Friendly Fill-Ins Week 186

Hi everyone! Time for the Friendly Fill-Ins. Please leave your link  at my co-host’s Four-Legged Furballs. I still can’t switch to text version to add the code and I haven’t had time to figure out the problem. You can also answer in the comment section. Thank you to all who participate. Don’t forget to add your link to the hop so everyone can visit you.

1. _____________________ stresses me this time of year.
2. My favorite holiday film is ______________________.
3. If you ask me, _________ makes this season merry and bright.
4. _________ brings back memories.
My answers:
1. Everything stresses me out this time of year. Mainly too many people out shopping when I am.
2. My favorite holiday film is The Family Man-also one of my favorite Nicolas Cage movies.
3. If you ask me, seeing cats dressed up makes this season merry and bright.
4. Oplatki brings back memories. It is a Polish tradition on Christmas Eve to break this wafer with everyone present and wish 3 things for them like health, wealth and happiness. I have fond memories of breaking it with many great aunts and uncles that are now departed.
We are also joining Create With Joy’s Friendship Friday and Feline Friday currently hosted by Comedy Plus.

Here are more flashbacks of Letters to Santa.
Angel Lucy wrote: That elf you sent to spy on us sleeps with the fishes.
Angel Snowball wrote: I want a security guard so Sammy can’t steal my foods.


  1. WE like your answers to the fill ins.
    Mum’s favourite tradition is her siblings getting together for Christmas dinner..
    Mum likes A Christmas Carol with Alastair Sim. An old black and white movie!
    Purrs,Georgia and Julie

  2. What great fill-ins. Not familiar with that movie that’s your favorite – but always on the lookout for more holiday movies for our collection! Love the flashback letters to Santa. Everyone really put a lot of thought into what they wanted! Thanks for co-hosting the fill-ins – everyone just loves doing them!

    Hugs, Teddy and Mom Pam

  3. Crowded stores bother me, too. It’s why i like to shop at the 24 hour places at around 5am, no one is there.

    Wonderful flashbacks, and thanks for hosting!

  4. Angel Lucy… making me laugh big time! Angel Snowball, you got a great picture. I love your #4!
    My Fill-Ins…
    1. Too many people stresses me out this time of year. Too peoply everywhere!
    2. My favorite holiday film is Muppet Christmas Carol. My favorite changes every year.
    3. If you ask me, Kindness makes this season merry and bright.
    4. Holiday music and the aroma of holiday FOODS brings back memories.
    Thank you for the Fill-Ins!

    1. I love that photo of Snowball.Thank you for these great answers. I agree it is too peoply everywhere. I have never seen the Muppet Christmas movie, I need too. I agree about kindness. XO

  5. Love your fill-ins. Especially #4. What a wonderful tradition.

    Love the letters to Santa. So cute.

    Thank you for co-hosting the Friendly Fill-ins.

    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday and weekend, Ellen. Scritches to the kitties. ♥

  6. Meowser Ms. Ellen! Katsu and I have never thought of writing to Santa for things, but we do ask if there is anything we can do to help.

  7. joanie; please tell your mom she needs to take shopping lessons from US!!!
    speaking of, let’s hit the mall around 2:39; bring ten extra handbags and your mom’s
    charge card

    hugs from dai$y =^..*= ♥♥

  8. What nice fill in replies it’s the same here in London where I am so crowded drives me quackers 🙂
    Had to laugh at Angel Snowball heheh!

    Have a quiettastic weekend 🙂

  9. The Lithuanians do oplatki as well. I’m not Lithuanian, but Mary is, and so was the lady at whose house we did it one year. Of course, maybe it’s the melting pot effect, or maybe a Prussian thing, I dunno. In any event, it is a nice tradition.

    And yes, I miss all the older people I grew up with.

  10. You all have VERY reasonable requests of Santa and I think they wink all be fulfilled!

  11. Always fun and interesting answers! It can get stressful this time of year with all the traffic and rushing around. I try to go out when it’s a little quieter.

  12. My favourite Christmas film is “Christmas Vacation”- the one about the guy with all the lights on his house.
    Checkout lines stress me out this time of year.
    The old Christmas decorations bring back memories.

  13. You’re the second (or first since you host the fill-ins) person to say “everything” stresses you this time of year. The thing that annoys me is how much traffic there is and how even a grocery store parking lot becomes a zoo. The rest…I just don’t stress about.
    The angel kitties have sweet expressions.

  14. Mom has the same answer as you for fill in 1. I answered the remaining questions:
    2. My favorite holiday film is Emmit Otter’s Jugband Christmas.
    3. If you ask me, pussycats of the world make this season merry and bright.
    4. My Petco rattle ball brings back memories.

    Winks and purrs.

    1. Thank you for these great answers Valentine. I have not seen that film, I will have to look for it. XO

  15. I have to agree that everything is stressful this time of year. It’s important to enjoy the festive season, but sometimes you can’t help but get swallowed up by all the things that need done. And, as always, I’m loving seeing the kitties’ letters to Santa! Purrs!

  16. Never heard of Optlaki. That is a really good Nicholas Cage movie. I am with you…everything stresses me out during the holidays. Love the flashback of Santa Letters. XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy and Sawyer

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