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Christmas Multiple Choice

Can you answers these multiple choice questions about Christmas?
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1. Which of these is not an alternative name for Santa Claus?
Saint Nicholas
Mister Merry
Kris Kringle
Father Christmas
Father Christmas is often used in UK, Saint Nicholas in Europe and Kris Kringle was popularised in US movies, as well as having German origins.
2. Which of the following is a famous Christmas Ballet?
The Nutcracker
Rudolph's Romance
Snowtime in New York
Mr. and Mrs. Claus
3. In what decade was the song "Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town" first released?
1930s
1910s
1950s
1970s
The song was first sung on Eddie Cantor's radio show in November 1934.
4. What is Frosty the Snowman's nose made of? (According to the song)
A Button
A Carrot
A Rock
A Parsnip
"Frosty the Snowman, was a jolly happy soul, With a corn cob pipe and a button nose, and two eyes made of coal."
5. What color is the Grinch?
White
Green
Black
Yellow
6. Which of these is not one of Santa's reindeers?
Blitzen
Comet
Gonner
Vixen
7. What is Scrooge's first name?
Maxwell
Ebenezer
Donald
Martin
8. In what continent did the Christmas tree originate?
Asia
North America
Europe
Africa
Modern Christmas trees emerged in western Germany during the 16th century, read more here
9. What kind of Christmas is Bing Crosby dreaming of?
White
Snowy
Warm
Bright
According to Bing Crosby's song "White Christmas"
10. Which of these is not a way of saying Merry Christmas?
Feliz Navidad
Mele Kalikimaka
Joyeux Noël
Fröhlicher Schneetag
The other 3 are Hawaiian, Spanish and French. Fröhlicher Schneetag is German for "Merry Snowday", not Christmas!
11. In what century was "A Christmas Carol", by Charles Dickens, published?
1700s
1600s
1800s
1900s
12. Which country did the proceeds from Bob Geldof's original "Do They Know It's Christmas?" in 1984 go to?
Uganda
Libya
Angola
Ethiopia
The money raised helped anti-famine efforts in Ethiopia, read more here.
13. What kind of nuts are typically roasting on an open fire?
Walnuts
Peanuts
Chestnuts
Pecans
As sung in "The Christmas Song", popularised by Nat King Cole.
14. Which of these actors has not played Santa Claus in a movie?
Tom Hanks
Tim Allen
Michael Gambon
Richard Attenborough
Richard Attenborough was in "Miracle on 34th Street", Tim Allen was in "The Santa Claus" and Tom Hanks played Santa (among many other characters) in "The Polar Express".
15. In the song, "The Twelve Days of Christmas" how many gifts are sent?
364
182
256
400
For a good explanation why, see here.
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Level 65
Dec 8, 2022
Nice one. Thanks. Nominated
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Level 66
Dec 8, 2022
Always interpreted it as them giving a new set of gifts every day and then just restating the gifts they had previously been given. so like 78 gifts total. 364 gifts is a lot!
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Level 68
Dec 8, 2022
That is a unique way of interpretting it! I've not thought of that :)
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Level 49
Dec 11, 2022
I am pretty sure Saint Nicholas isn't an equivalent for Santa Claus. Although, Santa Claus was based on the historical person Saint Nicholas of Myra.