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Bumper Christmas Music Quiz ๐ŸŽ



Here is another re-worked 'Bumper Christmas Music Quiz'.

Hope you like it.

PS If you are 'broadcasting', you can open a slide show by clicking on the first photo.


"Nadolig Hapus & Blwyddyn Newydd Dda"




Round 1. Traditional



โ€‹'The 12 Days Of Christmas', The Spinners - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sX0ehZan4lk


How many birds are there in the last verse of the song?

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โ€‹'Rudolf The Red Nosed Reindeer', The Crystals - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-UyRHNwpQ4


What were the names of the nine reindeer in 'Twas The Night Before Christmas'?

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'When A Child Is Born', Johnny Mathis - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCqhX89WV_0


Which angel told Mary at the 'Feast Of The Annunciation' that she was pregnant?

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โ€‹'Little Drummer Boy', David Bowie & Bing Crosby - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lCpXMy5GalI


Can you think of some Christian names of people born at Christmas?


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โ€‹'Mary's Boy Child', Boney M - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cmm1gt_2SkQ&t=42s


What other wintry song did they have about a Russian?



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โ€‹'Gaudete', Steeleye Span' - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTbq2pPLW6I


What does 'Gaudete' mean?

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โ€‹'In Dulci Jubilo', Mike Oldfield - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VCvz7uflMIU


This was his first top 5 hit, but what was his first album?

What record label did that album launch?



โ€‹'Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree', Mel Smith & Kim Wilde - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdnaPAJgAQI


Which country gives 'Trafalgar Square' its Christmas tree each year and why?

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


Name some different kinds of bells?

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โ€‹'It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year', Andy Williams - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFtb3EtjEic


Name some Christmas drinks?




Round 2. Movies

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โ€‹Name the 1944 Christmas movie?

Name the singer?


'Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas' - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CreWsnhQwzY&t=2s

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โ€‹Name the 1946 Christmas movie?

Name the main character and the angel?


'Hark The Herald Angels Sing' - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mfBAm-TnPks

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โ€‹Name the 1951 Christmas movie?

Name the four ghosts who visited him?


'Silent Night' link - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R4MV4RLgFvE

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โ€‹The 1942 movie this 1953 remake was based on was called what?

What were the four actor/singers' names?


Clip - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yMTd1X9c6kg

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โ€‹Name the 1982 Christmas movie?

Who wrote the 1978 book it was based on?


Clip 'Walking In The Air', Peter Auty (Aled Jones sang the single version as Peter's voice broke) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=upH1QZU4Z0Y&t=68s

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Name the 1990 movie?

What was the boy's name? Where did the family go on holiday?


'Somewhere In My Memory' - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5KVPEj__ugs

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โ€‹Name the 1994 Christmas movie?

Who starred in it?


Clip - 'Santa Claus Is Coming To Town' - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8a8fpv8gGhY

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โ€‹Name the 2001 Christmas movie?

Name the characters & actors?


Clip - 'All By Myself' - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8iTZm8-mbA



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โ€‹Name the 2003 Christmas movie?

Name the actor?


Clip 'Baby It's Cold Outside' - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7RMy7Vg0LU

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โ€‹Name the 2003 movie?

Which actors played the newly elected Prime Minister and his girlfriend?


Clip 'All I Want For Christmas Is You' - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6qCC7B0xtIw




Round 3. Non Christmassy Christmas Hits

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โ€‹'Green Green Grass Of Home', Tom Jones - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmT1ptv3VEc


Which song of his was banned from being sung at Welsh rugby this year?



โ€‹'Ernie', Benny Hill - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8e1xvyTdBZI&t=1s


What were his 'girls' called?

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โ€‹'There's No-one Quite Like Grandma', St Winnifred's School Choir - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5TVKhjEVtQ


Clive Dunn had a similarly titled unlikely hit. What was it?



โ€‹'Bohemian Rhapsody', Queen - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJ9rUzIMcZQ


Who starred in the movie of the same name as this hit single?

