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My Most Memorable Christmas Gift Ever & Sears Gift Card Giveaway

(Disclosure: This is a sponsored post but opinions and experiences are my own.)

I’d never liked dolls.

Oh, I was girly girl. I lived for piano and for dance class and for dresses. I was the lucky recipient of a bunch of full-length hand-me-down frocks (in two colours!) from my twin big cousins, and I would refer to these as “my evening gowns.” For real. I would put one on after the bath and flounce around. My parents had to establish just one household of relatives I could visit wearing anything I liked, because otherwise I would have been generally overdressed for life.

But I’d never taken a shine to dolls. All of the major doll fads just passed me right by. Cabbage Patch Kids? Strawberry Shortcake? Meh. Barbie? Ridiculous. Technically, I had a small collection of dolls from around the world—the kind that people would bring me as souvenirs from countries they visited. They remained in the clear plastic packaging that protected their traditional dresses and were displayed on a high shelf. I was fond of them but I didn’t play with them.

Sure, I acted out domestic scenarios like any little girl, but in my own way and without dolls as props. I played “house” but it was “Cold War house,” involving much dramatic rescuing of wounded soldiers. I bossed around my siblings and stuffed animals in various games of school, library and blanket fort.

But one Christmas season—when my little-kid years were passed and I was becoming what we’d now call a “tween”—I fell hard for a newborn-like doll called “Baby Love ‘n’ Touch.” I can’t recall if I saw her in the Sears Wish Book or in an ad on TV—we lived in the country and only had two channels, but it’s possible, I guess.

Her major selling points were the “realistic” heaviness that made her feel like a newborn in arms (well, at least to the children who were holding her) and some sort of magical (and possibly dubious) plastic or rubber that made her skin feel so soft. She wore an adorable sleeper in soft yellow (my favourite colour) that had a cute “trap door” for her pretend diaper changes.

We lived 200 miles from the nearest big city, and my mom tells me now that my Auntie Connie purchased the doll and brought her to our Christmas celebrations. I’d never asked for a doll before, and perhaps that made the occasion of me asking for one then such a big deal.

I don’t recall the moment I opened her precisely, but I remember that I spent much of that holiday cuddled up with my new baby in a state of maternal bliss. I was on the cusp of becoming a big kid but pausing along the way for some little-girl play.

Now that I have growing kids of my own, I find myself relishing the times they choose their more little-kid toys and past-times. My seven-year-old may have a skateboard and a tween-like fashion sense, but he still loves stuffed animals. And I indulge the heck out of that at both Christmas time and when I’m picking out souvenirs on business trips. My 11-year-old is deadly serious about basketball and world history, but he still wants to find Lego under the tree this year. And so he should. While the wait until Christmas morning is excruciating for kids, childhood itself is fleeting. So I hope they’ll both want toys for as long as possible. (Besides, I’m nowhere near ready for either of them to ask for cash and a ride to the mall, though I know those years are coming.)

For now, my wish for them is to remember the thrill of Christmas mornings with the same fondness I recall the year I got the one and only doll that captured my heart.

This post was sponsored by the folks at Sears.ca, who have kindly provided three (3) $50 gift certificates to thenewfamily.com readers. Just share a memory of a special holiday gift in the comments below and you’ll be entered to win!

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'My Most Memorable Christmas Gift Ever & Sears Gift Card Giveaway' have 79 comments

  1. November 27, 2014 @ 1:27 pm Lori Jackson

    My most memorable holiday gift was when I was 8yrs old. All I wanted out of life was the Dream Barbie House. Every girls dream then Im sure. We didnt have much money and Mom and Dad were already gearing me up for how expensive it was and that I also have a Bday in Dec. Christmas morning came, I had a few presents under the tree, nothing really amazing….I was secretly devastated but kept my head up……20 mins later my Parents took me out to the garage and low and behold my heart stopped! There it was Not only was it my most memorable holiday memories, its one of those memories that you recall like yesterday! I took really good care of that house and it lasted for many years! P.s it took years to fill with all the furniture etc too! None the less in my mind it was a Historical day lol…Cheers!

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    • Brandie Weikle

      November 27, 2014 @ 4:02 pm Brandie Weikle

      Wow, that’s great, Lori. You really must have been blown away.

