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?
Under 18 Years Old
18 to 24 Years Old
25 to 30 Years Old
31 to 40 Years Old
41 to 50 Years Old
51 to 60 Years Old
Over 60 Years Old
2. What is your gender?
Male
Female
3. In the song "The Christmas Song" written in 1944, what kind of nuts are roasting on an open fire?
Hazelnuts
Almonds
Pistachios
Watercressnuts
Chestnuts
4. 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 _________"
Channukah
Christmas
Kwanzaa
Ramadan
Winter Solstice
5. The traditional date (in the Western Church*) for observing Christmas is: (* among Lutherans, Anglicans, Roman Catholics and Protestants)
the fourth monday of December
30 days after Thanksgiving Day
January 1st
December 25th
November 23rd
6. The date for observing Christmas in some Eastern Orthodox Churches is on:
the fourth monday of December
30 days after Epiphany
January 7th
December 23rd
When the moon is in the 7th house and Mercury alligns with Mars
7. Lean your ear this way: the song's name is "Jolly Old Saint ________." Fill in the blank, please.
Augustine
Nicholas
Patrick
Martin
Joseph
8. In "O Holy Night" (Cantique de Noel), what is/are brightly shining in verse one?
the street lamps
the world
the Savior
the soul
the stars
9. Complete the name of this 18th Century English Carol: "The Holly and the _______"
Ivy
Eggnog
Lillies
Thistle
Trumpet
10. 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?
reredos
bobeches
protector de candelles
lumenaria
adoramus
11. In the holiday classic "It's a Wonderful Life", what is the name of George Bailey's guardian angel?
Frieda
Michael
Gabriel
Lucifer
Clarence
12. A popular holiday book and movie is called "How the _______ Stole Christmas!" Fill in the blank!
Elf
Shrek
Grinch
"Politically Correct"
Anti Christian Libertarian Union
13. Scandinavians say God Jul, Glad Jul or Glaedelig Jul for Merry Christmas. What English word is related to the word "Jul"?
Jewel
Yule
Y'all
You'll
Julep
14. 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?
a day old rice marshmellow treat
keys to a brand new car
an angel's business card
Zuzu's petals
a rosary
15. The 1947 Santa movie has the following title: "Miracle on __________ Street." Please fill in the blank.
47th
34th
37th
State
Main
16. The word "Christ" in "Christmas" comes from the Greek language. What is the meaning of this Greek word (Christos)? Give the best translation, please:
Shepherd
Pharisee
Savior
Messiah
Lord
17. What Christmas song is sung to the melody "Greensleeves", a 16th Century English Melody?
What Child is This
We Wish you a Merry Christmas
The Snow Lay on the Ground
Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Silent Night
18. In the holiday classic "A Charlie Brown Christmas," Charlie Brown of Peanuts fame tries to set the mood for the holiday by bringing back...
a photograph with him and Santa.
A giant candy-cane.
a scrawny Christmas tree.
a copy of the Bible.
a green Christmas elf.
19. 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
'Twas the Night Before Christmas.
the Christmas story from St. Luke's Gospel, saying "And that's what Christmas is all about, Charlie Brown."
a tale about a snowman with a corncob pipe and a button nose and two eyes made out of coal.
a story of Ebineezer Scrooge written by Dickens.
the words to the song "My Favorite Things" from "The Sound of Music."
20. The traditional carol "The Friendly Beasts" features a verse sung by three different animals. Which animals get a verse?
a cow, a pig and a lamb
a penguin, a reindeer and an eagle
a boar, a fox and a goose
a cow, a sheep and a dove
an aardvark, a mongoose and a snail
21. In the U.S.A. the traditional Christmas colors are:
Bergundy and Eggshell
Red and Green
Blue and Pink
Black and Blue
Blue and Silver
22. In the song "Let it Snow," the weather outside is described in the opening line as:
delightful
sinful
merry
frightful
joyful
23. "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?
according to St. Matthew
according to St. Mark
according to St. Luke
According to St. John
According to St. Philemon
24. "Lullay, thou little tiny child,/ By, by lully, lullay..." is the first line of which carol?
Sussex Carol
Wexford Carol
Coventry Carol
Infant Holy, Infant Lowly
Wassail Song
25. Complete the words to this song accurately: "All I Want For Christmas is ______________"
a shining red nose
a face full of freckles
a blond mohawk
my two front teeth
peace on earth, good will toward men
26. In the Negro spiritual "Rise Up, Shepherd, and Follow," which animals are NOT listed as ones to be left behind:
rams
goats
sheep
lambs
ewes
27. Although it's missing some marks above a letter here, "Frohliche Weihnachten!" is "Merry Christmas" in which language?
Spanish
Dutch
Icelandic
Swahili
German
28. "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?
From Heaven Above to Earth I Come
Away in a Manger
Once in Royal David's City
What Child is This
I Am So Glad When Christmas Comes
29. What is the name of the famous snowman from a family Christmas special? He was a "jolly, happy soul."
Snowy
Wheezy
Icy
Frosty
Doc
30. One erroneous teaching in "It's a Wonderful Life" is that dead humans become angels.
True. The Bible teaches that angels were a separate creation apart from human beings.
False. "Every time a bell rings an angel gets its wings."
31. In Spain, "Merry Christmas" is (closest to) _________________
Felices Pascuas
Feliz Natal
Wesolych Swiat
Buon Natale
Crismisso Merrio
32. Accurately complete the title of this French carol: "Bring __________ Jeannette, Isabella"
a Gift
your Mother
the Village
Silence
a Torch
33. 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."?
Angels We Have Heard On High
The Boar's Head Carol
Sussex Carol
Wexford Carol
Ya Viene la Vieja
34. In the carol "The Twelve Days of Christmas," how many pipers were piping?
five
eleven
nine
three
twelve
35. Some have tried to replace Christmas with "Winter Holiday." The word "holiday" comes to us from halig and daeg meaning:
Holy Day
wholly dig
hole digger
holly dog
holler at dad
36. "Joyeux Noel!" is close to the spelling for "Merry Christmas" in which language?
Farsi
Flemish
French
Finnish
Manx
37. Where was Jesus born?
Bethlehem
Cairo
Gaza
Jerusalem
Oslo
38. Thin strips of foil which is sometimes hung on a Christmas tree is called ________.
tonsil
tonneau
tinsel
tingle
tangle
39. St. Matthew 1:23 says "and they shall call his name Emmanuel..." What does "Emannuel" mean?
Shepherd
Messiah
God with us
He trusts in God
Laughter
40. The biblical reason for celibrating Christmas is:
It is commanded in the Bible that we have to obseve this holiday.
While we are not told to celibrate it, in Christian freedom we are free to celebrate God's coming to earth as a man to save us from the penalty of sin, which is death. We celibrate as a natural out-pouring of our thankfulness to God for so great a gift!
To try to do good deeds to earn our way into heaven (WRONG ANSWER!!--because heaven is a free gift. We can do nothing to earn it. Choose the right answer instead!)
41. 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."
Genesis
Isaiah
The Acts of the Apostles
2 John
Revelation
42. 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)
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. (John 3:16)
To simply be a good example of how to live a good, moral life.
To radically challenge the world and bring about social justice and societal reform, and overcome Roman dominance.
To have a family and to inspire the author of a 21st century fictional novel.

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