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11) Why were candy canes first invented?

The first candy cane was made in 1670 by a German choirmaster to help children endure lengthy nativity services. They were white and modeled after shepherds' canes to remind the children of the shepherds that visited baby Jesus at the first Christmas.

12) According to the Bible, how did Mary and Joseph get to Bethlehem?

Although most modern depictions of the journey show Mary riding a donkey, the Bible doesn't say!

13) Who narrated the classic 1966 TV special "How the Grinch Stole Christmas"?

Although Theodor Geisel (Dr. Seuss) originally disputed casting Boris Karloff for fear that he would make the Grinch too scary, it turned out to be a perfect match, and "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" became an instant classic.

14) In the 1965 TV special "A Charlie Brown Christmas", who builds a gray snowman?

The ever-filthy Pigpen can't keep his snow clean and builds a gray snowman.

15) In what country are outdoor barbecues a traditional part of Christmas festivities?

In Australia, Christmas comes in the middle of summer and the temperature often hits a sweltering 100 degrees Fahrenheit on Christmas day. During this warm Australian Christmas season, outdoor barbecues have become a part of the Christmas tradition.

16) In the classic 1964 TV special "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer", what did Hermey the elf want to be?

Rudolph teams up with Hermey, an elf who wants to be a dentist. Together, they attempt to save an island of misfit toys.

17) Where was Mommy kissing Santa Claus?

"I saw Mommy kissing Santa Claus underneath the mistletoe last night."

18) What author wrote that it was "always winter but never Christmas"?

In the Chronicles of Narnia, C. S. Lewis wrote about the White Witch and how she cast a spell making it always winter but never Christmas.

19) What is Frosty the Snowman's nose made of?

"Frosty the snowman was a jolly happy soul / With a corncob pipe and a button nose / And two eyes made out of coal."

20) Good King Wenceslas was duke of what country?

The legend of Good King Wenceslas is based on the life of the historical Saint Wenceslaus I, Duke of Bohemia. His martyrdom and the popularity of several biographies gave rise to a reputation for heroic goodness that resulted in his elevation to sainthood.