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Jingle Me This: Just How Much Do You Know About Beloved Christmas TV Specials?

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By Scott D. Pierce, The Salt Lake Tribune It’s that time of year when you’re getting the shopping done, putting up the tree and watching the traditional Christmas TV specials, such as "Rudolph," "Frosty," "The Grinch," and more. But how well do you know your Christmas TV specials? Here’s a little quiz to check your knowledge.

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Who provided the voice of the title character in “Olive, the Other Reindeer”? 
    • A. 

      Kate Hudson

    • B. 

      Drew Barrymore

    • C. 

      Reese Witherspoon

    • D. 

      Brittany Murphy

  • 2. 
    What is the most-watched TV Christmas special of all time? 
    • A. 

      "Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer"

    • B. 

      "How the Grinch Stole Christmas"

    • C. 

      "The Bob Hope Christmas Special"

    • D. 

      "Santa Claus is Comin' to Town"

  • 3. 
    Jules Styne and Bob Merrill, who wrote the songs for “Mr. Magoo’s Christmas Carol,” also collaborated on the songs for what Broadway hit that later became a movie? 
    • A. 

      "Gypsy"

    • B. 

      "Bye Bye Birdie"

    • C. 

      "The Music Man"

    • D. 

      "Funny Girl"

  • 4. 
    All of the original stars of “The Brady Bunch” returned for “A Very Brady Christmas” except one? Who was it? 
    • A. 

      Eve Plumb

    • B. 

      Susan Olsen

    • C. 

      Maureen McCormick

    • D. 

      Ann B. Davis

  • 5. 
    Which star of “The Golden Girls” appeared in “The Star Wars Holiday Special”? 
    • A. 

      Beatrice Arthur

    • B. 

      Rue McClanahan

    • C. 

      Estelle Getty

    • D. 

      Betty White

  • 6. 
    Which show has aired at least once a year, since 1964, giving it the longest uninterrupted run of any Christmas TV special? 
    • A. 

      "A Charlie Brown Christmas"

    • B. 

      "Frosty the Snowman"

    • C. 

      "Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer"

    • D. 

      "How the Grinch Stole Christmas"

  • 7. 
    Which of the following isn’t a Peanuts holiday special? 
    • A. 

      "It's Christmastime Again, Charlie Brown"

    • B. 

      "Charlie Brown's Christmas Tales"

    • C. 

      "I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown"

    • D. 

      "Have a Holly, Jolly Christmas, Charlie Brown"

  • 8. 
    What do the Grinch and Frankenstein’s monster have in common?
    • A. 

      They both hate Christmas

    • B. 

      They both dislike loud noises

    • C. 

      Mobs want to kill them

    • D. 

      They were both played by Boris Karlof

  • 9. 
    In “A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All,” Stephen Colbert sang with which of these stars? 
    • A. 

      Jon Stewart

    • B. 

      Elvis Costello

    • C. 

      Toby Keith

    • D. 

      Willie Nelson

    • E. 

      John Legend

    • F. 

      All of the above

  • 10. 
    What is the name of the rabbit in “Frosty the Snowman”? 
    • A. 

      Peter

    • B. 

      Flopsy

    • C. 

      Hocus Pocus

    • D. 

      Benjamin Bunny

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