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FACTS & TIDBITS Christmas Trivia Easy 1. In the song “Frosty the Snowman,” what made Frosty come to life? 2. What Christmas decoration was originally made from strands of silver? 3. Who played George Bailey in the Christmas classic “It’s a Wonderful Life?” 4. Per a recent holiday fad, what “spy” hides around the house, reporting back to Santa on who has been naughty and nice? 5. What Christmas beverage is also known as “milk punch?” 6. One of Santa’s reindeer shares a name with a famous symbol of Valentine’s Day. Which reindeer is that? 7. What Christmas-themed ballet premiered in Saint Petersburg, Russia in 1892? 8. In 1981, Bob and Doug McKenzie released their own version of a classic Christmas song. Which song is that? 9. What animated 2004 film is about a train that carries kids to the North Pole on Christmas Eve? 10. What much-reviled Christmas edible is known for its long shelf life? Not So Easy 11. In Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” what was Mr. Scrooge’s first name? 12. What Bing Crosby song is the best-selling single ever? 13. In the early 1800s, the first gingerbread houses were reportedly inspired by what famous fairy tale? 14. “Miracle on 34th Street” centers on what real-life department store? 15. In the song “Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer,” what “incriminating” evidence was found on Grand- ma’s back? 16. How many reindeer are featured in the poem “Twas the Night Before Christmas?” 17. What traditional Christmas decoration is actually a parasitic plant? 18. In “The Muppet Christmas Carol,” who played Scrooge? Hint: It wasn’t a muppet. 19. What beverage company has been using Santa Claus in its advertising since 1931? 20. 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? Hard 21. In the movie “A Christmas Story,” what was the name of the next door neighbors whose dogs ate the Christmas turkey? 22. Name the animatronic cassette-playing bear toy that every kid wanted for Christmas in the mid 80s. 23. In the 1964 classic “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Rein- deer,” what was the name of Rudolph’s faithful elf companion? 24. According to the folklore of Austria and other coun- tries, what horned figure punishes naughty children at Christmastime? 25. In the TV special “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” what three words best describe the Grinch? 26. What well-known Christmas carol became the first song ever broadcast from space in 1965? 27. In what modern-day country was Saint Nicholas born? 28. What Christmas carol does the Peanuts gang sing at the end of “A Charlie Brown Christmas?” 29. “Twas the Night Before Christmas” was originally published under what name? 30. What holiday movie sequel includes a cameo by Donald Trump? Answers on Page 36