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10 Christmas Memories That Prove Christmas Peaked In The 90s

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Christmas isn't like what it used to be. Now that we are all grown up, we have so many more commitments and financial obligations that the holiday season isn't as much fun as it was when we were kids. But really, was it as good as we remembered, or are we just putting on those nostalgia glasses that make everything seem way better then it was?

Well, to help us remember, let's take a look at some of the 10 most memorable things from the Christmases of our childhood and see if it was really all we thought it was.

1. Wish Book

We started planning out our Christmas lists months in advance, folding over the pages or marking them with Post-its, making sure our parents knew exactly what things they needed to show Santa what we wanted. It's obviously the most important list you're going to make all year, so it takes time to prepare!

2. Christmas Crafts at School

The teachers knew that none of us had any money, so they would encourage us to make various things that were arguably garbage but our parents still loved. Hand prints, ornaments with our pictures in it, or tree ornaments made out of pom poms and pipe cleaners were always made in the weeks leading up to Christmas.

3. Helping Your Parents Decorate

Depending on how organized your family was, this either meant unloading the neatly packed ornaments and unraveling the lights carefully, or dumping containers of loose bulbs and gallons of glitter on to the floor. Even though it was a little frustrating, it was always so satisfying when it was done.

4. Cutting Down a Tree

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There's nothing quite as satisfying as cutting down a fresh Christmas tree yourself. Sure, you can pick one off a lot, but it's just not the same as going and picking one from a farm! If you have never done it, I highly recommend that you go and bring yourself some hot cocoa for the trip!

5. The Commercials

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There are so many commercials that are iconic Christmas necessities. Whether it was the M&Ms "he is real" commercial or the Coca-Cola polar bears, there were just so many that you needed to see for it to feel like Christmas.

But those aren't the only things we remember...

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