We had a fantastic response to our Bumper Christmas Quiz. Quite a few of the questions caused a problems, but we still had a large number of members who came up with all the correct answers, and we had to use the tie-breaker to sort out the winners.
The Santa weigh-in was held today, and he tipped the scales at exactly 16st 1lb (225lbs or 102.58kgs).
Q1. Which song contains the line, "He's making a list and checking it twice"? Santa Claus is coming to town
Q2. Which famous female author wrote the short story 'The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding'? Agatha Christie
Q3. In 2001 why did Harrod's replace Father Christmas's reindeer and sleigh with a horse and carriage? Foot and mouth disease
Q4. What is the name of the fruit sauce which is a traditional accompaniment to the Christmas turkey? Cranberry
Q5. Who is Scrooge's clerk? Bob Cratchit
Q6. Who wrote the poem 'Christmas Eve and Easter Day'? Robert Browning
Q7. Which sports presenter appeared dressed in a yellow Father Christmas outfit as Setanta Claus in adverts for the TV channel? Des Lynam
Q8. What did 'Frosty the Snowman' have for a nose? Button
Q9. Who paid £3,000 for a turkey in December 1995 to prevent it from being slaughtered? Linda McCartney (we did accept McCartneys)
Q10. Which actor played an elf called Patch in "Santa Claus the Movie"? Dudley Moore
Q11. Charlie Chaplin died on Christmas Day in 1977 at his home in which country? Switzerland
Q12. In 'A Christmas Carol' what is the first name of Scrooge's partner Marley? Jacob
Q13. Christmas Drumhead is a variety of which vegetable? Cabbage
Q14. In 1995 a Father Christmas walked out of the World Santa Claus Conference because the other delegates did not believe he was the real one - was he from Finland, Iceland or Norway? Finland
Q15. Which song ends with the line, "You'll go down in history"? Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer
Winners are as folows:
John Deere Electric Ride-On Toy Tractor and Trailer (kindly donated by Balmers Garden Machinery) - Keith Richards
David W Slack
We will be contacting all winners to arrange delivery of the prizes.