Do You Know Christmas? Quiz

The Christmas coutndown is here! Sit back, relax and enjoy this fun Christmas quiz! We have put together for you some great Christmas facts!
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1. “Twas the Night Before Christmas” was originally called what?

“Twas the Night Before Christmas” was originally called what?
In 1882, a poem was written for Clement Clarke Moore’s children. It turned into the children’s classic, The Night Before Christmas.

2. When Ross can’t find a Santa outfit in time for Christmas in Friends, what does he dress up as?

When Ross can’t find a Santa outfit in time for Christmas in Friends, what does he dress up as?
Ross was trying to find a suit to wear for his son for the holidays. It was too late to find a holiday suit and all that was available was an armadillo suit.

3. In the movie Elf, what is Will Ferrell’s character’s name?

In the movie Elf, what is Will Ferrell’s character’s name?
In 2003, the movie Elf was introduced. It is about an a human that was adopted by Santa’s elves. His name is Buddy and he is in search of his biological father.

4. What is the date of Christmas Day?

What is the date of Christmas Day?
In the United States, Christmas has been a federal holiday since 1870. Christmas is the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ. It is a religious and cultural celebration throughout the world.

5. In The Twelve Days of Christmas Christmas carol, how many gifts were given?

In The Twelve Days of Christmas Christmas carol, how many gifts were given?
364
12
200
365
The twelve days of Christmas include: A partridge in a pear tree, Two turtle doves, Three french hens, Four calling birds, Five gold rings, Six geese a-laying, Seven swans a-swimming, Eight maids a-milking, Nine ladies dancing, Ten lords a-leaping, Eleven pipers piping, and Twelve drummers drumming.

6. How many ghosts show up in A Christmas Carol?

How many ghosts show up in A Christmas Carol?
1
4
2
3
Four ghosts show up in, A Christmas Carol. First, is the ghost of Jacob Marley. Second, is the ghost of Christmas Past. Third is the ghost of Christmas Present. Last, is the ghost of Christmas future.

7. What made Frosty come to life in the song, Frosty the Snowman?

What made Frosty come to life in the song, Frosty the Snowman?
Frosty the Snowman came to life after the children put a hat on his head. When he was alive, he played with the children and made them laugh.

8. In the movie, The Nightmare Before Christmas, what is the name of the main villain?

In the movie, The Nightmare Before Christmas, what is the name of the main villain?
Oogie Boogie was the villian in Tim Burton’s, The Nightmare Before Christmas. He is a cartoon Boogeyman, who loved to gamble.

9. What is the best-selling Christmas song ever?

What is the best-selling Christmas song ever?
Released in 1942, the version sung by Bing Crosby sold over 50 million copies. Total for all versions went over 100 million sales.

10. What has a long shelf life and is a favorite Christmas food?

What has a long shelf life and is a favorite Christmas food?
Fruitcake is made with candied or dried fruit, nuts and spices. On occasion you can soak it in alcohol.

11. Who is Santa’s spy in your house?

Who is Santa’s spy in your house?
In 2005, the children’s book written by Carol Aebersold and her daughter Chanda Bell became a family tradition. The Elf on the Shelf helps keep tabs on the children’s behavior before Christmas. If they don’t behave, they report to Santa.

12. What department store did, “Miracle on 34th Street,” take place at?

What department store did, “Miracle on 34th Street,” take place at?
Macy’s has been the home to Santa for decades. In 1947, “Miracle on 34th Street,” is about a girl who found Santa inside Macy’s department store.

13. Frosty the Snowman had a nose made out of what?

Frosty the Snowman had a nose made out of what?
Frosty the Snowman had a corncob pip and a button nose and two eyes made out of coal.

14. The Peanuts gang sing what carol at the end of “A Charlie Brown Christmas?”

The Peanuts gang sing what carol at the end of “A Charlie Brown Christmas?”
Did you know that Peanuts comic book, had a character named Harold Angel? He was named after the Christmas song, “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing.”

15. Which is the most popular ornament used to place at the top of the Christmas tree?

Which is the most popular ornament used to place at the top of the Christmas tree?
Bow
The angel on top of the Christmas tree symbolized the angel in Bethlehem. It appeared at the birth of Jesus on Christmas day.

16. What was the first company that used Santa Claus in advertising?

What was the first company that used Santa Claus in advertising?
We have all seen Santa Claus drinking a Coke. Coca-Cola is the first beverage company to use him for their advertisements.

17. What is Scrooge’s first name?

What is Scrooge’s first name?
Charles Dickens’ 1843 novel centered around Ebenezer Scrooge. A Christmas Carol has Scrooge visited by three spirits to lead to his redemption. It is a holiday favorite for many.

18. What was Rudolph not allowed to do?

What was Rudolph not allowed to do?
Rudolph was not allowed to play because he was different than the other reindeer. His nose was bright red.

19. Who wrote, A Christmas Carol?

Who wrote, A Christmas Carol?
A Christmas Carol is a Ghost Story of Christmas. Charles Dickens, first published it in 1843.

