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#306

Match the movie title to its description!

1 - It’s A Wonderful Life
2 - Scrooged
3 - Fred Claus
4 - Prancer
5 - The Nightmare Before Christmas
6 - Elf
7 - The Bishop’s Wife
8 - The Polar Express
9 - Annabelle’s Wish
10 - Christmas with the Kranks
11 - A Christmas Story
12 - How the Grinch Stole Christmas
13 - Joyeux Noel
14 - Chasing Christmas
15 - Miracle on 34th Street
16 - The Santa Clause
17 - Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
18 - Christmas Every Day
19 - White Christmas
20 - The Christmas Box
21 - Rudolph’s Shiny New Year
22 - National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
23 - Home Alone
24 - Bad Santa
25 - Frosty the Snowman
26 - A Christmas Carol

A - A little boy dreams of owning a Red Rider BB gun and sets out to convince the world this is the perfect gift. But along the way, he runs into opposition from everyone, even Santa Claus himself.

B - A little girl finds a reindeer with an injured leg, and hides it in her barn and feeds it cookies, until she can return it to Santa.

C - When a man inadvertently kills Santa on Christmas Eve, he finds himself magically recruited to take his place.

D - An eight year-old, who is accidentally left behind while his family flies to France for Christmas, has to defend his home against a pair of bumbling burglars.

E - After a barnfire leaves a little boy mute, Santa gives him a calf for Christmas, who has a secret desire to fly like Santa’s reindeer, and their friendship shows what it really means to love.

F - On the Christmas Eve of 1914, in the Western Front in France in World War I, the Scottish, the German and the French troops declare an unauthorized truce and share moments of peace and friendship in No Man’s Land.

G - Billy is not having a good Christmas. When he tells his little sister that there is no Santa, she makes a wish that it would be Christmas every day, and now he has to relive Christmas Day over and over again.

H - A cynically selfish TV executive gets haunted by three spirits bearing lessons on Christmas Eve.

I - Mary, an ailing widow, hires a family of caretakers in time for the holidays, and they find themselves unraveling a mysterious secret.

J - Jack stumbles upon Christmastown and decides to kidnap Santa Claus, then takes it upon himself to deliver some alternative gifts to unsuspecting children.

K - One family’s plans for a big family Christmas predictably turn into a big disaster.

L - A misfit reindeer and his friends look for a place that will accept them.

M - An angel helps a compassionate but despairingly frustrated businessman by showing what life would have been like if he never existed.

N - A living snowman and a little girl struggle to elude a greedy magician who is after the snowman’s magic hat.

O - When a young boy doubts there is a Santa Claus, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery which shows him that the wonders of life never fade for those who believe.

P - Father Time sends Santa a message telling him that the baby new year, Happy, is missing! And without the baby new year, it’ll remain the old year forever. Santa enlists a trusted friend to help.

Q - A fast-talking repo man goes to the North Pole to earn the money he needs by working in Santa’s Toy Shop. The trouble is that he isn’t exactly elf material and cut out for creating toys and spreading good cheer.

R - In a world where the holidays are run by the efficient Bureau of Yuletide Affairs, a bitter and burned-out Ghost of Christmas Past decides to go AWOL while on a mission and leave his target stranded in 1965.

S - A mean-spirited miserly old man rejects holiday visitors and good tidings with bitterness and venom, until he is visited by other worldly figures who take him on a journey of understanding.

T - After inadvertently wreaking havoc due to his large size, a man raised at the North Pole is sent to the U.S. in search of his true identity.

U - A miserable conman and his partner pose as Santa and his Little Helper to rob department stores on Christmas Eve, but they run into problems when they befriend a troubled kid, and their plot is discovered.

V - With their daughter away, her parents decide to skip Christmas altogether until she decides to come home, causing an uproar when they have to celebrate the holidays at the last minute.

