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  1. Which ancient Celts regarded holly as a symbol of fertility and eternal life?
  2. Created in Germany in the 1880s, the first nongreen Christmas trees commercially successful on a large scale were made out of which material?
  3. Which scientist invented the rubber balloon in 1824?
  4. LED Christmas lights are popular - what does LED stand for?

  5. A miniature version of which Jeff Koons sculpture (which sold for a record 58 million dollars in 2013), can be bought as a Christmas tree bauble?
  6. What was invented by accident when an Austrian Erwin Perzy tried to improve the light bulb?
  7. Euphorbia pulcherrima is used in Christmas floral displays, how do we better know this plant?
  8. According to the Oxford Dictionary, which Christmas decoration gets its name from an Old French word meaning "sparkle"?
  9. A Christmas angel as a tree-topper is said to represent which angel from the Nativity of Jesus?
  10. Glass baubles were first invented in which country?
  11. A Christmas tree featuring the world’s very first what, was displayed in 1882 at the home of Edward Hibberd Johnson in New York City?
  12. According to folklore what was created in 1670 by the choirmaster at Cologne Cathedral when wishing to keep children quieter in his church?
  13. In 2017 what did retailler Argos say was "the most cutting-edge trend we've seen this year"?
  14. Which American store was the first to sell manufactured Christmas tree ornaments?


  1. Druids
  2. Aluminium
  3. Michael Faraday
  4. Light-emitting diode
  5. Balloon Dog
  6. Snow globe
  7. Poinsettia
  8. Tinsel (the Old French word is estincele)
  9. Angel Gabriel
  10. Germany
  11. Electric lights

  12. Candy Canes
  13. The upside down Christmas tree
  14. Woolworths

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