On Christmas Morning, Gemma-Rose removes all the Advent candles from the wreath,




and replaces all the purple and rose candles with white ones.






She pushes the metal Christmas pins into the candles




and soon the wreath is ready.


The candles are lit. Let the game begin!




Which Christmas pin will be the first to slide through the melted wax and land on the table?


It won't be the the Christmas tree.




Could it be the bell?




Or the star?


Or the stocking?


Or maybe it will be the angel?


We look carefully. The angel or the stocking?



"The angel! Definitely the angel!" everyone cries...
just as the stocking slides off the candle and lands on the table.


Which pin will fall next?

Do you have any silly family games you like to play?


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  1. What a fun tradition! I can't think of any silly games we do...but a Christmas tradition is coming home from Midnight Mass to find that "Mrs Claus" has left us all cozy, new, pajamas under the Tree to sleep in.

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    1. Karla,

      Merry Christmas! I love your pyjama tradition. New pyjamas are always a treat. You must all feel very special as you climb into bed after Midnight Mass. I hope you are having a wonderful celebration together.

      God bless!

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  2. Merry Christmas Sue! How long does it take before the ornaments start to slide off? Sounds like a fun game for your family!

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    1. Merry Christmas, Noreen!

      The first ornament slid off on the second day of burning, but conditions can vary. A faster game results if the pins are pushed in closer to the top of the candle. When the pins fall off they are replaced further down the candle to keep the game going. If a ceiling fan is on, the candles burn more quickly and unevenly, and it is more difficult to predict which pin will fall next. And of course, if meal times are long, the candles will be alight for longer, and the pins will seem to drop off sooner.

      It is a fun game. I guess half the fun is knowing we play the same game every Christmas. It has become a tradition.

      God bless!

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  3. Love your tradition but I can't take my eyes off Gemma-Rose. She just looks so beautiful. Are you sure she didn't all off the top of the tree because she looks like one of our Christmas Angels?

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    1. Lisa,

      Thank you for your kind words! All little girls look pretty when they are dressed up. Our girls like to look special on Christmas Day, and they usually hunt out their best dresses. I bet your girls looked very special on Christmas Day too!

      Merry Christmas!

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  4. Sue, I’m just dropping by to let you know I’m presenting you with a ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award. Please stop by my December 29 post at The Breadbox Letters http://thebreadboxletters.blogspot.com/2012/12/blog-awards.html for details. Thank you for the blessing of your fine blog!

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    1. Nancy,

      I am so thrilled to receive a blog award from you. Thank you for choosing my blog as one of your blogs of the year. I really do feel honoured. And thank you for reading my posts. I always love seeing you here on my blog. It's been great swapping thoughts and getting to know you!

      God bless!

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  5. I haven't seen this game before, it looks like fun!

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    1. Kelly,

      We made the game up! I bought some metal Christmas pins by mistake. I thought they were Christmas cracker decorations. I wanted to glue one to each of our home-made crackers. But when I opened the packet, I discovered they were pins. I didn't know what to do with them at first. Then I decided to push them into our candles. The game started by accident when we watched the pins sliding in the melting wax. It's always great fun to try and predict which candle will fall first!

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