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Fun Word Game: Holiday Carol Trivia

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Test your vocabulary and your holiday song knowledge with this fun trivia game!

The rules are pretty simple (it’s the words that are hard!) In round 1 read each clue and try to figure out what holiday song title is being referenced. For example, if the clue is Flicker, flicker, small heavenly body, simply replace the words in the clue with synonyms to a popular song (Twinkle, Twinkle, little star). Easy, right? Round 2 gets a little tougher. Instead of song titles the clues reference popular lines from holiday songs. The hint example is Similar to crystallized carbon in the upper atmosphere … when we replace the words with synonyms again we get Like a diamond in the sky … from “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star.” Make sure you name the line and the song it comes from!

My family loves playing this kind of game. Last year we played Dickens’ A Christmas Carol trivia! It’s a great way to get together, laugh, and enjoy the seasonal spirit.

This year, we’ve added two special bonus rounds at the end! Guess what popular Christmas songs belong to some lesser known lyrics! Then answer trivia questions from famous carols!

Grab a dictionary, some friends, and maybe some eggnog (if you’re home) and take a stab at some of these clues! Click the link at the bottom for answers.

Round 1: Popular holiday song titles – Name the song!

Example: Flicker, flicker, small heavenly body =Twinkle, Twinkle, little star
1. Quadruped with crimson proboscis
2. 5pm to 6am without noise
3. Miniscule hamlet in the far east
4. Ancient benevolent despot
5. Adorn the vestibule
6. Exuberance directed to the planet
7. Listen, aerial spirits harmonizing
8. Monarchial trio
9. Yonder in the haystack
10. Assemble, everyone who is steadfast
11. O hallowed evening
12. Fantasies of a colorless December 25th
13. Shiny-gray tintinnabula
14. A dozen 24-hour Yule periods
15. Befell during the transparent 12am hour
16. Homo sapien of crystallized vapor
17. I merely desire a pair of incisors
18. I spied my maternal parent osculating a fat man in red
19. Perambulating through a December solstice fantasy
20. Aloft on the acme of the abode
21. Gelatinous-sugar planet
22. My return is scheduled for December 25th.
23. Old times, especially times fondly remembered.
24. I desire a large herbivorous African mammal for the holiday
25. Small percussion-playing male

Round 2: Popular lines from holiday songs – Name the line and the song!

Example: Similar to crystallized carbon in the upper atmosphere … = Like a diamond in the sky … “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star”
1. Slumber in ethereal quiet …
2. Hey there! The announcing celestial beings carol …
3. O greetings of ease and happiness …
4. On commencement of Yuletide my soul mate bestowed upon me …
5. Decorate the passage with branches of evergreen sprigs …
6. Then, on a misty December 24th night …
7. Oh, celestial body of marvel, celestial body of strength …
8. With a vegetable stem smoker and clothes fastening snout …
9. It’s a fluff-ball sphere in the cold season …
10. Come on, come on, come on, get moving …
11. O sacred darkness, the asterisks are brilliantly shimmering …
12. It’s starting to appear extremely similar to December 25th, in every place we visit…
13. Small children with their optical aids entirely illuminated …
14. Loyal buddies that are important to ourselves collect closely to ourselves again …
15. White-berried sprigs visibly dangling, all duos attempt to pause…
16. Royalty of royalties always and always …
17. O approach, y’all devoted happy and victorious …
18. Urban walkways, congested walkways, trimmed in a festive manner …
19. Ah! The atmospheric condition beyond is terrifying …
20. Percussion instruments jingle, are you harking …
21. Remarked the evening breeze to the tiny sheep …
22. Wishing your dates be gleeful and intelligent …
23. Harmony on the planet, kindness to Homo sapiens …
24. Hop in the sack, hide your noggin, since Kris Kringle comes this evening …
25. Ourselves bid yourselves a joyous Noel and a cheerful neoteric 365 days …

Bonus Round: Lesser known lyrics to popular Christmas songs

Can you guess which songs these lyrics belong to?
1. “A day or two ago
The story I must tell
I went out on the snow
And on my back I fell
A gent was riding by
In a one-horse open sleigh
He laughed as there I sprawling lie
But quickly drove away”

2. “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.”

3. “Sire, the night is darker now
And the wind blows stronger
Fails my heart, I know not how,
I can go no longer.”
“Mark my footsteps, my good page
Tread thou in them boldly
Thou shalt find the winter’s rage
Freeze thy blood less coldly.”

4. “We have a little purse
Made of ratching leather skin;
We want some of your small change
To line it well within.”

Bonus Round 2: Carol Trivia

1. How many times does Santa check his list?
2. What did my true love send to me on the tenth day of Christmas?
3. “Mr. Grinch” is charming as ___?
4. In “Santa Baby” what kind of fur do I want slipped under the tree?
5. Who was seated next to me in a “One Horse Open Sleigh?”
6. What is the prettiest sight to see when “It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas?”
7. For a “Holly Jolly Christmas,” we should have a cup of ___?
8. Only two of Santa’s reindeer are mentioned by name in “Here comes Santa Claus,” which are they?
9. What time will “Jolly Old St. Nicholas” come down the chimney and fill the stockings?
10. In “Winter Wonderland,” we’ll have lots of fun with Mr. Snowman, until ___?


Holiday Trivia Answers List


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