Saturday, December 19, 2009

    COMMUNITY BUILDER: Guess the Christmas Carol

    Here's a quick and easy game to test your teens' knowledge of well-known Christmas carols.  The list below, which has been anonymously circulating the internet, describes famous Christmas carols using over-inflated language.  See how many your group can guess! Give candy canes to the winning team...and to everyone else, too! Tis the season to be jolly!

    1.From dark 'til dawn, soundless and sanctimonious. (Silent Night, Holy Night)

    2. My sole desire for the Yuletide season is a receipt of a pair of central incisors. (All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth)

    3. Celestial messengers from splendid empires. (Angels from the Realms of Glory)

    4. The event occurred at one minute after 11:59 PM with visibility unlimited. (It Came Upon a  Midnight Clear)

    5. Ornament the enclosure with large sprigs of berry-bearing evergreen. (Deck the Halls)

    6. The antlered quadruped with the cerise proboscis.  (Rudolph)

    7. Personal hallucinations of an alabaster December 25th. (I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas)

    8.Pastoral woollies nocturnally observed in vigilance by herdsmen. (While Shepherds Watch Their Flocks by Night)

    9. Testimony of witness to maternal parent's affection for Kris Kringle. (I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus)

    10. Clappered inverted cups, amalgamated. (Silver Bells)

    11. Who's the mystery kid? (What Child is This?)

    12. Proclaim it from high altitude geographical formations. (Go Tell it on the Mountains)

    13. O miniature Nazarene village. (O Little Town of Bethlehem)

    14. The approach of the holiday commemorating the birth of Christ is becoming evident. (It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas)

    15. May Jehovah grant unto you hilarious males retirement.  (God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen)

    16. Multiple reigning monarchs of the Far East. (We Three Kings)

    17. Are you detecting the same aural sensations as I am?  (Do You Hear What I Hear?)

    18. The diminutive male of less than adult age who plays a percussion instrument. (Little Drummer Boy)

    19. Primary Yuletide. (The First Noel)

    20. Heavenly cherubs announcing in song - listen! (Hark! The Herald Angels Sing)