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Quiz: Test your pop culture Christmas IQ

December 18, 2012|By Claire Noland
  • Ralphie Parker, played by Peter Billingsley, meets a departmentstore Santa in "A Christmas Story."
Ralphie Parker, played by Peter Billingsley, meets a departmentstore… (Turner Broadcasting )

One of them recorded an iconic pop song about Santa Claus, and then died on Christmas Day. Another made certain that Ralphie got his coveted Red Ryder BB gun in the movie “A Christmas Story.” Still another was a modern-day incarnation of Kris Kringle walking through skid row in downtown Los Angeles and handing out money to startled down-and-outers. A number of notable figures with strong ties to Christmas have been featured in Los Angeles Times news obituaries in the last 25 years or so. Here is a quiz to test your knowledge of newsmakers with Christmas legacies.

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