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CHRISTMAS TRIVIA XIX

181) Finish this quote from Garrison Keillor: "A lovely thing about Christmas is that it's ________."


In Leaving Home, Keillor writes: "A lovely thing about Christmas is that it's compulsory, like a thunderstorm, and we all go through it together."

182) Pope Paul VI said that Christmas was an encounter between God and _______."


On December 23, 1965, the Pope declared: "We consider Christmas as the encounter, the great encounter, the historical encounter, the decisive encounter, between God and mankind. He who has faith knows this truly; let him rejoice."

183) What actor provided the voice of the conductor in The Polar Express (2004)?


Tom Hanks played six different roles in Polar Express: the Hero Boy (motion-capture only), the Hero Boy's father, the Conductor, the Hobo, Santa Claus, and the Narrator.

184) Who is the Grinch's love interest in How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)?


Martha May Whovier ultimately rejects her other suitor, the Mayor, and chooses the Grinch, who has been crushing on her all his life.

185) In Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (1964), who do the Martians kidnap?


The Martians kidnap two children: Billy & Betty.

186) What does late show host Craig Ferguson say his favorite Christmas toy was?


On The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, the host joked: "I grew up in Scotland in the 1970s. There was not much money. The most popular Christmas toy was probably a potato.

187) Who said: "There was Christmas in the heart of God before the world was formed."


Roy Rogers wrote these words in A Happy Trails Christmas.

188) In White Christmas (1954), what inn are Bob and Phil trying to save?


When Bob and Phil discover that the Columbia Inn, run by their former commanding officer, is in danger of failing, they bring the entire cast and crew of their musical Playing Around in to drum up some business.

189) Who lamented: "How many observe Christ's birthday! How few, His precepts!"?


In Poor Richard's Almanack, Franklin wrote: "How many observe Christ's birthday! How few, His precepts! O! 'tis easier to keep holidays than commandments."

190) What didn't Phyllis Diller like about office Christmas parties?


Diller once quipped: "What I don't like about office Christmas parties is looking for a job the next day."

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