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About Christmas…

Friendly Fill-Ins Week 31

  1. I love the following Christmas film(s) I can’t think of one.


  1. I don’t care for the following Christmas film(s)…apparently, Christmas movies haven’t made an impression on me, can’t think of one I didn’t like either.


  1. At the holidays, I cannot resist the food!


  1. A favourite holiday memory of mine is the year we went as a family to get a tree and putting it up with all the decorations and tinsel. It was the prettiest tree ever. After we sat looking at it for awhile and feeling quite proud of ourselves we went to the kitchen and sat down to supper. Before we finished supper we heard a quiet tinkling from the living room then a whoosh and a crash. We ran in there to see our beautifulย tree flat out on the floor. After a stunned silence, we laughed hilariously and pulled the tree back up and wired it to the wall. Even though it looked a bit bedraggled we loved it even more because of the laughter and knowing what a great story it would be for years to come.


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28 thoughts on “About Christmas…

  1. Putting up the Christmas tree remains my most magical memory of Christmas as a child. My mother made us wait until Dec. 15th so it wouldn’t be too dry before Christmas, and we spent a wonderful evening with her unpacking boxes, her stringing big colored lights, and us kids doing our best to place ornaments in good spots under her guidance. She had a spun glass angel in a cloud that sat on top the tree, and when it went up at last, the lights were turned off so we could enjoy our labors with cocoa and Christmas cookies. I miss that so much now! Some years our tree would tilt precariously in the stand, but we never had one go completely over, thankfully. But I think good memories are often made in the things that don’t go quite as planned! ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Your Christmas tree trimming was a lot like ours. We always looked forward to it and I miss it, too. Often when things don’t go as planned there is laughter which in our house was not often heard so I cherish the memories that made us laugh.

  2. LOL – we had the same thing happen one year and now hubby usually secures it to the wall too. Oddly enough, our cat never bothers with the tree or our decorations so we are saved from any further tree disasters.

      1. I guess the tree falling just goes into the “These things happen” category. Some things just happen for no apparent reason.
        For some of us, weight battles are ever-present. Oh well. Having the cookie is way more fun than not having it. ๐Ÿ™‚
        Have a blessed night and a very Merry Christmas!

  3. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. I love your Christmas memory. I also love your cats, they are all adorable.

    1. I enjoy the Fill-Ins though sometimes it is a challenge to find words to fill-in. The first two cats are mine, Teddy and Jack. Teddy is almost as big as the calico!

  4. Ha ha. I like the tree story. A tree to remember. Holidays and food go together. I always say I’m not going to eat too much food during the holidays, but it doesn’t mean a thing. I should just shut up and enjoy it. And I do. Blessings to you, Patricia…

    1. I always gain weight during the holidays then diet in January. One year I gained 20 pounds! Took almost a year to lose it…then it was Christmas again!

    1. Food is the best part! I think because everyone shares their specialties that they rarely make or if they do they don’t share except at Christmas.

  5. We always had cats, so trees on the ground wasn’t unusual for us at all. lol I’m surprised you can’t think of Christmas movies. My faves are Rudolf and The Grinch. Have a great weekend!

    1. This is not my favorite time of year so Christmas movies aren’t on my list of things to do. I am kind of a Grinch. We had cats but not the year the tree fell. I don’t know why it fell just that it did and our response.

  6. Your tree-fall story was amusing. We had only one tree fall down, and that was because the cat climbed it. Memories of trees on the floor are ones you won’t forget easily.

  7. The tree falling was sort of a reminder of my early Christmases. We kids decorated the tree, really the lower part. And I am sure it looked like it had toppled a few times. Have a great weekend and a Merry Christmas.

  8. Oh, I love that memory. You were so right; it was one that stayed with you. That calico cat reminds me of our Iris. She was a big gal, too. For 15 years she ruled our house, or so she thought. She loved only Bill, but she lived, well, large. Thanks for being a part of the Friendly Fill-Ins. Hugs!

    1. Christmas was a fragile time of year in my family so sweet memories are few. This one stands out because of the laughter. Teddy is on his way to being the size of the calico. We try to watch our weight…seems we are mostly watching it increase.

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