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Alternative Christmas Quiz

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20 questions
English
Try out the alternative Christmas Quiz. Different questions all about Christmas and different traditions
1

Which country is credited with the tradition of placing presents under a Christmas tree?

Germany

France

Italy

UK

46% got this right

In the 16th century, Christians would bring a decorated tree, known as a paradise tree (to honour Adam and Eve)
2

In which country is it a tradition to celebrate Christmas with a KFC feast?

Japan

Australia

Canada

USA

50% got this right

Christmas is the busiest time of year for KFC in Japan. The tradition started in 1974
3

In which country is it customary to celebrate Christmas on the beach with a barbecue?

Australia

England

Finland

USA

65% got this right

tis roasting over there tbf
4

What is the main dish traditionally served for Christmas dinner in Iceland?

Hangikjöt (Smoked Lamb)

Nautasteik (Roast Beef)

Risengrynsgrøt (Rice Pudding)

Slujtfash (Codfish)

Hard  32% got this right

Directly translating to hanging meat, hangikjöt is simply smoked lamb and today, most people serve it on Christmas Day
5
12 random squares

Which plant is often associated with Christmas and is known for its red and green foliage?

Poinsettia

Daffodil

Sunflower

Tulip

73% got this right

The plant's association with Christmas began in 16th-century Mexico.
6

In the Christmas movie "It's a Wonderful Life," what's d name of the guardian angel who shows what life would have been?

Clarence

Gabriel

Michael

Raphael

Hard  31% got this right

Clarence Odboy was the guardian angel played by Henry Travers
7

In what year did the song "Jingle Bells" first get published?

1700
1857
2023

46% got this right

It was published under the title "The One Horse Open Sleigh" in September 1857.
8

Which Charles Dickens novella tells the story of Ebenezer Scrooge's redemption on Christmas Eve?

A Christmas Carol

A Tale of Two Cities

David Copperfield

Oliver Twist

67% got this right

Ebenezer Scrooge is the main character of Charles Dickens' 1843 novella 'A Christmas Carol'.
9

In the movie "Home Alone," where are the McCallister family traveling for Christmas?

Paris, France

Dublin, Ireland

London, England

Rome, Italy

66% got this right

The McCallister family is preparing to spend Christmas in Paris, gathering at Kate and Peter's home in a Chicago.
10

Which country claims the legend of "La Befana," an old witch who delivers gifts to children on the night of January 5th?

Italy

Greece

Portugal

Spain

Hard  22% got this right

Befana is an old woman who delivers gifts to children throughout Italy on Epiphany Eve.
11

In what decade did Coca-Cola popularize the modern image of Santa Claus with a red suit and white beard in its advertise

1900
1930
2000

Hard  30% got this right

in 1931, Coca‑Cola commissioned illustrator Haddon Sundblom to paint Santa for Christmas advertisements.
12

In the movie "Elf," what is the main character Buddy's favorite food group?

Syrup

Candy

Pasta

Potatoes

Hard  9% got this right

That's exactly what Will Farrell ate! The actor actually had to consume lots of maple syrup while filming the movie.
13

What is the name of the Christmas legend & horned figured who punishes children in Austria & Germany?

Krampus

Gryla

Knobgoblin

Kraken

44% got this right

Krampus, a demonic figure with goat horns, hooves, who punishes bad children by beating them with a birch rod.
14

In Ireland, it's traditional to leave out what specific beverage for Santa on Christmas Eve?

Guinness

Jameson

Tea

Vodka

49% got this right

It is traditional to leave a mince pie and a bottle or a glass of Guinness along with a carrot for Rudolph.
15

In the song "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town," what should you not do because "Santa Claus is coming to town"?

All of them

Cry

Pout

Shout

Hard  33% got this right

Written by J. Fred Coots and Haven Gillespie it was released in November 1934.
16

What is the name of the Finnish tradition of visiting friends and family to exchange gifts and eat together on Christmas

Joulusauna

JollyPerrrkele

Joulupukki

Joulutotheworld

Hard  13% got this right

Christmas sauna is a Finnish Christmas tradition. For the ancient Finns, it was the most important event of Christmas
17

In the song "The 12 Days of Christmas," what is given on the seventh day?

Seven Swans a-Swimming

Seven Maids a-Milking

Seven Pipers-Piping

Seven Simons-Drinking

Hard  27% got this right

Seven swans a-swimming, Six geese a-laying, Five golden rings....
18

In the 1984 film "Gremlins," what is the one rule that should never be broken when caring for a Mogwai?

Don't feed after midnight

Don't get them wet

Don't make unnecessary journeys

Never give them up

47% got this right

Feeding the Mogwai causes them to metamorphosize, similar to a caterpillar and they pop off wee balls into the air.
19

Which Christmas carol includes the line "All is calm, all is bright"?

Silent Night

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

Last Christmas

O Come, All Ye Faithful

77% got this right

As an Austrian German speaker, Joseph Mohr naturally wrote the lyrics to Silent Night - ‘Stille Nacht, Heilige Nacht’.
20

In the song "Santa Baby," what does the singer ask Santa to slip under the tree?

A Convertible

A Goat

A Yacht

Bitcoin

46% got this right