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15 Christmas Questions And Answers

  1. What is the chemical name for snow?
    The chemical formula for snow is H2O. It is the same chemical formula as water, as snow is made up of one or a series of crystals of ice.
  2. To what country did Hong Kong surrender on Christmas Day, 1941?
    Japan
  3. What alcoholic beverage is used in the English Christmas game called ‘Snapdragon’?
    Brandy
  4. What Christmas item takes its name from the old French word estincelle, meaning spark?
    Tinsel
  5. In ‘The Twelve Days Of Christmas’, what were there eight of?
    Maids-a-milking
  6. What are you eating if you are enjoying ‘March Bread’?
    Marzipan
  7. Who discovered Christmas Island?
    Captain Cook
  8. Name the family that appears in the National Lampoons films?
    The Griswolds
  9. Who had a Christmas number one UK hit single with “Two Little Boys” in 1969?
    Rolf Harris
  10. To which main city in Judaea did the Wise Men first go to ask where they might find Jesus?
    Jerusalem
  11. Which Christmas tradition, said to have originated in Germany, was banned in the Soviet Union until 1935 ?
    Christmas Trees
  12. Plus or minus 2 years, when did the ‘Etch-A-Sketch’ first appear under the Christmas tree ?
    1960
  13. What is the other name for the Holly plant ? 4 letters
    Ilex
  14. Which Christmas tradition probably stems from a Engelbert Humperdinck opera ? ( not the ‘please release me’ Engelbert)
    The witches house made of gingerbread covered in sweets and icing. (From the opera ‘Hansel and Gretel’)
  15. Which important spice found in many a Christmas dish or drink stems originally from the Moloken spice islands ? It may help after you have eaten too many sweets !!
    Clove

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