How Christmas Are You?

WELCOME! You might want to get a glass of eggnog first, and cozy up by the cracklin' fire before you take the quiz. It's to your advantage if you put on some Christmas tunes in the background. Are you in the Christmas spirit yet? I'm hoping you'll enjoy this quiz so much that you'll send a link to your friends and family so they can enjoy it too! 'Tis the season to be jolly! I personally hope you do well. It's just for fun, of course! Have a great time while taking it. Why not work on it with your family or someone you know. Have a Great Christmas!

Some questions are more difficult than others. Some are worth more points than others. Use your skill (or try your luck) and see just how Christmas you rank. Then see how your friends and family did. This Christmas many will be giving and recieving gifts. Hope you don't miss out on the greatest gift of all! And enjoy the quiz! Peace!

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  1. What is your age?
  2. What is your gender?
  1. In the song "The Christmas Song" written in 1944, what kind of nuts are roasting on an open fire?
  2. In 1943 Bing Crosby recorded a holiday song which lamented not being able to be physically present at home with family. It's name: "Ill Be Home For _________"
  3. The traditional date (in the Western Church*) for observing Christmas is: (* among Lutherans, Anglicans, Roman Catholics and Protestants)
  4. The date for observing Christmas in some Eastern Orthodox Churches is on:
  5. Lean your ear this way: the song's name is "Jolly Old Saint ________." Fill in the blank, please.
  6. In "O Holy Night" (Cantique de Noel), what is/are brightly shining in verse one?
  7. Complete the name of this 18th Century English Carol: "The Holly and the _______"
  8. You're at a Candlelight Service/Mass. What is the technical term for the small round drip protectors at the base of the candles held in peoples hands?
  9. In the holiday classic "It's a Wonderful Life", what is the name of George Bailey's guardian angel?
  10. A popular holiday book and movie is called "How the _______ Stole Christmas!" Fill in the blank!
  11. Scandinavians say God Jul, Glad Jul or Glaedelig Jul for Merry Christmas. What English word is related to the word "Jul"?
  12. In the movie "It's a Wonderful Life", when George Bailey returns from the nightmare of what might have been Pottersville, he notices his lip is bleeding. He also finds something in his pocket. What did he find?
  13. The 1947 Santa movie has the following title: "Miracle on __________ Street." Please fill in the blank.
  14. The word "Christ" in "Christmas" comes from the Greek language. What is the meaning of this Greek word (Christos)? Give the best translation, please:
  15. What Christmas song is sung to the melody "Greensleeves", a 16th Century English Melody?
  16. In the holiday classic "A Charlie Brown Christmas," Charlie Brown of Peanuts fame tries to set the mood for the holiday by bringing back...
  17. In the same Charlie Brown special, in total desparation he asks if anyone can tell him what Christmas is really all about. Linus responds "sure, I can" and recites
  18. The traditional carol "The Friendly Beasts" features a verse sung by three different animals. Which animals get a verse?
  19. In the U.S.A. the traditional Christmas colors are:
  20. In the song "Let it Snow," the weather outside is described in the opening line as:
  21. "And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed..." This Christmas quote can be found in whose Gospel account?
  22. "Lullay, thou little tiny child,/ By, by lully, lullay..." is the first line of which carol?
  23. Complete the words to this song accurately: "All I Want For Christmas is ______________"
  24. In the Negro spiritual "Rise Up, Shepherd, and Follow," which animals are NOT listed as ones to be left behind:
  25. Although it's missing some marks above a letter here, "Frohliche Weihnachten!" is "Merry Christmas" in which language?
  26. "He came down to earth from heaven / Who is God and Lord of all,/ and his shelter was a stable,/ and his cradle was a stall..." comes from which holiday hymn?
  27. What is the name of the famous snowman from a family Christmas special? He was a "jolly, happy soul."
  28. One erroneous teaching in "It's a Wonderful Life" is that dead humans become angels.
  29. In Spain, "Merry Christmas" is (closest to) _________________
  30. Accurately complete the title of this French carol: "Bring __________ Jeannette, Isabella"
  31. Which traditional carol begins with the words "Good People all this Christmas time, Consider well and bear in mind, What our good God for us has done, In sending his beloved Son."?
  32. In the carol "The Twelve Days of Christmas," how many pipers were piping?
  33. Some have tried to replace Christmas with "Winter Holiday." The word "holiday" comes to us from halig and daeg meaning:
  34. "Joyeux Noel!" is close to the spelling for "Merry Christmas" in which language?
  35. Where was Jesus born?
  36. Thin strips of foil which is sometimes hung on a Christmas tree is called ________.
  37. St. Matthew 1:23 says "and they shall call his name Emmanuel..." What does "Emannuel" mean?
  38. The biblical reason for celibrating Christmas is:
  39. In which book of the Bible is this Christmas quote found? "The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, prepare ye the way of the LORD, make straight in the desert a highway for our God."
  40. The term "incarnation" refers to God becoming man (taking on flesh) to become one of us. Please give the best answer: Why did Father God send his Son, Jesus, into our world? (which is really what Christmas is all about)

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