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In the UK it is traditionally believed that eating a what each day of the twelve days of Christmas brings happiness the following year: Sausage; Mince Pie; Carrot; or Turkey drumstick?Mince pie
In the song The Twelve Days of Christmas, how many pipers are there?Eleven
Who are the four ghosts in Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol?Christmas Past, Christmas Present, Christmas Yet to Come, and Jacob Marley
Which British monarch (born 1865, died 1936) introduced the custom of giving thousands of Christmas puddings to staff?King George V
Which Christmas carol includes the lyrics '...To save us all from Satan's power, when we were gone astray..'?God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
Pine needles are said to be a good source of which vitamin?Vitamin C
What Paul McCartney hit song video featured the First World War Christmas Truce meeting of German and British soldiers in no-man's land between the front line trenches?Pipes of Peace
Christmas Crackers was the first Christmas edition of which popular UK comedy series?Only Fools and Horses
Charles Dickens is said to have considered the names Little Larry and Puny Pete for which character?Tiny Tim - A Christmas Carol
Traditional in Germany at Christmas, what sort of food is stollen?Cake
In the song 'The Twelve Days Of Christmas', how many swans were a-swimming?Seven
In Charles Dickens' novel A Christmas Carol, who was Scrooge's dead business partner?Jacob Marley
What is the birth sign of people born on 25 December?Capricorn
In which city was the Salvation Army founded?London (1865, orginally the Christian Mission, William Booth)
Peter Auty sang Walking In The Air in what film?The Snowman
The early pagan religious winter festival celebrated by archaic Scandinavian and Germanic people, later absorbed into Christmas celebrations, is still referred to in what alternative word for the Christmas season?Yule (or Yule-tide)
Who was said to have presented the baby Jesus with Frankincense?Balthazar
White Christmas, a cake made of coconut, crisped rice and dried fruit, is popular in which country?Australia
London's Trafalgar Square Christmas tree is traditionally given by which country?Norway
How many courses are there traditionally in a Ukrainian Christmas Eve supper?Twelve (each one is dedicated to an apostle)
Name the original eight reindeers?Comet, Cupid, Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Donner, Blitzen
What was Queen's 1984 Christmas single called?Thank God it's Christmas
What is the English title of the carol written in 1818 by Austrian priest Josef Mohr originally called Stille Nacht?Silent Night
Very loosely related to Christmas, the predatory animal 'uncia uncia' is better known by what name?Snow Leopard
What is the popular name for little baked sausages wrapped in rashers of streaky bacon?Pigs in blankets
American cartoonist Thomas Nast is credited with creating the traditional image of which popular Christmas character?Santa Claus (Father Christmas)
What is New Year's Eve called in Scotland?Hogmanay
The character Jack Skellington appears in which 1993 Tim Burton film?The Nightmare before Christmas
Which actress singer who charted with Santa Baby and starred as Catwoman died on Christmas day 2008?Eartha Kitt
Born Christmas day 1908, by what name was gay icon author of The Naked Civil Servant popularly known?Quentin Crisp (born Denis Charles Pratt)
What is the title of biggest selling Christmas single, globally?White Christmas (by Bing Crosby)
How many gifts are given in total in the song The Twelve Days of Christmas?364
Which traditional Christmas plant was once so revered by early Britons that it had to be cut with a golden sickle?Mistletoe
What drink invented by Francis Showering has a fawn mascot?Babycham
What is the name of the cake traditionally eaten in Italy at Christmas?Panettone
Yorkshireman William Strickland is believed to have brought the first what to Britain from North America in 1526?Turkey
Who banned Christmas in England between 1647 and 1660?Oliver Cromwell
What Christmas item was invented by London baker and wedding-cake specialist Tom Smith in 1847?Christmas cracker
Which US President banned Christmas trees from the White House?Theodore Roosevelt
Which famous comedy double-act partner made the first ever UK mobile phone call, New Year's Day, 1985?Ernie Wise
Before the tradition of hanging stockings up at Christmas what did Dutch children hang by the fireside?Shoes
