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1. Which of the following is NOT another name for the gift-giving spirit of Saint Nick?
Befana brings gifts to Italian children and Burklaas to German children. Belsnickel used to bring presents to German-American immigrants in the 19th century.
2. What do they decorate in India at Christmas time?
Evergreen trees are rather scarce in India.
3. Where did the term "Xmas" come from?
Despite popular misconceptions, the abbreviation "Xmas" is roughly 500 years old and quite pious, coming from the Greek letter "X" (chi), an abbreviation for Christ.
4. The Christmas carol Silent Night was first played onů
Austrian priest Josef Mohr, who penned the lyrics to "Stille Nacht", asked Franz Gruber to compose the guitar accompaniment when the church organ wouldn't work for his Christmas Eve service in 1818.
5. When is Saint Nicholas' Feast Day?
Although its not really celebrated in North America, any good Dutch child could tell you that Saint Nicholas' Feast day is Dec. 6th! (That's the day they get their treats!)
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