Your Christmas Quiz

The ‘Not in the Ballroom Quiz’ for December has a Christmas theme – of course. And it’s a cracker. Helen Fellows has devised 20 festive questions for you to try. If you know more than ten you are doing well. Why not send your answers to and we’ll declare a winner in a week’s time on 8th December? 

There are no prizes, You just get a warm winter glow if you come out top of the tree. So here we go: 

  1. What is the name of the period leading up to Christmas?
  2. Who was crowned King of England on 25th December 1066?
  3. In the 17th century, which leader banned Christmas pudding and mince pies?
  4. Which Christmas carol tells the story of a Czech king on a journey to give alms to the poor?
  5. Which ballet with music by Tchaikovsky is set at Christmas time? 
  6. The song, ‘Walking in the Air’ features in which classic Christmas film?
  7. Which Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale inspired the film ‘Frozen’?
  8. In the film, ‘The Muppet Christmas Carol’, who played Scrooge?
  9. In which C.S.Lewis novel was it always winter but never Christmas?
  10. If you were born on Christmas day, what would be your star sign?
  11. Stollen is a traditional fruit cake of which country?
  12. What name is given to the small sausages wrapped in bacon served with turkey at Christmas?
  13. In the Christmas song, what was ‘roasting on an open fire’?
  14. What are the two main ingredients of a snowball cocktail?
  15. Christmas Island in the Indian Ocean is a territory belonging to which country?
  16. What huge Christmas gift did France give to the USA in 1886?
  17. What name are reindeer better known by in North America?
  18. What colour are mistletoe berries?
  19. Which plant with bright red and green leaves is often given as a gift at Christmas?
  20. What is the chemical formula for snow?

Good luck and we hope you can manage to have a Merry Christmas.