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Christmas Decoder

Guess each short answer. Then combine the first letters of each answer to make a common Christmas quote.
Except for the quote, all the answers are a single word
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First submittedJune 2, 2015
Last updatedDecember 7, 2015
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Hint
Answer
T
Two ______ Doves
Turtle
W
I'm dreaming of a _____ Christmas
White
A
Popular Christmas tree topper
Angel
S
____ plum fairy
Sugar
T
Good _______ we bring, to you
and your kin
Tidings
H
Hall decker
Holly
E
Santa's helper
Elf
N
Tchaikovsky ballet
Nutcracker
I
There was no room at the ___
Inn
G
Six _____ a-laying
Geese
H
Jewish alternative to Christmas
Hanukkah
T
German for Christmas tree
Tannenbaum
B
Jesus's city of birth
Bethlehem
E
Scrooge's first name
Ebenezer
F
Gold, this, and myrrh
Frankincense
 
Hint
Answer
O
We three kings of _____ are
Orient
R
Notable reindeer
Rudolph
E
Popular holiday beverage
Eggnog
C
Gift for naughty children
Coal
H
King who ordered the death
of infants
Herod
R
What chestnuts do over an open fire
Roast
I
Frozen H20
Ice
S
Frosty and his ilk
Snowmen
T
Silvery Christmas tree decoraton
Tinsel
M
Jesus's crib
Manger
A
The period prior to Christmas
Advent
S
Santa's mode of transport
Sleigh
 
 
 
Christmas Quote
Twas the night before Christmas
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level 73
Jun 2, 2015
Ho Ho Holy moly that was fun.
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level 58
Aug 25, 2015
Ha ha holly that's funny. (Eh, the spelling doesn't work...but the pronunciation (mostly) does!)
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level 82
Jun 2, 2015
Easy (got 3 minutes left over, had to think about 2 for a bit I think). And a tad out of season?
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level 72
Jun 2, 2015
Ingenious quiz, enjoyed that! A wee spelling point: myrrh.
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level ∞
Jun 3, 2015
Fixed
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level 58
Aug 25, 2015
They brought Him gold and frankincense.......but wait! There's myrrh.
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level 58
Dec 5, 2015
Oh goodness. Just took this again since it was on the front page, and reading through the comments, saw ^ this one and thought, *groan* what a corny joke; who posted that?? Oh.....it was me. Well. Very funny, self.
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level 36
Dec 5, 2015
i dont get it
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level 71
Dec 5, 2015
It's a variation on the line used ad nauseam by infomercials when they offer you more junk to go with whatever it is they're selling: "But wait, there's more!" I happen to think the joke is pretty clever, but I have pretty low standards.
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level 76
Dec 7, 2015
I always love a pun, good or bad.
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level 27
Feb 4, 2016
yesss!!!
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level 83
Jun 3, 2015
It's like Christmas in June!
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level 55
Jun 3, 2015
Great idea! Love it! Can you add some spelling alternatives for Herod though?
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level 52
Nov 1, 2018
like what >> herald ? harold ?
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level 54
Feb 10, 2019
Yup. Got this one wrong because of spelling.
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level 57
Jun 3, 2015
That was a fun, quick quiz!
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level 41
Jul 3, 2015
Could you maybe accept a couple more spellings of frankincense
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level 77
Aug 11, 2015
It is easier if you cut it in two : frank- incense.
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level 82
Oct 3, 2015
The lyrics for 'We Wish You a Merry Christmas' are "...good tidings we bring to your and your KIN..." not 'king.'
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level ∞
Dec 7, 2015
Fixed
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level 50
Dec 5, 2015
For kicks, i tried twas the night before reading the questions lol. that felt good guessing it xD
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level 23
Dec 5, 2015
SameXD
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level 59
Dec 5, 2015
How about mulled wine as a festive drink, its what we have in the uk.
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level 35
Dec 5, 2015
But it needs to start with an E
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level 59
Dec 5, 2015
Hanukkah isn't a Jewish alternative for Christmas. Winter celebrations exist worldwide which fall on the time around the winter solstice, e.g. Yule in paganism and Saturnalia in ancient Rome. Also, H2O is spelled with an O instead of a 0 (zero).
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level 69
Dec 5, 2015
A little more leniency would be nice for the spelling of tannenbaum. Took me like 20 attempts.
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level 23
Dec 5, 2015
It said 'T' 'W' and 'A' and I got the quote from there...
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level 64
Dec 12, 2016
^^^
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level 49
Dec 5, 2015
Enjoyed this very much. Thank you. I got the quote quite early, typed it in and so the quiz gave me the letters that each of the subsequent answers began with, which helped a lot.
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level 59
Dec 5, 2015
Should be "H2O", not "H20".
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level 45
Dec 6, 2015
Whoops, I missed that I had to type in the quote at the end.
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level 67
Dec 6, 2015
Good tidings we bring, to you and your kin! Not your king!
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level 83
Dec 7, 2015
I had a glass of egg nog beside me while taking this one. Holiday spirit, check.
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level 38
Dec 7, 2015
I knew Tannenbaum but I couldn't spell it!
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level 34
Dec 8, 2015
we were totes epic
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level 27
Feb 4, 2016
is it cheating to do the quiz, fail, look at the answers, and do it again and get them all. I didn't get white, the quote, the king, or where the three kings came from>
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level 52
Nov 1, 2018
yes, but you don't get points for a second attempt.... at least none of the ones i redid gave me points...
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level 61
Sep 6, 2019
ofcourse you get points when you retake a quiz, well only if you did better obviously, you cant get more than 5 points per quiz, and if you sucked the first time and got 1 point, and equally sucked the 2nd time (not necessarily with the same answers) you would score 1 point again but that point is not added to your first one. So if you scored 1 point the first time, and perhaps score 4 points the next time, you get 3 more points added to your total.
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level 61
Sep 6, 2019
No it is not, unless you fail on purpose. If you have done your best the first time it is not cheating. Though you couldnt quite call it learning since you use your short term memory. I you really want to get yours points and truely have earned them wait atleast a week or two to retake them.

