What was your best childhood christmas present ever? :D

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I'm torn between a wig I got one year and a set of glitter fun wombles I got another year smile

I think age 8/9 was peak excitement for me at Christmas and I think that is mainly the pressies I remember. Other pretty good hits were:

An emu puppet
a big bear with tartan legs and elastic on its feet that you could hook through your own feet so you could dance with it
A bed for a barbie type doll made out a shoe box
A weebles playground set
a small lego set (just mixed bricks etc)

iklboo Tue 12-Nov-13 22:02:32

A Casio VL tone
A Stylophone
Girls World
Vic 20 computer

oh I always wanted a stylophone envy

I did have a bontempi organ one year - I learned to play skip to my loo on it - the only tune that avoided using the note that wouldn't work smile

queenofthepirates Tue 12-Nov-13 22:07:39

A huge box of second hand barbies plus clothes. I can still remember the excitement.

DearDinah Tue 12-Nov-13 22:09:29

My aunt adopted a horse from red wings sanctuary, I never went to see it, but for a year told everyone I had a horse.

RobinSparkles Tue 12-Nov-13 22:11:13

A Cindy house.

It was AMAZING! I walked into the living room and there it stood. It was taller than me! I must have been about 5.

dancemom Tue 12-Nov-13 22:13:56

My Sindy House - three stories, a garage, a balcony - I was the happiest child in the world! Played with it for years, loaned it to my cousin and never saw it again confused

dancemom Tue 12-Nov-13 22:14:29

X post Robin!

RobinSparkles Tue 12-Nov-13 22:16:26

Oops. It was a Sindy house not Cindy!

dancemom, did yours have a roof terrace and a white lift that went up the side? I don't think mine had a garage. [deprived]

Hmm, there are definitely gifts I remember receiving but can't be sure if they were Christmas or birthday presents smile
One I definitely do remember, though, was a doll's house built by my grandad, I had been ill with 'flu and Christmas morning was the first time I'd been out of bed in a week!

wigglybeezer Tue 12-Nov-13 22:18:49

I never got areal pony so I was always alittledisappointed.

Labootin Tue 12-Nov-13 22:19:09

I was about six and I'd asked for a toy dog that did somersaults as my main present. I got it as a stocking present which in my mind was UNBELIEVABLE.

I must have got a main under the tree Christmas present but have no memory of what that was. .

dancemom Tue 12-Nov-13 22:20:46

Id forgotten about the lift but yes! My garage was a one storey extension so not part of actual original house. Oh I loved that house! There is a photo of me on Christmas morning with me in dressing gown gawping at what Santa had brought me - true joy!

oldsilver Tue 12-Nov-13 22:20:57

1971, I was 5 and it was a swing. I still remember pulling back the curtains and seeing it all set up, ready to go. It snowed that Christmas Day and I couldn't go out on it.

That didn't matter, I got to spend many many hours on that swing smile My father wasn't happy that I was scuffing the lawn up underneath, so he put a concrete paving slab just where the scuff happened ... Imagine if someone did that nowadays.

I wish I could swing now, but it makes me feel sick.

80sMum Tue 12-Nov-13 22:30:01

I think it has to be my Tammy 'teenage doll'. I was 9. It's sad that nowadays most girls have outgrown dolls by that age. I played with dolls quite happily till I was about 14 (and actually still love them)!

applecrumbleandcream Tue 12-Nov-13 22:44:51

My family tree house I got when I was about 8. I loved it and my dd has played with it. They're going for a fortune on ebay...

muminthecity Tue 12-Nov-13 22:53:47

I got a toy kitchen when I was about 4/5. I loved it so much, I remember refusing to go to sleep on Christmas night until my mum pushed the kitchen right up against my bed so that I could sleep with it grin.

Another year, when I was 8/9 I got twin dolls that cried and 'drank' milk. I loved them, but the memory is bittersweet because that was the year I found out once and for all that there was no Santa after hearing my mum complain about how much she'd spent on the dolls in Toys R Us sad.

My best birthday present ever was, without a doubt, my Sega Master System with a built-in Sonic the Hedgehog game that I got for my 7th birthday.

Twitterqueen Tue 12-Nov-13 22:58:17

it was a golden cherub that I hung on my bedroom wall. My youngest brother gave it me but I can't remember which christmas.

I loved it passionately and I don't know why - I'm not religious - I just loved it. It broke in a house move in my mid-20s and I was devasted.

Cough cough mumble xxxx decades later I still miss it. I don't know what possessed him to buy it and of course he remembers nothing about it.

I would love it if someone bought me another one.

Twitterqueen Tue 12-Nov-13 22:59:07

gave it TO me
and it was made of plaster of paris or similar

(Why is plaster of paris called plaster of paris?)

PoopMaster Tue 12-Nov-13 22:59:47

Tie between my Sony Walkman when I was 10, and minidisc player when I was 15 (managed to skip from cassettes to MDs!)

I feel old now...

sparklysilversequins Tue 12-Nov-13 23:01:51

I had one Christmas where I got a watch, a camera, a cassette player smile and a Girls World with moving eyes. I couldn't believe anyone could be as lucky as me.

nilbyname Tue 12-Nov-13 23:05:03

My bike
My flowers fairies which came with a fairy bath
My little pony horse stable- this was a reall coo, as was expensive! I was so so so surprised!

it's amazing the things that we all remember - we were not well off, I always wished for things like a bike or similar, but was always happy with what I got and clearly remember these things years later. I wonder if our kids will be the same?

I still remember the struggle to get to sleep, the excitement of waking a moving my foot to the bottom of the bed and feeling the weight of the stocking lying there and squeezing it all before opeing to try to guess what was stuffed inside smile

Interestingly, I have all these happy memories, but don't think i ever believed in Santa so it's not the end of the world and the magic if you child doesn't believe.

My Little Pony Dance School with rotating turntables for the ponies to dance - I bloody loved that thing!

Sylvanian Families Country House - wish I'd kept it and all my animal families to pass on to DD

Roller skates! Proper 4 wheeled ones with the big stopper at the front smile

Not all in the same year obv!

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