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  1. Christmas Trivia Questions – Christmas themed quiz questions and answers for festive parties and games!

    November 6, 2015 by Faffy Tea

    Christmas Quiz Questions

    Last Christmas we had a quiz as part of our holiday party, with 70 Christmas-themed trivia questions.

    We thought we’d share the questions so that you can put on your own quiz or use the questions as part of another party game! Please note that some of these are UK-centric.

    70 Question Quiz for Christmas

    1. Name 5 of Santa’s 8 reindeer from the “Twas the night before Christmas” poem (Rudolph doesn’t count!)

      Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Blitzen, Comet, Cupid, Donner

    2. Who played the main character George Bailey in the film “It’s A Wonderful Life”?

      James Stewart

    3. What date is St Stephen’s Day?

      26th December

    4. In Charles Dickens’ novel “A Christmas Carol”, who was Scrooge’s dead business partner?

      Jacob Marley

    5. London’s Trafalgar Square Christmas tree is traditionally given by which country?

      Norway

    6. Which Christmas carol includes the lyrics “…to save us all from Satan’s power, when we were gone astray…”?

      God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

    7. The character Jack Skellington appears in which 1993 Tim Burton film?

      The Nightmare before Christmas

    8. What is New Year’s Eve called in Scotland?

      Hogmanay

    9. How many maids were a-milking in the “Twelve Days of Christmas” song?

      8

    10. Who is officially credited as the author of “Auld Lang Syne”?

      Robert Burns

    11. In the song “Winter Wonderland”, who do we pretend the snowman is?

      Parson Brown

    12. In which film does this quote appear – “Bless this highly nutritious microwavable macaroni and cheese dinner and the people who sold it on sale. Amen.”?

      Home Alone

    13. What red-blooming Christmas plant came originally from Mexico?

      Poinsetta

    14. Which actor is the narrator in the 2000 film “The Grinch Who Stole Christmas”?

      Anthony Hopkins

    15. Pine needles are said to be a good source of which vitamin?

      C

    16. What is the zodiac sign of people born on 25 December?

      Capricorn

    17. “Christmas Crackers” was the first Christmas edition of which popular British sitcom?

      Only Fools and Horses

    18. What was Queen’s 1984 Christmas single called?

      Thank God it’s Christmas

    19. How many lords were a-leaping in the “Twelve Days of Christmas” song?

      10

    20. Jackie Wilson’s re-issued song “Reet Petite” became the 1986 UK Christmas number one after helping to advertise what brand?

      Levi’s

    21. La Befana is the legendary character who delivers Christmas presents to children in which European country?

      Italy

    22. Before the tradition of hanging stockings up at Christmas what did Dutch children hang by the fireside?

      Shoes

    23. Who banned Christmas in England between 1647 and 1660?

      Oliver Cromwell

    24. Christmas Island in the Indian Ocean is a territory of which country?

      Australia

    25. Child star Jimmy Boyd sang which hugely popular 1950’s Christmas song, which was initially banned by the Catholic Church in Boston?

      “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus”

    26. What is the name of The Simpson’s pet greyhound?

      Santa’s Little Helper

    27. Born on Christmas Day in 1954, she had hits with such songs as “Walking on Broken Glass” and “No More I Love Yous”, what is her name?

      Annie Lennox

    28. Which word, often associated with Christmas songs, stems from the Greek word for circle dance?

      Carol

    29. In which country is St. Nicholas called Sinterklaas?

      Netherlands

    30. In 1983, who was UK Christmas Number One with “Only You”?

      The Flying Pickets

    31. Everyone remembers Band Aid, what year were they Number One in the UK charts?

      1984

    32. Which Christmas word means “turning of the sun”?

      Yuletide

    33. How many pipers were piping in the “Twelve Days of Christmas” song?

      11

    34. In which city is Kevin left “Home Alone” at Christmas (the first movie)?

      Chicago

    35. What do George C. Scott, Daffy Duck, Patrick Stewart, Michael Caine, Fred Flintstone and Jim Carrey all have in common?

