Sentimental yet sardonic (booster17) wrote,
Sentimental yet sardonic

Merry Quizmas!

So, you think you know your Christmas trivia, huh? Try these...

1 - Why did Mary and Joseph travel to Bethlehem?
a) To find a mid-wife
b) To avoid eviction from their home
c) To register for a tax demand

2 - Where was the original Father Christmas from?
a) Nowhere - he was a mythical figure
b) The area that is present day Turkey
c) Lapland

3 - Which ghost was based on Father Christmas in Charles Dicken's A Christmas Carol?
a) Ghost of Christmas past
b) Ghost of Christmas present
c) Ghost of Christmas future

4 - Which country gives Britain the Christmas tree which stands in Trafalgar Square each year?
a) Canada
b) Germany
c) Norway

5 - How did December 26th get its Boxing Day nickname?
a) It was a traditional date for heavyweight bouts across Britain in the 18th Century
b) It was the day when tradesmen were traditionally given a box of goodies by customers
c) It was the date when Christmas visitors traditionally packed up their luggage before returning home.

6 - Who is credited with introducing the Christmas tree to Britain?
a) King Henry VIII
b) Prince Albert
c) Sir Francis Drake

7 - On which of these dates did England NOT celebrate Christmas?
a) 1286
b) 1649
c) 1789

8 - Why did Temperance societies call for the first British Christmas cards to be banned?
a) Over fears that nativity scenes showing Jesus were blasphemous.
b) Because cards showed revelers drinking alcohol.
c) Because scenes of romance such as men kissing women were thought to be unsuitable.

9 - Which gospel in the bible gives the traditional account of Jesus's birth?
a) Luke
b) Mark
c) John

10 - What decoration did Brits normally put on the top of the Christmas trees during the early 1900's?
a) A Union flag
b) A sprig of holly
c) A paper dove

Tougher than you thought, huh? Answers tomorrow. :)
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