What's your most interesting holiday memory?
Asked by Josh Board
December 10, 2008
From Ocean Beach (Software Testing)
It was when we were driving to Canada. The roads had inches of ice, and we slid the car into a ditch. Other cars had landed in the same ditch, which we hadn’t seen. And when our car started spinning around, this teacher in the backseat with a deep voice kept saying, “Hold on.” We were the only car able to get out of there because we had this 4x4. People were telling us to get back into the car, so no other vehicle would hit us. The weirdest part was that we had a travel Scrabble game. And not one of the tiles came off the board as we spun around and crashed.
From Kensington (Painter)
Mine would be when I got my marital bride doll in first grade. It was a Madame Alexander, with the little wedding ring on the finger and everything. I was so happy that Christmas when I opened it. My mom and dad usually gave me presents that I wanted, but of all the things they had given me before or after, I liked this doll the most. And I still have it.
From South Park (Accountant)
The time my very Catholic grandmother came to the house of us heathens in Vermont. We said we’d go to church, and this is in a town with a population of 1200. Everyone knew everyone else. We were going to take two cars, and the Raiders were playing the Broncos. It was really close, and my father and I were actually getting dressed in front of the TV. When the game was tied, we got in the car and listened on the AM radio, fading in and out as we went down hills. My father had the great line, “God damn church!” We were in the parking lot listening as the game ended and we walked in, with the big door being loud. Mass had already started.
From Normal Heights (Music Editor)
I remember a time at Thanksgiving where my cousin, who was seven at the time, took these antique pots and pans and was pretending to make popcorn. She would walk over and hand some to each person, and they’d pretend to get a handful. My dad said he was too full from eating. She then said, “Just go to the bathroom and make more room.” We all started laughing.
From San Diego (Student)
It doesn’t have to be Christmas, right? Because I had a weird Easter. I actually saw the Easter Bunny. It was in my house. I was four years old. It wasn’t a real rabbit but a big Easter Bunny outfit. My parents denied it. And they still do to this day. They say I must’ve been dreaming or sleepwalking. At the time they really tried to convince me I didn’t see it. And nobody wore that outfit later in the day, so I have no clue what it was doing there. We still joke about that now.
From Rancho Bernardo (Software Engineer)
If you mean most memorable, and not the best, there was a Christmas when I was 17. I had this piece of artwork I knew my mother would love. I had it framed at a place off Grand or Garnet, which was a lot more expensive than I anticipated. And on the drive home, I hit a dip and the glass broke. My brother’s girlfriend, on Christmas Eve, had a guy at her place. He had gone over to bring her presents. And the gift my mom ordered for a nephew never came. Oh, and the turkey for some reason wasn’t cooking properly. We were getting so hungry, we just went out for Chinese food. It was like that movie with the kid and the BB gun.