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1.
  Oh Tannenbaum   top quiz  
Label Quiz
 10 Qns
Since the birth of Christ, carols have been sung in celebration. Sometimes the tunes for these songs spring from traditional folk music. Match the carol with the country from which the tune (not words) originated.
Difficult, 10 Qns, VegemiteKid, Jan 27 24
Difficult
VegemiteKid gold member
Jan 27 24
79 plays
2.
  Christmas Music Revisited   top quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
This quiz was originally created by editor ralzzz who deserves full credit for the interesting information. It appeared in the 2013 Advent Calendar in a multiple choice format. We revisit it now in a match format.
Easier, 10 Qns, MotherGoose, Dec 09 23
Easier
MotherGoose editor
Dec 09 23
412 plays
3.
  Do You Know "Once In Royal David's City"   great trivia quiz  
Fun Fill-It
 17 Qns
"Once in Royal David's City" is one of the world's most popular Christmas carols, but how well do you remember all six verses? Can you fill in the blanks in the text with the correct words on the right?
Very Easy, 17 Qns, stedman, Dec 12 23
Very Easy
stedman editor
Dec 12 23
269 plays
4.
  Christmas Lyrics - Give the Title    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
There have been many great Christmas songs written over the years. See how much you know about some festive tunes with this lyrics quiz.
Average, 10 Qns, Stoaty, Oct 31 23
Average
Stoaty gold member
Oct 31 23
778 plays
5.
  Santa Claus: A Musical Biography editor best quiz   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Santa Claus is famously cheerful and a generous giver to children - but how much do we really know about his life? Perhaps the many songs about him will give us some clues ...
Average, 10 Qns, CellarDoor, Dec 14 10
Average
CellarDoor gold member
11941 plays
6.
Christmas Playlist for Aging Rockers
  Christmas Playlist for Aging Rockers   top quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
In this Editors' Advent quiz we explore Christmas songs from the Rock Era. In that time we have gone from flipping 45s after each song to creating streaming play lists. Here are just a few that have endured over the years. Enjoy!
Easier, 10 Qns, 1nn1, Sep 08 23
Easier
1nn1 gold member
Sep 08 23
968 plays
7.
Some Aussie Chrissie Songs
  Some Aussie Chrissie Songs   best quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
The imagery of most traditional Christmas songs doesn't really fit with the experience of an Australian mid-summer Christmas. These songs (some parodies, some original) address the issue.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, looney_tunes, Dec 21 21
Very Easy
looney_tunes editor
Dec 21 21
289 plays
8.
Artists Who Have Recorded Christmas CDs
  Artists Who Have Recorded Christmas CDs   top quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
"Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat..." One of the joys of Christmas is music. It can put you into the spirit of the coming season and trigger memories of Christmases past.
Average, 10 Qns, skunkee, Jan 30 21
Average
skunkee editor
Jan 30 21
2749 plays
9.
  Christmas Carols Chaos!    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is a very fun quiz that asks how well you know Christmas music! I'll give you a description, and all you have to do is tell me which song best fits it!
Very Easy, 10 Qns, Priscilla9, Jul 29 14
Very Easy
Priscilla9
13590 plays
10.
  Christmas Music Mixture   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
If you're like me, you enjoy the Christmas season while listening to Christmas music...
Easier, 15 Qns, vixnn, Nov 10 04
Easier
vixnn
12426 plays
trivia question Quick Question
"You're a mean one, Mr. Grinch. You really are a heel, you're as cuddly as a ___________, you're as charming as an eel, Mr. Grinch"

From Quiz "Christmas Music Mixture"




