Christmas (1): 10 questions

  1. Who wrote the famous Christmas poem “Twas the Night Before Christmas”?
  2. What aspect of Christmas was said to have been invented by Henry Cole, a busy civil servant in the 19th century?
  3. What is the name of the building from which Hans Gruber is dropped in the classic Christmas film “Die Hard”?
  4. Which classic Christmas film has George Bailey as its central character?
  5. In the song “Its beginning to look a lot like Christmas”, what do Janice and Jen want?
  6. Which city was Kevin left alone in at Christmas in Home Alone 2?
  7. How many gifts are given in total in the song “The 12 Days of Christmas?
  8. As celebrated in the song “Six White Boomers”, what animals are said to pull Santa’s sleigh in Australia?
  9. In Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol”, what is the name of Scrooge’s fiancé, who leaves him in a vision shown by the Ghost of Christmas Past?
  10. Which European country has a Christmas character called Black Peter?

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  1. Who wrote the famous Christmas poem “Twas the Night Before Christmas”?
    A: Clement Clark Moore
  2. What aspect of Christmas was said to have been invented by Henry Cole, a busy civil servant in the 19th century?
    A: The Christmas Card (he was too busy to make the in-person calls which until then were expected at Christmas)
  3. What is the name of the building from which Hans Gruber is dropped in the classic Christmas film “Die Hard”?
    A: Nakatomi Plaza
  4. Which classic Christmas film has George Bailey as its central character?
    A: It’s a Wonderful Life
  5. In the song “Its beginning to look a lot like Christmas”, what do Janice and Jen want?
    A: A doll that will talk and go for a walk
  6. Which city was Kevin left alone in at Christmas in Home Alone 2?
    A: New York
  7. How many gifts are given in total in the song “The 12 Days of Christmas?
    A: 364
  8. As celebrated in the song “Six White Boomers”, what animals are said to pull Santa’s sleigh in Australia?
    A: Kangaroos
  9. In Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol”, what is the name of Scrooge’s fiancé, who leaves him in a vision shown by the Ghost of Christmas Past?
    A: Belle
  10. Which European country has a Christmas character called Black Peter?
    A: Netherlands

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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