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The 2021 MBM Omega Christmas Quiz

13 December 2021

Last year our MBM Omega Christmas quiz was so popular we decided to bring it back for 2021. Whether you’re self-isolating, working from home or in the office, test your Christmas knowledge and show it off to all your colleagues.

Film and TV (questions):

1) How many ghosts show up in A Christmas Carol?

Four: former business partner Jacob Marley, and the spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Future

2) How old is Kevin McCallister in Home Alone?

He’s 8 years old

3) In Mean Girls, what song do The Plastics perform a routine to in front of their school?

Jingle Bell Rock

4) In Will Ferrell’s Elf, what’s the first rule in the Code of The Elves?

Treat Every Day like Christmas

5) What is the name of the little girl who befriends the Grinch in the 2000 film?

Cindy Lou Who

6) Die Hard takes place on Christmas Eve – but in which city?

Los Angeles

7) In Will Ferrell’s Elf, what are the four food groups elves can eat?

Candy, candy canes, candy corns and syrup

8) What gift did Harry Potter receive from the Dursleys during his first Christmas at Hogwarts?

A 50-pence piece

9) Which British actor plays Santa Claus in the 1994 remake of ‘A Miracle on 34th Street’?

Richard Attenborough

10) What is the name of the song performed by Billy Mack in Love Actually, a festive cover version of a previous hit single?

Christmas is All Around

Music (questions):

1) How many gifts were given in total in ‘The Twelve Days of Christmas’ song?

364 gifts

2) What year did Mariah Carey’s ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ come out?

The year was 1994

3) What comes next in Wham’s Last Christmas: “Once bitten and twice shy, I keep my distance…”

“…But you still catch my eye”

4) What is the best-selling Christmas song of all time?

White Christmas by Bing Crosby

5) Which singer is widely considered the King of Christmas?

Michael Bublé

6) Which musician sings the catchy ‘Wonderful Christmastime’?

Paul McCartney

7) How many ‘la’s’ are after the ‘fa’ in ‘Deck the Halls’?

Eight ‘la’s’

8) What is the only band in the history of the UK singles charts to have achieved Christmas number one twice with the same song?

Queen – with Bohemian Rhapsody in 1975 and 1991

9) Complete the lyric: “And so this is Christmas, and what have you done, another year over …”

“…And a new one just begun”

10) Which is the most-covered Christmas song of all time?

Silent Night

Food and drink (questions):

1) In which country is it a tradition to eat KFC for Christmas dinner?

Japan

2) What is traditionally hidden inside a Christmas pudding?

A coin

3) Traditionally, when should you start making a Christmas pudding?

On a Sunday, five weeks before Christmas

4) In the old days, women in England who wanted to find a husband ate what at Christmas for good luck?

Some gingerbread men

5) What is the name of the traditional Italian cake eaten at Christmas?

It’s the panettone

6) What should be eaten on each of the 12 days of Christmas to ensure good luck for the year ahead?

A mince pie

7) True or False: The first mince pies contained meat.

That’s true

8) Which drinks brand is credited with popularising Santa’s red and white outfit?

It was Coca-Cola in the 1920s

9) Traditionally served hot at Christmas, with what is mulled wine made from?

Red wine, sugar and spices

10) What Christmas treats can be hung on trees as edible decorations?

It’s candy canes

Christmas Traditions (questions):

1) When do the 12 days of Christmas start?

Christmas Day

2) According to tradition, when should you have your Christmas decorations down by?

January 5th

3) What type of tree is most commonly used for Christmas trees?

It’s the Nordmann Fir

4) On Christmas, the Queen gives a speech to the nation. When did the tradition of royal Christmas speeches begin?

It was in 1932

5) Which country donates the Christmas tree in Trafalgar Square?

Norway – the city of Oslo. Norway has donated the Trafalgar Square Christmas tree to the people of Britain each year since 1947

6) What birds are popular on Christmas cards?

Robins

7) In what country was eggnog invented?

It was in England

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

It was Germany, in the 16th century

9) How do you say “Merry Christmas” in Spanish?

¡Feliz Navidad!

10) What does Santa give to naughty children?

It’s coal