PDD Quiz: Holiday Tunes

Whip up a Tom & Jerry, spin a festive record, and settle in for this week’s quiz about local(ish) holiday tunes!

The final PDD quiz of the year will look back at headlines from 2022; it will be published on Dec. 25. Submit question suggestions to Alison Moffat at [email protected] by Dec. 21.


You know your holiday songs: you must be on Santa’s nice list!

#1 This artist performed “Christmas in Chisholm,” an homage to John Prine’s “Christmas in Prison,” in 2015.

View a video of the performance here.

#2 Low’s rendition of “Little Drummer Boy” was featured in a commercial for this clothing store in 2000.

View the commercial on PDD.

#3 Which musician released the holiday album Deepest Darkness, Brightest Dawn in 2016?

PDD has a link to the full album here.

#4 Which local artist released the album Coventry Carols in 2021?

Mark Nicklawske reviewed the album for The North 103.3; you can read the review here.

#5 Trampled by Turtles covered this John Prine song for an Amazon playlist.

Listen to the Amazon recording here, or watch a video of Dave and Dave playing the song at the Newport Folk Festival.

#6 What song is on the the B-side of Merv Griffin’s “Christmas City” 45?

Listen to “The Song of the Christmas City” on PDD.

#7 This artist released “Christmas Bells, Holiday Drums (Jingle, Jangle)” in 2020.

PDD has a link to the song here.

#8 This duo released the holiday album At Christmas Time in 2020.

Watch Dance Attic’s “At Christmas Time” special on PDD.

#9 This artist, formerly of Duluth, released the holiday song “All is Bright” in 2021.

PDD features the video here.

#10 The Tom & Jerry, a regional holiday favorite, is mentioned in this Christmas novelty song.

Read more about the Tom & Jerry on the Duluth News Tribune website.


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