Holiday Movie Quiz

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Hollywood has made the holiday movie part of our seasonal traditions. How well do you know your holiday movie trivia? Grab a cup of your favorite beverage and challenge your friends with this quiz. Enjoy.

Which of the following movies DOES NOT use the Christmas holiday as a theme.
A. Die Hard
B. Home Alone
C. Planes, Trains, and Automobiles
D. Batman Returns

Answer
Hard to believe that any of these popular films was really about the holidays, but only Planes, Trains, and Automobiles staring John Candy and Steve Martin takes place over Thanksgiving and not Christmas.

Which of these holiday classics was a big box office flop.
A. White Christmas
B. Santa Claus
C. Polar Express
D. It’s a Wonderful Life

Answer
It’s a Wonderful Life. Sadly, the movie was a box office failure, not able to cover it’s approximately $3 million in production costs. Hard to imagine such a long-time classic could start out so poorly.

Match the actor with their famous holiday movie.

1. Natalie Wood
2. Jim Carrey
3. Jimmy Stewart
4. Bing Crosby
5. Tim Allen
6. Sandra Bullock
7. Zooey Deschanel
a. Holiday Inn
b. While You Were Sleeping
c. Elf
d. Miracle on 34th Street
e. It’s a Wonderful Life
f. How the Grinch Stole Christmas
g. The Santa Clause

Bonus: What famous childhood actor directed How the Grinch Stole Christmas?

Answer
1-d, 2-f, 3-e, 4-a, 5-g, 6-b, 7-c

Bonus: Ron Howard. Ron played Opie in the long-standing sit com Andy Griffith Show.

Place these holiday favorites in order of release from earliest to latest.

A. The Polar Express
B. Jingle All the Way
C. A Christmas Story
D. White Christmas
E. The Muppets Christmas Carol

Answer
d-1954, c-1983, e-1992, b-1996, a-2004

And finally, please name one of the most famous gifts sought in all films. What does the leading character of A Christmas Story want for Christmas?

Answer
Red Rider BB gun. This famous childhood quest of the unattainable during the holidays helped create a classic.

Enjoy this holiday season. May time spent with family and friends be peaceful and fulfilling.