The Art of Darkness

Trivia Tuesday

December 6th, 2011 by Cobwebs

(No prizes, but if you can answer them all without googling you get bragging rights.)

  1. What is the title of the classic Christmas episode of The Twilight Zone in which Art Carney is a drunken department-store Santa who finds a magic bag?
  2. Sinterklaas, the Dutch equivalent of Santa, comes to town on a boat from his home in Madrid. He’s always accompanied by this dusky sidekick, who will scoop bad children into a bag and take them back to Spain.
  3. “‘Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the house, a creature was stirring” was a tagline for what horror movie?
  4. In the X-Files episode “Christmas Carol,” who does Scully originally suspect is the mother of Emily Sim?
    A) Scully’s sister
    B) Scully’s mother
    C) Mulder’s ex-girlfriend
    D) Mulder’s sister
    E) Sasquatch
  5. This actress, who also starred in Beetlejuice, was the voice of Sally in A Nightmare Before Christmas.
  6. During Christmas in this northern country, a horrible ogress named Gryla emerges from her cave to plague (and occasionally eat) naughty children.
  7. In Futurama’s only Christmas episode, what does the 8-foot-tall Santa robot do if he finds you on Christmas Eve?
  8. Instead of Santa Claus, Italian children try to stay on the good side of this broomstick-riding old lady.
  9. In this 1964 movie “classic,” the Martians kidnap Santa because there is nobody on Mars to give their children presents.
  10. Around Christmas in Austria this terrifying, hairy, horned monster keeps children in line by stealing their toys, smacking them with a birch rod, or tying them in a sack and throwing them in a river.

(Answers below the fold)

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