Brain Exercises – Dec. 22

A little late for Hanukkah but still fun.
Some holiday riddles, jokes and trivia.  Enjoy!!

  1. What is Ralphie’s little brother’s name in the movie A Christmas Story?

  2. Which country started the tradition of putting up a Christmas tree?

  3. What is the name of the last ghost that visits Scrooge in A Christmas Carol?

  4. What was the real name of the character Tim Allen plays in The Santa Clause?

  5. In Home Alone, where are the McCallisters going on vacation when they leave Kevin behind?

  6. With what three words was the Grinch described in How the Grinch Stole Christmas?

  7. What’s the difference between Hanukkah and a dragon?

  8. ( This question is in fond memory of Betty Bellantoni, a great friend)

In the movie It’s A Wonderful Life, what happened every time a bell rang?

  1. What Christmas decoration was originally made from strands of silver?

  2. How can you recognize a Hanukkah hippie?

  3. Which fairy tale were the first gingerbread houses inspired by?

  4. What did the flour say to the yeast during Hanukkah?

  5. Why did the dreidel go to the doctor?

  6. Three of Santa’s reindeer’s names begin with the letter “D.” What are those names?

  7. What was the highest grossing Christmas movie of all time?

  8. Who wrote, “Christmas doesn’t come from a store, maybe Christmas perhaps means a little bit more?”

A joke too good to pass up:

Last December, a grandmother was giving directions to her grown grandson who was coming to visit with his wife. “You come to the front door of the apartment complex. I am in apartment 14T.”

She continued, “There is a big panel at the door. With your elbow, push button 14T. I will buzz you in. Come inside, the elevator is on the right. Get in, and, with your elbow, hit 14. When you get out, I am on the left. With your elbow, hit my doorbell.”

“Grandma, that sounds easy,” replied the grandson, “but why am I hitting all these buttons with my elbow?”

To which she answered, “You’re coming empty handed?”


  1. 1.Randy

  2. Germany

  3. 3.Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come

  4. Scott Calvin

  5. Paris

  6. Stink, stank, stunk

  7. An angel gets its wings

  8. One lasts for eight nights, the other simply ate knights

  9. Tinsel

  10. He’s the one with his hair in dreidel-locks

  11. Hansel and Gretel

  12. Happy Challah-day!

  13. His head was spinning

  14. Dasher, Dancer and Donner

  15. Home Alone

  16. Dr. Seuss