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CHRISTMAS TRIVIA XIII

121) Which two reindeer are mentioned in the lyrics of "Here Comes Santa Claus"?


Here comes Santa Claus, here comes Santa Claus
Right down Santa Claus lane
Vixen, Blitzen, all his reindeer
Pulling on the reins

122) The Grinch is as cuddly as ___________?


You're a mean one, Mr. Grinch
You really are a heel,
You're as cuddly as a cactus, you're as charming as an eel, Mr. Grinch,
You're a bad banana with a greasy black peel!

123) What American writer transformed the Dutch Sinterklaas into Santa Claus?


In Washington Irving's History of New York (1809), Sinterklaas was Americanized into "Santa Claus" (a name first used in the American press in 1773). He was portrayed as a thick-bellied Dutch sailor with a pipe in a green winter coat. Irving's book was a lampoon of the Dutch culture of New York, and much of this portrait is his joking invention.

124) What was the world's largest Christmas stocking filled with?


According to Guinness World Records, the largest recorded Christmas stocking measured 51 m 35 cm (168 ft 5.65 in) in length and 21 m 63 cm (70 ft 11.57 in) in width (heel to toe) and was produced by a volunteer emergency services organisation in Carrara, Tuscany, Italy, on January 5, 2011. To fulfill the Guinness guideline that the stocking contain presents, volunteers filled it with balloons containing sweets.

125) What do Janice and Jen want in the song "It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas"?


A pair of hopalong boots and a pistol that shoots
Is the wish of Barney and Ben;
Dolls that will talk and will go for a walk
Is the hope of Janice and Jen;
And Mom and Dad can hardly wait for school to start again.

126) This Christmas song was the biggest hit of Eartha Kitt's career:


"Santa Baby" was a huge hit for Kitt, and she later said that it was one of her favorite songs to record; she reprised it in the 1954 film New Faces.

127) Who sings "The Chanukah Song"?


Comedian Adam Sandler sings about Jewish children feeling alienated during the Christmas season and lists Jewish celebrities (both real and fictional) as a way of sympathizing with their situation.

128) Who originally recorded "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus"?


Originally recorded by Jimmy Boyd when he was 13 years old, this song reached No. 1 on the Billboard pop singles chart in December 1952.

129) What Christmas song was originally recorded by Spike Jones and the City Slickers?


Jones' recording of "All I Want for Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth" was a number-one hit in 1948.

130) What group released the song "Little Saint Nick"?


"Little Saint Nick" is a holiday-themed hot rod song about Santa Claus and his sleigh, written by Brian Wilson and Mike Love for the American rock band the Beach Boys.

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