The ISIHAC
Christmas Problems Page

Last Updated
30 Dec 2007

On the BBC Radio 4 show I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue, one of the rounds requires the teams to give answers to various Christmas Problems. Here are some of the teams' suggestions, along with some of my suggestions. If you have any ideas you would like included, please e-mail me here, and I will add the best ones (with full credit to you of course)
Just move your mouse over the words ANSWER or REAL ANSWER to reveal all!

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What's a nice thing to do when buying someone a mobile phone for Christmas?
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Sadler's Wells
23 Dec 2002
What's an unusual but effective way of keeping vegetables warm?
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Sadler's Wells
23 Dec 2002
What's an important thing to remember when you're buying wine for Christmas dinner?
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Sadler's Wells
23 Dec 2002
How would you suggest I use up my excess goose fat?
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Sadler's Wells
23 Dec 2002
If your turkey's giblets have not already been removed, what's the best way to do it?
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Sadler's Wells
23 Dec 2002
What can I do if my guests are finding my nuts a little tough?
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Sadler's Wells
23 Dec 2002
How can you use candles to change the atmosphere of a room?
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Sadler's Wells
23 Dec 2002
If you're going to a party where you're likely to drink heavily, what's a good way to ensure you get home at the end of the night?
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Sadler's Wells
23 Dec 2002
What's considered bad luck to do during the 12 days of Christmas?
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Peterborough
17 Dec 2007
What's the correct way to cook Brussels sprouts?
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Peterborough
17 Dec 2007
On New Year's Day it is considered bad luck if the first visitor to your house has what?
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Peterborough
17 Dec 2007
What is the meaning of the word 'pantomime'?
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Peterborough
17 Dec 2007
There was once a tradition for young women to cut a branch from a cherry or pear tree on 4th December, and place it in luke warm water next to the fire. What would happen if the branch bloomed on Christmas Eve?
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Peterborough
17 Dec 2007
Complete the following Christmas Knock-Knock joke 
Knock-Knock
Who's there?
Yule
Yule who?
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Peterborough
17 Dec 2007
[ How might a Christmas tree continue to give pleasure, even after the Christmas period?
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Peterborough
17 Dec 2007
[ Why did Victorian Christmas cards frequently depict robins delivering Christmas post?
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Peterborough
17 Dec 2007
Complete the following Christmas joke 
Doctor, I keep thinking I'm a Christmas bell?
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Peterborough
17 Dec 2007
Complete the following Christmas Knock-Knock joke 
Knock-Knock
Who's there?
Wenceslas
Wenceslas who?
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Peterborough
17 Dec 2007
[ Why is it good news in Ireland to die after midnight on Christmas Eve?
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Peterborough
17 Dec 2007
What is the origin of the traditional Christmas tree?
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Peterborough
17 Dec 2007
Can anyone complete this well known poetic description of Father Christmas by the poet Clement Moore? 
He had a broad face and a round little belly,
That shook when he laughed like a bowl full of jelly.
He was chubby and plump, a right jolly elf,
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Peterborough
17 Dec 2007
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