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#1 Kanyon71  OFFLINE  

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Posted Oct 18, 2018 - 8:27 am

The person who correctly answers the question will then post a question of their own.

 

Question: In what year did illustrator Haddon Sundblom first design and use the modern day Santa Claus image for the Coca Cola company?



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Posted Oct 18, 2018 - 9:10 am

1931


What year was the first Rockefeller Christmas Tree put up ?

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Posted Oct 18, 2018 - 9:38 am

1931

When did the nutcracker ballet originate?

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Posted Oct 18, 2018 - 9:45 am

December 18,1892


What popular holiday song was written during the Cuban missile crisis and was a plea for peace ?

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Posted Oct 18, 2018 - 11:13 am

Do you Hear What I Hear

 

In what modern day country was Saint Nicholas Born?



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Posted Oct 18, 2018 - 12:08 pm

Turkey

 

The French word “Noel” is often used around Christmas, but what was its original meaning in Latin?  (I always thought it meant "good news". Learned something new today :))



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Posted Oct 18, 2018 - 12:28 pm

Noel today means Christmas, Christmas carol, Christmas Season, etc.  However, the original Latin meaning was natal meant Birth or Birthday.

 

 

 

What was the first song to be broadcast from space in 1965? Hint.....its a Christmas Carol



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Posted Oct 18, 2018 - 2:47 pm

Jingle Bells

 

What are the names of the Three Wise men?



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Posted Oct 19, 2018 - 4:33 am

Jingle Bells

 

What are the names of the Three Wise men?

 

Balthazar, Gaspar, and Melchior

 

What was the poem “Twas the Night Before Christmas” originally titled?



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Posted Oct 19, 2018 - 5:06 am

Answer: A Visit From St. Nicholas

 

Question: When was the first known candy cane made?



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Posted Oct 19, 2018 - 6:55 am

Answer: A Visit From St. Nicholas

 

Question: When was the first known candy cane made?

Answer : 1874 ? 

 

Question: What political cartoonist is largely responsible for defining what the modern Santa Claus looks like?



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Posted Oct 19, 2018 - 6:59 am

Answer : 1874 ? 

 

Question: What political cartoonist is largely responsible for defining what the modern Santa Claus looks like?

It was actually 1670 in Germany. :)



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Posted Oct 22, 2018 - 6:15 am

It was actually 1670 in Germany. :)

Answer: Thomas Nast

 

Question: In A Charlie Brown Christmas who plays the inn keeper in the Christmas play?



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Posted Oct 22, 2018 - 6:32 am

Answer: Thomas Nast

 

Question: In A Charlie Brown Christmas who plays the inn keeper in the Christmas play?

 

Answer:  Pig Pen

 

Question: From which country does the poinsettia plant originate?  

 

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Posted Oct 22, 2018 - 7:12 am

 

Answer:  Pig Pen

 

Question: From which country does the poinsettia plant originate?  

 

 

 

 

Answer: Mexico

 

Question: What Christmas decoration is actually a parasite?



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Posted Oct 22, 2018 - 9:34 am

Answer: Mexico

 

Question: What Christmas decoration is actually a parasite?

Answer: Mistletoe

 

Question: What Christmas food is made from "marsh-whorts?



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Posted Oct 23, 2018 - 5:06 am

Answer: Mistletoe

 

Question: What Christmas food is made from "marsh-whorts?

 

Answer: Cranberry Sauce?

 

Question: What large former retail outlet commissioned and published Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer?



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Posted Oct 23, 2018 - 6:03 am

Answer: Cranberry Sauce?

 

Question: What large former retail outlet commissioned and published Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer?

Answer : Montgomery Ward 

 

Quote : In what decade did NORAD (North American Aerospace Defense Command, formerly CONAD) start tracking Santa on Christmas Eve?


It was actually 1670 in Germany. :)

What...well I tried. That one has so many different dates every where



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Posted Oct 23, 2018 - 9:15 am

Answer : Montgomery Ward 

 

Quote : In what decade did NORAD (North American Aerospace Defense Command, formerly CONAD) start tracking Santa on Christmas Eve?


What...well I tried. That one has so many different dates every where

Ya that's kind of why I decided on it. To be tricky lol



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Posted Oct 23, 2018 - 3:08 pm

Answer : Montgomery Ward 

 

Quote : In what decade did NORAD (North American Aerospace Defense Command, formerly CONAD) start tracking Santa on Christmas Eve?


What...well I tried. That one has so many different dates every where

 

Answer:  December 24, 1955

 

 

Question:   Visions of which sweet foodstuff danced in children’s heads as they slept, according to Clement Clarke Moore’s poem “‘Twas the Night before Christmas”?



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Posted Oct 24, 2018 - 6:49 am

Answer:  December 24, 1955

 

 

Question:   Visions of which sweet foodstuff danced in children’s heads as they slept, according to Clement Clarke Moore’s poem “‘Twas the Night before Christmas”?

Answer : Sugar Plums 

 

Quote: How were the writer of the story Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and the writer of the song Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer related?



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Posted Oct 24, 2018 - 8:07 am

Answer : Sugar Plums 

 

Quote: How were the writer of the story Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and the writer of the song Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer related?

Answer: Brother-in-law

 

Question: In the movie A Christmas Story what was the name of the family whose dog's ate the Christmas Turkey?



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Posted Oct 24, 2018 - 9:31 am

Answer: Brother-in-law

 

Question: In the movie A Christmas Story what was the name of the family whose dog's ate the Christmas Turkey?

 

Answer: Bumpuses (Sp?)

 

Question: What day is a close second and sometimes surpasses Black Friday for busiest brick and mortar shopping day of the year?



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Posted Oct 24, 2018 - 9:48 am

Answer: Bumpuses (Sp?)

 

Question: What day is a close second and sometimes surpasses Black Friday for busiest brick and mortar shopping day of the year?

 

 

Well I had several guesses for this one....1. small business saturday, 2. Christmas eve, 3..... so I admit I had to look it up to find out.

 

Answer: The last Saturday before Christmas (a.k.a Super Saturday)

 

Nice questions!

 

 

Question: Who created the first electric light Christmas display?



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Posted Oct 25, 2018 - 7:32 am

Well I had several guesses for this one....1. small business saturday, 2. Christmas eve, 3..... so I admit I had to look it up to find out.

 

Answer: The last Saturday before Christmas (a.k.a Super Saturday)

 

Nice questions!

 

 

Question: Who created the first electric light Christmas display?

Answer : Thomas Edison 

 

Question : When did outdoor Christmas lights begin. 



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Posted Oct 25, 2018 - 11:54 am

Answer : Thomas Edison 

 

Question : When did outdoor Christmas lights begin. 

 

Answer: I hope this still counts as I cheated and looked it up!  Either 1880 with Thomas Edison's first outdoor light display or 1890 with first strings of lights mass produced and sold.

Question:  Who is credited with creating the first Nativity scene (creche)?



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Posted Oct 28, 2018 - 4:21 pm

Blame St. Francis of Assisi, who is credited with staging the first nativity scene in 1223. The only historical account we have of Francis' nativity scene comes from The Life of St. Francis of Assisi by St. Bonaventure, a Franciscan monk who was born five years before Francis' death

 

Question what year did Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer premier on TV



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Posted Oct 29, 2018 - 8:58 am

Blame St. Francis of Assisi, who is credited with staging the first nativity scene in 1223. The only historical account we have of Francis' nativity scene comes from The Life of St. Francis of Assisi by St. Bonaventure, a Franciscan monk who was born five years before Francis' death

 

Question what year did Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer premier on TV

Answer: 1964

 

Question : who created frosty the snowman






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