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1. Which of the following did not contribute to the idea of Saint Nick as a gift-giver?
Martin Luther actually outlawed Saint Nicholas!
2. When were electric Christmas lights invented?
Christmas lights symbolize Jesus as the Light of the World and/or the hope that light & warmth will overcome the cold & darkness associated with winter. The Edison Company invented the electric Christmas tree light in 1882, although their use was likely first popularized by a U.S. President in 1885. "Bubble lights" were invented in 1936 by Carl Otis.
3. In the poem "A Visit from St. Nicholas", what is Santa heard to exclaim as he drives out of sight?
Newer versions of the poem have changed Santa's famous farewell to "Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night".
4. In 1939, a copywriter first wrote about Rudolph the red nose reindeer for which department store?
Robert May first revealed Rudolph's story to the world in a book written for the Montgomery Ward department store chain. (Rudolph has always thought of him as a bit of a father figure!).
5. 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.
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