Friday, December 16, 2016

A Very Merry Tag

Abby created this darling Christmas tag as part of her Advent Calendar Blog Party, and so I'm here today to answer the questions.  (That is, after all, what one normally does with a  tag, isn't it?) 

Does it snow where you live around Christmas? (If it doesn't, you have my sincere sympathy.) How much? Any special snowy Christmas stories?

Sometimes.  Our weather is very fickle, though, so some years it will snow a lot and other years not at all.  Like, for instance, the one year when it was so warm on Christmas day that we actually opened our front door to let some cool air into our overcrowded living room.   (Totally improper behavior for Christmas weather, wouldn't you say?)  

You asked about special snowy Christmas stories.  Well, this isn't a story exactly, but one of my favorite snowy Christmas memories is that one Christmas Eve night when we were all bundling into our car to go to a friend's house, and the snow was falling in a beautiful picturesque manner, just like in the movies.  It felt so completely festive. 

Do you get a real tree or a fake tree?

A real tree.  And we've had all sorts of different shapes and sizes over the years.  Tall and skinny trees, short and fat trees; trees with gaping holes in places, and trees that drop pine needles like there's no tomorrow.  I love the smell of real trees, though.  (And you also don't have to store them all year round, so that's a plus when your house is rather over-crowded with stuff.)

What is your favorite Christmas movie?

Probably It's a Wonderful Life.  We watch that every year at Christmas time.  I also really like The Shop Around the Corner.

Where in the world would you like to spend Christmas the most?

I guess just at home.  It's pretty nice here, and I can't think of any other place at the moment.  :)

What fictional/literary character would you most like to spend Christmas with?

Oooh.  Fun question.  Let me see.   ...fifteen minutes later...  Okay, I think I'm making this harder than it ought be.  Think, think, think.  Ah!  Got one.  I think it would be totally fun to spend Christmas with Tommy Traddles from David Copperfield.  Sophie would be there, too, of course--and probably her sisters as well--and we'd all have a jolly old time exchanging presents that didn't cost a good deal but that had a lot of kind thought put into them.  And we'd probably laugh a lot, and tease Traddles, and just have an all around good time.  :)

What is your favorite Christmas song?

Eeek.  I don't know.  There are so many good ones.  It Came Upon a Midnight Clear is awful pretty, though.  Let's go with that. 

What is your favorite Christmas book/story (besides, ya know, the story)?

A Christmas Carol.  My dad reads it to us every year, so it's got a lot of lovely memories attached to it.  (Funny story: The process of reading A Christmas Carol is so much the same every year, that we could tell one time when my oldest brother had fallen asleep during the reading, simply because he hadn't laughed at the accustomed places.  ;))

Which do you prefer: multi-colored lights or white lights? 

We've always had multi-colored lights, so I guess I'm partial to those, but white lights are lovely, too.

What time period/decade would you most like to spend Christmas in?

Oooh.  How about the 1950s or 60s?  I find I'm rather in love with that era just now. 

Which period drama has the best Christmas scene/episode?

Goodness.  I don't know.  I can't think of that many period dramas that have Christmas scenes in them.  The one that keeps coming to mind, though, is the scene in Little Women '94, where Beth receives her piano.  I wouldn't actually call it the best Christmas scene, but I do like the feel of it.  The way the house is all decorated and everyone's gathered together; and then how they all sing around the piano.  It has a very nice Christmas-y feel to it.

Well, that's it!  Thanks for the fun tag, Abby! 
P.S. I'm not going to tag anyone today, but Abby has made this tag available to anyone who wishes to fill it out, so...go for it!  And have a very merry Christmas season everyone!!


  1. All of your pictures are so cozy and Christmasy!
    Yes! The part where Beth gets her piano from the old and new versions of Little Women make me cry every single time!
    Where I'm from we had a super hot Christmas once but then we actually had a white Christmas which is a big deal for my part of TN.
    Love this post!

    1. Thanks. It was fun putting them together. :)
      Aww, I can well believe it. That is such an emotional scene.
      Haha. Weather certainly is crazy sometimes. ;)
      Thank you! And thanks for your lovely comment. I've really enjoyed hearing from you.

  2. I didn't even think of Traddles! Yes, that would be a delightful Christmas!!
    Great answers!!!

    1. Wouldn't it though? I'm glad you agree. :)
      Thank you!

  3. I loved reading this Miss March, thank you for doing it!
    My my, that is highly improper weather indeed! Perhaps it will make up for it this year. I hear that it's going to be a colder winter overall!
    I love your Christmas Carol tradition! 'Tis an excellent Christmas story.
    Thanks again, it was a delightful distraction to my own advent calendar scramblings!

    1. You're most welcome, Abby! Thank YOU for coming up with all the fun questions. :)

      Yes, maybe this will be the year for a white Christmas. We actually had a little snow this past weekend so there's hope!

