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The 2020 MBM Omega Christmas Quiz

7 December 2020

We know this year has been stranger than ever and we’ve all had to make sacrifices to return to some form of normal. For most, it is unlikely there will be a Christmas party this year because of Tier restrictions so we’d like to help inspire some Festive activity whether that’s a small office get-together or a gathering via a video call.

The quiz is a British tradition made even more so over lockdown as we found ways to socialise given household restrictions. So, here’s a Christmas quiz from us at MBM Omega to bring your business or family some light-hearted fun!

Film and TV (questions):

1) Hugh Grant plays the role of the Prime Minister in Love Actually, but which former EastEnders actress plays his Downing Street love interest?

Martine McCutcheon

2) Which classic tv show aired their final Christmas Special on Christmas Day in 2003? Hint: the episode was titled ‘Sleepless in Peckham’

Only Fools and Horses

3) Which British Actor played Scrooge in ‘the Muppet Christmas Carol?’

Michael Caine

4) In the first Home Alone movie, where are Kevin’s family going on holiday when they leave him behind?

Paris

5) Gavin and Stacey returned for a Christmas special in 2019, but how long had the show been off air before the reunion?

9 years (the previous episode aired on New Year’s Day 2010)

6) Can you name the character that Ross from Friends creates when he’s unable to get a Santa Claus outfit?

The Holiday Armadillo

7) ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ is a Christmas movie classic but can you name the fictional town in which it takes place?

Bedford Falls

8) Which 1983 comedy film sees Dan Aykroyd and Eddie Murphy cross paths when they become part of an elaborate bet?

Trading Places

Music (questions):

1) Can you name the band that was Christmas number one in 2009 following a successful social media campaign?

Rage Against The Machine

2) Which ‘Wet Wet Wet’ song did Love Actually’s Billy Mack (played by Bill Nighy) rework into a Christmas themed hit in 2003?

Love Is All Around

3) Which song from Michael Bublé’s Christmas album titled ‘Christmas’ was the only one to reach the UK top 40?

It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas

4) Who co-wrote ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas’ with Bob Geldof in 1984?

Midge Ure

5) Which war was being referenced in John Lennon & Yoko Ono’s ‘Happy Xmas (War is Over)’?

The Vietnam War

6) What was the name of the choir in ‘Fairy tale of New York?

NYPD

7) How many memories does Chris Rea have to keep him company when ‘Driving Home for Christmas?’

A thousand memories

8) Robbie Williams had the Christmas number one in 2001 with a cover of ‘Somethin’ Stupid’, but which Oscar winner did he duet with?

Nicole Kidman

Food and drink (questions)

1) Turkey is the traditional Christmas dinner main, but which roasted dish is the alternative for a vegetarian?

Nut roast

2) Which spirit is traditionally added to butter and served with Christmas pudding?

Brandy

3) In which direction should you stir your mincemeat for good luck?

Clockwise

4) Which snack is traditionally put out for Santa Claus on Christmas Eve?

Mince pies

5) Shortbread is often associated with Christmas, but from which country is it from?

Scotland

6) What is the name of the German fruit bread often eaten at Christmas time?

Stollen

7) Which takeaway chain is popular in Japan over Christmas and is often ordered weeks in advance?

KFC

8) Which sauce is traditionally served at Christmas with Turkey?

Cranberry

General Christmas Knowledge (questions)

1) Which country started the tradition of putting up a Christmas tree?

Germany

2) What gift is offered on the 8th day of Christmas in the traditional carol?

8 maids-a-milking

3) From which country does the Trafalgar Square Christmas Tree get donated from?

Norway (the city of Oslo generally)

4) Which bird is popularly seen on Christmas cards?

Robins

5) What colour are mistletoe berries?

White

6) What are the names of the three ghosts that come to visit Ebenezer Scrooge?

The Ghost of Christmas Past, the Ghost of Christmas Present and the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come

7) What is ‘Merry Christmas’ in Spanish?

Feliz Navidad

8) Which Christmas themed ballet was first performed in Russia?

The Nutcracker