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?
Saint Nicholas
Kris Kringle
Mister Merry
Father Christmas
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
The Nutcracker
Rudolph's Romance
Mr. and Mrs. Claus
3. In what decade was the song "Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town" first released?
1950s
1910s
1970s
1930s
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 Carrot
A Parsnip
"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
Black
Green
White
6. Which of these is not one of Santa's reindeers?
Vixen
Blitzen
Gonner
Comet
7. What is Scrooge's first name?
Martin
Maxwell
Ebenezer
Donald
8. In what continent did the Christmas tree originate?
Africa
Europe
North America
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
Bright
White
Warm
According to Bing Crosby's song "White Christmas"
10. Which of these is not a way of saying Merry Christmas?
Fröhlicher Schneetag
Feliz Navidad
Mele Kalikimaka
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?
1600s
1700s
1800s
1900s
12. Which country did the proceeds from Bob Geldof's original "Do They Know It's Christmas?" in 1984 go to?
Libya
Uganda
Angola
Ethiopia
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?
Michael Gambon
Tim Allen
Tom Hanks
Richard Attenborough
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
256
400
182
For a good explanation why, see here.
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