My most memorable Christmas’s were the ones where my father played with me with the toys I received on Christmas Day. I grew up in the era of electric racing car sets such as AFX and Tyco and with table top games such as Pivot Pool. I have photos in the family photo albums of me and my dad playing on our living room floor where the AFX tracks were set up. My dad would race with me and play the other games with me and my sister. One other special memory or ritual that sticks in my mind is our always putting up our Christmas tree on the 18th of December. That was our Christmas tree day and it would come down on New Year’s Day. We always had a live tree and that tradition I’ve continued to this day. Christmas was always and still is a special time for me. My father passed away over thirty years ago now, but I still remember our time together, especially during Christmas.