11.
  The 12 Days of Christmas   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
This is a quiz about the modern version of the song 'The 12 Days of Christmas'. Name the items received each day and three True or False questions. Give it a try, have fun and Good Luck!
Easier, 15 Qns, califredrose, Apr 17 23
Easier
califredrose
Apr 17 23
15894 plays
12.
  Christmas Covers for the Ages   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
There is so much good Christmas music out there, it's no wonder that artists want to cover different songs to try and capitalize on their success and to put their own twist on them. See what you know of these songs.
Average, 10 Qns, LeoDaVinci, Jan 03 22
Average
LeoDaVinci editor
Jan 03 22
619 plays
13.
  Famous Christmas Songs   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Hey all, this is my first quiz, I hope you enjoy it, please rate when you are done! I will give you a famous line from a Christmas song and you supply me with the name of that song. Pretty easy; good luck and have fun!
Easier, 10 Qns, PreLives1992, May 27 16
Easier
PreLives1992
7157 plays
14.
  Greatest Christmas Hits 1935-1954   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
These are American recordings that reached the Billboard charts between the years 1935-1954. How many of these mostly standards can you name?
Easier, 10 Qns, conundrum49, May 08 19
Easier
conundrum49
May 08 19
2989 plays
15.
Melodies and Motifs Christmas Carols Again
  Melodies and Motifs: Christmas Carols Again editor best quiz   popular trivia quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
Here are ten more sheet music snippits of Christmas Carols. Can you recognize each melody?
Average, 10 Qns, qrayx, May 05 23
Average
qrayx
May 05 23
217 plays
16.
  The Novelty of Christmas Songs   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Besides your usual Christmas carols, there are some that are called 'novelty songs'. This quiz is based on some of them! Enjoy, (and don't let too many of them get stuck in your head!)
Average, 10 Qns, NalaMarie, Dec 15 08
Average
NalaMarie gold member
3403 plays
17.
  10 Questions about Christmas Carols   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
We'll give you a line, you tell us which carol it's from.
Average, 10 Qns, willow38, Apr 12 23
Average
willow38
Apr 12 23
7245 plays
18.
  Bob & Doug McKenzie's 12 Days of Christmas    
Ordering Quiz
 12 Qns
A quiz of Bob & Doug McKenzie's parody of the 12 days of Christmas that you will need to order the items of the twelve days of Christmas. Start with the first day of Christmas and work towards the twelfth day of Christmas.
Very Easy, 12 Qns, SLAPSHOT4, Mar 02 22
Very Easy
SLAPSHOT4 gold member
Mar 02 22
550 plays
19.
  Owl Be Home For Christmas Part 3   popular trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Jiminy Crickets, it's happened a third time. Animals have escaped and entered Christmas song titles. Choose the correct word that goes in the Christmas song. This will be the last time, I promise.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, pennie1478, Aug 31 20
Recommended for grades: 1,2
Very Easy
pennie1478 gold member
Aug 31 20
639 plays
20.
  Owl Be Home For Christmas    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Jiminy Crickets! Animals have taken over the titles of Christmas songs. To restore order to Christmas songs everywhere, replace the animal with the correct word in the title. Quiz title came from paulmallon.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, pennie1478, Oct 01 19
Very Easy
pennie1478 gold member
Oct 01 19
759 plays
21.
Melodies and Motifs Christmas Carols
  Melodies and Motifs: Christmas Carols   top quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
Each question in this quiz is a short sheet music snippit of a Christmas Carol. Can you name each melody?
Average, 10 Qns, qrayx, Nov 20 22
Average
qrayx
Nov 20 22
169 plays
22.
  Missing Letters -- Christmas Carols    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I've done a series of quizzes based on the titles of sacred hymns with missing letters, so I thought it would be timely to do one on a similar theme with Christmas carols. Each title below has the vowels, and sometimes the letter 'Y', removed.
Easier, 10 Qns, Cowrofl, Dec 07 15
Easier
Cowrofl
690 plays
23.
  Deck the Halls with Christmas Songs   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
O come all ye faithful quiztakers and answer questions on a variety of Christmas tunes. Hope yule enjoy it!
Average, 10 Qns, Polaris101, Dec 23 20
Average
Polaris101 gold member
Dec 23 20
5276 plays
24.
  Owl Be Home For Christmas Part 2    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Jiminy Crickets! It's happened again. Animals have taken over Christmas songs. All you have to do to restore order is match the correct word in the title of the Christmas song.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, pennie1478, Oct 08 19
Very Easy
pennie1478 gold member
Oct 08 19
571 plays
25.
  White Christmas    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Test your knowledge on one of the most popular songs of the 20th century, Bing Crosby's 1942 tune, "White Christmas."
Easier, 10 Qns, cardsfan_027, May 04 22
Easier
cardsfan_027 gold member
May 04 22
438 plays
26.
  Splash's All Star Christmas Playlist   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Pop songs at Christmas, don't you just love them? Pity, though, the poor shop staff who have to listen to them ad nauseam from the start of November. Identify the artists behind these 15.
Easier, 15 Qns, darksplash, Dec 08 19
Easier
darksplash gold member
Dec 08 19
403 plays
27.
  Sessions Presents: Sounds of the Season!    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
As I write this, it is three days past Thanksgiving, 2016 and the airwaves are already filled with holiday music! I'll give you a line from a Christmas classic and you match it with the song title! Have fun and Happy Holidays!
Easier, 10 Qns, Bob9491, Nov 29 16
Easier
Bob9491
836 plays
28.
  Christmas Carols at the Chalet School   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Elinor M Brent-Dyer's 'Chalet School' books have featured Christmas plays and concerts, featuring several carols, both classic and obscure. This quiz is about some of them. NB: you don't have to have read the books to play the quiz!
