1. CHRISTMAS CAROLS
    Composed by Franz Xavier Gruber with lyrics written by Joseph Mohr, which well known Christmas carol was performed for the first time in the Austrian city of Oberndorf Zei Salzburg during Christmas Eve, 1818?
  2. TRADITIONS
    What do Norwegians traditionally hide in closets on Christmas Eve to stop witches and spirits from stealing them and flying away?
  3. CHRISTMAS TELEVISION
    Which well-known fictional character built his own car from various bits and pieces and gave it the registration number 313?
  4. CANDY
    We eat too much of it this time of year (maybe all times of year). Here are four well known products or companies. Name all four;
  5. HISTORY
    A couple of years ago Mary J. Blige had a massive hit with Can Yuou Hear What I Hear. It was first written in 1962 as a warning to the world about the dangers of not having peace in the world. Which event of 1962 was the event that inspire dthe writing of this song?
  6. LITERATURE
    Tiny Tim is a character in which classic Christmas Story?
  7. RELIGION
    Which saints name is given to December 26th every year?
  8. CHRISTMAS CHARACTERS
    Three well know Christmas movie characters. Name the movie and the character.
  9. SANTAS REINDEER
    Which one of Santas Reigndeer comes first alphabetically?
  10. CHRISTMAS SONGS
    Listen to these four well known Christmas Songs. Identify the song the the singer/group that had a hit with the version that you hear. Audio files on the website and are dowloadable.
  11. HISTORY AT CHRISTMAS
    Plus or minus three years identify which year each of these events happened on Christmas Day (December 25). It is OK to name the events, I forgot to type them in to the pictures. a) Soviet Union Invades Afghanistan b) The Birth of Isaac Newton (century ok here but no plus or minus 3 centuries) c) Internet tested for the first time (1990) d) Death of Charlie Chaplin
  12. SCIENCE
    What is the chemical formula of a snowflake?
  13. FOOD
    Marzipane, yummie, is made from sugar, egg whites, and ground; aniseed, licorice, almond, or dried bananas?
  14. MUSICALS
    Name these four well known musicals from their logos?
  15. GEOGRAPHY
    Christmas Island, property of Australia, 65% of the people speak Chinese fluently, can be found in which ocean?
  16. CALENDAR
    The month of December got its name from the Roman or Latn calendar. It is the twelfth month for us, but in that Latin calendar, which month was it in the year?
  17. HISTORY
    During which war did German and British troops play football in No Mans Land?
  18. BEST SELLING TOYS
    Four of the best-selling toys of all time, Name them
  19. CHRISTMAS HITS
    I am looking for four answers here, the names of two songs. They are the best seeling singles of all time according to the Guinness Book of Records- One was released in 1942 and has sold over 50 million records since then. It first appeared in the film Holiday Inn but has appeared in other movies since then. The second song has sold 30 million records and was most recently released in connection with a major news story in 1997 though it was f first released in 1973, Name the two songs and the people who made hits of them.
  20. LITERATURE
    Which famous poem has got a second and third line that goes when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse?
  21. RELIGION
    What was the name of the father or step father (I guess) of Jesus and partner to Mary who had nothing to do with the conception of Jesus?
  22. SANTA CLAUSE
    Three well known Santa Clause type charactes, Name the acrors and the movies.

 

 

  1. CHRISTMAS CAROLS
    Composed by Franz Xavier Gruber with lyrics written by Joseph Mohr, which well known Christmas carol was performed for the first time in the Austrian city of Oberndorf Zei Salzburg during the christmas eve, 1818?

    1. Silent Night
  2. TRADITIONS
    What do Norwegians traditionally hide in closets on Christmas Eve to stop witches and spirits from stealing them an flying away?

    1. Brooms
  3. CHRISTMAS CHARACTERS
    Which character built his own car from various bits and pieces and gave it the registration number 313?

    1. Donald Duck (Kalle Anke)
  4. CANDY
    We eat too much of it this time of year (maybe all times of year). Here are four well known products or companies. Name all four;

    1. a) Smarties b) Mars Bar c) Kit Kat d) Hasbro
      ( ½ point each)
  5. HISTORY
    A couple of years ago Mary J. Blige had a massive hit with Can Yuou Hear What I Hear. It was first written in 1962 as a warning to the world about the dangers of not having peace in the world. Which event of 1962 was the event that inspire dthe writing of this song?