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    • November 27, 2014 @ 6:10 pm Tracy

      My parents did the whole “we can’t have everything and some things are too expensive for us to afford this year” spiel with me. When I saw that big box wrapped under our tree, I knew that it could be nothing other than the Barbie Star Traveller.

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  2. November 27, 2014 @ 2:12 pm YASMIN HALL

    Yes, I remember studying the Sears Wish Book for hours! All I wanted was a leather soccer ball for my 10th Christmas. I was a tom boy after all! lol. I got it! It was the best Christmas ever, and I played in the back yard with my gift all day! Best memories ever!!!

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  3. November 27, 2014 @ 4:30 pm Laura B

    The most memorable holiday gift ever was when my son and I visited my Mom and Nana’s house a few years back and my mom got us an Xbox 360. We still use it for movies and video games and my son who is 8 now play on Xbox live and we play games like Minecraft and AdventureTime!

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    • Brandie Weikle

      November 28, 2014 @ 9:08 am Brandie Weikle

      It’s great that you can enjoy it together! That’s the best kind of gaming experience—one that’s shared.

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  4. November 27, 2014 @ 4:46 pm Sarah

    I remember the year well, even though I was only 6 years old. My parents barely had any money, but they did what they had to do to make my sister and I happy. We REALLY wanted a dream dollhouse…so for 6 months, my parents made one. My dad drew up plans, and measured our barbies. He build the house…three levels. They planned the kitchen so the layout was the same as our own. They used the same wallpaper in the rooms that we had in our own home. My mom made/sewed barbie beds, sheets, blankets, pillows and curtains. They even took the really small school pics, and my dad may “frames” hang them on the dollhouse living room wall. It was absolutely incredible. That was….um..1980 or so? Anyway, we STILL have that dollhouse, and this year my dad is renovating it so I can give it to my 2 1/2 year old daughter….! I think I’m going to be just as giddy about that as I was in 1980!

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    • Brandie Weikle

      November 28, 2014 @ 9:05 am Brandie Weikle

      Oh, wow! Reading this gave me shivers. The effort that went into all those doll-house details!

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  5. November 27, 2014 @ 6:05 pm Tracy

    Truth: My Christmas seasons of childhood past were marked with the arrival of the Sears Christmas Wishbook. I would circle and dog ear and dream of what might find itself under our tree Christmas morning. I recall three gifts from separate years that evoked pure glee: Shaun Cassidy’s Da Doo Ron Ron record, the Barbie Star Traveller and a pair of unthinkably swank Jordache jeans that I’m certain gave me swagger through to the following Christmas!

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    • Brandie Weikle

      November 28, 2014 @ 9:06 am Brandie Weikle

      Love the idea of a year’s worth of swagger under the tree!

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  6. November 27, 2014 @ 6:44 pm Brandee H

    There are not many Christmas gifts I remember! I do remember one year my brother and I got Cabbage Patch dolls. We each got one! We both loved them!! Treasured our adoption cards! Set up homes for our dolls! We kept them and I recently gave them to my niece!

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  7. November 27, 2014 @ 8:42 pm BobbiJo Pentney

    I loved Barbie. Playing Barbie allowed my imagination to go anywhere. The Sears Wishbook was they only way to see what toys were out there. We didn’t have internet then, we lived up North surround by wilderness and only had CBC. One year I remember seeing the Barbie camper and I wanted it more than anything. I did not get it that year, but I kept wishing and one day I did get it.

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    • Brandie Weikle

      November 28, 2014 @ 9:03 am Brandie Weikle

      That’s awesome. I bet having to wait for that Barbie camper made you appreciate it all the more.

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  8. November 28, 2014 @ 10:56 am Nicole B

    My most memorable christmas was the one where I got my cabbage patch doll. That was all I wanted that year! I was so excited to get it! I brought that thing everywhere. I still have it!

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  9. Angie

    November 28, 2014 @ 12:24 pm Angie

    Best give ever: The ‘New’ Good Housekeeping cookbook (America’s Favourite Recipes!) I found under the tree when I was 8. I spent a good part of the day going through its 800+ pages and dreaming of the home cook I would one day become. Thirty-four years later, it’s still my cooking ‘bible’ and both Gord and I still use it regularly.

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    • Brandie Weikle

      November 28, 2014 @ 12:36 pm Brandie Weikle

      It’s AMAZING you were that into cooking at the tender age of eight! Love it!

