Christ­mas In The Seven­ties

The People's Friend Special - - TRAVEL -

Christ­mas in the Seven­ties was dif­fer­ent from to­day.

It wasn’t very dig­i­tal, but had lots of fun and play.

Re­mem­ber lit­tle Tiny Tears? She was my favourite doll!

And the coloured shapes of Spiro­graph that kept us all en­thralled.

I loved bounc­ing round out­side on my orange space hop­per, And ped­alling so fast upon my gleam­ing brand-new Chop­per. We played all the new­est games, like KerPlunk and Re­bound, Though “clack­ers” and their dan­gers are now some­what renowned!

My mum and dad got gifts of scents, like Char­lie and Old Spice, They liked to drink Cin­zano and they thought it very nice. At night the fam­ily gath­ered as a whole round the TV – More­cambe and Wise were fab­u­lous, I’m sure you will agree.

A 1970s Christ­mas – what a trip down mem­ory lane;

I re­mem­ber read­ing “Bunty”, and I’m right back there again. Fam­ily and to­geth­er­ness – what Christ­mas is about.

And this year will be just the same, of that I have no doubt.

Sharon Has­ton.

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