Christmas Trivia

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Preparation

While you are sitting around the tree with your family sipping hot chocolate waiting for the big day, why not make flash cards and take turns asking fun trivia questions with your family.

Here are some easy ones to start:

Q: In the song “Frosty the Snowman,” what made Frosty come to life?

A: An old silk hat

Q: Who played George Bailey in the Christmas classic “It’s a Wonderful Life?”

A: Jimmy Stewart

Q: One of Santa’s reindeer shares a name with a famous symbol of Valentine’s Day. Which reindeer is that?

A: Cupid

Q: What animated 2004 film is about a train that carries kids to the North Pole on Christmas Eve?

A: The Polar Express

Q: What much-reviled Christmas edible is known for its long shelf life?

A: Fruitcake

A Little Bit Harder:

Q: What beverage company has been using Santa Claus in its advertising since 1931?

A: Coca-Cola

Q: “Miracle on 34th Street” centers on what real-life department store?

A: Macy’s

Q: What Bing Crosby song is the best-selling single ever?

A: White Christmas

Q: How many reindeer are featured in the poem “Twas the Night Before Christmas?”

A: Eight (no Rudolph!)

Here are the hard ones:

Q: What figure from English folklore came to be associated with Santa Claus?

A: Father Christmas

Q: What well-known Christmas carol became the first song ever broadcast from space in 1965?

A: Jingle Bells

Q: What holiday movie sequel includes a cameo by Donald Trump?

A: Home Alone 2

Q: Name the animatronic cassette-playing bear toy that every kid wanted for Christmas in the mid 80s.

A: Teddy Ruxpin

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