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Quiz: Know Your Christmas Songs?

Updated on August 23, 2017

Singing Christmas Carols

Singing Christmas carols
Singing Christmas carols | Source

Are you ready?

So, you think you know our most popular Christmas songs? Are you really sure?

Prove you know the songs by taking my Christmas song quiz. Let's see how many Christmas carols you really know by heart and how many you just think you do.

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White Christmas

Bing Crosby's Christmas

What color was Bing Crosby's Christmas?

  • Blue
  • Yellow
  • White
  • Black
  • Purple

While Elvis may have had a Blue Christmas and perhaps Prince has a purple one, Bing Crosby's famous Xmas song is about a White Christmas. I think most of us hope for the same. Everything covered in a blanket of white powder, just enough chill to make a fire and hot chocolate sound good. Perfect white Christmases seem to happen so rarely, but as long as we don't have a yellow Christmas I think we'll be okay.

White Christmas

Bing Crosby's most famous Christmas album, White Christmas
Bing Crosby's most famous Christmas album, White Christmas | Source

White Christmas Lyrics

I'm dreaming of a white Christmas

Just like the ones I used to know

Where the treetops glisten

and children listen

To hear sleigh bells in the snow


I'm dreaming of a white Christmas

With every Christmas card I write

May your days be merry and bright

And may all your Christmases be white.


I'm dreaming of a white Christmas

Just like the ones I used to know

Where the treetops glisten

and children listen

To hear sleigh bells in the snow


I'm dreaming of a white Christmas

With every Christmas card I write

May your days be merry and bright

And may all your Christmases be white


I'm dreaming of a white Christmas

With every Christmas card I write

May your days be merry and bright

And may all your Christmases

May all your Christmases

May all your Christmases

May all your Christmases be white

White Christmas First Performance

Bing Crosby was the first to publicly perform White Christmas and he did it just weeks after the attack on Pearl Harbor. It's thought that the nostalgic feel of the song made people feel better and added to its success.

Sing Along to White Christmas

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

That's a Lot of Reindeer

What reindeer was listed after Vixen in Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer?

  • Dasher
  • Dancer
  • Prancer
  • Rudolph
  • Comet

Santa has a lot of reindeer pulling his sleigh. I wonder if he ever gets their names mixed up like moms do. "Come on Pran--I mean, Dash--oops! Donder! Whatever your name is!"

Rudolph and His Red Nose

Santa's reindeer flying high
Santa's reindeer flying high | Source

Creation of Rudolph

Almost named Rollo or Reginald, Rudolph was created by Robert L. May in 1939 for Montgomery Ward. The song didn't come out until 10 years later and was first played by Joe "Opie" Gunther the house pianist in Chicago's Drake Hotel. Gunther was a refugee from Nazi Germany.

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Lyrics

You know Dasher and Dancer,

and Prancer and Vixen,

Comet and Cupid,

and Donder and Blitzen,

but do you recall

the most famous reindeer of all


Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer

had a very shiny nose

and if you ever saw it,

you would even say it glows.


All of the other reindeer

used to laugh and call him names.

They never let poor Rudolph

play in any reindeer games.


Then one foggy Christmas eve

Santa came to say,

Rudolph with your nose so bright,

won't you guide my sleigh tonight?


Then all the reindeer loved him

as they shouted out in glee,

Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer,

you'll go down in history

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Twelve Days of Christmas

Ladies Dancing

How many ladies were dancing in the Twelve Days of Christmas?

  • Twelve
  • Nine
  • Eight
  • Five
  • One

There were nine ladies dancing. Sounds like quite a Christmas party!

12 Days of Christmas

The Twelve Days of Christmas sound pretty crowded
The Twelve Days of Christmas sound pretty crowded | Source

Twelve Days of Christmas Origins

Twelve Days of Christmas originated as a sort of chant or game. The first written record of it is from 1780, but it is believed to be older. The tune we sing it to now comes from a 1909 arrangement of a traditional folk song.

Twelve Days of Christmas Lyrics

On the first day of Christmas,

my true love sent to me

A partridge in a pear tree.


On the second day of Christmas,

my true love sent to me

Two turtle doves

and a partridge in a pear tree.


