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What is Christmas Eve?
Christmas Eve is the evening or entire day before Christmas Day, the festival commemorating the birth of Jesus.
Christmas Eve Quiz
- Which Clement Moore poem first published anonymously in 1823 is often known as "The Night Before Christmas" and "'Twas the Night Before Christmas"?
- In which film does George Bailey's imminent suicide on Christmas Eve brings about the intervention of his guardian angel, Clarence Odbody?
- Which novelty Christmas song written in 1944 by music teacher Donald Gardner contains the lines: "I don't know just who to blame for this catastrophe, but my one wish on Christmas Eve is as plain as can be"?
- Nochebuena is a Spanish word referring to the night of Christmas Eve, what is the literal translation of 'nochebuena'?
- During which war was there an unofficial famous Christmas truce between British and German troops that began on Christmas Eve?
- On 24 December 1968, astronauts aboard which mission surprised the world with a reading from the Book of Genesis as they orbited the Moon?
- On Christmas Eve 2016, actress Liz Smith sadly passed away, but which musician also passed away on the same day?
- Which song was first performed on Christmas Eve 1818 at St Nicholas parish church in Oberndorf, a village in present-day Austria?
- In which country is a a Midnight mass named Pasterka celebrated by Roman Catholics during Christmas between 24 and 25 December?
- In 2009, Vatican officials scheduled what to start at 10 pm so that Pope Benedict XVI would not have too late a night?
- On December 24, 1814, the United States and Great Britain sat down to sign a famous peace agreement ending which war?
- In which film does John McClaine battle terrorists who have seized control of an airport on Christmas Eve?
- Which country invaded Afghanistan on December the 25th, 1979?
- On Christmas Eve 1951 which African country gained independence under King Idris?
- In which film do a man played by John Cusack and a woman played by Kate Beckinsale meet on Christmas Eve and reunite a decade later on the same day?
- A Christmas Carol opens on a bleak, cold Christmas Eve in London, seven years after the death of which business partner of Ebenezer Scrooge?
- A Visit from St. Nicholas
- It's a Wonderful Life
- All I Want For Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth
- Good night
- World War I
- Apollo 8
- Rick Parfitt of Status Quo (also author Richard Adams died on Christmas Eve, 2016)
- Silent Night
- Midnight Mass
- War of 1812
- Die Hard 2
- The Soviet Union
- Jacob Marley