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Topic: Game (12/06/12)
TITLE: A Christmas Tradition
By Connie K Cameron
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We were all huddled around the bedroom door that was left open just ajar, listening for the jingle bells, but I guess Santa couldn’t find the bells this particular year because we instead heard the sound of pots and pans banging together, then a loud, “Ho ho ho!”
We did our part by making snoring noises as we all giggled, pretending to fool Santa, “As if,” I thought, but it was still fun to act it all out.
Mom started out with “Oh hello Santa!” Then Dad’s voice, but he was using a much lower tone to disguise his voice, “How were Bobby, Connie, Billy, Carol and Carmen, this year?” Previous years I would have been slightly afraid of what my Mom’s answer would be, but I was growing up and I knew it wasn’t really Santa’s voice. Then my Mom again, “Oh Santa, they were good kids.”
The chit chat would go on for a few more minutes, While we all could hardly wait to open our presents. Santa took a few cookies, a gulp of milk and he was off, back up the chimney.
Next, Dad would call us all out and we would gather in the living room for prayer. We all got on our knees and thanked God for another year and for the gift of His Son, Jesus Christ.
Each of us took a seat, Mom passed out the presents and we dug in. There was soon, paper, ribbon and tape everywhere. I remember getting a game called, “Don’t Spill The Beans” And something extra special from Carol and her boyfriend, Roger, they got Bob and me, hamsters. Mine was a girl and they named her Andravitch and Bob’s was named Rosconacough.
Many more Christmas Eve’s have passed, and in the next years I had five kids of my own, all almost grown now. We have made traditions of our own, but I will always look back on that Christmas Eve as extra special.
A true story
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