It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…

    • When: 12/16/19
    • QIC: Italian Job
    • The PAX: White Hat, Chernobyl, Gold Plate, Slag, Kenyan, Nightcrawler, Ponytail, Cocktail, Wildcat, Pine-Sol (FNG), Chuckie, Catfish, Samurai, Italian Job

YHC had the privilege to lead a group of 14 around the Winthrop campus for a little Christmas Trivia. Conditions were optimal (mid 40s) and the PAX were well-prepared. Here’s what we did…

Warm Up

12 Days of Fitness

  • 12 Moroccan Night Clubs
  • 11 Toy Soldiers
  • 10 Wide Arm Merkins
  • 9 Low Slow Squats
  • 8 Flutters
  • 7 Rosalitas
  • 6 Plank Jacks
  • 5 Diamond Merkins
  • 4 LBCs
  • 3 Jump Squats
  • 2 Turkish Getups
  • 1 Burpee

The Thang

Stop 1 – Flag Poles

  • In the 1994 film, The Santa Clause, what was the restaurant that Scott Calvin, Tim Allen’s character, took his son to after burning the Christmas turkey?  Answer: Denny’s – PAX guessed incorrectly
    • 5 Burpees
  • In the 2004 animated feature, The Polar Express, what letters did the conductor punch into the main character Billy’s Polar Express ticket when he punched it? Answer: B&E – PAX guess correctly
    • 25 Imperial Walkers
  • How did Buddy the Elf get his name? Answer: It was the brand name of his diaper – PAX guess correctly
    • 25 Low Slow Squats (IC)
  • What does Clark Griswold forget to bring when the family goes to look for a Christmas tree? Answer: A saw – PAX answered correctly
    • 25 Calf Raises
  • Finish the line: “Why’s the carpet all wet, Todd?” Answer: “I don’t know, Margo”  PAX answered correctly
    • 25 MNCs

Stop 2 – Johnson Theatre

  • In the song “The Twelve Days of Christmas,” what was given on the 7th day? Answer: 7 Swans a Swimming – PAX answered correctly
    • 25 LBCs
  • In what country did “Silent Night” originate? Answer: Austria – PAX answered incorrectly
    • 5 Burpees
  • In what country did the custom of putting up a Christmas tree originate? Answer: Germany – PAX answered correctly
    • 1 minute plank
  • In what decade did the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree first get put up? Answer: 1930s – PAX answered correctly
    • 25 Overhead Press
  • What country is the Poinsetta native to? Answer: Mexico – PAX answered correctly
    • 25 Carolina Dry Docks
  • What is the name of John Candy’s polka band in Home Alone? Answer: Kenosha Kickers – PAX answered correctly
    • 25 Mountain Climbers

Stop 3 – Ghostbuster Lady Statue

  • Which Christmas song contains the lyric “Everyone dancing merrily in the new old fashioned way?” Answer: “Rocking Around The Christmas Tree” – PAX answered correctly
    • 25 Big Boy Situps
  • Name all 8 reindeer: Answer: Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixon, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen – PAX answered correctly
    • 25 lunges
  • In the song “Winter Wonderland,” what do we call the snowman? Answer: Parson Brown – PAX answered correctly
    • 25 Merkins
  • What is the highest grossing Christmas movie of all time? Answer: Home Alone – PAX answered correctly
    • 25 Seal Jacks
  • What is the wish of Barney and Ben in “Its beginning to look a lot like Christmas”? Answer: A pair of hop-along boots and a pistol that shoots – PAX answered correctly
    • 10 Count
  • In the 1964 movie Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, what was the name of Rudolph’s elf friend? Answer: Hermey – PAX answered correctly
    • 15 Wide Arm Merkins

Stop 4 – Center of Alumni Walk

  • Who was the star of the Christmas movie Jingle All the Way? Answer: Arnold Schwarzenegger – PAX answered correctly
    • 15 Cherry Pickers
  • After leaving Bethlehem, to which country did Joseph, Mary, and Jesus travel? Answer: Egypt – PAX answered correctly
    • 15 Alternating Shoulder Taps
  • Traditions of Christmas around the world will tell you that Santa Claus is known by many names. What is the French name for Santa Claus? Answer: Pere Noel – PAX answered incorrectly
    • 5 Burpees
  • What is the name of the lady that stands up and recites the Pledge of Allegiance at the dinner table in Christmas Vacation? Answer: Aunt Bethany – PAX answered correctly
    • 15 Bomb Jacks
  • Whose hair catches fire when the swamp gas ignites the Christmas tree and while lighting his cigar? Answer: Uncle Lewis – PAX answered correctly
    • 25 Merkins

Stop 5 – Benches at Front of Campus

  • In the 1946 film It’s a Wonderful Life, what is the name of the town that George Bailey lives in? Answer: Bedford Falls – PAX answered correctly
    • 25 Dips
  • What is the name of George Bailey’s guardian angel? Answer: Clearance Odbody – PAX answered correctly
    • 10 Windmills
  • In 1985’s film Santa Claus: The Movie, what is the name of the elf played by Dudley Moore? Answer: Patch the elf – PAX answered incorrectly
    • 10 Burpees
  • In “The Polar Express” how did the hero boy lose the bell? Answer: He has a hole in his pocket that it falls through – PAX answered correctly
    • 25 Irkins
  • Referring to the 1954 film White Christmas, in what city and state was the inn that Bing Crosby’s and Danny Kaye’s characters are trying to save? Answer: Pine Tree, Vermont – PAX answered incorrectly
    • 10 Burpess


  • Left leg out stretch
  • Right leg out stretch
  • Butterfly stretch
  • Both legs out stretch
  • Superman stretch


Special shout out to White Hat who rescued the PAX from many, many more Burpess. Thanks for the opportunity to lead and have some fun this morning. Hoping your day started off with a laugh and some knowledge-building. Remember those around us who may need a little love and support this holiday season as they are dealing with the loss of loved ones. I implore you to be there for them and support them in their time of need. Call that friend or relative you haven’t spoken to in a while. Make sure they know you care. Welcome FNG “Pine-Sol.” I hope you return because we enjoyed having you around.


Italian Job

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