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CHRISTMAS TRIVIA X

91) What was the last U.S. state to recognize Christmas as an official holiday?


Alabama was the first state in the U.S. to officially recognize Christmas in 1836. Oklahoma was the last state to declare Christmas a legal holiday in 1907.

92) Who plays Buddy the elf in the 2003 Christmas movie Elf?


Will Ferrell plays Buddy who grows up at the North Pole believing he is an elf, but is unable to perform elf tasks because of his normal human size.

93) Who said: "There's nothing sadder in this world than to awake Christmas morning and not be a child"?


Erma Bombeck wrote these words in I Lost Everything in the Post-Natal Depression.

94) How should you stir mincemeat for good luck?


If you're making your own mincemeat pies, apparently you should always stir it clockwise. If you do it the other way, tradition says you will bring bad luck for a year.

95) What creature was stirring in "Twas the Night Before Christmas"?


Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.

96) How many maids are milking in "The Twelve Days of Christmas"?


On the eighth day of christmas my true love sent to me
Eight maids milking

97) In the U.K., what holiday is the day after Christmas?


In the liturgical calendar of Western Christianity, Boxing Day is the second day of Christmastide.

98) How do you say "Merry Christmas" in Finnish?


The proper Christmas greeting in Finland is "Hyvaa joulua!"

99) What movie marks the first documented appearance of Mrs. Claus in a motion picture?


Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (1964) features Doris Rich in the role of Mrs. Claus, coming three weeks before the television special Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, which also featured the character.

100) How many days are there in the season of Christmastide?


Christmas Day (or sunset on Christmas Eve) initiates the season of Christmastide, which historically in the West lasts twelve days and culminates on Twelfth Night.

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