Friday, August 5, 2011

Christmas Music Quiz

Sleigh bells ring, are you listening? . . . Are you feeling cooler yet?  No?  Then it's time for Part II of our "Let's Pretend It's Cold Outside" quiz.  Today's subject is Christmas music.  The answers to yesterday's movie/tv quiz are at the bottom of this post.  Good luck.
  1. In the song Jingle Bells, who was seated by my side a day or two ago?  
  2. I’m dreaming of a White Christmas with what?  
  3. What Christmas carol includes the following line: “When the snow lay round about, deep and crisp and even.”
  4. What country music group sang the song Christmas in Dixie?
  5. What event prompted Santa to ask Rudolph to guide his sleigh?
  6. In the Christmas song It’s Beginning to Look a Lot like Christmas, what do Janice and Jen want?  
  7. Who do we pretend the snowman is in Winter Wonderland?  
  8. Who sang the original 1946 version of The Christmas Song?  
  9. What do we see before us in the Christmas carol Deck the Halls?  
  10. What are the first two lines of the Christmas song Let it Snow?  
  11. Bing Crosby had two gold records in 1942.  What were they? 
  12. What song contains the line “Somebody waits for you, kiss her once for me”? 
  13. What do the “angels we have heard on high” do through the night?  
  14. Complete the line from the song White Christmas:  “May your days be merry and ________.”  
  15. What does the child bring us in Bing Crosby’s Do You Hear What I Hear?  
  16. Who wrote the song White Christmas?  
  17. What is the third line of the first verse to Up on the Housetop?  
  18. What repeats the sounding joy in the Christmas carol Joy to the World? 
  19. What did Frosty do when they placed the magic hat on his head?
  20. The lyrics "On every street corner you hear" appear in what song?  
  21. According to Perry Como, what can’t you beat for the holidays? 
Movie and TV Quiz Answers                                                               
  1. Who played Bing Crosby’s army buddy in the 1954 classic White Christmas?  (Danny Kaye)
  2. Who plays “the visitor” in the 1990 made-for-TV movie Guess Who’s Coming for Christmas?  (Beau Bridges)
  3. What famous dancer/actor/singer narrated the 1970 stop-motion classic Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town?   (Fred Astaire)
  4. What 1996 movie gave us the tagline:  "Two dads, one toy, no prisoners."  (Jingle All the Way)
  5. Who was the voice of Kris Kringle in the 1970 stop-motion classic Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town?  (Mickey Rooney)
  6. What two song-and-dance starts headline the 1942 classic Holiday Inn?  (Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire)
  7. Christmas Vacation portrays the antics of what silver screen family?  (The Griswolds)
  8. In the movie It’s a Wonderful Life, what did George dream of becoming?  (an architect)
  9. The song White Christmas was originally used in what movie?  (Holiday Inn)
  10. In It’s a Wonderful Life, what movie is playing at the theater in Bedford Falls?  (The Bells of St. Mary’s)
  11. 2008’s Four Christmases starred Reece Witherspoon and what actor?  (Vince Vaughan)
  12. Who played Dudley the Angel in the 1947 classic The Bishop’s Wife?  (Carry Grant)  
  13. Who played Dudley the Angel in the remake entitled The Preacher’s Wife?  (Denzel Washington)
  14. Who plays sceptical Susan in the original Miracle on 34th Street?  (Natalie Wood)
  15. Who is the voice of Sam the Snowman in the 1964 stop-animation classic Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer?  (Burl Ives)
  16. What 1994 movie gave us the tag-line:  “This Christmas, the snow hits the fan.”  (The Santa Clause)
  17. Who stars as Howard Langston in the movie Jingle All the Way? (Arnold Schwarzenegger)
  18. Who plays Bing Crosby's love interest in White Christmas?  (Rosemary Clooney)
  19. Who plays Clark Griswold in National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation?  (Chevy Chase)
  20. In the 1964 classic Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer, who wanted to be a dentist? (Hermie)
  21. Who narrated the TV children's classic Frosty the Snowman?  (Jimmy Durante)
  22. Who played the burglars in Home Alone?  (Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern)
  23. Where did Kevin's parents go for Christmas in Home Alone?  (France)
  24. In what town does It's A Wonderful Life take place?  (Bedford Falls)
  25. What does Ralphie want for Christmas in the movie A Christmas Story?  (An Official Red Ryder Carbon Action 200 Shot Range Model Air Rifle)
  26. What happens every time a bell rings in the Christmas classic It’s a Wonderful Life?  (An angel gets his wings)
How the Grinch Stole Christmas:
  1. What did the Grinch use as a substitute for a reindeer?  (his dog - Max)
  2. Where did the Grinch steal Christmas?  (Whoville)
  3. What was wrong with the Grinch's heart?  (It was two sizes too small)
A Charlie Brown Christmas
  1. Who played the dusty innkeeper?  (Pigpen)
  2. What does Charlie Brown set out to do?   (Find the true meaning of Christmas)
  3. How much money does Lucy charge for her psychiatric booth?  (5 cents)
  4. In the opening scene, what activity are the characters doing?  (ice scating)
  5. What does Lucy want for Christmas?  (real estate)
Bonus Questions:  
  1. Where does the Brady Bunch put their Christmas Tree?  (by the staircase.  Don't believe me?  Watch "The Voice of Christmas" episode.)
  2. Pictures (top to bottom) White Christmas, A Christmas Story, Santa Claus is Coming To Town, Rudolf The Red-Nosed Reindeer, and It's A Wonderful Life.


  1. I know all of them except #4 I think. Hope you're staying cool! I celebrate "Rudolph Day" every month on the 25th and work on crafts and gifts to set aside for Christmas so there's less of a crush at the last minute.

    Now I'm going to go look up that song...

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