was not all into Christmas. It was around the time my parents split up and home was not the same. That down time only lasted a couple of years before I refound my wayward christmas spirit.
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