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The Silversurfers, just for fun, Christmas Quiz!

We have designed a Christmas Quiz for you which you can play at home or on a Zoom call with family and friends!

Here are 30 questions for you to test your trivia knowledge this Christmas. Some easy, some a little harder, and some even harder still.

But don’t worry, we have included the answers at the end. It’s just a little bit of festive fun to get you feeling Christmassy!

Easy

  1. Including Rudolph, how many reindeer does Santa have?
  2. According to the song, what did my true love give to me on the eighth day of Christmas?
  3. In which country is a pickled ornament traditionally hidden in their Christmas trees?
  4. When is St Stephen’s Day?
  5. Name all three of Santa’s reindeer whose names begin with the letter D
  6. The Christmas tree in Trafalgar Square has been donated by which country since 1947?
  7. How many ghosts were in ‘A Christmas Carol’?
  8. How many tips do traditional snowflakes have?
  9. What is traditionally served as a pudding on Christmas Day in Scotland?
  10. Which creature is traditionally eaten instead of turkey for the Christmas meal in the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Poland?

Hard

  1. What fruit can be stored alongside Christmas cake to keep it moist?
  2. What name did Charles Dickens use instead of ‘chapter’ for the five sections of ‘A Christmas Carol’?
  3. On a short animated film first broadcast on Christmas Eve 1995, who was framed for the crime of sheep rustling?
  4. Where do poinsettias originate from?
  5. In which country do people hide brooms away on Christmas Eve to stop them from being stolen by witches?
  6. Which Christmas accessory is Tom Smith – a confectioner from London – credited with inventing in 1846?
  7. What is the name of George Bailey’s guardian angel in ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’?
  8. Where was it ‘always winter but never Christmas’?
  9. Who wrote the Bing Crosby hit ‘White Christmas’?
  10. Which Christmas song was played in both German and English trenches on Christmas Eve 1944?

Even Harder

  1. Christmas Island, a territory of Australia, is located in which ocean?
  2. How many bottles or litres of champagne are in a Jeroboam?
  3. In which country does a witch rather than Santa Claus drop gifts down the chimney at Christmas?
  4. When does the Orthodox Church in Russia celebrate Christmas?
  5. In which American state would you find the city of Bethlehem?
  6. What was the name of the novelty Christmas song written in 1944, by New York music teacher Donald Yetter Gardner?
  7. Which Christmas carol based on a poem by English poet Christina Rossetti has been set to music many times, most famously by Gustav Holst?
  8. Which novel starts with the line: ‘Christmas won’t be Christmas without any presents’?
  9. Who was generally thought of as the English leader who abolished all Christmas activities and the singing of carols in 1644?
  10. Which famous author wrote the first ever King’s Christmas message for George V in 1932?

Answers: Easy

  1. Nine
  2. Eight maids a-milking
  3. Germany
  4. Boxing Day
  5. Dasher, Dancer and Donner
  6. Norway
  7. Four
  8. Six
  9. Clootie Dumplings
  10. Carp

Answers: Hard

  1. An apple
  2. Stave
  3. Gromit
  4. Mexico
  5. Norway
  6. The Cracker
  7. Clarence Odbody
  8. Narnia
  9. Irving Berlin
  10. Silent Night

Answers: Even Harder

  1. Indian Ocean
  2. Four bottles or 3 litres
  3. Italy
  4.  7th January
  5. Pennslyvania
  6. All I want for Christmas is My Two Front Teeth
  7. In the Bleak Mid Winter
  8. Little Women
  9. Oliver Cromwell
  10. Rudyard Kipling

How did you get on? Let us know in the comments below!

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Hi I’m Melina, a mother of 3 teenage children and with a particular interest in all things health related. I run a busy household and smallholding alongside my work with Silversurfers, which currently includes dogs, fish, hens, ducks and pigs!

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