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No cheating and googling or I'll tell Santa not to come to yours tonight :P

 

  • What date is St Stephen's Day?
     
  • In Charles Dickens' novel A Christmas Carol, who was Scrooge's dead business partner?
     
  • The song White Christmas was first performed in which 1942 film?
     
  • London's Trafalgar Square Christmas tree is traditionally given by which country?
     
  • In the song The Twelve Days of Christmas, '...my true love brought to me nine...' what?
     
  • Name the original eight reindeer from the 'Twas the night Before Christmas' poem?
     
  • Which Christmas carol includes the lyrics '...To save us all from Satan's power, when we were gone astray..'?
     
  • The character Jack Skellington appears in which 1993 Tim Burton film?
     
  • What colour are the berries of the mistletoe plant?
     
  • In the inspirational 1946 film, It's a Wonderful Life, what's the name of George Bailey's guardian angel?
     
  • What are the names of the three wise men said to have brought gifts to the baby Jesus?
     
  • What is New Year's Eve called in Scotland?
     
  • What Christmas item was invented by London baker and wedding-cake specialist Tom Smith in 1847?
     
  • In what year was Band-Aid's Do They Know It's Christmas the UK Christmas chart-topping record (bonus point each for the years of reissue success by Band Aid II and Band Aid 20)?
     
  • In which modern country is St Nicholas's birthplace and hometown?
     
  • Who wrote How the Grinch Stole Christmas?
     
  • From which country does the poinsettia plant originate?
     
  • Who is officially credited as the author of Auld Lang Syne?
     
  • How many points does a snowflake have?
     
  • What is the name of the cake traditionally eaten in Italy at Christmas?

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1. 26th december maybe.

2.Jacob Marley

3.Can see the scene can see the singers but can't remember what the film was called.

4.Norway

5. lords a leaping

6. Never read the poem and can only think of five at moment.

7. Away in a manger

8.no idea (make that six reindeer if that was one) :mrgreen:

9.white

10.been watching it and did not catch the angels name, won't cheat and put telly on to find out.

11. Meshack, Shadrack and Abednigo or are they dingles.

12.Hogmanay

13.Christmas pudding

14. remember the song can't remember the years.( struggling to remember last week if truth be told)

15.Austria

16.no idea but jim Carey played him in the film, the grinch that is not the guy who wrote it.

17.switzerland

18.Rabbi burns, er robbie burns

19.five

20.don't know.

 

oh well answered them all and didn't cheat and didn't google. if i have at least three right i will be more than surprised.(well not really b ut it makes me sound modest) 8)

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You have got 6 right so far Evils.... and at least you tried which is more than can be said for all the other grinches on here :lol:

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3. Holiday Inn

8. Donner and Blitzen, Dancer and Prancer, Vixen and Comet,,,,,errr...Dasher...Cupid. (Had to rack my brain at the end!

10. Clarence (but can't remember his surname)

11. Melchior Caspar and Balthazar

14, Ashamed to say I can't remember the years.

15. Turkey

16. Dr Seuss

17. America - is it Mexico?

19. 6 - It's a regular hexagon

20. Possibly panettone.

 

(I have to admit to having set and asked Christmas quizzes in days gone by)

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In which case you should have got all 20 of them right RingoD :wink:

 

Will give you your score tomorrow ... errm later today... blimey is that the time already EEK  :)

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11. Meshack, Shadrack and Abednigo or are they dingles.

Evil Sid, I think these were the three who were thrown into the fire for refusing to bow down to the king, and survived.

 

The three kings I don't think were ever named officially, it is more likely that they were astrologers rather than kings, but traditionally they were given names. Balthasar, Mel something, and another starting with the letter G.

 

I'd go for 'God rest ye merry gentlemen' for number 7.

 

All up, I would have answered probably 5 out of the 20.

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1. 25th Dec.

 

2. not clue

 

3. White Christmas - Bing Crosby

 

4. Norway

 

5. Brown Ales?.

 

6?

 

7?

 

8?

 

9. Creamy White

 

10.?

 

11.?

 

12 Hogmanae

 

13. Christmas Cake

 

14. ?

 

15. Germany.

 

16.?

 

17.?

 

18.?

 

19.?

