Fun Christmas Quiz – Part 2, the Answers

by Melinda

Last Monday I shared a short six-question Christmas quiz and I promised to give you the answers today.  And so I shall. 


But if by chance you saw this blog post first . . .  STOP NOW! Don’t look at the answers yet.

Instead give yourself a holiday treat.  Just click back to Monday’s post, Fun Christmas Quiz – Part 1 and see if you can get the right answers before looking below.

Okay, for all you Christmas trivia masters out there, here are the answers to the quiz:

1) God Rest You Merry Gentlemen
     Q – In the story/movie, “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens . . . Scrooge reacts rather violently by grabbing a ruler when he hears the caroler sing this song.  In fact, the caroler flees in terror.  Which carol did he start to sing?  

2) Third – Gaudete comes from the Latin for “rejoice”
     Q – Which Sunday in Advent is called Gaudete Sunday?  (Read more about this Christmas tradition related to the Advent Wreath here.)

 3) Lionel Barrymore
     Q – Who played Mr. Potter in the Christmas movie classic, “It’s a Wonderful Life?”

4) A circle dance with singing, or a dance song
     Q – The word ‘carol’ means what?  (Read more about the tradition of Christmas carols here.)

5) The Barnum’s Animal Cracker and box – by the National Biscuit Company.  The box was designed with a string so it could be hung as a Christmas ornament.
     Q – What popular children’s cracker (an edible cracker – not the toy) today was introduced in 1902 as a Christmas ornament?

6) False – The busiest days are typically the Friday and Saturday before Christmas (#1 and #2), with Black Friday coming in some where between 5th and 10th.  It varies a bit from year-to-year.
     Q – The day after Thanksgiving – Black Friday – is the busiest shopping day of the year.

I’ve got lots more fun and games – including trivia, puzzles, a great multi-part riddle – for you in the premium edition of “Olde-Time Christmas.”  With the premium collection you not only get 15 classic Christmas stories but also recipes, crafts, games for grown-ups and kids, and the puzzles and riddles I mentioned.

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