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While cleaning up the school files I found a 
worksheet from the days before computers 
and tablets. A student left their name on 
their paper so I was able to find the year 
and class of that student. This worksheet 
dates back to 1978. See below.
We got our first copy of the puzzle at a 
Master's class we were taking for West 
Georgia College in Dalton, Georgia. We 
were thrilled to see this work sheet 
because it was another activity for our 
students in middle school. Of course, I 
could not let it remain as a worksheet. 
It would become a flash puzzle. The 
website that has really invested a ton 
of time on the origin of this puzzle is 
Rick Archer at this website 
Rick Archer's Site
Download the latest version of 
the Christmas Puzzle. Click the 
game board below. It's in 
Adobe Air.
Download For Android Phone - 103MB
Clicking on the puzzle below will let you 
pick the name for each picture. By clicking
 the next button at the bottom of the page 
you can see the correct answers and click 
on the pictures to see where each fits in 
history and hear each song. You can also 
grade yourself with the "How'd I Do" button.
Yes, I still need to clean up those old file 
Now in Adobe Air - Christmas Songs and Puzzle 2023
The Updated Christmas Puzzle in Adobe Air
Click the above game board for easy 
download to your computer. Most of the 
singers in the videos are not with us 
anymore but you can see the ones that 
really loved Christmas. Thanks, to Allison 
(a great student who was big in 4-H) we have 
one of the early documents of how long the 
puzzle has been around.

Answers to the Original Puzzle
Meaning behind the Twelve Days of Christmas
Download the PDF
Clicking the buttons below will 
take you to the video version of 
each carol. They are entered as 
the puzzle above.
Let It Snow
O Christmas Tree
O Holly Night
O Come All Ye Faithful
Joy To The World
All I Want For Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth
It Came Upon A Midnight Clear
Bobby Helm - Jingle Bell Rock
Brenda Lee - Jingle Bell Rock
Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer
Eddie Cantor - Santa Claus is Coming to Town
Santa Claus is Coming to Town
Here Comes Santa Claus
What Child Is This
Rudolph - The Red Nosed Reinjdeer
White Christmas - Dean Martin
Silver Bells
Away In A Manger
Silent Night
The First Noel
The Christmas Song or Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire
Winter Wonderland - Johnny Mathis
Winter Wonderland - Bing Crosby
The Twelve Days of Christmas
I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
Deck The Halls
Frosty The Snowman
Jingle Bells
Can You name these songs by the clues given?
Not in the puzzle - Can you guess before clicking?
Not in the puzzle - Can you guess before Clicking?
Last Christmas Video - Not on the puzzle - but it was the last Christmas
George Michael and Kathy Hill

The video to "Last Christmas" directed by 

Andrew Morahan, shows Wham! members 

George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley 

accompanying girlfriends to see friends 

at an unspecified ski resort cottage: the 

cable car that can be seen in two shots is 

from Switzerland, where the video was filmed.

It becomes clear early on that the character of 

Ridgeley's girlfriend (played by model Kathy 

Hill) was previously in a relationship with 

Michael and that the song is aimed at her. 

She can be spotted throughout the video by 

the fact that she is usually wearing red, but 

everyone else is wearing more muted colors.

There is a brief flashback to a prior Christmas, 

showing Michael's character presenting Kathy 

Hill's character with a brooch. In the present 

time, Ridgeley is wearing the brooch, suggesting 

that Hill gave the same gift (perhaps by regifting it)

 to her new love after she and Michael parted ways. 

When Hill wears the brooch after receiving it from 

Michael's character, it is "right side up", and when 

Ridgeley's character wears it, he wears it 

"upside down". On numerous occasions, Michael 

presents a thoughtful expression, suggesting his 

conflicting emotions. As Michael is decorating the 

Christmas tree some decoration falls to the floor 

where Michael's ex-girlfriend is sitting and the

 ex-couple shares a few seconds of a knowing 

look at each other.

Her seeming indifference to Ridgeley's open displays 

of affection makes the viewer wonder if Ridgeley's 

heart is the next to be broken. At the end of the video, 

everyone leaves the cottage and when the group get 

out of the cable- car, they are all properly "paired off" 

with Michael and his new girlfriend looking happy.

Kathy Hill