Average, 10 Qns, Kankurette, Dec 07 19
Average
Kankurette gold member
Dec 07 19
225 plays
29.
  Politically Correct Christmas Songs    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This should be as much fun to play as it was to write. Have fun with it. Interesting info. came from hymnals.org.
Easier, 10 Qns, pennie1478, Aug 30 22
Easier
pennie1478 gold member
Aug 30 22
6941 plays
30.
  Test yourself! Christmas Music Quiz    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
There are several Christmas songs played on the radio that I wait the whole year for. Do you recognize these all-time favorites recorded by members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?
Average, 10 Qns, ralzzz, Apr 17 21
Average
ralzzz gold member
Apr 17 21
2537 plays
31.
  Christmas Music Trivia   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
How well do you know Christmas Music?
Average, 10 Qns, OlaM, Nov 22 18
Average
OlaM
Nov 22 18
5067 plays
32.
  Santa Baby   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I've been giving my Christmas songs playlist a workout over the last few days and "Santa Baby" has popped up a number of times, so I've been inspired to write a quiz about this tongue-in-cheek adult Christmas list.
Average, 10 Qns, NatalieW, Dec 23 08
Average
NatalieW gold member
2280 plays
33.
  Christmas Songs In Other Words    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here is a quiz about some Christmas Holiday songs where the title is put into other words. Have a Happy Holiday!
Easier, 10 Qns, bigjohnsludge, Dec 15 16
Easier
bigjohnsludge gold member
1494 plays
34.
  What Christmas Carol Are These Words From?   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
In this quiz, I give you some words and you answer by selecting what Christmas carol they are from. I hope you have as much fun playing this quiz as I did creating it. Keep smiling and may God bless. David in Canada.
Average, 10 Qns, Cowrofl, Dec 01 16
Average
Cowrofl
925 plays
35.
  KRMP's Holiday Top Ten   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Less Christmassy holiday songs
So we at KRMP 122.5 don't care that much about Christmas - but we do care enough about our listener figures, which means, yeah, we will play Christmas favorites. Just don't expect "Silent Night" or "Joy to the World". We prefer some different emotions.
Average, 10 Qns, WesleyCrusher, Dec 07 22
Average
WesleyCrusher editor
Dec 07 22
516 plays
36.
  Know Your Favorite Christmas Songs    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Some of us sing the same Christmas songs year-after-year but what do we really know about those songs? Here is a bit of background and/or information about some of the most popular and traditional Christmas songs.
Average, 10 Qns, cowboybluedog, Feb 08 20
Average
cowboybluedog gold member
Feb 08 20
313 plays
37.
  Snippets of Carols    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
I'll give you a phrase from a Christmas carol; you match it to the correct song's title. Merry Christmas!
Average, 10 Qns, austinnene, Dec 09 16
Average
austinnene
532 plays
38.
  Lock, Stock, and Carol    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The Christmas Carols are sad because modern Christmas songs are stealing their thunder. Who shares the joys of Christmas better? Let's have a sing-off and find out!
Average, 10 Qns, malik24, Oct 13 11
Average
malik24
768 plays
39.
  Hymn Stories, Christmas   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz is about some of the most popular Christmas hymns and the stories behind them.
Average, 10 Qns, wordwalker, Jun 05 14
Average
wordwalker
1979 plays
40.
  Some of Our Favorite Christmas Carols    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here are some of the favorite Christmas carols of members of 'A Joyful Noise'. Hope you have fun playing this quiz -- and singing along. People wanting to join our group are welcome to contact individual members for an invite.
Average, 10 Qns, Cowrofl, Dec 03 16
Average
Cowrofl
533 plays
41.
  Christmas Songs by Bridge    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Many Christmas/Winter songs are written in the standard AABA form. How many of these seasonal favorites do you recognize by the B section or bridge?
Average, 15 Qns, Catreona, Dec 18 22
Average
Catreona gold member
Dec 18 22
367 plays
42.
  My Favourite Christmas Songs    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
For me, Christmas starts in early November when the Music TV channels start playing their Christmas songs! I've picked my ten favourite modern Christmas songs - can you match them with their artist?
Average, 10 Qns, ClarkyB, Nov 10 17
Average
ClarkyB
Nov 10 17
324 plays
43.
  It's Beginning to Sound a Lot Like Christmas    
Multiple Choice
 25 Qns
Christmas classics - some old, some new, some very old! Give it a go and enjoy it. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Average, 25 Qns, baker13, Dec 16 10
Average
baker13
1279 plays
44.
  Sing Me a Christmas Song   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Christmas in Australia is in summer. Lots of Aussies go to the beach, have a barbecue, picnic or laze around the pool. We do have a Christmas tree, lights and decorations and sing Christmas songs. Can you "Sing Me a Christmas Song?"
Average, 10 Qns, wenray, Mar 27 18
Average
wenray
Mar 27 18
753 plays
45.
  What Christmas Carol Are These Words From? -- #3   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
In this quiz, I give you some words and you answer by selecting what Christmas carol they are from. This is my third installment but making this one a bit different is some of the songs used are of the contemporary nature.
Average, 10 Qns, Cowrofl, Dec 16 15
Average
Cowrofl
572 plays
46.
  What Christmas Carol Are These Words From? -- #2   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
In this quiz, I give you some words and you answer by selecting what Christmas carol they are from. I hope you have as much fun playing this quiz as I did creating it. This is my second installment in the series featuring Christmas carols
Average, 10 Qns, Cowrofl, Dec 13 15
Average
Cowrofl
499 plays
47.
  Christmas Concerts   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
