Complete the following Christmas movie title. It's A Wonderful...
Trivial Christmas Fact: The film was nominated for five Oscars but didn't win any.
The Polar Express (2004) is a magical Christmas movie about a magical train that goes to zombie-Santa's lair and inspires a doubting young zombie-boy to believe in magic, or something. But who plays the zombie train conductor?
a) Keith Allen in 2024
b) Dr Harold Shipman
c) The chaos demon Choronzon, disguised as a train conductor
d) Tom Hanks with a moustache
Answer: Tom Hanks with a moustache
Trivial Christmas Fact: The Polar Express was the first movie to use 'Imagemotion' technology. Whatever that is.
In 1989, Robert De Niro and Sean Penn remade 1955 Christmas caper 'We're No Angels', about two escaped cons pretending to be priests. With un-hilarious results... But who starred in the loads-better original?
a) Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis
b) Humphrey Bogart and Peter Ustinov
c) Al Capone and John Dillinger
d) Jason Statham and Vin Diesel
Answer: Humphrey Bogart and Peter Ustinov
Trivial Christmas Fact: We think we once read somewhere that Humphrey Bogart hated Christmas and refused to celebrate it. Could have been James Cagney...
Which film features the cheery sequence of a family being evicted from their home on Christmas Eve, intercut with a company boss giving a speech about how charity is more important than greed?
a) The Boiler Room
b) Roger & Me
c) Enron: The Smartest Guys In The Room
d) The Tigger Movie
Answer: Roger & Me
Trivial Christmas Fact: Michael Moore directed the video for Rage Against The Machine's anti-corporate 'Sleep Now In The Fire', in which he filmed the band playing an illegal gig on a rooftop in Wall Street. He would.
Which of these films isn't set at Christmas?
a) Gremlins (1984)
b) Die Hard (1988)
c) Home Alone (1990)
d) Summer Of Sam (1999)
Answer: Summer of Sam
Trivial Christmas Fact: Adrien Brody had his real-life nose broken filming the final fight scene.
Which Christmas movie connects these two crudely disguised actors?
a) Where the Buffalo Roam (1980)
b) Ghostbusters (1984)
c) Scrooged (1988)
d) Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)
Answer: Scrooged (1988)
Trivial Christmas Fact: Karen Allen is 57.
A Family Affair
Which John Huston-directed film stars daughter Anjelica in a cheery Christmas Eve dysfunctional-family slowburner.
a) The Secret Lives Of Dentists (2002)
b) The Dead (1987)
c) One From The Heart (1982)
d) Up And Cummers 14 (1994)
Answer: The Dead (1987)
Trivial Christmas Fact: Anjelica Huston is 57.
Name the Christmas movie from the quotation... "Christmas isn't just a day - it's a frame of mind."
a) A Christmas Story (1983)
b) Four Christmases (2008)
c) Miracle On 34th Street (1947)
d) Black Christmas (2004)
Answer: Miracle On 34th Street
Trivial Christmas Fact: The film was first released in May because the studio head thought fewer people would see it at Christmas.
What was the name of the angel that helps Jimmy Stewart in It's A Wonderful Life (1946)?
9. Answer: Clarence
Trivial Christmas Fact: Filming of the snowy It's A Wonderful Life had to be suspended for a day in the summer of 1945 - because of a heatwave!!!!
Best Of The Best
What's the best Christmas movie ever?
a) It's A Wonderful Life (1946)
b) Miracle On 34th Street (1947)
c) The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)
d) A Christmas Carol (1951)
Answer: The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992). 100% true.
Trivial Christmas Fact: There's a shop in the film called Micklewhite. Maurice Micklewhite is the real name of Michael Caine, who played Scrooge. Yes. We know you knew that one.
How many did you get right?
None: Christmas Cine-Spaz.
You simply haven't taken our frivolous, throwaway Christmas movie Christmas quiz seriously.
More Than None But Less Than Ten : Moving-Picture Mediocritist .
You are probably not very good at Christmas Movie Christmas quizzes. Unless you got, say, eight or nine right. In which case you are good.
All Ten: Someone Who's Retreated To Their Bedroom Pretending To Have A Tummy Arche
Well done. You have successfully either hidden from your braying brother-in-law or procrastinated over something at work. You also know how to use Google.
*Shrug*. Dunno. Wasn't Really Countin g: Tinselly Time-Waster.
Yeah, well. Cheers for getting all the way through. Merry Christmas.