Holiday Trivia Time!

With Hanukkah starting this past Sunday and Christmas, Kwanzaa, and New Year’s all approaching, I thought it would be fun to test your knowledge of these holidays with a bit of trivia! Scroll to the bottom of this blog to read the answers and see how you did!

  1. Which year did the ball first drop for New Year’s Eve in Times Square?
  2. When was the first Tournament of Roses Parade on New Year’s Day?
  3. In “Home Alone,” where are the McAllisters going on Christmas when they leave Kevin behind?
  4. Which country did eggnog come from?
  5. Which fairy tale was the first gingerbread house inspired by?
  6. Three of Santa’s reindeer’s names begin with the letter “D.” What are those names?
  7. How many candles are there on a menorah?
  8. Who was the first U.S. President to celebrate Hanukkah at the White House?
  9. How many days does the Kwanzaa celebration last?
  10. Which type of food is considered a symbol of Kwanzaa?


  1. 1907
  2. 1890
  3. Paris
  4. England
  5. Hansel and Gretel
  6. Dancer, Dasher, Donner
  7. Nine (remember: one for each of the 8 days of Hanukkah, plus the Shamash used to light the others)
  8. Harry Truman
  9. Seven
  10. Corn

Hopefully, some of these were tough! I know I learned a few things. I hope you all have a safe, warm, and happy holiday season, no matter which ones you celebrate!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Merry Christmas, Happy Kwanzaa, Happy Holidays, and Peace on Earth to all! Here’s to a wonderful holiday season, and rooting for a healthy climate (that brings us some more snow in Tahoe!).

Merry Christmas!

I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas Eve tomorrow and Christmas Day after that. Happy Kwanzaa and Hannukah, as well!

No matter what holiday you celebrate, this is the most wonderful time of year to be with family and friends, eat good food, drink good drink, and to be thankful for what we have in life.

Enjoy your holiday season!