Lawley and Overdale Parish Council

Winter 2020 Newsletter

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Christmas Quiz

  1. Which country started the tradition of putting up a Christmas tree?
  2. What did the other reindeer not let Rudolph do because of his shiny red nose?
  3. Where was baby Jesus born?
  4. What do people traditionally put on top of a Christmas tree?
  5. What words follow “Silent Night” in the song?
  6. In Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol”, what was the first name of Scrooge?
  7. What are you supposed to do when you find yourself under the mistletoe?
  8. According to the song, what did my true love give to me on the eighth day of Christmas?
  9. Which real life person is Santa Claus based on?
  10. How do you say “Merry Christmas” in Spanish?
  11. How many gifts in total were given in “The Twelve Days of Christmas” song?
  12. Which Christmas song contains the lyric “Everyone dancing merrily in the new old fashioned way?

Christmas Quiz answers


  1. Germany
  2. Join in any reindeer games
  3. Bethlehem
  4. An Angel
  5. Holy Night
  6. Ebenezeer
  7. Kiss
  8. Eight maids a milking
  9. St Nicholas, a Christian bishop
  10. Feliz Navidad
  11. 364
  12. Rocking Around The Christmas Tree

Christmas Angels

Make sure you look out for the knitted Lawley Christmas Angels in the run up to Christmas!

An assortment of knitted 'Christmas Angels'.

Christmas recipes

Mini strawberry Santas

Mini Strawberry Santas – a no-cook recipe for children with a little help from an adult!

Ingredients for 16 Santas:

  • 350g fresh strawberries
  • 235ml whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon icing sugar
  • 1 tablespoon chocolate sprinkles

What to do:

  1. Slice the flat end of each strawberry so they can stand up on a plate. Slice the tip off each strawberry to make the ‘hat’; set aside.
  2. Whip cream and icing sugar in a glass or metal bowl until soft peaks form. Lift your whisk straight up: the whipped cream will form soft mounds.
  3. Spoon a large dollop of whipped cream on top of strawberry base for the face’ and beard’. Set the ‘hat’ atop the ‘face’. Add a dot of whipped cream, using a toothpick, on top of the ‘hat’ for the ‘pom-pom’ and 2 dots on the strawberry base for ‘buttons’. Place 2 sprinkles on the ‘face’ for ‘eyes’.

While the children are making mini Strawberry Santas, adults could partake in a glass of Christmas CoCo Fizz!

Christmas CoCo Fizz


  • 25ml coconut rum
  • 50ml coconut water
  • juice of 1/2 a lime
  • Ice
  • 50ml Prosecco

Christmas ‘jokes’

What reindeer has the worst manners?

What says “Oh Oh Oh”?
Santa walking backwards!

What do you get if you cross a Christmas tree with an iPad?
A pineapple!

Who hides in the bakery at Christmas?
A mince spy!

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