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1 Which funny and heartwarming Christmas movie can be described using the words spaghetti, snowball and mailroom?
Answer: Elf

"Elf" is a 2003 movie directed by Jon Favreau and starring Will Ferrell in the lead role as a naive young man named Buddy who was raised in the North Pole with elves. When he is told that his real father lives in New York City he leaves the North Pole to search out his birth father. His birth father is a workaholic named Walter, played by James Caan, who cannot accept at first that this naive and frivolous young man is his son. Of course Buddy helps Walter see the meaning of family. The three words in the clues? Well Buddy eats spaghetti at Walter's home with some maple sugar and other sugary treats thrown on top, he engages in a snowball fight with Walter's son and he goes to work in the mailroom at Walter's company.
    Your options: [ Elf ] [ Frosty the Snowman ] [ Buddy ] [ A Christmas Carol ]
  From Quiz: Christmas Movies Described With Three Words
2 Which "James Bond" film includes scenes at Piz Gloria, a village Christmas festival and great ski chases in the Swiss Alps?
Answer: On Her Majesty's Secret Service

George Lazenby stars as Bond, chasing Telly Savalas as archenemy Ernst Stravo Blofeld, who plans to send unsuspecting beautiful ladies throughout the world with vials containing a deadly virus. Despite the fact that this was Lazenby's only time he played this role, many "Bond" fans chose this film as the best "James Bond" film.
    Your options: [ Thunderball ] [ On Her Majesty's Secret Service ] [ Diamonds are Forever ] [ For Your Eyes Only ]
  From Quiz: Is That Really a Christmas Movie?
3 What did the little lady played by Natalie Wood want for Christmas in "Miracle on 34th Street"?
Answer: A house

This 1947 movie deals with the effect that Kris Kringle (Edmund Gwenn), who claims to be the real Santa Claus, has on Doris, a divorced mother who works at Macy's, Susan (Wood), her daughter, and many others he encounters. As a reaction to her divorce, Doris is raising her daughter not to believe in "fairy tales", including Santa Claus. Over the course of the film, Fred, an attorney, becomes interested in Doris. Kris is accused of being insane and is put on trial, and Fred quits his high-paying job in order to defend him. I won't spoil the wonderful denouement of the film, other than to say that Susan DOES get her Christmas present.

This question created by LBaggins.
  From Quiz: Festive Lords and Ladies
4 In the 1990 film "Home Alone", the family of little Kevin McCallister, who was played by Macaulay Culkin, flew off to France without him. How old was Kevin in that movie?
Answer: 8

The character may have been eight, but Macaulay Culkin, born in 1980, was 10 when the movie was released. Worldwide, "Home Alone" went on to make an impressive $530 million which is (according to the International Movie Database in 2005) a record for a comedy movie.
  From Quiz: "Santa Day" Night At The Movies
5 Which actor actually won an Academy Award for playing the part of Santa Claus?
Answer: Edmund Gwenn

Edmund Gwenn won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the 1947 film 'Miracle on 34th Street'. In this film he goes by the name Kris Kringle, but we all know who Kris Kringle really is, and so does little Susan Walker (played by Natalie Wood).
    Your options: [ Walter Huston ] [ Walter Brennan ] [ Edmund Gwenn ] [ Ward Bond ]
  From Quiz: Santa Claus in the Movies
6 Which Christmas favorite features such characters as the angel Clarence, the old curmudgeon Mr. Potter and the generous George Bailey?
Answer: It's a Wonderful Life

Anyone in the United States (and I imagine other English-speaking countries as well) who has a functioning television must have seen this film at least once. Jimmy Stewart (George Bailey), Lionel Barrymore (Mr. Potter) and Henry Travers (Clarence) are among the featured actors in this classic film cast. Frank Capra directs this masterpiece about a man named George Bailey who fights to keep a humble savings-and-loan alive despite its relative lack of profitability.
    Your options: [ The Gift ] [ Miracle on 34th Street ] [ It's a Wonderful Life ] [ The Spirit of Christmas ]
  From Quiz: Christmas in Film I
7 What movie (1947) and (1994) is about a girl named Susan who doesn't believe in Santa Claus?
Answer: Miracle on 34th Street

