The Christmas countdown has begun… but just how much do you know about the festive season? Here are 15 questions to test your knowledge, so no Googling and don’t ask Alexa. It’s time to get serious…
1 Which carol features the line: “God and sinners reconciled”?
2 Who played Buddy in that festive classic, Elf?
3 In a tin of Quality Street, what’s the green triangle?
4 According to the song, what should your true love be sending you on the seventh day of Christmas?
5 Keeping it musical, in what year did Bob the Builder have the Christmas No 1?
6 In which year was Monty the Penguin the star of the John Lewis Christmas ad?
7 In which country is it popular to eat a certain brand of fried chicken, instead of turkey, on Christmas Day?
8 The Three Wise Men brought gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. What is myrrh?
9 Rudolph is the most famous of Santa’s reindeer. Name the rest.
10 The Queen’s Christmas Day address is a staple of Christmas Day telly. In which year did she tell us of her annus horribilis?
11 It’s popular to bet on the probability of a white Christmas. But what would make the bookies pay out?
12 There are two Christmas Islands. Where are they?
13 In A Christmas Carol, who was the first spirit-like visitor seen by Ebeneezer Scrooge?
14 Which European capital traditionally sends a Christmas tree to London in thanks for the Great Britain’s help in the second World War?
15 When is Twelfth Night?
1 Hark the Herald Angels Sing; 2 Will Ferrell; 3 milk chocolate filled with hazelnut praline; 4 seven swans a swimming (as well as six geese a-laying, five gold rings, four calling birds, three French hens, two turtle doves, and a partridge in a pear tree); 5 Can We Fix It? Was No 1 in 2000; 6 2014; 7 Japan, where Christmas is seen as a day of celebration instead of a religious festival; 8 a fragrant gum resin and spice, used for making perfume; 9 Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner/Donder and Blitzen/Blixem; 10 1992 (Windsor Castle fire, two royal marriage splits); 11 if a single snowflake falls in a specified location, usually the Met Office or Heathrow Airport, during the 24 hours of December 25; 12 Pacific and Indian; 13 Jacob Marley, who told Scrooge to expect the visit of three ghosts; 14 Oslo; 15 January 5.
So how did you do?
0-2: Bah! Humbug!
3-5: Sure you’re not The Grinch in disguise?
6-10: Ok, put the sherry away
11-14: Santa’s little helper
15: You’re the star at the top of the tree!
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