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1. While not specifically a Christmas song, this 1949 song is usually associated with the holiday season. Its title has something to do with a very sweet treat (you can roast them over a fire). Name the song.
2. American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow wrote a poem that eventually became the lyrics for "I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day." Name this poem.
3. Which song from the musical "The Sound of Music" has been adopted as a Christmas song?
4. The wonderful Christmas song "Silver Bells" was first sung by Bob Hope in which 1951 movie?
5. One of the greatest preachers of the nineteenth century, Phillips Brooks, penned one of America's most beloved carols during his seven-year tenure as rector of the Church of the Holy Trinity in Philadelphia. Brooks wrote the lyrics to what carol?
6. The English poet, Christina Rossetti, wrote a poem that became the lyrics to a Christmas carol. Which one?
7. It first aired on TV December 9, 1965. The network executives were certain it would flop. Based on characters created by Charles Schulz, what is the name of this Christmas special?
8. In 1977 Bing Crosby performed a duet "Little Drummer Boy/Peace on Earth" on his holiday special. Which famous rock star performed with Bing?
9. It is the earliest carol ever written in the Americas and is also the most famous carol ever translated from a Native American tongue. What is the name of this carol?
10. Which Christmas opera, composed by Gian Carlo Menotti, was the first opera ever written specifically for television?
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