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I love Christmas music, don’t you? Below are some names of popular Christmas tunes given in a cryptic format. How many can you identify?

  1. Small city of Judea
  2. Colorless Yuletime
  3. Singular yearning for twin anterior incisors
  4. Loyal followers advance
  5. Righteous darkness
  6. Weather: cloudless; Arrival time: 2400 hours
  7. Far off in a feeder
  8. Array the corridors
  9. Bantam percussionist
  10. Monarchial triad
  11. Nocturnal noiselessness
  12. Father Christmas en route to borough
  13. Initial Christmas
  14. Frozen precipitation commence
  15. Proceed and enlighten on the pinnacle
  16. The quaduped with the vermillion proboscis
  17. Delight for this planet
  18. Query regarding identity of descendent
  19. Give attention to the melodious celestial beings
  20. Hence arriveth Kris Kringle
  21. To descry matriarchal osculation of yuletide anthropomorphism
  22. At the zenith of the habitat
  23. Endocarps vesicated in a conflagration
  24. Jehovah duleify blithe chevallers

By Chris Tingom

Principal of Tornado Design, a Phoenix, AZ based web consultancy

17 replies on “Cryptic Carols”

Hey you should number these! I did so and put parenthesis around the ones I didn’t know.

1. o little town of bethlehem
2. white christmas
3. all i want for christms is my 2 front teeth
4. oh come all ye faithful
5. (Righteous darkness)
6. (Weather: cloudless; Arrival time: 2400 hours)
7. away in a manger
8. (Array the corridors)
9. little drummer boy
10. (Monarchial triad)
11. silent night
12. santa claus is coming to town
13. the first noel
14. let it snow
15. (Proceed and enlighten on the pinnacle)
16. (The quaduped with the vermillion proboscis)
17. joy to the world
18. what child is this?
19. hark the herald angels sing
20. here comes santa claus
21. I saw mommy kissing santa claus (?)
22. up on the housetop
23. (Endocarps vesicated in a conflagration)
24. (Jehovah duleify blithe chevallers)

We (my wife and I) got all but one – which Janet got and we didn’t. To fill in her missing ones…

5. O Holy Night
6. Once Upon A Midnight Clear
8. Deck the Halls
10. We Three Kings
15. Go Tell it on the Mountain
16. Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
23. Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire
24. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (a guess – duleify doesn’t appear to be a word)

Cryptic Christmas Carols…

A buddy of mine posted these Christmas Carol riddles on his blog. I thought this was pretty keen and wanted to see if anybody knew any of them. Give them a try – I’ll post the answers soon enough:

Small city of Judea
Colorless Yuletime
Singular …

lol! i figured them all out without even trying! jeez people whats so hard about it? maybe because already 6 years old i have an extensive vocabulary and all that but still…
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wow ur a genius einstein!!!! i couldnt even figure out even one of them!!! im weird. πŸ™‚ 0.0 (-.-) (+.+) >.

we did this in my sunday school class they were so easy.I’m 11,too BTW.

1.O Little town of bethlehem
2.White christmas
3.All i want 4 christmas is my 2 front teeth
4.Oh come all ye faithful
5.holy night
6.it came upon a midnight clear
7.away in a manger
8.deck the halls
9.Little drummer boy
10.We 3 kings of orient are
11.silent night
12.santa claus is coming to town
13.the first noel
14.let it snow
15.go tell it on the mountain
16.rudolph the rednosed reindeer
17.joy to the world
18.what cild is this
19.hark the herald angels sing
20.here comes santa claus
21.??????????????????
22.up on the housetop
23.chestnnuts roasting on a open fire
24.god rest ye merry gentlemen(??????????)

Hey I have another one. Heres the lyrics.
The dozen festive 24th hour festival I need the lyrics tonight! Please!

1. Small city of Judea (Oh Little town of Bethlehem)
2. Colorless Yuletime (White Christmas)
3. Singular yearning for twin anterior incisors (All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth.
4. Loyal followers advance (Oh come all ye faithful)
5. Righteous darkness (Oh Holy night)
6. Weather: cloudless; Arrival time: 2400 hours (It came upon a Midnight clear)
7. Far off in a feeder (Away in a manger)
8. Array the corridors (Deck the halls)
9. Bantam percussionist (Little drummer boy)
10. Monarchial triad (We three kings)
11. Nocturnal noiselessness (Silent night)
12. Father Christmas en route to borough (Santa Claus is coming to town)
13. Initial Christmas (First Noel)
14. Frozen precipitation commence (Let it snow)
15. Proceed and enlighten on the pinnacle (Go tell it on the mountain)
16. The quaduped with the vermillion proboscis (Rudolph the red nosed reindeer)
17. Delight for this planet (Joy to the world)
18. Query regarding identity of descendent (What child is this)
19. Give attention to the melodious celestial beings (Hark the herald angels sing)
20. Hence arriveth Kris Kringle (Here comes Santa Claus)
21. To descry matriarchal osculation of yuletide anthropomorphism (I saw Mommy kissing Santa Claus)
22. At the zenith of the habitat (Up on the house top)
23. Endocarps vesicated in a conflagration (Chestnuts roasting on an open fire)
24. Jehovah duleify blithe chevallers (God rest ye merry gentleman)

These were easy. I got this retyped by my G&T teacher and she typoed so I had “To Decry Matriarchal Osculation of Yuletide Anthropomorphism” instead of descry. FAIL. Haha, but these were fun…since I’m a card carrying member of the Nerd Herd and all…
But what, may I ask, are SIX year olds doing online? That’s extremely strange- when I was six I was reading romance novels in my bed, but that might be because eight years ago no one (in my family anyway, who are actually pretty down with technology)had any idea High Speed Internet existed.

the six year old is lying. anyway, i got all but eight. I just got done taking an exam and this was our busywork afterwards, just looking up the right answers to compare.

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