December is a busy time at the agony household, as we hurry from one concert to another. Both at home and at work, the air is filled with song, as musicians and singers learn their parts.
Average, 10 Qns, agony, Dec 05 07
Average
agony editor
1938 plays
48.
  Christmas Carols.    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
There are some splendid Christmas carols that we sing each year. How well do you remember the words of them? Choose the carol from which the words I give you are taken.
Average, 10 Qns, beckyel, Oct 02 11
Average
beckyel
4865 plays
49.
  Number Twos On The Christmas Charts    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
On the British pop music scene, having a number one single at Christmas is much sought after. Not all can be number one though, some are number two. Here are ten that did not quite make it to the top of the Christmas tree..
Average, 10 Qns, darksplash, Jan 27 21
Average
darksplash gold member
Jan 27 21
233 plays
50.
  Christmas Carols - Lesser Known Second Lines   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz will test you on a number of well-known Christmas carols and hymns by giving you the first line of the second verse.
Average, 10 Qns, justin_ingels, Jan 08 11
Average
justin_ingels
1551 plays
51.
  Songs for the Holiday Season    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
In the spirit of the holiday season this will be an easy quiz related to some selected Holiday songs. The selected songs are not exactly traditional. But, the answers should be pretty easy to determine.
Average, 10 Qns, OutlookDude, Dec 19 15
Average
OutlookDude gold member
579 plays
52.
  Christmas Carols, Not!    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Here are ten songs that are associated with Christmas, but actually make no mention of the December holiday. For this quiz, match the name of the song with the year that it was published.
Average, 10 Qns, Trivia_Fan54, Jul 15 21
Average
Trivia_Fan54 gold member
Jul 15 21
159 plays
53.
  BBB's Christmas Carols    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
In this quiz we are going to ask some questions about Christmas Carols that support the Biblical Christmas. Have fun!
Average, 10 Qns, j-zilch, Dec 20 10
Average
j-zilch
979 plays
54.
  Fa la la la la, la la la la   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Everyone loves to go a-caroling, so here is a quiz all about Christmas music. Happy holidays!
Average, 15 Qns, theMagpie, Nov 04 04
Average
theMagpie
3659 plays
55.
  The Huron Carol   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
What do you know about this hauntingly beautiful piece of music? The questions are mostly about the modern English version.
Average, 10 Qns, catamount, Nov 03 05
Average
catamount
637 plays
56.
  Kankurette's Alternative Christmas Playlist   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Slade, Wizzard, Paul McCartney, Wham, Cliff Richard...they've appeared on plenty of festive playlists, but I've decided to compile a playlist of some alternative and/or lesser-known festive favourites.
Average, 10 Qns, Kankurette, Dec 08 18
Average
Kankurette gold member
Dec 08 18
163 plays
57.
  Silent Night    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
What comes next?
Average, 10 Qns, angelmouse, Jul 25 11
Average
angelmouse
5521 plays
58.
  Christmas Song Initials    
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
I will give the initials of the title of the Christmas carol or song. You figure out which one it is. If the title has only two words in it I will give you the initials from the first line too. You only need to fill in the title for the answer.
Average, 20 Qns, OozieMae, Aug 05 13
Average
OozieMae
4734 plays
59.
  Carols - Somebody Had to Write Them!    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
We all recognise the familiar carols and their tunes, but from where do they come?
Average, 10 Qns, Toeknee448, Nov 16 13
Average
Toeknee448
400 plays
60.
  Christmas Songs By Verse    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
All of these songs are perennial favorites, recorded by just about every artist who has released a Christmas album. Can you identify them from their less often heard verses?
Average, 10 Qns, Catreona, Feb 11 20
Average
Catreona gold member
Feb 11 20
389 plays
61.
  Court's In Session - Kris Kringle Presiding    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Once again, enter the courtroom of Judge Kris Kringle. See if you know the answers to the questions the court seeks. Be seated and come to order.
Average, 10 Qns, MaceoMack, Dec 21 14
Average
MaceoMack
333 plays
62.
  A Caroling With Rosy   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This special group of carolers accompanying Rosy like to sing Christmas hymns and songs that are lesser known. Would you like to join us? I think you will be surprised and delighted to learn some of our choices.
Average, 10 Qns, Irishrosy, Dec 12 13
Average
Irishrosy
362 plays
63.
  It's Christmas in Nashville   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
These Christmas songs were made popular by country music stars. See how many you recognize.
Average, 10 Qns, zil_ennov, Dec 25 08
Average
zil_ennov
697 plays
64.
  The Australian Twelve Days of Christmas    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
The Australian Twelve Days of Christmas - all answers are Australian fauna - Q1 to Q12, the last three questions are an added bonus. Enjoy - with Seasons Greetings from Down Under!
Average, 15 Qns, Engadine, Aug 07 21
Average
Engadine
Aug 07 21
950 plays
65.
  Fractured Christmas Songs    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
It would be irreverent to fracture religious Christmas songs. Fortunately, there are lots of non-religious songs about Christmas and Winter. Read these strange clues aloud and try to work out the Yule Tide titles.
Average, 10 Qns, Catreona, Dec 23 14
Average
Catreona gold member
705 plays
66.
  MTVT Christmas Concert    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The sixth form band at my school put on a Christmas concert on the 19th of December, 2007 for the whole school to watch. The concert consisted of nine Christmas songs. This quiz is about the songs that were performed at the concert.
Average, 10 Qns, high_flyer, Jan 10 08
Average
high_flyer
381 plays
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Christmas Music Trivia Questions