20. Who helps Santa Claus make his gifts?

Who helps Santa Claus make his gifts?
The Elves of course help Santa make his gifts. At times Mrs. Claus will help if needed as well, but it is mostly the Elves.

21. What color Christmas will Elvis be having?

What color Christmas will Elvis be having?
Red
Elvis will have a blue Christmas without you. He will be so blue just thinking about you.

22. The gingerbread house was inspired by what famous fairy tale?

The gingerbread house was inspired by what famous fairy tale?
Hansel and Gretel are siblings that are lost in the forest. The come across a witch’s house that is made of gingerbread and candy. This is where the gingerbread house came from. Although, the story of Hansel and Gretel gets a little dark when they end up killing her to save themselves.

23. What happened every time a bell rang in the movie, It’s a Wonderful Life?

What happened every time a bell rang in the movie, It’s a Wonderful Life?
Bailey’s daughter tells him, “…every time a bell rings, an angel gets his wings.” It is a very famous quote from the movie.

24. What color are the berries on misteltoe?

What color are the berries on misteltoe?
Red
Did you know that mistletoe is a parasitic plant that attaches to their host tree. It extracts water and nutrients from the host plant. For some reason though, we love it for Christmas!

25. What holiday movie sequel includes a cameo by Donald Trump?

What holiday movie sequel includes a cameo by Donald Trump?
The scene was shot at The Plaza Hotel which the president owned at the time.

26. What words follow “Silent Night” in the song?

What words follow “Silent Night” in the song?
“Silent night, holy nightAll is calm, all is bright.”

27. How does Santa Claus go back up the chimney when he is done delivering your presents?

How does Santa Claus go back up the chimney when he is done delivering your presents?
Touching your nose use to be a sign of knowing a secret. Santa knows a secret of if you were naughty or nice, so he touches his nose as he leaves.

28. What are you supposed to do with someone under the mistletoe?

What are you supposed to do with someone under the mistletoe?
Hug
Kissing under the mistletoe is a Christmas tradition. It most likely started with the Celtic Druids of the first century. Mistletoe could blossom even in the worst winters. It became a sacred symbol of vivacity. They would give it to humans and animals to restore fertility.

29. What do people leave out for a snack for Santa?

What do people leave out for a snack for Santa?
Linked to the Great Depression, leaving cookies and milk helps parents teach theri children to share with others.

30. What Christmas carol became the first song ever broadcast from space in 1965?

What Christmas carol became the first song ever broadcast from space in 1965?
It happened in 1965, just before the crew was supposed to enter the Earth’s atmosphere. They were completing a pre-Christmas mission aboard the Gemini 6. The crew reported seeing a man in a red suit. The ground controllers could hear in the back ground the song, “Jingle Bells.”

31. The tradition of putting up a Christmas tree started with what county?

The tradition of putting up a Christmas tree started with what county?
The Christmas tree goes back to the ancient Egyptians and Romans. It carries on with the candlelit Christmas trees in Germany first brought to America in 1800s.

32. Which American President banned Christmas trees in the White House?

Which American President banned Christmas trees in the White House?
Teddy Roosevelt is a well known conversationist. He tried to ban Christmas trees at the White House because he didn’t want the trees cut down. He believed this contributed to the deforestation of many areas.

33. The original St. Nicholas was born in what country?

The original St. Nicholas was born in what country?
The real St. Nicholas was believed to be born sometime around 280 A.D. in modern-day Turkey. He was known for his extraordinary kindness. He gave away his wealth while he helped the sick. 

34. Who tried to steal Christmas from the Whos in Whoville?

Who tried to steal Christmas from the Whos in Whoville?
The Grinch tried to steal Christmas from the Whos in Whoville. In How the Grinch Stole Christmas, the Grinch failed stealing all of the presents and returned everything. He becomes the guest of honor at the Christmas dinner of the Whos. 

35. Where was Baby Jesus born on Christmas day?

Where was Baby Jesus born on Christmas day?
In the Bible it says that Bethlehem is the birthplace of the baby Jesus.

36. What is the top Christmas alcoholic beverage?

What is the top Christmas alcoholic beverage?
Egg, milk punch is a cold, rich sweetened milk drink. The first eggnog, “nog,” was another word for, “grog.” What they called the drink when made with rum.

37. In the classic movie, “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer“, the elf Hermey wanted to be a what?

In the classic movie, “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer“, the elf Hermey wanted to be a what?
In the movie, Hermey tells Rudolph that he wants to be a dentist

38. What gift did the wise men NOT bring?

What gift did the wise men NOT bring?
The three wise men brought the baby Jesus Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh.

39. What color is Santa’s boots?

What color is Santa’s boots?
Red
Santa’s boots are black with white fur trimming. His feet need to stay warm in the North Pole and while flying with the reindeer. 

40. What Christmas song was originally a Thanksgiving song?

What Christmas song was originally a Thanksgiving song?
Originally, Jingle Bells was written for children to sing at a school celebration. It had no connection at all to Christmas.

			
			
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