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FATHER CHRISTMAS (SANTA CLAUS; ST NICHOLAS)

1.Who wrote the poem A Visit From St Nicholas aka The Night Before Christmas?
2.Who wrote the poem The Nightmare Before Christmas?
3.In which country did the real St Nicholas live?
4.In the 17th century, who banned Father Christmas?
5.In which part of the world does Father Christmas travel with his grand-daughter and is known as Father Frost?
6.In which country is Father Christmas accompanied by the Krampus, a monster who punishes those who've been naughty during the year?
7.Which character was added to the Santa Claus myth by an American department store in 1939?
8.Which Hollwood star played the child who believed in Santa Claus in the 1947 film Miracle on 34th Street?
9.What colour was Santa's coat, before it was red?
10.In 1973, who wrote and illustrated a strip-cartoon book called Father Christmas, in which he was depicted as a grumpy old man, living in a terraced house in England?

quiz kindly submitted by Michael on 26th September 2011