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What date is St Stephen's Day?
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26th December
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In Charles Dickens' novel A Christmas Carol, who was Scrooge's dead business partner?
Definition
Jacob Marley
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The song White Christmas was first performed in which 1942 film?
Definition
Holiday Inn
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London's Trafalgar Square Christmas tree is traditionally given by which country?
Definition
Norway
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In the song The Twelve Days of Christmas, '...my true love brought to me nine...' what?
Definition
Ladies dancing
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Name the original eight reindeer from the 'Twas the night Before Christmas' poem.
Definition
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.)
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Which Christmas carol includes the lyrics '...To save us all from Satan's power, when we were gone astray..'?
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God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
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The character Jack Skellington appears in which 1993 Tim Burton film?
Definition
The Nightmare before Christmas
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What colour are the berries of the mistletoe plant?
Definition
White
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In the inspirational 1946 film, It's a Wonderful Life, what's the name of George Bailey's guardian angel?
Definition
Clarence
Term
What are the names of the three wise men said to have brought gifts to the baby Jesus?
Definition
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. Thanks A Russell.)
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What is New Year's Eve called in Scotland?
Definition
Hogmanay
Term
What Christmas item was invented by London baker and wedding-cake specialist Tom Smith in 1847?
Definition
Christmas cracker
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In what year was Band-Aid's Do They Know It's Christmas the UK Christmas chart-topping record?
Definition
1984
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In which modern country is St Nicholas's birthplace and hometown?
Definition
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)
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Who wrote How the Grinch Stole Christmas?
Definition
Dr Seuss
Term
From which country does the poinsettia plant originate?
Definition
Mexico
Term
Who wrote Auld Lange Syne?
Definition
Robert Burns
Term
How many points does a snowflake have?
Definition
Six
Term
What is the name of the cake traditionally eaten in Italy at Christmas?
Definition
Panettone
Term
What did the first ever SMS text message, sent December 3rd 1992, read?
Definition
Merry Christmas!
Term
Which Christmas carol includes the lyrics ' all seated on the ground, the angel of the Lord came down and glory shone around'?
Definition
While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks by Night
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Which American actress plays the Ghost of Christmas Present in the film ‘Scrooged’?
Definition
Carol Kane
Term
The Beach Boys had a Christmas number one US hit single in 1966 with which song?
Definition
Good Vibrations
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Which country is Eggnog said to have originated from?
Definition
England (East Anglia)
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Which famous scientist born on Christmas day was the first scientist to be buried in Westminster Abbey in London?
Definition
Sir Isaac Newton
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What is the name of the little boy in the filmed story of "The Snowman" by Raymond Briggs?
Definition
James
Term
Which English author wrote the book ‘A Christmas Carol’?
Definition
Charles Dickens
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From which town had Mary and Joseph come before arriving in Bethlehem?
Definition
Nazareth
Term
Name the Christmas song with the initials ‘WIAWW’?
Definition
Walking in a Winter Wonderland
Term
Which 3 dimensional puzzle, sold by Ideal Toy Corp., was the most popular Christmas gift in 1980?
Definition
Rubik's Cube
Term
"There's never really been a real hood Christmas movie" is a quote by which American rapper and actor?
Definition
Ice Cube
Term
'Ilex' is the scientific genus of which type of Christmas foliage?
Definition
Holly
Term
Which spirit based sauce is traditionally poured over Christmas pudding?
Definition
Brandy Sauce
Term
In the Christmas song 'Jingle Bells', how many horses pulled the sleigh?
Definition
One
Term
By what other title is the film ‘National Lampoons Christmas Vacation’ known in the U.K.?
Definition
National Lampoons Winter Holidays
Term
In which year did the US postal system first issue Christmas stamps?
Definition
1962
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What ‘MAW’ was a UK Christmas Number One in 1988 for Cliff Richard?
Definition
Mistletoe and Wine
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“He’s making a list and he’s checking it twice. He’s going to know who’s naughty and nice” is taken from which Christmas song?
Definition
Santa Claus is Coming to Town
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Who played the Grinch in the 2000 film?
Definition
Jim Carrey
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Foie gras is a French dish made from the liver of which type of animal?
Definition
Goose or Duck
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On the seventh day of Christmas, what SSAS did my true love give to me according to the song?
Definition
Seven swans a-swimming
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The Christmas film ‘Miracle on 34th Street’ is based in which US city?
Definition
New York City
Term
The port of Archangel is situated on which sea?
Definition
The White Sea
Term
Which Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England, Scotland and Ireland banned Christmas in 1647?
Definition
Oliver Cromwell
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A year contains 365 days so on what number day does Christmas Day fall?
Definition
359
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Which famous American actor makes a cameo appearance in the film 'The Holiday' in the scene where Iris and Miles are in a Blockbuster store selecting films?
Definition
Dustin Hoffman
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What is the most common gift received from a Christmas cracker?
Definition
A hat (every cracker has a hat)
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Leona Lewis had a Christmas number one UK hit single in 2006 with which song?