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  10. November 28, 2014 @ 12:49 pm Jean Hewson

    i have many great Christmas memories but one in particular comes from when I was a tween!!! To big for many toys but still wanting something Fun to play with. Christmas morning there was a basketball under the tree for me, I was very excited to receive it, but when my younger sister opened a cute baby doll I remember wishing I had gotten something like that….we had travelled to Minnesota that year for Christmas and I remember the ride home I couldn’t possible play with my basketball in the car but she could play with her new dolly!!! what a funny memory!!

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  11. November 28, 2014 @ 1:58 pm Rena Weikle

    I must admit I don’t recall the year …likely 1962ish… we were opening gifts at Grandma and Grandpa Weikle’s house and I received a walking doll, who was almost as tall as I was. The doll was from my parents but my grandmother had sewn extra clothes for it including a winter coat with a real fur collar. My walking doll no longer walks, and has been well used, but is still tucked away in the back of a closet all these years later.

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  12. Erica

    November 28, 2014 @ 3:15 pm Erica

    Love the Sears Wish Book despite the underwear-clad folks hangin’ together and casually sipping a cup of tea.

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    • Brandie Weikle

      November 28, 2014 @ 7:03 pm Brandie Weikle

      What? Are you saying you don’t have people over for underwear tea parties? 😉

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  13. November 28, 2014 @ 3:28 pm paula schuck

    So many great gifts and great memories over the years. I am chuckling because I remember getting that Sean Cassidy album. Jeez I am old. Anyways I think what stands out for me as a gift was an outfit I received when I was about 13. I had tons of dolls over the years and they were all special. I remember getting the Barbie cruiseship and that was memorable and magical and played with endlessly. I loved clothing as a teenager though so my most memorable gift was actually an outfit – a satin top with velvet vest and skirt. I loved it. It epitomized grown up style and I felt great wearing it. It made me feel grownup and confident and I think that gifts that build things like that are invaluable to young girls. Plus it was slightly glamorous to me. I loved that my Mom got that about me. She knew I liked to look put together and dressed up. She always helped me to feel good about body image.

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  14. November 28, 2014 @ 4:20 pm Walter Tychnowicz

    As a kid, every year I used to go through the pages of the Sears Christmas Wish book and look at the toys and kids stuff in it. I was big into the Legos, and train sets. As I got older it was the stereos and gadgets that they also sold. Brings back a lot of memories.

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    • Brandie Weikle

      November 28, 2014 @ 7:03 pm Brandie Weikle

      That’s sweet, Walter. I can almost picture you with your Legos and train sets!

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  15. November 28, 2014 @ 4:33 pm Dawn

    I actually have more childhood memories of the Sears catalog itself than specific toys I received as gifts. My brother and I played a game (my surely nostalgiaized memory has us always in front of the fireplace) where we randomly opened the catalog to a page, and then each had to pick the thing we would choose if we could wish for anything on that page. And you had to wish for something, regardless of the page! This meant flip-flopping between agonizingly choosing just one toy on a pages loaded with things we wanted, and giggling like crazy when we were forced to choose from rows of bras.

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    • Brandie Weikle

      November 28, 2014 @ 7:01 pm Brandie Weikle

      Love it, Dawn. I can just picture the bra-related giggles.

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  16. November 29, 2014 @ 10:10 am Laura

    every year my mother and I would take the streetcar and then subway to see the eaton’s santa clause parade
    then we would walk to the eaton store and see their christmas windows and finally was my visit to see santa clause

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  17. December 1, 2014 @ 9:09 pm Jenaroo72

    I have two memories that may be solidified through the magic of home movies, or through the magic of childhood – first was the sweater that my mother made me – it was Tiffany Blue (before Tiffany Blue WAS Tiffany Blue) and had a silhouette of a horse on the front.

    I was old enough to know that my mom had made that sweater – in the wee hours of the night – without my knowing. Like your aunt bringing the doll from a far – this memory is extra special when tinged with the understanding of motherly love.

    My other favourite gift memory is the Avon bubble bath and $20 bill from my grandma in Newfoundland – every single year. The same card, the same bubble bath and a crisp $20 bill.

    I can imagine that my Grandmother bought a set of cards and just kept using them until they ran out. I thought of her every time that I had a bubble bath.

