Father Christmas, ho ho ho
A small topical medium-to-hard quiz regarding facts about Father Christmas, (aka Santa Claus or St Nicholas). 10 Questions.
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1. How was Santa originally depicted in the poem, '''Twas the Night Before Christmas?''
A large, jolly fat man
A strapping young lad
A grumpy old man
A short, jolly old elf
Where does the tradition of stockings hanging by the chimney for Santa originate?
Finnish children would leave their boots by the chimney.
French children would leave their socks by the chimney.
Dutch children would leave their clogs by the chimney.
Russian children would leave wild berries by the chimney.
How did Santa Claus adopt the now familiar red and white trim outfit?
St. Nicholas was often seen wearing red and white.
Red and white are the colors of European Friars who served the poor.
Red and white are often seen on royal robes and this feature was applied to Santa.
The Coca-Cola company dressed Santa in red and white as part of a marketing campaign.
What was the name of Santa's original red-nosed reindeer?
Who was the first person to paint a definitive painting of "Santa Claus?"
What is 'Father Christmas' known as in India?
Nothing, they don't recognise him,
What name did early Dutch settlers in America give to Father Christmas?
Which band or single artist recorded the song, "Father Christmas"?
In Victorian times, Santa's suit/costume was not red but what colour?
In the past 2 centuries, there were 2 years when the whole of England was snowed under on Christmas Day; the first date was 1938. So what was the second date?
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