Sunday, August 7, 2011

Christmas Book Quiz Answers

  1. Who wrote the Christmas murder-mystery Silent Night?   (Mary Higgins Clark)
  2. Who wrote the Christmas murder-mystery Jerusalem Inn?  (Martha Grimes)
  3. What is Scrooge’s favorite two-word expletive?  (Bah! Humbug!)
  4. Who wrote the Christmas murder-mystery Downtown in 1991? (Ed McBain)
  5. In the traditional children’s rhyme Christmas is Coming, where are we asked to put a penny? (in the old man's hat)
  6. What famous author wrote One Christmas that became a 1994 made-for-TV movie?  (Truman Capote)
  7. Who wrote The Christmas Box ?  (Richard Paul Evans)
  8. Who wrote the Christmas book The Homecoming:  A Novel about Spencer’s Mountain?  (Earl Hamner)
  9. Who wrote the line:  “I will honor Christmas in my heart and try to keep it all the year”?  (Charles Dickins in A Christmas Carol)
  10. Who wrote the book Miracle on 34th Street in 1947?  (Valentine Davies)
  11. Who wrote Spirit of the Season in 1993?  (Heather Graham)
  12. Who wrote Cosmic Christmas in 1997?  (Max Lucado)
  13. Who wrote the Christmas novella Miracle in the Wilderness?  (Paul Gallico)
  14. In A Visit From St. Nicholas, what headgear does Mamma wear?  (a kerchief)
  15. Who wrote the Christmas murder-mystery Tied Up in Tinsel?  (Ngaio Marsh)
  16. Who wrote the mystery The Christmas Crimes at Puzzle Manor?  (Simon Brett)
  17. How many spirits visit Scrooge in A Christmas Carol?  (Four – the ghosts of Jacob Marley and Christmases Past, Present and Yet to Come)
  18. Who wrote the Christmas story The Cricket in the Hearth?  (Charles Dickens)
  19. What did Santa say as he drove out of sight in A Visit from St. Nicholas? (Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night!)
  20. Who wrote the Christmas murder-mystery Nutty As a Fruitcake? (Mary Daheim)
  21. Who wrote Shakespeare's Christmas in 1994?  (Charlaine Harris)
  22. Which of Sue Grafton's letter novels is a Christmas mystery?  (E is for Evidence)


  1. Thanks for posting the Christmas questions and answers. Some of them were *really* hard, but I feel cooler already. ;)

  2. I'm so sorry but I refuse to be a part of Christmas stuff in the summer!!! ; )