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    • Brandie Weikle

      December 2, 2014 @ 12:00 am Brandie Weikle

      Those are such lovely memories, Jen. Thank you for sharing them.

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  18. December 3, 2014 @ 11:09 pm Glogirl

    A special holiday gift I received was a few years ago from my sister. It was a quillow which she made! A quillow is a quilt that folds up into a pillow. Because she made it, it makes this gift so special!

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    • Brandie Weikle

      December 4, 2014 @ 12:58 pm Brandie Weikle

      What a special thing to have! Thanks for sharing!

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  19. December 4, 2014 @ 11:56 am SamanthaD

    When I was a little girl, my mother did not have a lot of money and I fondly remember being very excited to see the Sears Wish Book in the mail. I would go directly to the toys section of the book and carefully cut out all of the toys that I would absolutely love to have. The cut-outs were sorted and neat stacked and the cut-out dolls, such as Barbie, would be played with as if they were real dolls.

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    • Brandie Weikle

      December 4, 2014 @ 12:59 pm Brandie Weikle

      That’s a really sweet memory. Thanks for sharing, Samantha.

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  20. December 4, 2014 @ 2:11 pm D.

    I remember my Mom bringing home a gigantic, fully wrapped, gift home, the day after Thanksgiving and placing it in the family room. We didn’t even have the tree up yet. My Mom was notorious for holiday high jinks; boxes within boxes, within boxes, bricks or books to add weight, boxes without tags (leading to one hilarious mix-up of presents), duct tape wrapped gifts, added items for noise effects…you didn’t dare shake a gift. So there sat this box for a month. I did not trust the size, or the heft, for obvious reasons, but oh how my imagination played with me. Almost anything could be in that gigantic box. In the end, I don’t think the gift was nearly as important as the intrigue. I still love looking at a package and wondering about all the possibilities inside.

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    • Brandie Weikle

      December 4, 2014 @ 6:08 pm Brandie Weikle

      Your mom sounds like a lot of fun. Thanks for sharing!

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  21. December 4, 2014 @ 5:31 pm MaryG.

    I remember one Christmas when I was 10, my Dad took me to cut down our tree. We went for a sleigh ride and consumed lots of hot chocolate 🙂 I got a silver heart locket from my parents that Christmas…I still have it!

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  22. December 7, 2014 @ 12:31 am Bree

    My most memorable gift was a pink barbie limo.
    I had a couple of dolls and my parents did not have much money. I had built my own dollhouse with love, time and assistance from my mom – cardboard banana type boxes lined with wallpaper samples and homemade kleenex box beds with my old tshirts cut up but I wished and hoped for that limo.
    I received it for Christmas that year – it was my only gift and I was so happy. I still have this toy and my 2 dolls 20 years later.

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  23. December 7, 2014 @ 4:00 pm Suzi Hushen

    My most vivid memory of Christmas was the year I was 30. I have a photo of that day which is me standing next to my Papa, who is sitting in the lazyboy. Though I didn’t know it at the time, it was my last Christmas with my Papa and I look back and relish the memories of that day!

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  24. December 9, 2014 @ 1:58 pm Kristine

    I didn’t know I wanted a Cabbage Patch Doll until I tore off the paper and opened the oddly-shaped box. While my aunt told me about the fisticuffs she nearly had to employ to get it for me, I held my doll close and smelled her baby powder smell. It was our first xmas after our parents split up, and I transferred all my emotions onto that doll for almost two years, until her hair turned from yellow to green! I still have her too, in a box in my dad’s basement, with her baby sister, the preemie doll.

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  25. December 10, 2014 @ 2:15 pm Teressa Bignell

    When my mom bought me a nintendo for Christmas. I still have it & my daughter (now 19 years old) learned how to play it as a child. As will my grandchild 🙂

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  26. December 10, 2014 @ 2:16 pm Valerie Darsigny

    I remember my father in law bought me Jumbo my little pony plush from sears and I was so excited 🙂

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  27. December 10, 2014 @ 2:17 pm Aneta Alaei

    My favourite memory was when I got triplet water babies for Christmas> Best gift ever and I used to put hot water in them every time I played with them so they were more life like

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  28. December 10, 2014 @ 2:17 pm KellyAnne Beaton-Snailham

    My most memorable gift was the year my mother made an entire designer wardrobe for my Barbie dolls – there were about 20 different outfits – she even used an embroidered panel from her own wedding dress to make a wedding dress for my Barbie doll.

