Monday, November 12, 2012

Santa Quiz #1

I'm so excited to be running the Santa Hustle 5k next month--where all the runners receive a Santa hat, beard and Santa race shirt!  There will be thousands of Santas at the starting line--I'm going to have to bring my camera!  You may want to come down to check out the Santa spectacle for yourself.  I'll be sticking around for the Post-Race Party at the Sandusky, OH race, so come, find me, and tell me your favorite Christmas TV special.  I'll also have my books for sale so this would be a great opportunity to get a signed copy to give as a gift to that pop culture junkie in your life.  If you're a runner and would like to join the Santa Hustle 5k or Half Marathon, click the link/badge on the right-hand side of the blog to find information about registering.

Let's play a little game:  how many of these Santas can your recognize?  For this first quiz, I made it a little easy -- all of these TV characters were previously featured in a blog post sometime earlier this year.  Did you know that I have a SEARCH box for my blog, along the right-hand side?  Comment below with your guesses on who each Santa is and the title of the episode, special or movie.  Show off your Christmas TV knowledge.  Good luck!

He-Man and She-Ra Christmas Special (1985)


Barney Fife from the Christmas episode of The Andy Griffith Show.





Roger Sterling on the 4th season Christmas episode of Mad Men.






Chandler Bing from the Friends holiday episode "The One With the Holiday Armadillo."





Bewitched Christmas episode "A Vision of Sugar Plums."






Golden Girls--1989's "Have Yourself a Very Little Christmas."






 Mr. Woodman from WELCOME BACK KOTTER's 1977 episode "A Sweathog Christmas Special"



Ernest Borgnine from McHale's Navy






Alf from 1987's "Alf's Special Christmas."





Fat Albert from 1977's Fat Albert's Christmas Special.

19 comments:

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    1. You probably know all of these--you should show off and identify one!

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  2. I did know them all, but didn't want to spoil the fun! :) My favourite is #7, Mr Woodman from Welcome Back Kotter. I love that someone can still be so crotchety in a Santa suit :)

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    1. Karl Winslow, Mel Sharples, Roseanne Connor, Fish.... Reluctant, crotchety Santas make the best Santas!

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  3. #4 is Chandler Bing from the Friends episode "Holiday Armadillo", one of our favorites!

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    1. I thought that one was hard! Good for you.

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  4. #8 - Billy Sands, Ernest Borgnine and a very young Tim Conway in McHale's Navy!

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  5. #1 is He-Man from He-Man and She-Ra: A Christmas Special (1985)

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  6. #2 is Barney Fife (Don Knotts) from The Andy Griffith Show "The Christmas Story" episode!

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  7. # 3 is Roger Sterling (John Slattery) from Mad Men (season 4), the episode is entitled "Christmas Comes But Once A Year"

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  8. # 5 is Cecil Kellaway in a 1964 episode of Bewitched which I think is called "A Vision of Sugar Plums". :-)0

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  9. Excellent--thanks for playing along Mel.

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  10. #6 is Stan Zbornak, Dorothy's ex-husband on the Golden Girls. The other two Golden Girls are (barely) visible in the top right too!

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    1. YESSS! Thank you for continuing to play along :)

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    2. I don't want to hog them, but I know what it's like to have one or two still hanging on! I run a version of this game on Facebook that runs most of December and by the end I'm just begging people to get rid of the last stragglers ;) And just to help clear off the last couple, #9 is ALF!

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  11. Thanks for your help! And thanks to everyone for playing along :D

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