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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?
Kris Kringle
Mister Merry
Father Christmas
Saint Nicholas
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?
Rudolph's Romance
The Nutcracker
Snowtime in New York
Mr. and Mrs. Claus
3. In what decade was the song "Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town" first released?
1950s
1970s
1910s
1930s
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 Carrot
A Button
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
Yellow
Black
Green
6. Which of these is not one of Santa's reindeers?
Gonner
Vixen
Blitzen
Comet
7. What is Scrooge's first name?
Maxwell
Donald
Martin
Ebenezer
8. In what continent did the Christmas tree originate?
Africa
North America
Asia
Europe
Modern Christmas trees emerged in western Germany during the 16th century, read more here
9. What kind of Christmas is Bing Crosby dreaming of?
Snowy
Warm
Bright
White
According to Bing Crosby's song "White Christmas"
10. Which of these is not a way of saying Merry Christmas?
Fröhlicher Schneetag
Mele Kalikimaka
Joyeux Noël
Feliz Navidad
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
1800s
1900s
1600s
12. Which country did the proceeds from Bob Geldof's original "Do They Know It's Christmas?" in 1984 go to?
Libya
Ethiopia
Angola
Uganda
The money raised helped anti-famine efforts in Ethiopia, read more here.
13. What kind of nuts are typically roasting on an open fire?
Chestnuts
Peanuts
Pecans
Walnuts
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
Michael Gambon
Tim Allen
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
400
256
182
For a good explanation why, see here.
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Level 64
Dec 8, 2022
Nice one. Thanks. Nominated
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Level 65
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 42
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.