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'Twas the Night Before Christmas
"All questions refer to Christmas Eve traditions, culture or entertainment."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
Father Christmas brings British children presents on December 24th: he is derived from Saint Nicholas, the patron saint of children who, in some European countries, brings sweets on December 5th, 6th or 7th.
There is an ancient belief that at midnight on Christmas Eve all water turns to wine.
In Poland all animals are believed to have the ability to talk at midnight on Christmas Eve, but only for one hour. Not everyone can hear them. Who can?
In Sweden, it is considered unlucky to be out and about at midnight on Christmas Eve because of something you might meet. What?
the teddybears having a picnic
the ghosts of departed Vikings
Santa Claus delivering presents
trolls celebrating with dancing and revelry
If you happen to look in the right direction at midnight on Christmas Eve, the location of buried treasure will be revealed. Where is this belief held?
parts of Bulgaria and Spain
parts of Wales and Ireland
parts of France and Russia
parts of Canada and China
Another tradition from Poland: on Christmas Eve sheaves or handfuls of harvest grain are placed in the four corners of a room to remind the family that Jesus was born in a stable. Which room?
In the Orthodox Russian church a traditional feast takes place at sunset on Christmas Eve. How many different dishes make up the feast?
4 dishes and a glass of vodka
as much as you can eat
12 vegetarian dishes
3 meat dishes, 3 fish dishes and 3 vegetable dishes
Who is usually credited for the poem that begins like this?
"'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house..."
Clement Clarke Moore
Who composed the opera "Christmas Eve"?
What did my true love give to me on Christmas Eve?
eleven pipers piping
a partridge in a pear tree
five gold rings
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