- Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer was a marketing promotion for what U.S. company in 1930? (
- In Australia Christmas comes in the middle of summer. Outdoor barbecues are a main part of the day's events.
- Which ocean calls Christmas Island its own? (
- According to Irish legend the Gates of Heaven open at midnight on what day? (
- The first artificial Christmas trees appeared in Germany. They were made of goose feathers and dyed green.
- "It's A Wonderful Life(1946) appears on television more than 300 times per year.
- In the Charlie Brown television Christmas classic, how much does Lucy charge for her pyschiatric services? (
- Greensleeves is another name for which Christmas song? (
What Child is This?)
- Who was the first U.S. President to decorate the White House Christmas Tree? (
- The Gingerbread House has its origins in this country? (
- How many Wise Men are there according to the Bible? (i
t does not say)
- England created eggnog. Which U.S. city was the first to try it? (
- Electric Christmas lights first appeared in 1895. Flashing lights became popular in the 1930's.
- El Nino, a weather condition got its name because it starts right after Christmas.
- It wasn't until the 4th century that December 25th became the official date of the Christmas celebration.
- What was the original name of the classic song 'Jingle Bells'? (
one horse open sleigh)
- $1.87 begins what famous holiday story by O'Henry? (
gift of the magi)
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Some Christmas Trivia and Fun Facts
There's no holiday like Christmas. A recent river cruise of the 'Christkindlmarkt' in Germany and Austria revealed many things to me. First, the local cable station there had one movie channel that played 'It's A Wonderful Life' at least three times daily. This was well received by my wife who is in love with this 1946 classic. As for me, I can now attest to the statement that I know more about this holiday movie classic and German Christmas traditions than I did before. Here is a potpourri of various Christmas trivia and fun facts to test your mettle.