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CHRISTMAS TRIVIA IX

81) Which famous singer died on Christmas Day?


In 1995, Rat Pack member Dean Martin died on Christmas Day, at the age of 78. The Godfather of Soul, James Brown, died on Christmas Day, 2006. He was 73 years old and had been hospitalized for pneumonia. Actress, singer and comedian Eartha Kitt died of colon cancer on Christmas Day in 2008.

82) Which historic event happened on Christmas Day?


In one of the most famous and decisive moments of the American Revolution, General George Washington led his army across the Delaware River to Trenton, New Jersey, with the password "Victory or Death." In the evening of December 25, 1776, they captured 1,000 Hessian soldiers in a surprise attack that raised morale in Washington's troops and turned the tide of the war.

83) Where did Mary and Joseph go after leaving Bethlehem?


The flight into Egypt is a biblical event described in the Gospel of Matthew (Matthew 2:13-23). Soon after the visit by the Magi, who had learned that King Herod intended to kill the infants of that area, an angel appeared to Joseph in a dream to tell him to flee to Egypt with Mary and his infant son Jesus.

84) In Spain, it is a tradition to eat what at the stroke of midnight on New Year's Eve?


It is rare to find a Spaniard who will risk poisoning their fate for the coming year by skipping the New Year's Eve grapes, one for each stroke of midnight.

85) What ornament is traditionally placed on top of a Christmas tree?


Angels usually appear on top of Christmas trees, representing their role in the holiday celebrating the birth of Jesus.

86) Who was the star of the Christmas movie Jingle All the Way?


The plot of Jingle All the Way focuses on two rival fathers, workaholic Howard Langston (Arnold Schwarzenegger) and stressed out postal worker Myron Larabee (Sinbad), both desperately trying to get a Turbo-Man action figure for their respective sons on a last minute shopping spree on Christmas Eve.

87) In "The Twelve Days of Christmas", how many french hens are there?


On the third day of Christmas my true love sent to me
Three french hens

88) In Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, who did Ebeneezer Scrooge serve his apprenticeship under?


Scrooge is the very antithesis of the person he worked for as a young man. Mr. Fezziwig is portrayed as a jovial, foppish man with a large Welsh wig.

89) 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.

90) 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.

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