Quiz the Season: 10 Christmas Music Trivia Questions

From "The 12 Days of Christmas" to the 'Home Alone' soundtrack, test your holiday music knowledge
 / December 12, 2013

Which Christmas song does not appear in 'Home Alone'?

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"Carol of the Bells""Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas""Little Drummer Boy""O Holy Night"

"Little Drummer Boy" was not in the film. The lil holiday sticksman got the axe from the classic film.

Which solo Beatle never recorded a Christmas song?

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John LennonPaul McCartneyGeorge HarrisonRingo Starr

The closest George Harrison got was "Ding Dong, Ding Dong," a New Year's Eve-themed song from 1974.

Who didn't release a Christmas album in 2013?

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Darren CrissMary J. BligeThe cast of 'Duck Dynasty'Kelly Clarkson

Although he's sung the season before, 'Glee' star Darren Criss didn't release a holiday LP this year. If he had, it would have been called 'Crissmas,' we hope.

Which one of these artists never recorded "White Christmas"?

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Sheryl CrowCrash Test DummiesStiff Little FingersThe Rembrandts

The band behind the 'Friends' theme was NEVER there for you on the holidays.

On his 1968 album 'A Soulful Christmas,' James Brown sang, "Santa Claus Goes Straight to the Ghetto." Which rapper later recorded a song of the same name?

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Snoop DoggRun-D.M.C.Kurtis BlowIce Cube

Snoop snagged the song title from James Brown for the 1996 label comp 'Christmas on Death Row.'

Which classic punk group never recorded a Christmas song?

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Stiff Little FingersRamonesFearSex Pistols

Although frequently misattributed to the Sex Pistols, the 1977 single "(It's Gonna Be A) Punk Rock Christmas" is actually from the long-forgotten punk outfit the Ravers.

"Do They Know It's Christmas?" was a 1984 all-star charity single recorded to help alleviate the famine in which country?

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EthiopiaCanada MalawiLiberia

Between 1983-85, famine claimed hundreds of thousands of lives in Ethiopia. It was partially caused by drought and exacerbated by government policies and human rights abuses.

The original (18th and 19th century) version of "The 12 Days of Christmas" refer to "four colly birds," meaning... what?

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Canaries BlackbirdsCalling birdsWho cares

"Colly bird" was an old British terms for blackbird, something no one ever wanted for Christmas. "Who cares" is the second-most accurate response.

Which song does the Guinness Book of World Records state is the best-selling single of all time?

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"Do They Know It's Christmas?""White Christmas""Monster Mash""Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer"

Although it was released pre-Billboard Hot 100, the Bing Crosby-crooned version of Irving Berlin's Oscar-winning song is believed to be the best-selling single ever with 50 million copies sold.

Which Christmas song did Jewish-American songwriter Johnny Marks NOT write?

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"Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer""Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)""Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree""A Holly Jolly Christmas "

Phil Spector co-wrote and produced the original Darlene Love version of "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)" for the girl group holiday album 'A Christmas Gift For You From Phil Spector.'

Quiz the Season: 10 Christmas Music Trivia Questions

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