Before you settle down with a classic holiday movie of your choice, test your knowledge of the favorites.
1: Why do Laurel and Hardy get fired from the toy shop in "Babes in Toyland"?
2: How does the angel Clarence inscribe the copy of "Tom Sawyer" in "It's a Wonderful Life"?
3: In "A Charlie Brown Christmas," Lucy asks Charlie Brown if he has "pantophobia." What is that?
4: In "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" (1966), what does the Grinch hate most of all?
5: What does Ralphie ask Santa for in "A Christmas Story"?
6: What kind of Champagne does Frank Cross (Bill Murray) order near the end of "Scrooged"?
7: In "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation," what does Clark (Chevy Chase) receive from his cheapskate boss instead of a monetary Christmas bonus?
8: In "The Muppet Christmas Carol," Scrooge, played by Michael Caine, walks by a shop called Micklewhite. What's the joke?
9: How does Buddy know he's a washout as a toymaker in "Elf"?
10: Who winds up as Harry's date at the Yule Ball in "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire"?
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"Christmas at the movie" answers:
1: Because they make 100 toy soldiers that are 6 feet tall instead of 600 that are 1 foot tall.
2: "Dear George: Remember no man is a failure who has friends. Thanks for the wings!" 3: The fear of everything.
4: When the Whos in Whoville hold hands and sing Christmas songs.
5: "I want an official Red Ryder carbine-action 200-shot range model air rifle with a compass in the stock, and this thing which tells time."
6: "Billy, we're gonna need Champagne for 250 people, and please send the stuff that you send to me. Don't send the stuff that I send to other people."
7: A one-year subscription to the Jelly of the Month Club.
8: Caine's birth name is Maurice Joseph Micklewhite.
9: He makes only 85 Etch A Sketches when he's supposed to make 1,000.
10. Parvati Patil, twin sister of Padma Patil, who is Ron's date.
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