Christmas Trivia 3 … Do you know the answers?

Christmas is just around the corner.  The lines at the store have gotten longer.  Traffic is crazy.  The hustle and bustle of the season abound.

With everything that is going on, I cannot help but to think of how blessed I am on a personal level. Is everything perfect in my life?  NOPE, not at all.  But I am overwhelmed and thankful by the thoughts of how wonderful it is to have a warm home, loving wife, loving family, food on the table, clean water to drink, freedom (that wasn’t free), the ability to take a breath, to be able to walk and communicate.

One thing is for sure, I am very appreciative of everything that I have been blessed with.  I am thankful for the sacrifices that my parents have made for me, and a wife that puts up with me. I am thankful for the soldiers that protect our country on a daily basis.

I look forward to spending time with my family and friends this Christmas. Nothing is more special than spending time with those you love, and with those who love you. Staci has always said that children spell love “TIME”. I am sure that a lot of us spell it the same way. Take some “TIME” and spend it with those you love.

Finally, I know that for some, this is a very tough time of year. My prayer is you will be surrounded by family and friends that will help take the sting out of the season. May you reflect fondly on the past, while forgiving the hurts that are there too.

[stextbox]“Learn from the past, set vivid, detailed goals for the future, and live in the only moment of time over which you have any control: now.”  Denis Waitley [/stextbox]

OK… now on with the DIFFICULT Trivia!

1. What Christmas plant is “Viscum” used to label:

  1. Mistletoe
  2. Holly
  3. Ivy
  4. Sage

2. The name of Scrooge’s dead business partner:

  1. James Willcot
  2. John Mantis
  3. Jacob Marely
  4. Jimmy Booth

3. Which author made the remark “I gave them for Dinner a Piece of rost Beef and plumb
Puddings – and after dinner half a Pint of strong Beer apiece. “:

  1. Philip Larkin
  2. James Woodforde
  3. Samuel Johnson
  4. Evelyn Waugh

4. Who tried to steal Christmas from the “Whos of Whoville” in the 1966 cartoon based
on the Dr. Seuss Story?:

  1. The Grinch
  2. The Snowman
  3. Hattie Jacques
  4. Ian Holm

5. What was the film called in which Peter Auty sang Walking in the Air?:

  1. The Grinch
  2. The Snowman
  3. Hattie Jacques
  4. Ian Holm

6. What Christmas food is made from “marsh-whorts”:

  1. Stuffing
  2. Sweet Potatos
  3. Marshmellows
  4. Cranberry sauce

7. Which ocean is Christmas Island in:

  1. Pacific Ocean
  2. Atlantic Ocean
  3. Indian Ocean
  4. Arctic Ocean

8. Who wrote the poem, “The Cultivation of Christmas Trees”:

  1. Paul Thereaux
  2. Walt Whitman
  3. James Joyce
  4. T S Eliot

9. Which continent is the turkey from:

  1. South America
  2. North America
  3. Europe
  4. Australia

10. In which author’s novel is it “always winter but never Christmas”:

  1. C S Lewis
  2. John Masefield
  3. Jacob Marley
  4. Sherlock Homes


Answers Below


Question 1: The correct answer is the a) Mistletoe.
Question 2: The correct answer is c) Jacob Marely.
Question 3: The correct answer is b) James Woodforde.
Question 4: The correct answer is a)The Grinch.
Question 5: The correct answer is b) The Snowman.
Question 6: The correct answer is d) Cranberry sauce.
Question 7: The correct answer is c) Indian Ocean.
Question 8: The correct answer is d) T S Eliot.
Question 9: The correct answer is b) North America.
Question 10: The correct answer is a) C S Lewis.