Saturday, December 25, 2010


We hope all our Free Choice E-zine readers who choose to celebrate today are having the Merriest Christmas they possibly can.
And for your puzzle enjoyment, here is a little quiz featuring all those beloved holiday classics produced by the Rankin-Bass studio.

Can you match the Narrating Host to their special?
Note: Since not every narrator was actually a character within the story, some of them either appeared as "themselves" or did not actually appear on screen at all. And the possibilities in both lists are presented alphabetically.

a. Fred Astaire                        01. Frosty The Snowman (1969)
b. Shirley Booth                      02. Frosty Returns (1992)
c. Jimmy Durante                    03. Frosty's Winter Wonderland (1976)
d. Greer Garson                     04. The Little Drummer Boy (1968)
e. Andy Griffith                       05. Jack Frost (1979)
f. Buddy Hackett                    06. Nestor, The Long Earred Christmas Donkey (1977)
g. Burl Ives                             07. Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer (1964)
h. Roger Miller                        08. Rudolph's Shining New Year (1976)
i. Red Skelton                         09. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town (1970)
j. Jonathan Winters                 10. The Year Without A Santa Claus (1974)

We'll unwrap and open THE ANSWERS BOX to reveal all next weekend. But for now, let's see what the results were from the December 18 Puzzle Corner.

01. Frosty The Snowman and Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer were both first recorded by Gene Autry.
02. Eartha Kitt and Madonna have both recorded Santa Baby, although personally I think Ms. Kitt purred it better.


NOEL. Because alas, no matter how festively decorated our tree looks there is NO L.

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