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1 Who’s got a big red nose?

2 Within 10 years, when did the first Christmas card appear?

3 Which bird originally symbolised Christmas?

4 Which plant was said to accompany the one that “bears the crown”?

5 Which is the only cathedral in England to allow mistletoe in at Christmas?

6 What was the original name for crackers?

7 Where had the Holy Family come from before they took shelter in the stable?

8 Christmas Island is so-called because of the wintry weather experienced there – true or false?

9 Which gospel gives the fullest account of Christ’s birth?

10 In which country did the pantomime originate?

11 What was abolished by Act of Parliament in 1647?

12 Who was Jacob Marley?

13 Which carol was written because of the activity of church mice?

In which country did the pantomime originate? Question 10
In which country did the pantomime originate? Question 10

14 What is celebrated on December 6?

15 Who did Mary visit in Judea before the birth of Christ?

16 How long did the Lord of Misrule reign?

17 What feast marks the end of the Ecclesiastical Christmas season?

18 Who is said to have been born on December 31?

19 What came first in crackers – motto or bang?

20 Who invented crackers?

21 Where does the Trafalgar Square Christmas tree come from?

22 What country are the Magi said to have come from?

23 Which good Bohemian king was murdered by his brother?

24 In which tree might you find a partridge?

25 Who announced the advent of Christ’s cousin John?

26 Who told Herod of the birth of Christ?

Where does the Trafalgar Square Christmas tree come from? Question 21
Where does the Trafalgar Square Christmas tree come from? Question 21

27 When is St Stephen’s Day?

28 Who is said to have planted the first Glastonbury Thorn?

29 When is St Thomas’s Day celebrated?

30 Where will you find Black Tom of Soothill?

31 Where is the Devil’s Knell tolled?

32 Who was born at Woolsthorpe on Christmas Day, 1642?

33 What does the Mayor of Glastonbury send to the Queen for Christmas Day?

34 Who composed the tune for In The Bleak Midwinter?

35 What’s a Wait?

36 What event was first held on Christmas Eve, 1918?

37 When is Plough Sunday?

38 What have January 1 and 6, March 29 and September 29 have in common?

39 What was a Hackin?

The Christmas cracker joke was about Theresa May. Stock image
The Christmas cracker joke was about Theresa May. Stock image

40 When is St Distaff’s Day?

41 What notable event took place in London on December 26, 1717?

42 Which king died on Candlemas Day, 1702?

43 Who is said to have made the first church Christmas crib?

44 What was a ‘Bang of Expectation’?

45 Who died violently in Canterbury during the Christmas season in 1170?

46 Where may you find the Church of the Nativity?

47 Where does the tradition of the Christmas Tree come from?

48 Who is said to have introduced the custom there?

49 Who is said to have brought it here?

50 Who first devised the red and white outfit Father Christmas wears today?

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