A Holiday Music Trivia Challenge

Merry Christmas

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Christmas is only a week away so by now you’ve likely heard these holiday favorites but can you match the song with the trivia behind the song?

1.  Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
2.  Hark, the Herald Angels Sing
3.  Jingle Bells
4.  O Little Town of Bethlehem
5.  Silent Night 
6.  The Christmas Song

A – Originally written to be part of a Thanksgiving program at a church in Boston.
B – Sung during WWI as part of the Christmas truce of 1914.
C – Never sung by the author because it was printed with a different first line but without his permission.
D – This popular song was written on a blistering hot summer day in California.
E –  Written for a musical but the first lines were rejected by the two co-stars and the director, so a rewrite took place.
F – Written to be part of a children’s choir Christmas presentation.

To see the answer code click the comment tab below. If you want more of the details behind the origins of these songs just leave me a comment and an email; I’ll send you the bigger story behind the songs.

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3 responses to “A Holiday Music Trivia Challenge

  1. 1-e; 2-c; 3-a; 4-f; 5-b; 6-d

  2. Dick Anderson

    Interesting Fact: On December 16, 1965, astronauts aboard Gemini 6, Wally Schirra and Tom Stafford, played a prank on Mission Control. They said they saw some kind of UFO stating that the pilot was “wearing a red suit.” They then played “Jingle Bells” on a harmonica (Hohner’s Little Lady model) backed by sleigh bells. Both instruments are now on display at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum and considered the first musical instruments played in space.

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