Christmas Pub Quiz

Christmas Quiz 3 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. Which song was Christmas number one in the UK in 2014?

Something I Need – Ben Haenow

2. Which King of England was the first to broadcast a Christmas message to the nation?

George V (in 1932)

3. In ‘A Christmas Carol’ by Charles Dickens, which of the ghosts does not speak to Ebenezer Scrooge?

The Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come

4. In which fictional land was it ‘always winter but never Christmas’?

Narnia

5. The names of how many reindeer are listed in ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas’ by Clement Clarke Moore?

8 (Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner/Donder and Blitzen)

6. The first what was commissioned by Sir Henry Cole and designed by John Callcott Horsley in 1843?

Christmas card

7. In which country was the carol ‘Silent Night’ written?

Austria

8. Which actress played the young ‘Cindy Lou Who’ in the year 2000 film ‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas’?

Taylor Momsen

9. What is Father Christmas called in France?

Père Noël

10. What is the full name of the character played by Macaulay Culkin in Home Alone?

Kevin McCallister

 

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Christmas Quiz 2 – Round 1 – Picture Round

Christmas Picture Round – The following are all pictures of European capital cities around Christmas time. Can you name the city?

 

 

 

1. Prague

By Hynek Moravec (Self-photographed) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/) or CC BY 2.5 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by /2.5)], via Wikimedia Commons

2. Berlin

Berlin Konzerthaus at night 1,” © 2006 Ethan Linsdey, used under a Creative Commons Attribution license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

3. Bern

Christmas in Bern,” © 2011 Karsten Seiferlin, used under a Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

4. Madrid

Cibeles contemplando Madrid // Cibeles watching Madrid,” © 2008 Guzmán Lozano, used under a Creative Commons Attribution license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

5. Copenhagen

Tivoli Gardens – Entrance,” © 2006 charley1965, used under a Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

6. Tallinn

Tallinn Christmas Market,” © 2010 Ari Helminen, used under a Creative Commons Attribution license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

7. Paris

Notre Dame at Yuletide,” © 2006 Peter Rowley, used under a Creative Commons Attribution license: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

8. Helsinki

Merry Christmas!,” © 2006 Petteri Sulonen, used under a Creative Commons Attribution license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

9. Edinburgh

Playfair steps, Edinburgh,” © 2010 Claire Knights, used under a Creative Commons Attribution license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

10. Rome

Christmas in Rome,” © 2006 Victoria Reay, used under a Creative Commons Attribution license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

 

Christmas Film Quiz

Christmas Quiz 2 – Round 2 – Christmas Films

Christmas Film Quiz – We will give you the name of three actors. In which Christmas film did they star together?

 1. Will Ferrell, James Caan and Zooey Deschanel.

Elf

2. Martin Freeman, Ashley Jensen and Pam Ferris.

Nativity!

3. Albert Finney, Edith Evans and David Collings.

Scrooge (1970)

4. Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Belushi and Sinbad.

Jingle All the Way

5. Vince Vaughn, Reese Witherspoon and Sissy Spacek.

Four Christmases

6. Jim Carrey, Taylor Momsen and Christine Baranski.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas

7. Macaulay Culkin, Tim Curry and Brenda Fricker.

Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

8. Bill Nighy, Colin Firth and Liam Neeson.

Love Actually

9. Richard Attenborough, Elizabeth Perkins and Jane Leeves.

Miracle on 34th Street

10. James Stewart, Donna Reed and Henry Travers.

It’s A Wonderful Life

 

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Christmas Lyrics Quiz

Christmas Quiz 2 – Round 3 – Christmas Songs

Christmas Lyrics Quiz – can you name the song from which the lyrics have been taken?

1. “Everybody knows a turkey and some mistletoe help to make the season bright.”

The Christmas Song – Nat King Cole

2. “I don’t want a lot for Christmas, there is just one thing I need.”

All I Want for Christmas is You – Mariah Carey

3. “I could have been someone, well so could anyone.”

Fairytale of New York – Pogues and Kirsty MacColl

4. “Hey, Mr Churchill comes over here to say we’re doing splendidly.”

Stop the Cavalry – Jona Lewie

5. “To save us all from Satan’s power, when we were gone astray.”

God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (Carol)

6. “Next year I could be just as good, if you check off my Christmas list.”