On the third day of Christmas,

my true love sent to me

Three French hens, two turtle doves

And a partridge in a pear tree.


On the fourth day of Christmas,

my true love sent to me

Four calling birds, three French hens,

two turtle doves

And a partridge in a pear tree.


On the fifth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me

Five golden rings.

Four calling birds, three French hens, two turtle doves

And a partridge in a pear tree.


On the sixth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me

Six geese a-laying,

Five golden rings.

Four calling birds, three French hens, two turtle doves

And a partridge in a pear tree.


On the seventh day of Christmas, my true love gave to me

Seven swans a-swimming, six geese a-laying,

Five golden rings.

Four calling birds, three French hens, two turtle doves

And a partridge in a pear tree.


On the eighth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me

Eight maids a-milking, seven swans a-swimming, six geese a-laying,

Five golden rings.

Four calling birds, three French hens, two turtle doves

And a partridge in a pear tree.


On the ninth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me

Nine ladies dancing, eight maids a-milking, seven swans a-swimming, six

geese a-laying,

Five golden rings.

Four calling birds, three French hens, two turtle doves

And a partridge in a pear tree.


On the tenth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me

Ten lords a-leaping, nine ladies dancing, eight maids a-milking, seven swans

a-swimming, six geese a-laying,

Five golden rings.

Four calling birds, three French hens, two turtle doves

And a partridge in a pear tree.


On the eleventh day of Christmas, my true love gave to me

Eleven pipers piping, ten lords a-leaping, nine ladies dancing, eight maids

a-milking, seven swans a-swimming, six geese a-laying,

Five golden rings.

Four calling birds, three French hens, two turtle doves

And a partridge in a pear tree.


On the twelfth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me

Twelve drummers drumming,

eleven pipers piping, ten lords a-leaping,

nine ladies dancing, eight maids a-milking,

seven swans a-swimming, six geese a-laying,

Five golden rings.

Four calling birds, three French hens, two turtle doves

And a partridge in a pear tree.

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Let It Snow

Popping Corn Over the Fire

In the song, Let It Snow, what did someone bring?

  • Mistletoe for kissing
  • Lips for kissing
  • A present to get a smile
  • Corn for popping
  • A hot body

While the song does allude to bringing some things less innocent, in Let It Snow, the singer brought some corn for popping. Doesn't that sound lovely? Popping some corn over a fire while the snow falls outside?

It's Cold Outside

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Let It Be Cooler

Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! was written in Hollywood, California during a heat wave. The creators were trying to imagine some cooler weather.

Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Lyrics

Oh, the weather outside is frightful,

But the fire is so delightful,

And since we've no place to go,

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.


It doesn't show signs of stopping,

And I brought some corn for popping;

The lights are turned way down low,

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.


When we finally say good night,

How I'll hate going out in the storm;

But if you really hold me tight,

All the way home I'll be warm.


The fire is slowly dying,

And, my dear, we're still good-bye-ing,

But as long as you love me so.

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.

I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus

Beards Tickle

In the song, I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus, where does momma tickle Santa?

  • Outside in the snowy-white
  • Inside his suit so ruby-red
  • Underneath his beard so snowy-white
  • On his jolly-red cheeks
  • In a place better not mentioned

Naughty mommy kissed Santa underneath his snowy-white beard. Luckily for that potentially scarred child.

Kissing Santa Claus

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An Advertising Gimmick

I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus had a creation similar to that of Rudolph's. It was created for store -- Saks Fifth Avenue. They had a store Christmas card with artwork that they wanted a song to match.

I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus Lyrics

I saw Mommy kissing Santa Claus

Underneath the mistletoe last night.

She didn't see me creep

Down the stairs to have a peep;

She thought that I was tucked up in my bedroom fast asleep.

Then, I saw Mommy tickle Santa Claus

Underneath his beard so snowy white;

Oh, what a laugh it would have been

If Daddy had only seen

Mommy kissing Santa Claus last night.

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Frosty the Snowman

A Cute Button Nose

In Frosty the Snowman, what is Frosty's nose made of?

  • A carrot
  • A Piece of Coal
  • A Corncob
  • A Button
  • A Stick

Frosty was made with a button nose. Does that mean he had four nostrils? I guess that's better than a carrot nose. Those would have to be hard to breath through.

