NTU SocSci Festive Pop

This is a quiz that was set up for my work colleagues at a Christmas celebration. A couple of the questions are "in jokes", though they are legitimate questions with correct answers.

It's mainly about UK pop songs that either are about Christmas, or were high in the charts at Christmas in the UK. If you live outside the UK some of these will be tough. Some are tough anyway! But aside from the two which are "in jokes", all the questions could be described as general knowledge, even though some are obscure. There are some nice, easy ones too.

Created by: Faceblind
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1. What is the fourth line of Band Aid’s “Do they know it’s Christmas”?
But when you’re having fun
We let in light and banish shade
There’s no need to be afraid
The bitter sting of tears
2. In what year did Slade’s “Merry Xmas Everybody” first chart?
3. What animal did Gayla Peveey want for Christmas?
A puppy dog
A rainbow zebra
A hippopotamus
A millipede
4. Bob the Builder was number 1 at Christmas 2000 with “Can we fix it”. Who was the voice of Bob?
Chris Evans
Neil Morrisey
Gary Barlow
David Tennant
5. Who sang “Walking in the air” on The Snowman cartoon? The record was released as a single in 1982.
Aled Jones
Peter Auty
Daniel Radcliffe
Charlotte Church
6. Bill Nighy performed “Christmas is all around” in the film Love Actually. Which actor played his manager?
Alan Rickman
Colin Firth
Gregor Fisher
Martin Freeman
7. What were the NYPD Choir singing according to The Pogues’ “Fairytale of New York”?
Galway Girl
Galway Baby
Galway Gate
Galway Bay
8. Which of the following members of the amazing prog rock band Yes has NOT released a solo Christmas album?
Jon Anderson
Steve Howe
Chris Squire
Rick Wakeman
9. Only two bands or artists have had three consecutive Christmas number one singles. Which two?
The Beatles and The Spice Girls
Slade and Cliff Richard
The Beatles and Slade
Cliff Richard and The Spice Girls
10. What is the title of Thea Gilmore’s Christmas single?
That’ll be Christmas
Oh no, not Christmas
Not another Christmas
Lost at Christmas
11. Where was Mommy seen kissing Santa Clause?
Behind the Christmas Tree
In the moonlit hall
On the snowy sidewalk
Underneath the mistletoe
12. What was Christmas number one in the year that Andy Sutton was born?
Emile Ford – What do you wanna make those eyes at me for
The Beatles – Day Tripper
Rolf Harris – Two Little Boys
Elvis Presley – Return to Sender
13. How many gifts were sent in total on the seventh day of Christmas?
14. Who wrote the classical tune the features in Greg Lake’s “I believe in Father Christmas”?
15. What did Elton John step into?
16. Which politician is mentioned in the first line of Jona Lewie’s “Stop the Cavalry”?
Lloyd George
17. What is the title of the Christmas single by Mud?
Driving home for Christmas
Wonderful Christmas time
Lonely this Christmas
All I want for Christmas is you
18. Which of these was never number one at Christmas?
I wish it could be Christmas every day
Mistletoe and wine
There’s no one quite like Grandma
When a child is born
19. How many times has Bohemian Rhapsody been Christmas number one?
20. According to Slade, what does your granny always tell you?
Everybody’s having fun
The old songs are the best
The fairies keep Santa sober for the day
It’s only just begun

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