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CHRISTMAS TRIVIA VI

51) In The Polar Express (2004), what letters does the conductor punch on Billy's ticket?


Billy's Polar Express ticket has the letters B & E punched in it.

52) In the movie Elf (2003), what was the first rule of The Code of Elves?


The first rule of The Code Of The Elves is "Treat every day like Christmas."

53) What was Clement C. Moore's Christmas gift to his children in 1822?


In 1822, Clement C. Moore's gift to his children was the poem "The Night Before Christmas". This poem has been called "arguably the best-known verses ever written by an American" and is responsible for many of the popular conceptions of Santa Claus from the mid-nineteenth century to today.

54) Where was "Silent Night" first performed?


The song was first performed on Christmas Eve 1818 at St Nicholas parish church in the small town of Oberndorf bei Salzburg, Austria.

55) How do you wish someone a Merry Christmas in Armenian?


At Christmas, Armenians greet each other with the words "Shenorhavor Dzenount".

56) What Christmas plant might be labeled as "Viscum"?


Viscum album is a species of mistletoe in the family Santalaceae, commonly known as European mistletoe, common mistletoe or simply mistletoe. It is associated with Christmas as a decoration, under which lovers are expected to kiss.

57) Who originally sang "Here Comes Santa Claus"?


"Here Comes Santa Claus (Down Santa Claus Lane)" was originally written and performed by Gene Autry, with music composed by Oakley Haldeman. Autry's original version was a top-10 hit on the pop and country charts; the song would go on to be covered many times in the subsequent decades by artists such as Doris Day, Elvis Presley, and Alvin and the Chipmunks.

58) How do you say "Merry Christmas" in Spanish?


"Feliz Navidad" is Merry Christmas in Spanish.

59) In Greece, who is traditionally given the first slice of bread from the Christmas loaf?


Slices of Christopsomo, or "Christ bread", are offered to the first beggar or stranger who comes to the house.

60) What opera debuted in Cairo, Egypt on Christmas Eve 1871?


Set in Egypt, Verdi's Aida was commissioned by and first performed at Cairo's Khedivial Opera House on 24 December 1871.

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