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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

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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.

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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.

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What was the name of Santa's original red-nosed reindeer?

  • Roland
  • Rollo
  • Rupert
  • Rufus

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Who was the first person to paint a definitive painting of "Santa Claus?"

  • Franklin Pierce
  • Ansel Adams
  • Thomas Nash
  • Roy Lichtenstein

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What is 'Father Christmas' known as in India?

  • Nothing, they don't recognise him,
  • Karma Kamm
  • Ali Krishmaz
  • Christmas Father

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What name did early Dutch settlers in America give to Father Christmas?

  • Ded Moraz
  • Sinta Claussen
  • Senta Gryffs
  • Sinter Klaas

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Which band or single artist recorded the song, "Father Christmas"?

  • Lonnie Donegan
  • Wizard
  • The Kinks
  • Kim Wilde

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In Victorian times, Santa's suit/costume was not red but what colour?

  • Pink
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black

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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?

  • 1991
  • 1953
  • 1976
  • 1989