13 December 2008

We are officially twelve days from Christmas and I think it's an appropriate time to have a little Christmas contest!

Here are the rules:
  • Answer as many of the questions you can by leaving them as a comment on this post.
  • For fairness and fun, please do not use any resources except for your own memory (or the memory of the person in the room with you...). This means no internet searches, though scrolling through my blog is permitted. (But no looking at each other's answers-I'm hiding all comments until after the contest is over!)
  • All answers must be submitted by midnight Monday, the 15th of December.
  • The winner will be determined by, of course, whoever has the most answers correct. If there is a tie, it will go to the person who commented first.
  • And, the prize! An advent and Christmas staple! Written by Gregory Wilbur and George Grant, "Christmas Spirit: The Joyous Stories, Carols, Feasts, and Traditions of the Season" shipped right to your house in time for Christmas.
All because I am grateful to you all for loving our family and for your interest in the little things of our lives. Thank you for your encouragement and friendship this year. We are grateful for you all and wish we could send a gift to each of you! Instead, have a fun time testing your Christmas and Myers trivia memory! Best wishes to you all!

The Questions
  1. In How the Grinch Stole Christmas, what biological shortcoming made the Grinch so mean?
  2. What two gospels tell the most complete biblical Christmas story?
  3. No two of these 1983-85 most popular Christmas toys were exactly alike.
  4. When Oliver decided to unwrap his own presents this year, what was his delightful exclamation that suggested to me what might be taking place?
  5. How did Yukon Cornelius test for silver and gold?
  6. In It's a Wonderful Life what would the town have been called if George had not been born?
  7. In A Charlie Brown Christmas, what does Lucy want for Christmas?
  8. Name two dishes I planned to make for our family Thanksgiving.
  9. What American engravers are known for their wintertime scenes?
  10. According to Mr. Edwards in Little House on the Prairie, what crossbreed animal does Santa Claus ride?
  11. What wooden toys did Oliver receive as gifts for his 2nd birthday, which he is also hoping to find under the tree for Christmas? (hint: Oliver isn't the only Myers man who is fond of these.)
  12. The Preacher's Wife is a remake of what 1947 Christmas classic?
  13. Name one thing that I was thankful for on Thanksgiving day this year.
  14. Who wrote the music for The Nutcracker?
  15. What two new words did Oliver learn during the first (and only, so far) snowfall of the winter?
  16. What are the traditional colors of the candles on an advent wreath?
  17. What color of hat did I wear to the Lessons and Carols in Sewanee, TN? (which, by the way, Ryan had wrapped up on the dining room table for me that morning as an "I love you and we're going to have a great day" gift!)
  18. What did George and Mary Bailey call "our song" in It's a Wonderful Life?
  19. How many months did the top half our living room remain unpainted?
  20. What did Mrs. Claus keep telling Santa Claus to do in Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer?
  21. What is the name of the photographer who was with us for Evie's birth, and also did our fall photos in October?
  22. In the carol "I saw Three Ships" what landlocked city did the ship sail to?
  23. Whose blog is my inspiration for "Not Me Mondays"?
  24. What were the names of the female entertaining team in White Christmas?
  25. And the bonus: What fast food restaurant does the Myers family traditionally patronize following the Christmas Eve Service on December 24th. (this is not in my blog)
Woohoo! I'm so excited to see your answers!

Get crackin'!


Christine said...

1. his heart was two (?) sizes too small
2. Luke, Matthew
3. Cabbage Patch Kids! (mine was from Italy! Her birth certificate was in Italian.)
4. Happy Christmas!
5. Steve just sang me the song, but we can't remember how he actually tested for it. We know he was a prospector.
6. Potterville
7. Peace on Earth?
8. Snap beans with caramelized shallots and smoky bacon-biscuit dressing (mouth waters)
9. Currier and Ives (these wonderful things are the things we'll remember all through our lives)
10. No idea. Oddly enough, I never like LHOTP.
11. Those funky cars! Automoblox
12. The Bishop's Wife
13. That Oliver was wearing undies that day.
14. Tchiakovsky (I am not looking elsewhere for the answers, so spelling is wrong.)
15. "snow" and "snowball"
16. purple, purple, purple, pink
17. It's either red or a dark pink. Darling!
18. "Buffalo Gals"
19. Tee-hee! Eight months
20. Put on his coat?
21. Claire Wise
22. We just don't know.
23. MckMama at "My Charming Kids"
24. Is it the Lennon Sisters??
25. No idea! Taco Bell, I hope, because that sounds great right now.

Love you guys! Great questions, btw.

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Rebecca said...

His heart was two sizes too small.
Matthew and Luke
Happy Christmas
By licking his ice pick
Dump Ditty Dump Dump
She wants to be the Christmas Queen
Stuffing and Sweet potato Pie
Currier and Ives
A donkey
The Parson's Wife
two boys
snow ball
three purple, one pink, one white: Today we light the third purple!
Buffalo Girls Won't you Come out Tonight
Claire Wise
The Haynes Sisters
Kentucky Fried Chicken-but where will you get some this year?

Anonymous said...

okay, I have never commented before on your blog, Rae. So I actually feel sort of bad doing it now since it is for a contest. Therefore, I vow to comment again on another post in the near future. I mean, I couldn't very well let Christine here take the only stab at answering your questions. :) So, here goes: 1) 2 sizes too small. 2) Matthew and Luke. 3) I have no idea.. I was only born 8 months before christmas in '85. 4) Happy Christmas. 5) no clue 6) Potterville. 7) no clue. 8) two things stolen from williams sinoma's menu. 9)- 10) - 11) Autobots. 12) wow, I am really bad at christmas media I guess. 13) Hope. 14) Tchaikovsky (my fav) 15) snow and snowball. 16) purple and pink. 17) red. 18) something about a moon?? 19) many. 20) stop eating cookies? 21) claire. 22) - 23) MckMama. 24)Hanyes Sisters. 25) wendys. okay so that wasn't a very good showing. I didn't really give Christine a good run for her money. ah well. fun to try! :) I think I need to go watch some christmas movies now and learn some trivia!! -Tara

Anonymous said...

P.S. Sorry about the way I had to type all those answers in paragraph form. Hope broke the enter key on our laptop some time ago. :) -Tara

Nathan said...

1. Heart was too small!
2. Luke & Matthew
3. Pet Rock
4. "I Want a The Cheat"
5. Tasting his pick axe
6. Pottersville
7. An M.D.
8. Egg Noodles & Ham
9. The Ryan Myers
10. Mule
11. Automoblox
12. The Bishop's Wife
13. Oliver
14. Tchaikovsky
15. Snow and Snowball
16. White and Red
17. Red (but it turns orange when you go indoors)
18. Buffalo Girls won't you come out tonight.
19. 17
20. Eat, Papa, Eat!
21. Claire
22. Bethlehem
23. MckMamma
24. Pennington Sisters
25. Denny's, because you burnt the turkey and Ryan became Santa Claus