Christmas Film & TV 1 - Answers

Published: Thursday 25th December 2014
  1. In which Christmas classic is it said that "Every time a bell rings, an angel gets wings" ? "It's A Wonderful Life".
  2. How did "Blackadder's Christmas Carol" differ fundamentally with Dickens' original ? Ebenezer [Blackadder] starts off being good but he turns bad after the visits of the ghosts.
  3. Which THREE stars shared the billing with Bing Crosby in "White Christmas" ? Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney and Vera Ellen.
  4. Which long running character left Coronation Street on Christmas Day in 1987 to become a housekeeper for a doctor in Derbyshire ? Hilda Ogden.
  5. Who played Scrooge in "The Muppets Christmas Carol" ? Michael Caine.
  6. Which duo dressed as Batman and Robin in their 1996 Christmas special ? Del and Rodney Trotter [Only Fools and Horses].
  7. In which city was "Miracle on 34th Street" set ? New York.
  8. What was the name of the character played by Jim Carrey in "Dumb and Dumber" ? Lloyd Christmas.
  9. In whose Christmas special did various BBC newsmen perform "There is Nothing Like a Dame" ? Morecambe and Wise [1977].
  10. In which 1979 film did Fred Astaire play EIGHT different roles including Father Christmas ?- The Man in the Santa Claus Suit".
  11. Which British monarch was the first to broadcast their Christmas message on television ? Queen Elizabeth II.
  12. In the film "Die Hard 2" which airport did the terrorists take over on Christmas Eve ? Washington DC [Dulles] Airport.
  13. Which popular Eastender's character died on Christmas Day in 2006 ? Pauline Fowler.
  14. Which song from the 1954 movie "White Christmas" was nominated for an Oscar for Best Song ? "Count Your Blessings [Instead of sheep]".
  15. Which rock superstar starred in the film "Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence" ? David Bowie.
  16. Which UK TV station has since 1993 broadcast an alternative Christmas message featuring such characters as Marge Simpson and President Ahmadinejad of Iran ? Channel 4.
  17. The song "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" features in which 1944 musical ? "Meet Me in St. Louis".
  18. Which long running TV series features a character called Santa's Little Helper ? The Simpsons [its Bart's dog].
  19. What present did Harry Potter receive from Hagrid in his first Christmas at Hogwarts ? A rough cut wooden flute.
  20. Which Welsh singer made her acting debut in the 2010 Doctor Who Christmas Special ? Katherine Jenkins.

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