Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Some fun during your holiday preparations

As you are busy making holiday preparations, take a break from your baking or shopping, and see if you can answer these questions related to Christmas.

1. What President was the first to decorate the white house Christmas tree?

2. What song was written for Thanksgiving, before becoming one of the most popular Christmas songs?

3. How many gifts would you receive if you received all of the gifts in the song "The 12 Days of Christmas"?

4. In the song "Winter Wonderland," who do we pretend the snowman is?

5. What popular children's cracker today was introduced in 1902 as a Christmas ornament?

6. In 1939 Robert May created this Christmas figure as a Christmas promotion for Montgomery Ward department store in Chicago.

7. In the 1920’s what world wide beverage company adopted the Santa Claus figure for a winter advertising promotion?

8. What popular Christmas candy today had it’s debut and was given out by a choirmaster in 1670 to quiet the noisy children?

9. What best selling Christmas song did Gene Autry record in 1951?

10. What American President barred the Christmas Tree from being displayed in the White House?

11. The politicians, women’s groups, and seniors’ organizations protested this Christmas song written in 1979 and popularized by Elmo and Patsy.

12. Round or oval candies filled with fruit preserves or cream and covered with chocolate are called _______?

13. Which country created eggnog?

14. How many reindeer hooves are there (include Rudolph)?

15. What carol demands figgy pudding?

Answer the questions....then scroll down, down, down to find the answers. You can use these questions for your guild or other gathering during this holiday season.

1. President Pierce
2. Jingle Bells
3. 364
4. Parson Brown
5. Barnum's Animal Crackers
6. Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
7. Coca-Cola Company
8. Candy cane
9. Frosty the Snowman
10. The environmentalist President Teddy Roosevelt
11. Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer
12. Sugar plums
13. United States
14. 36
15. We Wish You a Merry Christmas

Hope you had fun!

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