'Christmas Time, Mistletoe And Wine' - Bumper Music Quiz


Here is the final CST activities page for 'Christmas Time'. It's a 36 or 50 item music and picture quiz, with some singalongs and readings added in, in case you wanted to run the session as a cognitive stimulation therapy group, rather than complete it with your family.



There are:


36 SONGS & QUESTIONS


(Plus a bonus round of 14 songs and questions if you have time or want to split the session.)


(Play as many songs as you have time for, or as members choose them to listen to.)


5 SINGALONGS - One For Each Round (Included in the 36 questions)



5 READINGS - One For Each Round (This will make it feel more like a 'Carol Concert', but noting many secular songs and pop records are included.)



(I've tried to include as many lyric videos as possible throughout, so that people can singalong.)



Hope you enjoy it? Please share it around if you do.


Don't forget to 'Free Subscribe' at www.simondementia.co.uk for more content.


Follow me on Twitter for updates @simon_dementia





Nadolig Llawen a Blwyddyn Newydd Dda






MUSIC & PICTURE QUIZ



Round 1. Advent



1. 'Driving Home For Christmas', Chris Rea - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSjq7x67kzM


What are the four weeks before Christmas known as?


Chris Rea had another hit single about driving. What was it?




2. '2000 Miles', The Pretenders - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AEyGZlBdkaA


In the video for this Christmas song, lead singer Christie Hynde is dressed in a Salvation Army uniform. Who was the founder?


What is their motto?




3. ''It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas', Michael Buble - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vUiHsJrRNGE


Which high-end department store used this song in their Christmas advert several years running?


What is his nickname?








4. 'Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree', Brenda Lee - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qYz7rfgLWE


Which country gives Trafalgar Square its Christmas tree each year, as a 'Thank you!' for Britain's support during the Second World War in preserving its liberty?


What type of tree is it?





5. 'The Christmas Song', Nat King Cole - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RpE_Q_p2G7w


‘Folks dressed up like Eskimos...’ What is the correct name for the indigenous Eskimo people?


Where would you find them?





6. SINGALONG. 'Twelve Days Of Christmas', The Spinners - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sX0ehZan4lk


How many birds are there in the final verse?





READING. 'A Child's Christmas In Wales'. By Dylan Thomas - https://www.poemhunter.com/poem/a-child-s-christmas-in-wales/


(A short extract was read.)




Round 2. Christmas Past




7. 'God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen', The Chieftains - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jc06r7h9QAc


In Charles Dickens 'A Christmas Carol', which four ghosts visited Scrooge?





8. 'Pipes Of Peace', Paul McCartney - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4DkelBDBJ4


On Christmas Day in 1914, peace broke out in 'no mans land'. What carol did both sides sing?





9. 'Hark! The Herald Angels Sing', Kings College - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wLz4LbhS4_M


In the Frank Cappra film, 'Its A Wonderful Life', complete the line "Teacher says every time a bell rings an ..... .... ... ....."?


What was the name of the angel?





10. 'Stop The Cavalry', Jona Lewie - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HkJHApgKqw


What year was this Christmas number 3 (beaten by two re-issued John Lennon songs)?


According to his other hit single, where would you find Jona Lewie at a party?





11. 'Walking In The Air', Aled Jones - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7KzKa6erJRo


Which author wrote the book 'The Snowman'?


How old is Aled Jones now?





12. SINGALONG. 'Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer', The Crystals - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDVp18upTcs


What were the names of the other reindeer, in the poem ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas’?





READING: 'A Visit from St. Nicholas'. By Clement Clarke Moore - https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/43171/a-visit-from-st-nicholas




Round 3. The Nativity




13. 'The Power Of Love', Frankie Goes To Hollywood - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NyoTvgPn0rU


The video for this song was based on The Nativity, or birth of Jesus Christ. What gifts did the Three Wise Men bring to Bethlehem?





14. 'When A Child Is Born', Johnny Mathis - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nF-NmJ80jEU


What date is the feast of 'The Epiphany' (early Christians celebrated this as Jesus’s birthday)?





15. 'Mary’s Boy Child', Boney M - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHTCldo7uw4


What name is given to the event, nine months before the birth of Jesus, in which an angel tells Mary, "Fear not, thou hast found favour with God”?





16. 'The Little Drummer Boy/Peace On Earth', David Bowie & Bing Crosby - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KnmzJgSLHg4


Which Saint's day is 'Boxing Day'?





17. 'While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks', Kings College Choir - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvegJ3wRLFE


What is a model of the stable and manger, that many of us display at Christmas, called?


What 'light shining in the darkness' are the shepherds pointing at?





18. SINGALONG. 'Away In A Manger', Vera Lynn - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MptEVh_Cx84


Nearest guesses. When was the first Christmas Card sent?


How many are sent in the UK?





