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The ABC’s of Christmas: Answers

The answers to the Christmas Quiz
 
A. A Christmas Carol O. Any of the following: O’ Christmas Tree, O’ Little Town of Bethlehem, O’ Holy Night
B. Boxing Day P. Poinsettia which is known as ‘Noche Buena’ or Christmas Eve in Mexico
C. Christmas Bells are calling Santa: ‘Santa, We need you today’. Q. Queen Victoria
D. Any of the following - Dasher, Dancer, Donner R. Ran Over. “Grandma got run over by a reindeer walking home from our house on Christmas Eve. You can say there’s no such thing as Santa, but as for me and Grandpa, we believe”
E. Eggnog S. Silent Night. Written by Joseph Mohr in 1816, it was introduced on Christmas Eve in 1818. It has since been translated into 300 languages.
F. Frumenty. It was a spiced porridge enjoyed by rich and poor. It is linked in legend to the Celtic god Dagda who stirred a porridge made of all the good things of the earth. T. Two front teeth. It was written by Donald Yetter Gardner who was a junior school teacher at the time. He noticed most of his students were missing at least one front tooth.
G. Grinch - from the book by Dr. Seuss ‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas’ U. Up on the housetop. Written in 1884 the lyrics are “Up on the house-top the reindeer pause, out jumps good old Santa Claus. Down through the chimney with lots of toys. All for the little ones, Christmas Joys. Ho,ho, ho!, Who wouldn’t go! Ho, ho. ho!, Who wouldn’t go! Up on the house-top click, click, click. Down through the chimney
with good Saint Nick”.
H. Holly Jolly Christmas - from the song ‘Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer’ by Burt Ives in 1964 V. Vixen
I. Icicles. Originally this type of tinsel was made from real strands of silver. However, only the wealthiest could afford it and it tarnished quickly. By the early 1900s silver tinsel was replaced by aluminium based tinsel. W. White. It was written by Irving Berlin in 1940 and made famous in the musical Holiday Inn in 1942
J. Jingle Bells X. Xmas
K. Kris Kringle Y. Yukon Cornelius. Yukon sings about finding silver and gold but in the end finds peppermint and is excited that he will have his own peppermint mine. He also know a thing or two about bumbles... they can’t swim, they like pork vs. reindeer
and they bounce.
L. Lords-a-Leaping  
M. Mistletoe  
N. Nutcracker - Composed in 1891 by Tchaikovsky