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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Last updated: April 5, 2020
First submittedJune 2, 2015
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Hint
Answer
T
Two ______ Doves
Turtle
W
I'm dreaming of a _____ Christmas
White
A
One of the two most populuar
Christmas tree toppers
Angel
S
____ plum fairy
Sugar
T
Good _______ we bring, to you
and your kin
Tidings
H
Deck the halls with boughs of this
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 holiday that happens around
the same time
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 H2O
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 81
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 75
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 37
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 78
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 66
Dec 14, 2020
I had snow problem with it. As a matter of fact, I think you absolutely sleighed with that pun!
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Level 87
Jun 3, 2015
It's like Christmas in June!
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Level 54
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 58
Feb 10, 2019
Yup. Got this one wrong because of spelling.
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Level 39
Nov 30, 2020
How hard is it to spell Herod? If you know how to say it, you should know ow to spell it. :|
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Level 63
Dec 14, 2020
Harrod's ?
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Level 57
Jun 3, 2015
That was a fun, quick quiz!
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Level 45
Jul 3, 2015
Could you maybe accept a couple more spellings of frankincense
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Level 82
Aug 11, 2015
It is easier if you cut it in two : frank- incense.
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Level 86
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 61
Dec 24, 2020
Those are the original British lyrics
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Level 52
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 67
Dec 14, 2020
Busted! You literally commented underneath that you got TWA first! I don't believe reboot either... Merry Christmas!
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Level 60
Dec 5, 2015
How about mulled wine as a festive drink, its what we have in the uk.
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Level 70
Dec 14, 2020
The answer has to start with an "E" to form the Christmas quote.
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Level 71
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 74
Dec 12, 2016
^^^
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Level 61
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 45
Dec 6, 2015
Whoops, I missed that I had to type in the quote at the end.
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Level 68
Dec 6, 2015
Good tidings we bring, to you and your kin!

Not your king!

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Level 67
Dec 15, 2020
Poor king..
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Level 86
Dec 7, 2015
I had a glass of egg nog beside me while taking this one. Holiday spirit, check.
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Level 43
Dec 7, 2015
I knew Tannenbaum but I couldn't spell it!
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Level 40
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 67
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 67
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 38
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 61
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 67
Sep 6, 2019
They go in the sack
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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 67
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 78
Dec 14, 2020
We always cut a cedar for our Christmas tree when I was growing up. They are the only evergreens that grow in my area. Our children carried on the tradition, cutting one from our farm each year. After the kids left home I got tired of the mess and bought an artificial tree. Never regretted it.
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Level 61
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
Dec 14, 2020
A Tannenbaum is a fir tree. Christmas tree is either Christbaum or Wihnachtsbaum.
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Level 73
Dec 14, 2020
Tannenbaum can also be used to refer to a Weihnachtsbaum (Christmas tree).
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Level 61
Dec 14, 2020
No it can't, the Song is specifically about a fir.
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Level 75
Dec 14, 2020
The song is about a fir but if you say "Tannenbaum" you almost always mean a christmas tree. If you only meant fir you would say Tanne.
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Level 70
Dec 14, 2020
It's often used synonymously, yes, but it's still not the german word for christmas tree.

So the answer should either be changed or at least accept Weihnachtsbaum and Christbaum as type-ins.

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Level 57
Dec 14, 2020
Agree so much. Studied German for 5 years and didn't get that one as I only knew Weihnachtsbaum.
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Level 61
Dec 14, 2020
If someone were to tell me he/she bought a Tannenbaum, then I would interpret that as him buying specifically a fir tree. If however he only meant a christmas tree, and it was actually a pine or a spruce, then his statement would simply be wrong.
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Level 63
Dec 14, 2020
As a German I have to agree that the clue is not correct as written.
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Level 67
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?
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Level 43
Dec 22, 2019
Haha I figured out the phrase on the third letter :)
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Level 73
Dec 14, 2020
I've never heard of there being 'no room at the Inn', or the 'three kings of Orient'. I also didn't get 'angel' because I've never used it to top a Christmas tree (I usually use a staror some bells). Other than those I got everything.
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Level 70
Dec 14, 2020
"No room at the inn" is from the nativity story as told in Luke, specifically Luke 2:7.
And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.
This is from the King James translation specifically, which is where most of the common Bible phrases in English come from.

"We three kings of Orient are" is from a popular Christmas hymn written in the 1850s.

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Level 73
Dec 14, 2020
Oh I see!
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Level 73
Dec 14, 2020
I got the Christmas quote after the second letter!
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Level 37
Dec 14, 2020
"NO room at the inn is from Luke 2:6-7, in the Bible
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Level 37
Dec 14, 2020
and "3 kings of orient" is a song
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Level 57
Dec 14, 2020
There is a spelling mistake in the third clue ('populuar'). Other than that, excellent quiz!
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Level 47
Dec 14, 2020
My native tongue is German. We call our christmas trees either "Christbaum" (Austria) or "Weihnachtsbaum" (Germany) (idk about the Swiss). Tannenbaum basically just means fir tree (in general).
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Level 52
Dec 14, 2020
This quiz might not be so easy if you're not American or don't speak English as your first language. There are different habits and traditions in different countries.
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Level 60
Dec 14, 2020
I guessed "autumn" for the period prior to Christmas... but I guess that's Northern Hemisphere-centric.
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Level 44
Dec 15, 2020
Let's gooooo 100%!
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Level 37
Dec 15, 2020
Dec. 25 (supposedly), 0000 AD, Bethlehem, Judea, Herodian Kingdom

the supposed date and time of the first Christmas

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Level 80
Dec 15, 2020
Christianity never really claimed that Jesus was born on December 25. That date was chosen to celebrate Christ's birth in the 4th Century to coincide with the winter solstice on the Roman calendar. Jesus is believed to have been born around 4 BC.
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Level 37
Dec 17, 2020
bc means before Christ, so is he was born before himself, that doesnt add up
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Level 50
Dec 15, 2020
Saw T W A and got the phrase.
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Level 80
Dec 15, 2020
I got it at TW. There aren't many words that begin with TW.
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Level 55
Dec 16, 2020
Me angrily typing "Weihnachtsbaum" and then giving up xD I suppose my German is simultaniously too good and to bad for this quiz xD
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Level 37
Dec 17, 2020
merry early christmas