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A merry Christmas & a happy & prosperous 2017.
Angels & Angelas
1 The evil Weeping Angels appear in which TV series?
2 Golfer Angel Cabrera, who has won the US Open & the Masters, is from which South American country?
3 Who played gangster Rocky Sullivan in the classic 1938 film Angels with Dirty Faces?
4 What was the surname of Charlie who employed Charlie’s Angels on TV?
5 Famous Angelas – Star of Murder She Wrote, Singing & dancing newsreader & presenter, German Chancellor?
Christmas Food & Drink
6 Which panto character shares his name with a brand of children’s confectionery?
7 Which edible product of the Castanea Sativa tree is traditionally eaten at Christmas time?
8 Which animal product is used in traditional mince pie recipes making them unsuitable for vegetarians?
9 Traditionally, how many ingredients should be used to make a Christmas pudding?
10 Which 3 spices are most commonly used when making mulled wine?
Christmas TV & Film
11 What was the Christmas TV special starring Shrek called?
12 Which 2009 British Christmas film starring Martin Freeman featured the kids of St Bernadettes Catholic School?
13 When Andre Previn appeared on the Morecambe & Wise Christmas Show which composer’s piano concerto were they playing?
14 Which star of West Side Story appeared as a 9 year old in the 1947 film Miracle on 34th Street?
15 Can you name 3 roles voiced by Tom Hanks in the Polar Express?
On Christmas Day
16 Which famous drummer received his first drum kit in Christmas Day 1957?
17 Which country’s leader & his wife were executed on Christmas Day 1989?
18 Which actress from Crossroads was given her name because she was born on Christmas Day?
19 Where was King George V when he gave his first Christmas Day message?
20 On which 3 days of the year do Americans consume the most food?
Christmas General Knowledge
21 What throat infection might you get if you eat Christmas decorations?
22 What is the reindeer known as in North America?
23 What was hung on Christmas trees at one time to represent the Garden of Eden?
24 “So I took him by his left leg & threw him down the stairs” are the last lines of which nursery rhyme?
25 On which musical instrument might you play a paradiddle?
26 Who founded the National Viewers and Listeners Association in 1964?
27 Who hosts the daytime quiz show Tipping Point?
28 What should you cut into the base of Brussels Sprouts to keep the devil out?
29 Which food is mentioned in the carol We Wish You a Merry Christmas?
30 The must-have toy a while back was a Furby – until they learnt English they only spoke Furbish – true or false?
1 Doctor Who
3 James Cagney
5 Lansbury, Rippon, Merkel
10 Cloves, cinnamon (or mace) & nutmeg
11 Shrek the Halls
14 Natalie Wood
15 Santa Claus, Conductor, Father, Hobo, Scrooge, Hero boy (as an adult)
16 Ringo Starr
18 Noele Gordon
20 Christmas Day, Thanksgiving & Superbowl Sunday
24 Goosy Goosey Gander
26 Mary Whitehouse
27 Ben Shepherd
29 Figgy Pudding
Q On the 8th August 2003, the last This Is Your Life was broadcast – which British singer (with a Christmas connection) was the subject of the show?
A Aled Jones
Note: There was a This Is Your Life special in 2007 with Trevor MacDonald
Number Guess (nearest wins)
Q In 2010 in the Netherlands, Lidl manufactured the longest ever stollen – how long in feet was it?
A 237 feet
Here are 300 Christmas themed questions to keep you going over the next week or two. Some have been posted before in various places.
1 “A dog is for life, not just for Christmas” was introduced in an advert in 1978 for which charity?
2 “Attaboy Clarence” are the last words spoken in which classic Christmas film?
3 “Chestnuts Roasting” (The Christmas Song) says that “folks dressed up like …. ” which race of people?
4 “They sold me a dream of Christmas They sold me a silent night” is from which Christmas song?
5 “They’ve got cars big as bars, they’ve got rivers of gold” is from which Christmas hit?
6 “Top to toe in tail backs, I got red lights all around” is from which Christmas song?
7 According to the 12 days of Christmas, how many of the 12 presents given were definitely female?
8 According to the UK National Meteorological Office what year (prior to 2007) was the last White Christmas in Britain?
9 Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, Sinbad The Sailor and Aladdin all derive from which collection of Middle East tales?
10 American cartoonist Thomas Nast is credited with creating the traditional image of which popular Christmas character?
11 An orange is used to make a Christingle – what does it represent?
12 And all the bells on earth shall ring, on Christmas day in the morning…’ is from which Christmas carol?
13 Anthony Hopkins was the narrator of which Jim Carrey Christmas film?
14 At Christmas in 1814, the last Frost Fair was held in London – but precisely where?
15 At which city’s airport was the film Die Hard 2 set on Christmas Eve?
16 Baron Hardup is the biological father of how many children?
17 Before the tradition of hanging stockings up at Christmas what did Dutch children hang by the fireside?
18 Born Christmas day 1908, by what name was gay icon author of The Naked Civil Servant popularly known?
19 Brandy is made from distilling what?
20 Charles Dickens is said to have considered the names Little Larry and Puny Pete for which character?
21 Charles Perrault wrote whose book of Fairy Tales which included Puss In Boots, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty and Red Riding Hood?
