Christmas Quiz 3

Christmas Films

Christmas Quiz 3 – Round 2 – Christmas Films

We will give you the names of four actors and a year. You must tell us which Christmas films they starred in that year.

1. Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet, Jude Law and Jack Black (2006)

The Holiday

2. Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen (1954)

White Christmas

3. Bill Murray, Karen Allen, John Forsythe and John Glover (1988)


4. Billy Bob Thornton, Tony Cox, Brett Kelly and Lauren Graham (2003)

Bad Santa

5. Alastair Sim, Kathleen Harrison, George Cole and Michael Hordern (1951)

A Christmas Carol

6. Judy Garland, Margaret O’Brien, Mary Astor and Leon Ames (1944)

Meet Me in St. Louis

7. Chevy Chase, Juliette Lewis, Johnny Galecki and Beverly D’Angelo (1989)

(National Lampoon’s) Christmas Vacation

8. Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire, Marjorie Reynolds and Virginia Dale (1942)

Holiday Inn

9. Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Catherine O’Hara and John Candy (1990)

Home Alone

10. John Goodman, Diana Keaton, Amanda Seyfried and Marisa Tomei (2015)

Christmas with the Coopers





Christmas Adverts

Christmas Quiz 3 – Round 3 – Christmas Adverts

1. The 2013 John Lewis advert included a woodland cartoon scene to the soundtrack of a cover version of the 2004 hit by Keane, ‘Somewhere Only We Know’ – who sang the song on the advert?

Lily Allen

2. Which supermarket’s 2015 Christmas advert is entitled ‘Mog’s Christmas Calamity’?


3. Which soft drink made a 2007 Christmas advert that was a parody of ‘Walking in the Air’?

Irn Bru

4. Which brand of chocolates made a series of adverts with that were accompanied by the song ‘Magic Moments’?

Quality Street

5. In which year did Sainsbury’s produce an advert depicting the famous 1914 ‘Christmas Truce’?


6. In 1992, on what did a young boy stand in order to make him tall enough to kiss a girl under the mistletoe?

The Yellow Pages

7. ‘It’s a magical place, we’re on our way there…’ – Where are they going?

Toys R Us

8. Which company made a cheeky parody of the 2015 ‘Man on the Moon’ advert by John Lewis?


9. Whose 2015 Christmas advert is the Star Wars ‘Battle for Christmas Morning’?


10. Which 2015 advert is accompanied by the Cab Calloway song ‘Everybody Eats When They Come To My House’?






Christmas Songs

Christmas Quiz 3 – Round 4 – Christmas Music

Christmas Music Quiz – From which Christmas songs are the following lyrics taken?

1. “She didn’t see me creep down the stairs to have a peep.”

I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus – Jimmy Boyd

2. “Vixen and Blitzen and all his reindeer pullin’ on the reins.”

Here Comes Santa Claus – Gene Autry

3. “Snowing and blowing up bushels of fun.”

Jingle Bell Rock – Bobby Helms

4. “And the Christmas bells that ring there are the clanging chimes of doom.”

Do They Know It’s Christmas – Band Aid

5. “In the meadow we can build a snowman.”

Winter Wonderland – Various Artists

6. “Crowded street, busy feet hustle by him, downtown shoppers, Christmas is nigh.”

Pretty Paper – Roy Orbison

7. “It’s the season for love and understanding.”

Merry Christmas Everyone – Shakin’ Stevens

8. “Outside under the purple sky, diamonds in the snow sparkle.”

2000 Miles – The Pretenders

9. “And then they found a little nook in a stable all forlorn.”

Mary’s Boy Child – Boney M

10. “Top to toe in tailbacks, oh, I got red lights on the run.”

Driving Home for Christmas – Chris Rea





Christmas Gifts

Christmas Quiz 3 – Round 5 -Christmas Gifts

1. In which year was the Buzz Lightyear doll the popular Christmas toy, with stocks running out due to the popularity of the ‘Toy Story’ film?


2. On the third day of Christmas, what did my true love give to me?

Three French hens

3. According to the Bible, the three wise men brought gold, frankincense… and how do you spell the third gift?


4. What was the name of the first handheld gaming console produced by Sega, which was released in the UK in 1991 as a rival to the Nintendo Game Boy?

Sega Game Gear

5. In which year was the Rubik’s Cube first released worldwide?


6. In 2005 a robot dinosaur was one of the biggest-selling Christmas toys for the first time  – what are they called?


7. What Christmas gift does Carrie give her personal assistant Louise in the first ‘Sex in the City’ movie?

Louis Vutton Bag

8. According to Spike Jones & his City Slickers in 1948, ‘All I Want for Christmas…’ is what?

My Two Front Teeth

9. In ‘Love Actually’, Emma Thompson’s character, Karen, believed she was to receive a gold necklace from her husband at Christmas, but was instead disappointed to get an album by which singer?

Joni Mitchell

10. Xavier Roberts, a 21-year-old art student, created soft, stitched dolls which were ‘adopted’ instead of sold, with their own individual name and birth certificate. They began mass production of the dolls in 1982 – what were they called?

Cabbage Patch Kids





Christmas History

Christmas Quiz 3 – Round 6 – Christmas History

The following are all questions about things that happened on Christmas Day.

1. Which member of the Beatles got engaged on Christmas Day 1967 although the couple would never marry?

Paul McCartney (to Jane Asher)

2. Mikhail Gorbachev formally resigned from his post as President of the USSR on Christmas day in which year?


3. Which King of England was crowned on Christmas Day?

William the Conqueror (1066)

4. In 1971 an horrific hotel fire killed 163 at the Taeyokale Hotel. In which country was this?

South Korea/Republic of Korea (Seoul)

5. Which hugely successful Leonardo DiCaprio film was released on Christmas Day 2013?

The Wolf of Wall Street

6. Which well-known female Scottish singer was born in Aberdeen on Christmas Day 1954?

Annie Lennox

7. Who became Emperor of Japan on Christmas Day 1926?

Emperor Hirohito

8. On December 25th 2003, scientists lost contact with a British-built space probe which was due to land on Mars that day. What was its name?

Beagle 2

9. Which American singer and actress died on Christmas Day 2008 at the age of 81?

Eartha Kitt

10. In which year was the famous ‘Christmas Truce’, when German and English soldiers stopped fighting to play football, sing carols and exchange gifts?






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’?


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?


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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