Bonfire Night is done, so it’s time to get ready for garish jumpers, too much chocolate and the John Lewis Christmas advert.
In honour of Festive Treats, our FREE anthology of Christmas stories for Kindle, here is everything you need to know to win a festive pub quiz this Christmas!
Q. What is the chemical formula for snow?
A. H2O – snow is water.
Q. What date is St Stephen’s Day?
A. 26 December – Boxing Day.
Q. The Christmas tree in Trafalgar Square is traditionally given by which country?
A. Norway – this is referenced in my Festive Treats story, A Partridge In A Tree, only I relocated the tree to Victoria Square in Birmingham.
Q. How many ghosts visit Scrooge in Charles Dickens’ novel A Christmas Carol?
A. Four – never three. Everyone always forgets Jacob Marley.
Q. The song White Christmas was first performed in which 1942 film?
A. Holiday Inn – no, I haven’t seen it either.
Q. Name the original eight reindeer from ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas.
A. Comet, Cupid, Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Donner and Blitzen – Dunder and Blixem are also acceptable answers due to different versions of the poem. The latter two mean thunder and lightning in German.
Q. What colour are the berries on the mistletoe plant?
Q. What is the name of George Bailey’s guardian angel in the film It’s A Wonderful Life?
Q. What are the names of the Three Wise Men?
A. Balthasar, Melchior and Caspar.
Q. What Christmas item was invented by London baker and wedding-cake specialist Tom Smith in 1847?
A. The Christmas cracker.
Q. How many points does a snowflake have?
Q. In which modern day country is St Nicholas’ birthplace and hometown?
A. Turkey – this is not why we eat turkey on Christmas Day.
Q. Who is officially credited the author of Auld Lang Syne?
A. Robert Burns.
Q. In the song, The Twelve Days of Christmas, the singer’s true love brings nine of what?
A. Ladies dancing.
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