W - Inside a snowflake, like the one on your sleeve, there happened a story you must see to believe, about a supreme scheme to end, the sentiment and materialism trend, that he just could not pretend.

X - A successful song-and-dance team become romantically involved with a sister act and team up to save the failing Vermont inn of their former commanding general.

Y - Henry has been working for months on an elaborate new cathedral which he hopes will be paid for primarily by a wealthy, stubborn widow. An angel is sent to help him, but his guidance is not necessarily what he wanted.

Z - When a nice old man who claims to be Santa Claus is institutionalized as insane, a young lawyer decides to defend him by arguing in court that he is the real thing.

Answers -

1 - M
2 - H
3 - Q
4 - B
5 - J
6 - T
7 - Y
8 - O
9 - E
10 - V
11 - A
12 - W
13 - F
14 - R
15 - Z
16 - C
17 - L
18 - G
19 - X
20 - I
21 - P
22 - K
23 - D
24 - U
25 - N
26 - S


#307

I’ve never seen some of these movies, so I had to guess at some.

1. M
2. H
3. Q
4. B
5. J
6. T
7. Y
8. O
9. I
10. V
11. A
12. W
13. F
14. R
15. Z
16. C
17. L
18. G
19. X
20. E
21. P
22. K
23. D
24. U
25. N
26. S


#308

1. M (You’ll see Clarence.)
2. H (Carol Kane makes a mean fairy! :laugh: )
3. Q?
4. B
5. J (Oogie Boogie!)
6. T (This has to be right because it sounds worthlessly stupid so must have Will Ferrel in it)
7.
8. O
9.
10.
11. A (You’ll shoot your eye out with that thing Ralphie!)
12. W (This clue was nod bad, i really must say. I just watched this, earlier today. :stuck_out_tongue: )
13.
14.
15. Z (Roddy McDowwel or Mara Wilson?)
16. C (I hate this entire series)
17. L (I want to be a dentist!)
18.
19.
20. i?
21. P
22. K (Those aren’t chestnuts Mrs. Griswald! :woohoo: )
23. D
24.
25. N (Happy Birthday!)
26. S (This is the last one? BAH! HUMBUG!)

all these new-fangled seasonal movies. :sick: They need to just stop. You don’t need a new seasonal movie EVERY year, just stick to good ones like:

A short tempered, stressed out boy does his best to enjoy the holidays with his friends and family, but (though not a willow) it even looks like his poor shambles of a tree is weeping at his failed attempts. AAAAARGH!


#309

[quote=“LadyOfWicca” post=157226]:laugh: I think I can handle you! As for a cast, why not give it a try? We do have a severe lack of casting directors. And the couch is ever so comfy!

In the meantime, although I won’t put the answers up yet to the last one, you can try your hand at this one:

Answers -

1. Jingle Bells
2. Walking in a Winter Wonderland
3. Santa Claus is Coming to Town
4. Joy to the World
5. Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
6. O’ Come All Ye Faithful
7. I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas
8. Oh, Christmas Tree
9. What Child is This?
10. We Three Kings
11. Deck the Halls
12. I Saw Three Ships Come Sailing In
13. O’ Holy Night
14. Noel
15. Away In a Manger
16. The Twelve Days of Christmas
17. I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
18. All I Want For Christmas is My Two Front Teeth
19. Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire
20. It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
21. Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow!
22. Silent Night
23. O’ Little Town of Bethlehem
24. Silver Bells
[/quote]

Hold on a second, how is #10 “we three kings”?

…I can’t say that I’ve heard of several of those Christmas movies; Elf counts as a Christmas movie?


#310

because they are “wee”, little, tiny, small.


