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A Christmas Word Game

It’s a matter of opinion that Yule love the game we’re about to play. In each sentence below, fill in the blank or blanks with an expression commonly used at Christmastide. Answers repose at the end of this column.

1. On December 24, Adam’s wife was known as _____ _____.

2. In Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol, Scrooge was visited by the Ghost of _____ _____.

3. An opinion survey in Alaska is called a _____ _____.

4. What does Santa Claus do with his three gardens? _____, _____, _____

5. What Christmas message do these letters convey? ABCDEFGHIJKMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ, ABCDEFGHIJKMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ. _____, _____

6. When the salt and the pepper say “Hi!” to each other, they are passing on _____ _____.

7. A holy man bereft of change could be called _____ _____.

8. When you cross a sheep with a cicada, you get a _____ _____.

9. A quiet medieval armor-wearer is a _____ _____.

10. A cat walking on the desert is bound to get _____ _____.

11. People who tell jokes on December 25 might be called _____ _____.

12. On December 25 actor O’Connor and actress Channing (“Hello, Dolly!”) are known as _____ _____.

13. What do Spanish sheep say when they wish each other a Merry Christmas? _____ _____.

Answers 1. Christmas Eve 2. Christmas Present 3. North Poll 4. Hoe, hoe, hoe 5. Noel, Noel (no L, no L) 6. Seasons’ Greetings 7. St. Nickel-less 8. Bah! (or Baa!) Humbug! 9. Silent Knight 10. Sandy Claws 11. Christmas Cards 12. Christmas Carols 13. Fleece Navidad!

–Author unknown.

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