Both old and new versions of "Miracle on 34th Street" feature very talented young actresses, Natalie Wood in 1947 and Mara Wilson in 1994. Susan has been taught by her mother that Santa is not real. But when Santa comes into their lives, he makes it his goal to prove to these two females that Santa is real. The scene from the 1947 version when bags of letters are brought into the courtroom is a classic!
  From Quiz: It's a Wonderful Christmas Movie, Part II
8 What 2003 Christmas movie starred Billy Bob Thornton as a department store robber disguised as Santa Claus?
Answer: Bad Santa

Willie, a conman, sets out to rob stores on Christmas Eve by dressing as Santa, but things don't go as planned when he befriends a troubled young boy.
"Bad Santa" also featured Lauren Graham, Tony Cox, Bernie Mac, and John Ritter.
  From Quiz: It's a Wonderful Christmas Movie, Part I
9 In 'The Santa Clause', what is the name of the girl whom Scott says is "very nice!"
Answer: Veronica

Scott: Johnny, naughty; Gary, nice. Veronica, very nice...
Veronica: In your dreams, sleigh boy.
    Your options: [ Veronica ] [ Pamela ] [ Angela ] [ Jennifer ]
  From Quiz: Christmas Movies - Gotta Love 'Em
10 According to Julie Andrews, kittens have this. What favorite thing is this?
Answer: whiskers

In the "Sound Of Music" Julie blessed us with her beautiful voice. "These Are a Few of My Favorite Things" was one of the most memorable songs for this movie. Lately Julie has lost some of her precious and beautiful voice. What a loss!
  From Quiz: What Christmas Movie Am I? - Part 2
11 What is the name of the department store that puts on the Thanksgiving Parade, in New York, since the 1920's?
Answer: Macy's

The first balloon was Felix the Cat in 1927. They used to let the balloons go into the air after the parade. They stopped that tradition.
  From Quiz: What Christmas Movie Am I?
12 In 'It's a Wonderful Life', what movie was playing at the theater in Bedford Falls?
Answer: The Bells of St. Mary's

Jimmy Stewart ran past the theater on his way home, after seeing how things would have been if he hadn't been born.
  From Quiz: Christmas at the Movies
13 Politics, infidelity and porn are three words you might not associate with Christmas but they do figure prominently in which Christmas movie?
Answer: Love Actually

"Love Actually" is a 2003 film starring the likes of Liam Neeson, Hugh Grant, Emma Thompson, Alan Rickman, Martin Freeman and Colin Firth, among many others. It tells the story of a number of different people and their relationships. Hugh Grant plays the Prime Minister who finds love, Emma Thompson and Alan Rickman play a couple whose relationship is damaged by infidelity and Martin Freeman plays a stand in for a porn actor. There are other couples trying to make love work against all kinds of challenges and obstacles. It's a very heartwarming movie.
    Your options: [ Love Actually ] [ Operation Christmas Drop ] [ Happiest Season ] [ Holiday in the Wild ]
  From Quiz: Christmas Movies Described With Three Words
14 In the 1953 war film "Stalag 17" the prisoners of war decorated a Christmas tree with their dog tags. Which actor earned an Academy award for starring as J.J. Sefton in this film?
Answer: William Holden

William Holden played the role of a highly unpopular prisoner of war in this film based in a World War two German Prison Camp. Spoiler Alert - Peter Graves plays the role of the stoolie planted by the Germans in the barracks among the POWs.
    Your options: [ Jack Lemmon ] [ William Holden ] [ Otto Preminger ] [ Peter Graves ]
  From Quiz: Is That Really a Christmas Movie?
15 Martha May Whovier is so festive she wins the Christmas light decorating contest every year, thanks to an enamoured mayor Augustus Maywho. But Martha May has eyes for a holiday thief in which 2000 movie?
Answer: How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Rich, beautiful and sexy, when Martha May Whovier (Christine Baranski) was a child she fell in love with the bearded, green boy called Grinch (Josh Ryan Evans). After the Grinch runs away from Whoville Martha May only cares about fancy dress, looking great and winning every annual Whoville Christmas light decorating contest, thanks to the cheating, adoring mayor Augustus Maywho (Jeffrey Tambor). The grown up Grinch (Jim Carrey) returns, steals Christmas, and may steal Martha's heart as well. Ron Howard directed this 2000 blockbuster promoted as "The Grinch", an adaptation of the beloved 1957 Dr. Seuss story, "The Grinch Who Stole Christmas". -Godwit
    Your options: [ How the Grinch Stole Christmas ] [ Bad Santa ] [ It Nearly Wasn't Christmas ] [ A Nightmare Before Christmas ]
  From Quiz: Festive Lords and Ladies
16 In which 2011 animated film does Santa's son set out with his grandfather on Christmas Eve to deliver one more present that was accidentally left behind?
Answer: Arthur Christmas

In this animated movie, Santa has two sons - Steve (voiced by Hugh Laurie) and Arthur (voiced by James McAvoy). Steve is anxiously awaiting the day his father will retire so that he can be Santa. When an elf discovers a gift that was left behind when Santa did his Christmas Eve delivery, younger son Arthur and his grandfather, Grand-Santa, decide to head out in Grand-Santa's old sleigh to get the gift to a little girl before Christmas morning.

