A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006. Now a Popeye's fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from December 25, 2020
“Gonna go lay under the Christmas tree to remind my family that I am a gift”

"Gonna go lay under the Christmas tree to remind my family that I am a gift” is a jocular saying that has been printed on many images. Authorship is unknown.

“On Christmas eve I’m sleeping under the Christmas tree to remind my mom & dad that I am a gift (;” was posted on Twitter by summer on December 11, 2012. “i sleep under the christmas tree to remind everyone what a gift i am to them” was posted on Twitter by Katie on December 14, 2013. “I like to sleep under the Christmas tree to remind the humans that I, Olympia, am the greatest gift of all” was posted on Twitter by Olympia on December 17, 2013.

The saying—in several forms—went viral in December 2015. “Sometimes I lay under the Christmas tree to remind my family I am a gift” was posted on Twitter by Larry Fisherman on December 24, 2015. “gonna lay under the tree to remind my family what a gift I am” was posted on Twitter by lauryn on December 24, 2015. “gonna go lay under the Christmas tree to remind my fam that I’m a gift” was posted on Twitter by O’NeilB on December 24, 2015.


Twitter
summer
@SummerrRain_
On Christmas eve I’m sleeping under the Christmas tree to remind my mom & dad that I am a gift (;
11:36 PM · Dec 11, 2012·Twitter for iPhone

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Katie
@katiemichelle97
i sleep under the christmas tree to remind everyone what a gift i am to them
9:45 AM · Dec 14, 2013·Twitter Web Client

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Olympia
@OlympiaBathory
I like to sleep under the Christmas tree to remind the humans that I, Olympia, am the greatest gift of all.
4:58 AM · Dec 17, 2013·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
lori taylor
@kittymommy12
Camera avengerstime: i think he spends most of the time under the tree to remind everyone who the real gift… http://tmblr.co/Zmj8gj1_VUHLn
10:12 PM · Dec 23, 2015·Tumblr

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Larry Fisherman
@BrettClark9
Sometimes I lay under the Christmas tree to remind my family I am a gift.
1:53 PM · Dec 24, 2015·Twitter for iPhone

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lauryn
@highkeylauryn
gonna lay under the tree to remind my family what a gift I am
10:52 PM · Dec 24, 2015·Twitter for iPhone

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O’NeilB
@oneil_forbes
gonna go lay under the Christmas tree to remind my fam that I’m a gift
11:16 PM · Dec 24, 2015·Twitter for iPhone

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gabriella hernandez
@gabbyrose09
lilly: I’m going to lay under the Christmas tree to remind my family that I’m a gift. Ok lilly..
12:12 AM · Dec 25, 2015 from Missouri, USA·Twitter for iPhone

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erin
@erinnallennn
laying under the Christmas tree to remind my family I’m the best gift out there ((:
1:08 AM · Dec 25, 2015·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Basic White Chick
@basicwhytechick
Gonna go lay under the Christmas tree to remind my family that I am a gift
1:44 PM · Dec 25, 2015·Twitter for Android

Twitter
hannahh
@hangracegomez
gonna lay under the christmas tree to remind my friends and family that I am a gift
1:49 PM · Dec 2, 2017·Twitter for iPhone

Elite Daily
23 Funny Holiday Captions For Instagram That’ll Make You “Ho Ho Ho” With Laughter
BY RACHEL CHAPMAN
UPDATED:NOVEMBER 25, 2019
(...)
13. “I’m going to lay under the tree to remind my family that I am a gift.”

Twitter
Mommy Cusses
@mommy_cusses
I laid under the Christmas tree to remind my family that my presence > presents, but everyone started crying.
11:35 PM · Dec 9, 2019·Twitter for Android

Google Books
Title Gonna Go Lay Under the Tree to Remind My Family I M a Gift: Notebook Planner -6x9 Inch Daily Planner Journal, to Do List Notebook, Daily Organizer, 114 Pages
Author Viral ks
Publisher Independently Published, 2020
ISBN 9798551635093
Length 114 pages

PopSugar
30 Christmas Letter Board Ideas That’ll Give Your Home the Jolly It Deserves
December 15, 2020
by HALEY LYNDES
Photo 19 of 30
“Gonna Go Lay Under the Tree to Remind My Family That I’m a Gift”

Twitter
El Arroyo
@ElArroyo_ATX
A reminder of what Christmas is all about....... Me
Wishing y’all safe and happy holidays!
(The following text is shown on the restaurant’s sign.—ed.)
LAYING UNDER THE
XMAS TREE TO REMIND
MY FAMILY THAT
I’M THE TRUE GIFT
2:28 PM · Dec 25, 2020·IFTTT

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