So cheating, if you didnt fail on purpose, no, but having truly earned the extra points, not really either.

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level 60
Oct 15, 2016
Um. What. Hanukkah is NOT Jewish Christmas. Not gonna get into why in a jetpunk comment section, but this is actually a legitimate issue for us (look up why saying this is bad), and super culturally insensitive.
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level 32
Dec 3, 2016
Good quiz, but maybe be a little more forgiving with the spelling of "frankincense." I tried about ten different combinations before finally getting it right. It's a tricky, rarely used word!
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level 14
Dec 14, 2016
NICE QUIZ
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level 51
Nov 2, 2017
Good quiz, though I don't think it is correct to say that Hanukkah is an alternative to Christmas since Hanukkah came about first. After all, Christianity came from the much older religion of Judaism, and when they made Christmas a holiday, moved the celebration of Jesus' birth from the summer (when he was actually born) to midwinter, so it would coincide with the pagan festival of Saturnalia. I know this sounds nit-picky, but perhaps a better hint would be: "Jewish holiday that takes place around the same time of year."
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level 61
Sep 6, 2019
I think it is how you read it, is it an alternative christmas no (it is not x-mas with a make-over), but is it alternative TO christmas, yes (it is another holiday to be celebrated at the same time instead of x-mas). Or maybe it is just me that sees a distinction between the two sentences.
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level 57
Nov 11, 2017
Can't believe after only guessing the T word I got the whole quote, first thing that popped into my head lol.
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level 28
Nov 30, 2017
I thought naughty children get a sack of potatoes…🥔
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level 61
Sep 6, 2019
They go in the sack
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level 79
Aug 12, 2018
I'm not Jewish (nor Christian), but I agree that calling Hanukkah a "Jewish alternative to Christmas" is a bit insensitive.
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level 40
Aug 26, 2018
I didn't get all of them but I got the quote
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level 72
Dec 5, 2018
A Tannenbaum is necessarily not a Christmas tree; it's a fir. A Christmas tree would be a "Weihnachtsbaum"
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level 61
Sep 6, 2019
We have Denneboom, but usually when it is used people mean it as a christmas tree, otherwse they would name the species of fir. But the actual word for x-mas tree is kerstboom. I guess we call it the latter when it is allready decorated and the former, when they are for sale. The species are spruce pine, or fir (there are more in the family but the others are never used as xmas trees like cedar)
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level 59
Apr 27, 2019
Tannenbaum is not German for Christmas tree. Christmas tree can be Weihnachtsbaum, Weihnachtstanne or whatever, but not Tannenbaum; yes, Christmas trees are Tannenbäume, but it's the same as writing "English for Christmas tree: conifer".
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level 61
Sep 6, 2019
Yay got 100% and turned lvl 59 :) I wouldnt have know herod if it wasnt for the H though. And actually I have no clue where I had that name stored haha. Cause I couldnt tell you much if you had ask me who is herod. I would have said: some roman? or someone from the bible?