How Well Do You Know Your Holiday Classics?

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How Well Do You Know Your Holiday Classics? - Quiz

So you've seen "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" a hundred times. And by now, you think you can utter every line from "It's a Wonderful Life" by heart. But how well do you really know your holiday classics? We're about to find out. Our elves have been hard at work devising a holly-jolly trivia quiz tied to season TV specials and movies. So the challenge is on. Accept it if you dare. . .


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

     In "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer," the name of the elf who wants to be a dentist is

    • A.

      Herbie

    • B.

      Hermey

    • C.

      Henry

    • D.

      Toothy

    Correct Answer
    B. Hermey
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Hermey. In the story "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer," the name of the elf who wants to be a dentist is Hermey.

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  • 2. 

    The water pistol seen in "Rudolph" lives on the Island of Misfit Toys because it shoots what?

    • A.

      Egg nog

    • B.

      Jelly

    • C.

      Apple cider

    • D.

      Syrup

    Correct Answer
    B. Jelly
    Explanation
    In the movie "Rudolph", the water pistol lives on the Island of Misfit Toys because it shoots jelly. This suggests that the water pistol is considered a misfit toy because it does not shoot water like a regular water pistol would. Instead, it shoots jelly, which is an unexpected and unconventional choice for a water pistol. This aligns with the theme of the Island of Misfit Toys, where toys that are considered different or flawed are sent to live.

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  • 3. 

    In "A Christmas Story," Ralphie uses his special Little Orphan Annie decoder pin to reveal what secret message?

    • A.

      Always eat your Wheaties

    • B.

      Look both ways before crossing the street

    • C.

      Be sure to drink your Ovaltine

    • D.

      Don’t shoot your eye out with that Red Ryder BB gun

    Correct Answer
    C. Be sure to drink your Ovaltine
    Explanation
    In the movie "A Christmas Story," Ralphie uses his special Little Orphan Annie decoder pin to reveal the secret message "Be sure to drink your Ovaltine." This is the correct answer because in the movie, Ralphie is a fan of the Little Orphan Annie radio show and eagerly waits for the decoder pin to arrive. However, when he finally decodes the message, he is disappointed to find out that it is just an advertisement for Ovaltine, a popular brand of chocolate milk. This scene is a humorous moment in the movie and emphasizes Ralphie's disappointment.

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  • 4. 

    Of the following, who is not a character in "The Year Without a Santa Claus"

    • A.

      Jack Frost

    • B.

      Mother Nature

    • C.

      Jingle Bells

    • D.

      Jangle Bells

    Correct Answer
    A. Jack Frost
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Jack Frost. In the story "The Year Without a Santa Claus," Jack Frost is not a character. The other options, Mother Nature, Jingle Bells, and Jangle Bells, are all characters in the story.

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  • 5. 

    Who plays little Susan Walker in 1947’s "A Miracle on 34th Street"?

    • A.

      Shirley Temple

    • B.

      Natalie Wood

    • C.

      Elizabeth Taylor

    • D.

      Angela Lansbury

    Correct Answer
    B. Natalie Wood
    Explanation
    Natalie Wood plays little Susan Walker in the 1947 film "A Miracle on 34th Street."

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  • 6. 

    In "It’s a Wonderful Life," Clarence the Angel carries what book around with him:

    • A.

      "For Whom the Bell Tolls"

    • B.

      "The Night Before Christmas"

    • C.

      "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer"

    • D.

      "The Guardian Angel"

    Correct Answer
    C. "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer"
    Explanation
    Clarence the Angel carries "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" around with him in "It's a Wonderful Life". This book is a classic novel written by Mark Twain and follows the adventures of Tom Sawyer, a mischievous young boy growing up along the Mississippi River. This choice aligns with Clarence's character as he is portrayed as a kind and innocent angel, much like the adventurous and imaginative character of Tom Sawyer.

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  • 7. 

    What are the names of George and Mary Bailey’s children in "It’s a Wonderful Life"?

    • A.

      Tommy, Pete, Janie and Zuzu

    • B.

      Sammy, John, Lucy and Zuzu

    • C.

      Timmy, Jim, Sally and Zuzu

    • D.