Santa Baby – Eartha Kitt

7. “Welcome to my Christmas song, I’d like to thank you for the year.”

Step into Christmas – Elton John

8. “When you’re skating in the park, if the snow cloud makes it dark.”

I Wish it Could Be Christmas Every Day – Wizzard

9. “Feigning joy and surprise at the gifts we despise, over mulled wine with you.”

Christmas Time (Don’t Let the Bells End) – The Darkness

10. “What will your Daddy do when he sees your Mama kissin’ Santa Claus?”

Merry Xmas Everybody – Slade

 

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Merry Christmas in Different Languages

Christmas Quiz 2 – Round 4 – Christmas Language

This quiz is all about wishing Merry Christmas in different languages. In which language are these ‘Merry Christmas’ wishes?

1. Joyeux Noël

French

2. Buon Natale

Italian

3. Nadolig Llawen

Welsh

4. Mutlu Noeller

Turkish

5. Feliz Navidad

Spanish

6. God Jul

Swedish/Norwegian

7. Frohe Weihnachten

German

8. Wesołych Świąt

Polish

9. Mele Kalikimaka

Hawaiian

10. Kala Christouyenna

Greek

 

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Christmas Food Quiz

Christmas Quiz 2 – Round 5 – Christmas Food and Drink

Christmas Food Quiz – How well do you know your Christmas food?

1. Visions of which sweet foodstuff danced in children’s heads as they slept, according to Clement Clarke Moore’s poem ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas?

Sugar-plums

2. In Oaxaca City, Mexico, ‘Noche de rábanos’ is celebrated every 23rd December. Which food gives this festival its name?

Radish (Night of the Radishes – Mexican craftsmen create carvings from root vegetables)

3. Approximately how many turkeys were purchased at Christmas 2013 in the UK; 1 million, 10 million or 20 million?

10 million

4. What is a  ‘Bûche de Noël’, commonly eaten in France at Christmas?

Yule Log (cake/chocolate log or similar acceptable)

5. On which ‘feast’ did Good King Wenceslas step out, according to the well-known hymn?

Feast of Stephen (St. Stephen’s Day/26th December in UK)

6. What would you be drinking if you had ‘Glühwein’?

Mulled Wine

7. Which type of sweet bread loaf, which originated in Milan, is traditionally eaten at Christmas in Italy and many other European countries?

Panettone

8. Which Christmas food is it considered good luck to eat one of on each of the 12 days of Christmas?

Mince Pies

9. As the clock chimes midnight to ring in the New Year, a Spanish tradition involves eating twelve of what – one for each chime?

Grapes

10. Which type of tree was the partridge sitting in, according to a well-known Christmas song?

Pear

 

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Christmas Quotes

Christmas Quiz 2 – Round 6 – Christmas Quotes

Christmas Quotes Quiz – Who made these Christmas-related quotes? In the case of those appearing within a work of literature we are looking for the writer and not the character.

1. “I stopped believing in Santa Claus when I was six. Mother took me to see him in a department store and he asked for my autograph.”

Shirley Temple

2. “My mother-in-law has come round to our house at Christmas seven years running. This year we’re having a change. We’re going to let her in.”

Les Dawson

3. “Unless we make Christmas an occasion to share our blessings, all the snow in Alaska won’t make it white.”

Bing Crosby

4. “Always winter but never Christmas.”

C.S. Lewis (The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe)

5. “The main reason Santa is so jolly is because he knows where all the bad girls live.”

George Carlin

6. “Maybe Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas… perhaps… means a little bit more!”

Dr Seuss (How the Grinch Stole Christmas)

7. “I once bought my kids a set of batteries for Christmas, with a note on it saying ‘toys not included'”

Bernard Manning

8. “First of all, I’ve been having a wonderful run of luck with cover albums, songs I didn’t write. I had five pop cover albums and two Christmas albums and they were all very successful.”

Barry Manilow

9. “One can never have enough socks. Another Christmas has come and gone and I didn’t get a single pair. People will insist on giving me books.”

J.K. Rowling (Professor Dumbledore in ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’

10. “The one thing women don’t want to find in their stockings on Christmas morning is their husband.”

