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Why I Hate Christmas

Created by rossian

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Why I Hate Christmas game quiz
"It comes round every year and there are so many things about it which I dislike. Here's a quiz about some of them. Feel free to shout 'Bah, humbug!' at me. LeoDaVinci came up with the title, so my thanks go to him for the suggestion."

15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit  



1. The traditional Christmas dinner in the UK always has sprouts as part of the meal. I hate sprouts. The full name for this vegetable includes the name of the capital city of which country?
    Romania
    Germany
    Belgium
    Bulgaria


2. Even though everyone knows I do not have green fingers, I usually receive a particular plant for Christmas. It originated in Mexico and its traditional colours are red and green. Which plant do I hate to find under my Christmas tree?
    Orchid
    Hyacinth
    Chrysanthemum
    Poinsettia


3. Another irritation is the carol singers who seem to know only 'We Wish You a Merry Christmas'. Occasionally, I'm lucky enough to hear the words 'Come and behold Him, born the King of angels', which come from which carol?
    Silent Night
    Hark! the Herald Angels Sing
    O Come, All Ye Faithful
    It Came Upon the Midnight Clear


4. Another thing I hate about Christmas is having to leave out a mince pie for Santa on Christmas Eve. The name of Santa Claus is derived from St. Nicholas who was Bishop of Myra, a town in what is now called the Antalya Province. In which modern day country is this region?
    Italy
    Croatia
    France
    Turkey


5. As if feeding Santa isn't bad enough, his reindeer expect a carrot left for them as well. Which of these is *NOT* one of the eight reindeer in the poem 'A Visit From St. Nicholas'?
    Prancer
    Dasher
    Meteor
    Cupid


6. Yet another reason to hate Christmas is hearing the same old songs every year. You can't escape them in the shops or on the radio, and they seem to start playing them at the beginning of November. Among them is sure to be Aled Jones singing 'Walking in the Air', a song which was featured in which animated film?
    Babes in Toyland
    How the Grinch Stole Christmas
    The Snowman
    The Polar Express


7. I hate the fact that complete strangers will try to kiss me at Christmas, using mistletoe as an excuse. To which genus does mistletoe belong?
    Ilex
    Helleborus
    Hedera
    Viscum


8. The Yule log was originally a large piece of wood burned in the fireplace, but now is more likely to refer to a cake made to look like a log. It is usually finished off with which sickly sweet covering?
    Royal icing
    Custard
    Marshmallow
    Chocolate buttercream


9. Another Christmas tradition in the UK consists of a rolled up tube with a joke, paper hat, explosive snap and (usually useless) gift inside to be pulled apart over lunch. What name is given to these in the UK?
    Whizzers
    Snappers
    Crackers
    Bangers


10. Christmas is also the pantomime season and I hate pantomimes. Among the best known is 'Cinderella', who goes to the ball thanks to her Fairy Godmother. Cinderella's shoes, one of which she loses, are made from which unlikely material?
    Wood
    Glass
    Leather
    Wool


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Compiled Jun 28 12