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As a child what Xmas present did you cherish most?

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**Ann**

**Ann** Report 9 Dec 2012 16:52

You mean the real Santa Barb ;-)

Danger sprout.....you were lucky then, my dad stood on my budgie...alas he was no more!

Jean....my dad was usually nights Xmas Eve and we also got up to a roaring fire made by him when he got home......as soon as it died down a little he would cut large slabs of bread and stick them on the end of the toasting fork ....nothing like the smell of toast done on the fire :-D

Hope you all get what you want from father Xmas this year!

Barbinsglos

Barbinsglos Report 9 Dec 2012 17:41

Of course my Santa was real Ann

Your story about your son and his bike reminded me that I did the same with my son at about the same age.
Told him times were difficult and couldn't get him one. Then sent him out to the shed. Just like yours he couldn't speak and was shaking with joy.

He's 49 now and still makes me laugh when he tells about it.

:-D

**Ann**

**Ann** Report 9 Dec 2012 17:54

Well Barb....we thought we were going to have to take him to A&E he was hyper!

Barbinsglos

Barbinsglos Report 9 Dec 2012 18:03

Nowadays it might be described as child abuse LOL

:-D

Jean

Jean Report 9 Dec 2012 22:46

ann i can smell the toast, its making me hungry.

**Ann**

**Ann** Report 10 Dec 2012 16:20

That's a bit strong Barb.....do you mind! ;-)

Jean......I can smell it now also....lashings of butter that dripped down your chin :-D

UzziInSunshine

UzziInSunshine Report 10 Dec 2012 16:32

My most cherished was my labrador *Tina Sukis Black Magic aka Tina* she was 6mths old I was 7. She arrived a little earlier than xmas but on a dark cold snow filled night just before I was due to go to bed. Nobody got much sleep that night and many nights I slept in her bed. Sadly Tina died at the age of 16 once again with me at her side.

My surprise was my dolls house which was made for me by an Uncle. It was huge the front opened the roof lifted and all the furniture was hand made. and it got me my own bedroom :-D

**Ann**

**Ann** Report 10 Dec 2012 18:56

Hello Uzzi........hope you are well........wow 16! A much loved family member I bet. I had a dolls house which my lovely dad made.....like you we also had a dog....a very large lassie type who promptly chewed the roof to bits! I think I cried for a week! :-(

Haribo

Haribo Report 10 Dec 2012 19:09

A pair of roller skates and an etch a sketch, aged 9 in 1973

~`*`Jude`*`~

~`*`Jude`*`~ Report 10 Dec 2012 19:14

Mmm my favourite xmas pressie was a bottle green plastic dolls carry cot and doll, it was beauuuutiful and it was the only toy my father let me take with me when we moved!!!! l was 7yrs old.....not a nice man, but l probably had more than some children!!

jude

**Ann**

**Ann** Report 10 Dec 2012 20:38

Aw poor Jude....you serious??

Haribo.....roller skates and etch a sketch ....Xmas 1973....I had a new baby! Showing my age now!

Amanda2003

Amanda2003 Report 10 Dec 2012 20:59

I think I must have been about five years old when I got my big teddy for Christmas . I remember being told by Mum NOT to look in Nans wardrobe ( what a silly thing to say to a nosey little girl ....lol ) , I peeped and saw him peeping back at me from the mysterious depths , so I knew before that Christmas day that he would be mine .

I have him still , a bit bald and bare but he still has both his eyes .

He is much cherished .

**Ann**

**Ann** Report 11 Dec 2012 00:13

Naughty girl Amanda...tut tut ;-)

GRMarilyn

GRMarilyn Report 11 Dec 2012 00:57

Hello **Ann**

I wanted it to RAIN on Boxing day when I was about 7yrs we always went to my Nana house!!

My sister and I had an umbrella a plastic one her was Pink my was Green.....but it still never rained......But we walked to my Nana's house with our brolly's UP ! we were so chuffed didn't dawn on us how stupid that must have looked !!

What was the point in having a pressie that you couldn't use ...LOL

I was always wanted a new knitting set with needles, and I did .....the wool was always twisted with coloured yarn .....I loved knitting scarf's for my dolls.

Oh happy days ... :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D

Guinevere

Guinevere Report 11 Dec 2012 07:34

We always went to Wales for Christmas with my grandparents so sometimes I wouldn't get my "best" present until we came home after Christmas but Santa would leave a note telling me it was waiting for me at home.

When I was 7 I opened my parcels one at at a time and assembled a whole new riding outfit (I was horse and pony crazy and had been having lessons since I was 3). Then more parcels arrived and there were grooming brushes and saddle soap. My brain took a while to get around that because I used to use the stuff at the riding school to groom the horse I'd had my lesson on and clean the kit.

I hardly dared allow myself to hope that I was getting what I asked for every year. I whispered, "Am I getting a horse?"

The answer was yes and I burst into tears and sobbed with happiness on and off all day.

We bought him just before Easter and he was my best friend for 7 years until he sadly had to be put down due to illness.

I can still remember that feeling when I dared to hope.

**Ann**

**Ann** Report 11 Dec 2012 09:37

Hello Marilyn....how's you? Tan faded yet? Think that would be my worst nightmare, getting a knitting or sewing kit for Xmas lol.

At this present time I do not even have a sewing needle in the house! It took me from 1st year to 4th year to complete an apron in sewing class for cookery lessons :-D

Guinevere...you win first prize for the most expensive Xmas present, we bought our daughter a horse when she was 12 and kept it in a field we owned....my husband on his way home from the pub decided to approach the gate and call her....she promptly head butted him in the face.. :-D

GRMarilyn

GRMarilyn Report 11 Dec 2012 09:55

**Ann**....Shame on you !.....No Needles !!

What do you do instead........ Staple everything together ??????

Tan hidden under bl@@dy jumpers , what a waste of sun . ;-)

~`*`Jude`*`~

~`*`Jude`*`~ Report 11 Dec 2012 10:12

Yes l'm serious!!!

Don't know whether to say poor horse or poor OH...lol :-D

GeordieinNorfolk.......oh my word that is horrid, so sorry:(

jude

**Ann**

**Ann** Report 11 Dec 2012 10:59

Tut tut Marilyn..I send all needed alterations to the sewing department at Harrods :-D

Blimey Jude.....that's terrible :-0

Geordie....missed your post.......that must have been traumatic to say the least :-0

Dawnieher3headaches

Dawnieher3headaches Report 11 Dec 2012 11:50

Scozz Im like that with watches as well got one for christmas when I was about 10 and they kept going wrong but I didnt get the blame as my uncle was the same with watches.
People think Im mad when I say I cant wear a normal wind up watch glad youve proved Im not.


My 2nd christmas I got a doll I called mary still have her over forty years later and up until I was mid teens she went everywhere with me as couldnt sleep without her.