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The Best Of The Best And A Christmas To Forget

Christmas Cackers

Over the past few weeks we have been gathering a number of festive related opinions. Here, Irish News Review reveals some memorable Christmas moments and some nightmares worth forgetting in our bumper guide to festive memories. How many can you relate to?!

 

 

Best Memories

Carl O’Malley (24), Clondalkin, Dublin

Last Christmas was my first as a father and it was by far the best Christmas ever. There comes an age between your teen years and your parenting years that Christmas loses something. The birth of our daughter Ava made it all special once again. I can’t wait for this year.

Leo Svambaras (27) Vilnius, Lithuania

I just love every Christmas. It’s the one time of year when everyone is together and happy, it’s a special time which doesn’t compare to anything else. We forget about everything that happened, put all quarrels aside and look forward to a prosperous new year.

Jennifer Maguire (20) Clonmel, Tipperary

My favourite Christmas memory would be 2010. I had only just passed my driving test that November and I awoke on Christmas morning to discover a shiny new Volkswagen Polo in my garden. I couldn’t believe it was for me. I doubt that Christmas can be topped.

David Hayes (36) Sligo

Seeing the Kids faces on Christmas is one of the most joyous experiences one can have. We have a very quiet Christmas with just five of us being at home but I wouldn’t change it for anything in the world. Myself and my wife spent a lot of time experiencing Christmas in different countries before we settled down to have kids but nothing can truly beat Christmas at home.

Aaron Burke (32) Douglas, Cork

It would have to be 2006 when I got engaged to my wife Ciara. She would kill me if I said anything else!

Lisa Perry (32) Toronto, Canada

My best Christmas memory was the final Christmas I had with my parents. It was a great time and amazing to have everyone together for the holidays. It doesn’t feel the same without them but welcoming our children into our lives is starting to rekindle the Christmas magic.

Louise McFadden (26) Firhouse, Dublin

My Best Christmas memory would be our visit to Lapland when I was about nine or so. It was just magical, a different world almost. We got to ride reindeers around, visit Santa’s workshop and more. Myself and my brother were living in a fairytale. We went to Lapland the week before Christmas and got delayed coming back, not that we were complaining. We arrived home on Christmas eve and had a great few days afterwards. We’re lucky the house was decorated before we left!

Brendan Walsh (48), Waterford

Every Christmas is special once family are here. Many of our relatives live abroad and it’s great that they can all come home at a time that matters.

Lloyd Francomb (33) Oxford, England

A few years ago myself and my wife went to Germany to visit the Christmas markets in Cologne and Frankfurt, it was really special. The atmosphere was second to none, everybody was really happy and although we didn’t have kids at the time we felt like kids ourselves. There were endless activities to do from ice skating to craft workshops or even just shopping. If anyone ever feels like they have lost the magic of Christmas I would highly suggest they visit one of the German markets. We plan to go back next year now that we have children.

Ellie O’Bryan (18) Greystones, Wicklow

I have so many favourite Christmas memories it’s very hard to pick just one. I suppose celebrating Christmas in America and meeting Justin Timberlake at dinner stands out. That was just incredible, of all the people you expect to meet you could never have imagined that happening.

Worst memories

Jenny Hayes (28) Bristol, England

My best ever present was a dog I got for Christmas when I was a kid. My worst memory was losing him on Christmas Eve ten years later.

Alison Canning (21) Connemara, Galway

Breaking my leg while messing around with my cousins in the snow. Wasn’t nice to be laid up but everyone made me feel extra special. Thankfully I didn’t spend Christmas day in the hospital.

Gordon O’Reilly (37) Newbridge, Kildare

Telling the wife I would be more than capable of making Christmas dinner and making an unforgiveable mess. I always thought this stuff just happened in films but sadly I was wrong.

David La Vivicreciano (25) Naples, Italy

I was in Indonesia for Christmas 2004 with family when the tsunami struck. It was a nightmare, the destruction was unbelievable. As a 17 year old I was terrified, we didn’t know if we would survive but thankfully we all made it home safe. We were incredibly lucky and thank god for sparing us to this day. We always remember those who weren’t so fortunate at Christmas.

Mark McNulty (19) Castleknock, Dublin

Mine was when I was around six and I was running down the steps and I fell cause there isn’t a railing. I fell right on my face and I went to the hospital where I was told my nose was broken. I spent that Christmas in hospital.

Lee Masterson (23) Granard, Longford

Any retail workers will tell you Christmas sucks when you have to work on Christmas Eve and St Stephen’s Day. The hangovers don’t be much fun when your surrounded by all the bargain hunters.

Petra Vilanova (33) Split, Croatia

Being stranded in the snow and missing Christmas with loved ones.

Linda McNaughton (32) Gorey, Wexford

My family used to have a tradition of having Christmas dinner at a local hotel, I hated the idea because for me Christmas is a time to have dinner at home. Thankfully things have changed now I have my own home.

Tracy McGarrell (46) Coolock, Dublin

Finding the kids Christmas presents were stolen when our house was broken into. Luckily we had some time to buy a few other presents but all the main bits were gone. We couldn’t believe how anyone could be so desperate. The kids never found out what happened until later years but whoever says getting your shopping over and one with early is best was lying!

Jerry O’Connell (38) Mallow, Cork

I got a car one Christmas and wrote it off the following Christmas Eve. Luckily I escaped unhurt.

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