Scavenger Hunt

  1. What does The Grinch have in his smile? Read lyrics to find out.

  1. Which President brought the first Christmas tree to the White House?

  1. How did the Druids use mistletoe?

  1. How are holly trees helpful to wildlife?

  1. What is a dreidel?

  1. What did they feed the horse when it wouldn’t eat latkes? HINT: look in Story #20 under Hanukkah/Chanukah.

  1. Name three ingredients to make latkes.

  1. Mount Washington, N.H. has some of the worst weather around. How much snow do they have today?

  1. If the wind speed is 10 MPH and the temperature is –5 Fahrenheit what is the wind chill?

  1. After a visit to Mt. Washington some wassil is in order. What ingredients are in wassail? HINT: Look in the 5th paragraph under British Isles.

  1. What are the chances we will have snow for Christmas?
12. What does Della sell to be able to buy a gift for her husband in O'Henry's "The Gift of the Magi"?
  1. Name two gifts that cost little to nothing.

  1. What is the winter solstice?

  1. When is the Icelandic Yule/Jól holiday celebrated? (Check it out; you are visiting a computer in Iceland!).

  1. The name Kwanzaa comes from what language?

  1. What color are poinsettaflowers? Read carefully!

  1. Did Admiral Robert E. Peary reach the North Pole first?

  1. Challenge:
Suppose you wanted to write a poem about a holiday in December. How many English words rhyme with Christmas? Hanukkah? Kwanzaa? Yule? Type the holiday name into the box to find out.


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Christmas Around the World


Title page for your country?
When does it take place?
Who brings the gifts?
What type of gifts?
Other interesting facts
What are the similarities and differences in our Christmas celebrations?