Joan Rivers

 

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Christmas Quiz Questions

Christmas Quiz 2 – Round 7 – Christmas General Knowledge

Christmas Quiz – General Knowledge quiz linked to Christmas.

1. In which year was the first televised Queen’s Christmas speech?

1957

2. Which song was number one in the UK singles chart at Christmas 2013?

Skyscraper – Sam Bailey

3. What was the name of the 2012 animated film sequel to ‘The Snowman’?

The Snowman and the Snowdog

4. At which of the Queen’s residences does she traditionally spend Christmas Day?

Sandringham

5. Which famous BBC sitcom aired a 40th Anniversary Special in December 2013?

Open All Hours (Entitled ‘Still Open All Hours’)

6. In Sweden, a commonly seen Christmas symbol is the ‘Julbuuk’ – which animal is it?

Goat (Yule Goat)

7. Who is the main enemy in ‘the Nutcracker’?

The King of the Mice/ Mouse King

8. Which song gave ‘The Darkness’ a Christmas number 2 hit in 2003? (Full title with brackets please!)

Christmas time (Don’t Let the Bells End)

9. What was the name of Ebenezer Scrooge’s deceased business partner?

Jacob Marley

10. Which of the following events DID NOT occur on Christmas Day:

A – William the Conqueror was crowned King of England

B – Hirohito became Emperor of Japan

C – Louis XVI was crowned King of France

C (William was crowned 25th December 1066, Hirohito assumed the throne on 25th December 1926 following his father’s death, Louis XVI was crowned 11th June 1775)

 

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Christmas Quiz – Round 1 – Picture Round

The Christmas round is all about crackers. All of the images are pictures of things that you may find in a Christmas cracker – but to make things difficult we have cropped all of the images to make them as difficult as possible to guess!

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The original, un-cropped versions of images are printed underneath each answer so you can see where they came from!

 

 

 

1.Jigsaw puzzle piece

The picture is an adaptation of “Puzzle Piece” © 2009 by walknboston, used under a Creative Commons Attribution license:http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/deed.en_GB. This adaptation is licensed under the same Creative Commons Attribution license:http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/deed.en_GB.

Puzzle Piece

2. Fortune telling fish

The picture is an adaptation of “Fortune teller fish” © 2009 by tpholland, used under a Creative Commons Attribution license:http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/deed.en_GB. This adaptation is licensed under the same Creative Commons Attribution license:http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/deed.en_GB.

Fortune teller fish

3. Joke/motto

The picture is an adaptation of “cracker” © 2007 by Gavin Gilmour, used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license:http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/deed.en_GB. This adaptation is licensed under the same Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license:http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/deed.en_GB.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/gavingilmour/2273785793/

4. Pirate’s eye patch

The picture is an adaptation of “Pirate eye patch” © 2009 by tpholland, used under a Creative Commons Attribution license:http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/deed.en_GB. This adaptation is licensed under the same Creative Commons Attribution license:http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/deed.en_GB.

Pirate eye patch

5. Plastic whistle

The picture is an adaptation of “Green Whistle IMG-4915” © 2009 by Steven Depolo, used under a Creative Commons Attribution license:http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/deed.en_GB. This adaptation is licensed under the same Creative Commons Attribution license:http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/deed.en_GB.

Green Whistle IMG_4915

6. Tape measure

The picture is an adaptation of “Tape measure” © 2012 by bradhoc, used under a Creative Commons Attribution license:http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/deed.en_GB. This adaptation is licensed under the same Creative Commons Attribution license:http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/deed.en_GB.

Tape measure

7. Dice

The picture is an adaptation of “Dice” © 2011 by Steve Johnson, used under a Creative Commons Attribution license:http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/deed.en_GB. This adaptation is licensed under the same Creative Commons Attribution license:http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/deed.en_GB.

Dice

8. Metal puzzle

The picture is an adaptation of “The yak puzzle” © 2004 by kwismer, used under a Creative Commons Attribution license:http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/deed.en_GB. This adaptation is licensed under the same Creative Commons Attribution license:http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/deed.en_GB.

the yak puzzle

9. Keyring

The picture is an adaptation of “Grand Theft Auto IV – Stylized (1)” © 2008 by William Hook, used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license:http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/deed.en_GB. This adaptation is licensed under the same Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license:http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/deed.en_GB

Grand Theft Auto IV - Stylized (1)

10. Plastic paper clip

The picture is an adaptation of “Paper clips” © 2010 by Khairil Zhafri, used under a Creative Commons Attribution license:http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/deed.en_GB. This adaptation is licensed under the same Creative Commons Attribution license:http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/deed.en_GB.

