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Christmas 'Radio Times' Quiz

Hope you like this 'Christmas Dementia Cafe Quiz', which focuses on 'Christmas Radio Times' covers.

You can enliven it by playing some of the songs referred to ...

Round 1. 1960s

1. Name the angel that told Mary she was "with child"?

2. What three gifts did the Magi bring Jesus?

3. Complete (and sing) the first line of this carol. "While shepherds watched their flocks by night ..."?

4. What is the name of the nativity scene replica many of us have on display at home?

5. Complete (and sing) the first line of this carol. "In the bleak midwinter ..."?

6. Where is the Christmas Carols Concert broadcast on Christmas Eve filmed live?

7. These 1960s 'Radio Times' cost 6d. What was the nickname given to the sixpence coin (which was often baked into Christmas puddings)?

8. Name Snow White's seven dwarfs?

9. What are the round shiny orbs we put on our Christmas trees called?

10. Name the celebrities who appear on this 1968 'Radio Times' cover?

Song break - 'Rudolf The Red Nosed Reindeer -

Round 2. 1970s

11. Name the two comedians?

12. What circus role is Ernie Wise playing in this photo?

13. What is Ronnie Barker holding?

14. Name the character/actor & the sitcom?

15. Name the bird?

16. What is the name of the plant in the top right of this photo?

17. Complete the rhyme (and make the actions). "Here's the church and there's the steeple."?

18. Name the comic impersonator?

19. How much is a first class stamp these days?

(faces of two disgraced entertainers have been blocked)

20. Guess what the top 10 parts of a Christmas dinner are?

Song break. 'The Christmas Song', Nat King Cole -

Round 3. 1980s

21. What five Christmas presents did the three children receive in this picture?

22. Complete (and sing) the first verse of this carol. "Ding dong merrily on high ..."?

23. Complete (and sing) the first verse of this carol. "I saw three ships come sailing in ..."?

24. What Christmas song does this picture represent?

25. Complete (and sing) the first verse of this carol. "The holly and the ivy ..."?

26. Name the actress on the right & what TV sitcom did she star in?

27. Complete (and sing) the first verse of this carol. "Away in a manger ..."?

28. What Christmas stage show does this picture depict?

29. Which famous choirboy had a hit record with the song 'Walking In The Air'?

30. Aside from the ingredients of a Christmas dinner, name as many Christmas foods and drinks as you can?

Also, what TV sitcom is featured on this cover?

Song break. 'Twelve Days Of Christmas', The Spinners -

Round 4. 1990s

31. What is the best selling Christmas song of all time?

32. What is Santa's saint name?

33. What are used to make a snowman's eyes and nose?

34. What song is depicted in this picture?

35. What type of hat is the chap on the left of this picture wearing?

36. What Christmas movie did Barry Norman say is the best ever and should be shown every year after the Queen's speech?

37. What toy is portrayed in this picture?

38. What has been pulled in this picture?

39. Name Santa's nine reindeer in 'T'was The Night Before Christmas'?

40. What millennium building is pictured in the snow globe? Can you name any others?

Song break. 'White Christmas', Bing Crosby -

Round 5. 2000s

41. What was the name of the owl that brought Harry Potter his Christmas card from the Dudleys in 'The Chamber Of Secrets'?

42. What does the phrase "Skating on thin ice" mean?

43. What year was the last UK wide White Christmas?

44. Which US President is the teddy bear named after?

45. Which spirit is set aflame over a Christmas pudding when it is brought to the table?

46. Name this time travelling machine & the TV sci for programme it features in?

47. Name as many 'Doctor Who' actors as you can?

48. Name the game?

49. Name the characters & what cheese do they like?

50. Who are the current judges on 'Strictly Come Dancing'?

Song break. ''Happy Christmas (War Is Over)', John Lennon & The Plastic Oko Band -

Round 6.

51. Name as many of the celebrities in these 1923-25 'Christmas Radio Times' remakes as you can ...

Song break. 'All I Want For Christmas Is You', Maria Carey -

Round 7. Christmas Radio Times Quiz

To finish, here is a new quiz published in the 'Radio Times'.

"Look very carefully at the image as some of the visual aids are pretty well-hidden... how many of the 100 can you find?

If you need a closer look, download the image to your computer and zoom in - the clues are everywhere!"

(I'll put the answers up when they become available.)

Final song. 'Do They Know It's Christmas', Band Aid -

1. Gabriel

2. Gold, frankincense and myrrh

3. "While shepherds watched their flocks by night, all seated on the ground, an angel of the Lord came down, and glory shone around."

