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Quiz: How well do you know these obscure Christmas songs?

Get Behind Me, Santa!

CHRISTMAS WOULDN’T BE Christmas without music.

The same old favourites are played on repeat in the run-up to 25 December, but how well do you know these lesser-played or, in some cases, obscure Christmas songs? 

Stick on some tunes, and test yourself. 

Complete the opening lyrics from Sufjan Stevens' Get Behind Me, Santa!: I know whatcha doing to me boy...
Ashmatic Kitty Records
You move so fast like a reindeer in the snow
You move so fast like a star in the sky 

You move so fast like a psychopathic colour TV
Last Christmas, I gave you my heart
What's the next line in Joni Mitchell's classic River? They're cutting down trees...
Reprise
They're putting up reindeer
They're putting up lights

They're putting up cribs
But the very next day you gave it away
Holocene by Bon Iver also falls into the 'songs that make you cry' category. Complete the lyrics: Christmas night... 
4AD
It hit me right, the stars were bright
It clutched the light, the hallow bright

It was a sorrow sight, but the future was bright
This year, to save me from tears
What's the next line in Sia's Puppies are Forever (an important message in a catchy pop format)? How I love his little pink nose...
Atlantic
He even strikes a cute pose
I think he's waiting to come home with me

He is marking his territory by doing a pee
I'll give it to someone special
In Just Like Christmas by Low, by the time they got to Oslo what had happened?
Kranky
The stars had faded 
The snow was gone

The night was dark
Once bitten and twice shy
Complete the lyrics in Cold White Christmas by Casiotone for the Painfully Alone: Beer for breakfast who's gonna scold. You've got your early hours dulled by...
Tomlab
The lies you told 
The cigarettes you rolled

The fact you're getting old
I keep my distance
Here's another cheery song about how everything works out. Complete the lyrics in LCD Soundsystem's Christmas Will Break Your Heart: Christmas will shove you down...
DFA
So just lay back in the snow
But I'll never let you go

So just go with the flow
But you still catch my eye
Christmas Time is Here by Vince Guaraldi is a tad more upbeat. He sings about ancient rhymes of what?
Fantasy
Love and dreams to share
Happiness everywhere

Lights at which to stare
Tell me, baby
In The Raveonettes' The Christmas Song, Santa is coming to town with what in tow?
Columbia
His toys on his sleigh
His wife and family

His suitcase in his hands
Do you recognise me?
And finally, one that's not a lyric. The Greedies (members of Thin Lizzy and The Sex Pistols) released a Christmas single in 1979. It was a medley of which two songs?
Vertigo
Jingle Bells and Santa Claus is Coming to Town 
Jingle Bells and We Wish You A Merry Christmas

We Wish You A Merry Christmas and Silent Night
Well, it's been a year, it doesn't surprise me
Answer all the questions to see your result!
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Top Christmas dog
You nailed it, well done!
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Clever Christmas cat
Almost purrfect!
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Festive fintastic dolphin
Good job!
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Yuletide ewe must be joking
Baaaaaad!
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Turtley awful tinsel
A shell of a bad effort!
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