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Old 12-25-2018, 06:36 AM   #1
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Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas !
Thinking Caps on, please ;

DID YOU KNOW...
Christmas wasn't declared an official holiday in the United States until June 26, 1870.-

1. What is the capital of Christmas Island?
a. - The Settlement
b. - Paro
c. - Murray Hill
d. - Smith Point
2. Saint Nicholas was the bishop of Myra in Lycia.
True or False
3. Who wrote the song "White Christmas" for the film "Holiday Inn"?
a. - Cole Porter
b. - Jacobs & Casey
c. - Rodgers & Hammerstein
d. - Irving Berlin
4. In what year did the British government abolish Christmas?
a. - 1547
b. - 1847
c. - 1747
d. - 1647
5. What is the name of the department store that created "Rudolph the
Red-Nosed Reindeer"?
a. - Macy's
b. - Montgomery-Ward
c. - Nordstrom
d. – Gimbels
6. "Nadelik looan na looan blethen noweth" is Merry Christmas and a Happy
New Year in what language?
a. – Welsh
b. - Cornish
c. - Manx Gaelic
d. - Scottish Gaelic
7. The Beatles have had four Christmas number one singles in the UK, but
which was their last ?
a. - I Feel Fine
b. - Hello Goodbye
c. - Day Tripper
d. - I Want To Hold Your Hand
8. Xmas is a common abbreviation of Christmas but from what alphabet does
this originate?
a. - Greek
b. - Arabic
c. - Cyrillic
d. – Phoenician
9. To which capital city does the city of Oslo give a Christmas Tree every
year?
a. – Paris
b. – Italy
c. – London
d. - Stockholm
10. Who chose December 25th as the day of celebration for Christ's birth?
a. - Pope Marcellus I
b. - Pope Julius I
c. - Pope Innocent I
d. - Pope Benedict I
11. In traditional Ukrainian houses a Christmas tree will often be decorated
with a spider and web for good luck.
True or False
12. Two Polish boys wrote a letter to Santa that now hangs on his Post
Office wall, what was the letter written on?
a. - A soda tin
b. - An ammunition shell casing
c. - The hide from a Polish Red cow
d. - Birch Bark
13. In what year was the first printed Christmas card made?
a. - 1813
b. - 1843
c. - 1893
d. - 1923
14. "Viscum album" is the Latin name for what?
a. - Holly
b. - Mistletoe
c. - Poinsettia
d. - Evergreen
15. To the nearest ton, how heavy was the world's largest Christmas pudding?
a. - 1
b. - 2
c. - 3
d. - 4
16. According to a collaboration between Moλt & Chandon and Heineken, how
many bubbles are there in a bottle of champagne?
a. - 25 Million
b. - .25 Million
c. - 250 Million
d. - 2.5 Million
17. Who invented the Christmas cracker?
a. - James Gosling
b. - Rudolph Diesel
c. - Martin Cooper
d. - Tom Smith
18. How many reindeer are there in Clement Moore's 1822 poem "A visit from
Saint Nicholas"?
19.
19. What country was "Good King Wenceslas" duke of?
a. - Bohemia
b. - Silesia
c. - Moravia
d. - Hungary
20. What was the name of Scrooge's deceased business partner in Charles
Dickens's "A Christmas Carol"?
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1. – a
2. – True
3. – d
4. – d
5. – b
6. – b
7. – b
8. – a
9. - c
10. - b
11. - True
12. - d
13. - b
14. - b
15. - c
16. - c
17. - d
18. - 8
19. - a
20. Jacob Marley

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