List-O-Mania Christmas Trivia

Merry Christmas Eve!

This trivia game is inspired by the terrific game show America Says, which is hosted by John Michael Higgins and airs on the Game Show Network.

It’s pretty simple: Just fill in the blanks! (Click on the image, or here, for a larger version.) And pay close attention to the number of blanks — each blank space equals one letter.

Each correct answer is worth 1 point.

BONUS POINTS:
+2 for completing “Things in the Twelve Days of Christmas”
+3 for completing “Christmas Carols”
+5 for completing “Characters in Dickens’ A Christmas Carol

NOTE: The version of “The Twelve Days of Christmas” referenced here is the 1909 arrangement by English composer Frederic Austin, which I believe is the most widely known.

Good luck!

(If you’re reading this on the front page of my website, click through for the answers. Otherwise, scroll down.)

SPOILER ALERT: The complete list of answers follows.

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ANSWERS:

Christmas Carols

  • Jingle Bells
  • Deck the Halls
  • Silent Night
  • The Little Drummer Boy
  • Hark the Herald Angels Sing
  • Joy to the World
  • The First Noel
  • O Holy Night

Characters in Dickens’ A Christmas Carol

  • Ebenezer Scrooge
  • Bob Cratchit
  • Tiny Tim
  • Jacob Marley
  • Fezziwig
  • Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come
  • Ghost of Christmas Past
  • Ghost of Christmas Present

Things in the Twelve Days of Christmas

  • Six Geese A-Laying
  • Five Gold Rings
  • Eleven Pipers Piping
  • Four Calling Birds
  • Eight Maids A-Miling
  • Two Turtle Doves
  • Twelve Drummers Drumming
  • Ten Lords A-Leaping

NOTE: As mentioned above, the version of “The Twelve Days of Christmas” referenced here is the 1909 arrangement by English composer Frederic Austin. There are, however, many earlier versions. (Wikipedia has a great page about this.) Some of the earlier versions included “badgers baiting,” “ladies spinning,” “ducks quacking,” “hares a-running,” “hounds a-running,” “men a-mowing,” and (true story) “asses racing.”

TOTAL POSSIBLE POINTS: 34

Thanks for playing this trivia game! I hope you enjoyed it. (You can find more trivia games here.)

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