22 Child star Jimmy Boyd sang which popular 1950’s Christmas song, which was initially banned by the Catholic Church in Boston because it supposedly mixed sex and Christmas?
23 Choirboy Peter Auty sang the film version of which song later recorded as a hit record by Aled Jones?
24 Christmas Crackers is cockney rhyming slang for which part of the male anatomy?
25 Christmas Crackers was the first Christmas edition of which popular UK comedy series?
26 Christmas Island, in the Indian Ocean, is a territory of which country?
27 Cliff Richard’s last 3 number ones were all at or near Christmas (1988 1990 & 1999) – name them
28 Does the Fairy Godmother come on stage right or stage left?
29 Dressed as which pantomime villain did Leslie Grantham, allegedly, indulge in sex play on his webcam in 2004?
30 Driving Home For Christmas was a 1988 hit single for which singer?
31 Euphorbia pulcherrima is better known as which Christmas plant?
32 Fe Fi Fo Fum I smell the blood of an Englishman is a classic line from which pantomime?
33 From what does the month of December take its name?
34 From which country does the poinsettia plant originate?
35 From which Judy Garland musical does the song Have Yourselves a Merry Little Christmas come?
36 From which town did the Grinch steal Christmas?
37 Full of Eastern Promise’ is an advertising slogan of what exotically positioned chocolate product?
38 Gwyl San Steffan is the name for 26th December (St Stephen’s Day or Boxing Day) in which country?
39 Has a song with the words Santa Claus in the title ever been a No 1 single in the UK?
40 How does Good King Wenceslas like his pizza?
41 How many courses are there traditionally in a Ukrainian Christmas Eve supper?
42 How many gifts are given in total in the song The Twelve Days of Christmas?
43 How many official white Christmases were there in the 20th century – 9, 12 or 15?
44 How many points does a snowflake have?
45 How many times do you sing Jingle in one chorus of Jingle Bells?
46 How many times is Christmas mentioned in the song Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow?
47 How were the Goons walking for Christmas in 1956?
48 In 2004, the post office of which country gave away twenty million free scented stickers, to make Christmas cards smell like fir trees, cinnamon, gingerbread or honey wax?
49 In America what kind of canned pie filling is the biggest seller at Christmas?
50 In Charles Dickens’ novel A Christmas Carol, who was Scrooge’s dead business partner?
51 In Jack & the Beanstalk, Jack receives beans in exchange for what?
52 In Mexico, it is said that wearing what colour/colour underwear on New Year’s Eve ensures finding new love the following year: Yellow; Green; Red; or Brown?
53 In my all-time favourite film “It’s a Wonderful Life” what happens “Every Time a Bell Rings”?
54 In pantomime who was the son of mustafa a poor tailor of China?
55 In pantomime, what is Aladdins surname?
56 In Pantomime, who is Princess Marcella?
57 In the 12 Days of Christmas how many Lords were leaping?
58 In the film Babe, which Christmas song does Babe sing?
59 In the inspirational 1946 film, It’s a Wonderful Life, what’s the name of George Bailey’s guardian angel?
60 In the original pantomimes, what were breeches roles?
61 In the pantomime Aladdin what was the name of Aladdin’s brother?
62 In the Snowman & the Snowdog shown at Christmas, which article of clothing were the Snowdog’s ears made from?
63 In the Snowman what is the name of the little boy?
64 In the song Let It Snow what is the weather described as?
65 In the song The Twelve Days of Christmas, ‘…my true love brought to me nine…’ what?
66 In the song The Twelve Days of Christmas, how many pipers are there?
67 In the song ‘The Twelve Days Of Christmas’, how many swans were a-swimming?
68 In the story of Cinderella what was transformed into a coach & which creatures were turned into the horses?
69 In traditional pantomime who is the sweetheart of Harlequin?
70 In Victorian England what people were popularly called robins because of their red uniforms?
71 In what country, the world’s seventh largest by geographical area, is Christmas known as Bada Din (the big day)?
72 In what year was Band-Aid’s Do They Know It’s Christmas the UK Christmas chart-topping record?
73 In which century was the first panto produced in the UK?
74 In which Christmas carol does this line feature: “Bring me flesh, and bring me wine, bring me pine logs hither”?
75 In which Christmas pantomime does buttons appear?
76 In which Christmas song do you “make the Yule-tide gay”?
77 In which Christmas story do the people of Whoville have Roast Beast for Christmas?
78 In which city was the Salvation Army founded?
79 In which country does Santa have his own personal postcode HOH OHO?
80 In which country is it a tradition to hide all brooms in the house on Christmas Eve?
81 In which country, an archipelago of 6,852 islands, is it considered inappropriate to send red Christmas cards?
82 In which European country is it said that finding a spider web on Christmas morning brings good luck, and so Christmas trees are decorated with artificial spider webs?
