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Do You Know Christmas? Work together in tables to figure out how well you know about Christmas? sample S. Which of these movies is NOT a Christmas movie? a. Home for the Holidays b. Elf c. Holiday Inn d. Die Hard S. Which of these movies is NOT a Christmas movie?

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S.

Which of these movies is NOT a Christmas movie?

a. Home for the Holidays

b. Elf

c. Holiday Inn

d. Die Hard

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S.

Which of these movies is NOT a Christmas movie?

a. Home for the Holidays

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1.

In Greek legend, malicious creatures called Kallikantzaroi sometimes play troublesome pranks at Christmas time. What should you do to get rid of them?

a. Placate them with gifts of rice pudding

b. Burn either salt or an old shoe

c. Sing hymns in a loud voice

d. Throw your sandals at them

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2.

The jolasveinar, or “yule lads,” are a traditional part of an Icelandic Christmas. What are they?

a. Thirteen gift-giving goblins

b. In charge of Santa’s reindeer

c. Woodcutters

d. The best male singers from each village

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3.

George Frederick Handel’s great Christmas oratorio, The Messiah, was first performed in 1742. Where did the performance take place?

a. London

b. Dublin

c. Vienna

d. Jerusalem

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The first commercial Christmas card is generally agreed to have been the one shown below. The card had a hostile reception from some people. Why?

4.

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The first commercial Christmas card is generally agreed to have been the one shown above. The card had a hostile reception from some people. Why?

4.

a. It depicted a family, children and adults, drinking wine

b. A mass-produced card was felt to violate the Christmas spirit

c. The ivy leaves bordering the design were once a pagan symbol

d. The card’s popularity raised fears of a paper shortage

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5.

The poinsettia is a traditional Christmas flower. Where did it originally grow?

a. Canada

b. China

c. Mexico

d. Spain

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6.

Some people like to hide a coin or trinket in Christmas pudding. This may have originated in the ancient custom, in Rome and elsewhere, of concealing a particular object in food. What was it?

a. A key

b. A piece of parchment with a fortune written on it

c. A ruby or saphire

d. A dried bean

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7.

What important contribution to our Christmas customs was made by Louis Prang, who came to the USA from Germany in the 19th Century?

a. Printing the first special Christmas edition of a major magazine

b. Being the first to use an image of Santa Claus in an advertisement

c. Publishing the first children’s book featuring Santa Claus

d. Popularizing the sending of printed Christmas cards

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8.

One fairly modern Christmas ritual is the British monarch’s broadcast to the people on Christmas day. The first was given by George V in 1932. Who wrote the king’s speech?

a. The king himself

b. children’s author, Enid Blyton

c. Rudyard Kipling

d. Sir Winston Churchill

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9.

The “Urn of Fate” is part of the Christmas celebrations in many Italian households. What is it?

a. A jar full of fortunes

b. A game in which players toss coins into a cup

c. An actual urn containing presents

d. A special decoration that recalls the fragility of life

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10.

In Lithuania, if Kaledu Senelis, or Grandfather Christmas, appears to the children on Christmas Eve to hand out presents, the recipient must:

a. Find the gift while blindfolded

b. Guess what the gift is, or pay a forfeit

c. Kneel to receive the gift

d. Perform a song or poem before receiving the gift

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1.

In Greek legend, malicious creatures called Kallikantzaroi sometimes play troublesome pranks at Christmas time. What should you do to get rid of them?

a. Placate them with gifts of rice pudding

b. Burn either salt or an old shoe

c. Sing hymns in a loud voice

d. Throw your sandals at them

slide20

1.

In Greek legend, malicious creatures called Kallikantzaroi sometimes play troublesome pranks at Christmas time. What should you do to get rid of them?

b. Burn either salt or an old shoe

slide21

2.

The jolasveinar, or “yule lads,” are a traditional part of an Icelandic Christmas. What are they?

a. Thirteen gift-giving goblins

b. In charge of Santa’s reindeer

c. Woodcutters

d. The best male singers from each village

slide22

2.

The jolasveinar, or “yule lads,” are a traditional part of an Icelandic Christmas. What are they?

a. Thirteen gift-giving goblins

slide23

3.

George Frederick Handel’s great Christmas oratorio, The Messiah, was first performed in 1742. Where did the performance take place?

a. London

b. Dublin

c. Vienna

d. Jerusalem

slide24

3.

George Frederick Handel’s great Christmas oratorio, The Messiah, was first performed in 1742. Where did the performance take place?

b. Dublin

slide25

The first commercial Christmas card is generally agreed to have been the one shown above. The card had a hostile reception from some people. Why?

4.

a. It depicted a family, children and adults, drinking wine

b. A mass-produced card was felt to violate the Christmas spirit

c. The ivy leaves bordering the design were once a pagan symbol

d. The card’s popularity raised fears of a paper shortage

slide26

The first commercial Christmas card is generally agreed to have been the one shown above. The card had a hostile reception from some people. Why?

4.

a. It depicted a family, children and adults, drinking wine

slide27

5.

The poinsettia is a traditional Christmas flower. Where did it originally grow?

a. Canada

b. China

c. Mexico

d. Spain

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5.

The poinsettia is a traditional Christmas flower. Where did it originally grow?

c. Mexico

slide29

6.

Some people like to hide a coin or trinket in Christmas pudding. This may have originated in the ancient custom, in Rome and elsewhere, of concealing a particular object in food. What was it?

a. A key

b. A piece of parchment with a fortune written on it

c. A ruby or saphire

d. A dried bean

slide30

6.

Some people like to hide a coin or trinket in Christmas pudding. This may have originated in the ancient custom, in Rome and elsewhere, of concealing a particular object in food. What was it?

d. A dried bean

slide31

7.

What important contribution to our Christmas customs was made by Louis Prang, who came to the USA from Germany in the 19th Century?

a. Printing the first special Christmas edition of a major magazine

b. Being the first to use an image of Santa Claus in an advertisement

c. Publishing the first children’s book featuring Santa Claus

d. Popularizing the sending of printed Christmas cards

slide32

7.

What important contribution to our Christmas customs was made by Louis Prang, who came to the USA from Germany in the 19th Century?

d. Popularizing the sending of printed Christmas cards

slide33

8.

One fairly modern Christmas ritual is the British monarch’s broadcast to the people on Christmas day. The first was given by George V in 1932. Who wrote the king’s speech?

a. The king himself

b. children’s author, Enid Blyton

c. Rudyard Kipling

d. Sir Winston Churchill

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8.

One fairly modern Christmas ritual is the British monarch’s broadcast to the people on Christmas day. The first was given by George V in 1932. Who wrote the king’s speech?

c. Rudyard Kipling

slide35

9.

The “Urn of Fate” is part of the Christmas celebrations in many Italian households. What is it?

a. A jar full of fortunes

b. A game in which players toss coins into a cup

c. An actual urn containing presents

d. A special decoration that recalls the fragility of life

slide36

9.

The “Urn of Fate” is part of the Christmas celebrations in many Italian households. What is it?

c. An actual urn containing presents

slide37

10.

In Lithuania, if Kaledu Senelis, or Grandfather Christmas, appears to the children on Christmas Eve to hand out presents, the recipient must:

a. Find the gift while blindfolded

b. Guess what the gift is, or pay a forfeit

c. Kneel to receive the gift

d. Perform a song or poem before receiving the gift

slide38

10.

In Lithuania, if Kaledu Senelis, or Grandfather Christmas, appears to the children on Christmas Eve to hand out presents, the recipient must:

d. Perform a song or poem before receiving the gift