Dean Neil’s (famous) Christmas Quiz

Nov 29, 2017     Category: Uncategorized


Here is the Dean’s annual Christmas Quiz – edition 2017

  1. Who is Parson Brown?
  2. Who decided the date for Christmas would be December 25?
  3. Bert and Ernie are both characters on Sesame Street. What holiday movie has characters with the same names (not a Muppet movie)?
  4. In 1967 what popular game was the must have gift that year (hint G-4)?
  5. Rollo and Reginald were original names for what popular Christmas character?
  6. Who baptized 10,000 people on Christmas Day?
  7. What is the capital of Christmas Island?
  8. Who said the following (he died on Christmas Day ):“How well I remember one Christmas Day sitting on that same seat at Hanwell school, weeping copious tears. The day before I had committed some breach of rules. As we came into the dining-room for Christmas dinner we were to be given two oranges and a bag of sweets. . .I am speculating what I shall do with mine. I shall save the peel and the sweets I shall eat one a day. Each child is presented with his treasure as he enters the dining-room. At last it is my turn. But the man puts me aside: ‘Oh, no—you’ll go without for what you did yesterday.’”
  9. What was the original title of ‘Hark! The Herald Angel Sings’?
  10. In the movie ‘Love Actually” Hugh Grant ,who plays the PM, is in real life related to which other actor in this movie?
  11. In Canada, Santa’s zip code is H0H 0H0. What is it in the UK?
  12. On Christmas Day, 1865, what notorious group met for the first time ?
  13. The snow in ‘White Christmas’ was fake. What was it made from?
  14. Who was given a year’s wages on Christmas Day in 1956 so they could finish a novel they were writing and what was that novel?
  15. Cary Grant and Clark Gable used to meet at Christmas to exchange what?
  16. Name three monarchs crowned Christmas Day?
  17. The Holy Synod Of Russian Orthodox Church banned these as ‘too German’ in 1916, but Bolsheviks reversed the ban when they came to power in 1917. What are they?
  18. What church council in what year declared the 12 days from Christmas to be sacred .
  19.  In what year was the first book of Carols in English published
  20. The ‘Seinfeld’ episode which introduced Festivus aired 20 years ago this year.   What is the name of the Episode?
  21. What is the name of the book published this year in response to upset tweets that an African -American man was hired to be Santa at the Mall of America?
  22. How long was the season of Yule in pre-Christian northern Europe?
  23.  What popular holiday song was written during the Cuban missile crisis and was a plea for peace
  24. What Christmas item gets its name from the old French word estincelle, which means “spark”? 25.
  25. A plump, bearded Dutchman took this author by sleigh on Christmas errands through the snow-covered streets of the city where his father was bishop, and the fellow inspired him to write a well-known Christmas story, Who is he?                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Please have your answers into the office by Dec. 22 or email the Dean at .
    Winner will be announced at the Christmas Eve services


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