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Christmas Quiz

Happy Christmas †

1. In 'the 12 days of Christmas' what do you get if you subtract the number of wings from the number of legs?

2. In what year was the first royal †Christmas broadcast

3. Who sang the third line in
a. Do they know itís Christmas
b.We are the world

4. They Died on Christmas day
a; American Actor, Comedian, Wit and Raconteur 1946
b; Soul Legend 2006
c; Generally Drunk Crooner 1995

5. Born on Christmas day
a; Scientist 1642
b; Hotelier and ancestor of well known US parasite/socialite 1887
c; Rock and Roll legend and preacher 1932
d; Leeds player, hard man and pundit 1957

6. In which country does Joulupukki, the Yul Goat, bring the presents?

7. Which South African region means Christmas in Portugese

8. The Addis Brush company designed their first artificial Christmas tree based on what type of brush.

9. What is the name of Aladdinís mother.

10. What sort of car is this



11. Only record to be Number 1 twice by the same artist

12. Plots
a; A miserable conman and his partner pose as Santa and his Little Helper to rob department stores on Christmas Eve. But they run into problems when the conman befriends a troubled kid, and the security boss discovers the plot.
b; When a nice old man who claims to be Santa Claus is institutionalized as insane, a young lawyer decides to defend him by arguing in court that he is the real thing.
c; When a man inadvertantly kills Santa on Christmas Eve, he finds himself magically recruited to take his place.
d; With their daughter away, her parents decide to skip Christmas altogether until she decides to come home, causing an uproar when they have to celebrate the holidays at the last minute.

13. What took place over Christmas Island on 8th Nov 1957

14. Which country exports the most Christmas trees.

15. In which year were that last League matched (English or Scottish) played on Christmas day. It's Scottish

16. Which Northern Ex-Football League team opened their ground as a skating rink in the long winter of 62-63

17. Who banned Christmas between 1647 and 1660.

18. Apart from Bananarama, who was the only female member of the original ĎDo they know itís Christmasí cast list.

19. Which US state in 1907 was the last to declare Christmas a legal holiday.

20. What is the popular name for little baked sausages wrapped in rashers of streaky bacon.

21. Which country is the largest producer of Brussels sprouts. It's not Belgium

22. Which countryís traditional Christmas meal consists of the following ;
barshch, a vegetable stew; fish soup; herring; fish in aspic; carp; stewed cabbage or sauerkraut. Poland

23. Yorkshireman William Strickland is believed to have brought the first what to Britain from North America in 1526? This is obvious

25. Child star Jimmy Boyd sang which hugely popular 1950's Christmas song, which was initially banned by the Catholic Church in Boston because it supposedly mixed sex and Christmas .

26.Who said
a; Christmas is the one time of year when people of all religions come together to worship Jesus Christ. A cartoon character
b; Christmas is forced upon a reluctant and disgusted nation by the shopkeepers and the press; on its own merits it would wither and shrivel in the fiery breath of universal hatred.
c; I stopped believing in Santa Claus when my mother took me to see him in a department store, and he asked for my autograph. a child star
d; Santa Claus has the right idea. Visit people once a year. He played the piano
e; Iím dreaming of a White Christmas. I made this one up
bearing

Just a quick couple of answers before I toddle off to work...

8. Bog Brush!
10. Riley Elf
fartcatcher

bearing wrote:
Just a quick couple of answers before I toddle off to work...

