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 Posted:   Dec 22, 2018 - 7:12 AM   
 By:   Montana Dave   (Member)

Thinking as far back as memory allows, can you recall your absolute FAVORITE, best Christmas you ever had?

 Posted:   Dec 22, 2018 - 7:52 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

I don't remember best Christmas ever, especially if you mean more than gifts, like happiest time with family, snowy Christmas, etc.

But I vividly remember some of my favorite presents as a child.

(1) The Aurora Models HUGE T-Rex.

(2) A toy dart rifle and wind up tin rabbit on wheels you could shoot. (Weird because I love animals and would never shoot one)

(3) Battery operated B9 Robot from Lost In Space.

(4) I have vivid memories of a plastic slide projector set where you could make your own slides out of anything on paper.

(5) A contraption where you could color an image and animate rain on the drawing.

(6) AND, a Star Trek Spock statue that you had to chisel out of fake stone. (Plaster)

 Posted:   Dec 22, 2018 - 2:08 PM   
 By:   Adam B.   (Member)

I'd say Christmas 2017. I met a wonderful lady last year and after many years of not being in a relationship it was very enjoyable to have someone to spend the season with. It continues this year.

 Posted:   Dec 28, 2018 - 7:50 AM   
 By:   jackfu   (Member)

In keeping with Solium's reply as far as gift-wise, I'd say Christmas 1964 when I got a Godzilla Board Game and my best friend got a The Beatles' Flip Your Wig Board Game. They were fairly elementary even for us as 9 and 10 year olds, but we played the heck out of them over the holiday.

In keeping with Adam B's reply, romantically-wise, my first Christmas (1982) with my Wife.

 Posted:   Dec 28, 2018 - 8:15 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

I found one of those vintage xmas gifts. The tin rabbit and dart gun. big grin

 Posted:   Jan 10, 2019 - 2:04 PM   
 By:   Wolfssohn   (Member)

I think this one 2018. Of course I had great christmas as a child, but not much memories left of. Only remember, when I grew up, 18 and older, the feeling for christmas changed.

This christmas was really great again. I' m member of a little german weaving forum, which lost its platform ' bout one year ago and luckily became part of a bigger creative forum. Real nice bunch of folks there. This christmas the leader had the idea of " wichteln " , I think in english called " secret Santa " . 14 members of us took part of it and we all had a lot of fun and a great time before christmas. Of course we weren' t aloud to open the secret package before christmas eve and that was real hard for all of us. smile
Best of it was, we 13 decided to surprise our leader with a " extra- wichtel " , so that she too, had to guess by whom her packages was.
We laughed our ass of, every day she was writing, " Are you crazy, lots of packages with my name on it arrived. "
I got a real nice gift. smile Since I' m the only fellow there and didn' t want to get ladies stuff, I wrote a letter to my Wichtel, with what I like/ need and not.

I was so lucky, I got, what was on top of my list. smile

I don' t know, how to call this in english, perhaps legwarmers, they' re to protect my pants from dirt, when I' m in the woods with my dog Jacy.
I' m wool crazy and they' re real shetlandwool.

Then I got another great gift more. A friend of my mom is a real knitting junkie and made this awful sweater for me. smile The wool turned out to not good work for weaving, so she crocheted me that sweater.
It' s real islandic wool and totally warm, so winter can come. smile



... and another great gift is still on its way to me.
Comes from the states and didnt' t make it right on time to christmas,
but hopefully will arrive in couple of days.
... but only to know, it' s on its way to me, is great christmas ever. smile


 Posted:   Jan 10, 2019 - 2:09 PM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

Glad you enjoyed it, Wolfssohn. Seems ages ago now!

 Posted:   Jan 10, 2019 - 3:00 PM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

No idea. They all seem to merge together. But obviously one from my childhood.

 Posted:   Jan 10, 2019 - 6:40 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

No idea. They all seem to merge together. But obviously one from my childhood.

I thought you were going to say " the year the temperature rose to only ten below zero ".


 Posted:   Jan 10, 2019 - 6:42 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

Waking up to see my new set of Lionel trains going round in circles!

 Posted:   Jan 11, 2019 - 2:08 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

I thought you were going to say " the year the temperature rose to only ten below zero ".

True. That was a good year.

 Posted:   Jan 11, 2019 - 4:06 AM   
 By:   Rameau   (Member)

Well this last one was the worse one ever thanks to this super-cold thing that's been going about. I couldn't eat anything over Christmas plus coughing my guts up every two minutes, I'm only just coming out of it. The best one? Well I'm with Thor, Christmas was quite magical when I was a kid (thanks mum & dad), & then in the seventies we used to have a lot of fun at work, alcohol was involved.

 Posted:   Jan 11, 2019 - 6:33 PM   
 By:   RR   (Member)

I didn't have Christmases as a child, because my family was (and still is) in the Jehovah's Witness cult. Luckily, I broke free, and have been enjoying the holiday more and more each year.

My best Christmas present, bar none, was also one of the least expensive ones I ever received. Sometime during the summer, my husband was at an estate sale while I was at work. He bought three paper cartons full of science fiction paperbacks, at a dollar apiece. He hid them at a friends house, and wrapped them up and put them beside the Christmas tree on Christmas Eve.

It was amazing. Of course, I had read quite a few of the books, but it took me literally years to read all of the ones I hadn't. Best gift ever.

 Posted:   Jan 16, 2019 - 1:06 PM   
 By:   dogplant   (Member)

Waking up to see my new set of Lionel trains going round in circles!

I had a similar memory, but Hornby, and specifically this baby:

Based on the stats for that particular train set, and various other memories, it was my 10th, in 1974.

 Posted:   Jan 16, 2019 - 2:07 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

Lionel or bust!

 Posted:   Jan 16, 2019 - 3:11 PM   
 By:   dragon53   (Member)


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