8.And wearing lots of itchy and thick holiday sweaters — that were literally what we would call "ugly Christmas sweaters'" today:
9.Circling all the toys you wanted from the Sears Wish Book...
10....and Toys "R" Us Christmas Dream Book in hopes that your parents would see it and secretly buy it for you for Christmas:
11.Also, keeping an eye out for the games and toys featured in the Toys "R" Us commercials ('cause you knew those had to be the coolest):
12.Decorating your Christmas tree with ball ornaments that felt like they were made with faux silk threads...
13....lots of gaudy tinsel and garland...
14....and/or also with pearl garlands if your family wanted a ~fancy~ tree:
15.Listening to these two albums over and over while helping your parents decorate the tree:
16.And, of course, also listening to Time Life's Jingle Bell Rock album:
17.Making stitch decorations with your mom or grandma:
18.Going over to your grandma's house and seeing her decorate her house with decorative plates...
19....and that ceramic light-up Christmas tree that burned you if you touched it:
20.Watching the yearly Bob Hope Christmas special with your parents:
21.Eating off holiday geese vinyl placemats that looked like these:
22.Having fugly metal tins around your house that doubled as both decorations and places to store Christmas tree ornaments:
23.And also having strictly red candles as part of the decorations:
24.Having all the presents under the tree be wrapped in very shiny and gaudy wrapping paper — also, it being strictly wrapped boxes 'cause gift bags weren't really a thing:
25.Begging your parents to buy you cartoon-themed Christmas wrapping paper and then refusing to use it 'cause it was way too cool:
26.Getting a Holiday Barbie and not being able to take it out of the box 'cause it was a collector's item:
27.Watching Gremlins because you and your family thought it was a cute family movie, but instead finding out it's actually pretty scary and also having Kate's monologue about what happened to her dad pretty much tip you off that Santa wasn't real:
28.Watching Will Vinton's Claymation Christmas and thinking it was the coolest Christmas special ever:
29.And having so many feels while watching A Muppets Christmas (it got all the Muppets from the different shows together!!!):
30.Making sure you didn't miss A Charlie Brown Christmas because A.) It was the rare cartoon that aired on primetime and B.) It was literally the only time you could watch it:
31.Helping or being forced to untangle Christmas lights that looked like this (these also burned your hands if you touched them when they were lit):
32.Having extra Christmas lightbulbs (to replace all those burned out ones) in boxes that looked like this:
33.Setting up these giant-ass, hollow plastic candles outside that always toppled over when the wind blew too strong:
34.Receiving a Cabbage Patch doll even if you didn't ask for one 'cause it was THE GIFT to give:
35.Begging for Teddy Ruxpin as a gift, even though it was creepy AF:
36.And really begging your parents to get you a Nintendo:
37.Never having enough D batteries Christmas morning for all your new toys ('cause literally every toy took, like, five D batteries to work):
38.And lastly, having the Fruity Pebbles Christmas commercial play every 10 minutes and knowing the whole thing by heart:
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