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Answers to HSL’s Weekly Quiz – 24th December 2020

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    1. In the English Christmas carol, ‘The Twelve Days of Christmas’, what did “my true love” gift on the 10th day?

    Ten lords a-leaping

     

    1. Name all eight of Santa’s original reindeer.

    Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner and Blitzen. Rudolph joined later!

     

    1. In the 17th century, which famous figure allegedly made mince pies illegal in England?

    Oliver Cromwell

     

    1. Which American actor played the Grinch in the 2000 film, ‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas’?

    Jim Carrey

     

    1. What popular Christmas carol has the lyric “on a cold winter’s night that was so deep”?

    The First Noel

     

    1. Which British monarch delivered the first royal Christmas Day message to the nation?

    King George V (The Queen’s grandfather)

     

    1. What spice is most often used in the festive drink eggnog?

    Nutmeg

     

    1. Can you name the four ghosts featured in Charles Dicken’s beloved book, ‘A Christmas Carol’?

    Jacob Marley, The Ghost of Christmas Past, Christmas Present and Christmas Future

     

    1. ‘White Christmas’ is a classic Christmas song written by Irving Berlin, but who first sang the original on Christmas Day in 1941?

    Bing Crosby

     

    1. How do you say ‘Merry Christmas’ in French?

    Joyeux Noël

     

    1. What is the animated carrot called in Aldi’s Christmas adverts?

    Kevin the Carrot

     

    1. What is traditionally hidden inside a Christmas pudding and believed to bring good fortune?

    A silver coin (traditionally a six pence)

     

    1. In popular Christmas film ‘Home Alone’, what is the name of the lead character played by actor Macaulay Culkin?

    Kevin McCallister

     

    1. What is the name of the Jewish festival celebrated around Christmas time?

    Hanukkah

     

    1. Where can you find the festively named Australian island, Christmas Island?

    Indian Ocean, Indonesia – 1500km west of the Australian mainland

     

    1. In what year did Coca-Cola Christmas trucks first appear in the brand’s Christmas advert?

    1995

     

    1. In ‘The Christmas Song’ (1961) by Nat King Cole, what is “nipping at your nose”?

    Jack Frost

     

    1. What is Glühwein commonly known as?

    Mulled wine

     

    1. Where did Mary and Joseph live before the birth of Jesus Christ?

    Nazareth

     

    1. What fruit is traditionally found in the bottom of Christmas stockings?

    Orange

     

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