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  29. December 10, 2014 @ 2:18 pm Amanda Komoski

    I received a Kricket doll when I was younger… now that I think of it she was kind of creepy, she talked her eyes moved and she was half my size.

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  30. December 10, 2014 @ 2:18 pm Katrina Brady

    My oldest daughter was born on dec 23rd, 1984. That was my Christmas present ever

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  31. December 10, 2014 @ 2:19 pm Katie Mitchell

    I did have memorable Christmas gifts as a kid, but my most memorable gift came just 2 Christmases ago. My dad was in the hospital undergoing cancer treatment, the gift shop in the hospital sold “Pandora-like” bracelets. He got me a bracelet with a few beads that represented our family, and my “new” family (my husband and daughter). My dad passed away last year, and I treasure this bracelet, my most memorable Christmas gift.

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  32. December 10, 2014 @ 2:19 pm Kerry

    My 1st and only bike

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  33. December 10, 2014 @ 2:19 pm Angela Mitchell

    The most exciting gift I ever received as a child was when I was 7 and I got that big yellow Barbie Motorhome. I cannot tell you how much I loved that thing, and how much I played with it over the years. It was really special to me!

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  34. December 10, 2014 @ 2:20 pm jay nelson

    The gift I have the fondest memory of receiving was my fish aquarium when I was 12. I loved the smell of the bulb when it was hot and the sound of the motor purring at night. I loved my fish.

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  35. December 10, 2014 @ 2:20 pm cynthia jacobi

    My most memorable year was when my first son was born. He came 3 weeks early and truly made me realize the true meaning of christmas.

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  36. December 10, 2014 @ 2:20 pm Jennpup (@jennpup)

    When the first Superman movie came out, my brother and I really wanted to see it, but my parents told us no. We were all out one night as a family, walking near the theatre. It started to snow and my dad said, “Look – what’s that in the snow?” We were delighted to find four tickets to see Superman. It always felt magical – the snow, the surprise, the idyllic family memory 🙂

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  37. December 10, 2014 @ 2:20 pm Debbie

    I remember sitting down with the Wishbook and circling every toy I saw! I was so excited!

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  38. December 10, 2014 @ 2:20 pm Alyssa

    My favorite holiday gift was travelling to spend Christmas with my extended family. At the time, I probably took it for granted. But looking back, now that we are all grown & gone our separate ways … it is not often that the entire family gets together anymore. Those were very special times: filled with memories, warmth & laughter.

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  39. December 10, 2014 @ 2:20 pm Sunshine H

    My favourite present was a set of building pieces. I don’t know what they were called, which is too bad because I would love to get some for DD. They were coloured plastic discs with cut outs so that you could attach them together and build with them. I’m hoping someday to see a set at a garage sale or online as I loved using my imagination with my building.

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  40. December 10, 2014 @ 2:21 pm Holly

    I don’t remember how old I was.. probably about 6 or 7, my Dad got me a Gund “Snuffles” bear. I loved this bear.. carried it everywhere with me, slept with it. He even came to Ireland with us. Something about that gift was so special. I still have him. 🙂

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  41. December 10, 2014 @ 2:22 pm gingermommyrants@gmail.com

    we came back from Florida to find santa left a dollhouse when I was a child. It was a great memory

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  42. December 10, 2014 @ 2:22 pm Nicole

    My most memorable gift was a dollhouse from Santa. It came with all of the stuff to wire it for working lights too. My dad and I spent hours installing them all together. I loved decorating the rooms with new wallpaper made from fabric or paper scraps, making rugs for the rooms and buying miniature furniture for it. I still have it many, many years later : )

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  43. December 10, 2014 @ 2:23 pm Lori L. - @Miss_Elles

    My most special memory was Christmas 1986 when I got my first CPK. I had wanted one for so long & my Mom told me that Santa might not be able to bring me one that year. I was so sad until Christmas morning when I ran into the living room & there she was! Red pig tails, big green eyes & oh, those dimples! I loved her so much & still have her to this day! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  44. December 10, 2014 @ 2:24 pm Lauren

    I remember I so badly wanted a pogo stick. Everyday for the year, I sat in the classroom, anticipating the ring of the bell as I was so sure, that when I got home — there would a be a pogo stick waiting for me. I would run in the door, nothing in the porch, then on into the kitchen, livingroom and family room, also nothing. Finally — I would head up the stairs in to my bedroom and imagine it being on my bed with a huge red bow on it. It never was. Finally, on Christmas morning — I unwrapped what I believed (and still believed, until I gave birth to my daughter last Christmas) to be the best present I ever received.