4. Crib

5. "In the bleak midwinter, Frosty wind made moan, Earth stood hard as iron, Water like a stone."

6. King's College, Cambridge

7. Tanner

8. Doc, Sneezy, Grumpy, Happy, Bashful, Sleepy & Dopey

9. Baubles

10. Ken Dodd, Benny Hill, Cilla Black

Mary Hopkin, Morecambe & Wise, Leslie Crowther

Lulu, Dean Martin, Gene Kelly

(I'm missing two answers here, so please let me know who the two on the left middle row are?)

11. 'The Two Ronnies' / Ronnie Corbett & Ronnie Barker

12. Juggler

13. Christmas wreath

14. Frank Spencer/Michael Crawford/'Some Mothers Do 'Av 'Em'

15. Robin redbreast

16. Mistletoe

17. "Here's the church and there's the steeple.

Open the door and see all the people.

Here's the parson going upstairs.

And here he is now he's saying his prayers."

18. Mike Yarwood

19. £1.25

20. 1. Roast potatoes (58 per cent)

2. Roast turkey (43 per cent)

3. Pigs in blankets (43 per cent)

4. Stuffing (23 per cent)

5. Gravy (21 per cent)

6. Yorkshire pudding (20 per cent)

7. Sprouts (17 per cent)

8. Parsnips (14 per cent)

9. Christmas pudding (11 per cent)

10. Cauliflower cheese (8 per cent)

21. Toy robot, donkey, camel, teddy bear & fairy

22. "Ding Dong! merrily on high

In heav’n the bells are ringing

Ding, dong! verily the sky

Is riv’n with angel singing

Gloria, Hosanna in excelsis."

23. "I saw three ships come sailing in

On Christmas Day, on Christmas Day

I saw three ships come sailing in

On Christmas Day in the morning."

24. 'Twelve Days Of Christmas'

25. "The holly and the ivy

When they are both full grown

Of all trees that are in the wood

The holly bears the crown."

26. Wendy Richards/'Are You Being Served?'

27. "Away in a manger

No crib for a bed

The little Lord Jesus

Lay down His sweet head."

28. Pantomime

29. Aled Jones

30. Tomato soup, prawn cocktail, Christmas pudding, yule log, mince pies, stollen, 'Quality Street', 'Roses', mulled wine, champagne, egg nog, 'Family Circle', nuts etc

'Only Fools And Horses'

31. Bing Crosby's 'White Christmas'

32. Saint Nicholas

33. Coal & carrot

34. 'All I Want For Christmas Are My Two Front Teeth'

35. Jester

36. 'It's A Wonderful Life', starring James Stewart

37. Jack in the box

38. Christmas cracker

39. Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen, and Rudolph

40. 'Millennium Dome'

'Cardiff Millennium Stadium', 'Cardiff Millennium Centre', 'London Eye', 'Tate Modern', 'Millennium Bridge', 'Portsmouth Spinnaker Tower', 'Falkirk Wheel', 'Cornwall Eden Project', etc

41. Hedwig

42. Doing something risky

43. 2010

44. Theodore Roosevelt

45. Brandy

46. Tardis/'Doctor Who'

47. William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee, Tom Baker, Peter Davison, Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy, Paul McGann, Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant, Matt Smith, Peter Capaldi, Jodie Whittaker & Ncuti Gatwa

48. Snow Angels

49. Wallace & Gromit/Wensleydale

50. Craig Revel Horwood, Motsi Mabuse, Anton Du Beke & Shirley Ballas

51. Alex Jones ('The One Show'), Alexander Armstrong & Richard Osman ('Pointless'), Fiona Bruce ('Antiques Roadshow') & Greg Davies ('Taskmaster')

Rob Brydon ('Gavin And Stacey') , Miranda Hart ('Call The Midwife'), Julia McKenzie ('Miss Marple'), Joanna Lumley ('Absolutely Fabulous'), David Walliams ('Little Britain') & Reece Buttery ('Gangster Granny')

David Jason & Lyna Baron ('Open All Hours'), ?, Pauline Quirk ('Birds Of A Feather'), Vic Reeves ('Shooting Stars') & Lee Mack ('Not Going Out')


Simon O'Donovan
Simon O'Donovan
Dec 11, 2023

Thank you 🙏


Julie Armstrong
Dec 07, 2023

Great Christmas Quiz


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