Connectwell’s Christmas Quiz

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1.Which Christmas film is listed as the highest-grossing Christmas movie of all time?
Home Alone/ The Muppet Christmas Carol / The Grinch / It’s a Wonderful Life

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THE GRINCH

2.The romantic associations with Mistletoe are believed to have originated with which people?
Dutch Elves /Celtic Druids / Salem Witches 

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CELTIC DRUIDS

 

3. Which country has a dedicated postcode set up to receive letters directed to the North Pole?
Canada / Greenland / Australia / Norway

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CANADA, the postcode is H0H 0H0

 

4. Can you match each of these Christmas greetings with the country they are from?
NORWAY / FINLAND / ITALY / GREECE
‘KALA CHRISTOUYENNA!’/‘BUON NATALE!’/ ‘GLEDELIG JUL!’/ ‘GLEDELIG JUL!’

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NORWAY: ‘GLEDELIG JUL!’
FINLAND: ‘HYVÄÄ JOULUA!’
ITALY: ‘BUON NATALE!’
GREECE: ‘KALA CHRISTOUYENNA!’

 

5.What is the most recorded Christmas song in history?
Jingle Bells / Do they know it’s Christmas / Santa Baby / Silent Night

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SILENT NIGHT with over 733 different versions copyrighted since 1978.

 

6. How many houses would father Christmas need to visit every second if he were to make all his deliveries in one night?
822 / 28000 / 95 / 1005

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822

 

7. How many ‘Santas’ does Iceland have?
3/ 13 / 25 / 50

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13 – Icelandic children place a shoe in their bedroom window each evening in the 13 days before Christmas. Every night one Yuletide lad visits. They are Sheep-Cote Clod, Gully Gawk Stubby, Spoon-Licker, Pot-Scraper, Bowl-Licker, Door-Slammer, Skyr-Gobbler, Sausage-Swiper, Window-Peeper, Doorway-Sniffer, Meat-Hook, Candle-Stealer.

 

8. In what year was the Queen’s Christmas speech first televised?
1955 / 1957 / 1960 / 1967

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1957

 

9. What is technically still illegal to do on Christmas day?
Burn Christmas candles / Go out carolling / Drink Mulled wine / Eat mince pies

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Festive celebrations, including mince pies and Christmas puddings, were reportedly banned in Oliver Cromwell’s England as part of efforts to tackle gluttony.

 

10. What was the length of the longest ever Christmas Stocking?
25m / 51m / 100m / 150m

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The largest Christmas stocking measured 51 m 35 cm in length

 

11. In which country is it traditional to hang spider’s webs as Christmas decorations?
Sweden / Ukraine / Finland / Poland

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Ukraine – The legend is: A poor but hardworking widow once lived in a small hut with her children. One summer day, a pine cone fell on the earthen floor of the hut and took root. The widow’s children cared for the tree, excited at the prospect of having a Christmas tree by winter. The tree grew, but when Christmas Eve arrived, they could not afford to decorate it. The children sadly went to bed and fell asleep. Early the next morning, they woke up and saw the tree covered with cobwebs. When they opened the windows, the first rays of sunlight touched the webs and turned them into gold and silver. The widow and her children were overjoyed. From then on, they never lived in poverty again.

 

12. For how much was the most valuable Christmas card sold, at an auction in the UK in 2001?
£500 / £1000 / £20000 / £500000

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£20,000

 

13.Where was eggnog first invented?
England / America / Germany / Austria

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England

 

14. How many gifts are listed in the 12 Days of Christmas song?
12 / 78 / 128 / 364

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364 – We observe that we have the same number of partridges as drummers (12 of each); doves and pipers (22 of each); hens and lords (30 of each) and so on. So the easiest way to count our presents is to add up to the middle of the list and then double the result: (12 + 22 + 30 + 36 + 40 + 42) × 2 = 364.

 

15. Can you name three of Santa’s reindeers’ names which begin with the letter “D”?

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Dancer, Dasher and Donner

 

16. What is the British equivalent of the French Bûche de Noël?
A Yule Log / A Plum Pudding / A Fruit Cake / A Mince Pie

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A Yule Log

 

17. In which country was the original St. Nicholas born?
Hungary / Italy / Turkey / Greece

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Turkey

 

18.On what street did a Christmas miracle occur?
34th / 35th / 36th / 37th

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34th

 

19. On average what is the number of Turkeys cooked in the UK every Christmas?
5 million / 8 million/ 10 million/ 15 million

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10 million

 

20. Which Christmas word means “turning of the sun”?
Christingle / Advent / Yuletide

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Yuletide

 

 

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