All the entries seem to be in, so we don't have to wait until the 17th to make the annoucement!
Okay, so after much review, I decided to throw out question 11! SO Everyone got credit for it!
Danny Elfman did provide the vocals for Jack Skellington. You all were right :)! What I meant and should have written in my question is who did the "original" vocals for Oogie Boogie? Again the answer was Elfman. The character's song and vocals (at Burton's urging) were based on the jazz great, Cab Calloway. Ken Page, as you all know, did the vocals in the final cut, but Elfman did the originals. Sorry guys, my error! Anyway, here are the answers!
1. Halloween was originally a Irish/Celtic pagan holiday called Samhain or Samain.
2. If you have an intense fear or phobia about Halloween you are considered samhainphobic.
3. Jack O’ Lanterns were originally used by the Irish to frighten away evil spirits. The first Jack O’ Lanterns were carved out of turnips, until it was discovered that pumpkins were much easier to carve!
4. The largest pumpkin was grown by a man named Dave Stelts and it weighed 1140 pounds.
5. Bing Crosby narrated the Disney version of The Legend of Sleepy Hallow (one of my favorite movies!).
6. In Walt Disney World (in Florida, I once worked there!), the Riverboat Tour tells visitors that the Haunted Mansion is built on an Indian Burial Ground.
7. The Song, Monster Mash, reached #1 on the Billboard Charts in the year 1962.
8. During the Medieval Era, it was said that spiders coated in this dairy product, butter, was used to “cure” leprosy (okay that’s just gross!).
9. The song “This is Halloween” is from one of my favorite movies, The Nightmare Before Christmas. It was composed by Danny Elfman.
10. This composer was also was a member of one of my favorite bands Oingo Boingo.
Drum roll puleeezz....We have a three way tie!
Melissa of Wings and Paws
Josie of Skeletoninmycloset
Now I have to come up with a way to break the tie!!! LOL! I think we will pick numbers out of a hat! That may be easiet! Anyway, I will contact the three of you shortly!
Congrats! I just wish I had three prizes to send out! SUPER JOB Everyone!!!