      Billy, Jack, Deb and Zuzu

    Correct Answer
    A. Tommy, Pete, Janie and Zuzu
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Tommy, Pete, Janie and Zuzu. These are the names of George and Mary Bailey's children in the movie "It's a Wonderful Life".

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  • 8. 

    Who narrated the 1970 animated special "Santa Claus is Comin’ To Town"?

    • A.

      Burl Ives

    • B.

      Mickey Rooney

    • C.

      Fred Astaire

    • D.

      Jimmy Durante

    Correct Answer
    C. Fred Astaire
    Explanation
    Fred Astaire narrated the 1970 animated special "Santa Claus is Comin' To Town."

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  • 9. 

    In "Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas," what is the name of the Grinch’s dog?

    • A.

      Rex

    • B.

      Max

    • C.

      Muttley

    • D.

      Jim Carrey

    Correct Answer
    B. Max
    Explanation
    In "Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas," the Grinch's dog is named Max.

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  • 10. 

    The hilarious Grinch theme song claims that his brain is full of what?

    • A.

      Arsenic

    • B.

      Unwashed socks

    • C.

      Spiders

    • D.

      Termites

    Correct Answer
    C. Spiders
    Explanation
    The hilarious Grinch theme song claims that his brain is full of spiders. This implies that the Grinch's mind is filled with creepy crawlies, which adds to his eccentric and mischievous character. The mention of spiders in the song contributes to the overall humorous and whimsical tone of the Grinch story.

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  • 11. 

     In the film "White Christmas," the Columbia Inn is located in what state?

    • A.

      Vermont

    • B.

      Maine

    • C.

      Connecticut

    • D.

      Oregon

    Correct Answer
    A. Vermont
    Explanation
    In the film "White Christmas," the Columbia Inn is located in Vermont. This can be inferred from the context of the question, which asks for the state where the inn is located in the film. The other options (Maine, Connecticut, and Oregon) are not mentioned or associated with the inn in the film. Therefore, Vermont is the correct answer.

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  • 12. 

    Finish this line uttered by Linus in "A Charlie Brown Christmas": "Of all the Charlie Browns in the world, you’re ..."

    • A.

      "The only one who can take a wonderful holiday season and turn it into a problem."

    • B.

      "The one who is most clueless when it comes to buying a Christmas tree."

    • C.

      "The Charlie Browniest."

    • D.

      "The one who has the worst taste in shirts."

    Correct Answer
    C. "The Charlie Browniest."
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The Charlie Browniest." This answer captures the essence of Linus's statement in the movie. Linus is referring to Charlie Brown's unique ability to turn a joyful holiday season into a problem. The term "Charlie Browniest" implies that Charlie Brown is the epitome of his own character, emphasizing his tendency to face challenges and difficulties in a way that is characteristic of his personality.

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  • 13. 

    When Charlie Brown seeks psychiatric help from Lucy, she diagnoses him as having what disorder?

    • A.

      Blockheaditus

    • B.

      Bathmophobia

    • C.

      Pantophobia

    • D.

      Attention Deficit Disorder

    Correct Answer
    C. Pantophobia
    Explanation
    Pantophobia is the fear of everything, which aligns with the idea that Charlie Brown is seeking psychiatric help from Lucy. This disorder suggests that Charlie Brown is experiencing extreme anxiety and fear towards all aspects of life.

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  • 14. 

    Which of the following have not played some version of Scrooge in a TV or big-screen film?

    • A.

      Bill Murray

    • B.

      Henry Winkler

    • C.

      Susan Lucci

    • D.

      Carroll O’Connor

    Correct Answer
    D. Carroll O’Connor
    Explanation
    Carroll O'Connor is the correct answer because he has not played some version of Scrooge in a TV or big-screen film. The other options, Bill Murray, Henry Winkler, and Susan Lucci, have all portrayed Scrooge in various adaptations.

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  • 15. 

    When the title star of "Frosty the Snowman" comes to life, what are the first words he utters?

    • A.

      "Merry Christmas."

    • B.

      "Happy birthday."

    • C.

      "Joy to the world."

    • D.

      "I need to chill out."

