Christmas Quiz 5 - Answers

Published: Monday 14th November 2016
  1. Which Apollo mission spent Christmas Day 1968 circling the moon? Apollo 8.
  2. Who was the female star of the 1954 movie "White Christmas"? Rosemary Clooney.
  3. In which year did the British Post Office first introduce Christmas stamps? 1966
  4. In a traditional pantomime, what is Aladdin's surname? Twankey (Widow Twankey's son).
  5. Who sang about a "Blue Christmas" in 1957? Elvis Presley.
  6. In the Christmas movie "Love Actually" who played the US President? Billy Bob Thornton.
  7. Which horse, with a Christmassy name, won the 1964 Derby? Santa Claus.
  8. What was stolen from Westminster Abbey on Christmas Day 1950? The Stone of Scone.
  9. In the Dickens' story "A Christmas Carol" what was the name of Scrooge's clerk? Bob Crachit.
  10. What colour are the flowers on a Christmas cactus? Red or Purple.
  11. In the book "How the Grinch Stole Christmas!" what was the name of the Grinch's dog? Max.
  12. Which Biblical town translates as "House of Bread" in Hebrew? Bethlehem.
  13. Who had a minor Christmas hit in 2007 with "Don't Shoot Me Santa"? The Killers.
  14. In which year did the Queen deliver the first televised Christmas message? 1957
  15. Who composed the music for the festive ballet "The Nutcracker"? Tchaikovsky.
  16. In the George Orwell novel "Animal Farm", which animal is called Snowball? A Pig.
  17. Which member of The Beatles announced his engagement on Christmas Day 1967? Paul McCartney (to Jane Asher, they never married).
  18. First shown in 2012, what was the sequel to "The Snowman"? "The Snowman and the Snow Dog".
  19. Who played Patch in the 1985 movie "Santa Claus:The Movie"? Dudley Moore.
  20. What was the name of the penguin in the 2014 John Lewis Christmas Advert? Monty.

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