Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Christmas Quiz by Debbie Johnson

The Big, Happy Harper Christmas Quiz!

In my latest book, Never Kiss a Man in a Christmas Jumper, our hero and heroine are forced to spend endless nights together in over Christmas following a cycling accident.

As our leading man, Marco Cavelli, is the funniest, kindest, most gorgeous-est (yes, I made that up) man in the world, that’s not too much of a hardship for seamstress Maggie. He even accompanies her, on crutches, to the weddings of loved-up brides she’s created dresses for.

Mainly, though, theirs is a friendship that develops at home – watching TV, chatting, playing games, and eating pizza under the twinkling lights of the Christmas tree, looking out at a snow-bound Oxford from their window.

I like to imagine them watching Christmas movies, listening to Christmas songs, and making the most of their enforced captivity. I love nights in over Christmas myself – they’re sometimes just as good as a party! As a family we play a lot of board games, and enjoy puzzles,word games and quizzes. It may not be cool, but I always believe in that saying: people who play together stay together.

So when I was asked to come up with a post to celebrate Happy Harper Christmas for the lovely Jo at Comet Babe Books, I thought a sparkling Christmas quiz might be just the ticket. So, get your thinking hats on – and if they have reindeer antlers, all the better – and enjoy the Happy Harper Christmas Quiz!

1, Who recorded the drum section of the 1984 Band Aid single Do They Know It’s Christmas Time?
2, Most of us know the Nat King Cole lyric ‘chestnuts roasting on an open fire’ – but what is the actual name of the song?
3, In the traditional song 12 Days of Christmas, what was sent on the third day?
4, Complete the lyric from the Wham! Song Last Christmas: “But if you kissed me now, I know you’d XXXX me again.”
5, Who recorded the original version of Santa Baby, which has since been recorded by Kylie Minogue, Taylor Swift and Madonna?

6, What is the name of Will Ferrell’s Elf?
7, Philip Van Doren Stern published a short story called The Greatest Gift in 1943 that inspired one of the most famous Christmas films of all time – which one?
8, In the 1990 movie Home Alone, Kevin McAllister gets left behind while his family goes on holiday – where do they go?
9, In what film does a struggling inventor buy a furry creature called a Mogwai as a Christmas gift for his son?
10, Bridget Jones is horrified by Mark Darcy’s Christmas jumper in the movie – do you remember what the design is?

11, When is St Stephen’s Day?
12, Three of Santa’s reindeer's have names that are also things you can do. Can you name them?
13, What are the names of the three Wise Men?
14, In what country would you find Lapland?
15, What food item is traditionally used to make a Christingle?

The quiz is just for fun, if you put your answers in the comments I will post them at the end of Happy Harper Christmas!

1, Phil Collins
2, The Christmas Song
3, Three French Hens
4, Fool
5, Eartha Kitt
6, Buddy
7, It’s A Wonderful Life
8, Paris
9, Gremlins
10, A reindeer
11, Boxing Day
12, Dasher, Dancer and Prancer
13, Caspar, Melchior and Balthazar
14, Finland

15, An orange


You’ve seen Mark Darcy in his reindeer jumper, now meet Marco Cavelli in this season’s Christmas knit!
For single mum Maggie, Christmas has always been a family occasion – her daughter Ellen filling the house with her bubbly warmth and mistletoe, her dad Paddy having one too many festive tipples, and the traditional family Christmas tree looking like a drunken elf vomited a rainbow all over it.
But this year, with both Ellen and Paddy away for the holidays, Maggie’s facing a truly blue Christmas – alone with nothing but a bottle of Baileys and an M&S turkey dinner.
Until walking the snowy streets of Oxford, Marco Cavelli quite literally crashes into her life – and, complete with broken leg, becomes her unexpected house guest. All dreamy brown eyes and 6’5” of gorgeousness, the man is hotter and more delicious than a freshly baked mince pie.
Though Maggie always thought it’s a truth universally acknowledged that you never kiss a man in a Christmas jumper?
The next FABULOUS book from Debbie Johnson, author of best-selling Christmas number one, ‘Cold Feet at Christmas’ and the summer hit ‘Pippa’s Cornish Dream’.

Debbie Johnson

Debbie Johnson lives and works in Liverpool, where she divides her time between writing, caring for a small tribe of children and animals, and not doing the housework.She writes romance, fantasy and crime - which is as confusing as it sounds!

Her first humorous contemporary romance, Cold Feet At Christmas, a seasonal tale of snow-bound fun, was released by HarperImpulse last year, and became an Amazon top ten best-seller. Her latest, Never Kiss A Man In A Christmas Jumper, is out now. 

You can also find her supernatural crime thriller, Fear No Evil, featuring Liverpool PI Jayne McCartney, on Amazon, published by Maze/Avon Books.

Debbie also writes urban fantasy, set in modern day Liverpool. Dark Vision and the follow-up Dark Touch are published by Del Rey UK, and earned her the title 'a Liverpudlian Charlaine Harris' from The Guardian.

You can find out more at www.debbiejohnsonauthor.com, or at www.facebook.com/debbiejohnsonauthor

1 comment:

  1. Oh boy. I'm not even going to TRY on that Christmas quiz, lol. I never realized how much of a Christmas spirit ran through the book blogger community until this season descended on us. I'm finding out so much about what I should be reading, watching, listening to, and DOING this season to embrace the Christmas spirit though, and it is great :D