    1. Cuban Missile Crisis
  6. LITERATURE
    Tiny Tim is a character in which classic Christmas Story?

    1. A Christmas Carol
  7. RELIGION
    Which saints name is given to December 26th every year?

    1. Saint Stephen
  8. CHRISTMAS CHARACTERS
    Three well know Christmas movie characters. Name the movie and the character.

    1. a) Charlie Bucket from Willy Wonka
      c/d) Glinda the Good Witch of the North from Wizard of Oz (Glinda or Glenda must be included)

      e/f) George Bailey from It’s a Wonderful Life
      ( ½ point for each character and ½ point for each movie)
  9. SANTAS REINDEER
    Which one of Santas Reigndeer comes first alphabetically?

    1. ´Blitzen
  10. CHRISTMAS SONGS
    Listen to these four well known songs that were hist around the festive season. Identify the song the the singer/group that had a hit with the version that you hear. Audio files on the website and are dowloadable.
    1. a/b) Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
      c/d) Last Christmas by Wham!
      e/f) Mull of Kintyre by Paul McCartney and Wings
      g/h) I Wish It Could be Christmas Every Day by Wizzard Brew (or just Wizzard)
      Fun Fact –  Roy Adrian Wood who formed Wizzard was also a member of Electric Light Orchestra
      ( ½ point for every correct song and ½ point for every Group/singer, total 4 Points)
  11. HISTORY AT CHRISTMAS
    Plus or minus three years identify which year each of these events happened on Christmas Day (December 25). It is OK to name the events, I forgot to type them in to the pictures. a) Soviet Union Invades Afghanistan b) The Birth of Isaac Newton (century ok here but no plus or minus 3 centuries) c) Internet tested for the first time (1990) d) Death of Charlie Chaplin

    1. a) 1979 b) 17th century, (1643) c) 1990 d) 1977 ( ½ point each)
  12. SCIENCE
    What is the chemical formula of a snowflake?

    1. H2O
  13. FOOD
    Marzipane, yummie, is made from sugar, egg whites, and ground; aniseed, licorice, almond, or dried bananas?

    1. Almond
  14. MUSICALS
    Name these four well known musicals from their logos?

    1. a) CATS, b) Les Miserable c) Hamilton, d) Hairpsray<
      ( ½ point each)
  15. GEOGRAPHY
    Christmas Island, property of Australia, 65% of the people speak Chinese fluently, can be found in which ocean?

    1. Indian Ocean
  16. CALENDAR
    The month of December got its name from the Roman or Latn calendar. It is the twelfth month for us, but in that Latin calendar, which month was it in the year?

    1. 10th – Latin for 10 is Decem
  17. HISTORY
    During which war did German and British troops play football in No Mans Land?

    1. World War 1
  18. BEST SELLING TOYS
    Four of the best-selling toys of all time, Name them

    1. a) Tomagochi b) Rubiks Cube c) Cabbage Patch Kids (or Dolls) d) Stretch Armstrong
      ( ½ point each)
  19. CHRISTMAS HITS
    I am looking for four answers here, the names of two songs. They are the best seeling singles of all time according to the Guinness Book of Records- One was released in 1942 and has sold over 50 million records since then. It first appeared in the film Holiday Inn but has appeared in other movies since then. The second song has sold 30 million records and was most recently released in connection with a major news story in 1997 though it was f first released in 1973, Name the two songs and the people who made hits of them.

    1. White Christmas by Bing Crosby and Candle in the Wind by Elton John.
      ( ½ point for every correct song title and ½ point for every correct singer, total 2 points)
  20. LITERATURE
    Which famous poem has got a second and third line that goes when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse?

    1. Twas the Night Before Christmas (Also the opening line)
  21. RELIGION
    What was the name of the father or step father (I guess) of Jesus and partner to Mary who had nothing to do with the conception of Jesus?

    1. Joseph
  22. SANTA CLAUSE
    Three well known Santa Clause type charactes, Name the acrors and the movies.

    1. a/b) Miracle on 34th Street with Richard Attenborough
      c/d) Bad Santa with Billy Bob Thornton
      e/f) The Santa Clause (1,2,3 or 4) with Tim Allen
      ( ½ point for each film and ½ point for each actoe)