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Christmas (Part 2)

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FUN Trivia Quizzes powered by ABE1. In the United Kingdom and many countries of the Commonwealth, what is the day after Christmas (December 26) known as?

  • Boxing Day
  • Medal Day
  • St. Joseph's Day

2. In Colonial America, the Puritans of New England disapproved of Christmas; its celebration was outlawed in Boston from 1659 to 1681.

  • True or False?

3. Why did Christmas fall out of favor in the United States after the American Revolution?

  • It was considered an English custom.
  • It was considered a pagan tradition.
  • A world depression made it impossible to give gifts.

4. What book published in 1843, played a major role in reinventing Christmas as a holiday emphasizing family, goodwill, and compassion over communal celebration and hedonistic excess?

  • Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol
  • William Shakespeare's Midsummer Nights Dream
  • Clement Clarke Moore's Twas the Night Before Christmas

5. In a 1850 book "The First Christmas in New England", the author wrote a character who complained that the true meaning of Christmas was being lost in a shopping spree. Who was the author

  • Andrew Stone
  • Alice Ghostly
  • Harriet Beecher Stowe

6. When was Christmas declared a Federal holiday?

  • 1870
  • 1900
  • 1970

7. Franklin Roosevelt want to change Thanksgiving to give a longer Christmas shopping season to give relief during the Depression.

  • True or False?

8. The modern Christmas tree tradition is believed to have begun in the 18th century though many argue that Martin Luther began the tradition in the 16th century. What is the country?

  • Canada
  • United Kingdom
  • Germany

9. Christmas is typically the largest annual economic stimulus for many nations.

  • True or False?

10. Irving Berlin wrote "White Christmas" while sitting poolside in 1940.  Where was he at the time?

  • Marriott Resort in Miami, Florida
  • Home in Hollywood
  • Biltmore Resort & Spa in Phoenix, Arizona

Christmas (Part 2)
[Answers]

  • 1. Boxing Day
  • 2. True
  • 3. It was considered an English custom.
  • 4. Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol
  • 5. Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • 6. 1870
  • 7. True
  • 8. Germany
  • 9. True
  • 10. Biltmore Resort & Spa in Phoenix, Arizona

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