HERE are the answers to last week’s Christmas quiz:

1) Rudolph

2) In traditional lore, Santa Claus’ sleigh is led by eight reindeer: Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Dunder (variously spelled Donder and Donner) and Blixem (variously spelled Blixen and Blitzen), with Rudolph being a 20th century inclusion

3) Mouse

4) Stockings

5) Norway

6) Advent

7) Gold, frankincense and myrrh

8) A Christmas Carol

9) Jacob Marley

10) 1973

11) A nativity play

12) January 5th (the night before the epiphany)

13) Mince pies

14) Sherry 

15) The royal family

16) A cracker

17) Boxing Day

18) Angela Rippon

19) Bethlehem

20) Saint Helena (who our town is named after)

Bonus question: Fairy Nuff (fair enough)

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