Friday, 25 December 2015

The Daily Teaser — 25-12-2015: Christmas Day

Well, that’s two presents opened … !

I’ve now got my own Mad Hatter keyring … AND an compilation CD, as well.   Which looks rather interesting.

And will be imported into iTunes, the minute I get the chance!

All of that … ?   Is courtesy of a Secret Santa scheme we do at work.

Which are rather fun.

So you know, a few work places I know of, do a Secret Santa: basically, you get assigned a random person to give a gift to — USB sticks with keyrings make for a good example, you can never have to many USB sticks — and a spending limit, and buy your giftee a present: AND end up getting one, yourself.

Personally … ?   I’ve got a FUNNY feeling whoever got mine for me?   Would SERIOUSLY get on with my Aunty Bella!

At any rate … ?   That’s put a smile on my face, first thing on a Christmas morning.



But let’s get a moving on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: scoring ten out of ten in the process.

Let’s see how everyone does with today’s questions, shall we?

Here they are, along with the How ToLicense and video

Q1) 25th December is Christmas Day: marking the birth of Jesus Christ.   In what was then which country: Israel, Judea or Palestine?
Q2) Jesus is viewed as THE major founding figure.   By which religion: Islam, Christianity or Judaism?
Q3) Jesus’s birth is usually known as which ‘N’?
Q4) Jesus, himself, is known as which ‘M’?
Q5) Name either of the books of the Bible which tell the stories of Jesus’s birth.
Q6) Xmas is a traditional abbreviation for the word, Christmas.   The ‘X’ actually represents the letter Chi: or ‘Χ’.   Which alphabet does Chi come from?
Q7) Christmas trees were originally used in the UK: by Queen Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz.   Which of the UK’s kings was she married to?
Q8) In the run up to Christmas, carols are sung around the Christmas Tree in Trafalgar Square, in London.   The Tree is donated to the UK: by which European country?
Q9) In Austria, and parts of Germany, Father Christmas gives presents to good children.   Bad children are punished by which ‘K’?
Q10) Finally … Many atheists will celebrate Newtonmas on Christmas Day.   Marking the birth of whom?
Here’s yesterday’s eve-il questions and answers …
Q1) 24th December, 1968, saw the three astronauts on Apollo 8 read a verse of the bible: to mark Christmas Eve.   Name one of those astronauts.
A1) Bill Anders, Jim Lovell or Frank Borman.
Q2) More to the point, the reading was from which book of the Bible?
A2) Genesis.
Q3) 24th December, 1914, saw a very unofficial Christmas truce start: during World War 1.   The Truce started, in and around which Belgian town?
A3) Ypres.
Q4) Which famous British family traditionally opens its Christmas presents on Christmas Eve?
A4) The Royal Family.
Q5) Jesus’s birth is traditionally seen as having taken place at night.   To mark this, many churches hold a midnight what, on Christmas Eve?
A5) Midnight Mass.
Q6) Nittel Nacht is a name given to Christmas Eve: by some Orthodox members of which religion?
A6) Judaism.
Q7) Which European country declares its annual ‘Christmas Peace,’ on Christmas Eve?
A7) Finland.   It takes place in Turku.   Can’t think who live’s in Turku … 
Q8) Many Italian-American families celebrate the Feast of the Seven … what?
A8) Fishes.
Q9) The 2015 film, Christmas Eve, sees its characters — including Patrick Stewart of Star Trek fame — trapped in what?
A9) Elevators: or lifts, in British English.   (As far as I can see?   No one’s described the film as uplifting.   Waste of cheese, really … )
Q10) Finally … who wrote the 1895 Russian opera, Christmas Eve?
A10) Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“Let’s be naughty and save Santa the trip.”
Gary Allan.
Although that might have been more appropriate, yesterday!

Let’s have this tune …

This tune …

And this tune.

Have a good Christmas Day.   Don’t overdo the eggnog.   Enjoy the presents …

And cherish your loved ones…

*        Oh, my pleasure, Debbi!   I hope mine got through, OK … ?   Happy Hogswatch! :D

1 comment:

Debbi said...

You did, Paul! Thanks! :)

1. Judea
2. Christianity
3. nativity
4. the Messiah
5. Matthew and Luke
6. Greek
7. King George III
8. Norway
9. Krampus
10. Isaac Newton