Solid Classics’ Christmas Conundrum

Written by on 12th December 2020

Are you a Christmas Grinch or Expert Elf? Find out with Solid Classic’s Christmas Conundrum.

We're all familiar with Rudolph but which of these are also experts at pulling Santa's sleigh?

Marc Steele

Please select 2 correct answers

We won't tell anyone if you have to sing through their names!
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The complete list of Santa's reindeer is Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen, and Rudolph.

How many ghosts visited Scrooge on Christmas Eve?

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Have you counted all the ghosts?
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The famous ones are the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future. However, Ebenezer was also visited by his old business partner, Jacob Marley.

Which Christmas classic was famously written in only 15 minutes?

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Mariah wrote in 15 minutes and recorded it in August. It's not the only Christmas song she's penned, a lesser-known Faith Hill song "Where Are You Christmas" was also written by Mariah.

How many gifts were given in the 12 Days of Christmas?

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On the first day of Christmas...
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There's a lot of gifts being given. Every new day includes the gifts from the day before, and the day before that, and the day before that... Mind you that's a lot of Turtle Doves to feed by day 12!

What time does the Queen's speech start on Christmas Day?

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Admittedly videotape has been a thing for a few years now, meaning it's entirely possible she's also watching it half-cut, waiting for a re-run of Morecambe and Wise. However, it's 3pm the speech officially becomes unembargoed and can air on TV and radio.

What line does Shakin' Stevens' Merry Christmas Everyone open with?

Malachi Witt from Pixabay
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Shakey's jumper may be a red line that shouldn't be crossed but the answer is "Snow is falling, all around".

Where is KFC famously a popular Christmas dinner option?

Sharon Ang from Pixabay
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We don't remember a carol about the 11 herbs and spices but the Colonel's chicken is indeed a popular Christmas meal in Japan.

Staying on the topic of food, what's traditionally found in a Christmas pudding?

Linda Tacey from Pixabay
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There's still the tea/coffee/way too many mints round to follow pudding so it's not quite depressing reality time yet. In the past is used to be a sixpence but they haven't been a thing in a good while...

Which of these was Christmas Number One in 1984?

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Bing has been dreaming for over 60 years now! Rage Against the Machine didn't have a Christmas Number One until 2009 with their 90s classic and Wham! was beaten to the top spot by Band Aid.

Who banned eating mince pies and other festive foods on Christmas Day?

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Bit of a myth thankfully but it's claimed that Oliver Cromwell banned all festive celebrations on Christmas Day with the intention of tackling gluttony. Now, where's my stash of mince pies gone?

Solid Classics' Christmas Conundrum
Christmas Grinch

We get it, you're more of a summer person, longing for those days on the beach.
Snow Globe

You've got some of that festive feeling but don't have all the answers.
Elf

You're a seasoned expert in all things Christmas. You don't celebrate it every day do you?
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