      They have all played Ebeneezer Scrooge

    36. Which Christmas song contains these lyrics – “for yellow and red ones let’s stop all the fight”?

      “Happy Christmas (War is Over)” by John Lennon

    37. The traditional English Father Christmas was not dressed in red. What colour did he wear?

      Green

    38. Who sang the 1997 Christmas hit “I believe in Father Christmas”?

      Greg Lake

    39. What fruit is used to make a Christingle?

      Orange

    40. Which wrestler starred in the 1996 film “Santa with Muscles”?

      Hulk Hogan

    41. Who played Fred Claus in the 2007 movie of the same name?

      Vince Vaughan

    42. What was the name of the boy in the TV film “The Snowman”?

      James

    43. Who was the first British monarch to broadcast a Christmas message?

      George V

    44. What is a baby turkey called?

      A Poult

    45. Which English Victorian cook wrote the definitive Christmas cookbook?

      Mrs Beeton

    46. In a traditional mince pie, which ingredient would make it unsuitable for vegetarians?

      Suet

    47. In whose Christmas special did various BBC newsmen perform “There is Nothing like a Dame”?

      Morecambe and Wise

    48. Who wrote the book that became the cartoon classic “The Snowman”?

      Raymond Briggs

    49. What was the name of Tiny Tim’s father in “A Christmas Carol”?

      Bob Cratchit

    50. In the film “Jingle All The Way”, what toy was Arnold Schwarzenegger searching for?

      Turbo-Man

    51. The plant “Viscum Album” is better known as which Christmas decoration?

      Mistletoe

    52. In which fictional land is it always winter but never Christmas?

      Narnia

    53. In the Christmas song “Jingle Bells”, how many horses pulled the sleigh?

      One

    54. Which American male comedian plays Kate Winslet’s love interest in the film “The Holiday”?

      Jack Black

    55. What is the name given to Father Christmas in France? Hint: A direct translation!

      Pere Noel

    56. Which boyband had the last UK Christmas number one of the 20th century?

      Westlife

    57. Which Hasbro children’s robot action figures were the most popular Christmas presents in 1984?

      Transformers

    58. At which of her homes does the Queen traditionally spend Christmas?

      Sandringham

    59. In the rhyme “Christmas is Coming”, what is getting fat?

      The Goose

    60. In cockney rhyming slang what are ‘eyes’ called?

      Mince Pies

    61. What is Aladdin’s mother called in the popular Pantomime?

      Widow Twankey

    62. “Driving Home For Christmas” was a hit single for which singer in 1988?

      Chris Rea

    63. The same song was Christmas No. 1 in 1975 and 1991. What was it?

      Bohemian Rhapsody

    64. What kind of animal delivers gifts at Christmas in Syria?

      Camel

    65. Who composed the music for the festive season ballet “The Nutcracker”?

      Tchaikovsky

    66. There are three days of the year when Americans consume the most food. One is Christmas, what are the other two?

      Thanksgiving and Super Bowl Sunday

    67. What’s the name of the Christmas carol about evergreen plants?

      “The Holly and the Ivy”

    68. What colour of Christmas did Elvis Presley sing about?

      Blue

    69. Which author, most popular for his children’s stories and poems, wrote the very first Christmas Speech by King George V?

      Rudyard Kipling

    70. Name Two of the Three Wise Men that visited Jesus?

      Caspar, Balthazar and Melchior

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  2. What’s your Elf Name? Free fun printable for a festive Friday afternoon!

    December 12, 2014 by Faffy Tea

    What’s your elf name? Ours in Peppermint Icy-Cheeks!

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    Click on the image above for a larger version to save or print!

     

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  3. Christmas Flash Sale! 15% off our Christmas range until midnight Friday

    December 2, 2014 by Faffy Tea

    Sorry, the flash sale has now ended. We’ll have another one soon!

     

    Christmas Flash Sale - 15% OffWe have a Christmas Flash Sale this week!

    15% off everything in our ‘Vintage Christmas Village’ range until midnight on Friday 5th December September.

    This is your chance to get everything you need for an awesome Christmas! Included in the sale is our Acts of Kindness advent calendar, full party kit, party invitations, cake / food toppers, Gift Exchange game, Drawing game, forfeit cards, print-your-own Christmas cards, decorative sign, bunting and cupcake wrappers!

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  4. “Acts of Kindness” Printable Advent Calendar – now with UK and US versions

    November 20, 2014 by Faffy Tea

    Why not embrace the real spirit of Christmas this year with an Acts of Kindness advent calendar for you or your kids?

    For an alternative to chocolates, sweets or toys (and we’ve even seen some this year with beauty products, tequila and beer!) do a good deed every day of advent and make someone smile.

    Acts of Kindness Advent Calendar

    Our printable Acts of Kindness Advent Calendar is unique and is suitable for all ages (kids might need a little help)!

    Each day has a little foldable envelope which fits one of 24 daily “Acts of Kindness” / Good Deeds.