This causes Santa to realize that Arthur, and not Steve - who didn't care much about the undelivered gift - is the worthy successor to the position of Santa. Santa is able to happily retire, turning over his duties to Arthur.
    Your options: [ Fred Claus ] [ Arthur Christmas ] [ Jingle All the Way ] [ Reindeer Games ]
  From Quiz: 21st Century Christmas Movies
17 According to the title of a film made in 1974, and remade in 2006, what kind of Christmas do a group of sorority girls have?
Answer: Black

Both movies feature a mentally scarred man named Billy, who is killing off the current inhabitants of a house he is hiding in. The girls have been receiving perverted calls before the murders but do not know from whom. Ultimately the reveal of the movie is that they are coming from inside the house all along, a plot point used later in many horror movies.
  From Quiz: Grinches and Scrooges and Misers Oh My
18 Who starred in the widely acclaimed, 1951 film version of the Dickens novel "A Christmas Carol"?
Answer: Alastair Sim

Alastair Sim reprised his role in a 1971, Oscar-winning, animated version of "A Christmas Carol".
George C. Scott played Scrooge in a 1984 version filmed in Shrewsbury, England.
Albert Finney starred in the 1970 Oscar nominated musical "Scrooge" with Alec Guinness as Jacob Marley. In that version, Scrooge's descent into hell was cut from many TV showings, being regarded as too frightening for children.
  From Quiz: "Santa Day" Night At The Movies
19 Who played a drunken, fake Santa, hiding a piece of meat under his dirty beard in the classic 1983 comedy 'Trading Places'?
Answer: Dan Aykroyd

Dan Aykroyd briefly portrayed one of the most demented Santas ever in 'Trading Places'. Of course, Aykroyd's character's name was not Santa Claus, but rather Louis Winthorpe III, a wealthy man who has had his pampered life confiscated by his former employers on a bet.
  From Quiz: Santa Claus in the Movies
20 'A Charlie Brown Christmas' was a made-for-TV animated film that debuted in 1965, the first animated 'Peanuts' special. In this special, which character quotes the Bible in delivering 'the true meaning of Christmas'?
Answer: Linus

Specifically, Linus quotes Luke 2:8-14.

All of the voices in this animated film are those of little children. Some of the kids were so young at the time of filming that they could not read and were taught to deliver the lines using phonetics.
    Your options: [ Sally ] [ Charlie Brown ] [ Linus ] [ Lucy ]
  From Quiz: Christmas in Film I
21 What movie from Tim Burton is a blend of Halloween and Christmas?
Answer: The Nightmare Before Christmas

From 1993, this stop motion film has quickly became a holiday classic, thanks to the voice talents of Chris Sarandan, Catherine O'Hara, Paul Reubens, Ken Page and Danny Elfman. Also a treat, songs such as "This is Halloween", "What's This" and "Oogie Boogie's Song". Jack Skellington is bored with Halloween, then he discovers Christmas Town and decides to take over for Santa so he can understand what Christmas is all about.
  From Quiz: It's a Wonderful Christmas Movie, Part II
22 What 1983 movie is about a boy who wanted a Red Rider BB Gun for Christmas?
Answer: A Christmas Story

Ralphie Parker, played by Peter Billingsly, has an overactive imagination. He pictures his teacher as a witch and himself going blind from soap poisoning in this hilarious Christmas movie. He even visits Santa to ask for the gun, but Santa is mean and scary and tells him he'll shoot his eye out, which is what his mother keeps saying. One of the secondary story lines has to do with a lamp shaped like a leg, that Ralphie's father wins.
  From Quiz: It's a Wonderful Christmas Movie, Part I
23 How did the Grinch come to Who-ville?
Answer: He floated in on a basket