1. Bing Crosby had much success both on screen and in the music studio. His version of "White Christmas" has to be one of his crowning achievements, but he didn't write the song. Who did?

From Quiz
White Christmas

Answer: Irving Berlin

There seems to be a debate about where Berlin wrote the song. Some say he wrote it while staying in warm California weather. Others say it was written in New York. Berlin often took many drafts of his songs before completing them, so it may be possible it was composed in California, but finished in New York. He apparently thought this would be a hit song, telling his secretary that it was "the best song anyone ever wrote."

2. One of the world's best guitarists of all time did an instrumental cover of three holiday songs in a 1969 medley. This medley was a song that, despite there being no words, brought happiness to all who listened to it. Which was *not* one of them?

From Quiz Christmas Covers for the Ages

Answer: Joy to the World

In Jimi Hendrix's recording sessions later dubbed "Sessions: And You'll Never Hear...Surf Music Again" that were released, he performs a rendition of "Little Drummer Boy", "Silent Night", and "Auld Lang Syne" with his guitar and accompanying instruments that needs no vocals. Jimi makes his guitar croon the lyrics of these well-known Christmas and holiday tunes.

3. What song does this bridge come from? "Sleigh bells in the air Beauty everywhere Yuletide by the fireside And joyful memories there"

From Quiz Christmas Songs by Bridge

Answer: Christmas Time Is Here

Vince Guaraldi and Lee Mendelson wrote "Christmas Time Is Here" for the beloved television special "A Charlie Brown Christmas" that debuted on December 9, 1965.

4. 'Hajej, Nynjej' is one of the carols featured in the Christmas play in 'Jo Returns to the Chalet School'. In English, it is known as the 'Rocking Carol'. From which country does it come?

From Quiz Christmas Carols at the Chalet School

Answer: Czech Republic

'Hajej, Nynjej' is also known as 'Little Jesus, Sweetly Sleep' (the English lyrics are a loose translation by Percy Dearmer). The Christmas play in 'The Chalet School and Barbara' also features a Czech carol called 'Rocking', which is presumably the same one. 'Hajej, Nynjej' is thought to have originated somewhere between the 13th and 15th centuries, and has been covered by Julie Andrews as 'Rocking'. The melody bears some similarities to 'Twinkle Twinkle Little Star'.

5. 'Fairytale of New York' has been voted the best Christmas song of all time in various media polls in the UK. It is a duet between which band and singer?

From Quiz Kankurette's Alternative Christmas Playlist

Answer: The Pogues and Kirsty MacColl

Admittedly, this song is one of the more obvious choices on the playlist as it does get a lot of airplay around Christmas in the UK, but it is one of my favourite songs of all time. Like 'Thousands Are Sailing', another track on the Pogues' ,'If I Should Fall from Grace with G-d', the song is about Irish emigrants to the USA. After Kirsty MacColl's death in 2000, the Pogues have performed it live with other female singers, such as Anna Finer - daughter of Pogues' banjo player Jem Finer - Georgian singer Katie Melua, and Welsh singer and DJ Cerys Matthews. Some of the ruder lyrics have been censored on TV and radio, with one particular controversial line featuring a homophobic slur being changed to 'you're cheap and you're haggard' by MacColl on one TV performance. (The Pet Shop Boys, incidentally, beat the Pogues to the Christmas Number One in 1987, though it was with 'Always on My Mind' and not 'What Have I Done to Deserve This?', their duet with Dusty Springfield.)

6. The title of what Christmas Holiday song is represented by this sentence? It is starting to greatly appear similar to the 25th of December.

From Quiz Christmas Songs In Other Words

Answer: It's Beginning to Look A lot Like Christmas

"It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas" was written in 1951 by Meredith Willson. Willson wrote the song while he was staying in Yarmouth's Grand Hotel in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. The words "Grand Hotel" are in the song.

7. The traditional English Christmas carol, 'God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen', as originally written, had a comma in the title. Where did that punctuation mark appear?

From Quiz Some of Our Favorite Christmas Carols

Answer: after the word Merry

'God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen' is one of the oldest carols known to exist, dating back to the 16th century or even earlier. In the Middle English, the words themselves had a different meaning than they do today, at least slightly. For example, the word "rest" meant something akin to "cause to remain" or simply "to keep". The word "merry" would have meant "mighty", "bountiful" or even "prosperous". Thus, it modern English, the comma would make sense as it might best be translated as "God Keep You Mighty, Gentlemen" or with a meaning to that effect. Here are the words to 'God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen'. "God rest ye merry, gentlemen Let nothing you dismay Remember, Christ, our Saviour Was born on Christmas day To save us all from Satan's power When we were gone astray O tidings of comfort and joy, Comfort and joy O tidings of comfort and joy In Bethlehem, in Israel, This blessed Babe was born And laid within a manger Upon this blessed morn The which His Mother Mary Did nothing take in scorn O tidings of comfort and joy, Comfort and joy O tidings of comfort and joy From God our Heavenly Father A blessed Angel came; And unto certain Shepherds Brought tidings of the same: How that in Bethlehem was born The Son of God by Name. O tidings of comfort and joy, Comfort and joy O tidings of comfort and joy "Fear not then," said the Angel, "Let nothing you affright, This day is born a Saviour Of a pure Virgin bright, To free all those who trust in Him From Satan's power and might." O tidings of comfort and joy, Comfort and joy O tidings of comfort and joy The shepherds at those tidings Rejoiced much in mind, And left their flocks a-feeding In tempest, storm and wind: And went to Bethlehem straightway The Son of God to find. O tidings of comfort and joy, Comfort and joy O tidings of comfort and joy And when they came to Bethlehem Where our dear Saviour lay, They found Him in a manger, Where oxen feed on hay; His Mother Mary kneeling down, Unto the Lord did pray. O tidings of comfort and joy, Comfort and joy O tidings of comfort and joy Now to the Lord sing praises, All you within this place, And with true love and brotherhood Each other now embrace; This holy tide of Christmas All other doth deface. O tidings of comfort and joy, Comfort and joy O tidings of comfort and joy." Question by Logcrawler

8. The song "Christmas Celebration" can be found on the album "Roomful of Christmas". What is the name of the band known for blues, big band and swing sounds that are featured on this album?

