The quiz of Christ­mas past!

took place? Do you re­mem­ber which year these fes­tive events

Pick Me Up! - - CONTENTS -

1 Bratz dolls are among the most pop­u­lar toys in the UK. Band Aid 20 re­lease Dothey Know it’s christ­mas and take the Christ­mas No1 slot.

News pre­sen­ter Natasha Kaplin­sky wins the first ever Strictly Come Danc­ing with Bren­dan Cole.

2 Simp­sons Roast­ing on an Open Fire, where the car­toon fam­ily adopt aban­doned grey­hound Santa’s Lit­tle Helper airs. Now That’s What I Call

Mu­sic 16 tops the al­bum charts, fea­tur­ing Tears for Fears, Belinda Carlisle and Era­sure.

Ger­many cel­e­brates the first Christ­mas since the fall of the Ber­lin Wall.

3 The af­ter­math of Sharon and Phil’s af­fair is re­vealed in Eastenders with Sharon leav­ing the Square. East 17 beat Mariah Carey to Christ­mas No1 with Stay an­other Day. The Queen re­flects on 50 years since the Nor­mandy Land­ings in her Christ­mas Mes­sage.

4 ipods ap­pear in Christ­mas stock­ings for the first time af­ter their re­lease in Oc­to­ber. The first Lord of the Rings films is top of the UK box of­fice. View­ers vote for Gareth Gates and Will Young in the first se­ries of Pop Idol.

5 The Only Fools and Horses episode where the Trot­ters fi­nally be­come mil­lion­aires airs. Buzz Lightyear from Toy Story is the UK’S best­selling toy of the year. The Spice Girls have their first of three Christ­mas No1s with 2 Be­come 1.

6 Shirley Bassey ap­pears in the M&S Christ­mas ad­vert. Pauline Fowler dies in the snow on the Christ­mas Day episode of Eastenders.

Zara Tin­dall – then Zara Phillips – fol­lows in her mother’s foot­steps be­ing awarded BBC Sports Per­son­al­ity of the Year.

7 Band Aid is founded by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure and raises many mil­lions for an­tifamine ef­forts.

Footage of Prince Harry’s chris­ten­ing is shown as part of the Queen’s Christ­mas mes­sage. The film Grem­lins is re­leased and be­comes an al­ter­na­tive Christ­mas clas­sic.

8 Tif­fany Mitchell is killed off in the New Year’s Eve episode of Eastenders.

Furby is named Toy of the Year with around half a mil­lion sold in the run-up to Christ­mas.

Ladies & Gen­tle­men: The Best of Ge­orge Michael is No1 in the Christ­mas al­bum charts.

9 Se­vere weather causes travel chaos from Novem­ber to late De­cem­ber, shut­ting Gatwick and Heathrow air­ports.

Stacey Solomon is crowned Queen of the Jun­gle in I’M A Celebrity, Get Me Out of here. El­lie Gould­ing cov­ers Your Song for the John Lewis Christ­mas ad.

10 Tim and Dawn fi­nally kiss in the Christ­mas­themed fi­nale to The Of­fice. Mad World by Gary Jules and Michael An­drews is a sur­prise Christ­mas No1. Richard Cur­tis’ fes­tive rom­com Love Ac­tu­ally hits the cin­e­mas in the UK.

11 Sacha Baron Cohen as Ali G fronts Chan­nel 4’s Al­ter­na­tive Christ­mas Mes­sage. Cad­bury launch Minia­ture He­roes to ri­val Cel­e­bra­tions as pop­u­lar Christ­mas chocs. Tony Blair for­mally opens the Lon­don Eye on the South Bank of the River Thames.

12 mo Farah and Andy Mur­ray are knighted on the New Year’s Hon­ours list. Buster the boxer is the star of the John Lewis Christ­mas ad­vert. Politi­cian Ed Balls went vi­ral for his Gang­nam Style rou­tine on Strictly Come Danc­ing.


Love Ac­tu­ally makes us cry for the first time

Ed’s Gang­nam Style is an in­ter­net hit!

Tony Blair opens the Lon­don Eye

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