Hard Christmas Quiz


  1. In the nursery rhyme 'Christmas Is Coming', what is getting fat?
  2. Jacob Marley features in which famous festive book?
  3. Which monarch was crowned king in London on Christmas Day, 1066?
  4. In panto, what name is given to the leading young male character traditionally played by a young actress in boy's clothes?
  5. what did London confectioner Tom Smith invent in 1847?
  6. Name the servant of Cinderella's father, who is also Cinderella's friend?
  7. In Victorian times who were often called robins because of their red uniforms?
  8. Which famous Scottish poet composed 'Auld Lang Syne'?
  9. Which country gifts a Christmas tree to London's Trafalgar Square every year?
  10. Which plant, indigenous to Mexico, has red and green foliage and is widely used as a Christmas floral present?


  1. The goose
  2. A Christmas Carol (by Charles Dickens)
  3. William the Conqueror (William I)
  4. Principal boy
  5. Christmas Crackers
  6. Baron Hardup
  7. Postmen
  8. Robert Burns or Rabbie Burns
  9. Norway
  10. Poinsettia