83 In which European country is it said that malicious goblins called Kallikantzoroi troublesome pranks at Christmas?
84 In which fictional land is it always winter but never Christmas?
85 In which film did Jim Carrey play Lloyd Christmas?
86 In which panto does the character King Rat appear?
87 In which Pantomime does Idle Jack appear?
88 In which pantomime would you meet a ticking crocodile?
89 In which TV comedy was Christmas cancelled due to Tommy Slocombe’s tunnelling?
90 In which year did Frank Bruno retire after losing to Mike Tyson leaving him plenty of time for Panto?
91 In which year was the first pantomime produced in Britain?
92 Its name will ring a bell with members of the legal profession; in 1716 which London theatre put on England’s first pantomime ?
93 Jackie Wilson’s re-issued song Reet Petite became the 1986 UK Christmas number one after helping to advertise what brand?
94 John Callcott Horsley designed what first commercial Christmas item in 1843?
95 Kiritimati, the first inhabited place to experience each New Year, is more commonly known as what?
96 La Befana is the legendary character who delivers Christmas presents to children in which country?
97 Mary’s Boy Child was number one in the UK twice – once by Johnny Mathis and then by who in 1978?
98 Marzipan is made (conventionally in the western world) mainly from sugar and the flour or meal of which nut?
99 Medieval English Christmas pantomimes did not include which character – St. Nicholas, The Bold Slasher, Father Christmas or The Turkish Knight?
100 Nadolig Llawen’ means Merry Christmas in which western European language?
101 Name the two administrative and ex-colonial regions of China for whom Christmas day (as at 2010) remains a legal public holiday, whereas in the main country it is not?
102 Olibanum is an alternative name for which Christmas gift?
103 Olive the Other… (what?)’, is a Christmas book by Vivian Walsh and J Otto Seibold: Reindeer; Snowman; Otter; or Orangutan?
104 On which date is Epiphany celebrated in the traditional Western calendar?
105 On which type of tree does mistletoe commonly grow in the UK?
106 Pine needles are said to be a good source of which vitamin?
107 Presepe in Italy refers to what Christmas tradition?
108 Puny Pete was one of the names Dickens considered for Tiny Tim in A Christmas Carol?
109 Quaid-e-Azam’s Birthday is a 25th December celebration in which country?
110 Scrooge never celebrated Christmas – what was his clerk called in A Christmas carol by Dickens?
111 The 1954 movie White Christmas was the first to be made using what new Paramount film format?
112 The 1980 Christmas number one single There’s No-one Quite Like Grandma was written as a tribute to which famous Grandma?
113 The character Jack Skellington appears in which 1993 Tim Burton film?
114 The Christmas period of 1813-14 saw the last what in London?
115 The druids believed which Christmas plant was sacred?
116 The early pagan religious winter festival celebrated by archaic Scandinavian people is still referred to in what alternative word for the Christmas season?
117 The Feast of the Holy Name of Jesus on or around 1 January celebrates specifically what happening to the baby Jesus?
118 The first singing radio commercial, which aired in the US on Christmas Eve 1926, was for which brand: Rolex; BMW; Wheaties; or Durex?
119 The fortified wine drink Sherry is named after what town?
120 The last lines of a pantomime have two traditions associated with them – name either?
121 The Latin word meaning ‘coming’ gave us what term which still refers to the Christmas period, and also to a particular tradition popular with children?
