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    Favorite Christmas Memories/Funny Stories

    This year a lot of us won't be able to see our family as we usually do for the holidays, or perhaps just in a limited capacity. In lieu of that fact, let's take some time to reflect on some of our favorite holiday memories from years past.

    For me, It is probably getting a PlayStation 1 for Christmas in the year 1999 or 2000 (can't recall). Sure it had been out for years at that point, but I wasn't really aware of it until my grandmother got one and kept talking it up each time I saw her. She called me during the Summer and said "guess what I got?" and proceeded to tell me about her PS1. She always liked to be the center of attention and I don't think she considered how much I would pine for a PS1 for the next 6 months or so. My parents to this day never bought me a game console, save for a Sega Genesis they found for $15 at a yard sale. It was a glorious moment when I opened up that PSOne (the smaller version, which leads me to believe that this took place during the year 2000) and a single game: Jet Moto.

    My neighbor who I've spoken about here before was a lot older than me and served as my babysitter once in a while, he was 14 and a "big kid". Thus, he introduced me to way cooler games than I was aware of, namely Final Fantasy Tactics and Final Fantasy VIII (yes, 8). After a few days of Jet Moto he heard that I had a PlayStation and loaned me his copy of FFVIII. The rest is history.
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    My oldest memory was from when I was about 2, maybe 3 years old. It was a blizzard outside and my aunt walked me and my brother to this photo place to get Christmas pictures taken. I remember being in absolute shock and wonder by the snow. I had never seen it like that before and it looked magical to me. This was like maybe a week prior to Christmas. My mother still has the pictures.

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    That's pretty cool, Zem. I can imagine how exciting that would be. I'm not in the same boat but I sort of understand. I was rarely bought a game console, but I got to play video games because my dad always bought them, so I had to play his when he was at work. I finally got my own system when my older sister's boyfriend's sister (that's a mouthful) randomly gave her original brick Game Boy to me. I was the happiest kid in the world. Some of the first games I owned were Tetris, Super Mario Land and Final Fantasy Adventure.

    It was after Pokémon Blue came out that my parents got me a Game Boy Colour. The consoles I got after that (well, until I started working) were my dad's old ones he gave away: a PS1 and an Xbox.

    I think some of my best Christmas memories were to do with Sonic because I was a real Sega fanboy. I know that I already shared at least one of these photos, but I suppose you can't share a memory better than with a picture:

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    The first one is obviously from one of those Christmases. The second might be. If it isn't it's from a birthday. (Damn, I was a happy chappie.)

    To be honest I don't remember that much else. My childhood memories are seriously hazy. One thing I remember quite well is Santa and his sleigh. You see, I don't know if this was ever a thing in other countries, but on many Christmases there was this Coca-Cola sleigh and Santa was always giving out treats. My friends and I always raced to get some. It was probably some clever advertising because I love Coke now.

    Ah, finally, there's one other thing I remember very fondly. Every Christmas my aunt took me, my sister and two cousins to the cinema. It was perhaps the thing we looked forward to the most each Christmas because she made it feel really magical I guess. I think she had that kind of personality. Sometimes we saw a Christmas film. Afterwards we were always taken to a restaurant. The tradition ended with The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King because we'd "got too old" by that point. Shucks.

    Quote Originally Posted by KorinKitty View Post
    My oldest memory was from when I was about 2, maybe 3 years old. It was a blizzard outside and my aunt walked me and my brother to this photo place to get Christmas pictures taken. I remember being in absolute shock and wonder by the snow. I had never seen it like that before and it looked magical to me. This was like maybe a week prior to Christmas. My mother still has the pictures.
    I'm not surprised. What kind of kid wouldn't love snow, eh? Did you ever have snowball fights?

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    I'm not surprised. What kind of kid wouldn't love snow, eh? Did you ever have snowball fights?
    The question wasn't directed at me but yes I did have snowball fights with my Dad and sometimes other kids who lived on my block. My only memory from snowball fighting was when I scooped up some snow out of the garden (i didn't realize at the time) instead of the yard, so it was full of gardening soil/dirt. I got a sweet headshot on the kid and dirt got in his eyes so he went home crying.

    I guess I won
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    I remembered another one. My first cat used to lay with the Christmas tree never did anything other than knock off ornaments and play under it but one year he decided to climb it and I remember my mom screaming for me. He was near the top of the tree and it was falling over, she caught it and I had to get a step stool and get him down. lol That was the only time I had to deal with this surprisingly haven't owned and cared for several cats over the years. My oldest cat right now just tries to chew on fake trees. Another reason I don't bother with them.

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