Rose Mary Justice, Synergy Realty Pros (Synergy Realty Pros)

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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

When we were kids, we would waken at dawn and pile onto our parents bed til they agreed to get up.  We would then be told to wait on the stairs, one kid on each step in order of age.  (me the youngest on the bottom step)  My parents would get the tree lit, the music on as well as the coffee perculator while we would just be itching to get opening presents.   When my parents were settled in their chairs, we would be called in and it was a free for all with bigger kids catching up to the little kids (there were 7 of us with 10 years difference in age)

When we tumbled into the living room, there would be huge separate piles of presents for each of us.  To my eyes they were like mountains!!  I remember opening a box with a picture of roller skates on the lid and I didn't even bother to open the box because I was so disappointed in Santa:  I already had roller skates - what was he thinking??  My Mother asked me to open the box and there was a hand made pair of seal skin mukluks that my Dad had made for me when he was on tour in Alert - the North Pole where Santa lived!!!!!   I LOVED those little boots with all my heart because my DAD was a close personal friend of Santa!

Dec 22, 2016 07:03 PM
Hella Mitschke Rothwell
(831) 626-4000 - Honolulu, HI
Hawaii & California Real Estate Broker

We used to put our shoe into the window a few times before Christmas and, if we had been good, there were goodies to eat in it in the morning. That was in Germany where I grew up. I think my mom stretched out this method of keeping us "good" for the better part of December.

Dec 22, 2016 04:52 PM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
CEO of Vision Drive Realty - Coastal San Diego

As a child:

Celebrating Christmas Eve at my grandparents' home and then spending the night to have Christmas morning there too. Santa was always more extravagant at PaPa & Grandma's


As an adult:

My first Christmas with my son Wyatt. He was only 2.5 months old and the center of attention as the only male grandchild out of 6 of us with kids.


Dec 22, 2016 05:22 PM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I have always enjoyed the games we play on Hanukkah.

Dec 22, 2016 05:09 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Going to church Christmas eve and all lighting candles singing Silent Night..was so magical!!

Dec 22, 2016 05:01 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Santa came to our house and visited my sister and me plus some other neighborhood children --- he was my parents' friend and insurance agent.   

Dec 22, 2016 04:55 PM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

It was the year I got a Flexible Flyer sled - it was really a surprise, and we lived on a golf course that had a fabulous hill for sledding.  And I still have the sled!

Dec 22, 2016 05:16 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Looking at all the holday store windows.  They wer magnificent.  A

Dec 22, 2016 08:00 PM
Libby Cousins
Extraordinary Processing - Spokane, WA
Contract Mortgage Processor, licensed in WA

I remember trying, but never making it, to stay awake late enough to see Santa. We would "hide" behind the couch and wait. Always woke up in our beds...

Dec 22, 2016 06:12 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Waiting to see what was under the tree on Christmas morning.

Dec 22, 2016 05:22 PM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Santa claus

Dec 22, 2016 05:03 PM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Since my dad told me that Santa had traded in his sleigh for a brown Chevrolet, we went out looking for him, and when I got home he had delivered his presents and Mom said you just missed him.

Dec 24, 2016 11:51 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I don't have any stories that can compare to the ones I've read.  Mine was getting my first computer at Christmas.  Definitely set my life on a particular path.

Dec 23, 2016 09:37 AM
Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA.

Laying under the Christmas tree in the evening with the twinkling lights above me...

Dec 23, 2016 07:06 AM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Rose Mary Justice I also had an Uncle who played Santa every year. Good childhood memories.

Dec 23, 2016 07:03 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Going to Christmas Carol service, followed by a quiet family meal, followed by opening presents. We always celebrated in the German way on Christmas Eve. We also actually had real candles on the tree that were lit on Christmas Eve... such a special glow and I've never forgotten it.

Dec 23, 2016 04:34 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I remember hating to go see Santa and crying every year, then I became Santa for forty years. Go figure!

Dec 22, 2016 09:47 PM
Allie Angeloni
Long Realty - Oro Valley, AZ

I really love your Chrisitmas Memory . . .  that is very special, and what a great uncle Rose Mary Justice!  My best Christmas Memory is of sitting in a large chair in the living room at night, that I could curl up in, and enjoy admiring our Christmas tree with the lights on . . .  to me, it was magical, and it always reminds me of my Mom and Dad . . .

Dec 22, 2016 09:08 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Oh, definitely arriving at my grandparents' home on Christmas Eve and playing in the snow (which we never had a lot of wherever we were living when I was a child [Air Force dad]) until our fingers were numb!  My grandparents each had at least 10 siblings so, I had SO much fun with all of my cousins who lived where my grandparents did!


Dec 22, 2016 07:41 PM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

When I got my first shotgun which allowed me to practice shooting preparing for my first deer hunt.

Dec 22, 2016 07:09 PM
Paul Antonelli
Antonelli Realty - Saint Cloud, FL
Broker Owner; Antonelli Realty

Santas village in Jordan Marsh in downtown Boston

Dec 22, 2016 05:17 PM
Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

Gee I really don't know about a single best memory... I did always love it when Waking up on Christmas morning had snow on the ground when there was none the day before seemed very magical when it happened.

Dec 02, 2017 01:55 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

My mom invited everyone that did not have a place to go for Christmas Eve, and our home was always full and presents for all.   Then she played Christmas songs and we all sung.

Dec 25, 2016 12:25 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Your uncle sounds like a special person.

Dec 24, 2016 06:57 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Rose Mary Justice - we celebrate Diwali - and remember waiting to visit neighbors and friends to eat!

Dec 24, 2016 03:17 PM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Being with my Grandfather and Grandmother on Christmas morning.

Dec 23, 2016 06:59 PM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

There was one Christmas when Santa visited on Christmas Eve. I do have a lot of great memories. My holiday was filled with good food (made by my grandmother) and spending time with family. 

Dec 23, 2016 04:59 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Estate Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I am speechless after reading Ken Jones comment. 

Dec 23, 2016 01:10 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I would have to say getting my first drum set atthe age of 6 then 10 also.  

Dec 23, 2016 08:09 AM
Les & Sarah Oswald
Realty One Group - Eastvale, CA
Broker, Realtor and Investor

My earliest memory is waiting for Santa to come down the chimney. I swear my parents must have added Nicol to my warm milk.

Dec 23, 2016 07:43 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

I can't get past the idea that Ken Jones story would make a good Hallmark movie!

Dec 23, 2016 07:30 AM
Harry F. D'Elia III
Avant Garde Residential Management Services - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

Santa is real

Dec 23, 2016 06:53 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I'm an only child and I loved having my cousins there for Christmas..... 

Dec 23, 2016 06:14 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

There were many that provide fond memories!

Dec 23, 2016 05:38 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

My parents wrote clues on our presents, which we had to try to figure out (if possible because sometimes they were hard) before we opened our gifts. It made the Christmas present opening time last quite a while since there were three girls, plus two parents (who also had clues from us). It was a family time with lots of laughing.

I also liked riding in the back of the pick up truck with my mom and some girl scouts singing Christmas carols around town.

Dec 23, 2016 03:31 AM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Many interesting answers here!

Dec 23, 2016 02:13 AM