122 The Nordic countries (Denmark, Sweden, Norway notably) tend to celebrate Christmas chiefly on which date?
123 The North Pole, said to be Santa’s home, is located in which ocean?
124 The song White Christmas was first performed in which 1942 film?
125 The surname Chandler derives from the making or selling of what?
126 The Twelve Days of Christmas feature which comedy chat show host?
127 The Twelve Days of Christmas features the surname of which character from Crossroads?
128 The Twelve Days of Christmas features the surname of which female comedian?
129 The Twelve Days of Christmas features which brand of soap and beauty products?
130 The Twelve Days of Christmas features which sports ground?
131 The USA’s official National Christmas Tree is in which National Park?
132 The words “Myrrh is mine, its bitter perfume breathes of life, of gathering gloom…” come from which Christmas carol?
133 Three Kings Day’ is known by what numerical name in Britain?
134 Traditional in Germany at Christmas, what sort of food is stollen?
135 True or false – Santaclaustrophobia is fear of Christmas?
136 Under which Puritan leader did the English parliament pass a law banning Christmas in 1647?
137 US President Franklin Pierce introduced what to White House Christmas tradition in 1856?
138 Very loosely related to Christmas, the predatory animal ‘uncia uncia’ is better known by what name?
139 What 2 spices (both start with C) are used to give mulled wine its distinctive flavour?
140 What 2 words are normally pre-printed on Christmas gift tags?
141 What 3 ingredients do you need to make a snowball for your gran at Christmas?
142 What animal is Snowball in George Orwell’s book Animal Farm?
143 What animal is the Scandinavian Christmas Julbock symbol?
144 What are all farmyard animals supposed to be able to do on Christmas Eve?
145 What are the names of the 3 Santa’s reindeer starting with the letter D?
146 What are the names of the Two Little Boys in Rolf Harris’s 1969 Christmas Number One?
147 What bird was Elizabeth 1 eating when she was told of the defeat of the Spanish Armada?
148 What British spacecraft was lost on Mars at Christmas 2003?
149 What celebratory receptacle is falsely claimed to have been modelled on the breast of Marie Antoinette?
150 What changed in 1752 which caused England to have a White Christmas less frequently thereafter?
151 What Christmas item was invented by London baker and wedding-cake specialist Tom Smith in 1847?
152 What Christmas-time song did James Pierpont compose in 1857?
153 What colour are the berries of the mistletoe plant?
154 What creature, noted for feeding on its berries, is linked by name to the mistletoe plant?
155 What date is St Stephen’s Day?
156 What day of the week was Christmas day in the year 2000 (in the conventional western calendar)?
157 What did Dirty Den give Angie on Christmas Day, 1986?
158 What did Harry Potter get for his first Christmas at Hogwarts?
159 What did Santa Claus win in 1964?
160 What did Scottish students take from Westminster Abbey on Christmas day 1950?
161 What do Americans call an ice lolly?
162 What do you get if you cross Santa with a duck?
163 What does Cinderella’s Fairy Godmother turn into a coach?
164 What does the Man on the Moon receive for Christmas in the John Lewis advert?
165 What drink advert launched the slogan ‘The Right One’ in 1970?
166 What drink invented by Francis Showering has a fawn mascot?
167 What English title to we know the hymn Adeste Fidelis?
168 What former Egyptian president was born on Christmas day in 1918?
169 What is a baby Turkey more correctly called, other than a chick?
170 What is Babycham made from?
171 What is New Year’s Eve called in Scotland?
172 What is odd about the principal boy and the dame in a pantomime?
173 What is the birth sign of people born on 25 December?
174 What is the chemical formula of snow?
175 What is the English title of the carol written in 1818 by Austrian priest Josef Mohr originally called Stille Nacht?
176 What is the first word in Slade’s Merry Christmas Everybody?
177 What is the name of Dorothy Gale’s dog in The Wizard of Oz?
178 What is the name of Jack’s cow in Jack & the Beanstalk?
179 What is the name of Prince Charming’s best friend?
180 What is the name of the cake traditionally eaten in Italy at Christmas?
181 What is the name of the cow in the pantomime Jack and the Beanstalk?
182 What is the name of the father of Cinderella and The Ugly Sisters?
183 What is the occupation of the Seven Dwarfs who befriend Snow White?
184 What is the popular name for little baked sausages wrapped in rashers of streaky bacon?
185 What is the surname of Jim Carrey’s character in the Dumb & Dumber films?
186 What is the surname of the family in the 1989 film ‘National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation’?
187 What is the title of biggest selling Christmas single, globally?
188 What is Virgil Hilts’ nickname in the film The Great Escape?
189 What kind of Merry Christmas did a cute group of environmentalists want us to have in 1974?
190 What name is given to the leading male role in a pantomime, usually played by a woman?
191 What nationality are these pantomime characters – Aladdin/Jack (& the Beanstalk)/Ali Baba?
192 What nationality is Ali Baba in the pantomime?
193 What nationality is Jack in Jack & the Beanstalk?
194 What nationality was Aladdin?
195 What nickname for Hollywood sounds Christmassy?
196 What Paul McCartney hit song video featured the First World War Christmas Truce meeting of German and British soldiers in no-man’s land between the front line trenches?
