Thursday, August 4, 2011

Christmas Movie and TV Quiz

The sun is shining, the grass is green, the orange and palm trees sway. . .   We don't actually have orange or palm trees on Green Acres, but the sun is definitely shining and the grass is so green it needs mowed every other day.  Those opening bars of the holiday classic White Christmas (click here for complete lyrics) kept running through my head as I rode the mower around and around and around, and wiped the sweat from my eyes, and swatted the bugs . . . but I am longing to be up north.  So for the next few days - because I'm tired of heat and humidity, and because we're past the half-way point in the year, and because my sister-in-law gave me a Christmas trivia game, and because I'm a self-confessed Christmas Fruitcake - I'm giving you a chance to pretend it's December and test your Christmas knowledge.  Not your knowledge of the actual Nativity story, but your knowledge of the 1.) movies and tv shows, 2.) music and 3.) books that I love.  The answers to each day's quiz will be revealed the following day.  We're starting with Movies and TV shows: 
  1. Who played Bing Crosby’s army buddy in the 1954 classic White Christmas?  
  2. Who plays “the visitor” in the 1990 made-for-TV movie Guess Who’s Coming for Christmas?  
  3. What famous dancer/actor/singer narrated the 1970 stop-motion classic Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town?   
  4. What 1996 movie gave us the tagline:  "Two dads, one toy, no prisoners."  
  5. Who was the voice of Kris Kringle in the 1970 stop-motion classic Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town?
  6. What two song-and-dance stars headlined the 1942 classic Holiday Inn?  
  7. Christmas Vacation portrays the antics of what silver screen family?  
  8. In the movie It’s a Wonderful Life, what did George dream of becoming?  
  9. The song White Christmas was originally used in what movie?  
  10. In It’s a Wonderful Life, what movie is playing at the theater in Bedford Falls?  
  11. 2008’s Four Christmases starred Reece Witherspoon and what actor? 
  12. Who played Dudley the Angel in the 1947 classic The Bishop’s Wife?  
  13. Who played Dudley the Angel in the 1996 remake entitled The Preacher’s Wife?  
  14. Who plays sceptical Susan in the original Miracle on 34th Street?  
  15. Who is the voice of Sam the Snowman in the 1964 stop-animation classic Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer? 
  16. What 1994 movie gave us the tag-line:  “This Christmas, the snow hits the fan.”  
  17. Who stars as Howard Langston in the movie Jingle All the Way
  18. Who plays Bing Crosby's love interest in White Christmas?  
  19. Who plays Clark Griswold in National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
  20. In the 1964 classic Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer, who wanted to be a dentist? 
  21. Who narrated the TV children's classic Frosty the Snowman?  
  22. Who played the burglars in Home Alone?  
  23. Where did Kevin's parents go for Christmas in Home Alone?  
  24. In what town does It's A Wonderful Life take place?  
  25. What does Ralphie want for Christmas in the movie A Christmas Story?  
  26. What happens every time a bell rings in the Christmas classic It’s a Wonderful Life?  

From my favorite Christmas show - How the Grinch Stole Christmas:
  1. What did the Grinch use as a substitute for a reindeer?  
  2. Where did the Grinch steal Christmas?  
  3. What was wrong with the Grinch's heart?  

From my other favorite Christmas show - A Charlie Brown Christmas
  1. Who played the dusty innkeeper?  
  2. What does Charlie Brown set out to do?   
  3. How much money does Lucy charge for her psychiatric booth?  
  4. In the opening scene, what activity are the characters doing? 
  5. What does Lucy want for Christmas?

Bonus Questions:  
  1. Where does the Brady Bunch put their Christmas Tree?
  2. Can you match the images in this post with their Christmas movie or tv show?  (The Grinch and Charlie Brown are gimme's.)


  1. Hi!
    Great idea. But I'm not up to par on names. The only ones I know for sure are the White Christmas movie. Danny Kaye and Bing Crosby. Thanks for stopping by my place. Have a great day!

    Just Books

  2. Fun, I know most of the answers. I love Christmas movies. I wish I had time to play!