Christmas has changed a lot since my sisters and I were kids. Once we entered a new millennium, traditions and expectations shifted, and now the special day is almost unrecognisable.
Here are 15 things you’ll only remember if you were born before the year 2000:
Going through the Argos catalogue and listing everything you wanted.
If you didn’t have the Argos catalogue, you had to walk through the aisles of Woolworths or Toys R Us for inspo.
A badge maker and a selection box were elite presents!
Getting TV recommendations from the Radio Times or renting a Christmas movie from Blockbuster was a must.
A standard advent calendar with a little picture behind each door was all you needed (the gingerbread man was my favourite).
Getting up early to hit the sales on Boxing Day was peak Christmas vibes.
NOW That’s What I Call Xmas was always on while we waited for our Christmas dinner.
Hearing the famous sound of the Coco-Cola advert meant you knew the festive season had begun.
Rollerblades were all the rage.
Hand delivering Christmas cards to everyone you knew and hanging them up at home was a thing.
I swear there used to be a much better selection of chocolates in the assortment tins.
We used to actually see friends and family in the New Year and have to individually wish them a Merry Christmas.
Someone would always get the camcorder out and make a home video of the entire day.
And finally, there was nothing quite like finding a Gameboy under the tree.
Remember how Christmas used to be? If there is anything I’ve missed, comment below what Christmas was like for YOU in the ’90s!