Message In Stanza

Poetry and Musings

Discovering Your Happiness nominated me for the Christmas Tag! Yay, thank you so much, Discovering Your Happiness! 🙂 I am honored that you have thought about me this holiday season. 🙂

The rules:

  • Thank the person that nominated you with a link to their blog
  • Add the picture in your blog
  • Copy these rules into your post
  • Add a link to this orginal post (
  • Answer the 10 questions (you can add extra Christmas-related questions if you want)
  • Tag at least 3 other bloggers with links to their blogs
  • Have fun!

The Questions:

  1. What’s your favourite thing about Christmas?
  2. What’s your favourite Christmas memory?
  3. Are there special traditions your family has for Christmas?
  4. What’s your Christmas wish? (Can be personal or general)
  5. What’s your favourite Christmas dish?
  6. What’s your favourite Christmas decoration?
  7. What’s your favourite Christmas song?
  8. Where do you usually celebrate Christmas?
  9. What does the ‘Christmas Spirit’ mean to you?
  10. Who out of anybody in the world would you want to spend your Christmas with?


  1. There are many things I enjoy about the holiday season. I enjoy the fact that Christmas represents Jesus’s birth, as well as the magical elements of the season with Santa Claus and snow man. I know God isn’t our Santa Claus in the sense that He will give us everything we want. But He is like Santa Claus in the sense that He wants to stir up and surprise our hearts with wonder like a child. Jesus doesn’t give us physical gifts. Something far better. Peace, love, and joy this December. So I enjoy the combination of the real history of Christmas mixed with the fun and child-like interpretations of it.
  2.  I have many. The first ones that come to mind is my family making a big fuss that Christmas was always an elaborate celebration. There is not just referring to decorations or presents. But elaborate with the extra frills that came with Christmas. One example is, my sister gave me an idea to write a letter to my elf and leave by the milk and cookies. And ask the elf about themselves and what was involved in the wrapping of my gifts. My sister read me the letter the next morning and told me that the elf’s name was Charlie and thought that was so cool his name was my favorite name at the time. And it helped me to continue believe in the magic of Christmas. And few years later I acknowledged who was the real elf working behind the scenes to come up with Charlie.
  3.  My family has a tradition that when we open gifts we open them up one at a time, instead of all once. We do this so can enjoy a family member’s reaction when they open. I am a young adult but my Mom stills buys gifts for her kids and we open them up like when we were kids. 🙂
  4. For all my family and friends (and yes, that includes my followers as well ;)) to have a happy and healthy Merry Christmas! And if it isn’t perfect, don’t beat yourself up. Just let the sleigh take you where it will go! 😉
  5. My Mom’s Christmas Eve delicious meat lasagna.
  6. The 8 or so bells that wrap around like garland that play various Christmas tunes.
  7. “Joy to the World.”
  8. My parent’s house with my two older siblings
  9. Be kind to everyone. It’s more than a nice holiday greeting and a hug. It’s what Jesus would want us to do. It’s the reason He was born in the manager in the little town of Bethlehem and died on the cross. Be love and show love. The world is hurting, even during a joyous season such as Christmas. Show people grace, mercy and patience.
  10.  As silly as it sounds, my family and friends is all I need. 🙂 But as a side note, I think Bette Midler would put on a fabulous, chic and hilarious rendition of a Christmas party. 🙂 And I would like Meryl Streep to be one of her guests. 🙂

My Nominess:

Following Him

Red Letters




Erich Michaels 

Elan Mudrow


Here is a link to the original post:


Merry Christmas and God Bless all my lovely followers! 🙂


8 thoughts on “The Christmas Tag! ‘Tis the Season for Merriness!

  1. Thank you for doing this ❤ I feel I have gotten to know you & your Christmas a whole lots more now ❤

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    1. Thank you very much! ❤️❤️ Christmas is actually my favorite holiday mixed in with my birthday. Lol. What’s your favorite holiday?

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      1. I am so happy to hear that ❤ Christmas is my favourite too ❤

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  2. Winnie says:

    Great answers, Carly! I love that portion about kindness and your family tradition.

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    1. Carly says:

      Thank you. 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Winnie says:

        You’re welcome 🙂

        Liked by 1 person

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