Merry Quizmas – True or False

  1. The Dutch version of Santa Claus, called Sinterklaas, lives in the South Pole rather than the North Pole. False – He is actually said to live in Spain.
  1. In Russia, Santa Claus is known as Grandfather Frost. True –His Russian name is Dod Moroz which directly translates to Grandfather Frost.
  1. Jingle Bells was the first song ever broadcast from Space. True- The crew from Gemini 6 performed a rendition of the song 12/16/65
  1. The first-ever candy canes had green & white stripes. False-In fact the first candy canes no stripes. Candy canes have been traditional since 1670. Stripes weren’t added until the 1900s
  1. The Carol “We wish you a Merry Christmas” commemorates the European tradition of Wassailing. True- The song’s demand for figgy pudding reflected the occasionally aggressive nature of the wassailers asking for food.







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