#311

Christmas Trivia

1 - Whose nose was a button?
2 - Counting Rudolph, how many reindeer are there?
3 - What illness prevents Santa from his annual trip in The Year Without Santa Claus: flu or cold?
4 - What peppermint candy is popular during Christmas time?
5 - Cry or pout, naughty or nice, sleepin’ and awake, bad or good, what song am I?
6 - How many times does Santa say “Ho”?
7 - What is the most popular color of stocking hung each Christmas?
8 - Who are Santa’s helpers?
9 - Where do reindeer pause and out jumps good old Santa Claus?
10 - Does Santa’s sleigh have wheels?
11 - How many heads does the Mouse King have: two or seven?
12 - What color is Santa’s belt?
13 - Name the two reindeer whose name begins with a “C”?
14 - What color is Santa’s suit?
15 - What does Rudolph have on his head?
16 - Where does the Polar Express take children: North or South Pole?
17 - What did Rudolph never get to join in?
18 - What animal pulls Santa’s sleigh?
19 - What Christmas greenery do you kiss underneath?
20 - In Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, what island does Rudolph and his friends land upon?
21 - Name the reindeer whose name begins with a “V”?
22 - What is the most popular tree topper?
23 - What beverage is often left out for Santa?
24 - What are Frosty the Snowman’s eyes made out of?
25 - When the Grinch stole Christmas, did he take the Christmas tree?

Answers -

1 - Frosty the Snowman
2 - Nine
3 - A cold
4 - Candy canes
5 - “Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town”
6 - Three
7 - Red
8 - Elves
9 - “Up on the Housetop”
10 - No
11 - Seven
12 - Black
13 - Comet and Cupid
14 - Red
15 - Antlers
16 - North Pole
17 - Reindeer games
18 - Reindeer
19 - Mistletoe
20 - The Island of Misfit Toys
21 - Vixen
22 - Angel
23 - Milk
24 - Coal
25 - Yes


#312

Ah.

I couldn’t make out that they were supposed to be kings, just like I didn’t realize that the red blob in #3 was Santa’s sleigh until I saw the answers. The graphic was tiny.


#313

1. Frosty the snowman
2. 9 (10 if you count Olive, the other reindeer)
3. cold
4. peppermint schnapps
5. here comes santa claus
6. none unless he wants to be backhanded by Mrs Claus (3)
7. red
8. Shiegra, Nacile, all the faries and nymphs, and above all the Great Ak who bestows upon him the Mantle of Immortality (or elves if you like that better than the Author of Wizard of Oz’s version of the story)
9. up on the rooftop
10. when Dudley Moore made it it had a steering wheel, otherwise, often not
11. none, the nutcracker sleighed him
12. black
13. Comet (not to be confused with the cleanser) and Cupid (no relation to the love cherub)
14. the same color as the blood of his enemies! (red)
15. a duncecap when he fails his lessons and does poorly in the reindeer games
16. (really trying to forget this terrible movie exists)
17. the reindeer games as he was sitting alone wearing the duncecap from #15
18. reindeer (except one year when Budweiser had their Clydesdales pull it in Macy’s parade)
19. mistletoe
20. the island of misfit toys
21. Vixen
22. a star (upon the highest bough)
23. milk in USA, wine in some east countries
24. Frosty was naughty two years in a row so they were coal
25. only after giving little Cindy Lou Who a glass of water, then he stuffed it ALL up

:stuck_out_tongue:


#314

I’m going to KISS.

1. Frosty the Snowman
2. 9
3. cold
4. Candy canes
5. Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town
6. 3
7. red
8. elves
9. Up on the rooftop
10. No
11. nope, no idea
12. Black
13. Comet & Cupid
14. Red
15. Antlers
16. North
17. Reindeer Games
18. Reindeer
19. Mistletoe
20. Island of Misfit Toys
21. Vixen
22. Angel
23. Milk
24. Coal
25. Sure did!


#315

Loved your answers shadzar! :laugh:

Can you decipher these common Christmas Carols?

