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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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quizballs 48 - free christmas quiz questions for trivia quizzes and pub quizzes
- Who was the first British monarch to broadcast a Christmas message to the nation?
- 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?
- Who banned Christmas in England between 1647 and 1660?
- On which date is Epiphany celebrated in the traditional Western calendar?
- Who are the four ghosts in Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol?
- What liqueur goes into making a 'snowball' cocktail?
- What is the English title of the carol written in 1818 by Austrian priest Josef Mohr originally called Stille Nacht?
- The Nordic countries (Denmark, Sweden, Norway notably) tend to celebrate Christmas chiefly on which date?
- Which US state in 1907 was the last to declare Christmas a legal holiday?
- Presepe in Italy refers to what Christmas tradition?
- Christmas Crackers is cockney rhyming slang for which part of the male anatomy?
- What is the popular name for little baked sausages wrapped in rashers of streaky bacon?
- Which of the Wise Men was said to have brought the gift of gold for the baby Jesus?
- The 1954 movie White Christmas was the first to be made using what new Paramount film format?
- Which river did George Washington cross on Christmas night in 1776 in the American Revolutionary War?
- What changed in 1752 which caused England to have a White Christmas less frequently thereafter?
- Traditional in Germany at Christmas, what sort of food is stollen?
- According to the UK National Meteorological Office what year (prior to 2007) was the last White Christmas in Britain?
- The Christmas period of 1813-14 saw the last what in London?
- How many gifts are given in total in the song The Twelve Days of Christmas?
- The words "Myrrh is mine, its bitter perfume breathes of life, of gathering gloom..." come from which Christmas carol?
- Christmas Island in the Indian Ocean is a territory of which country?
- 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..."
- The USA's official National Christmas Tree is in which National Park?
- John Callcott Horsley designed what first commercial Christmas item in 1843?
- In Victorian England what people were popularly called robins because of their red uniforms?
- Which popular poem was alternatively known as A Visit from St Nicholas?
- In Britain which token vegetable is often included in the ingredients of a Christmas pudding?
- What animal is Snowball in George Orwell's book Animal Farm?
- Yorkshireman William Strickland is believed to have brought the first what to Britain from North America in 1526?
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