Many of my Christmases have become lost in that proverbial spruce forest of yesteryears, something that happens as birthdays pile up higher, but there are those that remain nested in the memories of my mind.

Before Santa was stuffing Christmas stockings with electronics, I remember waking up to Hula Hoops, Pogo Sticks, Matchbox cars and Fisher-Price Little People. Known by kids today as the character from Toy Story, Mr. Potato Head was all the rage for us in the 1950's. I think I learned to walk with the assistance of Fisher-Price's Corn Popper.

Would you like to share some of your memories with us?

On Christmas Eve morning at 9 a.m., the young-at-heart Joe Jesus and I will fill the airwaves with memories from Christmases past. Tune in, or better yet, call in. Who knows, we may hear from G.I. Joe or Chatty Cathy.

In the meantime, send us your Christmas photos from those days and we'll happily include them in the live video stream of our discussion on WBSM TV.

Phil Paleologos is the host of The Phil Paleologos Show on 1420 WBSM New Bedford. He can be heard weekdays from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. Contact him at and follow him on Twitter @PhilPaleologos. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.

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