  1. Happiness to the Global Ecosystem
  2. Small male percussionist
  3. I am experiencing nocturnal visions of a colorless holiday
  4. Festoon the Corridors
  5. A Non-summer fairytale area
  6. Oh holiday conifer
  7. Ten plus two twenty-four hour periods of holiday festivity
  8. Hey tiny city in Israel
  9. In a remote location in a barn stall

Answers –

1. Joy to the World
2. Little Drummer Boy
3. I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas
4. Deck the Halls
5. Winter Wonderland
6. Oh Christmas Tree
7. 12 Days of Christmas
8. Oh Little Town of Bethlehem
9. Away in a Manger

And here’s a bonus -

Christmas Word Scramble

1.Satsihrcm
2.Nwos
3.rats
4.Fle
5.Yremr
6.Atasn
7.Etre
8.Yoj
9.Slraco
10.Gkniotsc

Answers -

1.Christmas
2.Snow
3.Star
4.Elf
5.Merry
6.Santa
7.Tree
8.Joy
9.Carols
10.Stocking


#316

[spoiler]1. joy to the wolrd
2. little drummer boy
3. im dreaming of a white christmas
4. deck the halls
5. winter wonderland
6. oh cristmas tree
7. 12 days of christmas
8. oh little town of bethlehem
9. away in a manger

[/spoiler]


#317

Name That Christmas Tradition!

1 - What takes the place of the Christmas tree in Italy, mistletoe or a yule log?
2 - What must Chilean children be doing when Old Man Christmas arrives: praying or sleeping?
3 - How do you say “Merry Christmas” in Italy?
4 - In Valais, Switzerland, what baked goods with holes are served at the Christmas supper?
5 - On Christmas Day what is built in the center of the Syrian Church: a bonfire or a manger scene?
6 - In Equador, what do ranch owners toss to their employees on Christmas Day: hams or coins?
7 - How many different kinds of cookies must Norwegian women bake for Christmas: five or fourteen?
8 - What fabric was used to make cheap ornaments in the Victorian era, cotton or wool?
9 - Is the Church of the Nativity located in Nazareth or Bethlehem?
10 - What English Queen helped popularize the Christmas tree: Elizabeth or Victoria?
11 - Like Marley, what does Czech folk character Cert carry on Christmas?
12 - On what December date are gifts exchanged in Holland: 5th or 8th?
13 - In Holland, does Santa use a sleigh or a steamer for transportation?
14 - Through what opening in a house does Old Man Christmas enter a home in Chile: chimney or window?
15 - True or False: At one time Christmas was celebrated on August 5?
16 - In Sweden, what Christmas animal is Julbrock: a goat or pig?
17 - What Sicilian Christmas sweet treat is called torrone: taffy or nougat?
18 - Traditionally, what is the average number of ornaments on a Christmas tree: 75 or 105?
19 - What kind of tree do Yugoslavians burn as their yule log: oak or maple?
20 - Did the poinsettia originally come from Mexico or Italy?

Answers –

1 - A Yule Log
2 - Sleeping
3 - Bono Natale
4 - Doughnuts
5 - A Bonfire
6 - Coins
7 - 14
8 - Cotton
9 - Bethlehem
10 - Queen Victoria
11 - Chains
12 - 5th
13 - A Steamer
14 - Window
15 - False
16 - A Straw Yule Goat
17 - Nougat
18 - 75
19 - Oak
20 - Mexico


#318

When you behead a word, you remove the first letter and still have a valid word. You will be given clues for the two words, longer word first.

Example: Begin -> Sour, acidic
Answer: The words are Start and Tart.

  1. Time past -> Leave
  2. Street -> Event location
  3. Ends “Our Father” -> Fathers
  4. Shared an opinion -> Excessive desire for something
  5. Misuses; harms -> Multi-passenger vehicles
  6. Pursue lofty goal -> Pointed tower top
  7. Sum total -> Climb on
  8. Stay away from -> A gap; empty

Answers –

1. Ago -> Go
2. Avenue -> Venue
3. Amen -> Men
4. Agreed -> Greed
5. Abuses -> Buses
6. Aspire -> Spire
7. Amount -> Mount
8. Avoid -> Void


#319

Got 2 answers for #4?

ag0, go
avenue, venue
amen,men (“men men men, man manly men men…”)
agreed,greed;opined,pined
abuses,buses
aspire,spire
amount,mount
avoid,void

fun.

