THE CHRISTMAS QUIZ

It's that time of year again! What better way to celebrate the holidays than to review some of that holiday trivia? Not all of it is THAT trivial, though. I hope you do quite well on this. Feel free to share it with your friends and maybe someone on your mailing list. Brighten someone's day : )

The culture of Christmas does differ from where you live, your age, and other factors. No Christmas quiz can perfectly consider all age and location factors. Nevertheless, try your luck on this Christmas quiz and see if you're an expert yet. It's just for fun, you know! Ready, set, GO!

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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. Which of the following is NOT a popular holiday song?
Jingle Bells
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Frosty the Snowman
Snowflakes Keep Falling on my Head
Silent Night, Holy Night
4. A candy-cane is traditionally bi-colored (two colors). Which two colors are the most traditional for candy-canes?
Orange and Teal
Fuchia and Raw Umber
Black and White
Red and White
Eggnog and Jade
Copper and Off-Black
5. In the world of department stores, shopping malls, and bargain chains, which November holiday gets slighted with none to minimal displays and merchandise?
Groundhog Day
The Fourth of July
Thanksgiving Day
Epiphany
Fathers' Day
Labor Day
6. How does one dash through the snow (as in "Jingle Bells")?
with a knapsack on my back
on a bike with Doris Day
in a one-horse open sleigh
in a one horse-apple sleigh
in a jeep with Tammy Faye
in a pair of make-shift snow-shoes
7. "How still we see thee lie." The song-writer was referring to O Little town of ________.
Pottersville
Appleton
Bethlehem
Abilene
Nazareth
Constantinople
8. In "How the Grinch Stole Christmas", the Whos would sit down for a feast of Who-pudding and Who-____________.
Chipped Beef
Roast-Beast
Roast Beef
Chimichangas
Corned Beef
Bratwurst
9. Where does Santa allegedly live?
The South Pole
Siberia
The North Pole
Narnia
The Magnetic North Pole
Tibet
10. In "'Twas the Night Before Christmas", we are told Santa's round belly shook when he laughed "like a bowl full of _______."
jelly
jello
chitlings
oysters
pudding
marshmallow spread
11. Accurately complete the title to the holiday favorite: "Deck the Halls with ____________..."
Mom's Spaghetti
Peanut Butter
Boughs of Holly
Lights and Glitter
Great Balls of Fire
Vermicelli
12. Santa is said to judge people by the following criterion: Whether they're _______ or _______.
happy or sad
nasty or cool
wicked or weird
naughty or nice
callous or cool
industrious or lazy
13. What's the missing word in these lyrics: "Frosty the Snowman, was a jolly happy soul / With a corncob pipe and a ________ nose, and two eyes made of coal."
carrot
button
radish
bloody
turnip
gumdrop
14. Which is not a traditional tree-topper?
A star
An angel
Green slime
A special ornament
15. A local radio station plays back-to-back holiday music. Perhaps you've heard this song too. Fill in the blank: "I'm getting ______ for Christmas..."
nut spread
coal
money
lutefisk
nuthin'
nunchucks
16. According to legend, which is NOT a name of one of Santa's reindeer?
Dasher
Dancer
Prancer
Nixon
Rudolph
Comet
17. Complete this line from "The Twelve Days of Christmas": "...and a partridge in ________ tree."
a fig
an elm
a pear
an oak
a cherry
a pine
18. True / False The tradition of the Yule Log is the custom of a family gathering together to read a log of Yul Brynner's acting career.
True
False
19. What season immediately precedes (comes before) Christmas?
Advent
Epiphany
Lent
Pentecost
Reformation
20. In the folksong "We Wish You a Merry Christmas", one of the verses is a request for food. What food item is requested?
Oh, bring us a Cornish pasty...
Oh, bring us some apple streusel...
Oh, bring us some Jello pudding...
Oh, bring us vanilla pudding...
Oh, bring us a figgy pudding...
Oh, bring us a fiery pudding...
21. In the same song, the next verse is related to the food request. Which verse traditionally follows the above-mentioned food verse?
We're quite pleased, should you supply it...
Godspeed now and God be with you...
A cup-full to feed the orphans...
We won't go until we get some...
God bless the master of this house now...
A hae-penny to go with it...
22. "Joy to the World!" exuberantly proclaims "let earth receive her _______." The missing word is:
Messiah
Lord
Sword
Peace
Savior
King
