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Old 12-25-2009, 03:01 PM
 
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What do you miss most from Christmas when you were young that you wish you could bestow on your kids today. It seems like kids today have Christmas every weeks since they gets the latest and greatest gadget throughout the year. I personally miss the anticpationa nd the old fashion Christmas

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Old 12-25-2009, 03:27 PM
 
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might help to define old timers.

For me, Christmas requires snow since I was born and raised in Michigan. I also grew up in smaller towns and there were traditions like going to my aunt's house and walking downtown in the nice cold weather. It was a great way to burn off all that food I managed to stuff into my belly.
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Old 12-25-2009, 03:36 PM
 
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For me it was getting the Sears and J.C. Penny's catalogs in the mail and making my Christmas list. There was no fancy smancy Internet back then.

Secondly, seeing all the Christmas shows only once before the holiday. No DVRs or even VCRs back then, you found out when the shows were on from TV Guide and you made a point to be home in front of the TV when they came on.

Lastly, not having Christmas start the second Halloween is over with...

But we didn't have snow once we moved to Florida. Christmases were like they are here.

And who are you calling an oldtimer? Dang kids, get off my yard!
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Old 12-25-2009, 03:38 PM
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I just updated the title to make the thread on topic for this forum. Posts 2 and 3 were made before the title narrowed the topic to San Antonio.
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Old 12-25-2009, 04:08 PM
 
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I miss the big Santa that was on top of Joskes, and the Fantasyland that was downstairs. My parents used to take us there and then we used to walk down to the Mexican Manhattan for crispy tacos and enchiladas. I wish I could share that with my little girl.
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Old 12-25-2009, 05:08 PM
 
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1. I miss the bunuelos from that little market that was near downtown off Santa Rosa St.... Sort of across from the church in that area. Can't remember the name of it.

2. I miss the Christmas shows at the Arneson River Theater. My dad used to take us there and we would sit on the grassy area on a blanket.
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Old 12-25-2009, 05:14 PM
 
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For me it was getting the Sears and J.C. Penny's catalogs in the mail and making my Christmas list. There was no fancy smancy Internet back then.
omg! forgot about that. As for San Antonio, I yearn for the days when Albertsons was here and I could get groceries on Xmas day.
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Old 12-25-2009, 06:07 PM
 
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Montgomery Wards at Wonderland (Crossroads). As I've said before, the ultimate Christmas store. The entire mall was nice to visit during Christmas. Plus, those kind of department stores (Sears, etc.) were more toy-oriented in the past, before the big stores like ToysR'Us came into being.
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Old 12-25-2009, 09:17 PM
 
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It seems like Christmas was a happier event many many years ago. Yes, it bothers me how it's all about the latest tech gadget, the latest this or that...about spend, spend, spend. I miss my family sometimes. My parents passed away, many family members are pretty much scattered. Just DH and I are around the house on holidays. I am not fond of going into the city during the Thanksgiving to Christmas time. It seems too crowded, too hectic...as I get older that bothers me more, but I have to go sometimes. For me, it's not about getting stuff anymore...not that the stuff isn't nice to have, but it's not that important. I'd rather get a phone call or email or card from someone I love than a present.
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Old 12-25-2009, 10:39 PM
 
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I would agree with Joske's downtown, that is what Christmas was all about. I am in my late 30's and it seems that Christmas in SA is not what it used to be. Thats just me.
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