EDIT: kinda feelin’ like Lennie from Of Mice and Men here as I accidentally broke the game :wink:


#320

Take the given words, and by moving a single letter from one word to the other, make a pair of synonyms, or near synonyms. For example, given: Boast - Hip, move the ‘s’ from ‘Boast’ to ‘Hip’ creating two synonyms: Boat - Ship.

  1. Rode - Can
  2. Font - Farce
  3. Tory - Stale
  4. Dire - Cash
  5. Self - Shill

Answers –

1. Rod - Cane
2. Front - Face
3. Story - Tale
4. Die - Crash
5. Shelf – Sill


#321
  1. Rod - Cane
  2. Front - Face
  3. Story - Tale
  4. Die - Crash
  5. Shelf - Sill

:whistle:


#322

When you behead a word, you remove the first letter and still have a valid word. You will be given clues for the two words, longer word first.

Example: Begin -> Sour, acidic
Answer: The words are Start and Tart.

  1. Wear away -> Travelled on an animal
  2. Fill with joy -> Not on time; dead
  3. Each; all -> To a high degree
  4. Something that happens -> To let off pressure
  5. Large property with a house -> Declare; say
  6. Come out from -> To combine; unite
  7. Feeling; passion -> Movement
  8. Same in ability; fairness -> Trait; character

Answers –

1. Erode -> Rode
2. Elate -> Late
3. Every -> Very
4. Event -> Vent
5. Estate -> State
6. Emerge -> Merge
7. Emotion -> Motion
8. Equality -> Quality


#323

[quote=“LadyOfWicca” post=159986]When you behead a word, you remove the first letter and still have a valid word. You will be given clues for the two words, longer word first.

Example: Begin -> Sour, acidic
Answer: The words are Start and Tart.

  1. Wear away -> Travelled on an animal
  2. Fill with joy -> Not on time; dead
  3. Each; all -> To a high degree
  4. Something that happens -> To let off pressure
  5. Large property with a house -> Declare; say
  6. Come out from -> To combine; unite
  7. Feeling; passion -> Movement
  8. Same in ability; fairness -> Trait; character[/quote]
  1. Erode -> Rode
  2. Elate -> Late
  3. Every -> Very
  4. Event -> Vent
  5. Plot -> Lot
  6. Emerge-> Merge
  7. Emotion -> Motion
  8. Equality -> Quality

#324

A spoonerism is a pair of words that can have their initial sounds switched to form new words. The pairs need only sound the same, not necessarily be spelled the same (power saw & sour paw, horse cart & coarse heart). There may sometimes be one or two connecting words (kick the stone & stick the cone, king of the rats & ring of the cats). Given the following definitions, what are the spoonerisms?

  1. overweight dam builder & symptom of a sick flying mammal
  2. bottom of the ocean & an insect-bitten dog has this
  3. a cooking utensil & a nosy admirer
  4. the person in charge of clocks and watches & the result of exposing silent actors to the sun

Answers –

1) fat beaver & bat fever
2) sea floor & flea sore
3) frying pan & prying fan
4) man of the times & tan of the mimes


#325

[quote=“LadyOfWicca” post=160873]

  1. overweight dam builder & symptom of a sick flying mammal
  2. bottom of the ocean & an insect-bitten dog has this
  3. a cooking utensil & a nosy admirer
  4. the person in charge of clocks and watches & the result of exposing silent actors to the sun[/quote]

1. fat beaver/bat fever
2. sea floor/flea sore
3.
4. time man/mime tan