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    1) Chrismas Trivia - 10 Word Lists

    Christmas and Holiday Traditions vocabulary puzzles use the Latin root or word parts, the definition, parts of speech and the Christmas Vocabulary Word List.
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    We hope you enjoy the following 10 Christmas Trivia Vocabulary Word List:
    • The Grinch stole 14 objects at Christmas
    • Holiday Songs with "Christmas" in the title
    • Songs That Were #1 On The BillBoard Charts(tm) on Christmas Day
    • Popular and "Fanciful" Christmas Songs
    • Names of Santas nine reindeer
    • 12 gifts that "My True Love Gave to Me"
    • St. Nicks Activities in "The Night Before Christmas"
    • Five Favorite Holiday Songs
    • Merry Christmas translated in 6 languages
    • Actual cities in the USA with Christmas-related names

    The Grinch stole 14 objects at Christmas:
    1. The stockings all hung in a row
    2. Pop guns
    3. Bicycles
    4. Roller skates
    5. Drums
    6. Checkerboards
    7. Tricycles
    8. Popcorn
    9. Plums
    10. Who-pudding
    11. Roast beast
    12. The last can of Who-hash
    13. The Christmas tree
    14. The log for the fire


  • Holiday Songs with "Christmas" in the title:
    1. "A Holly Jolly Christmas"
    2. "All I Want For Christmas"
    3. "Have Yourself A Merry Christmas"
    4.  "Ill Be Home For Christmas"
    5. "Its Beginning To Look Like A White Christmas"
    6. "Rockin Around The Christmas Tree"
    7. "The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)
    8. "The Twelve Days Of Christmas"
    9. "We Wish You A Merry Christmas"
    10. "White Christmas"


  • Some Songs That Were #1 On The BillBoard Charts on Christmas Day:
    1. "Are you Lonesome Tonight" by Elvis Presley 1960
    2. "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" by The Tokens 1961
    3. "Tell Star" by the Tornadoes, 1962
    4. "Dominique" by Sister Luc-Gabrielle, 1963
    5. "Over and Over" by the Dave Clark Five, 1965
    6. "Good Vibrations" by the Beach Boys, 1966
    7. "I Heard It Through The Grapevine by Marvin Gaye, 1968
    8. "Leaving On A Jet Plane" by Peter, Paul and Mary, 1969
    9. "Me And Mrs. Jones" by Billy Paul, 1972
    10. "Cats In The Cradle" by Harry Chapin, 1974
    11. "Tonights The Night" by Rod Stewart, 1976
    12. "How Deep Is Your Love?" by the Bee Gees, 1977
    13. "Lady" by Kenny Rogers, 1980
    14. "Say, Say, Say" by Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson, 1983
    15. "Like a Virgin" by Madonna, 1984
    16. "Say You, Say Me" by Lionel Ritchie, 1985
    17. "Faith" by George Michael, 1987
    18. "Because I Love You " by Stevie B., 1990
    19. "Black And White" by Michael Jackson, 1991
    20. "I Will Always Love you" by Whitney Houston, 1992
    21. "Hero" by Mariah Carey, 1993
    22. "One Sweet Day" by Mariah Carey and Boyz2Men, 1995
    23. "Un-Break my Heart" by Toni Braxton, 1996
    24. "Candle in the Wind" by Elton John, 1997
    25. "Im Your Angel" by Celine Dion, 1998
    26. "Smooth" by Santana, 1999

    Source: "Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits" by Billboard Publications, Inc.


  • Popular and "Fanciful" Christmas songs:
    1. "All I want for Christmas (Is My Two Front Teeth)"
    2. "Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer"
    3. "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus"
    4. "Santa Baby"
    5. "The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Dont Be Late)"
    6. "Jingle Bell Rock"
    7. "Rockin Around The Christmas Tree"
    8. "Feliz Navidad"


  • Santas 8 reindeer in Clement C. Moores poem, "A Visit from St. Nicholas" include:
    1. Blitzen -- 2. Comet -- 3. Cupid -- 4. Dancer -- 5. Dasher -- 6. Donner -- 7. Prancer -- 8. Vixen -- plus #9. Rudolph !!


