We are celebrating the holiday season in our latest newsletter with The Whitlock Christmas Trivia Challenge! In our newsletter, we shared ten questions (plus one for extra credit) to some historical facts about Christmas, holiday traditions, songs, and more. Your job is to find the answers to each question based on the hints we provide. Do you think you’re up for the challenge? If so, click here to check out the questions and test your knowledge!
Already made your guesses? So how did you do? Read below to find out how holiday smart you are!
- America’s first batch of eggnog was made where in 1607? JAMESTOWN SETTLEMENT
- Who banned all Christmas celebrations in Boston from 1659-1681 with a penalty of 5 shillings for each offense? THE PURITANS
- This is native to Mexico and was brought to the U.S. in 1825. Contrary to popular belief, it is not poisonous. POINSETTIA
- All the gifts in the 12 days of Christmas if added would equal ___. Is it: 78, 156, 182, 364? 364
- Tiny Tim in Charles Dickens’ classic A Christmas Carol, written in 1843, was almost named “______ ____”. LITTLE FRED
- In “O little town of Bethlehem” where do the silent stars go by? Above the deep and dreamless sleep
- Which was the first state in the U.S. to recognize Christmas as an official holiday? Alabama
- Who was the first to start tracking Santa on Christmas Eve? NORAD (North American Aerospace Defense Command)
- What was the name of the young doe (girl) reindeer that told Rudolph that he was cute? Clarice
- How many calories does the average Christmas dinner plate have, not counting drinks? It would take almost 12 hours to walk off a feast this size! 3000
Assuming Rudolph was in front, there are _____ ways to rearrange the other reindeer. 40,320