Definition
A Moment Like This
Term
Advocaat is a Christmas festive drink of what colour?
Definition
Yellow
Term
Which British Monarch gave the first royal Christmas broadcast to his empire on Christmas Day in 1932?
Definition
George V
Term
Name the character played by Macaulay Culkin in the film ‘Home Alone’?
Definition
Kevin McCallister
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Which Caesar ordered the census that caused Mary and Joseph to be in Bethlehem at the time of Jesus’ birth?
Definition
Augustus
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Which female American singer sang 'All I Want For Christmas Is You' in 1994?
Definition
Mariah Carey
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Which hand-held Nintendo product was reportedly the most popular Christmas gift in 1989?
Definition
Nintendo GameBoy
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"Unless we make Christmas an occasion to share our blessings, all the snow in Alaska won’t make it ‘white’." is a quote by which American actor and singer?
Definition
Bing Crosby
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Which group of puppets had a movie which was based loosely on 'A Christmas Carol'?
Definition
The Muppets
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Which Christmas carol includes the lyrics 'While fields and floods, rocks, hills and plains, repeat the sounding joy'?
Definition
Joy to the World
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Who had a Christmas number one UK hit single with "I Want to Hold Your Hand" in 1963?
Definition
The Beatles
Term
According to the proverb, what type of horse should you never look in the mouth?
Definition
A Gift Horse
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Which American male comedian plays Kate Winslet's love interest in the film ‘The Holiday’?
Definition
Jack Black
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Rudolph the red nosed reindeer had a red nose, but did he have antlers?
Definition
Yes, he did
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In which German city would you find the Shrine of The Three Kings?
Definition
Cologne
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Madonna had a Christmas number one US hit single in 1984 with which song?
Definition
Like A Virgin
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Which ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’ actress plays Bill Murray's love interest in the film ‘Scrooged’?
Definition
Karen Allen
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Which of Santa's reindeer shares its name with a small solar system body (SSSB)?
Definition
Comet
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Szaloncukor is a sweet associated with Christmas in Hungary. Other than fondant, what is the other main ingredient?
Definition
Chocolate
Term
Which Christmas carol includes the lyrics 'In heaven the bells are ringing'?
Definition
Ding Dong Merrily on High
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Which singer of the Eurythmics was born on 25th December in 1954?
Definition
Annie Lennox
Term
What word can mean a type of 18th century London dark ale and someone who helps people with their luggage when checking into a hotel?
Definition
Porter
Term
What is the name of the elf played by Will Ferrell in the 2003 film ‘Elf’?
Definition
Buddy Hobbs
Term
Which fictional land never has a Christmas but it's always winter?
Definition
Narnia
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By what means did God warn the Wise Men not to return to Herod?
Definition
In a dream
Term
Which characters created by American Greetings, whose insignia were their tummy symbols, were the most popular Christmas presents in 1985?
Definition
Care Bears
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Which capital city of Nicaragua was devastated by an earthquake on Christmas Day in 1972?
Definition
Managua
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Who wrote the Christmas carol 'Once in Royal David's City'?
Definition
Cecil Frances Alexander
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Which historic playwright quoted "At Christmas I no more desire a rose, than wish a snow in May's new-fangled shows; but like of each thing that in season grows."
Definition
William Shakespeare
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The song 'Mary's Boy Child' has reached number one in the UK charts in two different years (in 1957 & 1978). Who sang on each occasion?
Definition
Harry Belafonte and Boney M
Term
What type of rodent is hidden in the Christmas tree in the film ‘National Lampoons Christmas Vacation’?
Definition
A Squirrel
Term
“Giddy-yap, giddy-yap, giddy-yap it's grand” are lyrics taken from which Christmas song?
Definition
Sleigh Ride
Term
Santa Claus gets kidnapped and tortured in which 1993 Walt Disney musical fantasy Tim Burton remake?
Definition
The Nightmare Before Christmas
Term
What is the full name of the team (acronym 'ELFS') that rescues Scott Calvin from jail in the film ‘The Santa Clause 1’ ?
Definition
Effective Liberating Flight Squad
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In the song "The Twelve Days of Christmas" what did my true love give in total on the fifth day?
Definition
Five gold rings, four calling birds, three French hens, two turtle doves and a partridge in a pear tree.
Term
Santa's nine reindeer share how many hooves?
Definition
Thirty Six (36)
Term
Which country is said to export the largest amount of Christmas trees each year?
Definition
Canada
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What is the name given to Father Christmas in France?
Definition
Pere Noel
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Which socialist state officially ceased to exist on 25 December in 1991?
Definition
U.S.S.R.
Term
Who had a Christmas number one UK hit single with "Merry Xmas Everybody" in 1973?
Definition
Slade
Term
What type of berry sauce is commonly associated with Thanksgiving dinner in the US and Christmas dinner in the UK, often served with turkey?
Definition
Cranberry
Term
Who won a boxing match on Christmas Day 1950 with a technical knock out against Hans Stretz?
