From all of the staff here at Thorogood Timber, we hope that you have a wonderful Christmas and a happy and prosperous year to come. Over the course of the year, Thorogood timber has changed in many ways; with new staff, stock and computer system, but continues its commitment to offering the finest possible timber and customer service. Thank you for your custom in 2016 and we look forward to meeting all of your timber needs in the New Year.

Thorogood Timber will be closed from 21st of December through to the 3rd of January, so to give you something to do whilst you are chomping at the bit to get at quality hardwoods and softwoods over the Christmas break here is a Christmas quiz to keep you occupied.

 

Christmas Quiz

  1. The Weihnachtsbaum, a now ubiquitous Christmas tradition in Britain, first made its appearance in this country at a party thrown in 1800 by George III; by what name is it know in English?

 

  1. The 4th century bishop of Myra, in what is now the Antalya province of modern Turkey, is the supposed origin of what famous Christmas figure?

 

  1. For only the 3rd time in the last 100 years, which major Jewish festival will start on Christmas day 2016?

 

  1. In what year did the famous Christmas truce take place on the Western Front?

 

  1. The navigator and parliamentarian William Strickland is best known for introducing which Christmas food to England in the 1500’s?

 

  1. Father Christmas’ sleigh is traditionally drawn by reindeer but may have been inspired by the legendary chariot of Thor, which was drawn by what “gruff” animals named Tanngrisnr and Tanngnjóstr?

 

  1. Which of these is NOT one of the traditional names of the magi, the wise men who visited the newborn Jesus in the nativity story; Melchior, Nebuchadnezzar, Balthazar or Caspar?

 

  1. Which ancient Roman festival characterised by gift giving and role reversal games took place between the 17th and 23rd of December and was supplanted by Christmas during the Roman Empire’s gradual conversion to Christianity?

 

  1. In which northern European country, where families can visit Father Christmas’ workshop, is the word for Christmas Joulu?

 

  1. What foodstuff, also known as Marshwort, is commonly made into a sauce to accompany Turkey at Christmas lunch?

 

 

Answers

  1. Christmas tree
  2. Father Christmas/Santa Claus
  3. Channukah
  4. 1914
  5. Turkey
  6. Goats
  7. Nebuchanezzar
  8. Saturnalia
  9. Finland
  10. Cranberries