It’s A Wonderful Life

Just like George Bailey, I thought we’d take a trip back to Christmas’ past in the Bandit time machine. Come closer….gaze with me into the crystal ball. See what we were up to in 2008:popcorn

We’ve been very busy here in The Lair getting ready for the holidays. Demetrius cut down the Christmas tree with his gladius and Lucien has been stringing popcorn which has taken longer than we anticipated as he eats two bowls of the stuff for every  one that makes it on the string! The GR was in charge of ornaments, flapping up to the boughs to place each ornament just so….which also took extra long as he kept getting distracted by all the shiny balls. The hockey hunks solved that by replacinbroken ones with pucks!

Marcus keeps shaking the packages while Sven insists that today is NOT the first day of Bandit Christmas but Lucia day….a tradition from his home country where it is believed man and beast require extra nourishment……..Stop! Boys! Stay away from the cookies!!!cookies

Sigh.
Yes, we are steeped in tradition, steeped in good will, steeped in eggnogg…..Oh, wait! That’s just Anna C.  and AC  (squints at shoes sticking out from beneath the table) maybe….Suz???

xmas tree

Tawny, Jo stop standing under the mistletoe winking at the glads….no…no. ack! Jeanne! Stop shaking the packages! No, there is not C4 in the green one…no! Really! Don’t. Shake. It.

Oh, wonderful. Anna S. just breezed in from England with a huge bowl of wassel….like we NEED more alcohol…and now she’s taking down the mistletoe and chasing the hockey guys around!
What? Yes, yes Donna that corset is very pretty in green and red. Oh, my…it lights up…and in the most interesting places. Look, Susan and Kate have just arrived from the cave…..nice Elf hats girls. Do ya’ll hear that? What is that carol Nancy, Caren and Christie are singing? “Deck the Halls with SuperHero Figures”…no, I think the words are…
Stop! Stop! Kirsten, honey really I don’t think doughnuts will hold up as a wreath..the glaze don’t you know. Ah, Christine…just in time….I need help with….what have you got on your head? A candle wreath? You say you’re name is Lucia??? Sven! Sven…come back here and finish the wreath! Beth, Trish….step away from the long, weapon like package KJ just put under the tree…um, don’t put it close to that green package!
Now, excuse me….Cassondra is putting TRUCK NUTS in the stockings!!!!
This party is getting out of control and we haven’t even served the cake…er, pie…er, cake.
(Collapses against reindeer) Never mind. Let’s get on with the Christmas trivia.
**Wow, that was so much fun! Remembering those early days in The Lair. Fond memories of our Bandits who are trailing other paths. Memories of fun with the young cock….er…GOLDEN Rooster! Yeah, that’s the ticket. He’s kind of creaky in the wishbone nowadays. A lot of wonderful BB’s and more characters than you can shake a cock..er, a chicken, er a magical shillelagh at. I’ll need all of you to get us through the day. I’ll be at work and will only be able to pop in now and again. So once you answer these Christmas trivia questions, post one of your own. Grab some eggnog and let’s do it!

"Naughty, naughty, ooo...nice..."

“Naughty, naughty, ooo…nice…”

 

1. What do the carolers in the song “We Wish You A Merry Christmas” insist they be given?

2. Who wins the decorating contest in “A Charlie Brown Christmas?”
3. Where did the Grinch steal Christmas?
4. When a Ukrainian finds a spider web in their Christmas tree, what does it signify?
5. Who was the first ghost to appear to Ebenezzer Scrooge in “A Christmas Carol?”
6. What Christmas song was introduced in the movie “Holiday Inn”?
7. What non-traditonal Christmas movie sports the character Oogie Boogie?
8. What actor won an Academy award playing Santa Clause?
9. What branch of the American military is associated with Toys for Tots?
10. What did Carol Brady lose that jeopardized the Brady’s Christmas celebration?

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  • Amy Conley says:

    Cock-a-doodle-do

  • Amy Conley says:

    1.figgy pudding
    2.Linus
    3.Whoville
    4.they need an exterminator
    5.Ghost of Christmas Present
    6.White Christmas
    7.
    8.The actor from the original MIRACLE ON 34th STREET
    9.Marines
    10. She lost her voice. (Triva, Florence Hendersin is from the town I live in but she will never admit it. Her family was very poor and all the kids used to make fun of her and her family. She usually lists Rockport, In or Owensboro, Ky as her home. She never luvedd either place.)

  • flchen1 says:

    LOL! No figgy pudding, please! But if you have cookies, please toss those my way and I’ll sing you a carol! 😀

    And is Oogie Boogie from the Nightmare Before Christmas?

