While a popular novelty song, 1953’s I Want A Hippopotamus🦛 For Christmas by then 10 year old Gayla Peevey was never planned as a fund raiser for an Oklahoma City zoo.
FAMOUS FIRSTS: THE CHRISTMAS CAROL EDITION🥇
Having been inundated with Christmas🎄 music by some radio stations since before Veterans Day this year, let’s see if you know who sang which song first?
02. Have A Holly Jolly Christmas
03. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
04. Here Comes Santa Claus🎅
05. I’ll Be Home For Christmas
06. Jingle Bell Rock
07. Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow!
08. Rocking Around The Christmas Tree🎄
09. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
10. Santa Baby
11. Santa Claus🎅 Is Coming To Town
12. Silver Bells
13. Sleigh Ride (as an instrumental)
14. Sleigh Ride (with lyrics)
15. White Christmas
We’ll reveal all next weekend but for now, let’s open up THE ANSWERS BOX🎁 and discover the results from the December 19, 2020 Puzzle Corner.
Get ready! We ask the question, but the answer is just a number.
How many presents can Santa Claus🎅 put into an empty sack?
1. Then it wouldn’t be empty any more.😉
THE LETTER SHUFFLE
How many new words can you spell out of the letters in CHRISTMAS?
A, act(s), ah(s), aim(s), air(s), am, amiss, arc(s), arch, arm(s), art(s), as, ash, ass, at
Cam(s), car(s), cart(s), cash, cast(s) cat(s), char(s), chair(s), charm(s), chart(s), chasm(s), chat(s), cram(s)
Ha, hair, ham(s), harm(s), has, hat(s), hi, him, his, hiss, hit(s)
I, I’m, is, it, its, it’s, itch
Ma, mach, march, mart(s), mash, mass, mast(s), mat(s), match, math, mint(s),mirth, miss, mist(s)
Racism, racist(s), ram(s), rash, rat(s), rich, rim(s)
Sash, sat, scam(s), scar(s), scat, sham(s), shirt(s), Sir, sis, sit(s), smash, smart(s), stair(s), star(s), starch, stash, stir(s)
Tar(s), this, Tis, trash, tram(s), trim(s), Tsar
Besides the 135 words listed above, Chris, Christ, and Sam might be eligible, depending upon your position of counting proper names in a game like this. Other words might also be possible.