Pastormac’s Annual Christmas Trivia


No prizes will be awarded, but if you want to answer in the comments section, you can compare with the answers I’ll post here after Christmas and earn yourself bragging rights possibly.  Also, when you comment, do me a favor and pick your favorite Christmas story from the drop down list in my Christmas Special Survey , cause I’m curious.  Ok, so, without further ado here is is, The Beautiful-as-a-snowflake, exciting-as-the-abominable-snowman, more-jolly-than-Santa, more-wise-than-a-magi, more-holy-than-Herod’s-story, Christmas Trivia quiz.

1) For the following strange (IMHO) Christmas lyrics, identify the songs from which they come.

a) So let’s give thanks to the Lord above that Santa Claus comes tonight. (The pastor half of my brain just exploded!)

b) We ran into a drifted bank, and there we got upsot. (upsot?  really?!)

c)There’ll be scary ghost stories and tales of the glories of Christmases long, long ago. (Scary ghost stories?  Someone confusing halloween and Christmas?  Or is this a reference to Mr. Dickens?)

2) Ok we all know Ebenezer Scrooge,Bob Cratchit, and Tiny Tim but what are the names of:

a) Bob Cratchit’s other children and how many are there?

b) Charles Dicken’s children and how many are there?

c) The two children that are with the Ghost of Christmas Present who make Scrooge afraid

3. Johnny Marks wrote one very popular children’s Christmas song as well as other popular Christmas Songs.  Name the following.

a) one was based on a poem written by his brother-in-law

b) Name one which was made popular by Burl Ives (there are at least two)

c) Name one about a Christmas tree.

c1)What’s the name of my Christmas Tree

d) One was based on a poem written by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

5) What does it mean when a bell rings (according to Clarence)

6) Who else makes this claim about bells, at least according to a young bailey at the end of the movie?

7) What book is Clarence reading at the beginning of It’s a wonderful life?

8) What two characters from It’s a wonderful life share names with muppets.

9)  Which muppet plays the Ghost of Marley in the Muppet Christmas Carol (trick question slightly)

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7 responses to “Pastormac’s Annual Christmas Trivia

  1. Funny how my 8 ) became a 8). Decided to leave it cause muppets and emoticons go together somehow. 😛

  2. James Long

    1A) Here comes Santa Claus (Gene Autry) 1B) Jingle Bells
    (ok this one i googled) 1C )Its the Most Wonderful Time of The Year
    2A) 5 names ? 2B) (3B) Rudolph TRNR (3C) oh Christmas Tree (3 C1)
    Frankenpine (4) there is no 4 5) An angel gets its wings (6)
    Teacher says….. (7) ? 8) Bert and Ernie 9) Kermit

  3. Jason

    1) For the following strange (IMHO) Christmas lyrics, identify the songs from which they come.

    a) So let’s give thanks to the Lord above that Santa Claus comes tonight. (The pastor half of my brain just exploded!) – Here comes Santa Claus

    b) We ran into a drifted bank, and there we got upsot. (upsot? really?!) – Jingle Bells

    c)There’ll be scary ghost stories and tales of the glories of Christmases long, long ago. (Scary ghost stories? Someone confusing halloween and Christmas? Or is this a reference to Mr. Dickens?) – It’s the most wonderful time of the year

    2) Ok we all know Ebenezer Scrooge,Bob Cratchit, and Tiny Tim but what are the names of:

    a) Bob Cratchit’s other children and how many are there? – 4 total – Martha, Belinda, Peter, Tim – there were two other unnamed children that were potentially homeless children seen during the visions

    b) Charles Dicken’s children and how many are there? – 10 total – Charles, Mary, Kate, Walter, Francis, Alfred, Sydney, Henry, Dora, Edward

    c) The two children that are with the Ghost of Christmas Present who make Scrooge afraid – Ignorance and Want

    3. Johnny Marks wrote one very popular children’s Christmas song as well as other popular Christmas Songs. Name the following.

    a) one was based on a poem written by his brother-in-law – Rudolph the red nosed reindeer

    b) Name one which was made popular by Burl Ives (there are at least two) – A Holly Jolly Christmas

    c) Name one about a Christmas tree. – Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree

    c1)What’s the name of my Christmas Tree – Frankenpine? really?

    d) One was based on a poem written by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow – I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day

    5) What does it mean when a bell rings (according to Clarence) – An angel gets his wings

    6) Who else makes this claim about bells, at least according to a young bailey at the end of the movie? Zuzu

    7) What book is Clarence reading at the beginning of It’s a wonderful life? – The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

    8) What two characters from It’s a wonderful life share names with muppets. – Bert and Ernie

    9) Which muppet plays the Ghost of Marley in the Muppet Christmas Carol (trick question slightly) – The Muppet Christmas Carol did not use a Muppet character to portray the spirit, but re-imagined it; this version appeared as a tiny, ghostly child of ambiguous gender, dressed in white and floating as if immersed in water.

  4. THE ANSWERS!
    As I promised, no prizes (that was an easy promise to keep!). But here’s the answers.

    as follows

    1) For the following strange (IMHO) Christmas lyrics, identify the songs from which they come.

    a) So let’s give thanks to the Lord above that Santa Claus comes tonight. (Here Comes Santa Claus)

    b) We ran into a drifted bank, and there we got upsot. (Jingle Bells)

    c)There’ll be scary ghost stories and tales of the glories of Christmases long, long ago.(It’s the most wonderful time of the year.)

    2) Ok we all know Ebenezer Scrooge,Bob Cratchit, and Tiny Tim but what are the names of:

    a) Bob Cratchit’s other children and how many are there? (5. But only three of them are named. Besides Tim (who I excluded in the question) there are Martha, Belinda, Peter, and an unnamed younger girl and younger boy.)

    b) Charles Dicken’s children and how many are there? (10 verified: Charles, Mary, Kate, Walter, Francis, Alfred, Sydney, Henry, Dora, Edward. (There is a rumor of one more born shortly after birth, but not verified. I would have accepted either 10 or 11))

    c) The two children that are with the Ghost of Christmas Present who make Scrooge afraid: (Ignorance and Want)

    3. Johnny Marks wrote one very popular children’s Christmas song as well as other popular Christmas Songs. Name the following.

    a) one was based on a poem written by his brother-in-law (Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer.)

    b) Name one which was made popular by Burl Ives (there are at least two) (A Holly Jolly Christmas, Silver and Gold or any of the other Rudolph Christmas special songs Burl sang.)

    c) Name one about a Christmas tree. (Rockin around the Christmas Tree)

    c1)What’s the name of my Christmas Tree (Frankenpine)

    d) One was based on a poem written by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (A version of I heard the bells on Christmas day.)

    5) What does it mean when a bell rings (according to Clarence) (An angel gets his wings)

    6) Who else makes this claim about bells, at least according to a young bailey at the end of the movie? (According to Zuzu, “Teacher says”, so the answer is teacher.)

    7) What book is Clarence reading at the beginning of It’s a wonderful life? (The adventures of Tom Sawyer)

    8 ) What two characters from It’s a wonderful life share names with muppets. (Bert and Ernie)

    9) Which muppet plays the Ghost of Marley in the Muppet Christmas Carol (trick question slightly) (The part of Marley’s ghost is played by two muppets and reimagined as Marley and Marley. These two Marleys are played by Statler and Waldorf, otherwise known as the Hecklers from the Muppet show.)

    Thanks for playing!

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