8. Bog Brush!
10. Riley Elf


correct and correct
Forest

12. Plots
a; A miserable conman and his partner pose as Santa and his Little Helper to rob department stores on Christmas Eve. But they run into problems when the conman befriends a troubled kid, and the security boss discovers the plot. Bad Santa

b; When a nice old man who claims to be Santa Claus is institutionalized as insane, a young lawyer decides to defend him by arguing in court that he is the real thing.  Miracle on 34th Street

c; When a man inadvertantly kills Santa on Christmas Eve, he finds himself magically recruited to take his place. The Santa Clause

d; With their daughter away, her parents decide to skip Christmas altogether until she decides to come home, causing an uproar when they have to celebrate the holidays at the last minute.
Christmas with the Kranks


Finished at work now and Farty has a giant quiz it doesnt get better than this. Is it too early for beer?
sheeps

Forest wrote:
12. Plots
a; A miserable conman and his partner pose as Santa and his Little Helper to rob department stores on Christmas Eve. But they run into problems when the conman befriends a troubled kid, and the security boss discovers the plot. Bad Santa

b; When a nice old man who claims to be Santa Claus is institutionalized as insane, a young lawyer decides to defend him by arguing in court that he is the real thing. †Miracle on 34th Street

c; When a man inadvertantly kills Santa on Christmas Eve, he finds himself magically recruited to take his place. The Santa Clause

d; With their daughter away, her parents decide to skip Christmas altogether until she decides to come home, causing an uproar when they have to celebrate the holidays at the last minute.
Christmas with the Kranks


Finished at work now and Farty has a giant quiz it doesnt get better than this. Is it too early for beer?


No, have one.
Forest

1. In 'the 12 days of Christmas' what do you get if you subtract the number of wings from the number of legs?

100?
fartcatcher

all correct so far  hgfhjgfjgfj
Forest

fartcatcher wrote:
all correct so far †hgfhjgfjgfj


*whispers*
You left the answer to 22 after the question
Grind

Is 5a Bacon? If nit, then put me down for summat like a Newton.

6 is Finland

Is 20 pigs in a blanket?

Anything else bacony?
Forest

17. Who banned Christmas between 1647 and 1660.

One of the Cromwells, Oliver or the other one
Grind

Forest wrote:
17. Who banned Christmas between 1647 and 1660.

One of the Cromwells, Oliver or the other one


The other one was a Dick.  

* Probably him then. *
Seal

4. They Died on Christmas day

b; Soul Legend 2006  James Brown.

7. Which South African region means Christmas in Portugese

Natal

13. What took place over Christmas Island on 8th Nov 1957

Hydrogen bomb test?

26.Who said
b; Christmas is forced upon a reluctant and disgusted nation by the shopkeepers and the press; on its own merits it would wither and shrivel in the fiery breath of universal hatred.

Is it Cheryl Cole?
Butts

Re: Christmas Quiz

fartcatcher wrote:


18. Apart from Bananarama, who was the only female member of the original ĎDo they know itís Christmasí cast list.



Its either Marilyn or DC Lee.
fartcatcher

Right - well spotted Forest with the inevitable copy and paste error.

Grind - right with 5a (Newton), 6 and 20.

Forest - right with Cromwell (Oliver)

Seal - right with 4b, 7, 13.
er - wrong with Cheryl Cole - good effort though

Butts - very close as Marilyn was in it but he counts as a man. If it helps at all I'd never heard of her.
Forest

Re: Christmas Quiz

Butts wrote:
fartcatcher wrote:


18. Apart from Bananarama, who was the only female member of the original ĎDo they know itís Christmasí cast list.



Its either Marilyn or DC Lee.



Watched the video tonight on TOTP2 and I think I saw DC Lee but it could have been Pepsi of Pepsi and Shirlie fame.
Paula Yates was also there, so possibly an error in the question FC.
fartcatcher

Re: Christmas Quiz

Forest wrote:
Butts wrote:
fartcatcher wrote:


18. Apart from Bananarama, who was the only female member of the original ĎDo they know itís Christmasí cast list.



Its either Marilyn or DC Lee.



Watched the video tonight on TOTP2 and I think I saw DC Lee but it could have been Pepsi of Pepsi and Shirlie fame.
Paula Yates was also there, so possibly an error in the question FC.


It was Jody Watley (who?) not DC Lee. She must have had her 15 minutes of fame at the right time. Paula Yates was there but I didn't think she actually did any singing.

goes off to check video
Butts

She was in Shalamar who may have been there at the time.
Forest

26.Who said

b; Christmas is forced upon a reluctant and disgusted nation by the shopkeepers and the press; on its own merits it would wither and shrivel in the fiery breath of universal hatred.


