1. In “The 12 Days of Christmas,” how many maids milking, ladies dancing and lords leaping are there?
2. Name the boy who sang “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus.”
3. Who wrote and sang “Pretty Paper”?
4. Which Christmas song was made famous in 1957 by Bobby Helms?
5. Name the song that contains this lyric: “He led them down the streets of town right to the traffic cop, And he only paused a moment when he heard him holler ‘Stop!’
1. Eight maids, nine ladies and 10 lords. The song dates back to the 1700s in England, with a possible French origin. In France, it’s eight cows, nine bulls and 10 pigeons.
2. Jimmy Boyd, age 13, in 1952. Unfortunately for Boyd, in his haste to get away from novelty songs, he turned down “Jambalaya,” written by Hank Williams.
3. Willie Nelson wrote the song in 1963, but it was first recorded by Roy Orbison.
4. “Jingle Bell Rock.” The song has been widely used, including in the 1987 film “Lethal Weapon.”
5. “Frosty the Snowman,” first recorded in 1950 by Gene Autry and the Cass County Boys. In 1954, a black-andwhite animated three-minute short “Frosty” cartoon was created. This classic can be found online at YouTube.
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