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Think you know your fruit cake from your figgy pudding? Test your knowledge with a Christmas quiz that will eek out the festive fans from the fakes. Once the turkey’s been gobbled and the presents passed around, gather your household, appoint a quizmaster and pit your wits against each other!

Better yet, make it a family and friends affair and host a virtual quiz if you’re unable to see everyone this Christmas. After all, nothing brings people together quite like some good old-fashioned competition…

Or, if everyone wants to get involved, you can print off a downloadable PDF version to hand out to participants. Simply swap sheets when you’re ready to mark!

The Co-op Christmas quiz

1. From which country do the festive biscuits lebkuchen originate?
(Answer: Germany)

2. Which Christmas dessert is traditionally made on Stir-up Sunday?
(Answer: Christmas pudding)

3. Which Italian cake made with dried fruit is popular at Christmas?
(Answer: Panettone)

4. Which ocean is Christmas Island situated in?
(Answer: Indian Ocean)

5. Traditionally, mincemeat should only be stirred in a certain direction. Which way is it: clockwise or anticlockwise?  
(Answer: Clockwise)

6. On what day do Christmas celebrations begin in Germany?
(Answer: 24 December)

7. What’s the star sign of someone born on 25 December?
(Answer: Capricorn)

8. Which character sings the song Let It Go in the film Frozen?
(Answer: Queen Elsa)

9. In which fictional land is it ‘always winter but never Christmas’?
(Answer: Narnia)

10. What is the name of the town in Dr Seuss’ The Grinch?
(Answer: Whoville)

11. Finish the sentence: ‘Twas the night before Christmas…’
(Answer: ‘When all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse’.)

12. How many ghosts are there in A Christmas Carol?
(Answer: Four)

13. When was the last widespread white Christmas in the UK?
(Answer: 2010)

14. Which of these is NOT a Christmas emoji? A Christmas tree, a sleigh or a candy cane?
(Answer: A candy cane)

15. What is a female turkey called?
(Answer: A hen)

16. What does ‘mince pies’ mean in cockney rhyming slang?
(Answer: Eyes)

17. In what year was the song Last Christmas released?
(Answer: 1986)

18. Which Christmas advert features a song by Oasis?
(Answer: Co-op)

19. Who wrote the music for the ballet The Nutcracker?
(Answer: Tchaikovsky)

20. Which actor played five different roles in The Polar Express?
(Answer: Tom Hanks)

Let us know how you do!

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  1. Nice idea but the answers should have been at the bottom instead of right under the questions.


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