Head2Head Trivia: Christmas carol questions should have you singing

By Rebekah Bradford  Special to The Post and Courier – Wednesday, December 12, 2012

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John Lennon wrote a protest song about the Vietnam War that became a Christmas standard. Do you know the name of the song?

Head2Head brings you the first part in our Christmas trivia extravaganza.

Considering how long stores have been playing Christmas tunes, it seems everyone should score high on this week’s topic: Christmas carols.

Current champ Justin Klein is going up against newcomer Vicky Douglas.

Questions

1. “Chestnuts roasting on an open fire” is the first line to what song?

2. In the song “The Twelve Days of Christmas,” what was given on the 10th day?

3. Name the only two reindeer that are mentioned in “Here Comes Santa Claus.”

4. What popular Christmas song did Judy Garland sing in the movie “Meet Me in St. Louis?”

5. What color Christmas does Elvis Presley have?

6. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, what is the best-selling Christmas song of all time?

7. What song is this line from: “Oh, the weather outside is frightful, but the fire is so delightful?”

8. What song has the request to “bring us a figgy pudding?”

9. “Pa rum pum pum pum” is from what song?

10. Who wrote the song “Happy Xmas (War is Over)?”

Justin’s Answers

1. Can’t think of the name.

2. Maids milking

3. Donner and Blitzen

4. “Jingle Bells”

5. A blue one.

6. I don’t know.

7. Is it just called “A Christmas Song?”

8. “We Wish You a Merry Christmas”

9. “Little Drummer Boy?”

10. John Lennon

Vicky’s Answers

1. I can hear Frank Sinatra singing it in my head, but the song title is a blank.

2. I’m going through the days ... Is it the lords-a-leaping?

3. Blitzen and Vixen, I think.

4. That’s a good movie. Um, is she singing “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas?”

5. Blue

6. Possibly “Jingle Bells.”

7. “Let it Snow!” Repeat two times.

8. “We Wish You a Merry Christmas”

9. “Little Drummer Boy”

10. One of my favorite Christmas songs. John Lennon.

Conclusion

Justin did his best to defend his title, but this week brings a new Head2Head trivia champ. Vicky will attempt a second win next week when Head2Head brings you Christmas Trivia Part 2.

Correct Answers

1. “The Christmas Song”

2. 10 lords-a-leaping

3. Vixen and Blitzen

4. “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”

5. Blue

6. “White Christmas,” sung by Bing Crosby

7. “Let it Snow!”

8. “We Wish You a Merry Christmas”

9. “The Little Drummer Boy”

10. John Lennon