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quizballs 127 - free christmas quiz general knowledge questions for trivia quizzes and pub quizzes
- In which country, the world's seventh largest by geographical area, is Christmas known as Bada Din (the big day)?
- Christmas Island, in the Indian Ocean, is a territory of which country?
- 'Three Kings Day' is known by what numerical name (that's 'name', not 'date') in Britain?
- The North Pole, said to be Santa's home, is located in which ocean?
- 'And all the bells on earth shall ring, on Christmas day in the morning...' is from which Christmas carol?
- Marzipan is made (conventionally in the western world) mainly from sugar and the flour or meal of which nut?
- What is the technical name of Mistletoe plant genus, and also Latin for glutinous?
- Peter Auty sang Walking In The Air in what film?
- Which Christmas condiment is made from fruit sometimes referred to as marshworts?
- Which American-born English poet, having first names Thomas Stearns, wrote the poem The Cultivation Of Christmas Trees?
- Which Christmas slogan was introduced by Clarissa Baldwin of Dogs Trust in 1978?
- Which British monarch (born 1865, died 1936) introduced the custom of giving thousands of Christmas puddings to staff?
- In the UK it is traditionally believed that eating a what each day of the twelve days of Christmas brings happiness the following year: Sausage; Mince pie; Carrot; or Turkey drumstick?
- The fortified wine drink Sherry is named after what town?
- In Coldplay's 2010 Christmas single video, the Latin phrase Credo Elvem Etiam Vivere (seen above the stage) loosely means what (combining an ironic rock'n'roll myth, with a seasonal sentiment popularised by Greg Lakes's 1975 Christmas hit)? (And for two bonus points: name the Greg Lake song, and the Coldplay 2010 Christmas single)?
- What is the surname of the family in the 1989 film 'National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation'?
- Who composed the music known as The Nutcracker Suite, for the Christmas themed ballet The Nutcracker, premiered in St Petersburg, 1892?
- Which southern central US state, whose capital city has the same name, was the last to recognize Christmas as an official holiday?
- In which country, the largest of its continent, is it said that finding a spider web on Christmas morning brings good luck, and so Christmas trees are decorated with artificial spider webs?
- What day of the week was Christmas day in the year 2000 (in the conventional western calendar)?
- Charles Dickens is said to have considered the names Little Larry and Puny Pete for which character? (Bonus point: in which Dickens novel did the character appear?)
- Under which Puritan leader did the English parliament pass a law banning Christmas in 1647?
- Name the two administrative and ex-colonial regions of China for whom Christmas day (as at 2010) remains a legal public holiday, whereas in the main country it is not?
- In which European country is it said that malicious goblins called Kallikantzoroi (or Kallikantzari - singular Kallikantzoros) play troublesome pranks at Christmas?
- Very loosely related to Christmas, the predatory animal 'uncia uncia' is better known by what name?
- Which traditional Christmas plant was once so revered by early Britons that it had to be cut with a golden sickle?
- In the song 'The Twelve Days Of Christmas', how many swans were a-swimming?
- The first singing radio commercial, which aired in the US on Christmas Eve 1926, was for which brand: Rolex; BMW; Wheaties; or Durex?
- What former Egyptian president was born on Christmas day in 1918?
- Driving Home For Christmas was a 1988 hit single for which singer?
- Who composed the Lieutenant Kijé orchestral suite, for a 1934 film of the same name, including the Troika movement, commonly used as Christmas theme music, usually with prominent sleigh bells?
- In Mexico, it is said that wearing what colour/color underwear on New Year's Eve ensures finding new love the following year: Yellow; Green; Red; or Brown?
- The Latin word meaning 'coming' gave us what term which still refers to the coming Christmas period, and also to a particular tradition popular with children?
- In which country does Santa have his own personal postcode HOH OHO?
- In 2004, the post office of which country (international dialling code 49) gave away twenty million free scented stickers, to make Christmas cards smell like fir trees, cinammon, gingerbread or honey wax?
- 'Nadolig Llawen' means Merry Christmas in which western European language?
- 'Olive the Other... (what?)', is a Christmas book by Vivian Walsh and J Otto Seibold: Reindeer; Snowman; Otter; or Orangutan?
- In which country, an archipelago of 6,852 islands, is it considered inappropriate to send red Christmas cards?
- The early pagan religious winter festival celebrated by archaic Scandinavian and Germanic people, later absorbed into Christmas celebrations, is still referred to in what alternative word for the Christmas season?
- The surname Chandler derives from the making or selling of what?
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