Day 3: Quiz 1 answers

  1. In which country did eggnog originate? Britain
  2. How many of Rudolph's fellow reindeers' names start with 'D'? Three. Dancer, Dasher, Donner
  3. What is traditionally hidden inside a Christmas pudding? A coin
  4. What colour did Santa wear until Coca-Cola rebranded him? Green
  5. What decoration do elves traditionally have on their shoes? Bells
  6. The film Miracle on 34th Street centres on what real-life department store? Macy's
  7. Astronauts broadcast which Christmas song from space in 1965? Jingle Bells
  8. In which modern-day country was St. Nicholas born? Turkey
  9. The official record for the tallest snowman is held by the US town of Bethel, Maine. To the nearest 10ft, how tall was it? 120ft
  10. If you're born on Christmas day, what's your star sign? Capricorn

Day 7: Quiz 2 answers

  1. How many gifts were given in total in 'The Twelve Days of Christmas' song? 364
  2. In which Christmas movie does Tom Hanks play 6 characters? The Polar Express. He plays Hero Boy, Father, Conductor, Hobo, Scrooge and Santa Claus.
  3. Which celebrity won the first ever Strictly Come Dancing in December 2004? Natasha Kaplinsky with Brendan Cole
  4. What's the name of the giant snow monster that guards Elsa's palace in Frozen? Marshmallow
  5. Name the YouTube personality who won consecutive UK Christmas number ones in 2018 and 2019. LadBaby
  6. Which country started the tradition of putting up an Xmas tree? Germany
  7. How many ghosts show up in A Christmas Carol? Four: former business partner Jacob Marley, and the spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Future.
  8. How do you say "Merry Christmas" in Spanish? Feliz Navidad
  9. Alphabetically, which of Santa's reindeer comes first? Blitzen
  10. Which famous scientist who developed the three laws of motion, was born on Christmas day 1642? Sir Isaac Newton

Day 15: Quiz 3 answers

  1. In Home Alone, where are the McCallisters going on holiday when they leave Kevin behind? Paris
  2. In the song “Frosty the Snowman,” what made Frosty come to life? An old silk hat
  3. What traditional Christmas decoration is actually a parasitic plant? Mistletoe 
  4. What holiday movie sequel includes a cameo by Donald Trump? Home Alone 2
  5. In Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, what was the first name of Scrooge? Ebenezer 
  6. In the song “Winter Wonderland,” what do we call the snowman? Parson Brown
  7. In the Dr Who Christmas special in 2017, which actress made her first official appearance as the 13th Doctor? Jodie Whittaker
  8. The Australian external territory of Christmas Island is in which ocean? Indian Ocean
  9. Driving Home for Christmas, was written during a car journey back to which town? Middlesborough
  10. When do the 12 Days of Christmas start? Christmas Day

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