|Original movie poster|
The Christmas classic Miracle on 34th Street was originally released in MAY 1947. The 20th Century Fox Public Relations department had the difficult task of marketing the movie without mentioning the holiday nor Santa Claus; but the film went on to win Oscars for Best Supporting Actor (Edmund Gwenn as Kris Kringle), and Best Writing in both the Original Story and Screenplay categories.
Welcome to the last Puzzle Corner of 2014.
There will be many more enigmas in the weekends of years to come, but let's end this year on a high note, shall we?
What Christmas story, between movies and television, has been the most filmed to date?
HINT: It isn't Miracle on 34th Street.
THE LETTER SHUFFLE
How many new words can you spell, using the letters within the phrase NEW YEAR?
NOTE: Those two individual words cannot count as part of your answer since they are part of the phrase.
We'll reveal all and start a new year of puzzles on January 3, 2015.
But for now, let's open up THE ANSWERS BOX, and reveal the results of the December 20, 2014 Puzzle Corner.
If you've been following The Puzzle Corner this holiday season, then you know that the 4 animated Christmas specials that have been continuously shown on TV annually since their debut are:
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer 1964
A Charlie Brown Christmas 1965
Doctor Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas 1966 and
Frosty the Snowman 1969.
Then, although it unfortunately hasn't gained the renown of the quartet above, what animated TV special debuted before all the others?
Mister Magoo's Christmas Carol in 1962.
The special was originally 55 minutes long, since there were far less commercials on TV back then, and requires 90 minutes to show it in its entirety on TV by today's commercial standards.
HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYBODY
AND WE'LL SEE YOU IN 2015!