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  • The Farr Side: Test your knowledge of holiday movies, music

  • Take a break from all the hustle and bustle and play some reindeer games.

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  • Take a break from all the hustle and bustle and play some reindeer games.
    If I were to say to you, “Daddy, teacher says every time a bell rings an angel gets his wings,” you’d instantly think of “It’s A Wonderful Life.” Right?
    The same can be said for Christmas music. Those cute little melodies will drive you nuts by Christmas Day, but you can’t help but feel the spirit the first few hundred times you hear them on Black Friday.
    Let’s see how well you know your Christmas movies and music. Grab yourself a cup of cocoa, some paper and a pencil and take the quiz.
    You get one point for each correct answer (the correct answers will be given below).
    Don’t cheat! Santa will know if you do.
    Questions 1-12 are quotes from your favorite holiday films.
    1. “I want an official Red Ryder, carbine action, two-hundred shot range model air rifle!” “No, you’ll shoot your eye out!”
    2. “Can I refill your eggnog for you? Get you something to eat? Drive you out to the middle of nowhere and leave you for dead?”
    3. “SANTA! Oh my God. Santa, here? I know him. I know him.”
    4. “You’re soft! You’re sloppy! You’re unruly! You’re undisciplined ... and I never saw anything look so wonderful in my whole life.”
    5. “Charlie, stay away from those things. They’re reindeer, you don’t know where they’ve been. They all look like they’ve got key lime disease.”
    6. “Christmas carolers. I hate Christmas carolers. Screeching voiced, little glue-sniffers. ... I warned you, you brats!”
    7. “You’re calling me a freak?” “No, I’m calling you a product of baboon lovin.’”
    8. “You guys give up, or are you thirsty for more?”
    9. “Christmas just doesn’t work out for me. It never has.”
    10. “Faith is believing when common sense tells you not to. Don’t you see? It’s not just Kris that’s on trial, it’s everything he stands for. It’s kindness and joy and love and all the other intangibles.”
    11. “You’re skipping Christmas! Isn’t that against the law?”
    12. “Lets see, we’ve got a munkle for your uncle, a fant for your aunt and a fandpa for your cousin Leon.”
    Questions 13-20 are lyrics to Christmas songs.
    13. “Slip a sable under the tree for me. I’ve been an awful good girl.”
    14. “He’s making a list. And, checking it twice.”
    15. “With Every Christmas card I write.”
    16. “And if you ever saw him, you would even say it glows.”
    17. “Santa won’t make me happy with a toy on Christmas Day.”
    Page 2 of 2 - 18. “You don’t need ‘deck the halls’ or ‘jingle bell rock,’ cause you can spin the dreidl with Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock.”
    19. “It doesn’t show signs of stopping, and I brought some corn for popping.”
    20. “Please have snow and mistletoe, And presents on the tree.”
    Bonus questions (one point for each)
    Bonus 1: How many lights were on Clark Griswald’s home in National Lampoon’s “Christmas Vacation”?
    Bonus 2: In what city did Kevin McAlister live?
    Bonus 3: What is the top-selling Christmas song of all time?
    Answers:
    1. “A Christmas Story.” 2. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.” 3. “Elf” 4. “White Christmas.” 5. “The Santa Clause.” 6. “Gremlins.” 7. “Home for the Holidays.” 8. “Home Alone.” 9. “The Polar Express.” 10. “Miracle on 34th Street.” 11. “Christmas With The Kranks.” 12. “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.” 13. “Santa Baby.” 14. “Santa Claus is Coming To Town.” 15. “White Christmas.” 16. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.” 17. “All I Want For Christmas Is You.” 18. “The Hanukkah Song.” 19. “Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow.” 20. “I’ll Be Home For Christmas.” Bonus: 1. 250 strands of lights/100 individual bulbs per strand/for a grand total of 25,000 imported Italian Twinkies. Bonus 2. Chicago (“Home Alone”). Bonus 3. Bing Crosby’s “White Christmas.”
    Scoring
    More than 20: You’re definitely at the top of Santa’s list.
    18-20 points: You might be one of Santa’s elves.
    13-17 points: You could be on your way to a video store right now to get the ones you obviously missed.
    8-12 points: You might need a little Christmas, right this very minute.
    7 points or fewer: You must be a real Scrooge this time of year.
    David T. Farr is a Sturgis, Mich., Journal correspondent. Email him at farrboy@hotmail.com.
     

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