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Christmas Quiz

Christmas Quiz

created by QuizAdmin on Sep 200931 yrs old, Connecting Singles
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How much do you really know about Christmas? Whether you’re out and about at Christmas or staying in with family and friends, a quiz is a relaxing way to spend some leisure time with fun facts, trivia and the chance to flaunt your intelligence... even after a large meal and a seasonal glass or two.
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1. Which country has the longest Christmas celebrations, typically starting on December 16 and continuing until Epiphany on January 6?
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2. In which country are the Christmas Mountains, with its peaks named after Santa’s reindeer?
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3. ‘Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas' was originally sung by Judy Garland in which musical?
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4. What is myrrh?
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5. Which American actor and star of ‘Casablanca’ was born on Christmas Day 1899?
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6. The seventeenth century Puritans banned Christmas in England in 1647 and in the US in 1659. Which British king restored England’s Christmas in 1660 and in which US city was Christmas outlawed until 1681?
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7. From Milan, Italy, which fluffy bread with dried fruit is associated especially with the Christmas season?
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8. On what date does Twelfth Night fall?
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9. When was Rudolf the Red-nosed reindeer created – 1884, 1918 or 1939?
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10. Which popular Christmas carol was first sung on Christmas Day 1818 in Austria?
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11. In ancient times, Christmas Day was superimposed on older pagan festivals that took place around the winter solstice. Which ancient peoples celebrated the solstice as ‘The Day of the Birth of the Unconquered Sun’?
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12. Which World War featured the famous ‘Christmas Truce’, when German and British soldiers joined to sing carols, exchange gifts and bury their dead?
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13. Which classic American Christmas film of 1946, starring James Stewart as George Bailey, began life as a story on a Christmas card?
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14. Probably originating in pagan celebration of evergreens in winter, the tradition of Christmas trees is linked to which European country?
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15. Which legendary actor and comedian died on Christmas Day 1977?
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16. The celebrations many of us associate with Christmas Eve and Christmas Day take place in the Netherlands on 5-6 December, on the day dedicated to which saint?
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17. Which humorously titled Christmas song was first recorded by Spike Jones & His City Slickers in 1948 and more recently by the cast of Sesame Street?
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18. The Scandinavian winter festival known as Yule was held to honour which god?
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19. What lucky item was traditionally hidden in British Xmas puddings?
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20. What was the first name of Mr. Scrooge in Charles Dickens’ classic story ‘A Christmas Carol’?

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Created: Sep 2009
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