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100

The kind of bird that has gone away in the Christmas song "Winter Wonderland"

Blue Bird

100

Who played Ebenezer Scrooge in the 1964 animated movie "Christmas Carol"

Hint: Mr. XXXXX's Christmas Carol

Mr. Magoo

100

What is the oldest Christmas tradition?

Hanging Stockings

100

What Christmas decoration was originally made with strands of silver?

Tinsel

100

What is the traditional drink at a New Year's Eve party?

Champagne of course!

200

This is the most popular Christmas song according to Billboard.com

"All I Want for Christmas is You" Mariah Carey

200

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

Buddy

200

The Evergreen fir tree has been a Christmas tradition since the 16th century. What does it symbolize?

A sign of everlasting life with God

200

One of Santa's reindeer shares a name with a famous symbol of Valentine'd Day.

Cupid

200

"Toasting" began in what country? England, France or America?


England.  During the reign of Elizabeth I, toast would be dipped in ones wine and then eaten after drinking the wine.

300

There are this many "La's" in "Deck the Halls"

96

300

"White Christmas" is one of the most popular Christmas movies and songs ever.  Bing Crosby introduced this Irving Berlin classic in what movie?

Holiday Inn

300

The only time where a war was temporarily stopped for Christmas.

WW1; A ceasefire was unofficially called by the German and Allied armies on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, December 1914

300

According to legend, what Holiday goodies were shaped to resemble a shepherd's staff as a way to remind children of the shepherds who visited baby Jesus?

Candy Canes

300

On New Year's Day, what is the parade held in Pasadena, CA?

Tournament of Rose's Parade

400

Alvin and the Chipmunks want what for Christmas in their popular 1958 Christmas song.

"Want a plane that loops the loop, me I want a hula hoop"

400

In "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation" as the Griswold's are putting up their Christmas tree, what classic movie can be seen in the background?

"It's a Wonderful Life"

400

The author of the 1863 poem Twas the Night Before Christmas.

Clement Clarke Moore

400

What famous American inventor created electric Christmas lights?

Thomas Edison in 1880

400

What is the first country to celebrate New Years each year?

New Zealand

500

The opening to the Christmas classic "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer" is...

"You know Dasher & Dancer & Prancer & Vixen.  Comet & Cupid & Donner and Blitzen, but do you recall the most famous reindeer of all?"

500

Famous television producers in the 60's & 70's that worked with Stop-Motion Animation for so many popular children's Christmas classics.

Arthur Rankin & Jules Bass of Rankin/Bass Productions

500

The first year NORAD became the official Santa Tracker

1955 - at the height of the Cold War a general at NORAD in Colorado received a call on a top-secret hot line.  Bracing himself for bad news he was shocked to hear instead a young boy's voice asking if "he was the real Santa Claus?"  The number had mistakenly been published in the newspaper as a Sears Santa Hotline.

500

Which country does St. Nicholas originally belong to?

Turkey

500

The first ball to drop in Times Square was in 1907.  Where did the idea of the Ball come from?

Maritime Navigation has a long tradition of using a ball to signify time change.

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