Monday, December 21, 2009

Sugar Cookies and Trivia

How well do you know Christmas? This is an interesting fun trivia challenge about Christmas. See how many you can get right. The answers are at the end of this post, just after the pictures of my sugar cookies that will make you want to go bake some. Have fun!


1. What item was used for Frosty the Snowman’s nose?
a. button
b. coal
c. coin
d. corncob


2. What company is credited with being the first to see Santa Claus in an ad?
a. Quaker Oats
b. Wheaties
c. Cracker Jack
d. Coca-Cola




3. In 1979, the National Christmas Tree in Washington, DC was unlit except for one ornament. Why?
a. oil embargo/energy crisis
b. American hostages in Iran
c. terrorism threats
d. a squirrel damaged the wiring

4. What animals are specified in the New Testament as being present at the birth of Jesus?
a. oxen and lambs
b. cows and oxen
c. sheep and camels
d. none



5. The poinsettia, a plant long associated with Christmas, is native to what country?
a. Mexico
b. Portugal
c. Canada
d. Israel



6. In what movie is Santa Claus put on trial to determine if he’s insane-and the US Postal Service saves the day?
a. Scrooge
b. Miracle on 34th Street
c. Babes in Toyland
d. The Nightmare Before Christmas

7. What did Mary do to show her approval of the Little Drummer Boy’s playing?
a. smiled at him
b. kept time
c. nodded
d. asked him to play again


8. What Christmas character was created for a department store advertising campaign?
a. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
b. Saint Nicholas
c. The Grinch
d. Nester the Long-Earred Christmas Donkey

9. In what activity are the characters involved at the beginning of a Charlie Brown Christmas?
a. Sledding
b. Snowball fight
c. ice skating
d. caroling

10. What are the names of the policeman and the cab driver in It’s a Wonderful Life?
a. Bert and Ernie
b. Felix and Oscar
c. George and Gino
d. Frankie and Johnny


11. What first lady wrote a Christmas story about a little girl named Marta for a magazine?
a. Bess Truman
b. Eleanor Roosevelt
c. Barbara Bush
d. Rosalynn Carter


12. In the Charles Dickens’ classic A Christmas Carol, what is the name of the first ghost to visit Ebenezer Scrooge?
a. The Ghost of Christmas Past
b. Beetlejuice
c. Jacob Marley
d. Bob Marley


Christmas cookie baking......it's a must this time of year....
it's also fun and oh so yummy!


Here's the mess I was left with....


I love my old vintage cookie cutters........


~Fresh out of the oven~

and now the frosting.....what a sticky mess!!

But it dried hard and looked really good!


Christmas Cookies
Christmas Sugar
I was rather pleased at how they turned out :)

I also baked some Oatmeal raisin cookies too, with walnuts!
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Tomorrow is our travel day....we are off to Louisiana to spend the week
with Holly and Richard for Christmas.  All this baking is going with us. 
Please pray that we have a safe trip.
Hopefully I will visit with you later in the week.
Here's wishing you and yours a very
Merry and Delightful Christmas!

"Gather 'round the Christmas tree,
Hold hands with those you love.
Join hearts in celebration
Of our gift from God above."
~TJ Mills








Answers:
1. a. Button
2. d. Coca-Cola
3. b. American hostages in Iran
4. d. none
5. a. Mexico
6. b. Miracle on 34th Street
7. c. nodded
8. a. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
9. c. Ice skating
10. a. Bert and Ernie
11. b. Eleanor Roosevelt
12. c. Jacob Marley

Christmas Blessings :)

10 comments:

Char said...

have a very merry and blessed holday.

i loved the trivia - i think i knew a few but the others are some surprises. :)

Christina said...

Sweetheart,
Have a safe trip! I send you warm wishes and blessings for a Merry Christmas.
Hugs for Holly and Hubby!
xo

Holly said...

cant wait to see yall in the morning! so excited i want to stay up all night :)....roasting peanuts and making coffee....ha. be safe on the roads. loves yall lots! Holly & Richard

Kamana said...

the cookies look heavenly. bet they taste great.

GWENDOLYN said...

That was a fun little quiz. Do you have the answers? Your cookies look scrumptious! Blessings!
Gwen

Southern Cinderella said...

Fun trivia!! Your cookies turned out so pretty!! I wish the cookies I made last night were that cute! Is your icing homemade? Be careful and have a very MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Leann said...

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!
Leann

Anonymous said...

Cora,
I wish I had your recipe for those sugar cookies and the icing. The icing looked yummy after it dried. Could you share the recipe when you return from LA? Tell Holly & Richard that we all send our "Merry Christmas" to them. from Janan, Larry & Jason

Tee said...

Hi Cora! Stumbled onto your lovely blog today from Kathy's Cottage. You are quite the photographer. I'll be back often!

Angie Berry said...

Oh my word!! My mouth is watering as I'm sitting here looking at your sugar cookies! They look delicious, but they are too pretty to eat! You did a wonderful job on them!