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Sunday, December 20, 2009

Snow, Snow Let it Snow

I was watching the news and everyone north of us got snow but not us! I remember the 18 inches we got in 1964... I think it was 64 but maybe it was 63 hummmmm I'll have to check on that. I write a monthly article for the Kidsville paper here in Florence. December's Knowledge Power was Christmas trivia. See how many you can get right. I'll post the answers tomorrow.

Christmas Trivia

I hope each you have a wonderful holiday season and that all your dreams come true in 2010. Here’s a fun Christmas trivia about Christmas songs and movies.

1. Who wrote the poem “Twas the night before Christmas” in 1822?
A. William Shakespeare
B. Clement Clarke Moore
C. Mark Twain
D. Robert Frost

2. In the 1969 TV show, “Frosty the Snowman”, the snowman comes to life when the children place a magic hat on his head. Who did the hat belong to?
A. Santa Claus
B. Hocus Pocus
C. Professor Hinkle
D. The teacher

3. Blue Christmas was first song by Ernest Tubb in 1948 but hit number one on the charts when this person recorded it in 1957. Who was this person?
A. Perry Como
B. Bing Crosby
C. The Beatles
D. Elvis Presley

4. Who was the first person to sing “Frosty the Snowman”?
A. Roy Rogers
B. Gene Audry
C. Bing Crosby
D. Willie Nelson

5. It’s a Wonderful Life, released in 1946, is the story of George Bailey’s life and he gets help from a guardian angel named….?
A. Harry
B. Fred
C. Clarence
D. Charles

6. Released May 2, 1947, Miracle on 34th Street became an instant hit. Edmund Gwenn won an Academy Award for best actor in a supporting role. Who was he in the movie?
A. Santa Clause
B. Mr. Gimbel
C. Mr. Macy
D. Fred Gailey, the attorney

7. Irving Berlin wrote White Christmas in 1941. Who sung it for the first time on Christmas Day 1941?
A. Bing Crosby
B. Jim Reed
C. Perry Como
D. Frank Sinatra

8. In the 1996 movie “Jingle All the Way” what was Arnold Schwarzenegger looking for on Christmas Eve?
A. Tickle Me Elmo
B. Turbo Man
C. Terminator Man
D. Buster the Sidekick

9. In “A Christmas Story” release November 18, 1983, what does Ralphie Parker want for Christmas?
A. A Red Ryder BB gun
B. A new bike
C. A Street Skateboard
D. A dog

10. In Dr. Seuss Christmas story “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”, the main character The Grinch has only one companion, his faithfully dog. What is the dog’s name?
A. Cindy Lou
B. Holly
C. Max
D. Trash Can

11. This song written by James Lord Pierpont and released on September 16, 1857 was intended to be a Thanksgiving song but became a favorite of children to sing at Christmas time. What is the song’s title?
A. Winter Wonderland
B. Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire
C. Deck the Halls
D. Jingle Bells

12. Charles Dickens wrote “A Christmas Carol” which was published December 19, 1843. In the story, ghosts visit Ebenezer Scrooge. Who was the first ghost?
A. Jacob Marley
B. The Ghost of Christmas Pass
C. The Ghost of Christmas Present
D. The Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come

Word for today: patience --good-natured tolerance of delay or incompetence

I'm trying to be patience with the children playing phase 10 in the kitchen when it's past my bedtime. :)

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