Thursday, December 22, 2011

Myer Christmas Windows

We went into the city to see the infamous Myer Christmas windows.  I used to love going every year as a child, and remember the excitement lining up and then finally getting to see the pretty decorations and the moving Christmas displays! 

Santa wonders whether Liam has been naughty or nice? I see he's on the elf's Christmas list! :)

When I was a child though, the windows seemed much fancier and so much longer. I remember impatiently waiting to get to the next window and they seemed to stretch for miiiiiiiles.  This visit was all over and done with in about 15 minutes.  

To be honest, the models on display creeped me out a little! They were scary and reminded me of Mr Wood from the Goosebumps books.  Wow, that's a weird memory awakening right there! I hadn't thought about those books in years.  Must see if I can dig them up and give them a read! 

Anyway, I make the Christmas windows sound terrible.  They're not. They're the spirit of Christmas, and part of a holiday tradition I grew up with, and I'm sure many people will remember fondly.

I'm glad we went to see them, it was so nice to hear all the excitable kids watching the displays and chattering and laughing about their Christmas plans.  Impatiently counting down the sleeps til Christmas, and what Santa will bring them!

I just love this time of year, and all the excitement and joy that surrounds it!


  1. ...and now you've freaked me out! Haha! I thought the windows were pretty great this year.

  2. I remember when I was younger it was a big 'event' to go into city and see the Myer windows. We would get all dressed up and we would have a family day in the city.
    It's dissapointing how things change.

  3. Hahahahaha I thought they were creepy too!