Advent
Christmas
Epiphany
New Year's
Customs
100

Advent reminds us of how the people of God waited for Messiah and helps us wait for ________________.

What is Jesus's second coming?

100

This letter is used in the abbreviation for Christmas because it is also the Greek letter Chi and stands for Christ.

What is the letter X?

100

The Magi brought Jesus the gifts of gold, frankincense and __________.

What is Myrrh?

100

This song is sung to say good bye to the old year.  

What is Auld Lang Syne?

100

He is credited with beginning the tradition of Nativity Sets.

Who is St. Francis?

200

The four candles on the Advent wreath typically represent Hope, Peace, Joy and _______.

What is love?

200

He was Jesus's cousin, son of Zechariah the priest.

Who is John the Baptist?

200

The Magi were wisemen or astronomers.  The word Magi comes from the Greek Magos which is also the origin of the English word _________.

What is magic?

200

January 1 is New Year's Day under this calendar. 

What is the Gregorian calendar?


200

Decorated, in-door Christmas trees were first used in ______________ in the 1600s.

What is Germany?

300

This is a children's program that walks through the Bible during Advent and has a new ornament for each story.

What is Jesse Tree?

300

This man of God recognized Jesus as Messiah when he was presented in the Temple at 7 days old.

Who is Simeon?

300

In Mexico, Epiphany is celebrated by this name.

What is Dia de los Reyes?

300

These islands are the first place on Earth to celebrate the New Year as they are just west of the International Date Line.

What are the Line Islands?

300

This Christmas Carol was written as a poem and quickly set to music for a guitar when the church's organ was destroyed by flooding just prior to the Christmas Eve service.

What is Silent Night?

400

In Mexico, these characters in the Nativity set spend Advent traveling towards the rest of the Nativity set.

Who are the Magi?


400

The book of the Bible that includes the story of the shepherds coming to see Jesus after the announcement by the angels.

What is the gospel of Luke?

400

The book of the Bible that tells the story of the Magi coming to honor Jesus.

What is the gospel of Matthew?

400

This wacky (and cold!) New Year's event might be related to Epiphany celebrations in Eastern Europe that start by throwing a cross into an icy lake.

What is a polar plunge?

400

St. Nicholas from ___________ became the basis of the Santa Claus legend.

What is Turkey?
500

The first advent calendars came about during the _________ and started as a calendar with a new candle for each day.

What are the 1800s?

500

This is the name commonly given to Mary's poem after she arrives at Elizabeth's house and Elizabeth realizes she is pregnant with the Savior.

What is the Magnificant?
500

These are the traditional names of the Magi (not found in scripture).

Caspar, Melchior, & Balthazar

500

The beginning of the Church liturgical year.

What is Advent?

500

If you're the first to find this hanging on the tree Christmas morning, you get to open a present first!

What is the Christmas Pickle?

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