From Quiz Songs for the Holiday Season

Answer: Roomful of Blues

"Roomful of Christmas" is a 1997 album by the band Roomful of Blues. A cover of Lloyd Glenn's "Christmas Celebration" is the first track on the album, and it closes with Lowell Fulson's "I Want to Spend Christmas With You". Between those two songs the band mostly covers more traditional holiday tunes like "White Christmas" and "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas". If you like blues and big band sounds this is a good album try for some holiday season variety. Roomful of Blues was originally founded by Duke Robillard and Al Copley in 1967. While band members have changed the group has stayed active for more than 45 years. Featuring a tight swing and big band sound Roomful of Blues has been nominated for numerous Grammy awards. At the Blues Music Awards in 2005 they received the award for Blues Band of the Year. You can also hear Roomful of Blues on the 2009 album "Alligator Records Genuine Houserockin' Christmas" performing "Santa Claus, Do You Ever Get the Blues". A few other songs from that album are listed below. Coco Montoya - "A Bluesman's Christmas" Shemekia Copeland - "Stay a Little Longer, Santa" Little Charlie and The Nightcats - "It's Christmas Time Again (Spend, Spend, Spend)" Saffire - The Uppity Blues Women - "Really Been Good This Year". If you like that album you can also try the 1992 release "The Alligator Records Christmas Collection". A few of the songs from that album are listed here. Koko Taylor - "Have You Heard the News?" Little Charlie and The Nightcats - "Santa Claus" Lil' Ed and the Blues Imperials - "I'm Your Santa" Charles Brown - "Boogie Woogie Santa Claus"

9. What Christmas carol are these words from? "While shepherds kept their watching Over silent flocks by night, Behold throughout the heavens, There shone a holy light."

From Quiz What Christmas Carol Are These Words From? -- #2

Answer: Go Tell It On the Mountain

'Go Tell It On The Mountain', written by John W. Work, is the correct answer. Work was born in Nashville, Tenn., but no one is certain about the year. (Some Websites state 1871 and others 1873.) According to Wikipedia Work "was the first African-American collector of folk songs and spirituals, and also a choral director, educationalist and songwriter." He also owned a music publishing company called Work Brothers and Hart. Here are the words to the Christmas carol 'Go Tell It On the Mountain': "While shepherds kept their watching Over silent flocks by night, Behold throughout the heavens, There shone a holy light: Go, Tell It On The Mountain, Over the hills and everywhere; Go, Tell It On The Mountain That Jesus Christ is born. The shepherds feared and trembled When lo! above the earth Rang out the angel chorus That hailed our Saviour's birth: Go, Tell It On The Mountain, Over the hills and everywhere; Go, Tell It On The Mountain That Jesus Christ is born. Down in a lowly manger Our humble Christ was born And God send us salvation, That blessed Christmas morn: Go, Tell It On The Mountain, Over the hills and everywhere; Go, Tell It On The Mountain That Jesus Christ is born. When I am a seeker, I seek both night and day; I seek the Lord to help me, And He shows me the way: Go, Tell It On The Mountain, Over the hills and everywhere; Go, Tell It On The Mountain That Jesus Christ is born. He made me a watchman Upon the city wall, And if I am a Christian, I am the least of all. Go, Tell It On The Mountain, Over the hills and everywhere; Go, Tell It On The Mountain That Jesus Christ is born."

10. What Christmas carol are these words from? "I love Thee, Lord Jesus, look down from the sky And stay by my cradle til morning is nigh. Be near me, Lord Jesus, I ask Thee to stay Close by me forever, and love me, I pray."

From Quiz What Christmas Carol Are These Words From?

Answer: Away In a Manger

According to Wikipedia, the words for 'Away In a Manger' were first published in the May 1884 issue of 'The Myrtle', a periodical of the Universalist Publishing House in Boston, Massachusetts. Legend has it Martin Luther wrote the classic song, but various Websites report such a view is incorrect. The consensus is 'Away In a Manger' was probably written in the mid-1800s by an anonymous American. "Although we may never know who wrote the song we can still find inspiration in the story of the song itself," states the Website Bibleheartburn.com. "It tells us of the incredible humble birth of the greatest man who ever lived and the more I think of it the deeper in awe I fall. This song for children also reminds me of Jesus' words teaching us that to such belong the kingdom of heaven. We must learn to become like children in order to commune with God." Here are the words to 'Away In a Manger': "Away in a manger, no crib for a bed, The little Lord Jesus laid down his sweet head. The stars in the sky looked down where He lay, The little Lord Jesus asleep in the hay. The cattle are lowing, the Baby awakes, But little Lord Jesus no crying He makes. I love Thee, Lord Jesus, look down from the sky And stay by my cradle til morning is nigh. Be near me, Lord Jesus, I ask Thee to stay Close by me forever, and love me, I pray. Bless all the dear children in Thy tender care, And take us to heaven, to live with Thee there."