Paper clips

Christmas Films Quiz

Christmas Quiz – Round 2 – Christmas Films

 

Christmas Films Quiz – How well do you know your Christmas films?

1. Tim Allen has starred in 4 famous Christmas films; can you name one?

‘Christmas With The Kranks’, ‘The Santa Clause’, ‘The Santa Clause 2’ and ‘The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause’

2. In which 1947 Christmas film does Maureen O’Hara play the events director at Macy’s department store?

Miracle on 34th Street

3. Which green Dr. Seuss character ‘stole Christmas’, according to the 2000 Jim Carrey film?

The Grinch

4. In the 1946 film ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’, what was the name of George Bailey’s guardian angel?

Clarence Odbody

5. Which 1993 film, based on a Tim Burton story, tells the tale of Jack Skellington, Pumpkin King of Halloween Town?

The Nightmare Before Christmas

6. ‘Santa Clause: The Movie’ tells the tale of a renegade elf called Patch, who teams up with an evil toy manufacturer and tries to eliminate Santa – but who played Patch?

Dudley Moore

7. Which 1998 Bill Murray film is an adaptation of  Dickens’s ‘A Christmas Carol’?

Scrooged

8. Who played the two burglars in the ‘Home Alone’ films?

Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern

9. Bing Crosby sang ‘White Christmas’ in two films; can you name them?

‘Holiday Inn’ and ‘White Christmas’

10. Contrary to popular belief, Aled Jones did not sing ‘Walking in the Air’ for the film version of ‘The Snowman’, and only for the subsequent single release. Do you know the name of the St Paul’s cathedral choirboy who sang it in the film?

Peter Auty

 

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Christmas Songs

Christmas Quiz – Round 3 – Christmas Songs

 

The Christmas Songs round is all about Christmas song lyrics – some traditional and some not.

We give you the lyric, you give us the song title (the original performers are listed in brackets for information, although many of these songs have been recorded my numerous artists.)

1. “I don’t know who to blame for this catastrophe! But my one wish on Christmas Eve is as plain as can be.”

All I Want For Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth – Spike Jones and his City Slickers

2. “And when those blue snow flakes start falling…”

Blue Christmas – Elvis Presley

3. “Here we are as in olden days, golden days of yore”

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas – Judy Garland

4. “With the kids jingle belling and everyone telling you “be of good cheer”.”

It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year – Andy Williams

5. “What a bright time, it’s the right time to rock the night away.”

Jingle Bell Rock – Bobby Helms

6. “Mistletoe hung where you can see, every couple tries to stop.”

Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree – Brenda Lee

7. “Westward leading, still proceeding…”

We Three Kings (carol)

8. “The party’s on, the feelin’s here, that only comes this time of year.”

Wonderful Christmas Time – Paul McCartney

9. “Let’s hope it’s a good one, without any fears.”

Happy Xmas (War Is Over) – John Lennon

10. “Long lay the world in sin and error shining.”

O Holy Night (carol)

 

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Christmas Around the World

Christmas Quiz – Round 4 – Christmas Around The World

Christmas Around the World – Ten questions on how Christmas is celebrated in different countries.

1. How would a French person wish you a Merry Christmas?

Joyeux Noël

2. ‘O Tannenbaum’ is a German Christmas carol – what is it in English?

O Christmas Tree

3. In 1841, Prince Albert brought a Christmas tree over to England and displayed it in Windsor Castle – Which country did it come from?

Germany

4. What is New Year’s Eve called in Scotland?

Hogmanay

5. The poinsettia plant originally came from which country?

Mexico

6. Which country traditionally gives London the Christmas tree for Trafalgar Square each year?

Norway

7. What is the name of the container, mostly associated with Mexico and made of  papier-mâché or cloth,which children then break to release the gifts?

