Keep calm - the answers are here!

Updated: Mar 27

Christmas is over for another year, and we’re all looking forward to a new year, and a new decade. I wonder what your new year’s resolutions are, and hope your supporters feature strongly in your work ones.


Thanks to everyone who entered the Christmas quiz and well done to those who did get all the answers.


And congratulations to Darren Worthy (who I used to work with at Cascaid) who was first out of the hat of all the correct answers and gets £50 to donate to any charity he chooses.


As a thank you all of you who entered - £200 is on its way to SOFII too.


I think I made it a bit tricky again this year as many of you didn’t get all the answers. So to put you put of your misery, here are the answers.


1. Regular entrants will know that Last Christmas by Wham! always makes an appearance, and this year was no exception. Last Christmas I gave you my heart. (And yes I did go to see the film!)


2. When he makes his list and checks it twice, he’ll be looking to see who’s naughty, who’s nice. (Santa Clause is coming to town)


3. The snow was deep and crisp and even (Good King Wenceslas)


4. The four Beatles Christmas number ones were: I Want To Hold Your Hand (in 1963), I Feel Fine (1964), Day Tripper/We Can Work It Out (A double A-side in 1965 – bonus points if you can remember what a double A-side was!!!) and Hello, Goodbye (1967)


5. When you first took my hand on a cold Christmas Eve, you promised me Broadway was waiting for me (Fairytale of New York)


6. The six animals featured in the 12 Days of Christmas are: Swans a swimming (7), Geese a laying (6), Colly birds (4), French hens (3), Turtle doves (2) and Partridge (1, in a pear tree)


7. Make my dreams come true, All I want for Christmas is you, the Mariah Carey classic.


8. Eartha Kitt’s Christmas list in Santa Baby included: a sable, a '54 convertible too convertible too, light blue, a yacht, the deed to a platinum mine, a duplex, cheques, decorations bought at Tiffany and a ring. Some list!!!


9. Slade asked us Are you hanging up a stocking on your wall? at the start of Merry Christmas Everybody


10. And there are too many artists who sang on the original 1984 Band Aid, but you can find a full list here.


So well done all of you who got these right. And better luck next time to the rest of you. I’m already working on the 2020 quiz.


Very best wishes for 2020!


Roger

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