Definition
Sugar Ray Robinson
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Which American actor plays the part of Billy Ray Valentine in the film ‘Trading Places’?
Definition
Eddie Murphy
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To which family of plants does the Christmas Rose belong?
Definition
Hellebores
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Name the Angel that brought the news that Jesus was to be born to Mary?
Definition
Angel Gabriel
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Which popular Christmas song was written by classical music composer, Katherine Kennicott Davis, in 1941 (originally known as "Carol of the Drum")?
Definition
The Little Drummer Boy
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Which board game by Parker Brothers, where the buying and selling of properties takes place, is reported to have been the most popular Christmas gift of 1936?
Definition
Monopoly
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"Maybe Christmas, the Grinch thought, doesn't come from a store" was a quote by which well-known Dr?
Definition
Dr. Seuss
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Japanese Christmas cakes are traditionally made from what type of filling?
Definition
Sponge
Term
Who had a Christmas number one US hit single with "Empire State Of Mind" in 2009?
Definition
Jay Z + Alicia Keys
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What job does Cameron Diaz' character Amanda Wood do in the Christmas film ‘The Holiday’?
Definition
She makes movie trailers
Term
“Bearing gifts we traverse afar” are words from which Christmas carol?
Definition
We Three Kings of Orient Are
Term
In the 1971 novelty Christmas song, 'Ernie' was the fastest what in the west?
Definition
Milkman
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"You better watch out, you better not cry" are words taken from which popular Christmas song?
Definition
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
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What is the Grinch intent on stealing in the film, ‘The Grinch’ (2000)?
Definition
Christmas
Term
Of all the US states at the time, which was last to declare Christmas as a legal public holiday, in 1907?
Definition
Oklahoma
Term
'Waits' was the name given to what type of singers/ bands of people who sang on Christmas Eve in old times?
Definition
Carol Singers
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What type of pet is 'Santa's Little Helper' in the TV cartoon series, The Simpsons?
Definition
The Pet Dog
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Who had a Christmas number one US hit single with "How Deep Is Your Love" in 1977?
Definition
Bee Gees
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In the Harry Potter and the Philosopher's/Sorcerer’s Stone what Christmas present does Harry receive in his first semester at Hogwarts?
Definition
An Invisibility Cloak
Term
What ‘MR’ was a UK Christmas Number One in 1961 for Danny Williams?
Definition
Moon River
Term
Borscht is a Ukrainian soup made traditionally with which root vegetable?
Definition
Beetroot (sometimes Tomato)
Term
Which 'Something About Mary' actor and teenage idol during the 1980s played a police officer in the video of the Pogues Christmas classic 'A Fairytale of New York'?
Definition
Matt Dillon
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Which 2010 3D fantasy film is an adaptation of a famous ballet by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky?
Definition
The Nutcracker: The Untold Story
Term
What was the name of Cain and Able's mother in the bible?
Definition
Eve
Term
What Apple product was reportedly the most popular Christmas gift in 2007?
Definition
iPod Touch
Term
'Picea abies' is a popular Christmas type of what?
Definition
Tree - Norway Spruce
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In the 1993 film 'The Piano' which 'Holly' won an Oscar for Best Actress?
Definition
Holly Hunter
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Which of Santa's reindeer has a name translated to Thunder in English?
Definition
Donner (or Dunder)
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In the UK 'Pigs in a blanket' refers to small sausages wrapped in what?
Definition
Bacon
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In the film ‘The Santa Clause 1’ what is the name of the head elf?
Definition
Bernard
Term
On the third day of Christmas, what TFH did my true love give to me according to the song?
Definition
Three French Hens
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Which British Prime Minister stated "Christmas is a day of meaning and traditions, a special day spent in the warm circle of family and friends."
Definition
Margaret Thatcher
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Which English hymn writer wrote the words to the carol "Joy to the World"?
Definition
Isaac Watts
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What were the names of Jesus Christ's earthly parents?
Definition
Joseph and Mary
Term
What is the name of Kevin's older brother in the film ‘Home Alone’?
Definition
Buzz
Term
Bacalhau is often cooked on social occasions in parts of Portugal at Christmas, but what is it?
Definition
Codfish
Term
What was the last UK Christmas number one of the 20th century?
Definition
I Have A Dream - Westlife
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Which of the following is not one of the names given to the Wise Men who visited Jesus after his birth? Melchior, Balthazar, Jeduthun, Caspar.
Definition
Jeduthun
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In which year of the 1960s did the UK Post office first introduce Christmas stamps for postage?
Definition
1966
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Which Christmas song includes the lyrics "Jingle bells swing and jingle bells ring, snowin' and blowin' up bushels of fun"?
Definition
Jingle Bell Rock
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If I was born on Christmas Day, yet my birthday falls in the summer, where would I be?
Definition
In the Southern Hemisphere
Term
In which mountain does the Grinch live in the film ‘The Grinch’ (2000)?
