Picture14Holiday Trivia

1)    Name the popular song originally written for guitar when the church organ broke on Christmas Eve.

2)    What is the best-selling Christmas song ever?

3)    What’s the second-best-selling Christmas song ever?

4)    Complete this phrase:  “Yes, Virginia, there is ____________.”

5)    Who sponsors the biggest Thanksgiving Day Parade?

6)    What always signals the end of this parade?

7)    Name all nine reindeer.

8)    What is a Hanukah menorah?

9)    How many candles are on a Hanukah menorah?

10)  Name one of the two movies that featured “White Christmas”.

11)  Name the other.

12)  Name the star of “It’s A Wonderful Life.”

13)  What is broadcast every year live at 8 pm on Dec. 31 from Miami, FL?

14)  Who’s the current corporate sponsor of it?  (Don’t’cha just hate that?)

15)  Name the most famous parade on New Years’ Day.

16)  Where is it?

17)  Name the deceased bandleader most famous for “Auld Lang Syne”.

18)  Name his band.

19)  Finish this song title:  “All I Want For Christmas Is ______”.

20)  What Christmas song did Alan Sherman do a parody of?

21)  Name the Three gifts of the Wise Men.

22)  In “Miracle On 34th Street”, what was the main character’s name?  (Hint:  old man.)
(or, The plot of “Miracle on 34th Street” revolves around the identity of an ond man.  What was his name?)

23)  What’s the biggest shopping day of the Christmas season?

24)  What brought Frosty the Snowman to life?

25)  Who narrated the TV version of “How The Grinch Stole Christmas”?

26)  Who wrote “How The Grinch …”?

27)  What’s his real name?

28)  How many gifts were given for the “12 Days Of Christmas”?

29)  Name the most famous singer of “Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer”.

30)  “Chestnuts roasting on an open fire …” – what’s the next line?

31)  What’s the title of the song?

32)  Name the author of “A Christmas Carol”.

33)  What’s the first name of the central character?

34)  What’s the most well-known phrase from “A Christmas Carol”?

35)  Who said it?

36)  Bill Murray starred in one of the many movie versions of “A Christmas Carol”.  Name the movie.

37)  Who starred in the most famous movie version of “A Christmas Carol”? (hint:  they play it on PBS.)

38) Name two groups of cartoon or children’s characters that have done “A Christmas Carol”.

39)  In “The Twelve Days Of Christmas”, what came on day 8?

40)  Finish this phrase from “It’s A Wonderful Life”:  “Every time a bell rings, ___________.”

41) Who used to advertise “We never close – even on Christmas Day”?

42)  How many wise men came to wish baby Jesus ‘Happy Birthday’?   Name them.



1)    “Silent Night”.

2)    “White Christmas”.

3)    “Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer”. (?)

4)    “…a Santa Claus.”

5)    Macy’s.

6)    Santa Claus.

7)    Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, and Blitzen.

8)    a candle-holder.

9)    9.

10)  “White Christmas”.

11)  “Holiday Inn”.

12)  Jimmy Stewart.

13)  the Orange Bowl Parade.

14)  Federal Express (?)

15)  the Rose Bowl parade.

16)  Pasadena, CA.

17)  Guy Lombardo.

18)  The Royal Canadians.

19)  “… My Two Front Teeth”.

20)  “The Twelve Days Of Christmas”.

21)  Gold, frankincense, and myrrh.

22)  Kris Kringle.

23)  the day after Thanksgiving.

24)  a old top hat.

25)  Boris Karloff.

26)  Dr. Seuss.

27)  Theodore Giesel.

28)  Twelve!  (No, it’s not 78.)

29)  Gene Autrey.

30)  “Jack Frost nipping at your nose.”

31)  “A Christmas Song”.

32)  Charles Dickens.

33)  Ebenezer.

34)  either “God bless us, every one!”, or “Bah!  Humbug!”

35)  either Tiny Tim or Ebenezer Scrooge.

36)  “Scrooged”.

37)  Alastair Sims. (?)

38)  Mickey Mouse & co., The Muppets, the Animaniacs,

39)  “Eight maids a-milking”.

40)  “… an angel gets his wings.”

41)  Denny’s.

42)  None.  (Ha!)