Wavy's Christmas Quiz
20 Questions testing your general knowledge about Christmas. Ho Ho Ho! 20 Questions.
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Which of these names does NOT belong to one of Santa's reindeer?
At Christmas, it is traditional to exchange kisses beneath a sprig of which plant?
In the Ukraine, what does it mean if you find a spider web in the house on Christmas morning?
Misfortune will strike in the coming year
The Winter will be unusually cold
Your house needs cleaning
Finding a trinket in your portion of Christmas pudding predicts your fortune for the coming year. Eg, finding a coin means you will become wealthy. What will you be if you find a button?
Called away on a trip
If you were given some frumenty at a Medieval Christmas party, what would you probably do with it?
Put it in your sweetheart's hair
Use it to polish your boots
Which of the following names does NOT belong one of the Three Kings?
One of the adventures of Sherlock Holmes takes place during the Christmas season. Which of these does the tale hinge upon?
A burglar disguised as Father Christmas
A blue diamond found in a goose
A cat trapped in an organ pipe
A poisoned flask of Napoleon Brandy
Which well-known author of fantasy fiction also created a book called The Father Christmas Letters?
One of the most loved Christmas books is A Christmas Carol. Who wrote it?
Hans Christian Anderson
In Sweden, a common Christmas decoration is the Julbukk, a small figurine of a goat. Of what material is it usually made?
What is the Irish custom of "feeding the wren" or "hunting the wren" on December 26?
Taking your family out to dinner
Carrying a wren door to door, collecting money for charity
Leaving a basket of cakes at the door for passers by
Putting out suet and seeds for the birds
In Tchaikovsky's ballet "The Nutcracker", who is the nutcracker's main enemy?
A girl called Clara
The King of the Mice
Drosselmeyer the Magician
At lavish Christmas feasts in the Middle Ages, swans and peacocks were sometimes served "endored". What does that mean?
The feet and beaks were coated with gold
The guests knelt in adoration as the birds were brought in
The birds had been raised on grain soaked in brandy
The flesh was painted with saffron dissolved in melted butter
All through the Christmas season in old England, "lambswool" could be found in the houses of the well-to-do. What was it?
Imitation snow used in decorations
A brew of hot ale with roast apples floating in it
The material used for knitting Christmas gifts
A fluffy confection made from almonds and sugar
"Take care you don't take too much, Be not greedy in your clutch, Snip, snap, dragon!" What is "the dragon" in the Christmas game of Snapdragon?
Flames of burning brandy
A costumed child
The oldest male in the room
A snapper made from fireside tongs
In Victorian times, most Londoners would have been familiar with the "goose club". What was it?
A pantomime troupe specialising in slapstick
A stout stick used for slaughtering geese
A banjo like instrument used for door to door caroling
A method of saving to buy a goose for Christmas
In Victorian England, turkeys were raised in Norfolk, and taken to market in London. How did the turkeys get to London?
They were herded by sheep dogs
They rode in huge wagons called turkey vans
They were supplied with boots made of sacking and leather
The poinsettia is a traditional Christmas flower. Where did it originally grow?
One Christmas ritual is the British monarch's broadcast on Christmas day. The first was given by George V in 1932. Who wrote the king's speech?
The King himself
Which country gives the UK a Christmas tree as a present each year?
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