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Christmas collection - xmas trivia quiz

A collection of information and trivia on the subject of christmas.

Christmas Trivia Challenge ... a little tougher than our quizzes


1. What relation was the Christ Child to John the Baptist?

2. Who was the Roman emperor when Christ was born?

3. Which emperor is credited with standardizing Dec. 25 as Christmas Day?

4. Mary and Joseph journeyed from Nazareth to Bethlehem to be enrolled in the imperial census. How many miles is that?

5. Where did the Grinch steal Christmas?

6. What family tradition did President Franklin Roosevelt insist on performing every Christmas Eve?

7. In Truman Capote's "A Christmas Memory" what identical gift was bestowed on the bootlegger, the bus driver, the knife grinder, two Baptist missionaries in Borneo and the president of the United States?

8. What was True Love's gift on the second day of Christmas?

9. What did Harry Potter get for Christmas in his first semester at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry?

10. Did Norman Rockwell ever paint Grandma Moses?

11. What historic event heightened holiday spirits in Berlin a decade ago?

12. Which newspaper assured a reader: "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus?"

13. Why do we kiss under the mistletoe?

14. What is holly's symbolic meaning to Christians?

15. Who started the American tradition of poinsettia at Christmas?

16. True or false: The New England Puritans forbade Christmas celebrations.

17. Thanksgiving has traditionally been the start of the Christmas season in the U.S. Which U.S. President moved Thanksgiving back a week to extend the holiday shopping season?

18. True or false: The date of Christ's birth is noted in the Book of Matthew in the New Testament.

19. What contribution to the Santa legend did New York ad writer Robert May make in 1939?

20. In what Broadway musical was the song "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" introduced?

21. What auspicious television event occurred in December 1965?

22. What auspicious television event occurred on December 24, 1968?

23. What legendary actor narrated the TV special "How the Grinch Stole Christmas?

24. What do the songs "Jingle Bells", "Winter Wonderland", and "Sleighride" have in common?

25. Why is "O, Come All Ye Faithful" a Christmas carol but "Deck the Halls" not?

25. The state songs of Maryland and Michigan use the melody of what popular Christmas song?

26. What Christmas song was introduced in the 1942 movie "Holiday Inn" ... and was almost cut out of the final version?

27. Who sang "I saw Momy Kissing Santa Claus?"

28. In which year was Queen Elizabeth's Christmas message to the nation fist televised?

29. Where is Christmas Island?

30. True or false: America has an "official" Christmas tree.

33. True or false: More diamonds are sold at Christmas time than at Valentine's Day.

34. What was so unusual about the Christmas season of 1989 in Eastern Europe?

35. In what year did Toys for Tots start making the holidays a little happier for children?

36. When and where did the Salvation Army Christmas collection kettle originate?

Answers to Christmas Trivia Challenge

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