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Welcome to This Awful/Awesome Life! My name is Frances Joyce. I am the publisher and editor of this magazine. We'll be exploring different topics each month to inform, entertain and inspire you. Meet new authors, sharpen your brain and pick up a few tips on life, love, entertaining and business. Enjoy and please share!

The Quiz: Six Degrees of Separation with a Holiday Twist

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I have to credit my son, Christian for giving me the idea for this quiz. He was listening to a podcast and the hosts were playing 6 Degrees of Kevin Bacon. After exhausting our vast knowledge of Kevin Bacon films, we spent part of the evening connecting other actors to one another through movies and their co-stars.

If you’ve never played before, the game is based on the theory that any two people on Earth are six or fewer acquaintance links apart. In this case, the actors have to be connected through movies about the holidays or movies set during the holidays. The holiday season includes Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa and New Years.

Here is an example:

Will Ferrell and Paul Giamatti

Will Ferrell was in Elf with Mary Steenburgen who was in Four Christmases with Vince Vaughn who was in Fred Claus with Paul Giamatti.

The answers will be posted at the end of this issue after Next Month in This Awful Awesome Life. It’s possible you may have different answers, as long as the movies are holiday related and you get there in 6 or less moves.

1. Donna Reed and Shirley MacLaine

2. Darren McGavin and John Goodman

3. Keira Knightley and Bruce Willis

4. Corey Feldman and Jamie Lee Curtis

5. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Michael Jeter

6. Mo’Nique and Gary Busey

Every Step Counts by Corey Flynn

Chocolate by Corey Flynn