 

20. Stollen.

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1 26th December

2 Jacob Marley

3 Holiday Inn

4 Norway

5 Ladies Dancing

6 Donner Blitzen Cupid Comet Vixen Dasher Dancer Prancer

7 God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

8

9 White

10 Clarence

11 caspar Melchior Balthazar

12 Hogmanay

13 Cracker

14 1984 1989 2004

15 Turkey

16

17 Mexico

18 Rabbie Burns

19 six

20 Panettone

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No, Algy, St Stephen's Day was definitely 26th of December.

No arguement here Demel, I really had not got a clue as I hadn't with others that I gave answers to. :wacko:

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To the tune of Last Christmas all together now.....

 

Last Christmas, you gave us a quiz.

to see who on here, is a bit of a whizz

Its new year, and as you can hear

Were all waiting for the answers.

 

:mrgreen:

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OOPS and Bugger !!! .... I completely forgot    :oops:  

 

Give me half an hour to find where I put them,  sorry :lol:

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.... here you go and can you mark your own as I have complete brain freeze and it will give you all something to do ha ha :)

 

  1. What date is St Stephen's Day? 26th December
     
  2. In Charles Dickens' novel A Christmas Carol, who was Scrooge's dead business partner? Jacob Marley
     
  3. The song White Christmas was first performed in which 1942 film? Holiday Inn
     
  4. London's Trafalgar Square Christmas tree is traditionally given by which country? Norway
     
  5. In the song The Twelve Days of Christmas, '...my true love brought to me nine...' what? Ladies dancing
     
  6. Name the original eight reindeer from the 'Twas the night Before Christmas' poem? Comet, Cupid, Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Donner, Blitzen (or Dunder and Blixem - The poem is alternatively titled A Visit from St Nicholas. 'Twas the night Before Christmas' is the first line. The poem was first published anonymously in 1823 and is commonly attributed to Clement Clarke Moore, although some believe Henry Livingston was the true author. Rudolph was created later in 1939 by copywriter Robert May for the Montgomery Ward department store chain, as the main character in a free Christmas promotional story, which extended the 1823 poem, and was subsequently turned into the popular song Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Incidentally Donner and Blizten mean Thunder and Lightning in German.)
     
  7. Which Christmas carol includes the lyrics '...To save us all from Satan's power, when we were gone astray..'? God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
     
  8. The character Jack Skellington appears in which 1993 Tim Burton film? The Nightmare before Christmas
     
  9. What colour are the berries of the mistletoe plant? White
     
  10. In the inspirational 1946 film, It's a Wonderful Life, what's the name of George Bailey's guardian angel? Clarence (Oddbody)
     
  11. What are the names of the three wise men said to have brought gifts to the baby Jesus? Balthasar, Melchior, Caspar (or Gaspar - Interestingly the Bible does not states state their names, nor even the number of wise men: "...there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem... and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense and myrrh..." from Matthew 2:1 and 2:11. )
     
  12. What is New Year's Eve called in Scotland? Hogmanay
     
  13. What Christmas item was invented by London baker and wedding-cake specialist Tom Smith in 1847? Christmas cracker
     
  14. In what year was Band-Aid's Do They Know It's Christmas the UK Christmas chart-topping record (bonus point each for the years of reissue success by Band Aid II and Band Aid 20)? 1984 (bonus points - Band Aid II was 1989, Band Aid 20 was 2004)
     
  15. In which modern country is St Nicholas's birthplace and hometown? Turkey (St Nicholas, bishop 'Nikolaos of Myra', 270-343AD, was born a Greek, i.e., of Greek parents in Patara, Lycia. He lived in and was bishop of Myra, Lycia. Patara and nearby Myra, in Lycia, or fully Lycia et Pamphylia, were then technically provincial territory of the Roman Empire with no specific country name. Patara became ruins centuries ago. Where the ancient town of Myra stood, now stands the Turkish town/district of Demre, Antalya Province, Turkey)
     
  16. Who wrote How the Grinch Stole Christmas? Dr Seuss
     
  17. From which country does the poinsettia plant originate? Mexico
     
  18. Who is officially credited as the author of Auld Lang Syne? Robert Burns
     
  19. How many points does a snowflake have? Six
     
  20. What is the name of the cake traditionally eaten in Italy at Christmas? Panettone

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