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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

I remember each Christmas morning waking my parents and them having the 7 kids sit on the steps of the stairs in order of age; me, the youngest on the bottom step.  We were like young race horses, just quivering in anticipation and excitement!

Then they'd count 1,2, 3 Go and we'd make a mad dash to the living room where they would have placed our gifts in piles on the chairs and sofas.  I now know they squirreled away our gifts all year long, where I've never figured out. It never occurred to me to look because obviously, they were with Santa at the North Pole !!

Dec 16, 2015 08:13 AM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Parties.....My parents used to have large parties. People were dancing, singing, consumed a lot of champagne and delicious homemade food:) 

Dec 16, 2015 04:05 PM
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

I admit Roger is was getting toys I wanted like GI Joe, Legos, and the Erector set. I also admit that I played with my sister with her Easy Bake Oven, it used a light bulb to cook.

Dec 16, 2015 12:06 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

My sister and I shared a bedroom. We knew that Santa wasn't real but wanted to catch Mom and Dad putting the presents out. We took shifts trying to stay awake and both of us always fell asleep and missed it. When we woke up in the early morning Santa had come and we had to wait until the next year to try again.

Dec 16, 2015 11:30 AM
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

It would have been in my early years at home.  I must have been about 6 to 8 then.

Dec 16, 2015 11:11 AM
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

The year I received a medicine cabinet (toy) with all the stuff inside. Lots of pieces and parts.

Dec 16, 2015 11:07 AM
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

You are right! Pas family times will always live in our minds fondly.

Dec 16, 2015 10:31 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Getting up early to check the presents. In those days, the Sears catalog was the place to look for requests to Santa.

Dec 16, 2015 07:04 AM
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY

Hoping there would be mashed potatoes and gravy as it went from my parents to the youngest on up.

Dec 16, 2015 07:01 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Going to the 7pm candlelight Christmas carol service with my mother and brother and walking home from church. Coming home to a lovely meal and then opening gifts which had miraculously appeared under our tree while we were at church. (Lovely not to have to wait till Christmas morning.)

Dec 16, 2015 08:38 PM
Debra Peters
Referral Realty - Manorville, NY
NY Real Estate Salesperson

One of my favorite memories was putting milk and cookies out for Santa:)

Dec 16, 2015 08:02 PM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

The Christmas vacation for 10 days.

Dec 16, 2015 08:01 PM
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 I have a lot of childhood memories. Most of it was family get-togethers in South Carolina

Dec 16, 2015 05:16 PM
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

Playing with the elves my mother used as decorations on the mantle, making them do all sorts of magical things around the house. that and the year my parents surprised my with a beautiful Schwinn bicycle that I rode for years!

Dec 16, 2015 05:14 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I was 6 and we got Monopoly.  That was the best winter ever.  It was amazing that my parents let the entire neighborhood of kids in to play board games. I got a bike that year too, but the weather wasnt nice around Christmas so it was Monopoly until spring.

Dec 16, 2015 01:47 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Spending lots of time at grandparents playing games with cousins.

Dec 16, 2015 01:05 PM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

My favorite memory is just like yours. We had a lot of holidays when most of the family would get together. That was a big deal, too, because we all live so far apart. 

Dec 16, 2015 11:32 AM
Melissa Jackson REALTOR
Trinity Premier Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

I was in 5th grade. One of my favorite memories would be the year  my dad showed up with a shelving unit made by my grand paw with a black and white tv on there for me.  I was so excited! 

Dec 16, 2015 10:26 AM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

It was the year I got my "English" bike.  I didn't sleep all night.  We had a cuckoo clock that chimed every hour.  And the rule was we couldn't get up before 6:00 am.  I rode that bicycle for many, many years. 

Dec 16, 2015 09:16 AM
Evelyn M Epperson
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Johns Creek, GA
A Tradition Of [Excellence, Trust & Service]

My grand parents showing up on Christmas eve.  I think I was 6 and it was a very Happy Christmas.

Dec 16, 2015 09:08 AM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Going out with my Dad in his car looking for Santa. Dad was a great salesman and I was convinced that Santa switched to a '53 tan Chevy. By the time we got home Mom would greet me and say I just missed him. 

Dec 16, 2015 09:00 AM
Toronto, ON

@Susan Emo - 7 kids on the steps.  I immediately thought of the iconic image of the Brady Bunch kids on the steps (just the reverse order of your family).  See

Dec 16, 2015 08:43 AM
Caroline Gerardo
Licensed in 20 states - Newport Beach, CA
C. G. Barbeau the Loan Lady nmls 324982

Walking in the snow in Radnor PA and surely seeing the reindeer hoofprints with my sister Nori. Even my older sister returned to being a believer that year

Dec 16, 2015 08:37 AM
Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

MIne is similar, all my aunts, uncles and cousins along with my grandparents came to our house on Christmas Eve and we had dinner and exchanged gifts.

Dec 16, 2015 08:12 AM
Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.

That is a hard question because there are so many!  One is the day of Christmas cookie making, filling tins with cookies which would go to neighbors and friends.  Another is of the open houses the neighbors had every year, where everyone gathered for good food, fun and fellowship. 

Dec 16, 2015 08:04 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


None stand out at the moment.  It is the one we make every year is my best answer.  

Dec 16, 2015 06:44 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Still believing in Santa Claus so many years ago!

Dec 16, 2015 08:37 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

we had a similar Christmas Eve, BARFF.  And on Christmas morning, I would be the first to wake up and go check on my brother's stocking.  I'd see what he got, then put it all back. 

Dec 16, 2015 08:13 AM
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
HomeSmart - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Roger - Same here, just spending time with my family, including my grandparents, on Christmas day, and everyone opening their presents.

Dec 19, 2015 01:47 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Roger D. Mucci I was in India - and the festival we celebrated was Diwali - festival of lights.

We'll get up early and 'blast' fireworks, go to temple and meet neighbors, friends, relatives - that would last almost for 5-7 days!

Dec 17, 2015 02:02 PM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Growing up in Russia and Poland, somehow I never had my own tree. Remember going to a big party for kids organized by my dad's company. Presents weren't a big thing; I was thrilled to get a bag of oranges.

Dec 17, 2015 01:34 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

The same as it is today --- new underwear and socks.  Basics rule!

Dec 17, 2015 12:27 AM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Having the entire extended family together at the family home in London.  Two Great Aunts, Four Grandparents, Two Aunts, Two Uncles, Eight Cousins, Mother, Father and Sister.  

Dec 16, 2015 09:46 PM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Getting my own TV.

Dec 16, 2015 09:38 PM
Women of Westchester Working Together
Women of Westchester Working Together - West Harrison, NY
Women helping Women get ahead

We actually had some christmas stockings and it was fun opening some presents then.  We also had Hanukah presents (we prob did not get 8 though).

Dec 16, 2015 08:48 PM