MameIn Elf the Musical, Buddy the orphan often says that “the best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear.”

How well do you know the Christmas tunes that come from Broadway musicals? Check your acumen with our quiz. We’ve also included a few from movies. Match the song to its source. Answers below the bottom photo. No peeking!




1. “White Christmas”

2. “Twelve Days to Christmas”

3. “Christmas Is All Around”

4. “We Need a Little Christmas”

5. “Christmas Bells”

6. “I Don’t Remember Christmas”

7. “Hard Candy Christmas”

8. “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”

9. “Merry Christmas, Maggie Thatcher”

10. “A New Deal for Christmas”


a) She Loves Me

b) Rent

c) Billy Elliot

d) Meet Me in St. Louis

e)  The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas

f)   Holiday Inn

g)  Mame  

h)  Love Actually

i) Annie

j)  Starting Here, Starting Now


Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye in the movie "White Christmas."
Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye in the movie “White Christmas.”


Answers: 1-f; 2-a; 3-h ; 4-g; 5-b; 6-j ; 7-e ; 8-d ; 9-c ; 10-i


PLUS: Read all about Elf the Musical’s Santa Claus in this ENCORE FEATURE.


About Julie Bookman

Julie Bookman has written about the arts, entertainment and literature as a freelance journalist and, coast to coast, on the staffs of three daily newspapers, including The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. She has interviewed such legends as Isaac Bashevis Singer, Liberace, Mary Martin and Mikhail Baryshnikov.

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