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Double Jeopardy - Cultural Query

What kind of sleigh are they riding in the song, "Jingle Bells" 

A one-horse open sleigh 

In the 2003 film Elf what name is given to the human child Santa accidentally carries to the North Pole?



This phrase originated in ancient Greece, during the festival of Saturnalia and later in marriage ceremonies, because of the plant's association with fertility.

Kiss me under the Mistletoe


Oh the weather outside is frightful
But the fire is so delightful

And since we've no place to go
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow


Instead of gathering around the table for a turkey dinner, families in Japan head to this very famous American fast-food place to celebrate Christmas. The tradition began in 1974 after a wildly successful marketing campaign by the said fast-food chain

Kentucky Fried Chicken


In the carol “12 days of Christmas” what do they receive from their true love on the seventh day?

Seven swans a swimming 


What are the three Christmas ghosts that visit Scrooge?

Ghost of Christmas Past, Ghost of Christmas Present, and Ghost of Christmas yet to come


According to the Oxford English dictionary, there are 24 spellings for this phrase

Happy Hanukkah


Rockin' around the Christmas tree 

Have a happy holiday

Everyone dancin' merrily
In the new old-fashioned way


China's take on winter solstice. This festival entails paying homage to ancestors and eating tangyuan (sticky rice balls in sweet soup).

Dōngzhì Festival, China


In the song “Frosty the snowman”, what are Frosty’s eyes made off?



What is the name of the comedian who plays the Grinch?

Jim Carrey


This phrase became popular in 1944 when Loesser wrote a song to sing to his wife at their housewarming party in New York City at the Navarro Hotel. They sang the song to indicate to guests that it was time to leave.

Baby it's cold outside


I said, I'm dreaming of a white Christmas 

With every Christmas card I write...

May your days be merry and bright
And may all your Christmas' be white


Throughout Scandinavia, especially Sweden, Norway and Finland, locals celebrate a variation of the Santa Claus legend, It involves Santa Claus riding on another animal instead of a sleigh pulled by reindeer. Because of this legend the ornaments of this animal are also very famous during the holiday season.

Yule Goat, Scandinavia


According to the Guinness Book of Records; what’s the best-selling Christmas song of all time?

White Christmas 


Which department store has the item in its window that Ralphie (from a Christmas story) wants so bad?



A greeting that's given on each of the seven days of Kwanza and on a given day someone responds with the according principle

Habari gani


It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas
Everywhere you go

Take a look at the five and ten, it's glistening once again
With candy canes and silver lanes that glow


Japan’s winter solstice, a low key tradition that involves lighting bonfires on Mt. Fuji and soaking in citrus-scented baths.

Toji, Japan


In the song “I Have a Little Dreidel”, What does a dreidel love to do?

Dance and Spin


What was the name of George Bailey’s guardian angel from It’s a Wonderful Life?  

Clearance Odbody


Although Kwanza was created in 1966, this Swahili phrase dates back to ancient Egypt

Matunda ya kwanza


Have yourself a merry little Christmas
Let your heart be light

From now on
Your troubles will be out of sight


In, Russia an ancient figure from Salvic Mythology is embraced instead of Santa Claus/St Nick. Also called Father Frost, this Santa-like character brings gifts to children, except he delivers them on New Year’s Eve.

Ded Moroz , Russia

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