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Question 22 was changed (In which body of water is Christmas Island?) because there is more than one island of this name - thanks W Armstrong - 19 Dec 2008.

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  1. Who was the first British monarch to broadcast a Christmas message to the nation?
  2. 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?
  3. Who banned Christmas in England between 1647 and 1660?
  4. On which date is Epiphany celebrated in the traditional Western calendar?
  5. Who are the four ghosts in Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol?
  6. What liqueur goes into making a 'snowball' cocktail?
  7. What is the English title of the carol written in 1818 by Austrian priest Josef Mohr originally called Stille Nacht?
  8. The Nordic countries (Denmark, Sweden, Norway notably) tend to celebrate Christmas chiefly on which date?
  9. Which US state in 1907 was the last to declare Christmas a legal holiday?
  10. Presepe in Italy refers to what Christmas tradition?
  11. Christmas Crackers is cockney rhyming slang for which part of the male anatomy?
  12. What is the popular name for little baked sausages wrapped in rashers of streaky bacon?
  13. Which of the Wise Men was said to have brought the gift of gold for the baby Jesus?
  14. The 1954 movie White Christmas was the first to be made using what new Paramount film format?
  15. Which river did George Washington cross on Christmas night in 1776 in the American Revolutionary War?
  16. What changed in 1752 which caused England to have a White Christmas less frequently thereafter?
  17. Traditional in Germany at Christmas, what sort of food is stollen?
  18. According to the UK National Meteorological Office what year (prior to 2007) was the last White Christmas in Britain?
  19. The Christmas period of 1813-14 saw the last what in London?
  20. How many gifts are given in total in the song The Twelve Days of Christmas?
  21. The words "Myrrh is mine, its bitter perfume breathes of life, of gathering gloom..." come from which Christmas carol?
  22. Christmas Island in the Indian Ocean is a territory of which country?
  23. Which diarist noted on 25th December 1662, "(Christmas Day). Had a pleasant walk to White Hall, where I intended to have received the communion with the family, but I have come too late..."
  24. The USA's official National Christmas Tree is in which National Park?
  25. John Callcott Horsley designed what first commercial Christmas item in 1843?
  26. In Victorian England what people were popularly called robins because of their red uniforms?
  27. Which popular poem was alternatively known as A Visit from St Nicholas?
  28. In Britain which token vegetable is often included in the ingredients of a Christmas pudding?
  29. What animal is Snowball in George Orwell's book Animal Farm?
  30. Yorkshireman William Strickland is believed to have brought the first what to Britain from North America in 1526?


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