197 What red-blooming Christmas plant came originally from Mexico?
198 What song topped the UK charts at Christmas in 1957 and in a medley version in 1978?
199 What sort of animal is Snowball in George Orwell’s Animal farm?
200 What told Dick Whittington to ‘turn again’?
201 What toy was Arnold Schwartzenegger searching for in Jingle All the Way?
202 What was banned by Cromwell in 1647 for 12 years?
203 What was Bill Murray’s profession in the film Scrooged?
204 What was Girls Aloud’s 2002 UK Christmas number one single?
205 What was Mr. Bean looking for when he got his head stuck in the turkey?
206 What was Queen’s 1984 Christmas single called?
207 What was the cyclone named that hit Darwin, Australia, in Christmas 1974?
208 What was the full name of the Christmas Shrek TV special?
209 What was the name of the character played by Robbie Coltrane in the TV series Cracker?
210 What was the title of the first Christmas TV special Peanuts cartoon?
211 What was the weather like on Christmas Eve when Rudolph has to help Santa out?
212 When I Marry Mr. Snow is from which Rodgers & Hammerstein musical?
213 When making Christmas Pudding in which direction should you stir it – clockwise or anti-clockwise?
214 When the Julian calendar was switched to the Gregorian calendar how many days were dropped?
215 When was the Queen’s 1st Christmas broadcast 1953 1955 or 1957?
216 Where does snow have to fall to be an official white Christmas?
217 Which 1980 Christmas top 10 hit begins Hey Mr. Churchill comes over here?
218 Which 4 letter freshwater fish is traditionally eaten on Christmas Day in Germany?
219 Which actor called off Christmas in Robin Hood Prince of Thieves?
220 Which actress singer who charted with Santa Baby and starred as Catwoman died on Christmas day 2008?
221 Which actress won an Oscar for her role in the 1993 film The Piano?
222 Which American-born English poet, having first names Thomas Stearns, wrote the poem The Cultivation Of Christmas Trees?
223 Which Apollo mission spent Christmas Day orbiting the moon in 1968?
224 Which author and creator of Jekyll and Hyde, gave his birthday by formal deed to Anne Ide because she disliked her own birthday of December 25th?
225 Which British monarch (born 1865, died 1936) introduced the custom of giving thousands of Christmas puddings to staff?
226 Which charity in 1949 was the first to produce a Christmas card?
227 Which Christmas carol includes the lyrics ‘…To save us all from Satan’s power, when we were gone astray..’?
228 Which Christmas carol mentions figgy pudding?
229 Which Christmas carol was sung by soldiers on both sides of the trenches in WW1 at Christmas 1914?
230 Which Christmas character was created by Robert L. May in 1939?
231 Which Christmas condiment is made from fruit sometimes referred to as marshworts?
232 Which Christmas decoration was originally designed for French soldiers?
233 Which Christmas dish originates from a Celtic recipe called fromarty?
234 Which Christmas slogan was introduced by Clarissa Baldwin of Dogs Trust in 1978?
235 Which Christmas song is played at the end of Die Hard 2?
236 Which Christmas song was a number one for Boney M in 1978?
237 Which country calls Christmas NADOLIG?
238 Which country did St Nicholas come from?
239 Which country traditionally supplies the Christmas tree for Trafalgar Square?
240 Which European capital city presents a Christmas tree for Trafalgar Square every year?
241 Which European country’s leader & his wife were executed by firing squad on Christmas Day 1989?
242 Which famous Christmas film is set in a town called Bedford Falls?
243 Which famous clown pioneered the use of pantomime dames during the 19th century?
244 Which famous comedy double-act partner made the first ever UK mobile phone call, New Year’s Day, 1985?
245 Which fictional character was so mean at Christmas because his heart was 2 sizes too small?
246 Which film takes place at Nakatomi Plaza on Christmas Eve?
247 Which hit has been in the Top 100 singles over Christmas 20 times since 1973?
248 Which Hollywood star stopped believing in Santa at 6 years old when, in a department store, Santa asked for an autograph?
249 Which hugely popular actor was born on Christmas day 1899?
250 Which king of England was crowned on Christmas Day?
251 Which members of the Royal family switched on the Christmas lights in Tetbury Gloucestershire in2012?
252 Which nursery rhyme features Christmas Pie?
253 Which of the Wise Men was said to have brought the gift of gold for the baby Jesus?
254 Which pantomime character marries Alice Fitzwarren?
255 Which pantomime character shares their name with a brand of children’s confectionary?
256 Which Pantomime character slaps his thigh every time he speaks his name?
257 Which pantomime contains the goose that lays the golden egg?
258 Which Pantomime features the character Maid Marion?
259 Which poem written by Clement Moore was originally titled A Visit from Saint Nicholas?
260 Which politician appeared on the 2010 Strictly Christmas show?
261 Which popular poem was alternatively known as A Visit from St Nicholas?
262 Which river did George Washington cross on Christmas night in 1776 in the American Revolutionary War?
263 Which singer appeared in the 1983 film Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence?
264 Which song did all the BBC presenters perform with Morecambe & Wise at Christmas 1977?
265 Which song was the first Christmas song to be sung from space in 1965?
266 Which southern central US state, whose capital city has the same name, was the last to recognize Christmas as an official holiday?