Definition
Mt Crumpit
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Children receive presents from 'Befana' depicted as a witch on a broom stick, on 6th January in which European country?
Definition
Italy
Term
Name the actor that plays Jasper Bloom in the film ‘The Holiday’?
Definition
Rufus Sewell
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If written alphabetically, which of Santa's reindeer would come last?
Definition
Vixen
Term
What is Scrooge's Christian name?
Definition
Ebenezer
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Celebrated by the Irish, on what date does the 'Wren Day' (Lá an Dreoilín) fall?
Definition
26th December (Boxing Day)
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In which Christmas song is Santa asked to "slip a sable under the tree, for me"?
Definition
Santa Baby
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Which Hasbro children’s robot action figures were the most popular Christmas presents in 1984? Clue: 'More Than Meets The Eye'.
Definition
The Transformers
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Who had a Christmas number one US hit single with "Every Rose Has It's Thorn" in 1988?
Definition
Poison
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Which type of thin biscuit has the same name as a Christmas novelty which goes bang when pulled?
Definition
Cracker
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Who discovered Christmas Island?
Definition
Captain Cook (25.12.1777)
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Name the family that appears in the National Lampoons films?
Definition
The Griswolds
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Who had a Christmas number one UK hit single with "Two Little Boys" in 1969?
Definition
Rolf Harris
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Yogi Bear and Boo Boo are usually hibernating in winter but in which park do they spend their first Christmas, after being woken by Huckleberry Hound, Snagglepuss, Augie Doggie and Doggie Daddy?
Definition
Jellystone Park
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To which main city in Judaea did the Wise Men first go to ask where they might find Jesus?
Definition
Jerusalem
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In the Christmas song Jingle Bells the horse was 'lean and....’. What'?
Definition
Lank
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“I stopped believing in Santa Claus when I was six. Mother took me to see him in a department store and he asked for my autograph” is a quote by which American singer, dancer, television and film actress?
Definition
Shirley Temple
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Over which country did Good King Wencelas rule ?
Definition
Bohemia.
Term
Who wrote the book that became the cartoon classic “The Snowman” ?
Definition
Raymond Briggs.
Term
What colour is Father Christmas' belt ?
Definition
Black.
Term
What did “Frosty the Snowman” have for a nose ?
Definition
A Button.
Term
In which TWO oceans can you find Christmas Island ?
Definition
Indian and Pacific Oceans.
Term
Which English leader banned Christmas in 1647 ?
Definition
Oliver Cromwell.
Term
What was the name of Tiny Tim's father in “A Christmas Carol” ?
Definition
Bob Cratchitt.
Term
What is the day that Christmas puddings are made traditionally called ?
Definition
Stir-Up Sunday.
Term
Which Nobel Prize winning author wrote King George V's Christmas broadcast in 1932 ?
Definition
Rudyard Kipling.
Term
Which alcoholic beverage is used to make a Snowball ?
Definition
Advocaat.
Term
Which poem written by Clement C Moore first named Santa's reindeer ?
Definition
A Visit from Saint Nicholas (also known as The Night Before Christmas).
Term
What present did Harry Potter receive for his first Christmas at Hogwarts ?
Definition
An Invisibility cloak.
Term
On what date does Twelfth night occur ?
Definition
January 6th.
Term
Which is the only book of the New Testament that mentions the Three Kings ?
Definition
Matthew.
Term
Who wrote the song “White Christmas” ?
Definition
Irving Berlin.
Term
Which US state was the last to declare Christmas a holiday ?
Definition
Oklahoma.
Term
In Dickens' “A Christmas Carol” what is Scrooge's first name ?
Definition
Ebenezer.
Term
Name the three reindeer whose name begins with the letter 'D' ?
Definition
Dasher, Donner & Dancer.
Term
What song was the UK Christmas number 1 in both 1975 and 1991 ?
Definition
Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen.
Term
In the film “Jingle All The Way”, what toy was Arnold Schwarzenegger searching for ?
Definition
Turbo-Man.
Term
The Christmas tree in Trafalgar Square,London is an annual gift from which nation?
Definition
Norway
Term
According to the Christmas carol, “Good King Wencelas looked out on the Feast of Stephen”. On what date does the Feast of Stephen fall?
Definition
The day after Christmas, 26th December.
Term
From which country did Saint Nicholas originate?
Definition
He is said to have come from Turkey
Term
If a person was given all the gifts in the song “The Twelve days of Christmas”, how many gifts in total would they receive?
Definition
The gifts would total 364
Term
What Christmas item was invented by London baker Tom Smith in 1847?
Definition
Nothing to do with baking it was Christmas crackers.
Term
In which ocean does the Australian territory of Christmas Island lie?
Definition
There are 2 Christmas Islands, but the Australian one lies in the Indian Ocean.
Term
Christmas won't be Christmas without any presents” is the opening line from which classic novel?
Definition
Written by Louisa May Alcott, the lines come from “Little Women”.
