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CHRISTMAS TRIVIA X

91) 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.

92) 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.

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


Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.

94) 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

95) 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.

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


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

97) 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.

98) 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.

99) What Christmas film features Bob Hope as a con man raising cash during Christmas by swindling Salvation Army donors?


When the Lemon Drop Kid (Bob Hope) accidentally crosses notorious gangster Moose Moran, he scrambles to come up with a quick scheme to raise $10,000 by Christmas Eve.

100) In what movie did Judy Garland debut the song "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas"?


In Meet Me in St. Louis, Garland debuted the standards "The Trolley Song", "The Boy Next Door", and "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas", all of which became hits after the film was released.

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