Have Fun With This Year's Holiday Quiz!
By: Mitchell & Nemitz, PA
Back by popular demand is this season’s holiday movie and TV trivia quiz! So while you’re waiting for your holiday dinner or just resting after a wonderful feast, break out this quiz to share with family and friends. Enjoy!
Q: The song White Christmas, performed by Bing Crosby, was sung in a number of movies. In which movie did the song make its debut?
A: Holiday Inn. The song White Christmas was released in 1942 as part of the movie Holiday Inn. Many think that the song debuted in the movie titled with the same name. While extremely popular, the movie White Christmas was created in part to leverage the popularity of the song.
Bonus: Who won an Oscar for writing White Christmas?
A: Irving Berlin
Q: In the movie It's a Wonderful Life, what happens every time a bell rings?
A: An angel gets it’s wings…
Bonus: What was the name of the angel?
Q: In the movie Home Alone, the family is going on vacation and accidentally leaves Kevin behind. Where were they going?
Bonus: Give yourself a point if you can name either of the thieves in the movie.
A. Harry (Joe Pesci) and Marv (Daniel Stern)
Q: In the movie How the Grinch Stole Christmas, what three words are used to describe the Grinch?
A: Stink, Stank, Stunk
Bonus: Who voiced the Grinch in the famous cartoon?
A: Boris Karloff, who appeared in 174 films and is known for his role as the original Frankenstein, won a Grammy award for portraying the Grinch and narrating How the Grinch Stole Christmas.
Q: Tom Hanks played six different roles in this popular holiday movie.
A: The Polar Express
Bonus: The Polar Express had a number of firsts. Name any one of them for a bonus point.
First full-length animated movie released in IMAX format.
First full-length movie to use animated 3D capture technology allowing creation without drawing each individual frame.
First movie to be released with a Dolby Digital 5.1 soundtrack.
First animated movie to have a song nominated for an Academy Award. The song was titled Believe.
Q: In the movie A Charlie Brown Christmas, what does Charlie Brown do poorly that turns out all right in the end?
A: He buys a sad-looking tree. But in the end everyone gets the Christmas spirit and wishes Charlie Brown a Merry Christmas. Linus sums up the feeling: I never thought it was such a bad little tree. It’s not bad at all, really. Maybe it just needs a little love.
Bonus: Name the comic strip made famous by Charlie Brown and its creator Charles Schulz.
May you and yours enjoy the holiday season with peace and joy.
11 to 12 points: Deck the Halls! You are awesome.
8 to 10 points: You are dashing through the snow…no walking for you!
4 to 7 points: Ho! Ho! Ho! You are having fun besides watching holiday movies.
0 to 3 points: Holidays? What Holidays? Pass me a cookie, would you please?