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CHRISTMAS TRIVIA V

41) In "The 12 Days of Christmas", how many total gifts does her true love give to her?


She gets 1 partridge in a pear tree on each of the 12 days (12); She gets 2 turtle doves on the last 11 days (22); She gets 3 french hens on the last 10 days (30); She gets 4 calling birds on the last 9 days (36); She gets 5 gold rings on the last 8 days (40); She gets 6 geese a-laying on the last 7 days (42); She gets 7 swans a-swimming on the last 6 days (42); She gets 8 maids a-milking on the last 5 days (40); She gets 9 ladies dancing on the last 4 days (36); She gets 10 lords a-leaping on the last 3 days (30); She gets 11 pipers piping on the last 2 days (22); She gets 12 drummers drumming on the last day (12) ... for a total of 364 gifts.

42) Where is Christmas Island located?


Christmas Island is an external territory of the Commonwealth of Australia located in the Indian Ocean. It was discovered on Christmas Day 1643, but only settled in the late 19th century.

43) What Christian group banned Christmas in Boston from 1659 to 1681?


Even though the Puritan ban on Christmas was lifted in 1681, Christmas didn't become popular in Boston until the mid-19th century.

44) What famous Christmas song was written for the musical film Holiday Inn?


Holiday Inn (1942), which stars Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire, features music by Irving Berlin who wrote twelve songs specifically for the film, the best known being "White Christmas".

45) What evil reindeer tries to frame Rudolph in the TV special Rudolph and Frosty's Christmas in July?


Winterbolt, a powerful and wicked snow wizard, recruits a nasty reindeer named Scratcher who takes advantage of Rudolph's kindness and tricks him into stealing money from the circus.

46) Which Christmas song declares "giddy-yap, giddy-yap, giddy-yap it's grand?"


ASCAP named "Sleigh Ride" the most popular piece of Christmas music in the USA for the four consecutive years 2009 through 2012, based on performance data tracked by airplay monitoring service, Mediaguide.

47) Who was the King of Judea when Jesus was born?


After the birth of Jesus, some magi from the East visited Herod to inquire the whereabouts of "the one having been born king of the Jews", because they had seen his star in the east and wanted to pay him homage. Herod, as King of the Jews, was alarmed at the prospect of a "usurper".

48) Who composed the musical masterpiece "The Messiah"?


Handel's Messiah was composed in 1741 with a scriptural text compiled by Charles Jennens from the King James Bible. After an initially modest public reception, the oratorio has become one of the most frequently performed choral works in Western music.

49) What American author wrote "The Gift of the Magi"?


"The Gift of the Magi" is a short story, written by O. Henry, about a young married couple and how they deal with the challenge of buying secret Christmas gifts for each other with very little money.

50) Where is Christmas Ridge located?


The Christmas Ridge is part of an underwater mountain range in the Pacific Ocean. It was given its name by fishermen because of the great amount of fish that they could catch there. This gave them a lot of money right before Christmas or the year-end holidays.

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