Term
If you were born on Christmas day under what zodiac sign would you be?
Definition
You would be a Capricorn
Term
From which country were turkeys introduced into the UK in the 16th Century?
Definition
From the USA (or more correctly America as it was then).
Term
What is the name of the German/Austrian yeast cake often served at Christmas?
Definition
Stollen
Term
Which Disney animation, based on a T.H.White book was first released on Christmas Day in 1963?
Definition
Telling the story of a young King Arthur, it was “The Sword in the Stone”.
Term
In “The Grinch Who Stole Christmas” why was The Grinch so mean?
Definition
His heart was two sizes too small.
Term
Who is said to have introduced the Christmas tree into the UK?
Definition
Prince Albert.
Term
What were the names of the three wise man?
Definition
They were Balthasar,Melchior and Caspar.
Term
Which plant associatted with Christmas has the Latin name “Viscum Album” ?
Definition
The plant is the Mistletoe.
Term
In which Bond film does the character Dr. Christmas Jones appear?
Definition
She appears in “The World is not Enough”,played by Denise Richards.
Term
What Christmas item was first commercially designed by John Calcott Horsley in 1843?
Definition
The Christmas Card.
Term
What is the name of The Simpson's pet greyhound?
Definition
He is called Santa's Little Helper.
Term
Who were “Walking Backwards to Christmas”, in song in 1956?
Definition
Consisting of Peter Sellars, Harry Secombe, Spike Milligan and orinally Michael Bentine it was The Goons.
Term
Which is the only book in The Bible to mention the arrival of The Magi at the birth of Christ?
Definition
The Gospel of Saint Matthew.(Matthew 2:1-12).
Term
Featuring among others the songs “My Funny Valentine” and “Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered”,what Rodgers and Hart musical opened in New York on Christmas Day in 1940?
Definition
The musical was Pal Joey
Term
What is the name of the sweet Italian bread often served at Christmas?
Definition
Panettone.
Term
In which year in The Queen's Speech did Queen Elizabeth II the past twelve months as a “Annus Horribilus”?
Definition
It was the year 1992.
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Born on Christmas Day in 1954, she had hits with such songs as “Walking on Broken Glass” and “No More I Love Yous”,what is her name?
Definition
Annie Lennox
Term
Which monarch was the first to make the annual broadcast to the nation ?
Definition
George V in 1932.
Term
In which film was the song “White Christmas” first featured ?
Definition
Holiday Inn (1942).
Term
In Dickens's “A Christmas Carol” which is the first ghost to visit Scrooge ?
Definition
The ghost of Jacob Marley.
Term
What is the Welsh for Christmas ?
Definition
Nadolig.
Term
What did Santa Claus win in 1964 ?
Definition
The Epsom Derby.
Term
Which of Santa's reindeer share it's name with an electrical retailer ?
Definition
Comet.
Term
Which “Eastenders” character had a baby on Christmas Day 1998 ?
Definition
Bianca.
Term
In which country did the Poinsettia originate ?
Definition
Mexico.
Term
The plant “Viscum Album” is better known as which Christmas decoration?
Definition
Mistletoe.
Term
Which rock singer starred in the film “Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence” ?
Definition
David Bowie.
Term
Which female character left “Coronation Street” on Christmas Day 1987 ?
Definition
Hilda Ogden.
Term
Which seasonal job was first filled by James Edgar in 1890 ?
Definition
He became the first department store Santa.
Term
With which seasonal product did J C Hall make his millions ?
Definition
Christmas Cards (Hallmark).
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Who composed “The Christmas Oratorio” ?
Definition
J S Bach.
Term
In which film did Judy Garland sing “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” ?
Definition
Meet Me in St. Louis.
Term
What is myrrh ?
Definition
An aromatic tree resin often used as incense or perfume.
Term
What name is given to the four week period leading up to Christmas ?
Definition
Advent.
Term
Who discovered Christmas Island ?
Definition
There are 2 Christmas Islands – the one in the Pacific Ocean (Kiritimati) was discovered by Captain James Cook in 1777, the one in the Indian Ocean by Captain William Mynors in 1643. Both on Christmas Day.
Term
In which fictional land is it always winter but never Christmas ?
Definition
Narnia.
Term
Which fruity sauce is a usual accompaniment to the Christmas turkey ?
Definition
Cranberry Sauce.
Term
What is the name of the father of Cinderella and the Ugly Sisters ?
Definition
Baron Hard-up.
Term
In which pantomime does Robin Hood and Maid Marion appear?
Definition
Babes in the Wood.
Term
What is the name of Aladdin's brother ?
Definition
Wishee Washee.
Term
What phrase does the Giant in “Jack and the Beanstalk” use when he can smell Jack ?
Definition
Fe Fi Fo Fum I Smell the Blood of an Englishman.
Term
In pantomime who is Princess Marcella ?
Definition
Sleeping Beauty.
Term
What is the name of Prince Charming's assistant ?
Definition
Dandini.
Term
In which panto does Buttons appear?
