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Mothers' Union

Mothers’ Union meetings are cancelled due to the Coronavirus restrictions, nevertheless we intend to maintain fellowship through the church website, by phone and a closed email group.

 Here are the answers to the Christmas Quiz

1. Which author wrote the book ‘A Christmas Carol? Charles Dickens

2. What is the name of the Dr Seuss character who steals Christmas?  The Grinch

3. Who wrote the songs for the film ‘A White Christmas’? Irving Berlin

4. Which English leader banned the singing of Christmas songs? Oliver Cromwell

5. What are the traditional names of each of the ‘3 wise men’ also known as ‘the 3 kings’? Melchior, Gaspar (or Casper or Jaspar) & Balthazar

6. What colour are the berries on the mistletoe plant? White

7. The carol says ‘Good King Wenceslas last looked out on the feast of Stephen’. What date is St Stephen’s day? 26 December

8. In which country was the original St Nicholas born? Turkey

9. Which colourful and much sung about Christmas character was invented by American writer Robert Lewis Ray in 1939? Rudolph the red nosed reindeer

10. In the song ‘The Twelve Days of Christmas’ what did my true love send each day?

1 a partridge in a pear tree

2 2 turtle doves

3 3 French hens

4 4 calling birds

5 5 gold rings

6 6 geese a-laying

7 7 swans a-swimming

8 8 maids a-milking

9 9 ladies dancing

10 10 lords a-leaping

11 11 pipers piping

12 12 drummers drumming

11. Three of Santa’s reindeers’ names begin with the letter’D’, can you name them? Dancer, Dasher & Donner (also spelt as Dunder or Donder)

12. In which story is it always winter but never Christmas? The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

13. Can you complete the  Christmas film titles…

  T _ _   M _ _ _ _ _   C _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _  C _ _ _ _

T _ _   N _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _    B _ _ _ _ _   C _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 

I _’ _  A  W _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _   L _ _ _

E  _ _

T _ _   G _ _ _ _ _

M _ _ _ _ _ _   O _   34 _ _   S _ _ _ _ _

The Muppet Christmas Carol

The Nightmare before Christmas

It’s a Wonderful Life


The Grinch

Miracle on 34th Street

14. Can you sort out these anagrams of Christmas carols:

In the bleak midwinter.  b t d e r  n e e l h i a t i i n m k w

Away in a manger         e a r y g i a n n w m a a

Hark the herald angels sing    s s e e r I h e i t n k g a a r g h n l a d h

Ding dong merrily on high      i y h r n e h r n i g d I g m g n d o o i

O little town of Bethlehem      l e e n o o o t h h t t w e f b i e l t l m    

The holly and the ivy        t i e a y n h I h l v h e d o t y    

Once in royal davids city     o a t i y i d l d c s n e c o r i y n v a  

We three kings of orient are         w s g t a n i r t n e k e e e i h e r f o r o     

15. What is the name of Ebenezer Scrooge’s business partner?  Jacob Marley

16. In the song “Let It Snow”, what is the next word ‘O the weather outside is……’. Frightful

17. What popular Christmas song was composed by James Pierpont in 1857?  Jingle bells

18. According to legend, in 1847 London sweet shop owner, Tom Smith, invented which traditional Christmas item?  A cracker

19.  In the Victorian period a tradition began that Christmas puddings should be made on or immediately after ‘Stir up Sunday’, when is Stir-up Sunday? Sunday before the the first Sunday of Advent

20. What date is Epiphany? 6 January


Mothers’ Union Prayer

Loving Lord, we thank you for your love so freely given to us all. We pray for families around the world. Bless the work of the Mothers’ Union as we seek to share your love through the encouragement, strengthening
and support of marriage and family life. Empowered by your Spirit, may we be united in prayer and worship, and in love and service reach out as your hands across the world. In Jesus’ name.  Amen




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