Check the malls for boughs of holly ... Wait, that's not quite right! Every year, soon after we've digested our Thanksgiving turkeys, radio stations and stores start playing Christmas music. Love it or hate it, there's no escaping it! And what's even crazier is that some people sing along to these classic tunes without even knowing the correct lyrics! There's nothing like standing in an elevator with someone singing along to "Winter Wonderland," only they're singing, "Later on, we'll perspire as we sweat by the fire." You get the idea!
Luckily, there's a way to improve your Christmas song knowledge: listen to them all the time, all year long! Okay, maybe that's a tall order. Still, if you start studying right after the Fourth of July, you should be able to memorize a good 200 to 300 songs! That gives you a leg up over the slouches who actually wait till December to start playing their Christmas music! Plus, you have a wide variety of songs to choose from: traditional religious hymns, songs about Santa and the denizens of the North Pole, songs about snow, songs popularized by cartoon characters and so on!
So see where you stand right now. Take the quiz and see if you can still identify these Christmas songs even with their atrociously messed-up lyrics. Then you'll know your weak areas and which songs to study harder starting next summer!