  • The twelve gifts "My True Love Sent To Me" for twelve days at Christmas:
    1. A partridge in a pear tree
    2. Two turtle doves
    3. Three French hens
    4. Four colly birds
    5. Five gold rings
    6. Six geese-a-laying
    7. Seven swans a-swimming
    8. Eight maids a-milking
    9. Nine ladies dancing
    10. Ten lords a-leaping
    11. Eleven pipers piping
    12. Twelve drummers drumming


  • How many activities (in order) does St. Nick perform in the poem, "The Night Before Christmas" written by Clement C. Moore?
    1. Whistles
    2. Shouts
    3. Calls the reindeer by name
    4. Comes down the chimney with a bound
    5. Holds the stump of his pipe in his teeth tightly
    6. Laughs which causes his belly to shake like a bowl of jelly
    7. Winks
    8. Nods
    9. Fills all the stockings
    10. Turns with a jerk
    11. Lays his finger on the side of his nose
    12. Nods again
    13. Goes up the chimney
    14. Exclaims, "Happy Christmas to all and to all a good night!"


  • Holiday favorite songs:
    1. "Jingle Bells"
    2. "Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer"
    3. "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town"
    4. "Silent Night"
    5. "White Christmas"


  • Merry Christmas translated:
    1. France --- Joyeux Noel
    2. Germany --- Froehliche Weinachten
    3. Great Britain --- Merry Christmas
    4. Italy --- Buon Natale
    5. Japan --- Meri Kurisumasu
    6. Mexico --- Feliz Navida

  • Towns with Holiday names in the USA:
    A to C:
    Advent-WV, Angel City-FL, Angel City-TX, Angel Fire-NM, Angels Camp-CA, Angeltown-TN, Antler-ND, Antler-WV, Antlers-CA, Antlers-CO, Bell-FL, Bells-TX, Bethlehem-NC, Blitzen-OR, Candle-AK, Candlestick-GA, Clara-MO, Chestnut-IL, Christmas-MI, Christmas City-Utah, Christmas Cove-ME, Christmas Valley-OR, Christmasville-TN, Comet-NC, Cranberry-WV, Cupid-NE
    D to L:
    Dasher-GA, Deck the Halls-PA, Donner-CA, Donner-LA, Eggnog-UT, Elf-NC, Evergreen-MT, Faith-MN, Frost-TX, Garland-TX, Gift-MS, Gift-TN, Golden Ring-MD, Hallelujah Junction-CA, Holiday Lakes-TX, Holly-WA, Hope-ID, Humbug-AZ, Joy-NC, Jollyville-TX, Lamb-IL
    M to R:
    Mistletoe-KY, Nazareth-KY, Nazareth-PA, Noel-MO, North Pole-AK, North Star-NE, Partridge-IL, Peartree-TN, Pear Tree Point-MD, Pie-WV, Pilgrim-MO, Piper City-IL, Pipers-CA, Poinsettia Park-FL, Pumpkintown-SC, Pumpkintown-TN, Reindeer-MO, Reindeer Hills-UT, Rudolph-OH
    S to W:
    Santa-ID, Santa Claus-AZ, Shepherd- MI, Spiceland-IN, Star-ID, Starlight-NC, Starlight-PA, Saint Joseph-MI, Saint Marys-GA, Saint Nicholas-PA, Santa Claus-IN, Snow-AR, Snow-ID, Snow-KY, Snowflake-AZ, Spruce-MI, Sugar Land-TX, Swans-MD, Swans-OH, Sweetland-WV, Tannenbaum-AR, Thanksgiving-MD, Turkey-KY, Vixen-LA, Wintergreen-VA, Winter Park-FL, Wiseman-AR, Wiseman-AK
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