The North Pole, said to be Santa's home, is located in which ocean?Arctic Ocean
Who composed the music known as The Nutcracker Suite, for the Christmas themed ballet The Nutcracker, premiered in St Petersburg, 1892?Tchaikovsky
'Full of Eastern Promise' is an advertising slogan of what exotically positioned chocolate product?Fry's Turkish Delight
What Christmasitem takes its name from the old French word estincelle, meaning spark?Tinsel
Child star Jimmy Boyd sang which hugely popular 1950's Christmas song, which was initially banned by the Catholic Church in Boston because it supposedly mixed sex and Christmas?I saw Mommy kissing Santa Claus
On which date is Epiphany celebrated in the traditional Western calendar?6th January
From which country does the poinsettia plant originate?Mexico
In Victorian England what people were popularly called robins because of their red uniforms?Postmen
Which Christmas condiment is made from fruit sometimesreferred to as marshworts?Cranberry sauce
Which Christmas slogan was introduced by Clarissa Baldwin of Dogs Trust in 1978?A Dog Is For Life, Not Just For Christmas
Which poem written by Clement Moore was originally titled A Visit from Saint Nicholas?The Night Before Christmas
John Callcott Horsley designed what first commercial Christmas item in 1843?Christmas card
Which two states in the US have towns called Christmas?Arizona and Florida
Who was the first British monarch to broadcast a Christmas message to the nation?George V (in 1932)
After leaving Bethlehem, to which country did Joseph, Mary, and Jesus travel?Egypt
'And all the bells on earth shall ring, on Christmas day in the morning...' is from which Christmas carol?I Saw Three Ships
What is the surname of the family in the 1989 film 'National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation'?Griswold
What is a baby Turkey more correctly called, other than a chick?Poult
In which country is it a tradition to hide all brooms in the house on Christmas Eve?Norway (according to legend, witches would steal them otherwise)
What did Dora Bryan want for Christmas in 1963?A Beatle
In which Decade did Bing Crosby’s ‘White Christmas’ first enter the UK Charts?1970’s
What did John Lennon’s ‘Happy Christmas’ have in brackets in 1980?War is Over
According to Adam Faith, what was in a Christmas Shop in 1960?Lonely Pup
Who said ‘Please come home for Christmas’ in 1994?Bon Jovi
Which ‘Christmas Rock’ has been a hit for Max Bygraves and Chubby Checker with Bobby Rydell?Jingle Bell Rock
Who wished ‘It could be Christmas Every Day’ in 1973?Wizzard
What was Johnny Mathis’s 1976 Christmas Hit?When a Child is born
What kind of Merry Christmas did a band of environmentalists wish us in 1974?Wombling Merry Christmas
Who said ‘All I want for Christmas is you’ in 1994?Mariah Carey
Which Snowman did the Cocteau Twins sing about in 1993?Frosty
The winner of which show 2005-07 also had the UK Christmas #1?X-Factor
Which Christmas #1 from Dave Edmunds was his only ever #1 hit?I Hear You Knockin’
Who covered The Carpenters’ “Santa Claus is comin’ to town” in 1985?Bruce Springsteen
“Sound of the Underground” was the first Christmas #1 for which group?Girls Aloud
Name the Westlife song which was the last Christmas #1 of the 20th Century?I Have A Dream / Seasons In The Sun
Where was Santa Claus according to Spitting Image in 1986?On the Dole
What did Bob the Builder ask if he could ‘fix’ in 2000?It
What were The Spice Girls saying with their 1998 Christmas #1?Goodbye
Who pleaded with Santa Baby in the 1990’s?Madonna
Who sang with The Smurfs on ‘Christmas in Smurfland’ in 1978?Father Abraham
Robbie Williams and Nicole Kidman covered whose #1 ‘Something Stupid’?Frank and Nancy Sinatra
Which Johnny Mathis classic was the 1976 Christmas #1 Hit?When A Child Is Born
Whose ‘Christmas Alphabet’ went to #1 in 1955?Dickie Valentine
Who had ‘White Christmas’ on the other side of ‘Too Risky’?Jim Davidson
Can you name the School Choir who topped the charts at Christmas 1980?St Winifred’s
Who had a ‘Wonderful Christmas Time’ in 1979?Paul McCartney & Wings
What were Mud ‘The Christmas’ in their 1974 Christmas #1 Hit?Lonely
Which Comedian was “Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree” in 1987?Mel Smith
What is the theme song from The Snowman?Walking In The Air
What Christmas greenery has symbolic ties to Christ's flight to Egypt to avoid Herod?Rosemary
