Tacky Sweaters and Trivia

Last Friday, Adam and I hosted our first Christmas party.

It was festive and fun.

The sweaters were tacky.

The leftover food was in abundance.

And the company...was simply the best.

We decided that for our first Christmas party we wanted to come up with an original Nelson Christmas game.

The result: The Nelson's Trivial Christmas Trivia.

Everyone split into two teams and we let the questions work their magic. Some were, well, entirely arbitrary. But most, were actually factual. I thought I would share some of them to see how well you do playing our rip-roaring game. Don't Google the answers...Not calling you cheaters, I'm just saying.

The Nelsons Trivial Christmas Trivia:

What does Alvin the Chipmunk want for Christmas?
a.) Sneakers
b.) A bottle of rum
c.) Fruitcake
d.) A Hula Hoop

What are the "Silver Bells?"
a.) The bells on Santa's sleigh.
b.) The Salvation army bells.
c.) The bells of department store doors?
d.) The bells on people's Christmas socks?

Which reindeer ran over Grandma?
a.) Nixon
b.) Cupid
c.) Donner
d.) Blitzen

Which Christmas song is the oldest? (English Versions)
a.) Silent Night
b.) Away in a Manger
c.) The First Noel
d.) Little Drummer Boy

What was the original name of "Little Drummer Boy?"
a.) The Drummer's Gift
b.) The Humble Drummer
c.) The Christmas Drummer
d.) Carol of the Drum

What do most historians agree was the actual name of the little drummer boy?
a.) Timmy
b.) Tommy
c.) Teddy
d.) Todd

What does the name "Bethlehem" mean?
a.) House of hope
b.) House of warmth
c.) House of births
d.) House of bread

Why are Red and Green the Christmas Colors?
a.) Holly and Berries
b.) Eternal Life and Jesus' Blood
c.) The Italian colors are Red and Green
d.) Santa and Christmas Trees

Which is not one of the elves 4 major food groups?
a.) Candy
b.) Candy Canes
c.) Cupcakes
d.) Candy Corns

Which Ocean is Christmas Island in?
a.) Arctic
b.) Pacific
c.) Atlantic
d.) Indian

How many levels make up the Candy Cane Forest?
a.) Five
b.) Seven
c.) Nine
d.) Three

What is Rudolph's Dad's name?
a.) Vixon
b.) Cupid
c.) Dasher
d.) Donner

Which Christmas Song contains the lyric "Disperse the gloomy clouds of night"?
a.) O Come All Ye Faithful
b.) O Come O Come Emmanuel
c.) The First Noel
d.) O Little Town of Bethlehem

What is Adam's favorite Christmas song?
a.) Twelve Days of Christmas
b.) All I Want for Christmas is You.
c.) God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
d.) O Holy Night

What is Elise's favorite Christmas song?
a.) Silver Bells
b.) All I Want for Christmas is My Two Front Teeth
c.) Little Drummer Boy
d.) O Holy Night

What Kind of cookies do Trader Joe's Christmas Jo-Jos most resemble?
a.) Oreos
b.) Frosted Animal Cookies
c.) Nutter Butters
d.) Rainbow Chip

What was the first state to make Christmas an official holiday?
a.) Alabama
b.) Alaska
c.) North Carolina
d.) Connecticut

What was pictured on the first Christmas stamp?
a.) A Star
b.) A Rose
c.) An Angel
d.) Santa

The Original Title of The Night Before Christmas was:
a.) The Night Before Christmas
b.) A Visit from St. Nicholas
c.) Santa Clause is Coming to Town
d.) The Night Visitor

Where are Poinsettias from?
a.) Cuba
b.) US
c.) Mexico
d.) Brazil

How many sides does a snowflake have?
a.) 6
b.) 8
c.) 10
d.) 12

What comes after 8 maids a milking in the 12 days of Christmas?
a.) 9 lords a-leaping
b.) 9 drummers drumming
c.) 9 ladies dancing
d.) 9 pipers piping

Which company uses the quote "Let's rediscover why we're best friends." as part of their Christmas promotion this year?
a.) Starbucks
b.) Target
c.) All State
d.) Anthropologie

Ok, here are the answers:
D, B, C, C, D, A, D, B, C, D, B, D, B, D, C, A, A, B, B, C, A, C, A

How did you do?

To be honest, our friends got about half of them wrong...but I guess that means they also got half of them right! And they even took it to an exciting overtime. Tebow style.

I'll leave you with some of our favorite pics from the extravaganza.


  1. since when do you have bangs?!? I'm missing so much of your life!! haha

    The party looks fun!! And I love the trivia idea.

    Hoping I get to come to one of these Nelson Christmas parties one of these here days:)

    love yoU!

  2. LOVE those cute bangs! You're so stinkin cute.
    We can't wait to see you both soon!


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