Happy holidays for all who observe one of the December religious holidays; enjoy the break off from work for those who do not.  This is the first Christmas-themed quiz since the rebirth of my lyric quizzes so there are certainly some repeats from quizzes of Christmas past.  Some of the carols are traditional in nature; others are purely secular or pop tributes. Safe travels for all and best wishes for a peaceful holiday.

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Friday Lyric Quiz #404 – Bring us Good Tidings

1. “Bring me flesh, and bring me wine, bring me pine logs hither.”

2. “Gaily they ring, while people sing, songs of good cheer, Christmas is here”

3. “Please have snow and mistletoe, and presents on the tree.”

4. “We’ll have lots of fun with mister snowman, until the other kiddies knock him down.”

5. “Be near me Lord Jesus, I ask thee to stay. Close by me forever, and love me I pray”

6. “The church bells in town, they’re ringing a song. What a happy sound…”

7. “Pray you, dutifully prime, your matin chime, ye ringers; may you beautifully rhyme, your eventime song, ye singers.”

8. “Later we’ll have some pumpkin pie, and we’ll do some caroling.”

9. “Truly He taught us to love one another, His law is love and His gospel is peace”

10. “Why lies he in such mean estate, where ox and ass are feeding?”

Answers – Friday Lyric Quiz – #403

1. “But if we get much closer I could lose control, and if your heart surrenders you’ll need me to hold” (early 80s)
Love is a Battlefield, Pat Benatar

2. “Pulling on my past, burning on my brain, everyone that burns has to learn from the pain” (late 90s)
Nookie, Limp Bizkit

3. “Looks like we’re in for nasty weather, one eye is taken for an eye” (late 60s)
Bad Moon Rising, Creedence Clearwater Revival

4. “I can’t look without being watched, no, you rang my buy before I made up my mind” (early 90s)
Free Your Mind, En Vogue

5. “Honey got me swishin’ like a dreadlock, she don’t wrestle, but I got her in a headlock” (early 2010s)
DJ Got Us Fallin’ In Love, Usher f Pitbull

6. “The only time I feel alright is by your side” (mid-60s)
All Day and All of the Night, The Kinks

7. ”Explain all these controls, I can’t sing but I’ve got soul” (early 2000s)
Elevation, U2

8. “One town’s very like another when your head’s down over your pieces, brother” (mid-80s)
One Night in Bangkok, Murray Head

9. “And how could I ever refuse? I feel like I win when I lose” (mid-70s)
Waterloo, ABBA

10. “Now two years gone, nothing’s been won, I can’t take it back, what’s done is done” (early 2000s)
The Call, Backstreet Boys