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โ€‹'Mull Of Kintyre', Wings - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OrbuDWit1Co


She has a successful line of vegan products in supermarkets. What was her name?



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โ€‹'Save Your Love', Renรฉe & Renato - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m7EnYrW0oQM


What country was he from?





โ€‹'Long Haired Lover From Liverpool', Jimmy Osmond - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YriPIujLtsA


His brother had a hit about a dog. What was it?

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โ€‹'Don't You Want Me', Human League - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uPudE8nDog0


In the first line of this song, where did she work as a waitress?

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โ€‹'Only You', The Flying Pickets - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qgDKtLPp46s


Which group first had a hit with this song in 1982?

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โ€‹'I Will Always Love You', Whitney Houston - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JWTaaS7LdU


Who wrote this song?




Round 4. Christmas Classics

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โ€‹'The Christmas Song', Nat King Cole - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wKhRnZZ0cJI

What is the correct name for the indigenous Eskimo people?

What is the name of the snow and ice house they build?

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


Which other 'blue' song did he have a hit with?

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โ€‹'It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas', Michael Buble - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0bhsXykXxfg&t=58s


What are the 40 days before Christmas called?



โ€‹'River', Joni Mitchell - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OLHxxBTl71I


Which 1971 album is this track from?



โ€‹'I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day', Wizard - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJPc7esgvsA


What is the proper name for the day after Christmas?

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โ€‹'Merry Christmas Everybody', Slade - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTslBTBl1X8


Name the lead singer?

Which Christmas advert did he feature in last year?



โ€‹'Lonely This Christmas', Mud - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJ6kJ7GWtv0


Another of their hits was about an animal. What was it?

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


Which other hit did he have about a colour?

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


What was his other Christmas number 1?



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โ€‹'Wonderful Christmastime', Paul McCartney - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94Ye-3C1FC8


What was his other Christmas number 1, with 'Wings'?

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โ€‹'Happy Christmas (War Is Over)', John Lennon - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_kj60DIq2M


Which war was over?

What was his wife's name?

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


What are some other names for Father Christmas?

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โ€‹'Step Into Christmas', Elton John - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IbRtGMm96F8


What was his birth name?


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โ€‹'A Spaceman Came Travelling', Chris De Burgh - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GmZg7tvGN9o


What star sign was Jesus?

What planet was the 'Star Of Bethlehem' likely to have been?



โ€‹'December Will Be Magic Again', Kate Bush - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-83YQ8PjfQ


What was her number one hit about a "wild and windy moor'?

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โ€‹'The Power Of Love', Frankie Goes To Hollywood - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WtdRv6GT9Zg


What gifts did the 'Magi' ('Three Wise Men') bring Jesus and what were their names?



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


In another of his hits, where would you always find him at a party?



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โ€‹'Pipes Of Peace', Paul McCartney - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3q4Up5ugTc


Which day and date does this picture represent?

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


Which musical was another one of his hits 'Oh What A Circus' from?

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


What was the name of the lead singer?

Which uniform did she wear in the video?

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


Which city & district are this group from?

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โ€‹'Driving Home For Christmas', Chris Rea - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ncBhlA1Kmys


What was his other 'Road' hit?

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โ€‹'Fairytale Of New York', The Pogues & Kirsty MacColl - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9jbdgZidu8


Which fruit is New York associated with?



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


Name the singing duo?

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โ€‹'Do They Know It's Christmas', Band Aid - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3fSknbR7Y4


Which two recording artists established the charity behind this single?

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โ€‹'All I Want For Christmas Is You', Maria Carey - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXQViqx6GMY


What is her nickname?

What do YOU want for Christmas?


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โ€‹'Happy New Year', ABBA - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Uo0JAUWijM


Who invented champagne in 1697?

What are YOUR new year resolutions?



โ€‹'Auld Langs Syne', Maria Carey - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aop6YF1Xqqg


What does 'Auld Langs Syne' mean?




