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Quiz: How much do you know about classic Christmas music?!

Think you know these fun facts about your favorite Christmas tunes?! Take the quiz and find out!

 

The voice of "You're A Mean One Mr. Grinch" is also the voice of what character?

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Tony the Tiger! Singer Thurl Ravenscroft is his name and he's a man of many voices!

What was the original title of "Silver Bells"?

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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 was the first jingle to ever be played in space?

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Jingle Bells! Astronauts Tom Stafford and Wally Schirra brought a harmonica and tiny bells to space and played Jingle Bells in 1965.

What is the oldest known Christmas hymn?

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O Come O Come Emmanuel is traced back to 9th century Latin, making it the oldest Christmas song in the history books.

What is the best selling single of all time?

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I'm dreaming... of a WHITE CHRISTMAS! Bing Crosby's version of White Christmas has sold over 50 million copies.

What was the occupation of the person who sung "Grandma Got Ran Over By A Reindeer"

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A veterinarian! How fitting.

What was the second Christmas song to ever be broadcast on the radio?

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O Holy Night played on the radio for the first time in 1906.

What holiday was Jingle Bells originally written for?

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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.

Co-writer of Mariah Carey's "All I Want for Christmas is You" also co-wrote which hit song?

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Walter Afanasieff co-wrote Celine Dion's "My Heart Will Go On"

"Do You Hear What I Hear" isn't about Christmas... it's what kind of song?

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Anti-war! Noel Regney and Gloria Shayne wrote the song in October 1962 during the Cold War.

Christmas Music Quiz
You now know a thing or two about the classics!
Not too shabby! You knew a few things and hopefully, you know more after this quiz!
You must really like Christmas music to know this many fun facts! Flash the facts you know!
You're a Christmas SUPER fan! How did you know all of this?! Christmas genius, you!

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