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CHRISTMAS CROSSWORD


CLUES ACROSS 7 Home of the Bethlehem Babe (8)


8 Present wrapper sealer (4) 9 Gift designated and received (5)


10 Bringer of glad tidings (7) 11 Not the sort of wine to be drunk with Christmas dinner (5)


13 Chocolate delight and a fun- gal treat (7)


16 First in the New Testament (7) 17 Eaten in plenty at Christmas (5)


18 One from the land where Christ was born (7)


20 On which you might see a pantomime (5)


23 Amusement played by chil- dren or their family (4)


24 Chart showing Advent (8) CHRISTMAS QUIZ


1 What comes to us from the druids for Christmas use?


2 What chart decoratively traces the Coming?


3 Which disciple gives the fullest account of the birth of Christ?


4 What is said to have been his profession?


5 What was once brought home from the forest with due ceremony at Christmas?


6 What contribution did America make to our festive feast?


7 Who wrote ‘How to Survive Christmas’?


8 Who is said to have fi rst thought of decorating the Christmas tree with lights?


9 Who donates at least two Christmas trees to St Paul’s Cathedral every Christmas?


10 Which is the only church in the UK permitted to use mistletoe in its decoration?


11 When does the feast of St Stephen fall? 12 What was different about the fi rst mince pies? 13 Who wrote the carol ‘In the deep midwinter’? 14 Name the Magi’s gift that has no vowels


15 What are cattle reputed to do on Christmas Eve at midnight?


16 Where did the Holy Family travel to after Christ’s birth?


17 Name the angel who visited Mary at the Annunciation


18 Who is thought to be the original Santa Claus?


19 What do you call the fi rst visitor to a house on New Year’s Day?


20 When is Epiphany celebrated? 21 Name the three ‘kings’ 22 What is a Christingle? 23 What is Helleborus niger? 24 Where did the Christingle service originate?


25 On which day was Christmas Day celebrated before the 4th century


26 What was discovered by Captain W Mynars on Christmas Day, 1643?


27 What is the name of the Factor IX defi ciency disease?


28 Why is it called this?


29 If you were offered lambswool at Christmas, what would you do with it?


30 A certain Tom Smith opened a factory in the 1840s, what did it produce?


31 When does ‘Stir Up Sunday’ fall? 32 What did Sir Christmas Humphreys do?


33 In which year was the fi rst turkey shipped to Europe?


34 What was the original name for carol singers?


35 What is another name for the New Year in Scotland?


36 What was considered the great Christmas dish up until the 16th century?


37 By what name is the carol ‘Adeste Fideles’ better known?


38 Who is said to have made the fi rst Christmas crib?


39 Who is celebrated on the 13th December in Sweden?


40 When is the feast of the Babylonian Nimrod celebrated?


41 Which of the evergreens used at Christmas is supposed to bring good luck?


42 What idea did Sir Henry Cole market for Christmas in1843?


43 Where did ‘...a lonely cattle shed’ stand according to the carol?


44 Who is thought, wrongly, to have fi rst introduced the Christmas tree to Britain?


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CLUES DOWN 1 Three bearers of special birth day gifts (4)


2) ......... Sauvignon - perhaps the wine to accompany your festive meals? (8)


3 Christ was one at birth (3) 4 Where you will fi nd twenty across (7)


5 Led three wise men to their goal (4)


6 Formal request made - for forgiveness perhaps (8)


12 Guiding principle - Christmas Star perhaps? (8)


14 Celebrating Christmas in time honoured way (8)


15 Leaving undone that which should have been done (7)


19 So be it said at the end (4) 21 “.... tidings of great joy I bring to you and all mankind”(4)


22 Imbibed amongst other things at Christmas (3)


45 January is named after a pagan deity, what was his name?


46 ‘Oh little town of Bethlehem...’ What is the next line?


47 What animals are protected by St Stephen?


48 Which day in December is associated with outdoor sports?


49 What is a Christmas card in Cockney rhyming slang?


50 Who wrote the line, ‘Christmas comes but once a year’?


SOLUTIONS


CRROSSWORD :- ACROSS: 7) Nazareth, 8) Tape, 9) Given, 10) Gabriel, 11) Plonk, 13) Truffl e, 16) Matthew, 17) Candy, 18) Israeli, 20) Stage, 23) Game, 24) Calendar. DOWN: 1) Magi, 2) Cabernet, 3) Jew, 4) Theatre, 5) Star, 6) Ap- pealed, 12) Loadstar, 14) Feasting, 15) Neglect, 19) Amen, 21) Glad, 22) Ale.


CHRISTMAS QUIZ :- 1 Mistletoe; 2 Advent calendar; 3 St Luke; 4 Physician; 5 Yule log; 6 The turkey was introduced from there; 7 Jilly Cooper; 8 Martin Luther; 9 H.M. The Queen; 10 York Cathedral; 11 26th Decem- ber; 12 They contained minced meat and had no lids; 13 Christi- na Rossetti; 14 Myrrh; 15 Turn towards the East, kneel and pray aloud; 16 Egypt; 17 Gabriel; 18 St Nicholas, Bishop of Myra; 19 First footer; 20 6th January; 21 Caspar, Melchior, Balthasar; 22 A lighted candle set in an orange; 23 The Christmas Rose; 24 In Moravia; 25 6th January; 26 Christmas Island; 27 Christmas dis- ease; 28 It is named after the fi rst sufferer to be studied; 29 Drink it - it’s an ancient mixture of ale, wine, apples and beaten egg; 30 Crackers or bon bons; 31 The last Sunday in Trinity - traditionally the day to make the Christmas pudding; 32 He was a High Court Judge; 33 1519; 34 Waits; 35 Hogmanay; 36 Roast wild boar; 37 O Come all ye Faithful; 38 St Francis of Assisi; 39 St Lucy; 40 25th of December; 41 Holly; 42 The fi rst Christmas cards; 43 (once) In Royal David’s city; 44 Prince Albert; 45 Janus; 46 ‘How still we see thee lie’; 47 Horses; 48 Boxing Day; 49 Railway guard; 50 Thomas Tusser (1515-1580)


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