Tuesday, December 9, 2008

BLOG TOUR: Advent Tour DEC 9th




Welcome to my little part of the Advent Tour. Christmas holidays seem like the time of the year we are most likely to get out the board games and play games as a family. A chance to try out the new games, like Cranium or Rock Band, or play the old favorites, like Clue, Payday, or Life. Even the cards come out, with rousing games of crib, auction, and hearts. It must be something about family time, and being together for Christmas that makes us turn off the television and play.

In that spirit I have a little guessing game for you. Have you watched any seasonal movies yet this year? Do you have a favorite you bring out at Christmas? There are the old favorites, and then the new modern movies that are quickly becoming classics, at least at out house. I haven't seen all of these, but they are all seasonal in some way. Can you identify the movie the quotes are from. Read them over, make a guess, and then, if you highlight the space at the end of each clue, you can see how well you did.


Raidergirl3's Christmas Movie Quiz
1. [on sheets of poster board] With any luck, by next year - I'll be going out with one of these girls. [shows pictures of beautiful supermodels] But for now, let me say - Without hope or agenda - Just because it's Christmas - And at Christmas you tell the truth - To me, you are perfect - And my wasted heart will love you - Until you look like this [picture of a mummy]Merry Christmas Love Actually

2. -I want an Official Red Ryder Carbine-Action Two-Hundred-Shot Range Model Air Rifle!
-You'll shoot your eye out, kid. A Christmas Story

3. The words that best describe you are as follows, and I quote: Stink, stank, stunk!

How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1966)
4. I just don't understand Christmas, I guess. I like getting presents and sending Christmas cards and decorating trees and all that, but I'm still not happy. I always end up feeling depressed. A Charlie Brown Christmas

5. The most enjoying traditions of the season are best enjoyed in the warm embrace of kith and kin. Thith tree is a thymbol of the thpirit of the Griswold family Chrithmath. National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

6. Now wait a minute, Susie. Just because every child can't get his wish that doesn't mean there isn't a Santa Claus. Miracle on 34th Street

7. Fozziwig: At this time in the proceedings, it is a tradition for me to make a little speech.
Jacob Marley: And it is a tradition for us to take a little nap.
The Muppet Christmas Carol

8. You've been given a great gift, George: A chance to see what the world would be like without you. It's a Wonderful Life

9. SANTA! OH MY GOD! SANTA'S COMING! I KNOW HIM! I KNOW HIM! Elf

10. You left Claire for Frisbee the dog? Frank, let me sum this up for you: you don't know who you are, you don't know what you want, and you don't know what the hell is going on. Scrooged

11. At one time most of my friends could hear the bell, but as years passed it fell silent for all of them. Even Sarah found one Christmas that she could no longer hear its sweet sound. Though I've grown old the bell still rings for me, as it does for all who truly believe. The Polar Express

12. -I'm going to be Mary in the Christmas play. And if you try to be, or raise your arm, you'll wish you didn't.
- I'm always Mary in the Christmas play.
- Go ahead then. And next spring when the pussy-willows come out, I'm going to stick a pussy-willow so far down your ear where nobody can reach it. And it'll sit there and grow and grow and grow so for the rest of your life, there'll be a pussy-willow bush growing out of your ear. The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

13. This is *Christmas*. The season of perpetual hope. And I don't care if I have to get out on your runway and hitchhike. If it costs me everything I own, if I have to sell my soul to the devil himself, I am going to get home to my son. Home Alone

14. God bless us, every one! Scrooge (A Christmas Carol)

15. Scott Calvin: Look, I am not Santa Claus! Ahhh!

Bernard: Did you or did you not read the card?

Scott Calvin: Yeah, I read the card.

Bernard: Then you're the new Santa. And putting on their hat and jacket, you accepted the contract. The Santa Clause


Thanks for stopping by, and enjoy the season, however you celebrate!
Don't forget to stop by Sherrie's Just Books for her turn on the Blog Tour today too.

23 comments:

Nymeth said...

I suck at these things, but I do know 10 :D I love Scrooged. It was my childhood Christmas movie and I've watched it more times than I can count.

And even though I'm bad at these things, I think they're a lot of fun :D

Julia said...

Aww I suck at these quizzes, but I got some of the right though. And it was fun going through each one and seeing the answers sure bring back the memories of the movies. That was fun :)

That is a lovely and cute picture! Thanks for sharing and Happy Holidays to you!

Chris said...

I got most of them. I think it's because I've seen them so many times!

Krissi said...

Is it scary that we watch these movies over and over and over every year. It is almost a religion in itself, that is tradition. What a clever way to post your favorite movies. Personally my favorite would be the "Charlie Brown' movie. Great post

Julia Smith said...

I love how you hid the answers! This was a great quiz. My husband and I are huge movie buffs so I pretty much knew all of them. Because I'm also a Christmas Maniac and love every film and show about this season.

'Blackadder's Christmas' is one I absolutely can't get through Christmas without.

Suey said...

I know How the Gringe Stole Christmas, and It's a Wonderful Life, and I think A Christmas Carol is in there too! Great post!

Vickie said...

That was so great. I loved this post!! I did get some of them. My favorite is Christmas Story. Though I am fond of the Scrooge variations.

Thank you:)

Have a great holiday!

Kailana said...

I did pretty good at that quiz. A couple of them I knew I knew, but couldn't remember from what movie. I have never seen Scrooged before, I apparently need to remedy that!

Thanks for joining in!

Bogsider said...

I also suck at these things because I am quite sure I haven't really seen any of those films, except the Griswold-family ones. But thanks for making the post, it was fun reading, but I had to cheat :-)

Marg said...

I got a few of them! I only just watched Santa Claus 3 on the weekend so that helped!

Thanks so much for a fun addition to the tour!

Melissa said...

What a cute idea. Thanks for the Christmas movie refresher course.

I like that you play games more at Christmas time. That's a good idea. :)

Morgan the (Almost) Muse said...

The quiz idea was brilliant! I am afraid that all the good ideas are going to be taken by the time I get to post. :(

Callista said...

I'm not usually good at these and I got 8. The Polar Express one sounded familiar but I've only seen the movie once. Great idea!

Melissa said...

I'm hopeless, we don't really get into the Christmas movies.

Lexi said...

Great quiz! I adore "Love Actually." And my sisters and I have a holiday tradition of watching Home Alone 2 together...not the original, but the Lost in New York one! We know almost all the words.

splummer said...

Hi!
Wonderful post! I really suck at these things. I can remember the movies they are from, but can't remember the name of the movies. I go 2 of them right anyway. #4 and #8. Thanks for stopping by my place today.

Sherrie

Susan said...

What a great idea! I had so much fun guessing them, and dragging my husband into it when I couldn't recall them - we love games ;-) I got 11 right...I missed It's a Wonderful Life, which I don't really like (I can hear the gasps around the world!), but I love A Christmas Story, and the Grinch, Charlie Brown, Love Actually......wonderful theme, raidergirl3! and i like your photo at the end.

Penelope said...

What a fun game! I didn't recognize very many, but I do know a couple..The Grinch, A Christmas Story, and Santa Claus.

Kerrie said...

Well done

bigSIS said...

Thanks! That was fun. I actually knew quite a few. LOL That really is sayin' something. =)

Merry Christmas!

jspeyton said...

That was really fun, although I hardly got any right! I think my all-time favorite Christmas movie is "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation." I've seen it just about every year around this time and I still laugh.

Maw Books said...

We've already watched Elf four times this month. My three year old loves it!

John Mutford said...

While I've seen most of these, I only got 4. Hasn't #14 been said in most movies based on A Christmas Carol?