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Multiple-Choice Quiz

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Questions I

  1. At what time on Christmas Day does the UK monarch broadcast to the nation?
  2. Which two of Santa's reindeers share names with meteorological terms?
  3. What links excitable Edgar within Monty the Penguin?
  4. Name the fictional character created by Dr. Seuss that stole Christmas?
  5. How many different flavours are there in a standard tub of Quality Street?
  6. Which pantomime character marries Alice Fitzwarren?
  7. In the poem 'The Night Before Christmas', visions of what danced in children's heads?
  8. The American states of Georgia, Arizona, and Indiana all have towns that share which same Christmassy name?
  9. Popular in Victorian England at Christmas, what is a 'Smoking Bishop'?
  10. In the 1947 Christmas comedy-drama Miracle on 34th Street, which actress plays the little girl brought up not to believe in Santa Claus?
  11. Bob Geldof and Midge Ur wrote the song 'Do They Know It's Christmas?' in which year?
  12. Christmas Island, a territory of the Commonwealth of Australia, is located in which ocean?
  13. Which country was the first to use the tradition of the Christmas tree?
  14. Which Christmas carol based on a poem by English poet Christina Rossetti has been set to music many times, the most famous by Gustav Holst?
  15. Actor Rudolph Walker plays which character in the BBC soap opera EastEnders?


  1. 3pm
  2. Donner and Blitzen (the names mean 'thunder' and 'lightning' in German)
  3. John Lewis Christmas adverts
  4. The Grinch (from How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, a children's book by Dr. Seuss)
  5. 12 different flavours
  6. Dick Whittington
  7. Sugar Plums
  8. Santa Claus
  9. A type of mulled wine
  10. Natalie Wood
  11. 1984
  12. Indian Ocean
  13. Germany
  14. In the Bleak Midwinter
  15. Patrick Trueman

Questions II

  1. What social movement did the first Christmas card shock and scandalise?
  2. The first Christmas cards, the first crackers and the publishing of A Christmas Carol all happened in the same decade of the 1800s - which decade?
  3. My Brother and I and Turkey Dinner were two Christmas Specials of which classic series?
  4. Actress Martine McCutcheon plays a new junior member of the household staff at '10 Downing Street' in which Christmas-themed film? And who directed this film?
  5. Who played the character Lee Christmas in The Expendables series of action films?
  6. On Boxing Day 1991, what was formally dissolved?
  7. Where did Del and Rodney go on holiday in a 1991 Only Fools and Horses Christmas special?
  8. Which famous writer wrote the first ever King's Christmas message? It was for George V in 1932.
  9. The 2013 fantasy film Frozen was inspired by which Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale?
  10. According to (UK) tradition, Christmas decorations should come down on which date in January?
  11. What was created by Robert May in a 1939 booklet?
  12. In the 2011 animated film Arthur Christmas, Santa's high-tech ship has failed to deliver one girl's present; what sort of present is this?
  13. The first Royal Christmas Message was a radio broadcast by King George V in which year?
  14. Which song that featured in the 2001 film Shrek also reached Christmas number one on the UK Singles Chart in 2008?
  15. How many ghosts appear in A Christmas Carol?


  1. The Temperance Society (it showed a family and children drinking wine)
  2. 1840s
  3. Dad's Army
  4. Love Actually. Richard Curtis was the director.
  5. Jason Statham
  6. The Soviet Union
  7. Miami, Florida
  8. Rudyard Kipling
  9. The Snow Queen
  10. 5th January
  11. Rudolph (Rudolph)
  12. A bike
  13. 1932
  14. Hallelujah (Alexandra Burke)
  15. Four