CHRISTMAS QUESTIONS – Marilyn Armstrong

A Few Christmas Questions


From:  MELANIE B CEE


Feel free to answer the questions and tag 3 bloggers to do the same if you are a person who tags. Personally, I’m not a tagger. It makes me very uncomfortable. Free will and all that, so if you want to answer the questions, please do. Also, a teeny tiny request: “It’s a Wonderful Life” is one of my favorite movies, so try to avoid telling me how much you hated it, okay? 
Which is a famous Christmas Ballet?

The Nutcracker, of course. And how many times have I seen it!

Which country first sent Christmas Cards?

England. It was Charles Dickens who got it rolling. He really made Christmas “big.”

Pigs in blankets are what?

Cocktail wieners. Not a personal favorite.

Between 1647 – 1660 who banned Christmas in England?

Probably the Roundheads (Puritans). They banned anything that might be considered fun.

How many candles are there in a traditional Advent Wreath?

No idea.

In “It’s A Wonderful Life,” what is the name of George’s guardian angel?

Clarence, but he didn’t have his wings yet. And he loved Mark Twain.

Bill & Hilary Clinton switched on the Christmas tree lights in Belfast in 1990, 1995 or 1996?

I don’t know. Actually, I didn’t know they did it at all.

What is the birthstone color of someone born on Christmas day?

Blue. There are four of them, but turquoise is my favorite.

Which English actor starred in “The Muppet Christmas Carol”?

Michael Caine?

What Dr. Seuss character steals Christmas?

Surely the Grinch. He’s still stealing it. Forever and ever. He never learns.

Author: Marilyn Armstrong

Writer, photography, blogger. Previously, technical writer. I am retired and delighted to be so. May I live long and write frequently.

7 thoughts on “CHRISTMAS QUESTIONS – Marilyn Armstrong”

  1. Hey Marilyn, thanks for playing along …

    1995 was the year the Clinton’s lit up Belfast, traditionally 4 candles on a wreath although some have been known to add an extra for Christmas Eve/Day. Spot on it was Michael Caine, again right those pesky Puritans banned everything and Oliver Cromwell passed a law that made Christmas illegal considering it an immoral act. England was indeed the first year to send Christmas cards – Sir Henry Cole in 1843 was the first to send it due to lack of time, and it was the same year that Charles Dickens Carol was published 🙂

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