Quiz: How much do you know about classic Christmas music?!
By Saige Miller on December 5, 2019
Think you know these fun facts about your favorite Christmas tunes?! Take the quiz and find out!
What was the first jingle to ever be played in space?
Jingle Bells! Astronauts Tom Stafford and Wally Schirra brought a harmonica and tiny bells to space and played Jingle Bells in 1965.
What was the occupation of the person who sung "Grandma Got Ran Over By A Reindeer"
A veterinarian! How fitting.
What was the original title of "Silver Bells"?
Tinkle Bells! Co-creator Jay Livingston showed his wife the original song name and she exclaimed "You must be out of your mind. You can’t use that title. It has a toilet meaning!”
What holiday was Jingle Bells originally written for?
Thanksgiving! Originally titled "The One Horse Open Sleigh," was written by James Lord Pierpont in 1857. Jingle Bells wasn't intended to be a Christmas song. The hit was a comical song used in blackface minstrel shows.
What was the second Christmas song to ever be broadcast on the radio?
O Holy Night played on the radio for the first time in 1906.
"Do You Hear What I Hear" isn't about Christmas... it's what kind of song?
Anti-war! Noel Regney and Gloria Shayne wrote the song in October 1962 during the Cold War.
Co-writer of Mariah Carey's "All I Want for Christmas is You" also co-wrote which hit song?
Please select 2 correct answers
Walter Afanasieff co-wrote Celine Dion's "My Heart Will Go On"
What is the best selling single of all time?
I'm dreaming... of a WHITE CHRISTMAS! Bing Crosby's version of White Christmas has sold over 50 million copies.
The voice of "You're A Mean One Mr. Grinch" is also the voice of what character?
Tony the Tiger! Singer Thurl Ravenscroft is his name and he's a man of many voices!
What is the oldest known Christmas hymn?
O Come O Come Emmanuel is traced back to 9th century Latin, making it the oldest Christmas song in the history books.