Marjorie JamesChristmas is replete with traditions, including ones associated with music, agriculture, religion, and history. We are very familiar with the “facts” surrounding Christmas. Below is a trivia quiz; have fun with it, and you may learn something you did not know you did not know! The answers are listed at the bottom of the quiz, but do not cheat. Santa is still making his lists!

1. Of all the popular Christmas songs, which is the most popular Christmas single of all time: “Silver Bells”, “Away in a Manger”, “White Christmas”, or Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer?

2. The Little Drummer Boy kept time. Which two animals accompanied him: lamb, cow, pig, or ox?

3. Jesus was born: in Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Nazareth, or Boston?

4. What color are mistletoe berries: red, green, white, or brown?

5. How many wise men visited Jesus after following the star: six, one, three, or not known?

6. What does a candy cane represent, according to its creator: a walking cane, shepherd’s staff, golf club, or a convenient shape for hanging?

7. Which holiday is the biggest travel day of the year: Thanksgiving, Christmas, Mother’s Day, or Spring Break?

8. Where was Jesus when the Wise Men came to see him: house, manger, inn, or barn?

9. What was the first state to recognize Christmas as an official holiday: Alabama, New York, Oklahoma, Virginia?

10. From the above list, which state was the last one to recognize Christmas as an official holiday?


1. White Christmas

2. lamb and ox

3. Bethlehem

4. white

5. not known. There were three gifts, but there is no mention of how many wise men were giving them.

6. shepherd’s staff

7. Thanksgiving

8. in a house. He was probably one to two years old.

9. Alabama

10. Oklahoma

MERRY CHRISTMAS to all, and to all a good night!

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