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A Christmas story
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A Christmas story ~ wonder and magic

The Christmas story continues: The little girl turned away from the Christmas tree, leaving her sister to introduce herself to the much wanted dolly and bumped into her father as he finally made it down the stairs. Noticing her serious, …

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A Christmas Story ~ opening stockings

Christmas stocking in tow, excitement bubbling over, the little girl scampered along to her parents’ room when she suddenly remembered the stockings she had put together for them. Although only eight years old and desperately wanting to still believe in …

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Christmas Day ~ when I was a child

Christmas day would always begin in our parents’ bedroom, just as it has for our children. Three excited little people, (and as the years slipped by, not so little people!) would drag their bulging stockings to our parent’s bed, it was …

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Christmas table
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Christmas Eve ~ when I was a child

The time next week it will be Christmas Eve, the night before Christmas, probably the most magical night of the year. One when children everywhere (big ‘children’ too) really want to ‘believe’. Excited, eager, little faces press their noses to …

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Christmas cooking preparing for Christmas!

As a child, just as it is now and probably has been for several generations, the days before Christmas were always busy, collecting greenery to decorate the house, finding the tree, buying and wrapping presents, writing cards, standing in endless lines …

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Christmas Traditions in England, mince pies
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An English family’s Christmas traditions

I grew up in a family with an abundance of Christmas traditions, many from my incredible grandmother, my father’s mother, who, despite having twelve children never set a table without a fresh flower and who could make the simplest of …

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