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Saturday Puzzle-Contest: Christmas Morning
Saturday, December 23rd, 2023

UPDATE: The winner is…Mary Ann Clarkson!

This is the last Christmas-themed puzzle before the big day! My daughter and I have everything wrapped. The groceries for our special meal have been bought! Last night, I finished the last bit of work I intend to do until the day after Christmas. (Yes, not much rest for the weary when you’re a writer!)  So, from here on out, I will be enjoying spending time with family.

The image I chose for the puzzle depicts the fun of Christmas morning. In our house, we do adult Christmas before Christmas morning because we don’t want anything getting in the way of enjoying watching them open their presents. We’ll have screwdrivers and scissors standing by to install batteries and take apart the packages (why do dolls always have so many wires attached to the packaging?!).

For a chance to win a $5 Amazon gift card, share your plans for Christmas morning!

24 comments to “Saturday Puzzle-Contest: Christmas Morning”

  1. Kelley
    · December 23rd, 2023 at 9:50 am · Link

    Finished in 3:37

  2. cindy
    · December 23rd, 2023 at 10:14 am · Link

    For me, it will be like any other day except with less pressure. I have a ham which I believe is precooked, so it is heating it in the oven with orange soda and a raw potato to pull out any excess salt and making candied sweet potatoes.
    I have nothing to unwrap (the non perk of living alone with the only other family member in the hospital). I will check email and call my sister. We will play words with friends: her in the hospital and me here.
    If what happens happens, I will nap mid afternoon.
    Thank you Delilah for all the great puzzles and questions throughout 2023.
    Merry Christmas to all!

  3. Pansy Petal
    · December 23rd, 2023 at 10:29 am · Link

    My kids are all grown and doing their own thing in another state. So, I plan to sleep in, maybe. Read a book. Maybe watch a movie or Doctor Who. Just kind of enjoy the peace. Nothing exciting planned.

  4. Deborah A Brown
    · December 23rd, 2023 at 11:09 am · Link

    For us Christmas Midnight mass. A quiet day as we have had a lot of upheaval this year, my husband’s health, selling a house and moving from a couple of places until we found the right fit. My grandchildren will be in NC and so it definitely will be a quiet day for us. Wishing all a very Happy Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year to all.

  5. Colleen C.
    · December 23rd, 2023 at 12:03 pm · Link

    My cat will probably bug me early to go out to potty… I will put on some music or the yule log program and wait for the others to get ready for the day before having breakfast together…

  6. Anna Taylor Sweringen
    · December 23rd, 2023 at 2:57 pm · Link

    Opening presents with family then attending a morning carol service.

  7. kerry pruett
    · December 23rd, 2023 at 3:55 pm · Link

    I love Christmas Morning.

  8. flchen
    · December 23rd, 2023 at 3:55 pm · Link


    We usually make homemade waffles, then open gifts after reading the Christmas story aloud.

  9. Jennifer Beyer
    · December 23rd, 2023 at 4:40 pm · Link

    We are going to get up and have a very laid back day. Lots of food and just hanging out.

  10. Mary Preston
    · December 23rd, 2023 at 5:39 pm · Link

    4:07 – Church, then home for a late breakfast and opening gifts.

  11. Beth
    · December 23rd, 2023 at 6:35 pm · Link

    I will spend about as hour cooking breakfast and then the granddaughter gets to open the multitude of presents she has gotten from everywhere. Then cooking and eating the big meal. Let the body rest for a while and then clean up.

  12. BN
    · December 23rd, 2023 at 8:04 pm · Link


  13. Beverly
    · December 23rd, 2023 at 9:04 pm · Link

    Cinnamon buns to start our day. Opening presents. Then snack items….appetizer type foods. We’re having turkey & ham later on with stuffed mushrooms, kielbasa, shrimp.
    Maybe we’ll all watch a movie in the early evening.

  14. Diane Sallans
    · December 23rd, 2023 at 9:38 pm · Link

    I nice breakfast – family sent me a delivery from Wegman’s and some family FaceTime.

  15. Debra Guyette
    · December 24th, 2023 at 7:18 am · Link

    3:27 Since we are alone now, I shill give my daughter a reasonable amount of time before I go to see the grandsons.

  16. Eileen McCall
    · December 24th, 2023 at 7:43 am · Link

    We will go over to our daughter’s house to watch our grandson open presents! She will have a nice breakfast with Monkey Bread, OJ or mimosa’s and fruit!

  17. Jessica b
    · December 24th, 2023 at 9:37 am · Link

    Christmas morning we’ll being going to my dads and stepmom for breakfast and gift exchanges then I’ll be cooking at home for lunch and dinner

  18. Terra Oenning
    · December 24th, 2023 at 9:46 am · Link

    Its gonna be different this year. My daughter is having rough pregnancy and was in the er labor and delivery she had vertigo and they put her on new meds after giving iv fluids and my dad’s still ill so I plan to go and see them.Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  19. Sandra Marlow
    · December 24th, 2023 at 3:06 pm · Link

    Breakfast with the family Christmas morning. We don’t do gifts anymore for the adults, just for the “kids.” LOL who are adults too but still kids to their parents and grandmother. So they do open a few gifts. Then we play games for a bit, until it’s nap time! Everyone then takes off to head to their significant others’ parents’, siblings’, or wherever to continue their celebrations. I rest after all that! LOL Merry Christmas!

  20. Mary Ann Clarkson
    · December 24th, 2023 at 7:40 pm · Link

    We will be having brunch and opening presents.

  21. Sara D
    · December 24th, 2023 at 11:31 pm · Link

    Going to my cousins house and her son who lives next door to her. We start at her house, and play games after kids open their presents brought with, then end at his for Christmas lunch/dinner (we eat early because some have to work later).

    Merry Christmas to all, and great blessings for the New Year.

  22. Beckie
    · December 25th, 2023 at 10:58 am · Link

    Home Alone, not the movies. Kids have moved away, and all have others plans.

  23. Mary McCoy
    · December 25th, 2023 at 6:57 pm · Link

    Church and then a lazy PJ day

  24. Delilah
    · January 5th, 2024 at 10:16 am · Link

    Thank you all for sharing your Christmas morning plans!

    The winner of the GC (chosen by a random number generator) is…Mary Ann Clarkson!

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