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A Christmas (sort of) Puzzle! (Contest)
Monday, December 19th, 2022

UPDATE: The winner is…Sandy Kelly!

I couldn’t help myself. I was looking for a topic to talk about this morning, thought I had one, then went looking for a picture to use and found the cutest Christmas (sort of) picture. I knew I had to use it in a puzzle, but I have to do it this week, so… If you want to know why I love it, you’ll have to solve it!

My topic was going to be about having kids underfoot all week, being covered up in pets (we have 9 dogs, 4 cats, a bunny, and a betta!), and me being driven mad by dog hair, cat puke, and cleaning bunny cages and fish tanks, while, I might add, trying to wrap up several editing projects this week. There’s no rest for a self-employed writer/editor. No vacations allowed! EXCEPT, I think I’m going to Hawaii in July, so I’m giving warning… I WILL NOT BE HELD HOSTAGE BY DOGS, CATS, FISH, RABBITS or EDITS! There. I got that off my chest. Now, let’s play!

Comment about anything at all—topic of your choice—for a chance to win a $5 Amazon gift card!

25 comments to “A Christmas (sort of) Puzzle! (Contest)”

  1. Sue Payton
    · December 19th, 2022 at 12:47 pm · Link

    Hi Delilah. Our Christmas won’t be much this year. My husband is sick, and between doctor appointments and getting thru each day, that’s all we can deal with right now. No it’s not the flu or covid, it’s something more serious than that. So this puzzle will give my brain a distraction.

  2. Sandy Kelly
    · December 19th, 2022 at 12:52 pm · Link

    I would love to go to Hawaii!! I feel you about the pets though-we currently have 15 rescues in the house. They are driving me insane!

  3. Diane Sallans
    · December 19th, 2022 at 1:18 pm · Link

    I’ll have a quiet Christmas – and the weather is expected to be rough at the end of the week, so I’ll watch some Christmas movies & have a bunch of snacks.

  4. Elaine Swinney
    · December 19th, 2022 at 1:43 pm · Link

    Hubby and I are having a Christmas for us this year. We are going to North Carolina for a quiet Christmas. We may have our first white Christmas.

  5. Stacey Kinzebach
    · December 19th, 2022 at 5:18 pm · Link

    I love puzzles. Have a Merry Christmas!!

  6. Pamela Reveal
    · December 19th, 2022 at 5:25 pm · Link

    Still havent gotten my tree up but I will …. I hope hope everyone has a Merry Christmas

  7. Anna Taylor Sweringen
    · December 19th, 2022 at 6:12 pm · Link

    Finally got into the decorating spirit. May have my tree up by Christmas Eve and my packages mailed. I have fond memories of going to Hawaii. My sister took me for my fiftieth birthday. We went to Maui. If you get to go, definitely do the helicopter tour.

  8. Jana Poth
    · December 19th, 2022 at 6:33 pm · Link

    My family had Christmas last night, because my son has to go back to work Wednesday and then will work through Christmas. It was great!! I hope everyone has a great Christmas with family and friends.

  9. Shelley Russell
    · December 19th, 2022 at 7:33 pm · Link

    I enjoyed the puzzle, great way to take a break from wrapping.

  10. Mary Preston
    · December 19th, 2022 at 7:57 pm · Link

    Sounds like a busy time all round.

  11. Jennifer Beyer
    · December 19th, 2022 at 9:14 pm · Link

    Crazy days! I’m having a week and it’s only Monday. Sigh. Thanks for the fun puzzle.

  12. bn100
    · December 19th, 2022 at 9:59 pm · Link

    cute puzzle

  13. rita
    · December 19th, 2022 at 10:16 pm · Link

    Finished the puzzle in 8:43.


    Merry Christmas?

  14. flchen1
    · December 20th, 2022 at 12:47 am · Link


    Thanks for the cute fun, Delilah! And ooh, Hawaii… that is definitely something to look forward to! All the kids are back home for the next bit, so it’s a good time here, LOL! Hugs to you and your family!

  15. Beckie Johnson Lowe
    · December 20th, 2022 at 2:14 am · Link

    Cute puzzle. Staying home.

    Would love to see the Nederlands and Northern Europe anytime of the year. That’s my dream trip.

  16. Debra Guyette
    · December 20th, 2022 at 5:49 am · Link

    3:40 Lots of eyes. Thanks for the puzzle. Happy HOlidays!

  17. Charlene Whitehouse
    · December 20th, 2022 at 11:48 am · Link

    I just wanted to say Merry Christmas to you and your family. Wishing you all the best. Hugs

  18. Colleen C.
    · December 20th, 2022 at 12:53 pm · Link

    Hmmm the puzzle is not loading for me… have to try again later. Happy Holidays!

  19. Becca
    · December 20th, 2022 at 5:02 pm · Link

    Not as near to being done with Christmas shopping and crafts as I would like to be. Plus, weather is turning dismal and part of the family has to take a 2-day time out for a wedding at Disneyland.

  20. K. Campos
    · December 21st, 2022 at 1:48 am · Link

    That was a cute puzzle. I will be having a loud Christmas this year, all my family will be there, then we will be celebrating my sister’s birthday. It will be alot of traveling. Happy Holidays!

  21. Mary McCoy
    · December 21st, 2022 at 5:04 pm · Link

    4:19 All those eyes! We are getting set for a blizzard here so a nice distraction, thanks!

  22. Liddy
    · December 22nd, 2022 at 1:20 pm · Link

    The eyes have it!

    We’re both still under the weather with the flu, and the living room is still torn up awaiting the contractors to get the wood-burning stove installed. No tree for us this year. A very dear friend is having her family deliver us some homemade chicken stew with dumplings, for which we are very grateful.

    May the holiday season bring you the best of all things, into the new year and beyond.

  23. Ani S
    · December 23rd, 2022 at 10:06 pm · Link

    Everyone is alive. Low bar but a good one

  24. Katherine Anderson
    · December 24th, 2022 at 3:28 pm · Link

    4:10 one day I’ll get a pet, but definitely not that many

  25. Delilah
    · December 30th, 2022 at 9:01 am · Link

    Glad you guys liked the puzzle image! And thank you for sharing a little about your lives.

    The winner, chosen by a random number generator is…#2, Sandy Kelly!

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