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  45. December 10, 2014 @ 2:24 pm loucheryl

    I remember waking up to a Big Wheel under the tree. I was so excited!!!

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  46. December 10, 2014 @ 2:25 pm Linda Williams

    My most memorable gift is my Holly Hobby Oven. I baked so many cakes in that oven; and, I think they tasted good. It is still at my Dad’s house and, as of this summer, it still heated up. Just need to get some tiny baking pans and give it another go. 🙂

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  47. December 10, 2014 @ 2:25 pm Kristine Ewald

    My favourite memory is laying in bed and hearing santa on top of my roof (my dad) and knowing that he was going to visit us in the morning

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  48. December 10, 2014 @ 2:25 pm Alayne Langford

    My very last Christmas with my dad was so special as it snowed on Christmas Eve, those big fluffy snowflakes and there was a quiet in the air, my 5 kids had a wonderful time chatting with Grandpa and we had a beautiful Christmas dinner the next day. Family is most important, gifts come later..thank you 🙂

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  49. December 10, 2014 @ 2:28 pm Linda Klages

    Getting a Barbie was special – mom said I was too old for a doll………..

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  50. December 10, 2014 @ 2:31 pm Meg

    Great read, I myself was a huge doll girl . All about Barbie, I think to this day it’s had a huge impact on me. My favourite Holiday memory would be that every year in the middle of the night my mom would sneak one present into our room rooms so xmas morning we’d awake to a present to open in bed, was always so exciting!

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  51. December 10, 2014 @ 2:34 pm martina j

    one year santa took over my bedroom for a week or so. I wasn’t allowed in at all and had to share with my little sister. Santa surprised me HUGE with a custom build 6′ high Barbie house. This thing was massive and fully furnished with all things Barbie. Santa used 12″ x 12″ peel and stick tiles for each room and wall papered all the walls. There was even cut outs for windows and drapes. the only odd thing in it was the garage was in the attic!!! haha I loved that doll house and remember it often when I think back of Christmas as a child!

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  52. December 10, 2014 @ 2:38 pm Kelsie

    It so hard to remember your own Christmas memories once you have your own kids who you are so busy trying to make new memories with! Really my most memorable Christmas gift was getting engaged to my husband on Christmas eve 2006. After 6 years of marriage and 3 babies, I am so happy I said yes!

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  53. December 10, 2014 @ 2:49 pm Tanis

    My most memorable gift was a Cabbage Patch Doll just like my sister’s! I loved that doll!!

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  54. December 10, 2014 @ 3:00 pm melissa gauvin

    I remember getting the doll that walked with me…broke it after soooo sad…Ill never forget it

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  55. December 10, 2014 @ 3:43 pm Dana Miller

    My grandmother would knit little outfits for me and hide treats in the pockets. She handmade several dolls for me and I especially loved the Raggedy Anne and Holly Hobbie.

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  56. December 10, 2014 @ 6:30 pm jolan holmes

    My christmas memory that I remember most is from when I was around 8 years old, my uncle had made me a huge barbie house and my mom and aunt had decorated it all, it had wallpaper, carpeting and furniture my uncle had made. It is still in our family and passed down to my cousins kids (as I had two boys). I still remember playing with it for hours.

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  57. December 10, 2014 @ 11:12 pm MrDisco

    i remember getting a Star Wars action figure set straight out of the Wish Book. It was a great Christmas that year!

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  58. December 11, 2014 @ 1:18 am maria

    We didn’t have much money growing up and some years there would be maybe 2 gifts under the tree. I didn’t have any dolls and one year the neighbours got us a barbie, a cabbage patch and another doll.

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  59. December 11, 2014 @ 11:55 pm missbobloblaw

    My favorite Christmas gift was my preemie Cabbage Patch Kid named Gina. I remember getting her birth certificate and everything!!

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