    I’ve always adored Linus–Sally does have excellent taste 😀

  • Amy Conley says:

    Is #7 possibly MEET ME IN ST LOUIS?

    • Amy Conley says:

      While I willingly admit to looking up the answers to thor two questions, the rest of the answers, right or wrong are all mine.

  • Helen says:

    Hi Joanie

    What wonderful memories 🙂 I am so no good at trivia lol I have been to one of my grandson’s birthday parties today and I have another one tomorrow and the brain is just not functioning at all 🙂 🙂

    Have fun
    Helen

  • Amy Conley says:

    4.The spider webs turn into gold and all the ornaments turn into jewels. I admit I looked this up and my answers came from a children’s book.

    • Amy Conley says:

      And you can go ahead and count me wrong on the Peanuts question. The correct answer is someone else, and no I didn’t look it up, it just popped into my head anx I can see it plain as day. What an idiot I am.

  • Shannon says:

    Since the questions are answered, I’ll just share an event from this week. I saw more than hundred Marines consolidating gathered toys, and the male and female Marines looked fine. Amidst Army-Navy madness and before a gracious buffet lunch, they and some elves put together with what they had collected–three or four big boxes (think of the container a washer or dryer comes in) of toys. At the end they put all of that potential loot on heavy roller carts, and took all of that away for distribution. Pretty amazing.

  • Heathercm2001 says:

    That was a great flashback! I was chuckling as I was reading it! Thank you for the fun start to my day! 🙂

  • Debbie Oxier says:

    1. Figgy pudding
    2. Snoopy
    3. Whoville
    4. Don’t know
    5.Ghost of Christmas Past
    6. White Christmas
    7. Don’t know
    8. Edmund Gwenn
    9. Marines
    10. Don’t know

    Some good trumpets on here!

  • Okay, I’ll play! And shhhhh, you promised not to tell about me and that one guest gladiator/spy guy under the table that year!!!

    1. What do the carolers in the song “We Wish You A Merry Christmas” insist they be given? Figgy Pudding.
    2. Who wins the decorating contest in “A Charlie Brown Christmas?” Snoopy
    3. Where did the Grinch steal Christmas? Whoville
    4. When a Ukrainian finds a spider web in their Christmas tree, what does it signify? Someone forgot to clean the tree.
    5. Who was the first ghost to appear to Ebenezzer Scrooge in “A Christmas Carol?” Jacob Marley
    6. What Christmas song was introduced in the movie “Holiday Inn”? White Christmas
    7. What non-traditonal Christmas movie sports the character Oogie Boogie? The Nightmare Before Christmas
    8. What actor won an Academy award playing Santa Clause? The guy from Miracle on 34th street.
    9. What branch of the American military is associated with Toys for Tots? Marines
    10. What did Carol Brady lose that jeopardized the Brady’s Christmas celebration? Her voice

  • Trivia Question:

    In White Christmas, WHICH LEG does Danny Kaye pretend to injure to keep the General away from the TV for the big announcement Bing Crosby makes?

  • catslady says:

    It seems like all the questions were answered lol. For some reason the links aren’t working at the bottom of this page to go to the recent posts?
    Great party yesterday 🙂

  • gamistress66 says:

    knew at least 1/2 of the answers to the trivia (not sure if that’s a good sign or not 😉

    who was asked to sing rudulph’s song initially but turned it down? & what department store used it as part of the holiday theme for a number of years?

  • Joan Kayse says:

    Hi guys! Sorry…work was, well…like WORK.

    Good job on the questions. Let’s see gamistress….Was it Hank Williams? and the department store? Hmmmm…Macy’s

    • gamistress66 says:

      nope & nope 🙂

      • gamistress66 says:

        the story was originally penned & published by Montgomery Wards for their holiday promotion in the late 30’s. they used the character for years in their holiday promotions/décor (I recall seeing it till the early 80’s, I think, before they closed in my area).

        Bing Crosby turned the song down when it was initially offered to him saying that it was silly and wouldn’t sell. he eventually did record it himself, after it became a hit by Gene Autry

  • I LOVED this post, Joan! Parties in the Lair are so much fun and your post brought back so many great memories!

    Looks like everyone has a handle on the trivia questions.

    Can anyone answer these ?

    In Christmas with The Kranks, which of her daughter’s favorite Christmas food items sends Mrs. Krank on a race through the grocery store against a lady who drove a mean shopping cart?

    In Die Hard (yes, I consider it a Christmas movie!) what does John use to secure the gun behind his back?

    In Christmas Vacation what does Clark receive as a Christmas bonus from the company for which he works?