267 Which token vegetable is often included in the ingredients of a Christmas pudding?
268 Which traditional Christmas plant was once so revered by early Britons that it had to be cut with a golden sickle?
269 Which traditional pantomime features a character called Dandini?
270 Which two pantomimes did Cliff Richard record soundtracks of in the 60s?
271 Which two states in the US have towns called Christmas?
272 Which UK band wished it could be Christmas everyday?
273 Which US President banned Christmas trees from the White House?
274 Which wooden bat, originally used as a prop by the character Harlequin, came to give its name for a type of comedy used in pantomime?
275 Which word, associated with Christmas comes from a Greek word meaning ‘we can act anything’?
276 White Christmas is the most recorded song ever, which Russian born American citizen wrote it?
277 White Christmas, a cake made of coconut, crisped rice and dried fruit, is popular in which country?
278 Who are open 24hrs a day and expect 25,000 phone calls over the Christmas period?
279 Who are the four ghosts in Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol?
280 Who composed the music known as The Nutcracker Suite, for the Christmas themed ballet The Nutcracker, premiered in St Petersburg, 1892?
281 Who eat the Gingerbread House?
282 Who is regarded as the first Christian martyr?
283 Who is the central businessman character in the film It’s a Wonderful Life?
284 Who is the narrator in the 2000 film The Grinch Who Stole Christmas?
285 Who played Santa Claus in Miracle on 34th Street in 1994?
286 Who played Santa Claus in The Santa Clause in 1994?
287 Who took the Babes into the Wood?
288 Who took When a Child is Born to number one at Christmas 1976?
289 Who was said to have presented the baby Jesus with Frankincense?
290 Who was the first British monarch to broadcast a Christmas message to the nation?
291 Who was the male co-star with Bing Crosby in White Christmas
292 Who wrote Auld Lange Syne?
293 Who wrote How the Grinch Stole Christmas?
294 Who, with a 118-inch waist, topped the UK charts @ Christmas 1993?
295 Whose postcode is XM45HQ?
296 Why are Christmas trees rubbish at knitting?
297 Why did nobody bid for Donner & Blitzen on eBay?
298 Why is there only 25 letters in the Christmas alphabet?
299 Would an icicle be classed as a stalagmite or a stalactite?
300 Yorkshireman William Strickland is believed to have brought the first what to Britain from North America in 1526?
1 Dog’s Trust
2 It’s A Wonderful Life
4 I Believe in Father Christmas
5 Fairytale of New York
6 Driving Home for Christmas
7 4 – French Hens Geese a laying Maids Milking Ladies Dancing
9 The Arabian Nights
10 Santa Claus (Father Christmas)
12 I Saw Three Ships
13 The Grinch Who Stole Christmas
14 On the frozen Thames
15 Washington (Dulles)
16 One (Ugly sisters are adopted)
18 Quentin Crisp (born Denis Charles Pratt)
20 Tiny Tim – A Christmas Carol
21 Mother Goose’s
22 I saw Mommy kissing Santa Claus
23 Walking in the Air (from The Snowman)
25 Only Fools and Horses
27 Mistletoe & Wine/Saviour’s Day/Millennium Prayer
28 Stage right
29 Captain Hook
30 Chris Rea
32 Jack & the Beanstalk
35 Meet Me in St Louis
37 Fry’s Turkish Delight
40 Deep pan, crisp & even
41 Twelve (each one is dedicated to an apostle)
50 Jacob Marley
51 His Mother’s cow
53 An angel gets its wings
55 Twankey (his mother was widow Twankey)
56 Sleeping Beauty
58 Jingle Bells
59 Clarence (Oddbody)
60 Male roles played by women
61 Wishy Washy
65 Ladies dancing
68 Pumpkin & mice
73 18th (1717)
74 Good King Wenceslas
76 Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
77 How the Grinch Stole Christmas
85 Dumb and Dumber
86 Dick Whittington
87 Dick Whittington
88 Peter Pan
92 Lincoln’s Inn (Theatre)
93 Levi’s (Levi Strauss & Co)
94 Christmas card
95 Christmas Island
96 Italy (Befana loosely means a witch)
97 Boney M
99 St. Nicholas
101 Hong Kong and Macau
104 6th January
107 Nativity scene (literally meaning crib)
110 Bob Cratchitt
112 Queen Mother (She was 80 in 1980)
113 The Nightmare before Christmas
114 Christmas Fair on a frozen River Thames
116 Yule (or Yule-tide)
120 They should be in rhyming couplets and they should never be spoken in rehearsal
122 24th December
123 Arctic Ocean
124 Holiday Inn
126 (Alan) Partridge
