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Which evergreen plant has long been associated with Christmas?
Church history records that the first candy canes were given to children by a choirmaster to keep them quiet in their seats during church services. In which country did this occur?
Which German monk and important figure of the Protestant Reformation was the first to decorate Christmas trees with candles?
Which Christmas song is sometimes said to have been created as a teaching tool for children to learn about the Catholic faith?
The Twelve Days of Christmas
In Dulci Jubilo
The First Noel
The practice of hanging stockings on the fireplace mantel did not originate with the Christmas holiday. The tradition began with a fourth-century priest who lived in an area that is now Turkey. What is his name?
Christmas movies have been a part of the holidays for many years. We each have our favorites, perhaps more than one. Can you spot the film that takes place during the Christmas season from the following movie titles?
An Affair To Remember
The Bishop's Wife
Holiday (Hepburn and Grant)
George Handel composed one of the greatest oratorios of all time, the "Messiah". There has long been a tradition for audiences to stand during the "Hallelujah Chorus". Do you know why this is?
Out of reverence
It is written to do so in the score
It is so stirring one simply must stand
King George II stood when he first heard it
In England, Australia, New Zealand and Canada a time-honored tradition takes place on December 26. Do you know the name for that holiday?
All Saints Day
In Latin this word means "coming". For Christians it's the four weeks leading up to Christmas. What is it called?
The burning of Yule Logs is an ancient tradition. Its origins are based in which culture?
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