Christmas answers and Christmas wishes

Judging from the replies I received, there are lots of other Only Connect fans out there. Maybe next year I’ll create a wall?

Congratulations to so many of you who got all the answers correct – more I think than for any previous quiz. Once again, £200 is on its way to SOFII.

And a big congratulations to Craig from Macmillan Cancer Support who was the first drawn at random and wins £50 to donate to whichever charity he chooses.

And thank you too to those who made me laugh. I particularly liked one person who thought they were all acronyms that their programs team use.

So now it’s time to put you all out of your misery. The answers are:

  1. Last Christmas by Wham! There’s a campaign to make this the UK Christmas no. 1 in the year George Michael died – making up fort the fact that it was kept off the no. 1 spot by song no 8 below when it first came out
  2. Fairytale of New York by The Pogues and the much missed Kirsty MacColl – released 30 years ago this year (how old do you feel now?)
  3. I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas by Bing Crosby – the world’s biggest selling single
  4. Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire, the opening line of The Christmas Song
  5. Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow which I had to put in as it reminds me of my holiday this year. We were in Mexico in August and this was played in a restaurant where we were eating – surreal!
  6. Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer. Of course!
  7. I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus, or I allowed those of us on the UK to enter with I Saw Mummy Kissing Santa Claus
  8. Feed the World, the refrain from Band Aid’s Do They Know It’s Christmas?
  9. All I Want For Christmas is You. Cheesy…? Yes. Brilliant…? Yes!
  10. Pa Rum Pum Pum Pum, from The Little Drummer Boy. Did you know that this was first recorded by the Trapp Family Singers who were the inspiration for The Sound of Music?
  11. All I Want For Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth. Sorry. Enough said!
  12. I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday by Wizzard
  13. Merry Xmas Everybody. Just brilliant, from Slade
  14. Frosty the Snowman
  15. It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year by Andy Williams
  16. Santa Baby, first sung by Eartha Kitt

I really hope you enjoyed the quiz this year. I’m already thinking about next year’s!

All that remains is for me to wish you a very