    Cards include:

    – Make an effort to smile at everybody
    – Write an uplifting note and leave it somewhere for a stranger to find
    – Make a homemade fat cake and hang out for the birds to eat

    Acts of Kindness DIY Advent Calendar

    Print, cut and stick the envelopes together, add a card for each day, and then string or stick them on your wall.

    DIY Advent Calendar

    Based on feedback from our lovely customers, we now have UK and US versions with some slight differences in language and the good deeds themselves.

    Vintage Village Advent Calendar

     

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  5. Christmas Games! Printable party games for all the family – entertain guests this Christmas day

    November 4, 2014 by Faffy Tea

    Our “Christmas Village” printable party range has simple, family-friendly Christmas games that you can print from home:

    GIFT EXCHANGE GAME

    Christmas Gift Exchange Party Game Cards

    Simple version of ‘Yankee Swap’, ‘White Elephant’ or ‘Evil Santa’ – One-by-one each party guest picks a card and must swap the gift they are holding with another person’s gift, based on the swapping rule on the card. 36 cards, plus blank ones for adding your own rules

     BUY & PRINT FOR £2

     

    FORFEIT CARDS

    Christmas Forfeit Cards

    Christmas Themed Forfeit Cards – Use in a pass-the-parcel, put in crackers, play with the family on Christmas Day… 18 cards in two designs, plus blank ones for adding your own rules

     BUY & PRINT FOR £1.50

     

    ‘PICTIONARY’ STYLE DRAWING GAME

    Christmas Pictionary-style Drawing Game

    Christmas Drawing Game – Like ‘Pictionary’ or ‘Win, Lose or Draw’ with Christmas themed words, phrases, songs and movies to draw for others to guess. 36 cards, plus blank ones for adding your own rules

     BUY & PRINT FOR £2.00

     

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  6. A Vintage Christmas – Classic and vintage-inspired Crafts, DIY, Decor ideas, and Partyware

    October 29, 2014 by Faffy Tea

    We are very inspired by the Christmasses of the past!

    On Pinterest we’ve been searching for vintage and vintage-inspired Christmas decorations, crafts, wrapping and partyware, as well as free graphics and ideas for some DIY projects before the big day! We will be adding to the board up until Christmas so why not give us a follow?

    Follow Faffy Tea’s board A Vintage Christmas – Decorating & Craft Ideas on Pinterest.

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  7. Vintage-inspired “Christmas Village” printable decorations – cover your home in festive cheer!

    October 21, 2014 by Faffy Tea

    We have loads of printable Christmas decorations in our “Christmas Village” party range:

    Printable Christmas Decorations - Vintage Village Design

    Cake/Food Toppers  •  Bunting (2 sizes)  •  Decorative sign  •  Cupcake Wrappers

    All cost between £2-£3 and you can print as many as you like for one price to cover your house in festive cheer!

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  8. Printable Christmas Party Invitations – Vintage “Christmas Village” Design just £3.00

    October 13, 2014 by Faffy Tea

    For inexpensive Christmas Party invitations, take a look at our “Christmas Village” printable invites!

    Printable Vintage Christmas Party Invitations

    For a one-off cost of £3.00, download the files and print as many of these cute and festive invitations as you need for all of your friends, family or colleagues.

     BUY NOW £3

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  9. FREE Printable Christmas Village Garland – Cute, quirky banner decoration for the holidays!

    October 7, 2014 by Faffy Tea

    A freebie from our new Christmas range!

    FREE printable Christmas Village garland – with old English cottages, houses, a church and snow covered pine trees.

    Print out as many of the village shapes as you need on to plain card, and then string them up around your house or party venue.
    Free printable Christmas Village garland

    It’s not too early to start crafting and planning your Christmas decorating! Download the files using the link below:

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    Have you seen the rest of our Christmas range that matches this garland? Take a look at www.faffytea.co.uk/christmas.php

     

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  10. Print-your-own Christmas Cards – save money on cards this year with our ‘Let it Snow’ design

    October 7, 2014 by Faffy Tea

    Christmas cards are very expensive! To save money this year, why not print your own?

    For a one-off cost you can print as many of our ‘Let it Snow’ vintage village Christmas cards as you need for all of your family and friends… just print on to plain card (or blank card stock) from your printer at home.

    Print your own Christmas cards

    Upon purchase you will receive a link to immediately download the digital files. These are A6 sized cards when folded, so fit into standard card sized envelopes. In the pack there is a file for printing two cards per A4 page (for plain card) and a file for printing one card per A5 page (if you’re using blank card stock).

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