Have you got that Christmas feeling or are you a scrooge at this time of year? Try answering these questions about some Christmas traditions.
Searching for the answers can turn up some other interesting facts.
Did you know? White Christmases were more frequent in the 18th and 19th centuries, even more so before the change of calendar in 1752 which effectively brought Christmas day back by 12 days. Christmas 2010 was the last white Christmas. It was extremely unusual, as not only was there was snow on the ground at 83% of stations – the highest amount ever recorded – but snow or sleet also fell at 19% of stations.
The questions are listed below or you can find a pdf download on our Free resources page (you can even access the answers early if you need to!). Why not try our interactive version? Just follow the links from the quiz button on our home page.
1. How many official white christmases were there in England in
the 20th century?
a.) zero b.) 15 c.) 7
2. When was the first ever Christmas card sent?
a.) 1842 b.) 1901 c.) 1647
3. What do French children call Father Christmas?
a.) Kriss Kringle b.) Père Noël c.) Dedushka Moroz
4. It is good luck to stir clockwise when making Christmas
pudding. True or False?
5. When was the Queen‛s Speech fi rst shown on television?
a.) 1989 b.) 1957 c.) 1975
6. When were Christmas fairy lights fi rst sold?
a.) 1890 b.) 1900 c.) 1946
7. Who invented the Christmas cracker?
a.) Thomas Smith b.) John Blake c.) Thomas Adams
8. Twelfth night is on 5th January. True or False?
9. What is the ninth gift from ‘The 12 Days of Christmas‛ song?
a.) pipers piping b.) gold rings c.) ladies dancing
10. How many gifts are given during the ‘12 Days of Christmas‛?
a.) 78 b.) 12 c.) 364