Hat trick

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 15 December, 2002, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 15 December, 2002, 12:00am

Answer the nine mulitple-choice questions. The letters of each correct answer make up an anagram. You must unscramble the anagram to find the answer (hint: it is a word associated with Christmas).

E-mail ypost@scmp.com with the answer in the subject line and your name, age and telephone number in the text. The first four correct entries pulled from Santa's hat will each win a $500 voucher to G Sushi.

Deadline : December 20, 2002

What happened on Christmas Day, 1941?

d. Santa Claus was spotted on The Peak

n. it snowed

s. Hong Kong surrendered to Japan

Which one of these was not one of Santa's eight reindeer?

j. Cupid

e. Dixen

m. Prancer

Christmas crackers were inspired by:

e. fortune cookies

l. French bon bons

c. fireworks

December 26 is called Boxing Day because:

e. money collected for the poor in alms-boxes was distributed on this day

p. this is the day presents, wrapped in gift boxes, were exchanged

c. family members would be so fed up with each other they would fight

How much money did Operation Santa Claus raise last year?

p. $36 million

g. $360,000

m. $3.6 million

Mistletoe is:

l. a sock with a hole in the toe

b. a white cake

t. a parasitic plant

The Christmas tree tradition originated in:

r. Christchurch

b. the North Pole

t. Germany

'Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer' was a Christmas poem written for a department store. What did the writer originally call the reindeer?

o. Rollo

b. Rupert

s. Randy

Christmas Eve 1999 was one of the coldest on record in Hong Kong. What was the temperature (degrees Celsius) ?

i. 7

k. 2

w. 9