Richard’s Bumper Quiz for Christmas 2020
Whilst our regular quiz has been cancelled over the past months Richard has, each week, prepared a shortened pub quiz for you do at home, amongst the householders or in virtual meetup challenges.
Round 1 – Famous people in Santa costumes
Round 2 Name the chefs
Round 3 – Muppets 1-6 and their guests 7-11
Round 4 General Knowledge
1 Which animal carried Mary before she gave birth to Jesus?
2 When do the 12 Days of Christmas start?
3 Which country annually sends a Christmas tree to be erected in London’s Trafalgar Square?
4 Which ocean can Christmas Island be found in?
5 In what type of building was the baby Jesus born in?
6 Who was crowned King of England on Christmas Day in 1066?
7 What gifts did The Three Wise Men give Jesus on his birthday?
8 Which plant has bright red and green leaves and is sometimes known as the Christmas Flower?
9 How many ghosts appear in A Christmas Carol?
10 Who had a festive number one with Lonely This Christmas?
11 Name the only two bands to have a Christmas number one in three consecutive years
12 Which carol was sung by British and German soldiers in the trenches during the 1914 Christmas truce?
13 What is the biggest-selling Christmas single of all time?
14 In Slade’s Merry Xmas Everybody, who is “up and rock ‘n’ rollin’ with the rest”?
15 Who plays Scrooge in The Muppet Christmas Carol?
16 What happens to Del Boy and Rodney in the 1996 Only Fools and Horses Christmas special?
7 Which classic sitcom is returning for a series of Christmas specials in 2020?
18 Which celebrity magically won last year’s Strictly Come Dancing Christmas special?
19 What is traditionally hidden inside a Christmas pudding?
20 What name is given to small sausages wrapped bacon?
1 Which ruler allegedly banned mince pies in Britain in the 1600s?
22 Stollen is the traditional fruit cake of which country?
23 What is “roasting on an open fire” in the famous Christmas song?
4 What would you traditionally find under the icing of a Christmas cake?
25 Who served up figgy pudding in Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol?
26 In which modern-day country was St. Nicholas born in?
27 What was the original colour of Santa Claus’s suit?
28 Name all nine of Santa’s reindeer
29 What country is Lapland, Father Christmas’, home located in?
30 Which country sends the most letters to Santa?
31 How does Father Christmas traditionally get into people’s homes?
2 How many days are there on a traditional advent calendar?
33 In the song ‘The 12 Days of Christmas’ how many gold rings does the singer’s ‘true love’ give him?
34 There are 365 days in a year. What number day is Christmas Day?
35 Why did Father Christmas need Rudolf the Reindeer to use his large, glowing nose to guide his sleigh?
36 What’s the name of the ballet traditionally performed around Christmas each year?
37 If you’re born on Christmas Day, what’s your star sign?
38 The biggest selling song of 1988 in the UK was a Christmas hit by Cliff Richard, can you name it?
39 Complete the Wham! Christmas lyrics: “Last Christmas I gave you my heart/ The very next day…”
40 Which character declares “Merry Christmas, one and all!” in Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol?
41 In which children’s classic is it ‘always winter but never Christmas’?
42 In what classic novel does the protagonist set sail for a sea voyage on a cold Christmas day
43 In Harry Potter and the Philsopher’s Stone, what do the Dursleys give Harry for Christmas?
44 Who sang the christmas song `Driving Home For Christmas`?
45 Who had a UK hit single in the seventies with `I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday`?
46 “I don’t want a lot for Christmas, There’s just one thing I need is the 1st line from which song
47 “Long time ago in Bethlehem, so the Holy Bible said” is the 1st line from which song
48 “Sleigh bells ring, are you listening?” is the 1st line from which song
49 “Are you hanging up a stocking on your wall” “Are you hanging up a stocking on your wall” is the 1st line from which song
50 “Dashing through the snow, in a one-horse open sleigh” is the 1st line from which song