READING. 'The First Christmas', Marian Swinger




Round 4. Christmas Hits




19. 'All I Want For Christmas Is You', Mariah Carey - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A9eo-Dgf1EA


This song featured in the film 'Love Actually'. Who played the newly elected Prime Minister in that film?





20. 'Mistletoe And Wine', Cliff Richard - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZCEBibnRM8


True or False. Mistletoe is a poisonous parasite, growing on host trees and robbing them of water and nutrients?





21. 'Mull Of Kintyre', Wings - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bipC8jvgLtw


How many weeks did this song stay at number one in the UK charts in 1977?





22. 'Do They Know It’s Christmas', Band Aid - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DS7bn_gm9o0


Who originally reported on the famine in Ethiopia, which led to this fundraising single?





23. 'Fairytale Of New York', The Pogues & Kirsty MacColl - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wcjgIohcs3w


‘The boys of the NYPD Choir...’ What does NYPD stand for?





24. SINGALONG. 'We Wish You A Merry Christmas', Traditional - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-OF7KGyDis


What year did Queen Elizabeth II deliver her first 'televised Christmas message to the nation'?






READING. 'Living Christmas Each Day' Author Unknown





Round 5. Top 10 Best Christmas Songs Ever




25. 'Wonderful Christmas', Paul McCartney - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94Ye-3C1FC8


Name as many Christmas drinks as you can?





26. 'Merry Christmas Everyone', Shakin’ Stevens - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-PyWfVkjZc


In his other hit, what colour door is there an old piano playing behind?





27. 'Merry Xmas Everybody', Slade - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BpfHSqLXePI


Traditionally, what are usual Christmas stocking fillers?





28. 'I Believe In Father Christmas', Greg Lake - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfY4b1NszpY


What are the three other names commonly used for 'Father Christmas'?





29. 'Somewhere In My Memory', John Williams - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJlA0b96LpI


Who was left at home in the film 'Home Alone'?





30. 'December Will Be Magic Again', Kate Bush - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfD7FzcjVyQ


Was was her only number 1 UK hit, about a wild and windy moor?





31. 'I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day', Wizzard - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJPc7esgvsA


Who founded Wizzard and was their lead singer (he also co-founded E.L.O.)?





32. 'Last Christmas', Wham - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8gmARGvPlI


What are 'Merry Christmas' and 'Happy New Year' in Welsh?





33. 'Happy Xmas (War Is Over)', John Lennon - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=flA5ndOyZbI


John Lennon’s wife co-wrote this song. What was her name?





34. SINGALONG. 'White Christmas', Bing Crosby - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_3ZC45Q82pg


Who wrote the songs for the 1954 film 'White Christmas', including this one?


True or False. This is the best selling Christmas single of all time?





35. SINGALONG. 'Silent Night', Ella Fitzgerald - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3WQdb3JFgYk


In what decade did N.O.R.A.D. (North American Aerospace Defence Command) start tracking Santa on Christmas Eve?





READING. 'A New Year's Poem On Life', Author Unknown





36. FINAL SINGALONG. 'Auld Langs Syne', Andy Stewart - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SnpGUocGMnk


What is the meaning of 'Auld Langs Syne'?



(NB If you are adding in the next bonus round, save this song and question, and the above reading, for the very end.)




EXTRA SONGS - BONUS QUESTIONS




37. 'Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas', Judy Garland - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CreWsnhQwzY


Which 1944 movie did this song feature in?





38. 'Little Donkey', The Beverley Sisters - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZjTI12iE4cI


What do you call a male and a female donkey?





39. 'Blue Christmas', Elvis Presley - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3KK6sMo8NBY


What other hit did Elvis have with the word 'Blue' in its title?





40. 'Santa Baby', Eartha Kitt - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTCFi4l3nkY


Eartha Kitt starred in the TV series Batman in the late 1960s in which role?





41. 'Step Into Christmas', Elton John - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SjXNNp-5aWw


How many months have 28 days?





42. 'A Winter's Tale', David Essex - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J3c18V3ChIs


When is the Winter Solstice (the shortest day)?





43. 'A Spaceman Came Travelling', Chris de Burgh - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GmZg7tvGN9o


What star sign would Jesus have been?







44. 'Stay Another Day', East 17 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-wNhdjoF-6M


'East 17' is a postcode in which city?





45. SINGALONG. 'Jingle Bells', Frank Sinatra - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLf0-lro8X8


What was the name of 'The Simpsons' dog, who was rescued on Christmas Day?





46. 'O Come All Ye Faithful', The Chieftains - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJSMr239C1c


List the ingredients of a Christmas (or Plum) Pudding?






47. 'Feliz Navidad', Jose Feliciano - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTtc2pM1boE


In which language is 'Feliz Navidad' 'Happy Christmas'??





48. 'Frosty The Snowman', The Ronettes - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCGWvYmCO8E


Where is the 2022 'Winter Olympics' being held?





