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Old 06-24-2013, 01:22 PM
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When I think about Christmas, I immediately think of Christmas Eve & all the excitement associated with it when I was a child. Gathering with family around the kitchen table to eat dinner before opening gifts. The kids were so excited we couldn't eat, but we still had to wait on the adults before opening gifts. One year my brother snuck away from the table & peeked into one of his gifts!

Even now, as a 40-year-old, I still get excited on Christmas Eve. I spend the morning preparing for Santa's arrival (hoping that this isn't my last year for that with our 8-year-old DD...) & spend the evening with DH & DD, making cookies or cupcakes for Santa, watching It's a Wonderful Life, then helping Santa deliver the gifts before collapsing into bed at midnight. I think I should go to bed earlier so I'm not so tired on Christmas night!

Other things that I love about Christmas:
-Childhood memories of Christmas programs at church. The smell of a freshly snuffed candle takes me back there.
-Songs. Silver Bells & Joy to the World have special childhood memories attached to them.
-Smells. Cinnamon does it for me. DD has two cinnamon scented pinecones in her room right now & when I pass by I get a whiff of Christmas!

Six months from today, I'll be preparing our home for Santa's visit, whether or not DD still believes or not!
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Old 06-24-2013, 01:26 PM
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I thought about what it was about Christmas I liked and found it much easier to compile a list of what I DON'T like about Christmas...

The Christmas Shoes
fruit cake
rampant consumerism

otherwise, it's ALL good!
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The Magic.....

This was going to be my answer, but you beat me to it.
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I can t really pinpoint it....why do I love christmas? Because I never lost the child in me....I still get exited to give and get presents....I still go bonkers when I see the first ymas commerciao on tv for the season....see the first decorations..........The love for christmas keeps the child in me from growing up......

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For me there has always been this mysterious magic that never fails to warm me to the core. Maybe it's because the season brings out the best in a lot of people and we're all on the same frequency, but it's when the Christmas season ends when I really start wondering how just a certain time of the year can create such a feeling. For me I suppose it's the culmination of listening to Christmas music, decorating the house, watching Christmas movies, driving around looking at Christmas lights, and probably a whole lot more that makes me love Christmas so much. All of these things are so pure and heartwarming that I will never tire of them.

Most everyone else I know goes back to life as usual when it's all over, but I try to hold onto that feeling year round. It wouldn't be so bad to feel that kind of warmth all the time, in my opinion!
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Originally Posted by RadioJonD View Post
Having been a member of various Christmas forums for nine years now, Iíve realized that my overall interest in Christmas really isnít as intense as others. Without the music, Iím not even sure I would be all that interested in Christmas.
Thanks for an honest assessment, RJD. I think you make a valid observation here. There are many who specialize or have a passion for just one aspect of Christmas.

Folks into music (like you) or decorating or playing Santa or...well, there are a million things.

To me that is one of the fascinating things about Christmas: it has a diverse appeal and it isn't the same for just about anyone.

This is a great question and an even better podcast-type topic to explore. Just wouldn't know how to approach it.
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I love everything!! the excitement! the hustle and bustle of shops, food, family , joy, goodwill!! far too much to list here hehe!! xx
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I think I have posted this here before. I had a really rough childhood. I don't have too many good memories of growing up, however just about all my best memories are of Christmas.

The weird thing is I haven't always been into Christmas like I am now. It started shortly before I became a member here. It just hit me one day. I was thinking back on my childhood memories and I just felt this urge for Christmas. I started to listen to Christmas songs and do searches on Christmas. That's how I found my way here.
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