Just for Fun- Christmas Quiz and Charade Ideas

Christmas Quiz

    1. Which Traditional Christmas song was actually written for Thanksgiving?
    2. Astronauts broadcast which Christmas song from space in 1965? 
    3. Doing which Christmas activity sends roughly 14,700 American to A and E every year? 
    4. Mistletoe literally translates from Anglo Saxon as what on a stick?

    5. Donald Trump makes a cameo appearance in which Christmas film?
    6. In Christmas carol the 12 days of Christmas, what gift is offered on the seventh day?
    7. Which royal first delivered the Royal Christmas Message?
    8. In Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” what was Mr. Scrooge’s first name?  
    9. Which pop song has won the Christmas Singles Chart Number One twice?
    10. Who was killed off in 2012’s
      Downton Abbey‘s Christmas special cliffhanger?
    11. The Snowman

       was shown on TV for the first time on Boxing Day of which year?

    12. Which March sister opens LM Alcott’s
      Little Women

       by grumbling “Christmas won’t be Christmas without any presents?”

    13. In Harry Potter and the Philsopher’s Stone
      , what do the Dursleys give Harry for Christmas?
    14. Which Christmas hit originally released in 1984 has been no.1 in the UK charts three times?
    15. How many gifts in were given in The Twelve Days of Christmas Christmas carol?
    16. What is the best-selling Christmas song of all time?
    17. In Home Alone, what festive song does Kevin impressively mime along to in front of the mirror?
    18. How many ghosts show up in A Christmas Carol?
    19. How many of Rudolph’s fellow reindeers’ names start with ‘D’?
    20. What Christmas decoration was originally made from strands of silver?
    21. According to the folklore of Austria and other countries, what horned figure punishes naughty children at Christmastime?  
    22. In what modern-day country was Saint Nicholas born?
    23. According to a recent book, who is sent by Father Christmas to  to check if children have been naughty or nice?
    24. And finally, in 2020 Prime Minister Boris Johnson described Christmas as the season to be jolly and…?
    1. Answers
    1. The song “Jingle Bells” was composed by James Lord Pierpont and published in 1857. It was first performed in a church in Savannah, Georgia, where Pierpont was an organist, though he was likely inspired by the wintry weather in his native Massachusetts when he wrote it.
    2. Jingle Bells
    3. Christmas decorating
    4. Dung
    5. Home Alone
    6. Seven swans-a-swimming
    7. George V
    8. Ebenezer
    9. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
    10. Mathew Crawley
    11. 1982
    12. Jo March
    13. A 50-pence piece
    14. Do They Know it’s Christmas
    15. 364
    16. White Christmas by Bing Crosby
    17. Rocking Around The Christmas Tree
    18. Four: former business partner Jacob Marley, and the spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Future.
    19. Three – Dancer, Dasher, Donner
    20. Tinsel
    21. Krampus

    22. Turkey

    23. The Elf on the Shelf

    24. Jolly careful

 

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