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1. Before turkey was introduced, Europeans traditionally had any of these for Christmas Dinner, except one. Which one?
The British Royal family had their first Christmas turkey in 1851. It would take up to 3 months for the huge flocks of turkeys to walk to market in specially designed shoes.
2. For which of these events is there no absolute proof that it happened on a Christmas Day?
In ancient times, the date of one's death was more important than the date of their birth. Because birthdays were seldom celebrated then, no one bothered to keep records so there will always be some uncertainty as to Jesus' exact birthdate.
3. Rudolph the red-nose reindeer almost had a different first name. (Actually, his parents considered 2 other names before deciding upon Rudolph). What were those 2 other names?
Rudolph was given his name by his biographer's four year old daughter after many other names, particularly Rollo and Reginald, were considered.
4. In the original "A Visit from St. Nicholas", which of these reindeer is called out by name?
Of course, Donder promptly changed his name to Donner (we think it was because the fame got to him!).
5. Who is famous for his Harper's magazine illustrations of Santa Claus and also introduced details such as Santa's workshop at the North Pole and the Naughty & Nice List?
Nast standardized much of the perception of Santa and even added a few details, such as the North Pole workshop and Santa's List. His cartoon of Santa supporting Union troops was a major PR blow to the Confederacy.
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