Definition
Cinderella.
Term
What is Aladdin's mother called ?
Definition
Widow Twankey.
Term
Who had appeared in panto for 38 consecutive years until 2007 when he won TV's “I'm a Celebrity......” ?
Definition
Christopher Biggins.
Term
What told Dick Whittington to “turn again” ?
Definition
The Bells of London.
Term
In Jack & the Beanstalk what does Jack get in exchange for his cow ?
Definition
Magic Beans.
Term
In Disney's Aladdin the villain was known as JAFFAR but by what name is he traditionally known in panto ?
Definition
Abanazar.
Term
What is the most popular panto ?
Definition
Cinderella.
Term
Which panto was created in 1902 for the comedian Dan Leno?
Definition
Mother Goose.
Term
From what set of stories does the tale of Aladdin originate?
Definition
The Arabian Nights.
Term
From what does the Fairy Godmother create Cinderella's footmen ?
Definition
Mice.
Term
What is Jack's mother normally known as in Jack & the Beanstalk ?
Definition
Dame Trott.
Term
What name is given to the leading man in a panto, usually played by a woman ?
Definition
Principal Boy.
Term
In which panto would you find the character King Rat ?
Definition
Dick Whittington.
Term
From which side of the stage do the “goodies” in a panto normally appear?
Definition
Stage Right.
Term
What alcoholic sauce is usually served with Christmas pudding?
Definition
Brandy Sauce.
Term
Often served at Christmas, what name is given to chipolatas wrapped in bacon ?
Definition
Pigs in blankets.
Term
Meaning literally Christ's Bread, from which European country does Christopsomo originate ?
Definition
Greece.
Term
What is the alcoholic ingredient in a Snowball cocktail?
Definition
Advocaat.
Term
Where would you be if your Christmas dinner consisted of rice and peas, chicken, oxtail and goat curry ?
Definition
Jamaica.
Term
Who created a Christmas pudding for Waitrose in 2010 with a whole orange inside ?
Definition
Heston Blumenthal.
Term
With turkey being practically unknown in which Asian country has KFC become the Christmas treat?
Definition
Japan.
Term
From which vegetable was Frosty the Snowman's nose made from?
Definition
A Carrot.
Term
The French call it “Buche de Noel”, by what name do we know this Christmas dessert?
Definition
A Yule log.
Term
Which fish is popular as a Christmas dish in Eastern Europe ?
Definition
Carp.
Term
What in Germany is Lebkuchen, which is traditionally served in the Christmas season?
Definition
A Christmas biscuit similar to gingerbread.
Term
What spice is usually used to flavour egg-nog ?
Definition
Cinnamon.
Term
What shape is the Belgium sweet bread COUGNON said to represent ?
Definition
The Baby Jesus.
Term
What should be eaten on each of the twelve days of Christmas to bring good luck ?
Definition
A Mince Pie.
Term
Of what is a Norfolk Black a variety ?
Definition
A Turkey.
Term
Traditionally what is hidden inside a rice pudding at Christmas in Sweden ?
Definition
An Almond.
Term
In which area of France would the Christmas meal be finished with Thirteen desserts to represent Jesus and the 12 disciples ?
Definition
Provence.
Term
A favourite for Christmas dinner, by what name do we know the vegetable Brassica oleracea
Definition
Brussels Sprouts.
Term
What would you expect to find in the centre of a STOLLEN?
Definition
Marzipan.
Term
What in the UK was traditionally mixed into the Christmas Pudding to bring good luck to the recipient?
Definition
A Coin [my mum always used silver 3d pieces and latterly 6d pieces – old money, of course!!].
Term
In which Christmas classic is it said that “Every time a bell rings, an angel gets wings” ?
Definition
“It's A Wonderful Life”.
Term
How did “Blackadder's Christmas Carol” differ fundamentally with Dickens' original ?
Definition
Ebenezer [Blackadder] starts off being good but he turns bad after the visits of the ghosts.
Term
Which THREE stars shared the billing with Bing Crosby in “White Christmas” ?
Definition
Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney and Vera Ellen.
Term
Which long running character left Coronation Street on Christmas Day in 1987 to become a housekeeper for a doctor in Derbyshire?
Definition
Hilda Ogden.
Term
Who played Scrooge in “The Muppets Christmas Carol” ?
Definition
Michael Caine.
Term
Which duo dressed as Batman and Robin in their 1996 Christmas special?
Definition
Del and Rodney Trotter [Only Fools and Horses].
Term
In which city was “Miracle on 34th Street” set?
Definition
New York.
Term
What was the name of the character played by Jim Carrey in “Dumb and Dumber” ?
Definition
Lloyd Christmas.
Term
In whose Christmas special did various BBC newsmen perform “There is Nothing Like a Dame” ?
Definition
Morecambe and Wise [1977].
Term
In which 1979 film did Fred Astaire play EIGHT different roles including Father Christmas?
Definition
“The Man in the Santa Claus Suit”.
