Christmas Multiple Choice

Can you answers these multiple choice questions about Christmas?
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1. Which of these is not an alternative name for Santa Claus?
Kris Kringle
Saint Nicholas
Father Christmas
Mister Merry
Father Christmas is often used in UK, Saint Nicholas in Europe and Kris Kringle was popularised in US movies, as well as having German origins.
2. Which of the following is a famous Christmas Ballet?
Snowtime in New York
Mr. and Mrs. Claus
Rudolph's Romance
The Nutcracker
3. In what decade was the song "Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town" first released?
1970s
1910s
1930s
1950s
The song was first sung on Eddie Cantor's radio show in November 1934.
4. What is Frosty the Snowman's nose made of? (According to the song)
A Rock
A Button
A Parsnip
A Carrot
"Frosty the Snowman, was a jolly happy soul, With a corn cob pipe and a button nose, and two eyes made of coal."
5. What color is the Grinch?
Yellow
White
Black
Green
6. Which of these is not one of Santa's reindeers?
Vixen
Gonner
Blitzen
Comet
7. What is Scrooge's first name?
Ebenezer
Donald
Martin
Maxwell
8. In what continent did the Christmas tree originate?
Africa
North America
Europe
Asia
Modern Christmas trees emerged in western Germany during the 16th century, read more here
9. What kind of Christmas is Bing Crosby dreaming of?
Snowy
Warm
White
Bright
According to Bing Crosby's song "White Christmas"
10. Which of these is not a way of saying Merry Christmas?
Mele Kalikimaka
Fröhlicher Schneetag
Feliz Navidad
Joyeux Noël
The other 3 are Hawaiian, Spanish and French. Fröhlicher Schneetag is German for "Merry Snowday", not Christmas!
11. In what century was "A Christmas Carol", by Charles Dickens, published?
1800s
1700s
1900s
1600s
12. Which country did the proceeds from Bob Geldof's original "Do They Know It's Christmas?" in 1984 go to?
Uganda
Ethiopia
Angola
Libya
The money raised helped anti-famine efforts in Ethiopia, read more here.
13. What kind of nuts are typically roasting on an open fire?
Pecans
Peanuts
Walnuts
Chestnuts
As sung in "The Christmas Song", popularised by Nat King Cole.
14. Which of these actors has not played Santa Claus in a movie?
Richard Attenborough
Tom Hanks
Tim Allen
Michael Gambon
Richard Attenborough was in "Miracle on 34th Street", Tim Allen was in "The Santa Claus" and Tom Hanks played Santa (among many other characters) in "The Polar Express".
15. In the song, "The Twelve Days of Christmas" how many gifts are sent?
364
182
400
256
For a good explanation why, see here.
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