    Correct Answer
    B. "Happy birthday."
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Happy birthday." When the title star of "Frosty the Snowman" comes to life, the first words he utters are "Happy birthday." This is a significant moment in the story as it signifies the magical transformation of a lifeless snowman into a living being. The phrase "Happy birthday" is also a reference to the fact that Frosty was brought to life by a magical hat, which was originally intended as a birthday gift for a child.

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  • 16. 

    What is the name of the girl who befriends Frosty?

    • A.

      Annie

    • B.

      Karen

    • C.

      Lisa

    • D.

      Cindy

    Correct Answer
    B. Karen
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Karen. In the story of Frosty the Snowman, Karen is the name of the girl who befriends Frosty.

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  • 17. 

    After performing his stage play in "Mr. Magoo’s Christmas Carol," our near-sighted codger does what?

    • A.

      Takes his bows and falls into the audience.

    • B.

      Crashes his car into a lamp post on the way home.

    • C.

      Destroys the theater’s set.

    • D.

      Rants at the critics who gave him bad reviews.

    Correct Answer
    C. Destroys the theater’s set.
    Explanation
    After performing his stage play in "Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol," our near-sighted codger destroys the theater's set. This suggests that his near-sightedness causes him to accidentally knock over or damage the props and scenery on stage.

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  • 18. 

     In the movie "Jingle all the Way," Arnold Schwarzenneger is desperately in search of what toy?

    • A.

      Turbo Man

    • B.

      Buzz Lightyear

    • C.

      Mega Muscle Man

    • D.

      A Maria Shriver action figure

    Correct Answer
    A. Turbo Man
    Explanation
    In the movie "Jingle all the Way," Arnold Schwarzenegger is desperately in search of the toy called Turbo Man. This is evident from the context of the question, where the options provided are all related to toys, and the correct answer is specifically mentioned as Turbo Man.

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  • 19. 

    In "The Polar Express," what is "the first gift of Christmas"?

    • A.

      A magical snow globe

    • B.

      A bell from Santa’s sleigh

    • C.

      An ornament made by elves

    • D.

      A train ticket to the North Pole

    Correct Answer
    B. A bell from Santa’s sleigh
    Explanation
    In "The Polar Express," the first gift of Christmas is a bell from Santa's sleigh. This is significant because only those who truly believe in the magic of Christmas can hear the bell ring. It symbolizes the spirit of Christmas and serves as a reminder of the importance of believing in the magic and wonder of the holiday season.

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  • 20. 

    In "Rugrats Chanukah," Angelica wants the babies to help her break out of the synagogue’s nursery to do what?

    • A.

      Watch grandpa Boris perform in a pageant

    • B.

      Go find Santa Claus

    • C.

      Discover the true "meanie" of the holiday

    • D.

      Steal a TV set

    Correct Answer
    D. Steal a TV set
    Explanation
    In the episode "Rugrats Chanukah," Angelica wants the babies to help her steal a TV set. This suggests that Angelica is mischievous and wants to do something against the rules. Stealing a TV set implies that Angelica is interested in material possessions and wants to have something that she doesn't currently have. This desire for material things might be a reflection of her character and her tendency to prioritize her own desires over the well-being of others.

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  • 21. 

    In "National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation," a disappointed Clark Griswold receives what instead of a huge holiday bonus?

    • A.

      Entry into the Jelly of the Month Club.

    • B.

      A supersized fruit cake.

    • C.

      A Marty Moose mug.

    • D.

      Tickets to Wally World.

    Correct Answer
    A. Entry into the Jelly of the Month Club.
    Explanation
    In "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation," Clark Griswold receives entry into the Jelly of the Month Club instead of a huge holiday bonus. This is a disappointment for him as he was expecting a financial reward. The Jelly of the Month Club is a subscription service where members receive a different flavor of jelly each month. This unexpected and underwhelming gift adds to the comedic elements of the movie.

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  • 22. 

    Name the rock star who joined Bing Crosby on "The Little Drummer Boy"/"Peace on Earth" in Crosby’s 1977 Christmas special.

    • A.

      John Lennon

    • B.

      Elton John

    • C.

      David Bowie

    • D.

      Mick Jagger

    Correct Answer
    C. David Bowie
    Explanation
    David Bowie joined Bing Crosby on "The Little Drummer Boy"/"Peace on Earth" in Crosby's 1977 Christmas special.

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