Term
Which British monarch was the first to broadcast their Christmas message on television?
Definition
Queen Elizabeth II.
Term
In the film “Die Hard 2” which airport did the terrorists take over on Christmas Eve?
Definition
Washington DC [Dulles] Airport.
Term
Which popular Eastender's character died on Christmas Day in 2006 ?
Definition
Pauline Fowler.
Term
Which song from the 1954 movie “White Christmas” was nominated for an Oscar for Best Song?
Definition
“Count Your Blessings [Instead of sheep]”, it lost to “Three Coins in a Fountain”.
Term
Which rock superstar starred in the film “Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence” ?
Definition
David Bowie.
Term
Which UK TV station has since 1993 broadcast an alternative Christmas message featuring such characters as Marge Simpson and President Ahmadinejad of Iran ?
Definition
Channel 4.
Term
The song “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” features in which 1944 musical?
Definition
“Meet Me in St. Louis”.
Term
Which long running TV series features a character called Santa's Little Helper?
Definition
The Simpsons [its Bart's dog].
Term
What present did Harry Potter receive from Hagrid in his first Christmas at Hogwarts?
Definition
A rough cut wooden flute.
Term
Which Welsh singer made her acting début in the 2010 Doctor Who Christmas Special ?
Definition
Katherine Jenkins.
Term
In which country are gifts bought to children on Epiphany Eve by a female Santa Claus named BEFANA ?
Definition
Italy.
Term
In which language is Christmas referred to as NADOLIG ?
Definition
Welsh.
Term
In which German cathedral is there a shrine to the Three Wise Men?
Definition
Cologne.
Term
What is GLOGG, traditionally served at Christmas in Sweden?
Definition
A Mulled Wine.
Term
Which country in 1937 became the first to issue special Christmas greeting stamps?
Definition
Austria.
Term
BOAS FESTAS is the Christmas greeting in which language ?
Definition
Portuguese.
Term
In which country is COUGNOU a sweet bread served for Christmas breakfast ?
Definition
Belgium.
Term
Where would you celebrate Las Posadas, a nine day Christmas celebration ?
Definition
Latin America [principally Mexico & Guatemala].
Term
Eaten prior to the Christmas Eve meal in Poland, what is OPLATKI?
Definition
Christmas Wafer [made from wheat flour and water, shaped into a thin biscuit such as that used in communion].
Term
The Christmas tree in Trafalgar Square in London is an annual gift from the people of Oslo in Norway, when did this custom originate?
Definition
1947 [as a token of gratitude of British support during WW2].
Term
Good King Wenceslas was not actually a king but a duke, over which country was he duke ?
Definition
Bohemia [now part of the Czech Republic].
Term
According to Swedish folklore, which animals pull Santa's sleigh?
Definition
Mountain Goats.
Term
Which country is the largest exporter of Christmas trees?
Definition
Canada.
Term
In which modern country did Saint Nicholas spend most of his life?
Definition
Turkey.
Term
Which North American city started the tradition of a Christmas parade?
Definition
Toronto in 1905.
Term
In which country is JOULUPUKKI the equivalent of Father Christmas?
Definition
Finland.
Term
Where is the first decorated Christmas tree thought to have originated ?
Definition
Riga in Latvia in 1510.
Term
In which country are the Christmas presents delivered by the JOLASVEINAR [or Christmas Goblins] ?
Definition
Iceland.
Term
In which region of the World do JONKONNU parades take place on December 26th ?
Definition
The Caribbean.
Term
From what do Christian children in Syria receive their Christmas presents ?
Definition
A Camel [believed to have been blessed by the Baby Jesus].
Term
How many ingredients did the Catholic Church decree that there should be in a Christmas pudding?
Definition
Thirteen.
Term
What game pie was traditionally eaten in Suffolk for breakfast on Christmas day?
Definition
Rabbit.
Term
What is a baby turkey called?
Definition
Poult
Term
White Christmas, a cake made from coconut, rice and dried fruit, is popular in which country?
Definition
Australia.
Term
"Tai Tai" are biscuits given to good children at Christmas in which country?
Definition
Holland.
Term
Which cheese often eaten at Christmas is known as the King of English cheeses?
Definition
Stilton.
Term
In the 17th century Christmas cake was made to be eaten on what day?
Definition
Twelfth Night.
Term
One may have an "Aperitif" before the Christmas meal, what does this mean in the original Latin?
Definition
To start.
Term
What Christmas sauce is known at Cambridge University as "Senior Wrangler" sauce?
Definition
Brandy butter.
Term
New Zealanders would never serve which meat for Christmas dinner?
Definition
Goose. (Geese are not raised in New Zealand and the Government prohibits the importation of meat products).
Term
Which English Victorian cook wrote the definitive Christmas cookbook?
Definition
Mrs Beeton.
Term
What is a "Pfefferkuchenhaus"?
Definition
A gingerbread house.
Term
What should be eaten on each of the twelve days of Christmas to bring luck for the following year?
