The Billkozy Holiday Quiz
Billkozy on 12/05/2006
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Welcome to my take on this month's Community Quiz. Some of you who answered my poll already know what this quiz will be about, and a huge thank you to all who participated in my survey! I polled as many Sploofus users as I could find who had Christmas holiday quizzes, as well as many others, and I asked those people to vote for their choice of their "Top 5 favorite Christmas Holiday media-entertainment events." I heard back from 68 people, and using a system that combines the aspect of what order they placed their choices in with the sheer number of votes received, I tallied the results and have discovered what the overall Top 10 were, and they are the focus of this quiz. Thank you so much everybody who participated; you made this a lot of fun for me. I hope it's as fun for you to see the results.
Now, I have to say that between the time I was required to launch this quiz and today, several more Sploofusers submitted their votes to me. Since I didn't want their efforts to be wasted, I entered their votes into the tabulation, and some slightly altered results emerged. So as of today, December 6th, this quiz's results are a bit
different from the day it first appeared, the most notable difference being that The Nutcracker (initially the #9 vote-getter) was knocked out of the top 10 while a Christmas movie favorite broke into the top 10 at #8. And if you're curious as to what the Nutcracker question was, it was: The Nutcracker was a ballet written by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, based on E. T. A. Hoffman's book, "The Nutcracker and the Mouse King." The first performance of it took place in 1892 in what city? Choices: Cologne, Germany; London, England; Moscow, Russia; Paris, France; or St. Petersburg, Russia? The answer was...St. Petersburg.
Other than that, the initial #4 vote-getter jumped up to #2 (causing #2 and #3 to drop to #3 and #4). And the #6 vote-getter swapped positions with the #7 vote-getter. And also, #8 dropped to #9.
Before launching into your Top 5 Favorites, I'll give you the events that finished in 11th thru 20th place, the ones that just missed cracking the Top 10:
#20- Macy's Parade
#19- listening to the music soundtrack album of A Charlie Brown Christmas by the Vince Guaraldi triothe
#18- Christmas Eve on Sesame Street
#17- The Sound of Music, which apparently is an annual Christmas event in some regions
#16- performance of Handel's Messiah
#15- the movie, Elf
#14- The Snowman
#13- The Radio City Music Hall Christmas Rockette show
#12- the cartoon, "The Year Without a Santa Claus" (featuring that lovable curmudgeon the Heat Miser!)
and #11- a performance of The Nutcracker
Some others not far behind included The National Christmas Tree Lighting in Washington, DC. The Polar Express, the Christmas Pantomime in England, the Star Wars Christmas Special, and many others. However, I must say, I am deeply wounded that the holiday classic, The March of the Wooden Soldiers starring Laurel and Hardy was not chosen by more people. I will assume that people thought of it more as a Thanksgiving holiday event as opposed to a Christmas event. So I forgive you as I cry into my spiked egg nog.
Happy Holiday season to you all!
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