General Chat, Products & Comps <
05/12/2012 at 21:38
I've never ever had a stocking. And I don't do one for Little Miss, or Mr GB.
Am I the only one?
05/12/2012 at 21:40
This is our first year doing them, L will be 4 in jan and I usually work Xmas so I'm going all festive overload this year as I'm off. I thought it woukd be a good idea for them to have the stocking upstairs to build up the excitement iyswim but we never had any as kids
05/12/2012 at 21:43
Ive always had one x
05/12/2012 at 21:46
I had one as a child and my two have them - both were given personalised ones on their first Christmases.
05/12/2012 at 22:02
Nope. I've never had one and I've never done one for A either. She is 11 and has never asked why she's never had one.
05/12/2012 at 22:03
I have them but they are more for decorative purposes. As a child, we always had a pillowcase at the bottom of the bed which got filled with presents, rather than anything being left under the tree (although I think some family presents may have been left under there).
Anyway, because H grew up with them under the tree and nothing at the bottom of his bed, he soon knocked the pillowcase thing on the head when we moved in together, which I found hugely disappointing. I think I may re-instate it for J this year, just little presents for him to open in bed with us, then go downstairs. H just has no idea how to enjoy himself.
05/12/2012 at 22:04
Me, I don't remember having them as a child? I probably won't bother with them with my children. My husband did when he was a child and he had his at the end of his bed and one year he saw his dad filling the stocking that was how he found out he wasn't real. We have a stocking on the fire ace for decoration but that's all. If I did change my mind in the future about doing them then they would be left down stairs with all other presents. So I guess I don't really see the point in them, plus you can only fit small things in :-)
05/12/2012 at 22:26
For those who didn't have a stocking at Christmas, how did that fit in with the Father Christmas thing ? We always hung up our stocking for Father Christmas to fill. I had one until I was 18 and was devastated when mum said I couldn't have one any more. We have done one for Zoe from her very first Christmas, when she was 11 mths old, but we don't do them for adults.
05/12/2012 at 22:30
No stockings here. I once had one just to look pretty on the fire place but it kept falling down so has gone in the bin.
Me and my siblings always had one and I've done one for both of mine since their first Christmases. E's used to go on the bottom of her bed but last year and this year it will be outside the door as I don't want her to wake up and find me filling it.
05/12/2012 at 22:43
JB; Father Christmas used to put the presents under the tree!
05/12/2012 at 22:49
JB: never mind a teeny stocking - I had(have) a huge santa sack i'd leave on "my" sofa that Santa would fill.
06/12/2012 at 08:43
I never had one as a child, but C, and now J has one every year.
C's first Christmas was spent in hospital, and the nurses played Santa, and put a stocking on the end of each incubator, which had something for the baby (a tiny 3lb baby romper), and something for the parents. He also had a new teddy on top of his incubator.
Now, he has a stocking on the end if his bed. He knows I do it, but still wants it on the end of his bed.
When I was a kid, we just had piles of presents on the sofa, and ones off other family members under the tree. Our presents "off Santa" wouldn't fit under the tree.
06/12/2012 at 12:11
We always had a stocking and it was left on the end of our beds as children. I do the same for E even though this will probably be the first year she'll actually be excited by it! We also had a sack each in the living room waiting for us as E does now.
06/12/2012 at 12:56
We've never had them, and I never did as a child, though we did have a big Santa sack for a few years. This year though, as we've got J I thought it would be nice to have them, so I've ordered personalised ones for each of us.
06/12/2012 at 13:02
Have always had a stocking! All four of us have them :)
06/12/2012 at 13:17
Not just me then
I won't be doing one for Little Miss. Wouldn't have a clue what to put in it. Just a sack here
Continues below ad
Nice to see you! Please do nose around, sign up and join in.