Mr George (Geordie) McMillan remembers childhood Christmas

George McMillan at Craigneston, near Moniaive.

George McMillan at Craigneston, near Moniaive.

George (Geordie) McMillan, 72 years of age, interviewed by his daughter Kerry Allan.

George remembers his childhood Christmas.

  • Interviewed: 23 July 2012.
  • Ref: DG1/1/1/6.
  • © European Ethnological Research Centre.


KA: I’d like to start off by just asking a little bit about Christmas and how you celebrated Christmas when you were younger?

GMcM: Right, well, Christmas time, like everybody else, we would have a big Christmas dinner with all the trimmings and such like. But, typically you didnae get as many presents then. Typical Christmas, sort of, I would get, everybody would get their stockin wi maybe an apple, an orange, a bar o chocolate. And you would get a book – quite often it was the Dandy of the Beano book. And you would get your main present which I can remember was a small train set on one occasion. And another time it was a garage wi lots o wee cars. That was the sort of typical Christmas present.