Christmas Questions

ROUND TWO PICTURE ROUND (Name the celeb in the Santa Hat)

ROUND THREE CHRISTMAS FADS

1. In 1959, Danish fisherman Thomas Dam carved one of these for his daughter. It was a huge Christmas hit in America in the mid 60s, and a movie about it was made in 2016. What toys were they?
2. Advertising copywriter Gary Dahl became a millionaire in 1975 when he sold these for $4 each; he later wrote the book Advertising for Dummies.
3. What Atari game did everyone want for Christmas in 1982, until they played it and subsequently had the worst Christmas ever?`
4. The first ever Christmas toy craze took place in the 1930s, when a doll of this star started to sell.
5. These fake hamsters learned English, and were the must have toy in 1998.
6. In 1996, a Wal-Mart employee in New Brunswick suffered a pulled hamstring, concussion, and a broken rib by crazed shoppers who saw him holding one of these.
7. This 2009 craze, loaded with toxic metalloids, got its name from the Mandarin for “little pig”.
8. What 1960 toy screeched things like “Take Me Home!” when you pulled its string?

ROUND FOUR IMPOSSIBLE

1. What Christmas Carol was written by Philadelphia rector Phillips Brooks in 1868, with music added by organist Lewis Redner?
2. Who’s 1957 Christmas album is the best selling Christmas album of all time?
3. The Taimyr herd of reindeer totals almost a million. In what country will you find them?
4. What did Singapore sell to Australia in 1958 for $20 million?
5. The first word of the 1868 novel is “Christmas”; a film version premiered last year on Christmas Day.
6. What song do George and Mary sing on their way back from the dance in It’s a Wonderful Life?
7. What Australian actor played Ebenezer Scrooge in the 2019 FX version of the tale?
8. What are the three highest grossing Christmas films of all time that aren’t Grinch-related?

ANSWERS

ROUND ONE

  1. Ugly Christmas sweaters
  2. Krampus
  3. Nakatomi
  4. fragile
  5. teapot
  6. Seven Fishes
  7. laryngitis
  8. Phoenix

ROUND TWO

  1. Steve O
  2. Lucy Hale
  3. P Diddy
  4. David Beckham
  5. Barbara Palvin
  6. Ryan Gosling
  7. Alessandra Ambrosio
  8. Tyra Banks

ROUND THREE

  1. Troll dolls
  2. pet rock
  3. ET
  4. Shirley Temple
  5. Furbys
  6. Tickle Me Elmo
  7. zhu zhu pets
  8. Chatty Cathy

ROUND FOUR

  1. O Little Town of Bethlehem
  2. Elvis
  3. Russia
  4. Christmas Island
  5. Little Women
  6. Buffalo Gals
  7. Guy Pearce
  8. Home Alone, Christmas Carol, Polar Express