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Xmas Quiz


  1. The first Christmas trees were decorated with which fruit?
  2. This Christmas, what will often travel around the world while staying in its corner?
  3. In the first ever episode of The Simpsons, Homer gets mad at Bart and Lisa for adding their own lyrics to which Christmas song?
  4. Which character was played by Edmund Gwenn in 1947 and Richard Attenborough in 1994? We need the exact name for the point.

  5. In 2011, the British Trust for Ornithology asked members to suggest names for the collective noun for a group of robins. The winning word was:
    (a) BREAST, (b) ROUND, (c) BRUSH, or (d) RABBLE
  6. Who got his own slot on This Morning in 2021 to pick the best Xmas jumpers?
  7. What was the surname of Tiny Tim, from Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol?
  8. Xmas is a common abbreviation of the word Christmas, but which language does this come from?
  9. Dawn Ralph aged 9, became the youngest featured performer on any UK Christmas number one by singing which song?
  10. Which modern day country is Saint Nicholas said to originate from?
  11. Which traditional Christmas food is also the nickname of Lieutenant Nick Bradshaw?
  12. In which film is Billy Bob Thornton a criminal who dresses up as Santa Claus in order to rob stores?
  13. Which three words come next in the following lyrics: "Brightly shone the moon that night, though the frost was cruel, when a poor man came in sight..."?
  14. What's the name of the tiny village in West Wales that many people visit to get its postage stamp on their Christmas cards?
  15. Buck's Fizz is an alcoholic cocktail made of how many parts champagne, to orange juice:
    (a) two parts champagne, to one part orange juice, (b) three parts champagne, to one part orange juice (c) four parts champagne, to one part orange juice


  1. Apples
  2. Postage stamps
  3. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
  4. Kris Kringle (Miracle on 34th Street)
  5. (b) ROUND (breast came second, blush third, and rabble fourth)
  6. Gyles Brandreth
  7. Cratchit
  8. Greek (the "X" comes from the Greek letter Chi)
  9. There’s No-one Quite Like Grandma (St. Winnifred’s Choir)
  10. Turkey
  11. Goose (the character Bradshaw's nickname in the film Top Gun)
  12. Bad Santa
  13. Gathering Winter fuel (Good King Wenceslaus)
  14. Bethlehem (Carmarthenshire) (It was named after the chapel in the vilage)
  15. (a) two parts champagne, to one part orange juice

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