Merry Christmas – and the answers

The Christmas answers is always one of my most popular posts – and I think this year will be even more so as I obviously made it a little tricky.

Especially number three, which even had it’s own #noideaonquestion3!

Congratulations to Craig at Macmillan, who was the only person to get all 15 right. Eagle eyed readers will note that he was first out of the hat last year, so double congratulations! As ever, he wins £50 for the charity of his choice.

And thanks everyone who entered. £200 is also going to SOFII.

So, to put you out of your misery, the answers….


1. All bands to have had 3 Christmas number ones. Band Aid was a slight stretch as they had different make-up, but that didn’t seem to throw you.

2. These are all John Lewis advert songs

3. The tricky one – only Craig got this. They are all Christmas songs where the title doesn’t appear in the lyrics. I bet a few of you have bruises from kicking yourselves about that one.


4. Bob the Builder. Sorry to remind you about this song. The sequence was Christmas number ones from 1997 to 2000. I wonder if we’ll have a sequence that ends with LadBaby one day?

5. Drummers drumming. From the 12 days of Christmas.

6. Fuel. The last word of each line from the first verse of Good King Wenceslas.

7. Your Song, by Elton John. These are songs featured in the most recent John Lewis adverts

Missing vowels

8. I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Clause (Or Mummy depending on which version you prefer)

9. Do They Know It’s Christmas?

10. Happy Christmas (War Is Over)

11. Santa Clause is Coming To Town

12. St Winifred’s School Choir

13. Mr Blobby (sorry to remind you of this song too – you’ll have this on the brain all Christmas now!)

14. Shakin’ Stevens

15. Band Aid

I hope you this gave you a little bit of fun over the Christmas period.

All that remains is to wish you a very happy Christmas, and a healthy and happy 2019.


Happy Christmas

Christmas is nearly with us. So it’s time to wish you a very happy Christmas, and send you my quiz.

I got so many replies last year from people who share my love of Only Connect, that I decided to stick with it again. But this year I have questions for all rounds except a Wall – maybe next year for that one.

Happy Christmas 2018

I think some of these are a bit tricky, so please send in as many answers as you can get, to me at

As always, every entry (no matter how many questions you get) will see £2 being donated to the wonderful SOFII. Please help me get to the target of £200 again.

And at midday (GMT) on Christmas Eve, one person will be selected at random from those that get most right to win £50 for the charity of their choice.

I hope this brings you a little bit of fun at this busy time of year. And I hope you have a fantastic Christmas and a happy and healthy 2019.