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  1. For children's letters to Santa Claus/Father Christmas, Canada allocates the postcode: SANTA; XMAS; NTH POLE; or HO HO HO?
  2. Put these best selling toys in order, oldest first: Furby, Game Boy, Wii, Pogs?
  3. The Indian term Bada Din for Christmas means: Baby Jesus; Big day; Snow; or Eat Drink and Be Merry?
  4. Ilex (ilex) is the scientific name for: Holly; Ivy; Christmas tree; or Christmas pudding?
  5. The 1857 Christmas song 'Jingle Bells' was originally titled (from the lyric) 'One Horse Open (What?)': Way; Sleigh; House; or Wide?  
  6. What popularly misunderstood 16th century word derives from the 22nd Greek letter 'Chi' as an abbreviation for Christ: Yule; Tinsel; Xmas or Chimney?
  7. Hoffman's famous 1816 Christmas story 'Nussknacker und Mausek├Ânig' is the (What?) and the (What?): Nutcracker; Pie-maker; Milk-shaker; Fairy Queen; Mouse King; or Time Lord? (two answers required)
  8.  The Scandinavian 'Julbock', is a: Sunny Christmas day; Yule Goat; Calendar; or Bedtime story about snow?
  9.  Buttons is a character in the pantomime: Goldilocks; Cinderella; Aladdin; or The Wizard of Oz?
  10. "The stars in the night sky looked down where he lay.." is from the Christmas carol: We Three Kings; Away in a Manger; Little Donkey; O Come All Ye Faithful?
  11. A snowflake is a chemical compound with the formula: H2O; H2SO4; CO2; or O3 ?
  12. The Northern hemisphere's Winter Solstice (c.21st Dec) is the day of the lowest: Temperature; Daylight hours; Industrial productivity; or Road traffic levels?
  13. Western Christian Advent starts on the Sunday closest to: 31 Oct; 30 Nov; 6 Dec; or 12 Dec?
  14. 20th/21st century 'Babes in the Wood' pantomimes typically include characters from: Romulus and Remus; Robin Hood; Romeo and Juliet; or Tarzan?
  15. Born Christmas Day 1908, iconic author of The Naked Civil Servant is popularly called: Ernest Hemingway; Stephen King; Quentin Crisp; or Enid Blyton?
  16. The red Christmas plant Poinsettia came originally from: China; Scotland; Mexico; or Australia?
  17. Boney M's 1978 hit song Mary's Boy Child was originally a hit in 1957 for Harry: Connick; Belafonte; Secombe; or Houdini?
  18. Marzipane is made from sugar, egg whites, and ground: Aniseed; Licorice; Almond; or Dried banana?
  19. Florida and Arizona both have towns called: Christmas; Santa; Yule Log; or Stockingfiller?
  20. Brandy is a distillation of: Wine; Tequila; Cider; or Whisky?
  21. A champagne coupe (saucer-shaped glass) is commonly believed moulded from whose breast: Cleopatra; Marie Antoinette; Marilyn Monroe; or Henry VIII?
  22. The first conventional (non-experimental) UK mobile phone call was made on New Year's Day: 1975; 1985; or 1995?
  23. Bankrupt businessman George Bailey played by James Stewart features in the uplifting Christmas film - It's a Wonderful: Christmas; World; Life; or Turkey?
  24. The leading girl and dog in The Wizard of Oz are (which two of these): Debbie; Daphne; Dorothy; Daisy; Lassie; Nana; Toto; or Cujo?
  25. Confusingly December is named after the Roman (Latin) calendar's month: Nine; Ten; Eleven; or Thirteen?
  26. The two islands called Christmas Island, (one is also officially now called Kiritimati) are in which two seas/oceans: Red; Mediterranean; Pacific; or Indian? (two answers required)
  27. Australian 'White Christmas', made of coconut, rice, and dried fruit is a popular Christmas: Cake; Cocktail; Breakfast cereal; or Massage balm?
  28. Hans Christian Andersen's 1845 Christmas story 'Den Lille Pige med Svovlstikkerneis' is the 'The Little (What?) (What?)': Tin; Match; Melting; Girl; Boy; Pig; or Snowman? (two answers required)
  29. National 'founding father' Muhammad Ali Jinnah's Birthday on 25th December is a celebration in: Cuba; Pakistan; Ukraine; or Japan?
  30. Who is said to have given Frankincense to the baby Jesus: Balthazar; Noah; Mary; or Moses?
  31. The popular 2000 film is called 'The (What?) Who Stole Christmas': Ghost; Witch; Grinch; or Pantomime Horse?
  32. Poult is another word for a baby: Pig; Turkey; Potato; or Carrot?
  33. The drink Babycham features the logo of a: Snowman; Fawn; Piglet; or Tadpole?
  34. The Christmas carol is 'I Saw (How many?) Ships': Three; Six; Ten; or Five-Thousand?
  35. Which Christmas plant has ancient pagan associations with fertility, and more recently with kissing: Mistletoe; Poinsettia; Rose; or Sage:
  36. Someone mean with money is named after the central character in 'A Christmas Carol' by Charles Dickens, called Ebenezer: Miser; Skinflint; Cheapskate; or Scrooge?
  37. The popular Christmas song Walking in the Air is from the film: The Nightmare Before Christmas; Die Hard; The Snowman; or Superman?
  38. Bing Crosby's Christmas hit song is 'Little (What?) Boy': Baby; Naughty; Drummer; or Bugle?
  39. People born on 25 December have the astrological sign of: Leo; Sagitarius; Virgo; or Capricon?
  40. The Christmas leftover's mashed fried food called 'bubble and squeak' traditionally comprises which two of: Turkey; Bacon; Potato; Brussels sprouts; or Sherry trifle?


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