Christmas Quiz Answers

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We are pleased to announce that the winners of our Christmas Quiz are:-

1st with 97 is Brian Stone
2nd with 95 is Peter Smith
3rd with 94 is Gail Ventress

Thank you also to those who took part in our Christmas Quiz, we hope you enjoyed it. We are hoping to bring another quiz to you later in the year, please check back with us in a couple of months.

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No.

Question

Answer

1

In which ocean would you find Christmas Island?

Indian Ocean

2

How many women are mentioned in the song 'The Twelve Days of Christmas'?

17 (8, maids; 9, Ladies)

3

What is the correct colour for an Advent candle on the first Sunday?

Green (for faith)

4

In what year did Queen Elizabeth II give her first televised Christmas day broadcast?

1957

5

Who wrote the novel 'A Christmas Carol'?

Charles Dickens

6

Who played Scrooge in the 1977 film 'A Christmas Carol'?

Michael Horden

7

What was the name of the main character, played by James Stewart, in the 1946 film "It's a Wonderful Life"?

George Bailey

8

Who played Kris Kringle in the 1994 film version of 'Miracle on 34th Street'?

Richard Attenborough

9

What was the name of the department store, which employed Kris Kringle in the 1994 film 'Miracle on 34th Street'?

Macy's

10

In what year was the Band Aid song "Do They Know It's Christmas" first released?

1984

11

Who played Bob Cratchit, alongside Jim Carey as Scrooge, in the 2009 film 'A Christmas Carol'?

Gary Oldman

12

How many miles were The Pretenders, learning to crawl in their 1984 Christmas hit?

2,000

13

What was the name of Slade's 1973 Christmas hit?

Merry Christmas Everybody

14

Who had a Christmas #1 with the song 'Driving Home for Christmas' in 1986?

Chris Rea

15

Who was the featured artist on the 1988 song 'Fairy tale of New York' by The Pogues?

Kirsty MacColl

16

All I Want for Christmas is You' in 1994 was a hit for which female singer?

Mariah Carey

17

What film in 2003 featured the song 'All I Want for Christmas is You'?

Love Actually

18

Which group had a hit with the song "Don't Shoot Me Santa", released in 2007?

The Killers

19

Elvis Presley had a hit with 'Blue Christmas' in 1957, but who covered it in 1984?

Shakin Stevens

20

What is the name of the dysfunctional detective in the Jo Nesbo book 'The Snowman'?

Harry Hole

21

In the Christmas calendar what are the four weeks before Christmas called?

Advent

22

What almond-flavoured paste is used to coat a Christmas Cake?

Marzipan

23

Which King of England, in 1541, banned sport on Christmas day?

Henry VIII

24

In 2010 Ashes Melbourne test, what was the Australians' score, all out, in their first innings?

98

25

Manchester United won the first premier League season, but which team was top at Christmas that season?

Norwich City

26

Who has won the most ATP Finals, held annually in November?

Roger Federer

27

Traditionally, what were servants given on Boxing Day?

The day off (rec'd a Christmas box)

28

What was the Beatles first Christmas #1 single in 1963?

I Want to Hold Your Hand

29

How many times has the song "Do They Know It's Christmas' been #1 at Christmas?

3 (1984, 1989 & 2004)

30

Popular in Victorian England and also appearing in the story 'A Christmas Carol', what is 'Smoking Bishop'?

A type of Mulled Wine

31

Who wrote the song "Do They Know Its's Christmas"?

Bob Geldof & Midge Ure

32

Driving Home for Christmas' was used in the Christmas commercials for which supermarket in 1997, 1998 and 2001?

Iceland

33

Which novelty Christmas song was written in 1944 by New York music teacher Donald Yetter Gardner?

All I want for Christmas are my Two Front Teeth

34

Which country was the first to use the tradition of the Christmas tree?

Germany

35

Which Christmas carol, based on a poem by English poet Christina Rossetti, has been set to music many times, the most famous by Gustav Holst?

In the Bleak Midwinter

36

My Brother and I' and 'Turkey Dinner' were two Christmas Specials of which classic series?

Dad's Army

37

Actress Martine McCutcheon plays a new junior member of the number 10 Downing Street household in which Christmas themed film?

Love Actually

38

What song, sung by Bill Nighy's character, in the above film became the Christmas #1?

Christmas is All Around

39

Who played the character Lee Christmas in 'The Expendables' series of action films?

Jason Statham

40

On Boxing Day 1991, what was formally dissolved?

The Soviet Union

41

Where did Del and Rodney go on holiday in a 1991 Only Fools and Horses Christmas Special?

Miami, Florida

42

Who wrote the first ever King's Christmas message - it was for George V in 1932?

Rudyard Kipling

43

The 2013 fantasy film Frozen was inspired by which Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale?

The Snow Queen

44

According to UK tradition, Christmas decorations should come down on which date in January?

January 5th/6th

45

St. Knuts Day marks the end of Christmas and holiday season in which European country?

