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CHRISTMAS TRIVIA XIII

121) According to L. Frank Baum's The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus, what are the names of Santa's chief reindeer?


Baum includes a list of ten reindeer, none of which match the names of the versions found in "A Visit from St. Nicholas". Flossie and Glossie are Santa's principal reindeer in Baum's story. Santa gathers eight more reindeer, named in rhyming pairs: Racer and Pacer, Fearless and Peerless, Ready and Steady, Feckless and Speckless.

122) What young reindeer in training is introduced in the 2002 feature film, The Santa Clause 2?


Scott (Tim Allen) saves the day, riding Chet, a reindeer-in-training.

123) 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

124) 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!

125) 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.

126) 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.

127) 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.

128) 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.

129) 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.

130) 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.

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