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Christmas was great in the 80s. You'd leap out of your bed first thing in the morning dressed in your He-Man print pyjamas and run to the Christmas tree where the presents awaited.

You might be hoping to get an Evel Knievel Stunt Cycle or a Magic Shot Shooting Gallery or even a BMX bike but whatever you got it was bound to be good because all 80s toys were cool!

Later on you would have Christmas lunch with all the relatives and you'd have a drink of Corona Limeade whilst the grown-ups drank their egg-nog. Then in the evening (worn out from playing with all your new toys) you'd collapse in front of the TV and watch the Morecambe and Wise Christmas Special, the Two Ronnies and Only Fools and Horses.

Finally you'd go off to bed but after all the excitement (and sugar) you wouldn't be able to sleep so you'd sneak your new Nintendo Game and Watch under the covers and play Donkey Kong until midnight.


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  • Anonymous user
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    Fave prezzies were Spectrum +2 computer and games on cassette (I had my Dad fixing it all up at 5am on Christmas Day!), Ghostbusters fire station, Turtles stuff and a DJ robot (remember them?) which moved its mouth in time to songs on its integral radio! My brilliant Mum did sausages, bacon rolls AND sausagemeat AND stuffing AND bread and cranberry sauce with the turkey! Try and find a restaurant that'll do that. We were (and are) churchgoers, so the day would start with morning service, where all the kids took their toys and there would always be a toy animal or remote-controlled truck racing up and down the aisles during the sermon! Happy days.
  • Anonymous user
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    I remember at christmas in the late 70's when I was a little nipper drinking Cinzano bianco and lemonade(mostly Lemonade) and feeling all grown up also trying to go to sleep on christmas eve about 5 pm so christmas day comes a lot sooner but never seemed to get any sleep at all
  • Anonymous user
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    please , please, please can we not have babycham chocolates back i miss them so much. who made them? what happened to my favourite food.
  • Anonymous user
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    My memories of my childhodd xmas's were waking up with one of my mums old stockings full of little pressies, then we would go into the living room and we each had a chair or settee with all our toys on it then ud eat so much chocolate b4 ya dinner youd be almost sick then couldnt eat ya dinner then try and blag your older sister to play your child games with you then go over nan and grandads for supper and a party with games awwww god i so miss my childhood xmas's they never seem to be the same anymore!!!!
  • Anonymous user
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    Just wanted to know if anyone saw a TV movie shown around Christmas time, somewhere around the early 90's, it was a modern day Wise Men who ended up saving a dying young boy with a gold key that they carried. I can't remember all the details. Just wanted to know the name of the movie. Wanted to see if I could find it.
  • Aura
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    I remember purple tinsell and waiting for father Christmas. Christmas shoots by now as when you are a kid it seems to take age's. I once had a train once where you could put plastic records in the side, a bit like a jewelley box and it would play music.
  • char4mf
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    Does anyone remember these? They were Christmas lights in the shape of Father Christmas heads and you used to see them outside everyone's houses in the festive period. They were seen until quite recently, but they seem to have disappeared. Just wondering if you can still buy them (used or new) or if anyone's actually seen them about. I think they date from the 70s, possibly a bit earlier...
  • Anonymous user
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    Ah, Seventies Christmases - There will never be anything like them again! Getting up and opening my presents - One year I got several of those cheap 'Top Of The Pops' compilation albums - Not the original versions, but I was too young to know the difference! Quality Street chocolates (and the fight for the green triangles!), DECENT Christmas television (yes, there really was such a thing back then), indoor fireworks which would fill the living room with smoke, and for tea on Boxing Day a selection of cold dishes which ALWAYS included a tin of pear-shaped ham (complete with lots of savoury jelly)! My special once-a-year treat, the only time of the year when I was allowed alcohol, would be a small bottle of Babycham! Very fashionable drink for the time!
  • Yellow Watson
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    My favourite christmases are the ones that all my grandparents were still alive. They were the biggest and best ones. So many relatives, so much good food, so many presents. It used to feel like christmas took forever to come each year. Now I'm older, it flies past. It's sad how nothing stays the same either.
  • Anonymous user
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    my memories of my chilhood in the 80s were trying to stay awake all night to see if i could hear santa putting the xmas presents under the tree, never got to hear him of course, i always had an alarm clock in my head for 4am in the morning on xmas day for some reason, anyway we'd get up and sprint down the stairs and rip the presents open like there was no tomorrow, we were like wild animals in a zoo lol, but what kid was'nt, i always opened my big present last thats only because my mam and dad used to hide them in the kitchen until id opened the rest of the little presents, i always remember getting a computer (saga master system, snes ect) or a bmx, i always remember getting a raleigh street wolf with a voice control box or something on it with different sounds, those were the best years of my life, never forget them, now i have 2 kids of my own, so now i hope i give my kids the best christmas's they have like i did.