Just hear those sleigh bells, jingling, ring tingle tingling too, come on it’s lovely weather for a sleigh ride together with you…
Come on admit it, you sang those words didn’t you? Or at least had the tune run through your head! Christmas is such a great time for music and merriment. Everywhere you go it seems there is a song to be heard. Some are beautiful and reverent describing the miracle of our Savior’s birth, others are sentimental and heartwarming, while others still are just silly and fun. And we happen to love them all. How about you? Do you consider yourself a true Christmas caroler? Do you feel like you know all the lyrics to every merry melody out there? Well let’s see.
We are proposing a little yuletide test to see where you rank in the Christmas carol department. We have listed the first line of some Christmas classics and we would like to see if you can come up with the next line. We have given the answers later in this post, but don’t scroll down early to see them. You want to stay on the nice list don’t you? And of course Santa is watching…
- Oh Holy Night
Oh holy night, the stars are brightly shining…
2. Away in a Manger
Away in a manger no crib for his bed…
3. Joy to the World
Joy to the world, the Lord is come…
4. The Christmas Song
Chestnuts roasting on an open fire…
5. Silver Bells
Silver bells, silver bells…
6. White Christmas
I’m dreaming of a white Christmas…
7. Santa Baby
Santa Baby, slip a sable under the tree for me…
8. Grandma Got run Over by a Reindeer
Grandma got run over by a reindeer…
9. I saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
I saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus…
10. Jingle Bells
Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, jingle all the way…
By the way, do you have a favorite Christmas song. Is it one we have listed above or something completely different? Leave us a comment and let us know. We would love to know which tune brings you Christmas cheer.
Okay, now for the answers to our little quiz. Hopefully you remembered who was watching and didn’t scroll down to check them out early. Many of you may not have had to “cheat”. We think we chose some classics. So let’s find out how you did…
- Oh Holy Night A. It is the night of our dear Savior’s birth
- Away in a Manger A. The little Lord Jesus lay down his sweet head
- Joy to the World A. Let earth receive her King
- The Christmas Song A. Jack Frost nipping at your nose
- Silver Bells A. It’s Christmas time in the city
- White Christmas A. Just like the ones I used to know
- Santa Baby A. Been an awful good girl
- Grandma got run over by a Reindeer A. Walking home from our house Christmas Eve
- I saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus A. Underneath the mistletoe last night
- Jingle Bells A. Oh what fun it is to ride in a one horse open sleigh *Hey! (The hey is optional)
Now for the scoring. Let’s see how you did!
If you got 0. Sorry , we have to give you a big Bah Humbug. Clearly you have not been visited from the Christmas ghosts, Past, Present, and Future, and have not gotten into the Christmas spirit. You obtained Scrooge status.
If you got 1 or 2. Well let’s just say you are a little “green” when it comes to catching onto the lyrics. But don’t worry there is still time to crank up the radio and listen to some holiday tunes. You will get the words eventually. You obtained Grinch status.
3 to 5. Pretty good. Even if you don’t know all the lyrics to these songs you probably know all the words to your favorites. And if you do forget, you will just happily hum as you prepare for your holiday festivities. You obtained Elf status.
6 or more. You truly love the season and the songs. We are sure you listen to Christmas music at home, in the car, at the office, just about anywhere. You may even be caught singing at the mall! You have obtained Christmas Carol Queen status.
We hope you enjoyed our little “test”. Maybe it helped to bring your favorite Christmas carol to mind. Again, please leave us a comment letting us know which song you love best. You can also tell us what “status” you obtained. If you fall into the Scrooge category don’t worry. We think ALL of you are fabulous, and we will put in a good word for you with Santa. We know him! (Just a nod to the Elf movie.)
Till next time be thrifty and stay fabuless
Love and Merry Christmas from Teresa and Vicky