Saturday, December 24, 2022


Human error originally kept Thurl Ravenscroft from being accredited with singing ♫You’re A Mean One, Mister Grinch♫, leaving many people to think Boris Karloff sang it during the Chuck Jones produced version of Doctor Suess’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas.

A line from a famous Christmas carol is represented by the image on the right.
Do you know what it is?

How many new words can you spell out of the letters in CHRISTMAS?

We’ll reveal all next weekend but for now, let’s open up THE ANSWERS BOX🎁 and discover the results from the December 17, 2022 Puzzle Corner.

Could you match the Narrating Host to their classic Rankin-Bass holiday 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.

a. Fred Astaire
b. Shirley Booth
c. Jimmy Durante
d. Greer Garson
e. George Gobel
f. Andy Griffith
g. Buddy Hackett
h. Burl Ives
i. Roger Miller
j. Red Skelton
k. Jonathan Winters

01. Frosty The Snowman⛄ (1969)
02. Frosty Returns (1992)
03. Frosty's Winter Wonderland (1976)
04. The Little Drummer🥁 Boy (1968)
05. Jack Frost (1979)
06. Nestor, the Long Eared Christmas Donkey (1977)
07. Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer🦌 (1964)
08. Rudolph's Shiny New Year (1976)
09. Santa Claus🎅 Is Coming To Town (1970)
10. Twas The Night Before Christmas (1974)
11. The Year Without A Santa Claus (1974)

Jimmy Durante was the unnamed host of Frosty The Snowman. (C-1)
Jonathan Winters was the unnamed narrator of Frosty Returns. (K-2)
An otherwise unidentified Andy Griffith escorted us through Frosty's Winter Wonderland. (F-3)
Greer Garson narrated The Little Drummer Boy off screen. (D-4)
George Gobel as Father Mouse told the main story, but Joel Grey recited Twas The Night Before Christmas. (E-10)
Buddy Hackett as Pardon-Me-Pete the Groundhog told the story of Jack Frost. (G-5)
Roger Miller as Spieltoe, a donkey belonging to Santa Claus, told the story of Nestor, the Long Eared Christmas Donkey. (I-6)
Burl Ives as Sam the Snowman related the story of Rudolph, the Red Nosed Reindeer. (H-7)
Red Skelton as Father Time told us of Rudolph's Shiny New Year. (J-8)
Fred Astaire portrayed S(pecial) D(elivery) Kluger, a postman, because Santa Claus Is Coming To Town. (A-9)
And Shirley Booth as Mrs. Claus🤶 told the story of The Year Without A Santa Claus. (B-11)

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