A. The first commercially-produced Christmas card made an appearance in London, in which year?
B. ‘Boxing Day’, the 26th December, is so-called because:
- It’s the day for tidying empty gift boxes into the rubbish
- It’s the day tradesmen and poor parishioners received a ‘Christmas box’, or present of money
- It’s named for a place called Boxing
C. How many reindeer does Santa have?
- Nine, including Rudolf
- Eight, including Rudolf
D. The idea of Christmas trees originally came from:
E. Which Christmas carol was originally written for the US holiday Thanksgiving, not Christmas at all?
- The Holly and the Ivy
- Jingle Bells
- In the Bleak Midwinter
F. Which angel visited Mary with the news of Jesus’ birth?
G. In France, Father Christmas is known as:
- Pere Noel
- Papa Niege
- Pere Pacques
H. In the song ‘Twelve Days of Christmas’, what did my true love give to me on the fifth day?
- Turtle doves
- Gold rings
- French hens
I. The ingredients of eggnog are:
- milk or cream, eggs, sugar, vanilla and brandy
- eggs, cinnamon, whisky and chocolate
- eggs, Cointreau, wine and nutmeg
J. ‘Mistletoe and wine’ was a Christmas number one for which artist?
- Elton John
- Paul McCartney
- Cliff Richard
ANSWERS: A1, B2, C1, D3, E2, F3, G1, H2, I1, J3
If you got 6 to 8 correct answers: you’re Santa’s favourite elf. Merry Christmas to you!
If you got 3 to 5 correct answers: you’re an elf in training. Find that box of tinsel before it’s too late!
If you got fewer than 3 correct answers: You’re Ebenezer Scrooge. Bah humbug!