Definition
A mince pie.
Term
Where did turkeys originate from?
Definition
North America.
Term
In a traditional mince pie, which ingredient would make it unsuitable for vegetarians?
Definition
Suet.
Term
Who made the eating of mince pies illegal in Britain?
Definition
Oliver Cromwell.
Term
What is the popular name for the Sunday before Advent when it is tradition to make the Christmas pudding?
Definition
“Stir-up” Sunday.
Term
In what country is porridge called "Kukya" eaten on Christmas Eve?
Definition
Russia.
Term
The coconut flavoured cake known as "Bibingka" is a Christmas favourite in which South East Asian country?
Definition
The Phillipines.
Term
At what time did Queen Victoria sit down for Christmas Dinner?
Definition
9pm Christmas Night.
Term
In the film "The Muppet Christmas Carol" which character narrated the story?
Definition
Gonzo the Great.
Term
What brand of water do Del Boy and Rodney attempt to sell in their 1992 Christmas special?
Definition
Peckham Spring.
Term
In "Coronation Street" who nearly choked on a sixpence during Christmas dinner in 1961?
Definition
Ena Sharples.
Term
In which New England state was the 1942 movie "Holiday Inn" set?
Definition
Connecticut.
Term
Who played Fred Claus in the 2007 movie of the same name?
Definition
Vince Vaughn.
Term
Who plays Gideon, the Angel in Disney's 1985 movie "One Magic Christmas"?
Definition
Harry Dean Stanton.
Term
Which song from the 1954 film "White Christmas" was nominated for the Best Song Oscar?
Definition
“Count Your Blessings”.
Term
What was the name of Captain Mainwaring's brother featured in the 1975 "Dad's Army" Christmas episode?
Definition
Barry.
Term
In which year was the Queen's first TV Christmas message?
Definition
1957
Term
What was the name of the boy in the TV film "The Snowman"?
Definition
James.
Term
Who was the first British monarch to broadcast a Christmas message?
Definition
King George V.
Term
In the 1947 film "Miracle on 34th Street”, who played Kris Kringle?
Definition
Edmund Gwen.
Term
Which long running TV series opened with a 1971 episode called "The Homecoming - A Christmas Story"?
Definition
The Waltons.
Term
Which English cricketer won the 2007 "Strictly Come Dancing" Christmas special making a hat trick of wins?
Definition
Darren Gough.
Term
Who killed Dennis Rickman in "Eastenders", on New Year’s Eve 2005?
Definition
Danny Moon.
Term
Who plays Jack Frost in the 2006 movie "The Santa Clause 3"?
Definition
Martin Short.
Term
What came to Cranford in the 2009 Christmas special, "Return to Cranford"?
Definition
The railway.
Term
Which "Happy Days" actor starred in the 1979 movie "An American Christmas Carol"?
Definition
Henry Winkler.
Term
In "Coronation Street", where was Rosie Webster born on Christmas Eve 1990?
Definition
In the back of a taxi cab.
Term
In the 1947 film "Miracle on 34th Street", who played the young girl Susan?
Definition
Natalie Wood.
Term
The carol "Silent Night" was written in which country?
Definition
Austria.
Term
Where did "Good King Wenceslas" rule?
Definition
Bohemia.
Term
What was the last Beatles' Christmas number one?
Definition
“Hello, Goodbye”.
Term
Which Christmas plant has the Latin name"Hedera"?
Definition
Ivy.
Term
Who sang the opening line of "Do They Know It's Christmas" for Band Aid II in 1989?
Definition
Kylie Minogue.
Term
To which city does New York cop John McClane travel to on Christmas Eve in "Die Hard"?
Definition
Los Angeles.
Term
What fruit is used to make a Christingle?
Definition
Orange.
Term
Why did Joseph and Mary travel to Bethlehem?
Definition
To pay their taxes.
Term
Which British group had the last Christmas number one of the seventies?
Definition
Pink Floyd.
Term
What was first brought to Great Britain by William Strickland in 1526?
Definition
Turkeys.
Term
Which European country was the first to issue a Christmas stamp?
Definition
Austria.
Term
How would you make a chestnut into a "Marron glace"?
Definition
Coat it in sugar.
Term
In which German city would you find the shrine of the Magi, said to house the bones of the Three Kings?
Definition
Cologne.
Term
What first went on sale as "Smith's bon-bons"?
Definition
Christmas Crackers.
Term
Which wrestler starred in the 1996 turkey "Santa with Muscles"?
Definition
Hulk Hogan.
Term
Where does the Queen normally spend Christmas Day?
Definition
Sandringham.
Term
Where would you be if your Christmas gifts were bought by "Shengdan Laoren"?
Definition
China.
Term
Which Pope in AD 320 declared December 25th to be Christmas Day?
Definition
Pope Julius I.
Term
Which Saint first performed a nativity play?
Definition
Saint Francis of Assisi.
Term
What didn't The Darkness want to end in their 2003 Christmas hit?
Definition
The bells.