Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Are you smart enough to figure these out, or...?

Last Sunday we had a great 'outdoor' service except that it was held indoors. We had planned a special outdoor service with all kinds of fun. A gift exchange, games, brunch and lot's of other activities, but we had reckoned without the totally unpredictable weather of Central Florida. Heck, hurricane season is over so who would have thought that there would be torrential rains in the forecast? It rained non-stop overnight and by 7.00am on Sunday morning (it was still raining) I had figured out that our planned special outdoor service was going to have to move indoors (I know what you're thinking, but I'm really smart like that!)

Anyway, it turned out to be a great 'outdoor' service, and we had a ton of fun with our newcomers as well as our regular attenders. One of the fun games we played ("Fun in church? How sacrilegious," I hear you say. Well, all I can tell you is that we break the stereotype), was a Christmas carol trivia game. The idea is to figure out the actual name of the Christmas carol from the description listed. Since you didn't get the opportunity to be part of our incredible 'outdoor' service (may be I need therapy from the trauma of having to move it indoors), I am going to give you the opportunity to test your Christmas carol savvy right here. Today I will list 10 popular carols. Tomorrow I will list another 10, and on Friday I will give you the correct answers so you can see how well you did. Don't hurt anyone in frustration while you're trying to figure these out. Okay?

1. Quadruped with crimson proboscis
2. Eight P.M. to six A.M. without noise
3. Miniscule hamlet in the near East
4. Ancient benevolent despot
5. Exuberance directed to the planet
6. Listen, aerial spirits announcing
7. Trio of monarchs
8. Yonder in the hay rack
9. Cherubim audited from aloft
10. Assemble, everyone who believes

Well, what are you waiting for? Go on and get started, you've got a long way to go. No I don't want to hear any excuses about it being too early in the day to get your brain in gear. Let me know how you did.
Seasons Greetings


Hope said...

Okay, here goes, but know this, I don't like losing.

1. Rudolf the Red-nosed Reindeer
2. Twas the Night before Christmas
3. O Little Town of Bethlehem
4. Good King Wenceslas
5. Joy to the World
6. Hark the Herald Angels Sing
7. We Three Kings
8. Away in a Manger
9. Gloria in Eccelsias Deo
10. O Come all Ye Faithful.

Pardon the spelling, at least I gave it a shot.

Joseph said...

Okay Hope, I will break the news to you gently. YOU GOT 8 OUT OF 10 RIGHT!!! Well done. Now just wait patiently for tomorrow's instalment and then for the right answers on Friday. I know you want me to tell you which ones you got wrong so you can work on them but... that would be telling. :)

Joseph said...

Check that Hope. You got 9 out of 10 right. You threw me off by listing the chorus of the song as opposed to the actual title. I wonder if you can figure out which one that is. Any way, you don't have that much longer to wait now. ;)