As it gets closer to Christmas I find myself thinking about Christmas time during my childhood. My family was one of very modest means....in fact....often my father was unemployed and my dear mother supported us. Christmas time could be pretty lean as far as presents went...but we always had a big Christmas dinner and invited family who were close by.
My mom was always so busy that she often left the Christmas decorating to me....and I gladly did it with what little we had. In fact, I always enjoyed the task. My mom NEVER made a Christmas cookie...but she would make cream puffs by the dozen and a home made chocolate cake with hard crunchy frosting that was to die for. She baked all the pies for Christmas dinner as well as making the actual dinner. Unfortunately, I was not much help in the kitchen. I don't know how I ever learned to cook.
Anyway.....every Christmas Eve....at midnight they would show A CHRISTMAS CAROL on TV. The black and white version ....... and every Christmas Eve......I would stay up late.....by myself and watch it. I never tired of it and I did the same tradition by myself well into my teen years.
It is funny what one thinks of in the Autumn of life.
Did you have any Christmas traditions of your own during your childhood?
I won't be posting until again after the holidays....I want to take some time for myself and my friends and family.
Hugs to all and have a blessed Christmas holiday.....