Christy's Favorite Christmas Memory

We love Christmastime!  There is just something so magical about this time of year.  At Imagine Hope we wanted to share with you, our readers, about our favorite Christmas memories!  We hope you are able to reminiscence and think of your favorite too..... My family LOVES Christmas.  In fact, we love it so much that my family members and I each deck our whole entire houses in Christmas decor!  My favorite memory growing up would have to be going to my grandpa and grandma's on Christmas Eve.  There would be a warm fire in the fireplace and multi-colored Christmas lights outside.  At the time, 18 of us would pile into my grandparents' cozy home for dinner and gifts.

For a few years, Santa made an appearance!  I remember being so impressed that my grandpa was friends with Santa.  My grandparents were very giving and we always got new clothes or toys from them.  All of the cousins would share our new toys and play together.

The next day, which was Christmas, my parents, sister, and I would go back over to my grandparents' house for lunch.  We would take our favorite toys that we got from Santa to show my grandparents.  I remember one year taking a Cabbage Patch kid that had glasses just like I did!

Many years have passed but the tradition still remains.  We still go to my grandma's house on Christmas Eve to celebrate with her.  My grandpa passed away several years ago, but I love reminiscing with my family about him.  There are now almost 30 people crammed into my grandma's cozy home, but we laugh about how crowded it is and squeeze in together.  It still is the get-together I look forward to the most.

So what about you?  What's your favorite Christmas memory?

Written by Christy Fogg, MSW, LCSW

Christy Fogg, MSW, LCSW is a licensed therapist at Imagine Hope Counseling Group. Christy enjoys doing marriage counseling, individual counseling, couples and relationship counseling. Christy also provides family counseling, child counseling, and adolescent counseling.

Imagine Hope serves the Indianapolis area, including the surrounding areas of Carmel, Fishers, Noblesville, Zionsville, and Westfield.