MY MOST MEMORABLE CHRISTMAS AS A CHILD

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There is nothing more exciting to a child than getting up early on Christmas morning to see what Santa left for them under the tree!!  Christmas Eve was filled with anticipation, and we never went to bed without leaving a glass of Milk and cookie for Santa.. and of course a carrot or two for his Reindeer.

Back then when I was a child, we always had a real Christmas tree.  I still remember the fresh scent of pine wafting through the living room, and watering the tree everyday to make sure it didn't dry out..

I was about 9 or 10, still  kind of sitting on the fence about the concept of there being a Santa Claus. A very popular TV show at that time was a game show called "Beat The Clock."  The model on the show was named Roxanne, and she was so popular there was a Roxanne doll made in her likeness. It's the only thing I wanted for Christmas that year!

I don't remember exactly how I found myself looking in the closet of my parent's bedroom... but I looked up on the shelf and there she was!  I couldn't beleive my eyes,  I was getting what I asked for.. but suddenly realzing there was no Santa.

I didn't want to disappoint my parents, (or let them know I was snooping), so on Christmas morning I put on my best performance when I opened the package with the Roxanne Doll.

To this day, I never told my parents...and they never knew my secret.

 

Sorry, this is the only pic from that era I could find of me with my Mom... This was around 1953-54

 

This post is for Kathy Streib's A December Challenge-Share a Favorite Holiday Memory With Us!.

 

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Steffy Hristova
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Hi Gloria, you must have felt very grown-up when you discovered your parents' little treasure for you. And afterwards, many years after, you started wanting to be a child again.  :)

Dec 28, 2017 10:22 AM #1
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Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent
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That moment was both happy and disappinting.. Happy I was getting the doll.. and disappinted to learn there was no Santa... Thanks for taking the time to read my post.

Dec 28, 2017 10:24 AM #2
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Paul Antonelli
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Great Christmas story. There are so many people who have had similiar accounts to confirming the real truth about Santa. Nonetheless, the belief and happiness was made true Christmas morning when your parents saw your excitment for the gift and you allowed them to contunue believing that you did. 

Dec 28, 2017 10:28 AM #3
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Thank you Paul Antonelli I think in some way I was also holding on to the fantasy there was a Santa!  But, I also didn't want to disappoint my parents... Hope you had a good holiday..

Dec 28, 2017 10:34 AM #4
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Great story Gloria Valvasori, ASA  it was disappointing when we discovered that there was not a Santa Clause - Happy New Year

Dec 28, 2017 02:35 PM #5
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Hi Gloria, Thanks for sharing this great story.  I think the time discovering there is no Santa, is bitter-sweet, for all of us.

Dec 28, 2017 10:00 PM #6
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Hi Gloria- thank you so much for sharing your childhood Christmas memory.  I wish I could remember when I made the discovery but for the life of me, I can't!  

Dec 30, 2017 11:15 AM #7
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Gloria, my sister and I found our dolls hidden in the basement. We never told Mom. She always hid presents around the house.  Wishing you a blessed, happy and healthy new year.

Dec 30, 2017 01:43 PM #8
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Thanks, Rebecca Gaujot , I still remember that day like it was yesterday  and it was more than 60 years ago...  I can see it playing in my head....Wishing you good health and prosperity for the New Year

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Gloria Valvasori, ASA - What a lovely photograph and memory too. Isn't it nice when Santa gets it right? As kids, we don't really know the sacrifices our parents make until we figure it out. I guess you figured it out pretty early in life on the day you found Roxanne in your mother's closet. You look a lot like her. What a blessing!!!

Dec 31, 2017 05:04 AM #10
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