That's Frosty!

Frosty the Snowman
Frosty the Snowman | Source

A Frosty Setting

Frosty the Snowman is supposed to take place either in White Plains, New York or in Armonk, New York. Every year Armonk has a parade in honor of Frosty.

Frosty the Snowman Lyrics

Frosty the snowman was a jolly happy soul

With a corncob pipe and a button nose

and two eyes made out of coal


Frosty the snowman is a fairy tale they say

He was made of snow but the children

know how he came to life one day


There must have been some magic in that

old silk hat they found

For when they placed it on his head

he began to dance around


O Frosty the snowman

was alive as he could be

And the children say he could laugh

and play just the same as you and me


Thumpetty thump thump

thumpety thump thump

Look at Frosty go

Thumpetty thump thump

thumpety thump thump

Over the hills of snow


Frosty the snowman knew

the sun was hot that day

So he said

Let's run and

we'll have some fun

now before I melt away


Down to the village

with a broomstick in his hand

Running here and there all

around the square saying

Catch me if you can


He led them down the streets of town

right to the traffic cop

And he only paused a moment when

he heard him holler "Stop!"


For Frosty the snow man

had to hurry on his way

But he waved goodbye saying

Don't you cry

I'll be back again some day

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Jingle Bells

Dashing Through the Snow

During the song Jingle Bells, in what are they dashing through the snow?

  • A one-horse open sleigh
  • An old car
  • A fast buggy
  • A quick, little sled
  • A little go-kart

I don't think a car or go-kart would work really well to get through snow, so we better stick with a one-horse open sleigh.

One Horse Open Sleigh

Dashing through the snow in a one-horse open sleigh
Dashing through the snow in a one-horse open sleigh | Source

Teenage Boys Showing Off

A horse-drawn sleigh was a bit of a combination of souped up car and bachelor van of the time. Guys would take their girls out on a sleigh ride and show off their fancy rig and fast horse while getting her alone and wanting to cuddle. Add some "medicinal" alcohol and it's no wonder their spirits were bright. There is even a drunk joke in the song.

Jingle Bells Lyrics

Dashing through the snow, in a one-horse open sleigh

Over the fields we go, laughing all the way;

Bells on bob-tail ring, making spirits bright

What fun it is to ride and sing a sleighing song tonight


Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way!

O what fun it is to ride in a one-horse open sleigh

Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way!

O what fun it is to ride in a one-horse open sleigh


A day or two ago, I thought I'd take a ride

And soon Miss Fanny Bright, was seated by my side;

The horse was lean and lank, misfortune seemed his lot;

He got into a drifted bank and we, we got upsot


Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way!

O what fun it is to ride in a one-horse open sleigh

Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way!

O what fun it is to ride in a one-horse open sleigh


A day or two ago, The story I must tell

I went out on the snow, And on my back I fell;

A gent was riding by In a one-horse open sleigh,

He laughed as there I sprawling lie, But quickly drove away.


Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way!

O what fun it is to ride in a one-horse open sleigh

Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way!

O what fun it is to ride in a one-horse open sleigh


Now the ground is white Go it while you're young,

Take the girls tonight and sing this sleighing song;

Just get a bobtailed bay Two forty as his speed

Hitch him to an open sleigh

And crack! you'll take the lead.


Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way!

O what fun it is to ride in a one-horse open sleigh

Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way!

O what fun it is to ride in a one-horse open sleigh

Santa Baby

A Very Pretty Christmas Tree

When Santa decorates the tree in Santa Baby, what should it be decorated with?

  • Platinum from a mine
  • Rich stocks from Wall Street
  • Golden jewels
  • Checks
  • Decorations from Tiffany's

She wants sparkling gems hanging from every branch of her Christmas tree. Don't we all?

