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Winter Holidays

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  1. 1. Conspiracy theorists claim that Santa's iconic crimson and white ensemble actually originated with a marketing scheme by______ in the 1930's.
  2. 2. The festival of lights, candles lit left to right, three blessings said on the first night.
  3. 4. In England, what Holiday takes place the day after Christmas?
  4. 6. On every street corner you hear______.
  5. 7. What is the French equivalent to Santa Claus?
  6. 8. In which two Gospels do we find the Christmas Story? Matthew and
  7. 9. Named after a U.S. ambassador to Mexico, who introduced this to the United States from Mexico in 1829.
  8. 11. Its not Santa who delivers gifts to children in Italy, but the _______.
  9. 13. What parade was first held on January 1, 1886?
  10. 14. What does the word "Advent" mean?
  11. 18. Which State produces the most of the nations Christmas Trees?
  12. 19. Takes place on the shortest day of the year.
  13. 21. Happy Kwanzaa! I am one, but symbolize the union of many.
  14. 22. In Germany, what do Christians call a Christmas tree?
  15. 24. Where was I when I saw Mommy kissing Santa Claus?
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  1. 1. Gold brings you wealth, red brings you luck. This year I fall on February 19.
  2. 3. In Holland, Santa fills these
  3. 5. What kind of bird has "gone away" in the song Winter Wonderland?
  4. 10. How many gifts would you receive if you received all of the gifts in the song "The Twelve Days of Christmas"?
  5. 12. What is the traditional New Year's Eve song that is sung after midnight?
  6. 15. Which state was the last to declare Christmas a legal holiday?
  7. 16. Canada was the first country to issue a Christmas ______.
  8. 17. In Greece these goblins appear only during the 12-day period between Christmas and Epiphany.
  9. 20. In which ancient civilization, during the winter holidays did slaves ordered their masters around and children were in charge of their parents?
  10. 21. In what country does St. Nicholas visit each house twice?
  11. 23. Which cultural group in the United States observes Three Kings Day?