131 King’s Canyon National Park, California
132 We Three Kings of Orient Are
133 Twelfth Night
136 Oliver Cromwell
137 Christmas tree
138 Snow Leopard
139 Cinnamon & Cloves
140 To and From
141 Advocaat Lemonade Lime Juice
142 A pig
143 Goat (precisely a Yule Goat)
145 Donner, Dancer, Dasher
146 Jack & Joe
148 Beagle 2
149 Champagne coupe
150 The calendar
151 Christmas cracker
152 Jingle Bells
154 Mistle thrush
155 26th December
157 Divorce papers
158 Invisibility Cloak
159 The Derby
160 The Coronation Stone (or Stone of Scone, or Stone of Destiny)
162 Christmas Quacker
163 A Pumpkin
167 O Come All Ye Faithful
168 Anwar Sadat
172 They’re both played by a member of the opposite sex
175 Silent Night
176 Are (you hangin up a stocking…)
181 Old Buttercup
182 Baron Hardup
184 Pigs in blankets
187 White Christmas (by Bing Crosby)
188 The Cooler King
190 Principal Boy
192 Iraqi (Arab)
195 Tinsel Town
196 Pipes of Peace
198 Mary’s Boy Child (Harry Belafonte and Boney M, respectively)
200 The Bells of London
203 TV Executive
204 Sound of the Underground
205 His watch
206 Thank God it’s Christmas
208 Shrek the Halls
210 A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965)
216 On the roof of the London Met office
217 Stop The Cavalry – Jona Lewie
219 Alan Rickman
220 Eartha Kitt
221 Holly Hunter
222 T S Eliot
223 Apollo 8
224 Robert Louis Stevenson
225 King George V
227 God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
228 We Wish You a Merry Christmas
229 Silent Night
231 Cranberry sauce
233 Christmas Pudding
234 A Dog Is For Life, Not Just For Christmas
235 Let it Snow x 3
236 Mary’s Boy Child
242 It’s a Wonderful Life
243 Joseph Grimaldi
244 Ernie Wise
245 The Grinch
246 Die Hard
247 Merry Christmas Everybody – Slade
248 Shirley Temple
249 Humphrey Bogart
250 William I
251 Charles & Camilla
252 Little Jack Horner
254 Dick Whittington
256 Dick Whittington
257 Jack & the Beanstalk
258 Babes in the Wood
259 The Night Before Christmas
260 Vince Cable
261 Twas The Night before Christmas
263 David Bowie
264 There is Nothing Like a Dame from South Pacific
265 Jingle Bells
270 Aladdin and Cinderella
271 Arizona & Florida
273 Theodore Roosevelt
274 Slap Stick
276 Irving Berlin
279 Christmas Past, Christmas Present, Christmas Yet to Come, and Jacob Marley
281 Hansel and Gretel
282 St Stephen
283 George Bailey (played by James Stewart)
284 Anthony Hopkins
285 Richard Attenborough
286 Tim Allen
287 Their Father
288 Johnny Mathis
290 George the Fifth (in 1932)
291 Danny Kaye
292 Robert Burns
293 Dr Seuss
294 Mr. Blobby
295 Santa Claus
296 They’re always losing their needles
297 Because they were two deer
298 Because there’s “Noel”
1 Dressed as vagrants, which song did Judy Garland & Fred Astaire sing in Easter Parade?
2 What colours are Paddington Bear’s hat & coat & which family did he live with?
3 Which sportswear company is named after the 10th letter of the Greek alphabet?
4 Originally, all British motorways were numbered the same as the A road they were meant to take traffic from – true or false?
5 In Bananarama’s 1984 hit, which film star was waiting?
6a Which Roman Emperor invaded Britain in 55 BC?
6b In which Carry On film did he appear played by Kenneth Williams?
7 Which countries stamps have Suomi & Helvetia on them?
8 What combination of a colour & a month was the name of Palestine terrorist group founded in the 70’s?
9a In which country is the island of Bali?
9b Bora Bora in the Pacific is a colony of which European country?
10 The Sealed Knot Society re-enact battles from which war?
11 What were the first 2 films to win 11 Oscars?
12a Who was executed in York in 1739 for stealing a horse?
12b Which Royal was executed in Fotheringay Castle on the 7th February 1587?
12c Which serial killer was executed on 15th July 1953 at Pentonville Prison for his wife’s murder although he killed many women?
13 Which Italian football club did Paul Gascoigne play for?
14 Who lost his seat in Parliament in a by-election recently after resigning over the 3rd Heathrow runway?
15 In which 4 TV sitcoms did Richard Beckinsale appear?
16a Harry, Albert, Sam & Jack were the first names of the founders of which film production company?
16b Which film studio was founded with the collaboration of DW Griffith, Douglas Fairbanks, Mary Pickford & Charlie Chaplin?
