Some fun Holiday Triva

As we enter the holiday season, I thought it would be fun to offer a few trivia questions for this time of year, see how many you can guess correctly.
Watch the blog for the answers, or post them here if you know them.

1. Who wrote the popular holiday song White Christmas?
a-Bing Crosby, b-Irving Berlin, c-Cole Porter, d-George and Ira Gershwin.

2. Which actor won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor by playing Santa Claus in “Miracle on 34th Street”?
a-Jackie Gleason, b-Art Carney, c-John Payne, d-Edmund Gwenn.

3. Who narrates the Christmas special “Frosty the Snowman” that first aired in 1969?
a-Jimmy Durante, b-Fred Astaire, c-Jack Webb, d-Dick Van Dyke.

4. In what movie did Judy Garland sing “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”?
a-The Harvey Girls, b-A Star is Born, c-Meet Me in St. Louis, d-For Me and My Gal.

5. Which of Santa’s reindeer was the subject of a 1989 movie starring Sam Elliott and Cloris Leachman?
a-Rudolph, b-Comet, c-Blitzen, d-Prancer.

6. In the TV Christmas special “Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” what profession does Hermey the elf wish to pursue?
a-Lawyer, b-Writer, c-Dentist, d-Cheesemaker.

7. What was the name of Ralphie’s little brother in “A Christmas Story”?
a-Ronnie, b-Randy, c-Rudy, d-Ricky.

8. What Christmas carol in “A Charlie Brown Christmas” is introduced with the “Peanuts” characters singing the syllables “Loo loo loo, loo loo loo loo loo?”
a-O Holy Night, b-It Came Upon the Midnight Clear, c-O Come, All Ye Faithful, d-Hark! The Herald Angels Sing.

9. What saint is subject of a Christmas carol about a king who gave alms to a poor peasant on the day after Christmas?
a-St. Nicholas, b-St. Cyril, c-St. Wenceslas, d-St. Clare of Assisi.

10. What Christmas plant was named after the first U.S. ambassador to Mexico?
a-Holly, b-Mistletoe, c-Frasier fir, d-Poinsettia.

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3 Comments

  1. Anonymous December 15, 2008 at 7:44 pm - Reply

    B,B,B,C,C,C,A,B,A,D

  2. Dave Olive December 15, 2008 at 8:37 pm - Reply

    Thanks, Joe, but we are showing our age. My guesses are:
    B,D,A,C,B,C,B,D,C,D. I’m not sure about #5, might be D.

    Merry Christmas,

    Dave Olive

  3. John G. December 16, 2008 at 3:05 pm - Reply

    I’d guess:
    B,D,A,C,A,C,D,D,C,D

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