What are some of the things you miss about Christmas/Hanukkah/New Years from when you were a kid, that you just can't seem to equate to with being an adult?
The utter fear that Santa was actually watching me 24/7, because I thought, especially in December, that if I f**ked up JUST ONCE, I'd end up with coal in my stocking. Now I know that no matter what I do, there will always be fun things in my stocking
Helping my mom grind walnuts in this avocado green circa 1972 hand cranked grinder thing-a-ma-jig. Nowadays ya just use a food processor.
Seeing Santa, and being deathly afraid you'd forget to mention the one thing you really wanted, and your parents wouldnt let you bring a list
Delighting in putting your nose up to a strand of tinsel on the tree, and having it give you a helluva shock because of the dry Santa Ana winds outside making the humidty only 12% outside. And having fun doing it. Now it'd just look like you were a big goober if you did that as an adult.
Absolutely dreading going to mass on Christmas Eve, because all going to church did was get in the way of Christmas!! Now as an adult, I actually enjoy going to mass on Christmas Eve and taking my mom since it's the childrens mass.
These are just a few of mine. And you???