11. JY T TH WRLD What is this Christmas carol title, with the vowels removed?

From Quiz Missing Letters -- Christmas Carols

Answer: Joy to the World

'Joy to the World' is the correct answer. The ever-popular Christmas carol was written by Englishman Isaac Watts in 1719. According to Wikipedia, Watts based the carol on the second half of Psalm 98. "The music was adapted and arranged to Watts' lyrics by Lowell Mason in 1839 from an older melody." Wikipedia reports. Wikipedia also states as of the late 20th century, 'Joy to the World' was the most-published Christmas hymn in North America. Here are the words to 'Joy to the World': "Joy to the world! The Lord is come; Let earth receive her king; Let every heart prepare Him room, And heaven and nature sing, And heaven and nature sing, And heaven, and heaven, and nature sing. Joy to the earth! the Savior reigns; Let men their songs employ; While fields and floods, rocks, hills, and plains Repeat the sounding joy, Repeat the sounding joy, Repeat, repeat the sounding joy. No more let sins and sorrows grow, Nor thorns infest the ground; He comes to make His blessings flow Far as the curse is found, Far as the curse is found, Far as, far as, the curse is found. He rules the world with truth and grace, And makes the nations prove The glories of His righteousness, And wonders of His love, And wonders of His love, And wonders, wonders, of His love."

12. This Christmas hymn/carol focuses on direction and hope. Its first line is "Star of the East O Bethlehem's star". Which is the second line of this hymn?

From Quiz A Caroling With Rosy

Answer: Guiding us on to heaven afar

The lyrics of the carol, "Star of the East", were written by George Cooper. The second line of the hymn is "guiding us on to heaven afar". Cooper was a poet of the late 1800s and a friend to Stephen Foster with whom he collaborated during Foster's declining years. Other "guide word lines" occur throughout remaining stanzas, such as: "Help us to follow where Thou still dost guide", and "Guide us still onward to that blessed shore".

13. This question is about one of the most famous Christmas songs ever. What is the missing word from the title of this Christmas song? "________, the Red Nosed Reindeer"

From Quiz Sing Me a Christmas Song

Answer: Rudolph

"Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer" was a song first recorded in 1949 by Harry Brannon, but a version by Gene Autry a few weeks later went to number one in the US during the Christmas week in 1949. The song went on to sell about 25 million copies. It has been covered by Bing Crosby, Spike Jones and His City Slickers and Dean Martin, to name a few.

14. Who wrote the words for the Christmas song "Silent Night"?

From Quiz BBB's Christmas Carols

Answer: Joseph Mohr

Joseph Mohr wrote the lyrics and Franz Xaver Gruber wrote the music to this song in 1816. In 1818 the song was performed for the very first time at Nikolaus-Kirche (Church of St. Nicholas) in Oberndorf, Austria. In 1859 John Freeman Young translated it to the English version we sing today. The melody of the English version and the original version differ slightly. Gruber's music to the tune was a dance-like song in 6/8 rather than the slower version we sing today. In the early 1900s the Church of St. Nicholas in Austria was demolished by a flood. In its place was built Stille-Nacht-Gedächtniskapelle, Silent Night Merorial Chapel, in remembrance of the song. Question by Jimmy(J-Zilch)

15. Name the song whose second verse begins: "Joy to the World, the Savior reigns!".

From Quiz Christmas Carols - Lesser Known Second Lines

Answer: Joy to the World

The lyrics are based on Psalm 98 and were intended to be a song that glorified Christ's return rather than his birth.

16. This Christmas hymn in its original language was called, "Stille Nacht! Heilige Nacht!", and at one time it was also called, "The Tyrolean Folk Song". What is one of the most beloved Christmas hymns called today?

From Quiz Hymn Stories, Christmas

Answer: Silent Night

Many stories have been written about this hymn, some are pure fiction and others greatly embellish the actual known facts. Joseph Krol, a Catholic priest, pastored a small village church in Mariapfarr, Austria and may have written the words to this hymn there. He was later sent to Oberndorf, Austria. Krol loved to play the guitar and he took the words to Franz Gruber, an organist and music teacher, and ask him to write a guitar accompaniment for it. It was performed for the first time during midnight mass at St. Nicholas Cathedral in Oberndorf. Karl Mauracher, an organ repairman, was primarily responsible for copying and distributing it throughout the region as the "Tyrolean Folk Song". In a short amount of time the hymn was being sung throughout Europe. Joseph Krol was for many years not recognized as the author of this hymn. He was known to give most of his earnings to care for the elderly and the education of poor children. He died penniless pastoring a church in an alpine ski area. In many ways his life reflects the true spirit of Christmas more than the many fictional stories surrounding the writing of this hymn.

17. This Irving Berlin song was introduced in the 1942 film "Holiday Inn". Bing Crosby sang it along with help from the Ken Darby Singers and John Scott Trotter's Orchestra. What was the song's title?

