#RogersChristmasQuiz... the answers!

Updated: Dec 24, 2021

So, did you get them all right?!


I hope you had some fun. And thanks to everyone who emailed me their answers. £200 has gone to SOFII, which means that, since it started in 2012, #RogersChristmasQuiz has now raised £2,000 for this brilliant resource.


Congratulations to the winner, Diane Bond of Martin House Children's Hospice! She got ten right and was the first drawn out of the hat. Diane will have £50 to donate to a charity of her choice and she’s also won a ticket to one of SOFII’s I Wish I’d Thought Of That (IWITOT) events in 2022.


Now to the answers... and I have to start with an apology for my complete inability to count. There were actually 11 songs hidden in the tree. I didn’t penalise anyone who sent me ten, but well done to lots of you who did spot all 11. (There were a lot, I might make it harder next year!). For those of you who weren’t as sure, below the quiz picture is a list of the 11 songs I hid in my tree:

  • Last Christmas by Wham! – regular entrants will know that this is an answer every year.

  • Little Drummer Boy – which explains the rum (and the pa and the pum). So many versions, but for me the Bing Crosby and David Bowie one wins.

  • Do They Know It’s Christmas? by Band Aid

  • I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday by Wizard

  • All I Want For Christmas Is You by Mariah Carey, which apparently makes her about $2.5m every year!

  • Santa Baby by Eartha Kitt or Kylie Minogue amongst others

  • Fairytale Of New York by The Pogues and Kirsty MacColl. Did you know that Shane MacGowan was born on Christmas Day?

  • Driving Home for Christmas by Chris Rea

  • Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow, written in July of 1945 in California during a heatwave.

  • Mistletoe and Wine by Cliff Richard. Go on, swing those arms from side to side.

  • 2,000 Miles by The Pretenders. It’s obviously not played enough these days as this was the one that

I really hope you enjoyed it. And I wish you a very happy Christmas.

See you in 2022!