12th Night Giveaway: Day 1

Shhhh!  Don't tell them it's only 4:30!

Shhhh! Don’t tell them it’s only 4:30!


Children nestled all snug in their beds?




Cards sent, tree up, tree decorated, presents bought, presents wrapped, presents sent, stockings found, stockings hung, stockings filled, cookies made, cookies out for for Santa, carrots out for the reindeer, reindeer dust-in-a-jar sprinkled, food for the family reunion made, something in for breakfast, gas in the car, house cleaned, carols sung, etc. etc. etc.?


Or maybe December 24th is just a normal day for you. No matter! You all deserve something nice and Sherlockian at this time of year, so here’s your chance! First, check out the rules in the previous post. Next…try your luck with the first trivia question….

What book did Sherlock Holmes recommend to Watson as “one of the most remarkable ever penned?”  Provide both title and author!

And our first night’s prize?

Show them what they can win, John!

Show them what they can win, John!

It’s a little hard to see, but our First Night’s Prize consists of 2 sets of notecards–one with a Sherlock Holmes Snowman; the other a facsimile of the Strand Magazine cover from September 1917, which carried “His Last Bow.” Also included are four magnets honoring the Canon, the Rathbone/Bruce films, and BBC Sherlock, as well as a Region 1 DVD with the following:

  • Four Rathbone/Bruce films
  • “Sherlock Holmes and the Deadly Necklace” (Christopher Lee)
  • “Murder at the Baskervilles” (Arthur Wontner)
  • “The Sign of Four” (Arthur Wontner)
  • “The Speckled Band” (Raymond Massey)
  • “A Study in Scarlet” (Reginald Owen)
  • “The Triumph of Sherlock Holmes (Arthur Wonter & Ian Fleming)
  • 6 episodes of the Sherlock Holmes Radio Show
  • Nigel Bruce’s screen test
  • “The Man Who Disappeared” (A Holmes TV Pilot, John Longden)
  • “The Case of the Cunningham Heritage” (Ronald Howard)

Again, this is a Region 1 DVD, so you’ll need a Region 1 player, or a multi-region player in order to view it.

Well, the game is on!  Leave me your answers and names in the comments, or PM me via FaceBook or Twitter. All names go into the basket for the drawing, and the winner will be announced tomorrow by 7pm, EST.

"Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night!"

“Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night!”


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3 responses to “12th Night Giveaway: Day 1

  1. Nick

    Winwood Reade’s “Martyrdom of Man”

  2. James O'Leary

    Winwood Reade’s Martyrdom of Man.

  3. olivia

    Pictures are perfect. I feel transported back in time!