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Christmas Quiz Bonanza 2016


1.     On what did Marley's ghostly face first appear to Scrooge in Dickens' A Christmas Carol

A door knocker

2.      According to a 2008 study, what is the percentage chance of getting a promotion by having sex with your boss at a Christmas Party

12 per cent

3.      In which century was the first pantomime in Britain

18th (1717)

4.      What is the fourth Sunday before Christmas called


5.      Who played the title role in Scrooge, the 1951 film version of Dickens' A Christmas Carol

Alastair Sim

6.      Who introduced the Christmas tree to this country

Prince Albert

7.      In which pantomime does Robin Hood appear

Babes in the Wood

8.      What do Fillipinos eat at their Christmas feast

Cheese and ham

9.      What was the first UK number one to have the word Christmas in the title

Christmas Alphabet (Dickie Valentine)

10.   For which animated film did Kate Winslett record the song What If

Christmas Carol The Movie

11.   Which Nobel prize winning author drafted King George V's very first Christmas Day broadcast speech for him

Rudyard Kipling

12.   Which alcohol is traditionally added to the base of a Christmas trifle


13.   Held every Christmas morning in Hyde Park's serpentine lake, what is the name of the cup awarded, to the winner of the annual swimming club race

The Peter Pan Cup

14.   How many gifts are given in total in the song The Twelve Days Of Christmas

Three hundred and sixty four

15.   What per cent of toys given to British children on Christmas Day are still in working order one year later

25 per cent

16.   Which of Santa's reindeers sounded as if it was a female


17.   What are Smith's Bon Bons known as now

Christmas crackers

18.   What did Dennis give Angie over Christmas dinner in 1986

Divorce papers

19.   In 2009, which Scottish city sparked protests, renaming Christmas as the 'Winter Night Light Festival'


20.   In the Simpsons where does Marge hide the Christmas money

In her hair

21.   Who wrote White Christmas

Irving Berlin

22.   Which fruit usually appears on Christmas cakes in Japan


23.   Which traditional foodstuff is it illegal to eat on Christmas Day in England

Mince Pies, Oliver Cromwell brought in the law in the 17th century, and no one has bothered to repeal it

24.   What is the next line Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat

Please put a penny in the old man's hat

25.   In the 1994 remake of Miracle on 34th Street who plays Chris Kringle aka Santa Claus

Richard Attenborough

26.   In Finland Santa traditionally doesn't use his sleigh what does he ride instead

A goat named Ukko

27.   How many ghosts appeared to Scrooge in A Christmas Carol


28.   THIS CHARMER'S FAT (anag)

Father Christmas

29.   The tradition of "Advent calendars" originated in which country


30.   The 1954 film White Christmas was the first to be made using what new Paramount film format


31.   In golf what is a snowman

Hole that has taken you eight strokes to complete

32.   What food item was traditionally made on stir up Sunday

The Christmas pudding

33.   Who sat in a corner eating his Christmas pie

Little Jack Horner

34.   Drank in the Dominican Republic at Christmas what is jengibre

Ginger tea

35.   What is the Australian cake made of coconut, crisped rice and dried fruit, called

White Christmas

36.   In which 1984 film does the character of Billy Peltzer bring Christmas chaos to the town of Kingston Falls, when he inadvertently feeds someone he shouldn't after midnight


37.   According to folklore a windy Christmas means what

Good fortune

38.   Which country distribute their Christmas presents from a large crock called The Urn of Fate on Christmas Eve


39.   Often seen at Christmas but what is viscum album


40.   How many courses are there traditionally in a Ukrainian Christmas Eve supper

Twelve (each one is dedicated to an apostle)

41.   Who had a comedy hit in 1963 with All I Want For Christmas Is a Beatle

Dora Bryan



43.   What famous character in English literature made his debut in Beeton's Christmas Annual in 1887

Sherlock Holmes. His first published exploit was A Study in Scarlet, for which Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was paid L25.

