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Set by Phil  |  33 pts     (2017-12-18)

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1) A Christingle ('Christ light') normally consists of 4 things - name them. For each of the 4 answers you can alternatively give what it is supposed to represent, rather than the object. (4 pts)  Phil:  2017-12-18

2) Due to Romans aligning Jesus to the Sun, some believe they celebrated Christmas on December 25th as they believed it was the ____est and ____est day of the year. (2 pts)  Phil:  2017-12-18

3) 'Santa Claus' comes into English from which language? (1 pt)  Phil:  2017-12-18

4) In the UK, Boxing Day is celebrated on 26 December, but which Saint is this day also celebrated for? (1 pt)  Phil:  2017-12-18

5) Shown are the Christmas gift bringers for countries around Europe. Name the (English translated) alternative name for Father Christmas / Santa for a), the legendary creature for b) and the animal for c). (3 pts)  Phil:  2017-12-18

6) A clootie dumpling is a Scottish pudding eaten at Christmas time, but what is it wrapped in before cooking? This wrapping ('cloot') also appears in the phrase "Ne'er cast a cloot til Mey's oot". (1 pt)  Phil:  2017-12-18

7) During the years 1649-1660, Christmas was banned in both England and Scotland by two different groups (and for different reasons). Name the cause of this downturn in merriment in each country - both begin with P. (2 pts)  Phil:  2017-12-18

8) A Christmas tree is most commonly a type of evergreen conifer - name 5 possible species. (5 pts)  Phil:  2017-12-18

9) Flying Fish Cove (also known as The Settlement) is the capital of which Australian territory? It has a suitably festive name. (1 pt)  Phil:  2017-12-18

10) 'Do They Know It's Christmas?' has been Christmas number one on 3 occasions, in 1984, 1989 and 2004. What was the (different) name of the group on each occasion? b) Shown is the line-up of most of the performers in the 1984 single - name the numbered artists (closest face to the number). If you name the group they are in instead of the person, you'll get half a point. (13 pts)  Phil:  2017-12-18

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