Santa Baby

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Santa Baby Lyrics

Santa baby,

just slip a sable under the tree, for me

I've been an awful good girl

Santa baby,

and hurry down the chimney tonight


Santa honey,

a '54 convertible too, light blue

I'll wait up for you dear,

Santa baby,

and hurry down the chimney tonight


Think of all the fun I've missed

Think of all the fellas that I haven't kissed

Next year I could be oh so good

If you check off my Christmas list

Boo doo bee doo


Santa honey,

I wanna yacht and really that's not a lot

Been an angel all year

Santa baby,

and hurry down the chimney tonight


Santa cutie,

there's one thing I really do need, the deed

To a platinum mine

Santa cutie,

and hurry down the chimney tonight


Santa baby,

and fill my stocking with a duplex, and checks

Sign your 'X' on the line

Santa cutie,

and hurry down the chimney tonight


Come and trim my Christmas tree

With some decorations bought at Tiffany's

I really do believe in you

Let's see if you believe in me

Boo doo bee doo


Santa honey,

forgot to mention one little thing, a ring

I don't mean on the phone

Santa honey,

and hurry down the chimney tonight

Hurry down the chimney tonight

Hurry, tonight

Eartha Kitt Singing Santa Baby

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Here Comes Santa Claus

Santa is Coming

What lane is Santa Claus going to travel down in the song Here Comes Santa Claus?

  • Santa Claus Lane
  • North Pole Lane
  • Elf Crossing Lane
  • Christmas Lane
  • Jackie Lane

How is Santa going to get here? He's coming right down Santa Claus Lane.

Here Comes Santa

Santa Claus coming to town
Santa Claus coming to town | Source

Here Comes Santa Claus Lyrics

Here comes Santa Claus!

Here comes Santa Claus!

Right down Santa Claus Lane!


Vixen and Blitzen and all his reindeer

are pulling on the reins.

Bells are ringing, children singing;

All is merry and bright.

Hang your stockings and say your prayers,

'Cause Santa Claus comes tonight.


Here comes Santa Claus!

Here comes Santa Claus!

Right down Santa Claus Lane!


He's got a bag that is filled with toys

for the boys and girls again.

Hear those sleigh bells jingle jangle,

What a beautiful sight.

Jump in bed, cover up your head,

'Cause Santa Claus comes tonight.

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Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

Come All Ye Faithful

In the song, Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas, what will faithful friends do?

  • Give us gifts
  • Bring warm cookies
  • Hang a shinning star upon the highest bough
  • Gather near to us
  • Send beautiful Cards

Christmas is the time to say I love you, and we do it by gathering all our dearest friends and being together each holiday season.

Having a Merry Christmas

Gathering friends for the holiday season
Gathering friends for the holiday season | Source

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas Lyrics

Have yourself a merry little Christmas,

Let your heart be light

From now on,

our troubles will be out of sight

Have yourself a merry little Christmas,

Make the Yule-tide gay,

From now on,

our troubles will be miles away.

Here were are as in olden days,

happy golden days of yore.

Faithful friends who are dear to us

gather near to us once more.

Through the years we all will be together

If the Fates allow

Hang a shining star upon the highest bough.

And have yourself a merry little Christmas now.

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

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    • marie-churchman profile image

      marie-churchman 3 years ago

      Fun. Got three wrong. Good quiz!

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      kehsiberry 4 years ago

      cool, I did okay!

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      Steve Jones 4 years ago from Birmingham UK

      I'm embarrassed to say I got 3 out of 10

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      katrinakaifg 4 years ago

      9/10 very enjoyed.thanks of information

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      E L Seaton 5 years ago from Virginia

      It seems I know a little bit about Christmas songs, got a 90%.

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      Fay Favored 6 years ago from USA

      Very well. It was fun. Merry Christmas.

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      Nancy Carol Brown Hardin 6 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      80% for me...It's really funny, because I've known these songs for what seems like forever, yet I still managed to miss two. Thanks for the fun! Blessed.

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      Mary Crowther 6 years ago from Havre de Grace

      Thanks for sharing a bit of Christmas fun!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      10/10 I love Christmas way too much! Ha ha

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      KimGiancaterino 6 years ago

      Almost aced it ... I guessed wrong on Frosty's nose. Fun quiz!

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      glowchick 6 years ago

      I messed a few, I guess I thought I knew more of the lyrics :(

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      Ann Hinds 6 years ago from So Cal

      Missed where momma tickles Santa Claus

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Also got 6 out of ten...did learn that Moomy didn't tickle Santa where I thought.

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      jlshernandez 6 years ago

      8 out of 10. not too shabby.

