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Christmas quiz

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How much do you really know about Christmas? Take this true or false quiz to find out!

  1. President-elect Trump made Thanksgiving one week earlier to extend the Christmas season.

T/F

  1. White Christmas is the best selling Christmas song of all time.

T/F

  1. Scrooge’s partner’s name is Bob Marley.

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  1. Rudolph is not mentioned in “Twas the Night Before Christmas.”

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  1. Oklahoma was the last U.S. state to declare Christmas a legal holiday, in 1993.

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  1. The song White Christmas was originally sung in the movie “White Christmas.”

T/F

  1. President Teddy Roosevelt, an environmentalist, banned Christmas trees from the White House in 1901.

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  1. During the Christmas season, nearly 28 sets of LEGO are sold every second.

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  1. Many popular Christmas songs, such as “White Christmas,” “Winter Wonderland,” “Christmas Song,” “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” and “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” were written or co-written by Jews.

T/F

  1. Poinsettias originated in Brazil.

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  1. The first Christmas postage stamp was issued in the United States in 1845.

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  1. The first printed reference to a Christmas tree was in 1531 in Australia.

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  1. Approximately 80 million real (living) Christmas trees are sold each year in the U.S.

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  1. Early illustrations of St. Nicholas make him out to be a stern symbol of discipline rather than the jolly, overweight elf that children know today.

T/F

  1. One of the most popular Christmas songs, “Jingle Bells” was actually written for Thanksgiving.

T/F

  1. People in Austria dress up as the Christmas demon Krampus to scare bad children.

T/F

  1. Alaska was the first state to recognize Christmas as an official holiday. This tradition began in 1836.

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  1. In Indiana banana trees are decorated instead of pine trees.

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  1. Friday after Thanksgiving is the busiest shopping day of the year.  

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  1. Christmas trees in Ukraine are decorated with fake spider webs.

T/F

 

Answers:

  1. False
  2. True
  3. False
  4. True
  5. False
  6. False
  7. True
  8. True
  9. True
  10. False
  11. False
  12. False
  13. False
  14. True

  15. True
  16. True
  17. False
  18. False
  19. False
  20. True

 

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