This and that: Christmas Oranges

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Christmas Oranges

Growing up we always had Christmas oranges to eat.
Mom would buy boxes upon boxes of oranges
And we were able to eat as many as we wanted, without even asking.
The box always sat up in our living room closet shelf
Probably because the opening to the attic was in that closet and it keep the closet cool.

Christmas oranges were one of the traditions we had.
In Canada we bought either Japanese or Chinese mandarin oranges.
Personally I liked the Japanese better, but they were more expensive so Mom would buy both kinds.

After moving to the United States, I have had a hard time finding them.
There are clementines and tangerines
but these are not the same... they don't taste the same.
When I moved up to the U.P. in Michigan
I was lucky enough to find Japanese oranges...
but they don't come every year.
This year they are here again..

I don't have a living room closet to put them in
but part of my childhood Christmas is here again..

Christmas Oranges..

Do you have any memories of your childhood Christmases?


  1. We actually always had oranges around the house too!

  2. Same here! I still love those little Japanese oranges and look forward to them every year around Christmas time!

    1. Cindy, that is what I missed when moving here to the states..and so excited when I can find them.

  3. I don't think I have ever heard of Japanese oranges. I am not too fond of oranges though. I do like blood oranges. Thanks for sharing your memories with us!

    1. I am not a big orange person but I love Japanese oranges.


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