Surely thats Morrissey the miserable feck
fartcatcher

Forest wrote:
26.Who said

b; Christmas is forced upon a reluctant and disgusted nation by the shopkeepers and the press; on its own merits it would wither and shrivel in the fiery breath of universal hatred.


Surely thats Morrissey the miserable feck


George Bernard Shaw.

I've been back and put a few clues in btw.
Grind

Butts wrote:
She was in Shalamar who may have been there at the time.


Oooh, I quite liked them in an "I'm absofeckinglutely not admitting to it at the time" kind of way.



I always struggle trying to play the opening guitar bit for longer than a couple of bars.  
Forest

23. Yorkshireman William Strickland is believed to have brought the first what to Britain from North America in 1526? This is obvious †

Turkeys

9. What is the name of Aladdinís mother.

Mrs. Sane
fartcatcher

Forest wrote:
23. Yorkshireman William Strickland is believed to have brought the first what to Britain from North America in 1526? This is obvious †

Turkeys

9. What is the name of Aladdinís mother.

Mrs. Sane


Forest - sometimes I think you're not taking this seriously  

Clue - Her husband's dead and her surname contains a rude word.
Grind

fartcatcher wrote:
Forest wrote:
23. Yorkshireman William Strickland is believed to have brought the first what to Britain from North America in 1526? This is obvious †

Turkeys

9. What is the name of Aladdinís mother.

Mrs. Sane


Forest - sometimes I think you're not taking this seriously †

Clue - Her husband's dead and her surname contains a rude word.


Is it the late Mr. Flangeflaps' widow.

Twankey?
fartcatcher

Grind wrote:
fartcatcher wrote:
Forest wrote:
23. Yorkshireman William Strickland is believed to have brought the first what to Britain from North America in 1526? This is obvious †

Turkeys

9. What is the name of Aladdinís mother.

Mrs. Sane


Forest - sometimes I think you're not taking this seriously †

Clue - Her husband's dead and her surname contains a rude word.


Is it the late Mr. Flangeflaps' widow.

Twankey?


Oh no it isn't!

yes it is actually
bearing

21. Now I'm guessing it's either us or the Dutch
Forest

11. Only record to be Number 1 twice by the same artist

Band Aid?
fartcatcher

Bearing - you can't have either ors

Forest - same record same name different artists. Except I think publicity shy philanthropist Mr. B. Ono might have turned up on all of them.

I was thinking of a proper record by a proper band. Although one member of the band may not have been around the second time it made number 1.

Seal

fartcatcher wrote:
Bearing - you can't have either ors

Forest - same record same name different artists. Except I think publicity shy philanthropist Mr. B. Ono might have turned up on all of them.

I was thinking of a proper record by a proper band. Although one member of the band may not have been around the second time it made number 1.



Bo Rap

Maerry Xmas!""
fartcatcher

Seal wrote:
fartcatcher wrote:
Bearing - you can't have either ors

Forest - same record same name different artists. Except I think publicity shy philanthropist Mr. B. Ono might have turned up on all of them.

I was thinking of a proper record by a proper band. Although one member of the band may not have been around the second time it made number 1.



Bo Rap

Maerry Xmas!""


correct Seal - hastily re-released for Xmas 1991 in order that remaining members of the band could make a big wad of cash out of Freddie's demise.
bearing

21. UK
21. Netherlands
bearing

I've looked at the records, there's no such track called Bo Rap!

