Friday, December 24, 2010

Flashback Friday # 119

The Animated Christmas Classics

A hearty welcome to all who have taken the time in this busy, busy season to stop and read my ramblings. In today's post I discuss the classic Christmas cartoons. Since I was young before the advent of the VCR, if you missed them when they were on TV, you had to wait a whole year before you could see them again. We set up our TV watching schedule around these.

We now live in a world where you can watch these any time you want, thanks to video, DVD, TIVO and the Internet. I own several of them on VHS (yes I still have a working VCR). We make it a point to watch them every year.

When was the last time you saw any of them? When you watch them, do you really pay attention, or just go through the drill. Here are a few trivia questions for you to try. No peeking at the answers, Santa is watching and you'll wind up on the "naughty list".

Q: What does Lucy really want for Christmas in A Charlie Brown Christmas?
A. Cash
B. Real estate
C. A pony
D. Tickets to France

Q: What is Linus planning to do with his blanket when he grows up?
A. Perhaps turn it into a sports coat
B. Turn it into a quilt
C. Cover his car seat with it
D. Give it up

Q:What is the name of the drummer boy in The Little Drummer Boy?
B. Jonah
C. Ben
D. Aaron

Q:What was the problem with the Jack-in-the box in Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer?
A. His spring is broken
B. His name is Charlie
C. His hinge is broken
D. His latch won't open

Q: In How the Grinch stole Christmas, Where was he going to dump the stuff he took?
A. From the top of Mt. Crumpet
B. From the top of Mt. Who
C. Into the Valley of Despair
D. The Whoville dump

Q. Who was the narrator of How the Grinch Stole Christmas?
A.Vincent Price
B. Orson Wells
C. Lon Chaney Jr.
D. Boris Karloff

Q. In Frosty the Snowman, what is the name of the magician?
A. Professor Wonder
B. Professor Marvel
C. Professor Magic
D. Hocus Pocus

Q: Who voiced Santa in both Santa Claus is Coming to Town AND The Year Without A Santa Claus?
A. Mickey Rooney
B. Buddy Hackett
C. Fred Astaire
D. Danny Kaye

Q: Who voiced characters in ALL the following classics: Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, Frosty the Snowman, The Little Drummer Boy, Santa Claus is Coming to Town & Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol?
A. Mel Blanc
B. Daws Butler
C. Sebastian Cabot
D. Paul Frees


The answers to the questions spell out bad bad bad. If you did bad, bad, bad on the quiz, come over and watch them with us.

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