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The Leitrim Observer Christmas Cracker

                                                             
                                                           
                                                           
                                         
                                                     
                                                     
                                           
                                           
                                                     
                             
                                                       
                                                   
                                               
             
                                             
                                           
                                     
                                     
                                                 
                                 
                                                     
                                       
                                                       
                                                       
                                         
                                                         
                                                             
                                                             
                                                             
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  1. 6. In the 1946 classic film 'It's a wonderful life' what was the name of George Bailey's guardian angel
  2. 7. From which country does the poinsettia plant originate
  3. 9. Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner and
  4. 10. What bird was once hunted on St Stephen's Day in Ireland
  5. 11. What is the birth sign of people born on 25 December
  6. 17. Which poem written by Clement Moore was originally titled A Visit from Saint Nicholas
  7. 19. How many points does a snowflake have
  8. 20. St Nicholas was Bishop of Myra. In which country is Myra
  9. 22. On December 13th, girls in Sweden dress as which saint
  10. 24. In the song The Twelve Days of Christmas, '...my true love brought to me nine...' what
  11. 25. Where does Santa live
  12. 26. American cartoonist Thomas Nast is credited with creating the traditional image of which popular Christmas character
Down
  1. 1. Who wrote 'How the Grinch Stole Christmas'
  2. 2. Who was said to have presented the baby Jesus with Frankincense
  3. 3. What is the name of the reindeer with a red nose
  4. 4. Which famous actor (The African Queen, Casablanca) was born on Christmas Day
  5. 5. What is the Feast of the Ephiphany (January 6) also known as
  6. 8. Who was visited by the Ghost of Christmas Past
  7. 12. What is the Irish word for Christmas
  8. 13. To whom did the Angel of the Lord appear telling of the birth of Jesus
  9. 14. "The Toy Show" is a special seasonal edition of which Irish TV programme
  10. 15. After leaving Bethlehem, to which country did Joseph, Mary, and Jesus travel
  11. 16. Who wrote the songs for the 1954 film White Christmas
  12. 18. What Christmas item takes its name from the old French word estincelle, meaning spark
  13. 21. What is the name of the saint who inspired Santa Claus
  14. 23. In Charles Dickens' novel A Christmas Carol, who was Scrooge's dead business partner