He was the only green delivery.
  From Quiz: Katie's Favorite Christmas Movies
24 In 'National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation', what kind of animal do the Griswolds find living in the Christmas tree?
Answer: Squirrel

I love this series, and the "Christmas Vacation" is the third installment. Any man that puts about a million lights on his roof, none of which work, is all right by me.
  From Quiz: Christmas Movies - Gotta Love 'Em
25 What are those freezing things that dangle from the roof of your house (they are worse if you have bad insulation) in the winter time?
Answer: Icicles

Interesting stuff huh? How about, to make an icicle mix cold air and water.
  From Quiz: What Christmas Movie Am I?
26 Who performed the voice of the Grinch in the 1966 animated version of 'How the Grinch stole Christmas'?
Answer: Boris Karloff

Karloff did the speaking parts, but not the singing.
  From Quiz: Christmas at the Movies
27 When you hear the words bridge, bank and ear do you think of this beloved black and white Christmas classic?
Answer: It's a Wonderful Life

"It's A Wonderful Life" follows George Bailey from a young boy to a family man. As a young boy, he damages his ear while saving his brother in an accident and has trouble hearing out of that one ear for life. As a young man he feels stuck working at a family building and loan during hard times when all he wants to do is get out of this little town he lives in, Bedford Falls, and see the world. On one Christmas Eve, after one of his employees loses a large bank deposit, he heads to a bridge to plunge to his death, figuring he's worth more dead than alive. He meets an angel who saves him and helps him to see that he's actually had a wonderful life. I always need Kleenex when I'm watching this movie!
  From Quiz: Christmas Movies Described With Three Words
28 Bruce Willis plays John McClane, who has terrible luck with Christmas Eve travels, in two different installments of which action series?
Answer: Die Hard

In the first "Die Hard" the protagonist rescues hostages in a Los Angeles Skyscraper on Christmas Eve. He finds himself fighting another paramilitary group two Christmases later in "Die Hard 2", at a snow-beset airport.
    Your options: [ Star Wars ] [ Die Hard ] [ Lethal Weapon ] [ Fast and Furious ]
  From Quiz: Is That Really a Christmas Movie?
29 In which film does Scott Calvin inadvertently cause the death of Santa Claus, and unwittingly end up having to replace the "lord" of secular Christmas?
Answer: The Santa Clause

Scott Calvin, played by Tim Allen, is a divorced man and neglectful parent to his son Charlie. After unintentionally causing Santa to fall off his roof, to his death, Scott is convinced by Charlie to put on the Santa suit and finish Santa's work for him. This makes him subject to "The Santa Clause", which means he must become Santa permanently.

This question created by LBaggins.
    Your options: [ The Santa Clause ] [ A Christmas Story ] [ The Nightmare Before Christmas ] [ Scrooged ]
  From Quiz: Festive Lords and Ladies
30 With Brad and Kate's Christmas plans ruined, they instead have to do something they don't enjoy very much - visiting each of their divorced parents and other family members. In which 2008 movie does this happen?
Answer: Four Christmases

Vince Vaughn and Reese Witherspoon star as Brad and Kate, with an ensemble cast playing their relatives, including Jon Voight, Sissy Spacek, Mary Steenburgen, Kristin Chenoweth, Robert Duvall and Jon Favreau among others.

Brad and Kate are both anti-marriage, anti-children due to their dysfunctional family history. Both have divorced parents and siblings with children. Brad and Kate usually lie about doing charity work overseas over the holidays while they're actually just on vacation to avoid their families, but when fog grounds their plane and they're shown on a news broadcast, they know the jig is up and they'll have to visit their families this year. This leads to four Christmas celebrations, at each of their parents' houses.
    Your options: [ The Christmas Wish ] [ Four Christmases ] [ I'll Be Home for Christmas ] [ Mixed Nuts ]
  From Quiz: 21st Century Christmas Movies
31 The 1952 movie "O. Henry's Full House" dramatized five of O. Henry's short stories including one about a newlywed couple who can't afford Christmas gifts for each other. What was the title of that story?
Answer: The Gift of the Magi

In this ironic story, Farley Granger and Jeanne Crain portray Jim and Della who are very poor and are agonizing over what to give each other for Christmas. Jim pawns his antique heirloom pocket watch to get money to buy Della decorative combs for her hair while she sells her hair to a wig maker so she can buy Jim an elegant fob for his watch.
  From Quiz: Christmas in American Movies
32 What is the name of the mean old codger Lionel Barrymore plays in "It's a Wonderful Life"?
Answer: Mr Potter

