Answers to the 12 questions of Christmas

Christmas quiz answers

1. d –The Netherlands

2. a – Rome

3. b – Jingle Bells

4. a – A spider

5. c – To keep children quiet in church

6. d – Nobody knows but it’s generally believed to be between May and September in 4BC.

7. a – Through a Coca Cola advertising campaign in the 1930s

8. b – 364

9. d – Nog derives from grog

10. c – Translates as ‘Merry Christmas’

11. b – A lump of coal

12. a – Figgy pudding

Written by Jan Fisher

Accomplished journalist, feature writer and sub-editor with impressive knowledge of the retirement landscape, including retirement income, issues that affect Australians planning and living in retirement, and answering YLC members' Age Pension and Centrelink questions. She has also developed a passion for travel and lifestyle writing and is fast becoming a supermarket savings 'guru'.

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  1. Xmas derives from Roman (pagan) worship of the sun. The Winter Solstice was carefully observed in case the sun did not return for Summer. The 25th. of December was the supposed birthday of Tammuz, whose worship originated in Sumer!

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