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The Enigmatic Dr X

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Festive Thrill Tree: Christmas Trivia
« on: 10 December, 2020, 07:28:48 PM »
I am helping to organise a quiz in work and have come up with these questions. Posted here for trivia and in case you have a need for small talk with relatives in the next few weeks, or a Zoom quiz...


Based on https://www.officialcharts.com

This is a list of Christmas number one singles. One point for the artist, one point for the year it was Christmas  #1. Plus a bonus question for one point.

1.   Bohemian Rhapsody - 1975, 1971 (Queen) Sneaky 3 pointer!
2.   Can We Fix It - 2000 (Bob the Builder)
3.   He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother - 2012 (Justice Collective) Watch the oldies complain!
4.   Save Your Love - 1982 (Renee and Renato)
5.   Perfect - 2017 (Ed Sheeran)
6.   Killing in the Name - 2009 (Rage Against the Machine)
7.   2 Become 1 - 1996 (Spice Girls)
8.   I will always Love you - 1992 - (Whitney Houston)
9.   Day Tripper/ We Can work it Out - 1965 (Beatles)
10.   Any artist, singer or band to have three or more Christmas number ones, not Band Aid: Beatles, Spice Girls, Cliff Richard


1.   Most recent artist to have a second Christmas Number 1? (Ladbaby, 2018 and 2019)
2.   In what year was the last White Christmas in the UK?  (2015. Technically, the last white Christmas was on Christmas Day in 2015, with 10 per cent of weather stations recording snowfall, though no station reported any of snow settling on the ground.)
3.   Name Santa's nine reindeer. One point each. Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen, Rudolph
4.   In Central European folklore, what is the name of the half-goat, half-demon who punishes children in the Christmas season if they have misbehaved? (Krampus)
5.   Four ingredients in egg nog? (Milk, cream, sugar, egg)
6.   When did Christmas Day become a public holiday in Scotland? (1958 - Cromwell banned it)
7.   Highest grossing Christmas movie? (Home Alone, $286M which is $528M adjusted for inflation)
8.   What does Santa give to a naughty child instead of a present? (Lump of coal)
9.   In the song "Frosty the Snowman", what makes Frosty come to life? (An old silk hat)
10.   What Christmas decoration was first made from strands of silver? (Tinsel)
11.   In "A Christmas Carol", what is Mr Scrooge's first name? (Ebeneezer)
12.   And the name of his dead partner? (Marley)
13.   These were the best selling toys in their year, according to the Independent. Put them in order, oldest to most recent- POGS, Rubik's Cube, Tamagotchi, Robosapien, Stretch Armstrong, Cabbage Patch Doll, High School Musical Dance Mat Stretch Armstrong 1976, Rubik's Cube 1980, Cabbage Patch Doll 1984, POGS 1995, Tamagotchi 1997, Robosapien 2004,  High School Musical Dance Mat 2009 One point for each in its correct place in the list.


1.   Most popular meal for Christmas Day in Japan? (KFC; people queue from Christmas Eve!)
2.   How many wise men visited Jesus? (Unknown; the assumption is three because there were three gifts, but the weight and volume and number are unknown)
3.   In which country did the expression "Xmas" originate? (Greece)
4.   What does the X stand for? (Xpitoc; Greek Ortodox spelling of Christ)
5.   Subtract the french hens from the swans a swimming. What animal do you get? (Calling birds, (3 from 7))
« Last Edit: 10 December, 2020, 07:30:26 PM by The Enigmatic Dr X »
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Re: Festive Thrill Tree: Christmas Trivia
« Reply #1 on: 10 December, 2020, 07:43:42 PM »
You have brought seasonal discord and disharmony to my home, Dr X. Many thanks!

(Typo in the Bohemian Rhapsody answer: 1975 and 1991

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Re: Festive Thrill Tree: Christmas Trivia
« Reply #3 on: 11 December, 2020, 12:05:32 AM »
I am also doing the synopsis translation as a round.

On Christmas Day, New York City Sheriff visited his wife. He took her to a Japanese market on the weekends, but a mob attacked her heart. Song stars or something. McCall immediately realized that none of his opponents had been rescued, but he did.

New York City policeman John McClane is visiting his estranged wife on Christmas Eve. He joins her at a holiday party in the headquarters of the Japanese-owned business she works for. But the festivities are interrupted by a group of terrorists who take over the exclusive high-rise, and everyone in it. Very soon McClane realizes that there's no one to save the hostages -- but him.
« Last Edit: 11 December, 2020, 12:07:33 AM by The Enigmatic Dr X »
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