Christmas Crossword 2015: Answers

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Christmas Crossword

  • 1.) Father Christmas here comes right down Santa Claus Lane according to 'Here Comes Santa Claus'. (5,5,4)
  • 13.) Donner is the Reindeer most often mistaken for a kebab. (6)
  • 15.) A Robin is a bird pictured on Christmas cards and a round Robin is a type of letter. (5)
  • 16.) Ox and ass before him bow – this word means a working cow. (2)
  • 17.) Last Christmas I gave you my heart but the very next day you gave it away, according to the song by Wham!. (4)
  • 18.) Go Tell it on the Mountain. (2)
  • 20.) Edmund is Peter's brother in The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. (6)
  • 23.) Scott Calvin's son believes the initials SC on a red dressing gown proves that his father is Santa in The Santa Clause. (2)
  • 24.) Wizzard wish It could be Christmas everyday. (2)
  • 25.) Ebenezer is Mr Scrooge's first name. (8)
  • 27.) When Herod was not revisited by the Wise Men, he became so Angry that he killed all boys under the age of 2 in Bethlehem. (5)
  • 28.) The first Nowell1 the angels did say (6)
  • 33.) Good King Wenceslas set out when he snow lay round about Deep and crisp and even. (4)
  • 34.) Lyrics in 1958 Christmas No 2 hit 'Hoots Mon' by Lord Rockingham's XI include 'There's a moose loose aboot this hoose' and 'Och Aye' (3)
  • 35.) Snow melting when it warms up does Thaw. (4)
  • 36.) And So this is Christmas and what have we done? – 'Happy Xmas (War is Over) by John Lennon(2)
  • 37.) Father Christmas gave a sword and shield to Peter in The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. (5)
  • 38.) I'm dreaming of a White Christmas. (5)
  • 39.) A mixed bag of Nuts is often enjoyed at Christmas, and eaten with the help of wooden soldiers. (4)
  • 40.) I in my kerchief and Ma in her cap had just settled down for a long winter's nap. (2)
  • 41.) Wizzard wish it could be Christmas every day (9)
  • 44.) Johnny Mathis sang 'When A Child Is Born' (2)
  • 46.) A Panto is a type of play families enjoy at Christmas. Oh no it isn't! (5)
  • 47.) Elvis Presley's 1960 Christmas no 2 was 'It's Now Or Never' (5).
  • 49.) John Lewis' famous 2013 Christmas advert was 'The Bear and the Hare' (4)
  • 50.) Greg Lake Believes In Father Christmas (2)
  • 51.) A Reindeer is a Christmas flying mammal that eat carrots left near chimneys. (8)
  • 52.) A child on the Naughty List has been acting horrible and Horrid (6)
  • 54.) Death impersonates the Hogfather by dressing in red, having a flying sleigh, giving out presents and saying 'Ho Ho Ho'. (5)
  • 57.) Dad is another name for 'father'. (3)
  • 59.) The story of the birth of Jesus can be found in the New Testament (9)
  • 62.) In A Christmas Carol, Tim is Tiny. (4)
  • 63.) Away in a manger no crib for a bed. (4)
  • 64.) Herod the Great was Client King of Judea at the time of Jesus' birth (5)
  • 65.) Both Jesus' mother and the woman in the lingerie department in National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation are called Mary. (4)
  • 66.) O come all Ye faithful joyful and triumphant. (2)
  • 1) Silent Night, Holy Night. (6,5)
  • 2.) The time since Jesus' birth is known as AD (2)
  • 3.) Rudolph the reindeer had a red, shiny, glowing Nose. (4)
  • 4.) Explosive trinitrotoluene, used during the Great War, is more often known as TNT. On Christmas Day 1914 there was a Christmas Truce on the Western Front. (3)
  • 5.) Sing choir of Angels (6)
  • 6.) Time since Jesus' birth is known as CE by people who use BCE not BC (2)
  • 7.) Father Ted and other priests became trapped in Ireland's biggest Lingerie department. (8)
  • 8.) The Andrews Sisters often sang Christmas songs with Bing Crosby, including 'Mele Kalikimaka' as used in the swimming pool scene in National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation. (7)
  • 9.) Someone who looks to see what other people got for Christmas might be called Nosy (4)
  • 10.) Scrooge likes to Exclaim the expression 'Bah Humbug!' (7)
  • 11.) The Pogues and Kirsty MacColl sang about New York's Fairy Tale. (5,4)
  • 12.) A Settee is a sofa or couch, often sat on (or hid behind during Doctor Who) on Christmas Day. (6)
  • 14.) Reet Petite was Jackie Wilson's fine fine fine 1986 Christmas Number One. (4,6)
  • 19.) Friends of Dorothy travel to the city of Oz where a wonderful wizard lives. (2)
  • 21.) Dr Who is traditional Christmas television viewing. (2)
  • 22.) Presents are kept Underneath a Christmas tree and people kiss Underneath mistletoe. (10)
  • 26.) The angel said 'Don't be afraid, I bring good News' (4)
  • 27.) Arthur Christmas was a 2011 Aardman film about Father Christmas' son trying to deliver an undelivered present. (6)
  • 29.) The Teletubbies' 1997 Christmas no 2 hit was 'Say Eh-Oh' (2)
  • 30.) You better Watch out (5)
  • 31.) Scrooge was wealthy as he Loaned people money. (6)
  • 32.) On the Second day of Christmas my true love sent to me two turtle doves. (6)
  • 40.) 1994's Christmas no 2 was 'All I Want For Christmas Is You' by Mariah Carey (6)
  • 42.) A Teddy is a cuddly bear often found as a gift to young children at Christmas. (5)
  • 43.) You have to Scrape snow off a car’s windows after a snowfall. (6)
  • 45.) In Cinderella, the titular character leaves a glass Shoe behind. (4)
  • 46.) People often celebrate Christmas and New Year at a Party. (5)
  • 48.) 'Soon afterward Mary got Ready and hurried off to a town in the hill country of Judea.' (5)
  • 53.) Religious Studies at school was often abbreviated to RS2 (2)
  • 55.) ET is a film about an Extra Terrestrial often shown around Christmas. (2)
  • 56.) Tiny Tim is a character in A Christmas Carol. (3)
  • 58.) Cliff Richard's 1990 Christmas number 1 was 'Saviour's Day' (3)
  • 60.) The Human League had a hit with 'Don't You Want Me, baby?' (2)
  • 61.) 1980's Christmas number one was St Winifred's School Choir with 'There's No One Quite Like Grandma'. There was No room at the inn. (2)

Please note: all songs and Christmas chart positions are based on Britain's national chart.

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1Also 'Nowel' or 'Noel'.2Not to be confused with Religious Education, which was abbreviated to RE.

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