Christmas Quiz

Christmas Quiz for Kids

With our Christmas Quiz it will be fun to learn interesting facts about Christmas traditions from around the world. 

With our Christmas quiz questions you can test your knowledge and quiz your family and friends. Enjoy!

Christmas Quiz for Kids

15 Fun Christmas Quiz Questions

1. Which country is known for starting the tradition of putting up and decorating a Christmas tree?

Christmas tree in living room

2. Santa usually fills the stocking with these golden treats. Do you know which country this citrus fruit was first exported from?

satsumas

3. Do you know the name of this typical Christmas cake and which country it originates from?

plum pudding

4. The famous Christmas carol "Silent Night, Holy Night" was composed in which country?

silent night christmas song

5. Which country was the first to start the tradition of having a nativity scene display?

nativity scene - image by Alexander Hoffmann/shutterstock.com

6. What is the name of this Italian Christmas treat?

Italian panettone with Christmas decoration

7. What is the name of this dish and which country is famous for serving this dish - not only on Christmas?

Swiss cheese fondue with Christmas theme

8. How many dishes are traditionally shared on Christmas Eve in Poland? Here is one of them - delicious beetroot soup!

Polish beet root soup for Christmas Eve

9. Do you know what these sweet 'cookies' are called? They originate from Nürnberg (Nuremberg) in Germany.

10. When do Orthodox Christians celebrate Christmas?

Orthodox Christmas decoration

11. When are Christmas gifts exchanged in Germany?

German family exchanging gifts on Christmas

12. When are Christmas gifts exchanged in Spain?

13. Do you know where the tradition of Christmas crackers originates from? And which item should be included in all of them?

Christmas crackers

14. Which country is traditionally decorating houses with pomegranates over the festive season and breaking them up on New Year to bring good luck?

Christmas pomegranates

15. What are the names of Santa's reindeers?

Girl looking at Santa and reindeers in snowy sky

Answers:

  1. The tradition of putting up and decorating a Christmas tree is said to have been started in Germany in the 16th century.
  2. Satsumas (also called naartjies, tangerines or mandarines) were first imported from Japan. They grow in the Satsuma province, after which they are named.
  3. Plum puddings were first baked in England and later were also brought to other countries by emigrants from the British Isles.
  4. A priest in Austria composed and first played this well-known Christmas carol.
  5. The first nativity scene was set up in the 12th century in Italy. The nativity scenes usually include Mary, Joseph, baby Jesus in a manger, an ox and an ass and sometimes some sheep.
  6. The name of the Italian Christmas treat is Panettone.  The dome-shaped cake originates from Milan/Italy. More about Christmas in Italy here.
  7. Cheese fondue is traditionally prepared and eaten in Switzerland.
  8. In Poland traditionally twelve dishes are served during the Christmas Eve meal.
  9. This is German gingerbread which is called Lebkuchen. German gingerbread was first made by monks in the 13th century.
  10. Orthodox Christmas is not celebrated in December but on 7 January.
  11. In Germany, Christmas gifts are traditionally exchanged on Christmas Eve, 24 December. 
  12. In Spain, Christmas gifts are not exchanged on Christmas Day, but on Three Kings Day (Epiphany), 6 January.
  13. In the UK around 1850, during the Victorian times, the tradition of making Christmas crackers was started. From the 1900s, a Christmas cracker traditionally include a colourful paper hat.
  14. This is a tradition from Greece. Read more about this tradition here.
  15. Santa's nine reindeers are called Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen and Rudolph.

Christmas Quiz for Kids - Further Resources

  • Magdalena Kasprzyk-Chevriaux."The 12 Dishes of Polish Christmas." Culture.pl 12 December 2013. Last accessed 10 December 2020
  • Mandy Barrow. "Christmas Dinner in England." ProjectBritain. Last accessed 10 December 2020.
  • Ben Johnson. "Christmas Crackers." HistoricUK. Last accessed 10 December 2020

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