Have a Holly Jolly Christmas With This Rankin/Bass Quiz!

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Have a Holly Jolly Christmas With This Rankin/Bass Quiz!
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From Rudolph to Frosty, Rankin/Bass produced some of the most beloved Christmas TV specials of all time and helped shape the story of Santa Claus into what it is today. Take our quiz to test your knowledge of the characters and capers behind these classic Christmas tales!
What does Hermey the elf dream of becoming in "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer?"
Santa Claus
a great toymaker
a dentist
Hermey is a misfit among Santa's elves because he prefers dentistry over toy making.

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What year was "Frosty the Snowman" released?
1964
1969
A group of school kids placed a magician's cap on a snowman to create Frosty in the 1969 holiday special.
1974

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What Rankin/Bass special takes place in Junctionville?
"Santa Claus is Comin' to Town"
"The Little Drummer Boy"
"Twas the Night Before Christmas"
In the 1974 animated short "Twas the Night Before Christmas," Santa decides to bypass Junctionville after learning that the citizens may not believe in St. Nick.

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Who served as the narrator in "Santa Claus is Comin' to Town?"
Fred Astaire
Fred Astaire loaned his voice to Postman Kluger, who served as narrator of the special.
Burl Ives
Frank Sinatra

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Who is the young boy in "The Little Drummer Boy?"
Michael
Aaron
The musically-inclined Aaron is left an orphan after his parents are killed by bandits when he is just a baby.
David

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Which Rankin/Bass special features the Heat Miser and Snow Miser?
"The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus"
"Frosty the Snowman"
"The Year Without a Santa Claus"
The Heat Miser and Snow Miser, who are at the command of Mother Nature, feature in the 1974 special "The Year Without a Santa Claus."

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Who controls the Forest of Burzee in "The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus?"
the Great Ak
In the 1985 Rankin/Bass special, the Great Ak finds an orphaned boy in the forest, not knowing that the young man will one day be known as Santa Claus.
the Wizard
the Mysterious Elk

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Who wrote the story that inspired "The Cricket on the Hearth?"
L. Frank Baum
Lewis Carroll
Charles Dickens
The 1967 Rankin/Bass short was inspired by a 1845 Charles Dickens story.

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Which of these does Rudolph join in "Rudolph and Frosty's Christmas in July?"
a circus
Rudolph joins Lily Loraine's Circus by the Sea in the 1979 sequel to "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer."
a cult
a traveling rock band

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What is the name of the baby in "Rudolph's Shiny New Year?"
Harry
Happy
Father Time requests Rudolph's help in tracking down Happy the New Year's Baby in the 1976 holiday special.
Henry

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What is the name of the singing snowman in "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer?"
Maurice
David
Sam
Burl Ives voiced Sam the Snowman, who serves as the singing narrator of the original Rudolph special.

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Who travels with Frosty to find the North Pole?
Candy
Karen
Young Karen and a rabbit named Hocus Pocus travel with Frosty as he attempts to reach the North Pole.
Michael

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Who wrote the scathing letter to Santa in "Twas the Night Before Christmas?"
Joshua
Father Mouse
Albert
Brainy young Albert, son of Father Mouse, wrote the letter that caused Santa to skip over Junctionville on Christmas Eve.

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Which Rankin/Bass special featured the Burgermeister?
"Santa Claus is Comin' to Town"
The Burgermeister rules over the people of Sombertown in "Santa Claus is Comin' to Town."
"The Year Without a Santa Claus"
"Rudolph's Shiny New Year"

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What kind of creature is Baba in "The Little Drummer Boy?"
goat
donkey
lamb
Baba is a lamb friend of Aaron's who is hit by a Roman chariot while traveling with Samson the donkey and Joshua the camel.

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Where do Jingle and Jangle get trapped in "The Year Without a Santa Claus?"
Sombertown
Junctionville
Southtown
While traveling with Santa's youngest reindeer, Vixen, the elves find themselves trapped in a small town called Southtown.

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Who wrote the book that inspired "The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus?"
L. Frank Baum
The 1985 holiday special was inspired by a 1902 book penned by L. Frank Baum, of Oz fame.
Lewis Carroll
Washington Irving

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What is the name of the cricket in "The Cricket on the Hearth?"
Crocket
Crocket the cricket helps poor toymaker Caleb and his daughter Bertha in the 1967 animated short.
Sprocket
Twinkle

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What is the name of the evil reindeer in "Rudolph and Frosty's Christmas in July?"
Dagger
Digger
Scratcher
The devious Winterbolt recruits a mean reindeer named Scratcher to lure Rudolph to the dark side in the 1979 holiday special.

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What made Baby New Year run away in "Rudolph's Shiny New Year?"
his red nose
his big feet
his big ears
Embarrassed by his over-sized ears, Baby New Year runs away and heads for the Archipelago of Last Years.

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Which Rankin/Bass special features the song "Holly Jolly Christmas?"
"Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer"
Rudolph featured such classic songs as "We're a Couple of Misfits," "Silver and Gold" and "Holly Jolly Christmas."
"Frosty the Snowman"
"Jack Frost"

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Who locks Frosty and Karen in the greenhouse?
Davis
Hinkle
Professor Hinkle the magician locks Karen and Frosty in the greenhouse, causing Frosty to melt into a puddle.
Jones

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What do the people of Junctionville use to win Santa over in "Twas the Night Before Christmas?"
a letter of apology
a stocking full of gold
a singing clock
Joshua Trundle and his assistant Father Mouse work overtime to get the singing clock ready to welcome Santa on Christmas Eve.

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Who marries Kris Kringle in "Santa Claus is Comin' to Town?"
Stacy
Mary
Jessica
Kris and Ms. Jessica are married in the woods, surrounded by animals and nature.

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What is the name of the donkey featured in a 1977 Rankin/Bass special?
Nesbit
Nestor
"Nestor the Long-Eared Christmas Donkey" wore socks to cover his long ears in the 1977 holiday special.
Norbit

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What does the Mayor of Southtown demand before he will release Jingle and Jangle?
snow on Christmas
The Mayor will only release the elves if it snows on Christmas in "The Year Without a Santa Claus."
a million follars
a new car

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What kind of creature is tasked with raising baby Santa in "The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus?"
wolf
owl
lion
The Greak Ak asks a lioness named Shiegra to raise the baby, but he is kidnapped by a fairy named Necile in the 1985 holiday special.

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What year did Rankin/Bass release "Jack Frost?"
1979
The 1979 holiday short was narrated by a groundhog named Pardon-Me-Pete.
1982
1985

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What is the name of Jack's love interest in "Jack Frost?"
Elisa
Frost falls in love with a human named Elisa, but sacrifices his chance at love in order to save the world.
Anna
Jessica

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What kind of creature is Aeon the villain in "Rudolph's Shiny New Year?"
snow monster
vulture
Aeon the vulture kidnaps Baby New Year in an effort to stop time and extend his own life in the 1976 Rudolph sequel.
tiger

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