By Cynthia Rakes Bowden

Christmas Music Quiz

Draw a line to a picture of a word missing from a phrase of a song from the Children’s Songbook. (See answers below.)

Christmas Music Quiz(click to view larger)

Illustrated by Elise Black

  1. 1.

    “This is the _______ proclaiming the birth, singing ‘Hosanna!’ and ‘Peace on the earth!’” (“The Nativity Song,” pp. 52–53).

  2. 2.

    “Stuff a _______ for a loved one; hang the holly joyously” (“Have a Very Merry Christmas!” p. 51).

  3. 3.

    “And can you see so rev’rently the _______ kneeling there?” (“Picture a Christmas,” pp. 50–51).

  4. 4.

    “A loving mother laid her baby in a _______ filled with hay” (“Once within a Lowly Stable,” p. 41).

  5. 5.

    “‘And _______ will be born in a land far, far away’” (“Samuel Tells of the Baby Jesus,” p. 36).

  6. 6.

    “ _______ riding through the desert dark and far” (“Stars Were Gleaming,” p. 37).

  7. 7.

    “Fairest little Jesus child, from the heavens angels smiled. We a _______ before thee lay” (“Little Jesus,” p. 39).

  8. 8.

    “Onward going, gleaming, glowing, leading still, our Christmas _______ !” (“Stars Were Gleaming,” p. 37).

  9. 9.

    “Have a most exciting Christmas! Ring a bell and trim a _______ “ (“Have a Very Merry Christmas!” p. 51).

  10. 10.

    “While _______ watches through the night, a star reflects thy light” (“Mary’s Lullaby,” pp. 44–45).

  11. 11.

    “He urged the donkey forward then, with _______ on its back, and carried bread and goat cheese in a little linen sack” (“When Joseph Went to Bethlehem,” pp. 38–39).


(1) angel, (2) stocking, (3) shepherds, (4) manger, (5) baby Jesus, (6) Wise Men, (7) gift, (8) star, (9) tree, (10) Joseph, (11) Mary.