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  • What do you call Santa Claus in Spanish?
    Papa Noel
  • How many points does a snowflake traditionally have?
    Six
  • How many reindeer drive Santa Claus’ sleigh?
    Nine
  • How do you say “Merry Christmas” in Spanish?
    Feliz Navidad
  • In the carol, “Jingle Bells,” what kind of a sleigh is mentioned?
    “A one-horse open sleigh”
  • Who was the author of "A Christmas Carol"?
    Charles Dickens
  • Every elf has this ornament on the tip of their shoes. What is it?
    Bell
  • Which country has a tradition of a witch dropping gifts for children through the chimney at Christmas?
    Italy
  • Who once stole Christmas?
    The Grinch
  • According to the Holy Bible, Jesus Christ was born in a ___________.
    Stable
  • Which is the most popular ornament used to place at the top of the Christmas tree?
    Angel
  • Red and green are the two colors most associated with Christmas. Which are the two other colors, according to Christmas holiday trivia, that are also extremely popular in this season?
    Gold and silver.
  • Two of the reindeers are named after weather phenomenon. Name the reindeer.
    Donner and Blitzen
  • Everyone is familiar with the mistletoe tradition. What is the color of the berries of the plant?
    White
  • Which country gifts the Christmas tree that is placed at the Trafalgar Square in London, according to Christmas tradition?
    Norway
  • Which of these was not a gift given by the ‘Wise Men’ to Baby Jesus – gold, silver, myrrh, or frankincense?
    silver
  • Traditionally, kids leave out snacks for Santa Claus. What are these snacks?
    Cookies and milk.
  • How many ghosts are there in A Christmas Carol?
    four
  • What are the gifts that the Three Wise Men gave baby Jesus, according to Christmas history?
    Gold, Myrrh, and Frankincense
  • Should you believe me when I say that once upon a time, Christmas celebrations were banned in England?
    YES
  • Which is the most famous Christmas ballet of all time?
    The Nutcracker
  • What is the name of Ebenezer Scrooge’s partner, from the play, A Christmas Carol?
    Jacob Marley
  • What two phrases will you almost always find on Christmas gift tags?
    To and From
  • Which country was the first to use the tradition of Christmas trees?
    Germany
  • Which country follows the tradition to light candles on the graves of relatives on Christmas Eve?
    Finland
  • What is the first name of Scrooge, the principal character of the novel, A Christmas Carol?
    Ebenezer
  • Traditions of Christmas around the world will tell you that Santa Claus is known by many names. What is the French name for Santa Claus?
    Pere Noel
  • Canada, The U.K., and most other Commonwealth countries officially celebrate the day after Christmas as what holiday?
    Boxing Day
  • Who invented electric Christmas lights? When?
    Thomas Edison in 1880
  • How does Santa Claus go back up the chimney to continue his journey of delivering gifts?
    He places his finger on the side of his nose, gives a smile and a nod.
  • What are the names of Santa's Reindeers? (Name at least 4.)
    Blitzen, Comet, Cupid, Dasher, Prancer, Vixen, Dancer, and Donner