2 NEW BONUS CHRISTMAS SONGS


Included because they are just brilliant ....




49. 'Christmas Lights', Coldplay - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1rYmzQ8C9Q


What was their first UK Top 10 hit, in 2000 (it was something to do with a colour!)?




50. 'December Song', George Michael - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-xzyD00_fI


Name any of his six UK Number Ones?





ANSWERS



1. Advent / 'Road To Hell'



2. William Booth / 'Blood And Fire'



3. John Lewis / 'Mickey Bubbles'



4. Norway / Spruce



5. Inuit / Greenland, Alaska and artic Canada



6. Twenty-Three - A Partridge, Two Turtle Doves, Three French Hens, Four Calling Birds, Six Geese A Laying & Seven Swans A Swimming



7. Jacob Marley & The Ghosts Of Christmas Past, Present & Yet To Come



8. Silent Night / Stille Nacht



9. "An angel gets his wings." / Clarence



10. 1980 / In The Kitchen



11. Raymond Briggs / 49



12. Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Comet, Cupid, Vixen, Blitzen & Donna



13. Gold, Frankincense & Myrhh


('The Magi Of Bethlehem' were Balthasar of Arabia, Melchior of Persia, and Gaspar of India.)



14. 6th January



15. The Annunciation



16. Saint Stephen (The first Christian martyr.)


(The Oxford English Dictionary gives the earliest attestations from Britain in the 1830s, defining it as "the first weekday after Christmas day, observed as a holiday on which postmen, errand boys, and servants of various kinds expect to receive a Christmas box".)



17. A Crib


'The Star Of Bethlehem' (Jupiter is also known as 'The Christmas Star', so that works too!)



18. The first recorded Christmas cards were sent by Michael Maier to James I of England and his son Henry Frederick, Prince of Wales in 1611


Around 900 million



19. Hugh Grant



20. True



21. 9 Weeks



22. Michael Buerk



23. New York City Police Department



24. 1952



25. Mulled Wine, Snowball/Eggnog, Hot Butter Rum, Champagne etc



26. Green



27. Oranges, Chocolate Coins, Candy Sticks & Small Toys (‘Legs’ gets a bonus point!)



28. Santa Claus, Kris Kringle & Saint Nicholas (the patron saint of children, sailors, merchants, pharmacists, brewers and many others)



29. Kevin McAllister (Played by Macaulay Culkin - who is now age 40!)



30. Wuthering Heights



31. Roy Wood



32. Nadolig Llawen & Blwyddyn Newydd Dda



33. Yoko Ono



34. Irving Berlin / True



35. 1950s (specifically 1955)



36. The Literal Meaning Is 'Old Long Since', But 'Days Gone By' Also Covers It



37. 'Meet Me In St Louis'



38. Jack & Jenny



39. 'Blue Suede Shoes'



40. Catwoman



41. All of them!



42. 21st December



43. Capricorn



44. London



45. Santa's Little Helper



46. Dried Fruits Held Together By Egg And Suet, Moistened By Treacle Or Molasses And Flavoured With Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Cloves, Ginger, And Other Spices. Served With Brandy, Alight. With Sixpence For Luck.



47. Spanish



48. Beijing, China



49. 'Yellow'



50. 'Careless Whisper'

'A Different Corner'

'I Knew You Were Waiting'

'Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me'

'Jesus To A Child'

'Fast Love'





How did you get on?


Feedback and comments would be gratefully received!












You Might Also Like:
About Me

Simon O’Donovan MBE has worked in NHS Wales for most of his adult life, supporting people with dementia, their carers and families and developing and improving services to benefit this client group. 

He recently retired from working as a Community Mental Health Nurse within a Young Onset Dementia Service and continues to contribute to weekly CST 'Friendship Group' sessions as a volunteer co-facilitator.

 

He has been keeping a weekly 'Young Dementia CST Blog' to share and archive tried and tested activities resources, with the ultimate aim of providing an 'off the shelf' resource library of weekly themed CST sessions which can be used on rotation throughout the year. 

 

The main aim of this website is to share experience and resources freely, in order that others can dip in and out and use some or all of the materials provided in their own CST work. Thus it is hoped, facilitating and supporting the provision of uplifting and enjoyable sessions that optimise people with dementia's quality of life.

This site is not owned by or affiliated to any organisation. It’s a personal commitment, a not for profit exchange of ideas and a resource library which aims to enable more widespread use of CST approaches for people with dementia. 

To this end, 'Guest Blogs' are VERY welcome, but bearing in mind that no images of clients are to be used without their express written informed consent.

Please note that some images are reproduced on this blog from the internet under the 'fair use copyright' principle, in that they will only be used for educational purposes with disability groups and in no way will be linked to profit making activities.

 

Free Subscribe

Simon O'Donovan. Proudly created with Wix.com  2019