Sweden

46

Which famous playwright was frightened of Christmas??

Noel Coward

47

How many reindeers does Father Christmas have?

9 (8 + Rudolph)

48

What are you eating if you are enjoying 'March Bread'?

Marzipan

49

Who was Scrooge's dead business partner in A Christmas Carol

Jacob Marley

50

What animal is Snowball in George Orwell's Animal Farm?

A Pig

51

Which record was a Christmas #1 in 1975 and 1991?

Bohemain Rhapsody

52

In Victorian England what were Postmen nicknamed due to their red uniforms?

Robins

53

Which pantomime character marries Alice Fitzwarren?

Dick Whittington

54

Which act besides the Beatles is the only other act to have three consecutive Christmas #1 singles?

Spice Girls

55

In which pantomime does Wishee Washee appear?

Aladdin

56

In 1847, what did London confectioner, Tom Smith, invent?

Crackers

57

Bethlehem is a tiny village in which UK country?

Wales

58

Who composed 'Auld Lang Syne?

Robert Burns

59

Patra, the birthplace of the original Santa Claus, St. Nicolas, is in which modern country?

Turkey

60

If you were born on Christmas Day, what is your star sign?

Capricorn

61

The song 'White Christmas' was first performed in which Bing Crosby film?

Holiday Inn

62

The Poinsettia plant originates from which country?

Mexico

63

What colour are the berries of the mistletoe plant?

White

64

To which country did Hong Kong surrender on Christmas Day, 1941?

Japan

65

In 'The Twelve Days of Christmas' song what were there 10 of?

Lords a Leaping

66

In which British city is the Christmas Market and Craft Fair - it's the largest such market outside of Germany and Austria?

Birmingham

67

Which famous advertising phrase was created by Clarissa Baldwin?

A Dog is for Life, not just Christmas

68

With 'over 30 sayings', what was the must have toy for Christmas 1996?

Buzz Lightyear

69

Can you solve the anagram, 'Deplored, he is the odder runner'?`

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

70

What is the French word for Christmas?

Noel

71

In the popular Christmas movie 'Home Alone', to which country were Kevin's parents going on holiday?

France (Paris)

72

The Christmas favourite of 'Piggies in Blankets' is chipolata sausages wrapped in what?

Bacon

73

In October 2012, Merry Christmas, Baby was the first Christmas Album by which London born singer-songwriter?

Rod Stewart

74

What first appeared in a 1939 booklet written by Robert May?

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

 

Can you name these people born on Christmas day by their description?

 
75

English comedian, actor and radio host (born 1944)

Kenny Everett

76

Youngest cricketer to reach 10,000 runs in Test Cricket (born 1984)

Alistair Cook

77

American actor, Oscar winner and cultural icon (born 1899)

Humphrey Bogart

78

Born Denis Charles Pratt, English writer and raconteur (born 1908)

Quentin Crisp

79

Scottish singer-songwriter, political activist and philanthropist (born 1954)

Annie Lennox

80

Which band had a Christmas #1 with 'Lily the Pink' in 1968?

The Scaffold

81

What is usually sprinkled on the top of a traditional English trifle?

Flaked toasted almonds

82

In a traditional English trifle, what are the sponges soaked in?

Madeira or Dry Sherry

83

What two things are a Christmas cake normally covered in?

Marzipan and Royal Icing

 

Can you solve these Christmas decorations anagrams?

 
84

ABLE BUS (1)

BAUBLES

85

IS A FLY RIGHT (2)

FAIRY LIGHTS

86

STIRS THE CREAM (1)

CHRISTMASTREE

87

A CLASS AUNT(2)

SANTA CLAUS

88

END CRATE VANDAL (2)

ADVENT CALENDAR

 

Can you name theses Christmas movies?

 
89

1994 engaging yuletide comedy starring Tim Allen and Judge Reinhold?

The Santa Clause

90

2014 movie, father and son discover, on the run, Santa Claus, Jim Broadbent, sleeping in their garage after crashing sleigh?

Get Santa

91

Paul Giamatti stars as Santa and Vince Vaughn as his brother in this 2007 movie?

Fred Claus

92

A grouchy, alcoholic department store Santa by Billy Bob Thornton in this 2003 movie?

Bad Santa

93

2003 movie starring Will Ferrell as an adult raised from a baby by Santa's little helpers?

Elf

94

What is the most popular vegetarian alternative to roast Turkey?

Nut Roast

95

In the Christmas song what was "roasting on an open fire"?

Chestnuts

96

For good luck, what way should you stir a Christmas pudding mixture?

Clockwise

97

Traditionally, what did women in England, who wanted to find a husband, eat at Christmas for good luck?

Gingerbread men

98

Traditionally, which fruit, considered a luxury, was often found in children's Christmas stockings in the UK?

Orange

99

How many mince pies, on average, does a British person eat over Christmas?

27

100

Melchior (Persia), Balthazar (Arabia) were 2 of the Wise men, who was the third?

Gaspar/Caspar (India)

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