The Winner of our Christmas Quiz is….

Happy New Year to you all.

We are delighted to announce that Alexandra Milne at the Wellcome Trust is the lucky winner of our Christmas Quiz. So huge congratulations to Alexandra who will be receiving a bottle of bubbly from us very shortly!

She was the first name pulled out of the hat from everyone who answered all the questions correctly. There were quite a few of you who were stumped by Question 18, which was a teency bit of a trick one, just to keep you on your toes!

many thanks to everyone who entered – we had great fun going through your answers.

Below are the answers if you want to check them against your entry!

1.   Balsam, Douglas, Fraser and Noble are all types of what?

Fir or Christmas Tree

2.   Which song repeats the catchy lyrics, ‘pa rum pum pum’?

Little Drummer Boy

3.   Who is the patron saint remembered on the 26th of December?

St Stephen

4.   What is myrrh?

Gum or resin from a tree

5.   Which pantomime does Widow Twankey appear in?


6.   How many doors of an advent calendar would you open before Christmas Day arrives?


7.   If you were born on Christmas day, which star sign would you belong to?


8.   What was the name of the song that topped the Christmas charts as part of Live Aid?

Do they know it’s Christmas?

9.  Who wrote that song?

Midge Ure and Bob Geldof

10.  What statue did France give to the USA in 1886 as a Christmas gift?

Statue of Liberty

11.   What colour are mistletoe berries?


12.   Which company used to have adverts featuring a happy, smiling Santa Claus?

Coca Cola

13.   What do the French call Father Christmas?

Père Noël

14.   Who are the two reindeer named after weather phenomena?

Donner and Blitzen (thunder and lightning)

15.   What is the name of Ebenezer Scrooge’s business partner?

Jacob Marley

16.   When does the Russian Orthodox Church celebrate Christmas?

7th January

17.   Which country donates the Christmas tree placed in Trafalgar Square every year?


18.   How many ghosts are there in A Christmas Carol?

4 – The Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future and Jacob Marley!

19.   What was the name of the animated Christmas movie featuring Tom Hanks?

The Polar Express

20.   What is a female turkey called?


Thank you again to everyone who entered – we hope you had as much fun completing it as we did putting it together!