The Christmas challenge

Rory of A Guy Called Bloke and K9 Doodlepips has set a Christmas Challenge, which Paula of Light motifs has done and then tagged me along with two other bloggers to answer these very same questions.

A truth alert: I have researched the internet for most of the following information, as I think that we were meant to find out more about different Christmas traditions and customs.

Rory’s Challenge for 28th December was;

Answer the following questions and tag 3 bloggers to do the same.

What does Cinderellaโ€™s Fairy Godmother turn into a coach? 

A pumpkin ๐ŸŽƒ

The German Christmas song Tannebaum is translated into English as what? 

Tannebaum, a German song is about a fir tree. In English it is translated as ;

O Christmas tree, o Christmas tree 
How lovely are thy branches 
O Christmas tree, o Christmas tree 
How lovely are thy branchesโ€ฆ

What is the name of the ocean current that appears every 5 to 8 years around Christmas off of the Pacific coast of South America? 

Absolutely no idea! Couldn’t even find it on the net!

Which nickname for Hollywood sounds Christmassy? 

Tinsel Town!

According to the Bible, how did Mary get to Bethlehem ? 

On a donkey.

British Children hang stockins up for Santa, what do Dutch children put out? 

The Dutch children leave a shoe out.

If you were celebrating Uphellia after Christmas, where would you be? 

Probably Scotland!

If you were born on Christmas day, what would be your Zodiac sign? 

Capricorn- The goat

Dec 21- Jan 19

The measured master planner of the horoscope family, Capricorn energy teaches us the power of structure, delayed gratification and setting goals for the long haul.

In the film โ€˜Die Hard 2โ€™, which airport did the terrorist take over on Christmas Eve? 

Washington Dulles International Airport.

Who stole Christmas from the town of Hooville? 

Nobody, Grinch tried but didn’t succeed. He instead found love.

In North America, which organisation is always the first to spot that Santa is underway?

Official NORAD Santa Tracker.

The dragon-slayer, St. George, was born in Cappodocia. In which modern day country is Cappodocia?

Turkey.

What kind of net, found on many a Christmas tree in the Ukraine, is supposed to bring good luck?

People in Ukraine believe that finding a spiderweb on the Christmas tree is a sign of good luck. So there are tree ornaments designed to look like spiderweb made for Christmas.

The story goes as following;

A poor but hardworking widow once lived in a small hut with her children. One summer day, a pine cone fell on the earthen floor of the hut and took root. The widow’s children cared for the tree, excited at the prospect of having a Christmas tree by winter. The tree grew, but when Christmas eve arrived, they could not afford to decorate it. The children sadly went to bed and fell asleep. Early the next morning, they woke up and saw the tree covered with cobwebs.When they opened the windows, the first rays of sunlight touched the webs and turned them into gold and silver. The widow and her children were overjoyed. From then on, they never lived in poverty again.Source: Wikipedia

I am tagging:

Kristian

Nova

Tom

Have fun.

#Keepitalive

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21 thoughts on “The Christmas challenge

      1. Not at all Sadje, no one flunks at Christmas ๐Ÿ™‚

        What happened was this … we had an entry that didn’t quite make sense, then we had one follow suit, so this morning l changed the structure of the challenge to reflect all types of answers, you have answered beautifully as is ๐Ÿ™‚

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