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50 Questions

  1. Which country sends a Christmas tree to Trafalgar Square, each year?
  2. What fruit when stored alongside Christmas cake helps keep it moist?
  3. Who plays Scrooge in The Muppet Christmas Carol?
  4. "Good King Wenceslas" is a Christmas carol that tells a story of a Bohemian king. In which modern-day city is Wenceslas Square?
  5. Which British group wished it could be Christmas every day?
  6. The Christmas Oratorio was written for the Christmas season of 1734 by which German composer?




  7. The November 1887 edition of Beeton's Christmas Annual introduced which character for the first time?
  8. Can you name the now rather well-known contestant who appeared in the Christmas Day 1983 edition of the BBC TV game show Blankety Blank?
  9. In which country is it traditional to have a KFC meal on Christmas Day?
  10. Which retailer's 2014 Christmas advert featured the story of Christmas Day in 1914, when German and British soldiers called a truce to play football and exchange gifts?
  11. Which British city annually hosts the largest German Christmas Market outside of Germany and Austria?
  12. What time is the Queen’s speech traditionally broadcast?
  13. With 'over 30 sayings', what was the must have toy for Christmas 1996?
  14. Can you solve the following festive anagram: Drastic charms?
  15. In which country did the tradition of Christmas trees first begin?
  16. Traditionally, what name was given to the Sunday when families gather together in the kitchen of their homes to mix and steam Christmas pudding?
  17. Which Christmas carol sung by Bing Crosby is the third best-selling single of all-time?
  18. Which 2004 Christmas comedy film is based on the John Grisham novel Skipping Christmas?
  19. Which American actor, Oscar winner and cultural icon was born on Christmas Day in 1899?
  20. What is the French word for Christmas?
  21. In the popular Christmas movie Home Alone, to which country did Kevin's parents go on holiday?
  22. Invented in Nuremberg around 1610, what has individual parts called lametta?
  23. What first appeared in a 1939 booklet written by Robert May?
  24. Which Italian artist painted The Mystical Nativity? The artist's name means "little barrel".
  25. Which two Muppets from Sesame Street share their names with the policeman and the taxicab driver in the film It's a Wonderful Life?
  26. The Christmas favourite of 'Piggies in Blankets' is chipolata sausages wrapped in what?
  27. In October 2012, Merry Christmas, Baby was the first Christmas album by which London born singer-songwriter?
  28. Which American state's Spanish translation means 'covered in snow'?
  29. What are you eating if you are enjoying 'March Bread'?
  30. Name Scrooge's dead business partner in A Christmas Carol?
  31. What sort of animal is Snowball in George Orwell's Animal Farm?
  32. Which single was a UK Christmas number one in both 1975 and 1991?
  33. In Victorian England who were nicknamed robins because of their red uniforms?
  34. Which Christmas plant takes its name from the first US Minister to Mexico?
  35. How many Christmas number one singles have the Spice Girls achieved?
  36. In which pantomime does Wishee Washee appear?
  37. In 1847 what did Tom Smith, a London confectioner, invent?
  38. Bethlehem is a tiny village in which UK country?
  39. Who composed 'Auld Lang Syne'?
  40. "Are you hanging up a stocking on your wall?" is the first line to which Christmas song?
  41. In which pantomime would you find the character King Rat?
  42. Patra, the birthplace of the original Santa Claus, St Nicholas, is in which modern country?
  43. If you were born on Christmas Day, what's your star sign?
  44. 'Christmas won't be Christmas without any presents' is the opening line from which classic novel?
  45. The song White Christmas was first performed in which Bing Crosby film?
  46. Which monarch was crowned on Christmas Day in Westminster Abbey?
  47. In 'The Twelve Days Of Christmas', what were there eight of?
  48. 'Driving Home For Christmas' was a hit single for which singer in 1988?
  49. What colour are the berries of the European mistletoe plant?
  50. Who, with a 1990s UK Christmas Singles Chart hit, will star in The Chrysalis Theatre, Milton Keynes' pantomime Peter Pan in December 2021?





Answers:

  1. Norway
  2. Apple
  3. Michael Caine
  4. Prague
  5. Wizzard
  6. Johann Sebastian Bach
  7. Sherlock Holmes (or Doctor Watson)
  8. Captain Sir Tom Moore
  9. Japan
  10. Sainsbury's
  11. Birmingham
  12. 3pm
  13. Buzz Lightyear
  14. Christmas card (solved anagram question)
  15. Germany
  16. Stir-up Sunday
  17. Silent Night
  18. Christmas with the Kranks
  19. Humphrey Bogart
  20. Noel
  21. France
  22. Tinsel
  23. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
  24. Sandro Botticelli
  25. Bert and Ernie
  26. Bacon
  27. Rod Stewart
  28. Nevada
  29. Marzipan
  30. Jacob Marley
  31. Pig
  32. Bohemian Rhapsody
  33. Postmen
  34. Poinsettia
  35. Three
  36. Aladdin
  37. Christmas Crackers
  38. Wales
  39. Robert Burns
  40. Merry Xmas Everybody (by Slade)
  41. Dick Whittington
  42. Turkey
  43. Capricorn
  44. Little Women
  45. Holiday Inn
  46. William the Conqueror or Wiliam I
  47. Maids-a-milking
  48. Chris Rea
  49. White
  50. Mr. Blobby