1. The word Christmas is said to be a compound word meaning….?
2. What is the bada din (the big day)?
3. Which famous song, written by James Lord Pierpont, was originally published under the title ‘One Horse Open Sleigh'?
4. The Latin word meaning ‘coming' has given us which term associated with Christmas period?
5. How many days are there in Christmastide?
6. Haddon Hubbard Sundblom is credited with creating the modern red and white image of Santa Claus for which iconic brand's advertisements?
7. Which plant with the scientific name Euphorbia pulcherrima is associated with Christmas?
8. Of the four ghosts in “A Christmas Carol”, which one does not have the word Christmas in its name?
9. On Christmas night in 1776, which famous American crossed the Delaware that has been immortalised in a painting by Emanuel Leutze?
10. How is St. Stephen's Day commonly referred to?
11. Which famous writer, known for creating a famous fictitious place, wrote “The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus” and “A Kidnapped Santa Claus”?
12. Connect the American government agency NORAD to Christmas.
13. Where do Colly Birds, Maids-a-Milking and Gold Rings feature together?
14. In which place is the Christmas classic “It's a Wonderful Life” set?
15. Which Indian Prime Minister celebrates his birthday on December 25?
Answers: 1. ‘Christ's Mass'; 2. It is the Hindi term used for Christmas in our country; 3. ‘Jingle Bells'; 4. Advent; 5. 12 days; 6. Coca Cola; 7. Poinsettia; 8. Jacob Marley; 9. George Washington; 10. Boxing Day (December 26); 11. L. Frank Baum of The Wizard of Oz fame; 12. The programme ‘NORAD Tracks Santa' which purports to follow Santa Claus as he leaves the North Pole and delivers presents around the world; 13. In the carol ‘The Twelve Days of Christmas'; 14. Bedford Falls; 15. Atal Behari Vajpayee.