The quiz of Christmas past!
took place? Do you remember which year these festive events
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