Saturday, August 6, 2011

Christmas Book Quiz

Are you warmed up now?  Wait . . . the purpose of these quzzes was to cool down.  Whatever - I hope you are up on your holiday reading, because this quiz contains a few familiar titles and a few tougher [roasted chest]nuts to crack.

  1. Who wrote the Christmas murder-mystery Silent Night?   
  2. Who wrote the Christmas murder-mystery Jerusalem Inn?  
  3. What is Scrooge’s favorite two-word expletive?  
  4. Who wrote the Christmas murder-mystery Downtown in 1991? 
  5. In the traditional children’s rhyme Christmas is Coming, where are we asked to put a penny?
  6. What famous author wrote One Christmas that became a 1994 made-for-TV movie?  
  7. Who wrote The Christmas Box ?  
  8. Who wrote the Christmas book The Homecoming:  A Novel about Spencer’s Mountain?  
  9. Who wrote the line:  “I will honor Christmas in my heart and try to keep it all the year”?
  10. Who wrote the book Miracle on 34th Street in 1947?  
  11. Who wrote Spirit of the Season in 1993?  
  12. Who wrote Cosmic Christmas in 1997?  
  13. Who wrote the Christmas novella Miracle in the Wilderness?  
  14. In A Visit From St. Nicholas, what headgear does Mamma wear?  
  15. Who wrote the Christmas murder-mystery Tied Up in Tinsel?  
  16. Who wrote the mystery The Christmas Crimes at Puzzle Manor?  
  17. How many spirits visit Scrooge in A Christmas Carol?  
  18. Who wrote the Christmas story The Cricket in the Hearth?  
  19. What did Santa say as he drove out of sight in A Visit from St. Nicholas
  20. Who wrote the Christmas murder-mystery Nutty As a Fruitcake
  21. Who wrote Shakespeare's Christmas in 1994?
  22. Which of Sue Grafton's letter novels is a Christmas mystery? 
Music Quiz Answers
  1. In the song Jingle Bells, who was seated next to me a day or two ago?  (Miss Fanny Bright)
  2. I’m dreaming of a White Christmas with what?  (Every Christmas card I write)
  3. What Christmas carol includes the following line: “When the snow lay round about, deep and crisp and even.”   (Good King Wenceslas)
  4. What country musical group sang the song Christmas in Dixie?  (Alabama)
  5. What event prompted Santa to ask Rudolph to guide his sleigh?  (foggy weather)
  6. In the Christmas song It’s Beginning to Look a Lot like Christmas, what do Janice and Jen want?  (Dolls that will talk and will go for a walk)
  7. Who do we pretend the snowman is in Winter Wonderland?  (Parson Brown)
  8. Who sang the original 1946 version of The Christmas Song?  (Mel Torme – who also co-wrote the song)
  9. What do we see before us in the Christmas carol Deck the Halls?  (The blazing yule)
  10. What are the first two lines of the Christmas song Let it Snow?  (Oh, the weather outside is frightful, but the fire is so delightful)
  11. Bing Crosby had two gold records in 1942.  What were they?  (White Christmas and Silent Night)  
  12. What song contains the line “Somebody waits for you, kiss her once for me”?  (A Holly Jolly Christmas)
  13. What do the “angels we have heard on high” do through the night?  (sing sweetly)
  14. Complete the line from the song White Christmas:  “May your days be merry and ________.”  (bright)
  15. What does the child bring us in Bing Crosby’s Do You Hear What I Hear?  (Goodness and light)
  16. Who wrote the song White Christmas?  (Irving Berlin)
  17. What is the third line of the first verse to Up on the Housetop?  (Down through the chimney with lots of toys)
  18. What repeats the sounding joy in the Christmas carol Joy to the World?  (field and floods, rocks, hills and plains)
  19. What did Frosty do when they placed the magic hat on his head?  (He began to dance around)
  20. The lyrics "On every street corner you hear" appear in what song?  (Silver Bells)
  21. According to Perry Como, what can’t you beat for the holidays?  (Home Sweet Home)


    1. I am not such a Christmas fan, but I do like cold weather. It's a great idea to remind us that cooler days will come in a few months.
      3. Bah, humbug!
      17. Three plus Marley's ghost (not sure he counts).

    2. I use to love Christmas books, but last year for some reason, I didn't read ANY! I think I must remedy that with at least (1) this year. This looked like a fun quiz (especially since I now have seen the answers) LOL