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25 Hard Christmas Quiz Questions


Questions

  1. How many different flavours are there in a standard tub of Quality Street?
  2. 'Christmas won't be Christmas without any presents' is the opening line to which classic novel?
  3. The General Post Office stopped delivering letters in England and Wales on Christmas Day at the start of which decade?
  4. What does the acronym LED mean on fairy lights?
  5. Popular in Christmas floral displays, the poinsettia is an indigenous flower to which large country?
  6. In which country was Boxing Day renamed Day of Goodwill in 1994?
  7. Which female singer sang first on Band Aid II's "Do They Know It's Christmas?" in 1989?
  8. Leonard Bernstein conducted a historic performance on 25 December 1989 to celebrate what?




  9. "I Wanna Be Santa Claus" is a studio album by which former Beatle?
  10. Which Scottish singer-songwriter was born on Christmas Day, 1954?
  11. The biggest Christmas Day UK TV audience ever recorded was in 1989 when nearly 22 million watched the UK premiere of which film?
  12. Early versions of which tradition was started in Germany in 1903 by publisher Gerhard Land?
  13. At the beginning of the first ever episode of The Simpsons, which song is sung by the children of Springfield Elementary school at their annual Christmas pagent?
  14. What was the first song played in space?
  15. Clara, the eldest child of Mr and Mrs Stahlbaum, is given what sort of wooden doll by her godfather on Christmas Eve?
  16. Which British scientist started the first Royal Institution Christmas Lecture in 1825?
  17. The Christmas card was invented in the same year Charles Dickens wrote A Christmas Carole - in which decade of the 1800s?
  18. Members of which religious reform movement banned Christmas in Boston from 1659 to 1681?
  19. Which EU country with a modern-day population of about 10 million was founded on Christmas Day 1000 by King Stephen I?
  20. Who wrote A Child's Christmas in Wales?
  21. The movie White Christmas was set mostly in which American state?
  22. Watching cartoons involving which cartoon character is a Christmas tradition in Sweden?
  23. For over 70 years, which British city has received a gift of a Christmas tree from the Norwegian city of Bergen for gratitude for its friendship during WWII?
  24. What old Christmas tradition signals to people passing by that the residents of a house are Christian?
  25. Which company's use of Santa Claus in advertisements in the 1930s cemented the image of the modern Santa?

Answers:

  1. 12
  2. Little Women
  3. Light Emitting Diode
  4. 1960s (1960)
  5. Mexico
  6. South Africa
  7. Kylie Minogue
  8. Fall of the Berlin Wall
  9. Ringo Starr
  10. Annie Lennox
  11. Crocodile Dundee
  12. Advent Calendars
  13. O Little Town of Bethlehem
  14. Jingle Bells
  15. Nutcracker doll
  16. Michael Faraday
  17. 1840s (1843)
  18. Puritans
  19. Hungary
  20. Dylan Thomas
  21. Vermont





  22. Donald Duck
  23. Newcastle-upon-Tyne
  24. Candles in window
  25. Coca-Cola