Thank you to all those who took part in the Chipping Campden 2022 Christmas Quiz.
The winner this year is Bianca with 190/250.
The answers are given below the leaderboard:
As many of you are eager to know, here are the answers to this years quiz:
Cecil Sharp came to Chipping Campden to Write the Melody for the famous Christmas Carol “The Holly and the Ivy”…
Correct Answer: False
The most popular version of the Carol was collected in Chipping Campden by Cecil Sharp’s visit, and if he had not come to our lovely Chipping Campden town, then we could well have been singing it to a different tune. Find out more here: https://www.chippingcampdenonline.org/holly-and-the-ivy-chipping-campden
Chipping Campden is Famous for Many Things, but What is it Quietly Famous For?
Answer: Brussels Sprouts
Where Can the Oldest Christmas Market Be Traced Back To?
Which of these are well known Christmas Books?
a. Little Women
b. A Christmas Carol
c. Letters from Father Christmas
d. The Greatest Gift
e. Skipping Christmas
f. How the Grinch Stole Christmas
g. The Polar Express
Harry Potter is incredibly popular but is not Christmas related and Batman Returns is in fact a popular film set during the Christmas period.
What Was the First Song Played in Space?
Answer: Jingle Bells.
Upon achieving a space rendezvous in Earth orbit with their sister ship Gemini 7 in December 1965, Schirra and Stafford played a rendition of “Jingle Bells” over the radio after jokingly claiming to have seen an unidentified flying object piloted by Santa Claus.
Coca Cola Turned Father Christmas Red and White? True or False?
This is a bit of a Christmas myth.
The Coca-Cola company is often credited with creating the red coated modern image of Santa Claus we know and love today but this isn’t true! Most of his modern image was put together by Thomas Nast in the 1870s. In 1931, Coca‑Cola commissioned the artist Haddon Sundblom to paint Santa Claus for the company’s Christmas ads. Inspired by the 1823 poem “A Visit from St. Nicholas,” the artist created the warm, jolly character we all know today, complete with rosy cheeks, a white beard, and twinkling eyes.
The Song ‘We Wish You a Merry Christmas’ was Originally Used as What?
Answer: A threat.
Well it is kind of…threatening ….The song was often sung by crowds of lower-class servants as they demanded alcohol from their masters during the festive period. The lyric ‘We won’t go until we get some’ was used to get their point across.
Who Sent the First Christmas Card?
Answer: Queen Victoria
She was the first official person to send a Christmas card, but the first commercial card came in 1843 when Sir Henry Cole produced 1000 and sold them for one shilling each. There are currently only 12 of these cards left in the world with one going up for auction a couple of years ago for £30,000.
Which Country First Started the Tradition of Putting Up a Christmas Tree?
In the Christmas Film ‘Home Alone’, where are the family going to on holiday in such a rush?
How Many Christmas Trees are Grown in Europe?
Answer: Almost 60 million
How Many Ghosts Show up in ‘A Christmas Carol?’
Answer: It’s actually four.
Former business partner Jacob Marley, and the spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Future.
Die Hard is the highest grossing Christmas Film? True or False?
Many believe this to be Home Alone, but It’s actually believe it or not The Grinch (2018), grossing £429,882,718.40
Which of the Following Statements are True?
a. Candy Canes fare back to the 17th century
b. Christmas has been banned in the past
c. KFC for Christmas dinner is a Japanese tradition.
15) Who Started the Tradition of Exchanging Gifts?
Answer: The Romans
We look forward to seeing how everyone does on the 2023 Christmas Quiz. We hope you had a lovely Christmas, and we wish you a very Happy New Year!