What county of Britain is a major supplier of turkeys for Christmas Dinner?Norfolk
What sort of charms should be mixed into plum pudding?Silver
Who is generally regarded as the inventor of Christmas Cards?Sir Henry Cole
According to legend when did the custom of Christmas Trees come to Britain?800s
Who invented the modern custom of kissing under the mistletoe at Christmastime?British
What Norse deity is associated with Yule Logs?Thor
What is the traditional time for mass on Christmas Day?Midnight
What is often used to garnish a plum pudding?Holly
What were Christmas Crackers originally known as?Cossacks
Which way is the proper way to stir the filling for a minced pie?Clockwise
What Christmas greenery has symbolic ties with Christmas?Holly
What Springtime bird is often featured on Christmas Cards, particularly Victorian cards?Robin
In which Ocean is Christmas Island?Indian
This characters name is now a synonym for ‘greedy miser’. What is the name of the greedy miser in Charles Dicken’s AScrooge
Christmas Carol?Turquoise
What is the birth stone colour for someone born on Christmas Day?Myra
Where was Saint Nicholas a Bishop?Angels
Finish the line from ‘O Come All Ye Faithful’. ‘Born the King of ________’?Strength
Originally a pagan symbol, what does holly symbolise in a Christian context?They spell C H R I S T M A S
What is the connection between all or part of the above 9 questions?Rudolph (the Red-Nosed Reindeer)
What Legendary Christmas Character did creator Robert Lewis May bring to life in 1939?Elf
What 2003 Christmas Film sees 'Buddy' transported to the North Pole as a toddler and raised to adulthood by Santa's elves?Ivy
Finish the title of this traditional British Folk Christmas carol, 'The Holly and the ____'?Nativity
What play is popular at Christmas and recounts the story of the birth of Jesus?Dickens
A Chrismas Carol is a book by author Charles ______. Who?Eggnog
A popular Christmas Beverage made with ingredients including bourbon, milk and grated nutmeg?Epiphany
How is Three Kings Day better known?Rockefeller
In New York City, which famous centre is transformed into a huge ice rink?Squirrel
In National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation movie, what creature did the Griswold family discover living in their Christmas Tree?They spell R E I N D E E R S
Which Monty Python song was released by members of the Coronation Street cast for Christmas 1995?Always Look on the Bright Side of Life
What would be your star sign if you were born on Christmas Day?Capricorn
Who were the two composers of Do They Know It's Christmas?Bob Geldof and Midge Ure
Armchairs Thefts have what festive connection?Father Christmas (Anagram)
Who had the Christmas number one in 1963 with I Want to Hold Your Hand?The Beatles
In the Christmas carol, which line follows, "God rest ye merry, gentlemen"?“Let Nothing You Dismay”
Beneath which parasitic plant do people traditionally kiss at Christmas?Mistletoe
In the book Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone what did Mrs Weasley make for Christmas for Harry Potter?Jumper
Which 1990 film was about a young boy, inadvertently left behind at Christmas when his parents go on holiday?Home Alone
What was the letter "H" for in Dickie Valentine’s 1955 hit, Christmas Alphabet?“Happiness”
The North Pole, said to be Santa's home, is located in which ocean?Arctic Ocean
Marzipan is made mainly from sugar and the flour or meal of which nut?Almond
Which Christmas condiment is made from fruit sometimes referred to as marshworts?Cranberry Sauce
Which Christmas slogan was introduced by Clarissa Baldwin of Dogs Trust in 1978?A Dog Is For Life, Not Just For Christmas
In the UK it is traditionally believed that eating a what each day of the twelve days of Christmas brings happiness the following year?Mince Pie
Who composed the music known as The Nutcracker Suite, for the Christmas themed ballet The Nutcracker, premiered in St Petersburg, 1892?Tchaikovsky
In which country, the largest of its continent, is it said that finding a spider web on Christmas morning brings good luck, and so Christmas trees are decorated with artificial spider webs?Ukraine
Charles Dickens is said to have considered the names Little Larry and Puny Pete for which character?Tiny Tim (A Christmas Carol)
In Mexico, it is said that wearing what colour underwear on New Year's Eve ensures finding new love the following year?Red
In which country does Santa have his own personal postcode HOH OHO?Canada