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      maxnic11 6 years ago

      8/10 pleased with that!

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      MargoPArrowsmith 6 years ago

      Missed two,

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      C A Chancellor 7 years ago from US/TN

      Great quiz! Some of those questions were hard -- but I did better than I expected and got 9 out of 10. Fun lens -- blessed!

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      Joy Neasley 7 years ago from Nashville, TN

      I enjoyed the quiz.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Its christmas time i love it happy christmas, great quioz thanks

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      jdwheeler 7 years ago

      Thanks for helping me get in the Christmas spirit!

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      lilymom24 7 years ago

      90%. I missed the question on "Santa Baby". =)

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      sheilamarie78 7 years ago

      Well, I know these songs, but sometimes there's a fuzzy part! 80% for me.

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      Mary 7 years ago from Chicago area

      70 percent...but should have been 100 since I'm a huge Christmas music fan! lensrolling this to Top 10 Christmas CDs

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      Wanda Fitzgerald 7 years ago from Central Florida

      Hey I got one right that the quiz counted wrong! I still didnt do so well though.

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      kohuether lm 7 years ago

      I can't believe I got the last one wrong ! Oh my gosh, now the song is in my head. I'm thrilled to see you 'round in Squidoo Land!

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      Katherine T 7 years ago from London

      I'm obviously very rusty!

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      River88 7 years ago

      That was fun, thanks!

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      LadyJasmine LM 7 years ago

      Yes I did, that was fun :-)

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      Thomas F. Wuthrich 7 years ago from Michigan

      Even though I only got 70%, I can recognize a perfect quiz when I see one. These questions are "straight down the middle." Unlike so many Squidoo quizzes, this one contains no "unanswerables." If I'd been paying a little closer attention on a few more Christmases, I think I might've gotten 100% on this one. It was a pleasure taking it. Thumbs up! (Now, I'm off to seen if you've created any other quizzes I can take.)

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      Mona 7 years ago from Iowa

      Fun quiz to get me in the holiday mood. 90% For some reason I thought it was 8 Lords o' leaping. :)

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      galant 7 years ago

      Surprised myself with an 80%. Perhaps, I'm jollier than I thought. Enjoyed it!

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      AHERMITT LM 7 years ago

      9 out of 10... Can't believe I didn't have 12 days of Christmas memorized.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      I can't believe it, I got a 100%. I cheated and had to sing every song, now they will be going through my mind for days. I guess that's not the worst problem to have, they are happy little songs. Have yourself a merry little Christmas!

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      kimmiekins 7 years ago

      I got 80%, not too bad. I'm readying for Christmas after a little studying! :)

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      Kirsti A. Dyer 7 years ago from Northern California

      Only missed one. If I'd stopped to sing the song in my head, I'd have gotten that one right as well.

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      Moe Wood 7 years ago from Eastern Ontario

      I one of those singers that mush over the words I don't know or make up my own verses so I only had 50/50. LOL

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      ohcaroline 7 years ago

      I'd better get these straight...Christmas is just around the corner! 60% :(

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Oh dear, Scrooge is leaving the building (only 5 right) LOL - Kathy

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      TheyCallMeVarmit 7 years ago

      Great quiz! Scored 100%

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      teamlane 7 years ago

      Ok, I'm a failure at Christmas songs! :(

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      jenms lm 7 years ago

      10/10 - I don't know if I should be proud or embarrassed

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Well that was really fun. Missed 3 so I need to study harder.

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      KimGiancaterino 7 years ago

      Oops ... I thought Frosty's nose was a carrot. Otherwise I got them all right!

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      blue22d 7 years ago

      I need to sing more Christmas songs. Great quiz....thanks.

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      ChestnutAngel 8 years ago

      Yea!! I got 9 out of 10!! What a fun Quiz! Merry Christmas!

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      Kitsune64 8 years ago

      9 out of 10 - miscounted the dancing ladies! XD Great quiz. Merry Christmas!

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      AuthorNormaBudden 8 years ago

      I did 7/10....I had changed my mind on one answer and had never heard of the song "Santa Baby" so could only hazard a guess.

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      AnnaleeBlysse 8 years ago

      Nice quiz! I love Christmas carols.