44.   What was the name of the dog in Peter Pan


45.   What is the name of Captain Hook's ship in Peter Pan

The Jolly Roger

46.   The name of which herb is used as a magic word in a Christmas pantomime


47.   In the song Where Do you Go to my Lovely who gave her a racehorse for Christmas

The Aga Khan

48.   Which comedian used to send Christmas cards in June

WC Fields

49.   Which organisation are open 24 hours a day and expect over 25,000 calls over the Christmas period

The Samaritans

50.   In Jack and the Beanstalk what cried out to the giant to warn him that Jack was stealing it

The harp

51.   Elvis Presley had only one UK Christmas number one with which song (1962)

Return To Sender

52.   What came top of a poll to find the most hated Christmas present for dads

Novelty socks

53.   What do the French call Christmas


54.   Which comedian duetted with Kim Wilde on the 1987 hit Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree

Mel Smith

55.   In Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, how many children does Bob Cratchit have


56.   The following line comes from which Christmas number one What about sunrise what about rain

Earth Song (Michael Jackson)

57.   What percentage of the UK population choose to send Christmas Cards

66 per cent

58.   Fried fish, lettuce, and spinach is a traditional Christmas eve meal where


59.   According to tradition, when should the Yule log be put on the hearth as the foundation of the fire

Christmas Eve

60.   Traditionally served hot at Christmas, what is mulled wine made from

Red wine, sugar, spices

61.   What were Christmas tree icicles originally made from


62.   Families in which country begin Christmas every year with a meal they call Wigilia


63.   Which charity in 1949 was the first to produce a Christmas card,


64.   From which Christmas song are the following lyrics taken Here we are as in olden days; happy golden days of yore

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

65.   In which country is the annual American football Christmas Bowl played


66.   What do Americans call Father Christmas

Kris Kringle

67.   In How the Grinch Stole Christmas". Where does the Grinch live

Mount Crumpit

68.   In which country were Christmas trees banned from the early 1920s until 1935

Soviet Union

69.   What song was Britain's first-ever posthumous Christmas no.1

Starting Over

70.   The Hotelling-Faustmann model is a standard used by many countries, when deciding the price of which Christmas commodity

Christmas Trees

71.   UK HM Revenue and Customs reported that how many people had filled in their tax return online on Christmas Day 2010

Eight hundred and forty five

72.   Before turkeys were introduced into Britain what was traditionally eaten at Christmas


73.   The first commercial Christmas card came out in 1846. What was the picture

A picture of happy people drunk on wine

74.   The Sandringham Estate, where the Queen spends Christmas, has a 20,000 acre estate. What drinkable product is it most famous for producing

Apple Juice

75.   What colour costume did Santa Claus wear originally


76.   Who composed the Christmas Oratorio

J S Bach

77.   What brought Frosty the Snowman to life

An old silk hat



79.   The custom of putting a holly wreath on the front door at Christmas comes from which country

The United States

80.   Who sang the theme to the Raymond Briggs cartoon The Snowman

Peter Auty a St Paul's Cathedral choirboy (not Aled Jones)

81.   Which 1987 action/comedy opens to the music of "Jingle Bell Rock"

Lethal Weapon

82.   In which modern country is Bethlehem the birthplace of Jesus Christ


83.   In what year did the tradition of swimming in The Serpentine on Xmas day begin

Eighteen sixty four

84.   What was the name of Frosty the Snowman's son


85.   Which cleaning implement do Norwegians hide away somewhere in the house on Christmas Eve as a precautionary measure

Brooms (in order to keep the witches away)

86.   In which fictional land was it always winter but never Christmas


87.   Which English rock band released a song in 1984 called Thank God It's Christmas


88.   What colour are the flowers of the Christmas cacti

Red or purple

89.   Which comedy duo assisted Santa Claus in the 1934 film Babes in Toyland

Laurel and Hardy

90.   What is the scientific name for the flower known as the Christmas rose


91.   Eaten in Finland at Christmas what is suklaa


92.   In North America, which organisation is always the first to spot that Santa is underway


93.   Which daily newspaper published the Queen's Christmas message before it was broadcast in 1992

The Sun

94.   What fish do the Polish people traditionally eat on Christmas Eve


95.   Which film saw Arnold Schwarzenegger attempting to buy the must have Christmas Toy' 'TurboMan'

Jingle All The Way

96.   What do Americans call stocking fillers for Christmas

Stocking stuffers

97.   What was the name of the crippled child in Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol

Tiny Tim

98.   Which musical featured the song We Need a Little Christmas


99.   In the game of Bingo, Christmas Cake' is the call sign for which number

Thirty eight

100.          Name all eight of Santa Claus's reindeer (point for each)

Dancer, Prancer, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen, Vixen, Dasher


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