Th movie is about a very giving man named George Bailey. When his life turns sour he contemplates suicide. He is stopped by his guardian angel Clarence, but now wishes he had never been born. Clarence shows him what life would be like for all those he cares about, if he had never been born. His brother would be dead, the town became a slum owned almost entirely by a Scrooge-like Mr Potter, and in general he sees that all of his friend's lives are much worse off. He asks to have his life back and his wish is granted, which also enables Clarence to finally earn his wings.
  From Quiz: Grinches and Scrooges and Misers Oh My
33 The director of the 1988 Bill Murray movie "Scrooged", also loosely based on "A Christmas Carol", shares his name with which of Santa's reindeer?
Answer: Donner

Richard Donner also directed the 1978 film "Superman" starring Christopher Reeve. In that film Superman has a Fortress of Solitude at the North Pole - not far from Santa's workshop, then!
    Your options: [ Prancer ] [ Blitzen ] [ Donner ] [ Rudolph ]
  From Quiz: "Santa Day" Night At The Movies
34 In which movie does Billy Bob Thornton appear as a not-so-savory Santa Claus impersonator?
Answer: Bad Santa

The 2003 film 'Bad Santa', about a conman who poses as Santa Claus so he can steal from department stores, is directed by Terry Zwigoff and also features Tony Cox, Cloris Leachman, Bernie Mac and John Ritter.
    Your options: [ Naughty Santa ] [ Evil Santa ] [ Bad Santa ] [ Wicked Santa ]
  From Quiz: Santa Claus in the Movies
35 The original 1966 animated version of Dr. Seuss's Christmas book 'How the Grinch Stole Christmas!' has simply become a classic. Which actor, known for his horror film roles, provided both the narration for this show and the voice of the Grinch?
Answer: Boris Karloff

Boris Karloff does the Grinch's voice only during spoken lines. The singing was performed by Thurl Ravenscroft, who is better known as the voice of Tony the Tiger, of Kellogg's Frosted Flakes fame.
    Your options: [ Peter Lorre ] [ Bela Lugosi ] [ Boris Karloff ] [ Lon Chaney, Jr. ]
  From Quiz: Christmas in Film I
36 What is the name of the classic Christmas story that features Clara, The Sugar Plum Fairy and the Mouse King and is more commonly a ballet?
Answer: The Nutcracker

Clara receives a Nutcracker for Christmas. That night, he comes alive, defeats the Mouse King and takes Clara to a fairyland. The 1993 movie starred Macaulay Culkin as the Nutcracker. "The Nutcracker Prince", a 1990 cartoon featured the voice talents of Peter O'Toole and Kiefer Sutherland, among others. I grew up with the 1977 version starring Mikhail Baryshnikov as the Nutcracker/Prince and Gelsey Kirkland as Clara.
  From Quiz: It's a Wonderful Christmas Movie, Part II
37 In 1988, Ernest made a Christmas movie where he helped Santa find a successor. What is the movie called?
Answer: Ernest Saves Christmas

Jim Varney, best known for playing Ernest P. Worrel, is also the voice of Slinky Dog in the "Toy Story" movies. In true Ernest style, this movie is filled with slapstick comedy galore, as Santa retires but names a washed-up children's show host as his successor. Then the real Santa lands in jail, and only Ernest can save him.
  From Quiz: It's a Wonderful Christmas Movie, Part I
38 What did the Mayor try to give Martha Mae Who, so that she would marry him?
Answer: A huge ring and and a red sports car

The Grinch scratched the car with his finger.
  From Quiz: Katie's Favorite Christmas Movies
39 In 'Home Alone', what name do the two robbers give themselves?
Answer: Wet Bandits

Did I fool anyone with 'Sticky Bandits'? This is what Marv decides they should call themselves in the sequel: 'Home Alone 2: Lost In New York'
  From Quiz: Christmas Movies - Gotta Love 'Em
40 What Christmas song are these words from? "There's a tree in the Grand Hotel, one in the park as well..."
Answer: It's Beginning to Look a lot like Christmas

I wonder if they are referring to the Grand Hotel on Mackinaw Island in Michigan? Do you think they meant The Grand Hotel in Vegas, The MGM Grand? Maybe they meant the Grand Hotel Francais in Paris, France. Actually, I have been to all three places, just walked by, but didn't stay at any of them.
  From Quiz: What Christmas Movie Am I? - Part 2
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