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1. When was Christmas first celebrated?

A. The year after Jesus was crucified
B. around 100 AD
C. in the 4th Century
D. 1935

2. Jesus was probably born during what season?

A. Spring
B. Summer
C. Fall
D. Winter

3.Why was December 25th chosen as Christmas Day?

A. That's when Jesus was born
B. To compete with a pagan celebration
C. That's when Christmas trees are in season
D. That's when the Bible says to celebrate it  

4. How did the tradition of kissing under the mistletoe develop?   

A. Eating it makes your mouth pucker
B. It was associated with the Scandinavian love goddess
C. The Druids used it in marriage ceremonies
D. It was used to make love potion in ancient times
  

5. What significance is holly in celebrating Christmas?

A. The pointed leaves represent the Star of Bethlehem
B. It was mistake for mistletoe
C. The red berries are a Christmas color
D. The early church banned mistletoe, so holly was substituted  

6. What country did poinsettia originally come from?

A. United States
B. Cuba
C. Mexico
D. Brazil  

7. Who probably was the first man to illuminate a Christmas tree with candles?

A. Alexander the Great  
B. Pope John I
C. Martin Luther
D. Pope Bob II  

8. How did XMAS originate as an abbreviation for Christmas?

A. Atheists refused to accept "Christ" as part of the word
B. The early popes were lazy so they tended to shorten everything
C. The Greek word Christ is Wrists
D. From Latin terminology for any holy day

9. St. Nicholas was born in what country?

A. The North Pole
B. Holland
C. Germany
D. Turkey
 

10. Clement C. Moore's famous poem, "The Night Before Christmas" was originally titled.

A. "A Visit from St. Nick"
B. "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer"
C. "A Night to Remember"
D. "St. Nick and His Reindeer"

11.Where did the Christmas tree tradition originate?

A. Germany
B. Israel
C. New England
D. Scandinavia

12. Celebrating Christmas was once against the law in ?

A. Holland
B. Indiana
C. Massachusetts
D. Japan

13. What part of the candy cane represents the blood Christ shed?  

A. The large red stripe
B. The 3 small stripes
C. The shape
D. The flavor

14. In what year were electric Christmas lights first used?  

A. 1869
B. 1895
C. 1983
D. 1923

15. Which of the following was not one of the Three Kings?  

A. Caspar
B. Balthazar
C. Teleost
D. Melchior

16. Which popular Christmas song was actually first written for Thanksgiving?

A. Jingle Bells
B. Joy to the World
C. Carol of the Bells
D. Angels We Have Heard On High

17. In "How the Grinch Stole Christmas " the name of the Grinch's dog was.

A. Ray
B. Grinchy
C. Max
D. Mike 

18. What Is Forcemeat?

A. Stuffing
B. Venison
C. Turkey
D. Sausage

19. In "It's a Wonderful Life", what is the name of George Bailey's Guardian Angel?

A. Clarence
B. Raymond
C. Jeremiah
D. Thomas

20. What did the little lamb say to the shepherd boy ?  

A. "Do You Hear What I hear?"
B. "Get Away From Me with Those Shears!"
C. "Wow, this wool is comfortable!"
D. "Baa, Baa!" 

21. Who wrote "The Snowman"?

A. Oscar Wilde
B. Raymond Briggs
C. Edgar Allan Poe
D. William Shakespeare

22. Name all the reindeer?

 

23. What is a crèche ?

     

24. What are the gifts in the "Twelve Days of Christmas "?


25. Who were the three spirits that visited the Scrooge in a Christmas Carol?


26.Who said "God bless us everyone"?


27.Finish the song title, "I'm dreaming of a ............ .................".


28. Name the 3 gifts the wise men  brought to the baby Jesus.


29. In 1939, what department store distributed copies of "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" to the children of it's customers ?


30. What does "Feliz Navidad" mean?


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