Traditions & MemoriesThis forum area discusses all the time honored traditions of Christmas. From Christmas trees to mistletoe to great fun with Santa these topics bring us together and inspire great celebration year round. We relish learning of Christmas from all parts of the world and sharing unique cultural traditions from all over. Share your ideas and fond memories here!
The Best of Christmas Sitcoms
Here are my top 10: (in no particular order)
All 3 M*A*S*H Christmas episodes they made:
Death Takes a Holiday
The Bob Newhart Show:
His Busiest Time
I'm Dreaming of a...
Tips for Buying a Fresh Tree
I will do that fresh cut of the trunk.....that was my problem last Christmas.....the tree lost so many needles....even tho it was fresh....the problem was....since I didn´t cut the trunk....the tree...
So earlier today I started searching for my old houses I grew up in on the internet to look at and reminiscence on the good times (especially the holidays). Just one photo bought so many good memories of playing the snow on our big hill in the backyard, putting up Christmas lights in the crisp cold November air, being a teenager sneaking out the basement door to hang out with friends on a weekday! Haha. Do anyone else do this? Is this weird? I just sometimes like to see photographs (even real estate listing photos) of homes me and my family used to live in just to remember the good times. Please share your stories if you agree or disagree!
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I've never done it but I google earth my old homes occasionally to see if any external renovations have been done. I can understand you reminiscing and using the photos as triggers to those good feelings.
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It's not weird at all Around Christmas I always get nostalgic, I think it's part of the magic of the season.
My family home is still my family home, we always lived in the same house. However , as I moved far away from home I can no longer visit when I get the urge as it involves hours of travelling etc! There are times I miss it so much and want so very much to be sitting with my mum in our kitchen or chilling out on the sofa with my brother.
I know exactly what you mean about photos sparking memories from the past and in fact you got me to realising I have not got enough photos I don't think it's weird at all , I actually think it's important to remember these things. You sound like you had some special times and memories.....all of which played a part of who you are today. So go ahead and enjoy reminiscing, nothing wrong with that.
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Nahhhhh, that's not weird at all. Every once and awhile, we will drive by our old house just to see what it looks like, how are the new owners taking care of it, etc.... It's fond memories.... It's good to look ahead, but also fun to look back every once and awhile~
The Bell Still Rings for me,
as it does for all who truly Believe!
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