      Haha. Don't mention it. I'm most happy to have been a nice distraction to you. ;) Merry Christmas, Abby!

  4. Little Women 1994 begins at Christmas too, so I'd say it totally counts.

    Merry Christmas!

    1. Very true. That movie really does have an overall Christmas feel to it, doesn't it?

      Merry Christmas to you, too, Hamlette!! :D

  5. This post was lovely and comfortable and cheery. :)

    Ohh, Tommy Traddles! <3 That's not the first time you've mentioned him... methinks you rather like him a lot. ;)

    (I thought it very funny how you knew your brother was asleep when he didn't laugh in the accustomed places, ahaha. ;D)

    Oh, yes, I LOVE that Little Women scene. <3 <3 <3

    ~Miss Meg

    1. Aw. I'm glad you found it so. :)

      Haha. Yeah, I guess I do. ;) He's just such a dear character. Also he's kind of extra special to me because we used to play David Copperfield when we were little and Traddles was always my character. :)

      Haha. Yes, it was very telling, because he always laughed at those parts. College was the problem. It had him all tuckered out. :)

      Indeed. It's such a happy scene! :)

      ~Miss March

  6. I've just come across your blog, and I just have to tell you that your Christmas layout is so pretty and cozy! You have a new follower. :)

    I really enjoyed reading your answers! I can totally relate to warm weather on Christmas. It's been several years since we had snow on Christmas where I live; last year, for instance, it was in the seventies! Not exactly Christmassy weather, in my opinion. ;)
    Have a merry Christmas!!

    1. Hi Molly! Aww. Thank you! I'm so glad you like the Christmas layout. And I'm delighted to have you along as my newest follower! Thank you! (By the by, I've been over to your blog a couple a times, too, and it's lovely. I totally mean to leave you a comment sometime. Hopefully soon. :))

      Oh, my goodness, no. Seventy degree weather does NOT belong on Christmas Day!! What even. Haha. ;)

      Thank you for your comment, Molly. It's so good to meet you. :)

      You have a merry Christmas, too!!

      ~Miss March

  7. I love your answers! (And actually, I just now read this post. I wasn't influenced in any way by your answers when I filled out my post. We are VERY similar. :D)

    Don't you love it when snow falls like in the movies? :)

    I really don't have much to say, since we have almost the same answers. :P I really must read A Christmas Carol, though. I meant to last year; it never happened, and now I'm determined it shall happen this year!

    1. Thanks! (Oh, I knew you weren't influenced by my post. We're just TOO similar there's no way around it. Haha. Love it. :D)

      Yes, yes, and YES! :D

      Ha! I know right? :P Oh, but you should read A Christmas Carol! I think you would really like it. Be sure to tell me what you think of it, if/when you do. :)

    2. I read it! It was very good! I was surprised by how witty it was; I was laughing several times. :)

    3. Oh, I'm glad you liked it! And yes! Isn't it positively hilarious in some parts? Such a fun Christmas read. And I love the message of it, too. :)

  8. Sorry it took me so long to get around to commenting on this! I procrastinate commenting when I know my comment is going to be huge (which is always???)...

    Anyway. Normally we have cold Christmases, if not exactly white ones... But last year? It was like eighty degrees and so gross! We were sweating and I wanted to crawl into the freezer, not yo mention that I had to change clothes about five times, to be comfortable. I think I ended up in shorts and a T-shirt??? I fondly refer to it as our "Soup Christmas." Because we were all like... soup.

    Also yassss to real trees! Though I prefer white lights, not colored...

    I love the 1994 Little Women (but you knrew that...)!! I would love to spend Christmas with the Marches!

    1. Haha. No worries. I do that, too. :)

      Eighty degrees? My goodness! That's not Christmas-y weather at all. Poor Kate. :( "Soup Christmas"? Haha. A most fitting name indeed. ;)

      Oh, yes. White lights are awfully pretty. I'm not surprised you like them best. :)

      You know? I think I did know that. *wink, wink* And oh yes! The Marches would be an awesome family to spend Christmas with!

      Thanks so much for your comment! I didn't mind it being late at all. Comments are fun anytime. :)

    2. It was awful! This year was much better! :)

    3. (Wow. That was a fast response. Didn't I just publish that comment? Heehee.)

      Oh, that's great! I'm glad this year was better. Any snow? :)

    4. BAHAHAH!!! Yeah I'm just sitting here on my tablet memorizing musicals, so I can tell whenever I get notifications. :)

    5. Oh! Forgot about the snow! Um... A tiny bit??? Typically we get more AFTER Christmas...

    6. Haha. Well that's handy. ;)

      Same here. We have had white Christmases before, but not for several years now.

    7. VERY HANDY. :)

      Yeah, us either.