From Quiz Greatest Christmas Hits 1935-1954

Answer: White Christmas

"White Christmas" by Bing Crosby is the right answer. The song won an Academy Award and went on to be the best selling Christmas single with over 30 million copies sold. Crosby rerecorded the song in 1947 and it went on to chart for an amazing 20 straight Christmas seasons.

18. What kind of fur does the singer want Santa to bring her?

From Quiz Santa Baby

Answer: Sable

"Santa baby, slip a sable under the tree for me..." Perhaps not a terribly politically correct Christmas present in this day and age, but very expensive - the singer obviously begins her Christmas list as she means to go on! Sable fur is so expensive that these days it is most commonly used as trim on items, rather than constructing complete garments from it.

19. What country music star sings, "All I Want For Christmas Is A Real Good Tan"?

From Quiz It's Christmas in Nashville

Answer: Kenny Chesney

Kenny Chesney released the Christmas album, "All I Want For Christmas Is A Real Good Tan", in 2003. The song was written by Paul Overstreet.

20. What did Mommy do to Santa Claus after she kissed him?

From Quiz The Novelty of Christmas Songs

Answer: tickled him

In 1952, "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus" reached #1 on the Billboard chart. Jimmy Boyd recorded the song when he was a month away from turning 13 years old. "I saw Mommy kissing Santa Claus, Underneath the mistletoe last night, She didn't see me creep, Down the stairs to have a peep, She thought that I was tucked up in my bedroom fast asleep. Then, I saw Mommy tickle Santa Claus, Underneath his beard so snowy white, Oh, what a laugh it would have been, If Daddy had only seen, Mommy kissing Santa Claus last night."

21. What famous Christmas song is this from? "On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me, a partridge in a pear tree."

From Quiz Famous Christmas Songs

Answer: 12 Days of Christmas

The children's rhyme was originally published in a book called "Mirth Without Mischief" in 1780.

22. Who wrote the Christmas Carol "Sleigh Ride?"

From Quiz Christmas Music Trivia

Answer: Leroy Anderson

"Sleigh Ride" is included with Christmas music although it does not mention the Christmas Holiday at all.

23. Many artists have recorded "Little Drummer Boy" over the years, but which lady rocker included her version on a 1981 album?

From Quiz Deck the Halls with Christmas Songs

Answer: Joan Jett

Also known as "Carol of the Drum", this touching song tells of a young boy who has no gift to give the baby Jesus, so he plays his drum for him. "Little Drummer Boy" was included on Jett's 1981 album, "I Love Rock 'N Roll". Another notable rendition of the song was by Bing Crosby and David Bowie, who recorded a duet of "Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy" for Crosby's 1977 Christmas special. This version was later released as a single in 1982.

24. From which famous carol is this line: "The cattle are lowing, the poor baby wakes...."?

From Quiz Christmas Carols

Answer: Away in a Manger

The music was composed in 1895 ten years after the words were published. The author is unknown.

25. Three wise men are following a bright star to find a newborn king in the little town of Bethlehem. These three men bear three gifts: gold, frankincense, and myrrh.

From Quiz Christmas Carols Chaos!

Answer: We Three Kings

This song describes the three wise men's visit to baby Jesus. "We three Kings of Orient are Bearing gifts, we traverse afar. Field and fountain moor and mountain, following yonder star."

26. The Huron Carol was written by a French missionary among the Hurons. The Jesuit missionaries were known as "blackrobes". In what century did they begin their missionary work in North America?

From Quiz The Huron Carol

Answer: 17th century

French missionaries began to arrive in "Huronia" around 1615. Father Jean de Brebeuf, one of the eight Canadian martyrs, spent many years among the Hurons, sharing their life and work. The Hurons called him "Echon" - "One who carries burdens". In 1641/42 he wrote "Jesous Ahatonhia" in the Huron language. He used the French song "Une jeune pucelle" for the tune. He was captured and killed by the Iroquois when they attacked the Hurons in 1649.

27. Complete the song lyric: "Up on the housetop the reindeer ___________"

From Quiz Fa la la la la, la la la la

Answer: pause

"Up on the housetop the reindeer pause, Out jumps good old Santa Claus; Down thro' the chimney with lots of toys, All for the little ones' Christmas joys." The song was written by Benjamin Russell Hanby.

28. 'O come, Thou Rod of Jesse, free Thine own from Satan's tyranny.'

From Quiz Christmas Carols.

Answer: O Come Emmanuel

The text was translated by Henry Sloane Coffin and the tune, called Veni Emmanuel was a French piece. As several people have written correction notes, you may be interested to know that 'The First Nowell' seems to be the English version of the carol. In church in England, I never saw it spelt Noel for this carol, although Noel is the spelling used more often otherwise.

29. Excitement all over the Earth.

From Quiz Politically Correct Christmas Songs

Answer: Joy to the World

The words for 'Joy to the World' were written by Isaac Watts in 1719. The music was written in 1822 by Lowell Mason, who took the arrangement from Georg Handel. The hymn comes from the Psalm of David.

30. Which classic Christmas song starts with the line "Snow is falling all around me"?

From Quiz Christmas Lyrics - Give the Title

Answer: Merry Christmas Everyone

'Merry Christmas Everyone' is a Christmas song written by Bob Heattie and originally recorded by the Welsh singer Shakin' Stevens. The song was released in November 1985 and was the Christmas number one in the UK charts for the same year.

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