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Alternative Christmas Quiz


  1. How much did a 3 pound jar of Quality Street cost as seen in a 1983 Woolworth's TV advert? To help, 3 pounds equals 1360 grams and a standard tub today weighs 600 grams. Did it cost: (a) £2.99, (b) £3.99, or (c) £4.99?
  2. What Christmassy nickname is sometimes given to Los Angeles?
  3. Home Alone was the second-highest-grossing film of 1990, behind which Jerry Zucker directed film?

  4. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex bought a mansion in 2020 close to which Californian city?
  5. The first example of the what term was in 1775, when American clergyman Jonathan Boucher wrote a poem about the drink?
  6. How many days are there between Christmas and Epiphany?
  7. What name links a rock band described as "the female Bon Jovi" and one of Santa's reindeers?
  8. Which Instagram knitter delivered the alternative Christmas message for Channel 4 in 2021?
  9. A typical advent calendar contains how many boxes?
  10. What was the first name of Dr. Jones, a fictional nuclear physicist who appeared in the James Bond film The World is Not Enough?
  11. Which fictional character in The Pickwick Papers is said to be the the character that made Charles Dickens famous?
  12. Father Christmas is a character in which 1950's fantasy novel for children?
  13. Which British confectionery brand, creator of the Kit Kat, offered the first festive selection boxes?
  14. At the age of 13, who sang "Walking in the Air" for the 1982 animated film, The Snowman?
  15. Which game has a die with the numbers 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, and 64 printed on it?
  16. The word Xmas has its origins in which language?
  17. Greek astronomer George Banos proposed in 1979 that the Christmas star the Three Wise Men followed was actually which planet?
  18. In Germany, which song is the most successful Christmas single of all time?
  19. Brussels sprouts grow on on a plant with which colour flowers?
  20. Phoolgobhi is the Hindi for which vegetable?
  21. Can you translate the French phrase: "Joyeux Noel et Bonne Annee"?
  22. What is Buzz Light year's famous four word catchphrase in the Toy Story films?


  1. (c) £4.99
  2. Tinsel Town
  3. Ghost
  4. Santa Barbara
  5. Eggnog
  6. 12 days (Epiphany is on Januarty 6)
  7. Vixen
  8. Tom Daley
  9. 24 boxes
  10. Christmas (Dr. Christmas Jones)
  11. Sam Weller
  12. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (by C. S. Lewis)
  13. Rowntree's
  14. Peter Auty
  15. Backgammon
  16. Greek
  17. Uranus
  18. Last Christmas
  19. Yellow
  20. Cauliflower
  21. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
  22. "To Infinity and Beyond!"