I think the answer is Bohemian Rhapsody.
Forest

bearing wrote:
21. UK
21. Netherlands


Come on make your mind up, one or t'other
fartcatcher

Answers for those with time on their hands

1. In 'the 12 days of Christmas' what do you get if you subtract the number of wings from the number of legs?

100


2. In what year was the first royal  Christmas broadcast

1932

3. Who sang the third line in
a. Do they know itís Christmas
b.We are the world

George Michael, Paul Simon

4. They Died on Christmas day
a; American Actor, Comedian, Wit and Raconteur 1946
WC Fields
b; Soul Legend 2006
James Brown
c; Generally Drunk Crooner 1995
Dean Martin

5. Born on Christmas day
a; Scientist 1642
Isaac Newton
b; Hotelier and ancestor of well known US parasite/socialite 1887
Conrad Hilton
c; Rock and Roll legend and preacher 1932
Little Richard
d; Leeds player, hard man and pundit 1957
Chris Kamara

6. In which country does Joulupukki, the Yul Goat, bring the presents?
Finland

7. Which South African region means Christmas in Portugese
Natal

8. The Addis Brush company designed their first artificial Christmas tree based on what type of brush.
Bog Brush

9. What is the name of Aladdinís mother.
Widow Twankey

10. What sort of car is this

Riley Elf

11. Only record to be Number 1 twice by the same artist

Bohemian Rhapsody (Bo Rap)

12. Plots
a; A miserable conman and his partner pose as Santa and his Little Helper to rob department stores on Christmas Eve. But they run into problems when the conman befriends a troubled kid, and the security boss discovers the plot.
Bad Santa
b; When a nice old man who claims to be Santa Claus is institutionalized as insane, a young lawyer decides to defend him by arguing in court that he is the real thing.
Miracle on 34th St
c; When a man inadvertantly kills Santa on Christmas Eve, he finds himself magically recruited to take his place.
The Santa Clause
d; With their daughter away, her parents decide to skip Christmas altogether until she decides to come home, causing an uproar when they have to celebrate the holidays at the last minute.
Christmas with the Kranks

13. What took place over Christmas Island on 8th Nov 1957
Britains first nuclear explosion

14. Which country exports the most Christmas trees.
Canada

15. In which year were that last League matched (English or Scottish) played on Christmas day. It's Scottish
1976

16. Which Northern Ex-Football League team opened their ground as a skating rink in the long winter of 62-63
Halifax Town

17. Who banned Christmas between 1647 and 1660.
Oliver Cromwell

18. Apart from Bananarama, who was the only female member of the original ĎDo they know itís Christmasí cast list.
Jody Watley

19. Which US state in 1907 was the last to declare Christmas a legal holiday.
Oklahoma

20. What is the popular name for little baked sausages wrapped in rashers of streaky bacon.
Pigs in Blankets

21. Which country is the largest producer of Brussels sprouts. It's not Belgium
Netherlands

22. Which countryís traditional Christmas meal consists of the following ;
barshch, a vegetable stew; fish soup; herring; fish in aspic; carp; stewed cabbage or sauerkraut.
Poland

23. Yorkshireman William Strickland is believed to have brought the first what to Britain from North America in 1526? This is obvious.
Turkey

25. Child star Jimmy Boyd sang which hugely popular 1950's Christmas song, which was initially banned by the Catholic Church in Boston because it supposedly mixed sex and Christmas .
I saw mummy kissing Santa Claus

26.Who said
a; Christmas is the one time of year when people of all religions come together to worship Jesus Christ.
Bart Simpson
b; Christmas is forced upon a reluctant and disgusted nation by the shopkeepers and the press; on its own merits it would wither and shrivel in the fiery breath of universal hatred.
George Bernard Shaw
c; I stopped believing in Santa Claus when my mother took me to see him in a department store, and he asked for my autograph. a child star
Shirley Temple
d; Santa Claus has the right idea. Visit people once a year.
Victor Borge
e; Iím dreaming of a White Christmas.
Nick Griffin

I think Forest probably won with Seal second and Bearing third

First prize
One free ticket to 'Birdingbury's got talent'

Second prize
A pair of bicycle clips

Third prize
A nasal hair trimmer

phew!

Thanks to Jon Kennedy at the Cricketers for letting me use his questions
bearing

Ace, always wanted a nose hair trimmer.

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