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Charles Dickens
   wrote   
A Christmas Carol
Written as a potboiler to enable Dickens to pay off a debt
White Christmas
   featured in the film   
Holiday Inn (1942)
Bob Cratchit
   appeared in the Dickens novel   
A Christmas Carol
Longsuffering clerk of Ebenezer Scrooge. Bob endures Scrooge's mistreatment until Scrooge, reformed by the visit of the three spirits, raises Bob's salary and vows to help his struggling family.
Ebenezer Scrooge
   appeared in the Dickens novel   
A Christmas Carol
Probably Dickens' best known character, the miserly Scrooge, with his familiar cry of "Bah, Humbug!", is visited by the ghost of his former partner, Jacob Marley, who sends three more spirits in hopes of reforming Scrooge's heartless and penny-pinching ways.
Tiny Tim Cratchit
   appeared in the Dickens novel   
A Christmas Carol
Crippled son of Bob Cratchit. The forecast of Tim's death by the Ghosts of Christmas Present and Future is instrumental in Scrooge's reformation after which Tim is afforded proper medical attention and is cured. Dickens based Tiny Tim (and also Paul Dombey Jr) on his sister Fanny's crippled son Henry Burnett Jr.
The Ghost of Christmas Future
   appeared in the Dickens novel   
A Christmas Carol
Shows Scrooge the demise of Tiny Tim and of himself, leading to Scrooge's reformation.
The Ghost of Christmas Past
   appeared in the Dickens novel   
A Christmas Carol
Shows Scrooge his lonely and difficult childhood and gradual decline into the miser he will become.
The Ghost of Christmas Present
   appeared in the Dickens novel   
A Christmas Carol
Shows Scrooge the joy that Christmas brings, both at the poor household of the Cratchits and at the home of his nephew Fred.
Jacob Marley
   appeared in the Dickens novel   
A Christmas Carol
Scrooge's former partner, who died seven Christmas Eves ago. Jacob, in life, was a penny-pinching miser like Scrooge and is suffering for it in the afterlife. His ghost comes to haunt Scrooge hoping to change Scrooge's life and therefore avoid Marley's fate.
Christmas Island
   uses the   
Dollar
Australian dollar (AUD)
Christmas Pudding
   comes from   
England
Band Aid
   released the single   
Do They Know It’s Christmas
1984; 5 weeks as #1 in the U.K.; Ethiopian anti-famine contribution from charity supergroup
Bing Crosby
   released the single   
White Christmas
1943; 11 weeks as Billboard's #1
Charles Dickens
   wrote   
A Christmas Carol
Published 1843
Christmas
   in Spanish is   
Navidad
Christmas
   in Esperanto is   
Kristnasko
The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
   was set in   
Halloweentown
Poinsettia
   is associated with   
Christmas
Are native to the Pacific coast of Mexico, they are named after Joel Roberts Poinsett, the 1st US ambassador to Mexico
Dr. Seuss
   wrote   
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
1957
White Christmas (1954)
   starred   
Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye and Rosemary Clooney
Director: Michael Curtiz
Dr. Seuss
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
Based on the 1957 book
_____ Christmas
   contains the colour   
White
Christmas Day (U.S.A.)
   is held on   
December 25th
Federal Holiday
Christmas Card
   Means   
Speeding Ticket
Christmas Tree
   Means   
18-wheeler With an Excess of Running Lights
Mariah Carey
   had a U.K. Top 40 single hit with   
All I Want For Christmas Is You
2007
Wham
   had a U.K. Top 40 single hit with   
Last Christmas
2007
Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
   has the tagline   
Capture the Spirit of Christmas With This Timeless Classic!
The Puritans Forbade the Singing of Christmas Carols.
   is   
True
White Christmas
   was released by   
Bing Crosby
1942 - inducted in 1974
White Christmas
   was featured in   
Holiday Inn
1942 - Composed by Irving Berlin
All I Want for Christmas
      
Is You...
"All I Want For Christmas" by Mariah Carey
_____ Christmas
   has the missing colour   
White
Bing Crosby
Whatchama Who
   comes from the musical   
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Composed by Mel Marvin
Christmas Lighthouse
   is located in   
The U.S.A.
1914 - Michigan
One Christmas Was So Muchlike Another
   ends with   
I Got Into Bed. I Said Some Words to the Close and Holy Darkness, then I Slept.
A Child's Christmas in Wales by Dylan Thomas
Too Low For Zero
   features   
Cold As Christmas (In The Middle Of The Year)
1983
Irving Berlin
   composed   
White Christmas
Christmas Island
   belongs to   
Australia
Sold by Singapore to Australia during the reign of Lim Yew Hock of the Labour Party.
Father Christmas
      
The U.K.
Dr. Seuss
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
Based on the 1957 book
Bob Cratchit
   appears in the Dickens' novel   
A Christmas Carol
Longsuffering clerk of Ebenezer Scrooge. Bob endures Scrooge's mistreatment until Scrooge, reformed by the visit of the three spirits, raises Bob's salary and vows to help his struggling family.
Ebenezer Scrooge
   appears in the Dickens' novel   
A Christmas Carol
Probably Dickens' best known character, the miserly Scrooge, with his familiar cry of "Bah, Humbug!", is visited by the ghost of his former partner, Jacob Marley, who sends three more spirits in hopes of reforming Scrooge's heartless and penny-pinching ways.
The Ghost of Christmas Future
   appears in the Dickens' novel   
A Christmas Carol
Shows Scrooge the demise of Tiny Tim and of himself, leading to Scrooge's reformation.
The Ghost of Christmas Past
   appears in the Dickens' novel   
A Christmas Carol
Shows Scrooge his lonely and difficult childhood and gradual decline into the miser he will become.
The Ghost of Christmas Present
   appears in the Dickens' novel   
A Christmas Carol
Shows Scrooge the joy that Christmas brings, both at the poor household of the Cratchits and at the home of his nephew Fred.
Jacob Marley
   appears in the Dickens' novel   
A Christmas Carol
Scrooge's former partner, who died seven Christmas Eves ago. Jacob, in life, was a penny-pinching miser like Scrooge and is suffering for it in the afterlife. His ghost comes to haunt Scrooge hoping to change Scrooge's life and therefore avoid Marley's fate.
Tiny Tim Cratchit
   appears in the Dickens' novel   
A Christmas Carol
Crippled son of Bob Cratchit. The forecast of Tim's death by the Ghosts of Christmas Present and Future is instrumental in Scrooge's reformation after which Tim is afforded proper medical attention and is cured. Dickens based Tiny Tim (and also Paul Dombey Jr) on his sister Fanny's crippled son Henry Burnett Jr.
Bing Crosby
   released the single   
I'll Be Home For Christmas
1943; peaked at #3 on the Billboard chart
Father Christmas
      
Australia
Also Santa Claus or just Santa






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