23. A verse in "In the Bleak Midwinter" starts out "What can I give him, poor as I am?" and concludes "but what I can I give him: ___________." Fill in the blank!
gold, frankinscence and myrrh
give my heart
give my tithe
give my life
give my mind
give my all
24. True / False Saint Nicholas was the bishop of Myra in Lycia (which is presently in modern Turkey).
True
False
25. In the holiday song "Another Tender Tennessee Christmas", the refrain comments: "Well I know there's more snow up in _______ than my roof will ever see..." Fill in the blank.
Massachusettes
ol' Idaho
Colorado
Minnesota
Nova Scotia
Maine, well, you know,
26. How do you correctly spell the name of the Christmas plant which often has red leaves accompanying the green leaves?
pointsetter
pointsetta
poinsetta
poinsettia
poinsettier
poynsettah
27. In John Lennon's song "Happy Christmas", what phrase is sung over the words: "And so this is Christmas / And what have you done..."?
Mama, don't go_____! / Daddy come home!
Christ is Savior! / Hallelujah! / Christ is Lord / A-men
War is over / If you want it / War is over / Now
Every day / In every way / It's getting better and better!
Cold turkey___ / Has got me___ / On the run!
I'm just sittin' here watching the wheels go round and round...
28. In the Beach Boys song "Little Saint Nick" we are informed of a brilliant observation. What is it?
Christmas comes this time each year
Christmas comes before New Year's Day
Santa can surf the Arctic Ocean
Reindeer are not able to run
Way up north the air gets thin
Mistletoe is a plant
29. What is the first line of the first verse of the song "Silver Bells"? "_____________ dressed in holiday style..."
City streetlights, even stop lights
Country backroads, rural backroads
City slickers, country hickers
Country bumpkins with their pumpkins
City sidewalks, busy sidewalks
City sidewalks, busy shoppers
30. A traditional Christmas dinner in early England was
a bear's head prepared with HP sauce
a bear's head prepared with ketchup
a boar's head prepared with mustard
a boar's head prepared with mayonnaise
a fox's head prepared with vinnegar
goose prepared with Grey Poupon dijon mustard
31. Whose birthday is celebrated by millions of people on December 25th?
Brett Favre
Julius Caesar
Pope John Paul II
Matin Luther
Jesus Christ
John Calvin
32. What gifts are known to have been brought to the Babe in Bethlehem?
Gold, Silver & Bronze
Lamb, Potatoes & Berries
Figs, Dates and Raisins
Gold, Frankincence & Myrrh
Sandalwood, Frankincence & Myrrh
Fine Woven Fabrics, Unleavened Bread & Six Water-pots of Stone filled with Wine
33. During Epiphany we celibrate God's revealing Himself to the __________. Please give the best answer.
Hebrew people
Gentiles
Hittites
Canaanites
Romans
Egyptians
34. After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea (during the time of King Herod), how many Magi came to visit the recently born king of the Jews? Please give the most accurate answer.
Three
Seven
Twelve
Forty
One
We don't know
35. What messenger was sent just before the Messiah came, to prepare His way?
Elisha
Aaron
John the baptizer
Azor the father of Zadok
Methuselah
Pontius Pilate
36. True / False The abbreviation of "Xmas" for Christmas can be explained by the fact that "Christ" in Greek (Christos) begins with the Greek letter "chi", which appears similar to our letter "X." Hence, the "X" is the initial of "Christ."
True
False
37. The first postage stamp to commemorate Christmas was issued in 1937. In what country was it issued?
Australia
Austria
England
Germany
USA
USSR
38. In "It's a Wonderful Life", which expression is frequently used?
Good grief
I wish I had a green-back dollar!
Great Caesar's ghost!
Like, wow, man!
Hee-Haw!
Ach Du Lieber
39. "The snow lay on the ground, the star shone bright / when Christ our Lord was born on Christmas night / Venite adoremus Dominum..." is a Traditional _________ Carol. Fill in the blank, please.
Irish
Latvian
Italian
German
Finnish
Mongolian
40. Many of the scenes in "Its a Wonderful Life" take place in this ficticious town:
Grovers Corners
Bedford Park
Wexford Park
Beford Falls
Niagra Falls
Seneca Park
41. In the Charles Dickens classic "A Christmas Carol", what was Mr. Scrooge's first name?
Arlen
Ebenezer
Hezekiah
Jeremiah
Oliver
Methusalem
42. Who was not a ghost in Dicken's classic "A Christmas Carol?"
the ghost of Christmas presents
the ghost of Christmas future
old Marley's ghost
the ghost of Christmas future
the ghost of Christmas present

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