QOTW: Holiday Memories



This week’s question on the Multiples and More site is about my own memories.  Yay for more memories!

What are your favorite holiday memories?

Some of my favorite holiday memories involve my brother.  He and I were co-conspirators with our presents.  Together, we made a small hole in the drywall in the unfinished basement to peak into the store room.  (Sorry Mom.)  It was through that peep hole that we saw bikes for Christmas one year.

We always got excited to see what shape of chocolate was coming out of our advent calendars together.  We watched Christmas movies together.  We suffered, together, through many of THESE:

Christmas 1989

Most of my Christmas memories are wound up with him.

One of my most favorite memories is our stockings.  You see, Santa left our stockings in our rooms every year.  I never remember them NOT being in our rooms in the morning.  It was always so great to open my eyes on Christmas and see my stocking right away.

But the best part about the stocking was that my brother and I would sneak into each other’s rooms and go over our spoils in our stockings.  We switched rooms every year.  And we both were just as excited for each other’s presents.  We went from being excited about our cool new toothbrushes together and tiny toys as little kids to taking turns listening to our new CDs as teenagers.

The year that he was in Arizona on his mission for our church, was a hard one for me.  The stocking just wasn’t as magical as it had been in years past.  It was great again when we got to do one last year before I got married.

I can only hope that my kids enjoy Christmas with each other as much as my brother and I did.


4 Comments (+add yours!)

  1. Dad
    Dec 20, 2010 @ 12:28:59

    The stockings are sooo funny! Santa just wanted to sleep in, which is why we did it. It turned out to be a great tradition.



    • Safire
      Dec 23, 2010 @ 10:31:43

      What Mom said.


  2. Mom
    Dec 20, 2010 @ 16:41:52

    It was not because Santa wanted to sleep in. It’s a British tradition. I did it when I was a little girl. And my mother did it when she was a little girl. Santa’s sleeping was totally beside the point.


    • Safire
      Dec 23, 2010 @ 10:31:23

      Either way…I’m doing it with my family too!


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