Debbie Lynne Costello here with a few questions for you. Who out there loves Christmas? Do you consider yourself a pretty good expert on things about the Christmas holiday? We all love a little trivia, right? I've put together some fun Christmas trivia to test you knowledge. So grab a pencil and a piece of paper and write down your answers. When you finished you can continue to scroll down for the answers. Good Luck and no googling! LOL!!
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1) What year did December 25th become the official date for Christmas?
2) Who was the person responsible for making December 25th Christ's birthday?
3) What is the earliest known Christmas tree decoration?
4) This country's Christmas trees had mass destruction of their trees. So people could still celebrate the holiday with a tree they made the first artificial Christmas tree out of dyed goose feathers. What country was this?
5) What year were Christmas trees first sold in the US?
6) What was the first state to recognize Christmas in 1836?
7) When did December 25th become an official United States holiday?
8) What was the last state in 1907 to declare Christmas a legal holiday?
9) How many days is the Yule Log burned?
10) We all know that Santa Claus is based on the real life person St. Nicholas of Myra. But do you know what century he lived in and what country he was from?
11) Who outlawed Christmas celebrations and carols in England from 1649-1660?
12) There are two claims to what president put the first tree in the White House. Who are those 2 presidents?
13) What environmentalist president banned the Christmas tree from the White House?
14) What was invented and commissioned by Sir Henry Cole in 1843?
15) Why was December 25th chosen for Christmas?
16) How much did it cost to send a Christmas card within the same city early in the Victorian era?
17) What country created eggnog?
18) What automobile manufacturer was born on December 25th, 1878?
19) What country did Joseph, Mary, and Jesus go to after they left Bethlehem?
20) What year were flashing Christmas lights introduced?
Now some less historical but fun trivia.
21) What shone out of the darkness in the song, "Go Tell it on the Mountain"?
22) What two words were used to describe Santa's beard in "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Clause"?
23) In "Frosty the Snowman", what are the hills made of?
24) In "Little Town of Bethlehem", what kind of souls will receive Him (Christ) still?
25) In the last verse of "Jingle Bells", the writer tells the young men to get a certain type of horse, that can go a certain speed, and to hitch him to your sleigh and you will lead the way. What is the type of horse and how fast can this horse run?
26) What was the last thing that Frosty said?
27) What does Alvin the chipmunk want for Christmas?
28) How many wisemen were there according to the bible?
29) In the song "Silver Bells", what is dressed in holiday style?
30) Where is everyone dancing and prancing in the song, "Jingle Bell Rock"?
31) What is the biggest selling single song of all time?
32) In "The Night Before Christmas", which reindeer was never mentioned?
33) What was Scrooges deceased business partner's name?
34) What is Tiny Tim's Father's name?
35) In "Winter Wonderland", where can you build a snowman?
36) In Miracle on 34th Street, Kris Kringle tells a shopper that the rival store, Gimbels, has better what?
37) Which Ghost did Ebenezer Scrooge fear the most?
38) In A Charlie Brown Christmas, how much does Lucy charge for her psychiatric advice?
39) How many gifts would you receive if you received all the gifts in "The Twelve Days of Christmas"?
40) How many times was Santa Clause mentioned in "The Night Before Christmas"?
And now your answers to see how you did.
1) 350 AD
2) Pope Julius I
9) 12 days
10) 4th century, Turkey
11) Oliver Cromwell
12) President Franklin Pierce and President Benjamin Harrison
13) President Teddy Roosevelt in 1901
14) The Christmas Card
15) Because pagans were exalting false deities on that date and the church leaders thought to steer them to the One and True Deity. The Christ.
16) It was delivered by servants
18) Louis Joseph Chevrolet
20) They were introduced in 1930
21) A heavenly light
22) snowy white
24) meek souls
25) bobtailed bay, 42 is his speed
26) I'll be back again some day.
27) A hoola-hoop
28) The Bible doesn't say
30) Jingle Bell Square
31) White Christmas
33) Jacob Marley
34) Bob Cratchit
35) In the meadow
37) The Ghost of Christmas yet to come
38) five cents
39) 364 gifts
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Debbie Lynne Costello has enjoyed writing stories since she was about eight years old. She studied journalism at Heritage University. She raised her family and then embarked on her own career of writing the stories that had been begging to be told. She and her husband have four children and live in upstate South Carolina. She has worked in many capacities in her church and is currently the Children's Director. Debbie Lynne has shown and raised Shetland Sheepdogs for eighteen years and still enjoys litters now and then. In their spare time, she and her husband take pleasure in camping and riding their Arabian and Tennessee Walking horses.
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