Round 5. Some Newer Christmas Songs


These songs may not be so readily available in long-term memory, so you could instead play this as a 'Review The New (ish) Christmas Songs' round ... Or skip it ...



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


What colour was their first top ten hit in 2000?



โ€‹'Mistletoe', Justin Bieber - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LUjn3RpkcKY


T or F. Mistletoe is a poisonous parasite?





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


On which Christmas Day did he sadly die?

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โ€‹โ€‹'Christmas Wrapping', The Waitresses - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nud2TQNahaU


Which Christmas character said 'Bah humbug!'?

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โ€‹'One More Sleep', Leona Lewis - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-_1-uJ6Ml4


Which reality TV show did she win in 2006?

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โ€‹'Merry Christmas', Ed Sheehan & Elton John - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_yuO8UNGmY


What instruments do they each play?





And we'll finish with a more upbeat song ...



'Feliz Navidad', Jose Feliciano - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8NcQzMQN_U


Which language is this song sung in?



For ease of access to songs, if you wanted to do a 'Christmas Name This Tune', here is a Spotify Playlist ...








Round 1


7 swans-a-swimming, 6 geese-a-laying, 4 colly birds, 3 French hens, 2 turtle doves and a partridge in a pear tree (23 birds)


Rudolf, Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donna & Blitzen


Gabriel


Noel, Carol, Holly, Ivy, Emmanuel, Mary, Joseph etc


'Rasputin'


'Rejoice'


'Boxing Day' / 'Tubular Bells'


Norway / In thanks for Britain's role in keeping it unoccupied in WW2


Church bells, hand bells, sleigh bells, cow bells, call bell, school bell, cycle bell, doorbell


Champagne, Bucks Fizz, Mulled Wine, Snowball, Egg Nog etc




Round 2


'Meet Me In St Louis' / Judy Garland


'It's A Wonderful Life' / George Bailey (James Stewart) & Clarence Odbody


'Scrooge' / Alastair Sim / Jacob Marley, Christmas Past, Present & Future


'Holiday Inn' / Bing Crosby, Rosemary Clooney, Mary Ellen & Danny Kaye


'The Snowman' / Raymond Briggs

'Home Alone' / Kevin McAllister (Macaulay Culkin) / The family flew to Paris


'Miracle On 34th Street' / Richard Attenborough


'Bridget Jones's Diary' / Rene Zellwegger & Colin Firth (Mark Darcy)


'Elf' / Will Ferrell


'Love Actually' / Hugh Grant & Martine MacCutheon




Round 3


'Delilah'


'Hill's Angels'


'Grandad'


Rami Malek


Linda McCartney


Italy


'Puppy Love'


Cocktail Bar


'Yazoo'


Dolly Parton




Round 4


Innuit / Igloo


'Blue Suede Shoes'


Advent


'Blue'


'The Feast Of Stephen' / 'Boxing Day' came from the tradition of people in service being given the day off and a 'Christmas Box' of money and gifts


Noddy Holder / 'Iceland'


'Tiger Feet'


'Green Door'


'Saviour's Day'


'Mull Of Kintyre'


Vietnam / Yoko Ono


Santa Claus, St Nicholas, Kris Kringle etc


Reginald Dwight / 'Merry Christmas'


Capricorn / Jupiter


'Wuthering Heights'


The three gifts were GOLD, FRANKINCENSE & MYRHH

The 'Magi' or 'Three Wise Men' were MELCHIOR from Persia, GASPAR from India & BALTHAZAR from Arabia


"In the kitchen"


Christmas Day, 1914


'Evita'


Chrissie Hynde / Salvation Army


Ebenezer Scrooge


Walthamstow, London


'Road To Hell'


'The Big Apple'


Andrew Ridgeley & George Michael


Bob Geldof & Midge Ure


'Songbird Supreme' or 'Queen Of Christmas'


Dom Perignon


'Times Gone By'


'Blue'


'Wuthering Heights'


'Yellow'


2016


Spanish




Round 5


'Yellow'


True


2016


Scrooge


'X Factor'


Piano & Guitar















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