17 Who delivered the Gettysburg Address & in which US State was he when he delivered it?
18 Who was the original presenter of The Old Grey Whistle Test?
19 Michael O’Leary is the head of which travel business?
20 Whose postcode is XM45HQ?
21 Within a year when did these Soaps begin on TV – Coronation Street, Eastenders, Crossroads?
22 Which French designer made Madonna’s famous cone shaped bra in 1990?
23 Which 2 football teams won the European Cup on 3 consecutive occasions in the 70s?
24 What was Lady Gaga’s dress made from at the 2010 MTV Music awards?
25 Diane Fossey was most famous for her work with which animals?
26 What are the surnames of these TV cop pairings – Christine & Mary-Beth, Andy & Peter, Rachel & Janet?
27 Who were the top 3 Formula One teams in the 2016 Championship?
28 Does it make sense to combine 2 lots of selenium with one of nitrogen – yes or no?
29 Who had hits with The House That Jack Built & Don’t Stop The Carnival in the 60’s?
30 Quality Street or Cadbury’s Roses?
Strawberry Delight, Golden Barrel, Chocolate Toffee Finger, Hazel Swirl
1 A Couple of Swells
2 Red & Blue & the Browns
4 True – M1/A1, M5/A5 etc.
5 Robert De Niro
6a Julius Caesar
7 Finland & Switzerland
8 Black September
9b France (French Polynesia)
10 English Civil War
11 Ben-Hur & Titanic
12a Dick Turpin
12b Mary Queen of Scots
12c John Christie
14 Zac Goldsmith
15 The Lovers, Porridge, Rising Damp, Going Straight (accept Bloomers too)
16a Warner Brothers
16b United Artists
17 Lincoln in Pennsylvania
18 Bob Harris
20 Santa Claus
21 1960, 1985, 1964
22 Jean-Paul Gaultier
23 Ajax & Bayern Munich
26 Cagney & Lacey, Dalziel & Pascoe, Scott & Bailey
27 Mercedes, Red Bull, Ferrari
28 Yes (Se & N are the chemical symbols)
29 Alan Price Set
30 Quality Street, Roses, Quality Street, Roses
Q Whose 2010 Christmas album was the first one ever to top the UK charts?
A Susan Boyle (The Gift)
Q How high in feet was the largest ever cut Christmas tree?
A 221 feet in Seattle in 1950
1 Which disease was known historically as consumption?
2 In which century did the Black Death kill around 200 million people worldwide?
3 In 2013, which disease caused over 10,000 deaths in Guinea, Liberia & Sierra Leone?
4 Who played Sam Daniels in the 1995 film Outbreak about a virus called Motoba?
5 Which 3 diseases does the MMR vaccine protect against?
6 Traditionally, what profession is a leprechaun?
7 Which 60’s TV series was centred on the crew of the Spindrift which crash landed on an unknown planet?
8 In feet & inches, what was the minimum height for policewomen in the UK up to the 1990’s?
9 Little Children was a UK number one for which group in 1964?
10 Who is smaller – Morecambe or Wise, Ant or Dec, Posh Spice or Scary Spice?
11 Which game of patience is named after the area in Canada where a famous gold rush occurred?
12 How many cards do the contestants have to turn over successfully to win the car in the final in Play Your Cards Right?
13 In the original game of Happy Families, what is the name of the butcher’s family?
14 In which 1965 film does Steve McQueen play Eric “The Kid” Stoner a young poker player?
15 How many cards are initially dealt to each player in these card games – bridge, gin rummy, baccarat?
16 The name of which African animal is the name of the restaurant chain sold by Tesco’s this year to Northern Foods?
17 Which Shakespeare play is the only one with an animal in the title?
18 Which literary teenage character was created by Sue Townsend in 1982?
19 Michael Willson played a Gladiator on TV for many years as which reptile Gladiator?
20 Who had hits with these songs – 20th Century Boy 1973, Eternal Flame 2001, Stickwitu 2005?
21 “You shop we drop” is marked on the delivery vans of which supermarket?
22 What part did Don Johnson play in Miami Vice?
23 Tony Greig was captain of the England cricket team during the 70’s – in which country was he born?
24 John Dryden was the first person in 1668 to hold which post appointed by the monarch?
25 The Brenner Pass connects Austria to which other country?
26 Name either of the sequels to The Matrix?
27 Which TV quiz show hosted by Ant & Dec shares its name with a Lady Gaga number 1 single?
28 In how many films did Pierce Brosnan play James Bond?
29 What was the first name of the author H G Wells?
30 King John did not sign the Magna Carta in 1215 – true or false?
2 14th Century
3 Ebola virus
4 Dustin Hoffman
5 Measles, mumps & rubella
7 Land of the Giants
8 5 ft. 4 ins.
9 Billy J Kramer 7 the Dakotas
10 Wise, Dec, Scary Spice
14 The Cincinnati Kid
15 13, 10, 2
17 The Taming of the Shrew
18 Adrian Mole
20 T Rex, Atomic Kitten, Pussycat Dolls
22 James “Sonny” Crockett
23 South Africa
24 Poet Laureate
26 Reloaded & Revolutions
27 Poker Face
29 Herbert (George)
30 True – he added his seal
Q A loveliness is the name for a group of which creatures?
Q In which year was the first coffee shop opened in England?
A 1650 (in Oxford)