What? You say you’re a Christmas expert? You actually know valuable information like when tinsel was invented? Then test that knowledge by answering the following questions. After you’re done, check your answers down below. See how many you got right.
No fair peeking at the answers ahead of time. If you do, Santa will leave coal in your crisper. Not a nice thing.
1. What year was the poem, “The Night Before Christmas”, by Clement Clark Moore, published?
A. 1822 B. 1876 C. 1901 D. 1923
2. Which two Bible books tell the nativity story?
A. Luke, John B. Matthew, Luke C. Matthew, Mark D. Paul, Luigi
3. In the TV Special, “A Charlie Brown’s Christmas”, what did Lucy want for Christmas?
4. What was John the Baptist’s mom’s name?
A. Priscilla B. Elizabeth C. Sarah D. Mrs. Baptist
5. What was the name of George Bailey’s hometown in “It’s a Wonderful Life”?
6. Who told the wise men to find the baby Jesus and bring word back to him?
A. Herod B. Jay Leno C. Caesar D. Joseph (He went for a walk after JESUS was born, and got kind of lost)
8. What did my true love give me on the ninth day of Christmas?
9. Jesus was born in Bethlehem, but where did Mary and Joseph come from?
A. Jerusalem B. Nazareth C. Jericho D. Egypt
NO PEEKING! GET YOUR ANSWERS STRAIGHT BEFORE READ ON.
Are you ready for the answers? Here they are.
1. A. 1822! Yes, that’s right. It’s that old. This poem was a Christmas Eve favorite at our house. My kids always wondered about the “Threw up the sash” part. What in the world is sash? And why did it make the fella sick?
2. B. Matthew and Luke. The other two Gospels begin at different times in Jesus’ life. Mark begins his story with the baptism of Jesus. John takes us all the way back to the beginning, pointing us go the deity of Jesus.
3. The young girl was smart. The answer- Real Estate.
4. Though I really like the answer “Mrs. Baptist”, the real answer is B. Elizabeth.
5. Bedford Falls. So just like George Bailey, you should run around your neighborhood on Christmas Eve, shouting, MERRY CHRISTMAS, BEDFORD FALLS! I do this every year. The neighbors love it! They even call the police to give me an escort. Isn’t that nice of them?
6. A. Herod. The man was insane. His motivation for seeking the King of kings was murder! Thankfully, God warned the wisemen to head for the hills!
7. That cute little pup’s name was Max.
8. If your answer was Nine ladies dancing, you’re wrong! Look at what the song says. “On the ninth day of Christmas my true love gave to me Nine ladies dancing, eight maids a-milking, seven swans a-swimming, six geese a-laying, five golden rings, four calling birds, three French hens, two turtle dove, and a partridge in a pear tree.”
9. B. Nazareth
10. 1954. It’s a classic, well worth watching. I always tear up a little in the last scene.
That’s all she wrote. Tally up your correct answers. We asked Rudolph to come up with a scale to measure your Christmas know-how.
If you got-
10 Answers Correct, but you looked them up on the internet, or asked your mother for help. Bad. bad, bad. Santa says that’s like cheating off someone else’s paper on a test.
0 Answers Correct, you deserve coal in your crisper.
1 to 3 Answers Correct, you’re a Christmas Elf- Fourth Class. You gotta try harder.
4 to 6 Answers Correct, Hurray! Get yourself some figgie pudding and eggnog. You’re on the way to Christmas Quiz Greatness.
7 to 8 Answers Correct, you are so good, you can add a slice of fruit cake to the egg nog and figgie pudding.
9 Answers Correct, you are an Elf-First Class!
A Perfect Score. Wow! You deserve a ride on Santa’s sleigh!
So how did you do? Leave a comment and let me know.