Christmas Memories

For this Christmas Eve post, I wanted to share some Christmas memories. In no particular order or importance, here’s some random Christmas memories I wanted to share.

One year for Christmas, we were playing at my dad’s old school which is close to my grandparent’s house in Blenheim. Jo and I were playing on the playground. She was standing on the see-saw and balancing herself well, then she jumped off and played elsewhere. Me, being the little sister I was, decided I wanted to copy her and could do it just as well despite having zero co-ordination or balance skills. I stood on the see-saw, and tried to jump off. Instead I fell, and landed weird on my left arm. I had sprained it really bad and couldn’t lift my arm above my head for weeks.

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One year for Christmas, I got rollerblades. I spent the whole day wheeling around everywhere and having so much fun. But a few days later when we were playing Badminton on the back yard and I was convinced I could jump over the net with the rollerblades on… I got tangled in the net and scraped up my hands and knees pretty bad.

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One year for Christmas, I got a walkman. I spent the whole holiday season with my earbuds in, either listening to the radio, or to one of my mixtapes I had made. You know, I really wish I still had those mixtapes now. I was either eleven or twelve. I do remember one of the songs was “Dirty Little Secret” by The All-American Rejects.

One year for Christmas, we were taking our usual ferry ride across Cook Strait to the South Island, to spend the holidays with my grandparents in Blenheim. My sister and I were really into this one card game called Speed. Basically, you have to play very fast, and we get competitive. We were really loud and into it, that we didn’t notice we had accumulated a crowd who were watching us. Later that week, when we were wandering around town, we were spotted by someone who recognized us as the “girls who were really into the card game on the ferry”.

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One year for Christmas, I put on The Hunger Games to watch, cause it had come out in the cinema earlier that year. Surprisingly, the whole family ended up watching it, including my brother-in-law and dad. Everyone really liked it. As dad said, “It has a lot more meat than other YA movies”. We all saw the rest of the movies in the theatres as they came out. I like to think it was all thanks to me.

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Hope you enjoyed reading some random Christmas memories! Two ended up being about stupid (but non-serious) injuries I gave myself when I was younger. There’s actually a lot more, but those ones weren’t around Christmas. I could probably make that into a separate post sometime.

Anyway, what’s a random Christmas memory you have?

Angela.

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Hello internet! My name is Angela. I write daily about my travels, life, thoughts, and ramblings. I live down in New Zealand with my lovely husband, Rory. Thanks for stopping by!
15 comments
  1. lol I love the roller blades story, sounds like something I woulda tried to pull. such cute pics & nice holiday memories ?

    1. Haha, I had perfect kid logic at the time! Thanks Jamie 😀

  2. I felt so bad chuckling at some of these – I wouldn’t be surprised if you had a phobia of see-saws or rollerblades anymore! I’ve always wanted to try rollerblading or rollerskating – I really must add this to my 2018 to-do list. Thanks for sharing, it’s lovely to read more about your Xmas memories 🙂

    1. Haha, they’re meant to be laughed at! Looking back, I can’t help but facepalm at the shenanigans my younger self kept getting herself into! I still love rollerblading actually, I just steer clear of nets 😀
      Thanks for reading Caz!

  3. I loved reading these so much! There is something about Christmas that brings the nostalgia of happy and funny memories back. Happy Merry Christmas Eve! I hope you have an amazing holiday! ❤️

    1. I totally agree Kate! Christmas always makes me feel nostalgic and remember all those past memories! Merry Christmas eve to you too! 😀

      1. It really is a special time of year!:) Thank you sweets!?

  4. Nothin but love on Christmas Eve and Christmas! Have a Merry Christmas! Btw Christmas is a day later in the north I guess so we have it in 2 days and tomorrow is Christmas Eve 🙂

    1. Yeah, you guys are a day behind us 😛 Haha, it’s a running joke now that whenever I mention a date, you guys on the other side of the world mention that I’m a day ahead ? I hope you guys have a Merry Christmas and happy holidays 😀

      1. Haha that is kinda funny! Hey and you have a merry Christmas as well 🙂

  5. Happy Christmas! Hope you manage to get through it without injuring yourself!

    1. Haha, thanks Sara, I hope so too! Happy Christmas to you 😀

  6. I never had rollerblades, my parents couldn’t afford them lol. My cousin had some but I was always too afraid to try after seeing them fall on their asses many times. My christmas memories are mostly of my cousins and i sitting around the tree waiting for our gifts. i don’t really have any other memories, besides now, with my little one 🙂

    1. I first tried rollerblades when our school had a trip to a recreation centre. You could hire them there, and I loved them! So my parents got me some. I wasn’t too bad on them, except when I tried jumping over things haha! I love that you get to make lots of memories with your Ciel! I’ve always thought Christmas is more fun with little ones around 😀

      1. Oh that’s pretty cool 🙂 There’s an amusement park here that has a skating rink too but I never had the guts to try it haha
        Yeah it really is, Alex and I didn’t care much for Christmas until he had our little bundle. You have to make the magic happen for them 🙂

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