The Great CHRISTMAS Quiz!

 Christmas is my most favorite holiday, and I'm sure I'm not alone! It's such a festive occasion. Do you feel like you know enough about this holiday of holidays to beat our big Christmas Quiz? If so, step right up! This quiz is in the "You lose you're out" style, so you have 6 levels of questions. You can restart each level if you get an answer wrong, so keep going!
 
 
In this quiz, when you choose wrong you will need to restart from the last level you reached. Ready?
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In the song “Frosty the Snowman,” what made Frosty come to life?
An old silk hat
A wooden pipe
Eyes of coal
An old carrot
 
 
What is the most best-selling Christmas song ever?
“White Christmas” by Bing Crosby
"All I Want For Christmas Is You" by Mariah Carey
"It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year" by Andy Williams
"Do They Know It's Christmas?" by Band Aid
 
 
Which country started the tradition of putting up a Christmas tree?
Germany
United States
Sweden
England
 
 
True or False: The NORAD Tracks Santa program officially started on December 24th, 1955 and has continued every year since.
The NORAD Tracks Santa program officially started on December 24th, 1955 and has continued every year since.
True
False
 
 
According to the folklore of Austria and other countries, what horned figure punishes naughty children at Christmastime?
Krampus
Odin
Styr
Percht
 
 
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In which direction should you stir mincemeat for good luck?
Clockwise
Counter-clockwise
You stir in an up and down motion
 
 
Who did the Nazi Regime replace Santa Claus / St. Nick with?
Odin
Zeus
Thor
Pluto
 
 
Who invented electric Christmas lights?
In 1880 he put up the first Christmas display made from electric lights to advertise his light bulbs.
Thomas Edison
Samuel Morse
Alexander Graham Bell
Nikola Tesla
 
 
How many reindeer were in the story "Twas the Night Before Christmas"?
Rudolph wasn’t in the story.
Eight
Nine
Seven
Ten
 
 
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What would you stick into an onion when following a traditional bread sauce recipe?
Cloves
Raisins
Chocolate Chips
Beans
 
 
Which country has a tradition of a witch dropping off gifts for children through the chimney at Christmas?
Italy
Brazil
Russia
Japan
 
 
In Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” - how many ghosts appear?
The ghost of his friend warns him before the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future arrive.
Two
Three
Four
Five
 
 
In “The Muppet Christmas Carol”, who played Scrooge?
Michael Caine
Kermit
Sean Connery
Gonzo
 
 
What is Jesus's Hebrew name?
Yeshua literally means "Salvation" in Hebrew and is sometimes a short for 'Yehoshua', which is a name still used today.
Yeshua
Yonatan
Yshmael
Shimshon
 
 
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What old Christmas tradition signals to people passing by that the residents of a house are Christian?
Putting candles in the window
Putting white wooden crosses on the door
Having snowmen with crosses for eyes in the front yard
Decorating their windows with images of saints
 
 
After red and green, what are the two most popular Christmas colors?
Gold and Silver
Blue and Black
Gold and Brown
Silver and Pink
 
 
What is the most popular meal for Christmas in Japan?
They sometimes line up on the streets before Christmas to get the fried chicken!
KFC fried chicken
Noodles
Sushi
Tofu Pudding
 
 
In what European country might you find money under the table cloth when you sit down to eat the traditional Christmas Eve supper Wigilia?
Poland
Germany
Holland
Denmark
 
 
What cartoon character is a Christmas Eve staple in Sweden and is watched by millions of Swedes every year?
Donald Duck
Charlie Brown
Bugs Bunny
Popeye
 
 
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What carol has the line: "O tidings of comfort and joy"?
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
Angels We Have Heard On High
Deck the Hall
Children, Go Where I Send Thee
 
 
True or False: The Coca Cola company invented the modern image of Santa with his red and white suit.
Although they definitely helped popularize it, the image of Santa in red and white existed well before their marketing campaign in the 1920s.
True
False
 
 
In the song Twelve Days of Christmas, what is given on the 7th day?
Swans a-swimming
Turtle Doves
Golden Rings
Pipers Piping
 
 
How many wise men visited the baby Jesus, according to the gospel?
There is no mention of a number, but since THREE gifts are mentioned, most assume there were the same number of magi/wise men. Eastern tradition sets the number of Magi at 12
Three
Twelve
It doesn't say
One
 
 
What was the piece of heavenly apparel that the Littlest Angel wasn't wearing correctly?
His halo
His robe
His crown of light
His sandals
 
 
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True or False: There are two reindeer whose name starts with a 'D'.
There are three: Donner, Dasher and Dancer!
True
False
 
 
When did the alternative spelling of Christmas as 'Xmas' begin?
The ‘X’ in the word Xmas comes from the ancient Greek language. In Greek, Christ begins with the letter X. So, Xmas simply means Christmas.
1920s
16th century
18th century
9th century
 
 
When was Rudolph added to the other eight magical reindeer?
1939
17th century
1984
1855
 
 
Christmas wreaths symbolize...
The holly is for the thorns and the berries for the blood Christ shed.
The thorns Christ wore and his blood
The cycle of birth and death
The birth of life after winter as spring comes
The connection of Jesus and nature
 
 
Which famous Christmas song was originally a Thanksgiving song?
Originally named 'The One Horse Open Sleigh', James Lord Pierpont composed the song in 1850 for his Thanksgiving Sunday school class
Jingle Bells
The Little Drummer Boy
I Saw Three Ships (Come Sailing In)
Joy to the World
 
 
When did Christmas become a federal holiday in the United States?
1870
1795
1801
1902
Don't Give Up Now...
Good job! But you haven't reached the end yet, so don't give up now! Restart from the last level (for example, if you are level 3 you can start from level 3) and keep going to win it all!
You Are the Christmas Champion!
YOU MADE IT! Wow, what a Christmas trivia marathon you went through, incredible! You must know so much about Christmas, and if you didn't before, you sure do now! Have a very MERRY CHRISTMAS from all of us at BabaMail!
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