Piñata

8. Christmas Island belongs to which country?

Australia

9. Which city is generally considered to be the birthplace of Jesus?

Bethlehem

10. In which country would you be if you were wished a ‘Prettig Kerstfeest’ instead of a ‘Merry Christmas’?

Holland

 

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Christmas Trivia

Christmas Quiz – Round 5 – Christmas Art and Literature

 

Christmas Trivia Quiz – How much do you know about art and literature with a Christmas-related theme?

1. In which year was Charles Dickens’s ‘A Christmas Carol’ first published? We shall accept two years each way!

1843

2. “Twas the Night before Christmas when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse…” What is the next line? (18 words)

The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, in hopes that Saint Nicholas soon would be there.

3. “Which famous writer wrote ‘A Letter From Santa Claus’, which he sent to his daughter, Susy Clemens?

Mark Twain

4. Which famous Christmas ballet features the ‘Sugar Plum Fairy’?

The Nutcracker

5. Who painted ‘The Mystical Nativity’ in 1500?

Sandro Botticelli

6. Which 1846 book tells the story of a little girl selling matches on the cold streets on New Year’s Eve?

The Little Match Girl – Hans Christian Andersen

7. ‘The Snowman’ was turned into an animated film in 1982, but who wrote the original book?

Raymond Briggs

8. In the song of ‘The Twelve days of Christmas’, what new gift was given on the 6th day?

6 Geese a-laying

9. Can you name all 8 reindeer, as listed in ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas’?

Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donder (or Donner – depending on version) and Blitzen

10. What were the names of the Three Wise Men?

There are different variations of these:

1 Caspar (accept also Gaspar, Jaspar, Jaspas or Gathaspa)

2. Melchior (accept also Melichior)

3. Balthazar (accept also also Balthasar, Balthassar, and Bithisarea) 

 

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Christmas Food and Drink Quiz

Christmas Quiz – Round 6 – Christmas Food and Drink

Christmas Food and Drink Quiz – How much do you know about Christmas food and drink?

1. Stollen is the traditional fruit cake of which country?

Germany

2. What name is given to small sausages wrapped in bacon,a staple at a British Christmas dinner?

Pigs in blankets

3. The red and white costume of Father Christmas was allegedly first introduced by which drinks manufacturer?

Coca-Cola

4. In which direction should you stir mincemeat for good luck; clockwise or anti-clockwise?

Clockwise

5. What would you stick into an onion, when following a traditional bread sauce recipe?

Cloves

6. A swede is a cross between which two vegetables?

A cabbage and a turnip

7. What is a female turkey called?

A hen

8. What is the name of the skin that hangs from a turkey’s neck?

Wattle

9. Which spirit is traditionally added to butter and served with Christmas Pudding?

Brandy

10. True or false; before turkey, the traditional English Christmas dinner included a pig’s head smothered in mustard.

True

 

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Christmas Quiz Questions

Christmas Quiz – Round 7 – Christmas General Knowledge

Christmas Quiz Questions – General Knowledge Quiz linked to Christmas.

1. The song ‘Mary’s Boy Child’ reached number one twice in the UK charts – can you name both acts who performed it?

Harry Belafonte and Boney M

2. What is the name of the traditional Italian Christmas cake?

Panettone

3. What is the surname of the family in Charles Dickens’s ‘A Christmas Carol’?

Cratchit

4. By the end of which date should all Christmas decorations be removed, so as not to bring bad luck upon the house?

5th January (Twelfth Night) (There is a tendency for ‘discussion’ on this subject! To help, please see below definition of Twelfth Night from the Oxford English Dictionary)

“The evening of the fifth of January, preceding Twelfth Day, the eve of the Epiphany, formerly the last day of the Christmas festivities and observed as a time of merrymaking”.
Oxford English Dictionary

5. What is the star sign of a person born on 25th December?

Capricorn

6. Which elusive piece of technology was the most popular Christmas gift in 2006?

Nintendo Wii

7. 26th December is known as Boxing Day and which saint’s day?

Saint Stephen’s Day (Feast of Saint Stephen)

8. Who invented the Christmas cracker?

Thomas Smith

9. What is the greatest-selling Christmas single of all time?

Bing Crosby – White Christmas (Sales in excess of 50 million worldwide)

10. True or False; if you add together all of the gifts in the song ‘The Twelve Days of Christmas’, you get 363 gifts.

False – you get 364

 

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