The Nickel Quiz #27: Xmas

The Nickel Quiz

In this week’s Nickel Quiz, it’s snowing outside, there are presents beneath a splendidly decorated tree, and the Christmas songs are playing at full volume (if only to piss off the neighbors who didn’t bake you any cookies this year)!

Each song is this week’s quiz is a popular holiday song and we’re looking for the original artist. The year that each song was released is listed after the lyric as an extra clue. And, as usual, scoring is on the honor system (no Binging or Googling):

  • Correct Artist: 1 point
  • Correct Song Title: 1 point
  • Maximum Score: 10 points

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  1. There’s a tree in the Grand Hotel, one in the park as well, the sturdy kind that doesn’t mind the snow. (1951)
  2. Friends and relations send salutations, sure as the stars shine above. (1960)
  3. The word is out about the town to lift a glass, ahhh, don’t look down. (1979)
  4. I just need to catch my breath, Christmas by myself this year. (1981)
  5. Santa Claus won’t make me happy with a toy on Christmas Day. (1994)

[Difficulty: ♫♫♫  /  Watch out for those reindeer, Grandma!]

Answers to The Nickel Quiz #26: Rhyme Time:

  1. “Mellow Yellow” (Donovan)
  2. “Hanky Panky” (Tommy James and the Shondells)
  3. “Money Honey” (The Bay City Rollers)
  4. “Eye In The Sky” (The Alan Parsons Project)
  5. “Achy Breaky Heart” (Billy Ray Cyrus)