TODAY | December 12, 2012
>>> back now with more of "today." it's time to play our weekly trivia game we call "who knew." this time of year one of the biggest traditions is getting together to watch a classic holiday film. so we're going to test your knowledge on some of the most memorable movies. kathie lee is going to hand out $100 to get the answers right. the lucky ones who don't get kathie lee 's cd , so everyone's a winner. helping me out here is access hollywood correspondent, our friend, crazy, michelle beadle , welcome to the party.
>> this lovely lady is from new orleans, hoda. finish this quote, please, from buddy the elf.
>> spread christmas cheer --
>> best way to spread christmas cheer is -- i don't know, kathie.
>> you're going to enjoy this cd .
>> thanks, kathie!
>> not even a guess.
>> what a lucky winner.
>> the answer is singing loud for all to hear.
>> all right, is that one of your favorites?
>> elf has grown to be one of my favorite christmas movies , it's cheesy, lovely, will ferrell , you cannot go wrong.
>> nice gentleman from birmingham, alabama. what's the gift ralph wants in "a christmas story ." football, red ryder , zeppelin, or a puppy?
>> i'm going to have to go with "b."
>> there it is. the holy grail of christmas gifts.
>> he wanted the red ryder bb gun .
>> everyone warned him, you'll shoot your eye out! that's another classic. i don't like the cheesy. i like the fun.
>> the funny.
>> these movies are good, it's good, it's good.
>> back across to kathie.
>> nice kid from new jersey. finish the lyrics to the theme song featured in "how the grinch stole christmas ." mr. grinch you really are a
>> this is a hard one.
>> should i just give you the cd and call it christmas ?
>> you're a mean one mr. grinch.
>> oh, so sad. give it to your grandma, she'll love it.
>> all right, so it actually goes like this. you're as cuddly as a cactus as charming as an eel
>> we have lovely voices together.
>> was that one of your favorites, the grinch?
>> when jim carey did it, i loved. some people don't like christmas . i love the grinch.
>> i've heard that.
>> that kid's effort, great.
>> go ahead, kathie.
>> from pennsylvania, lovely young lady . name the classic christmas movie this clip comes from. "it's a wonderful life ," "scrooge," "miracle on 31st street"?
>> where do you live?
>> that's what this hearing will decide.
>> what were the answers again?
>> look at them, got to go quickly.
>> the santa clause .
>> no, sweetheart. i'm sure you can give this to someone who also would appreciate it.
>> kathie is having a good day, getting rid of a lot of cds.
>> getting rid of is not a good way to say it.
>> miracle on 31st street. these are older, more serious in content, more feel good than the christmas movies of today. we're snarkier these days.
>> we are.
>> lady from corning, new york. what does george bailey come to realize in the end of the movie in "it's a wonderful life "? what does he come to realize? picture jimmy stewart .
>> i don't know.
>> wow, it's one of the best christmas movies ever. you should see it. after that, listen to your cd .
>> how do you not get that one?
>> i know.
>> it's classic, life is worth living , touched a lot of people's hearts. i'm actually shocked.
>> that's one of my favorite older movies.
>> isn't it kathie lee 's favorite? this is how much i watch the show.
>> it is, michelle, it is. all righty, from ohio, you said, right?
>> finish these lyrics that describe frosty the snowman , all right? frosty the snowman what a happy jolly soul
>> with a corn cob pipe and something about a nose.
>> i think that's pretty darn good, right?
>> three, two, one -- with a corn cob pipe and a button nose and two eyes made out of coal we sang. we rocked that one.
>> we're awful.
>> amazingly great together.