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The Ultimate 26 Question Christmas Food Quiz!

People around the world have different ideas about what makes a perfect Christmas snack or meal. How much do you know? Take the quiz now!

Beano Quiz Team
Last Updated:  November 24th 2022

It's hard to believe, but Christmas isn’t just about giving and receiving presents – it's about cooking delicious food that you might not have at other times of the year (unless you really love mince pies or enjoy a bowl of Christmas pudding on a hot summer’s day). 

All over the world, people celebrate Christmas and bake or cook amazing meals and cakes. But before we all start thinking about a big plate of Christmas food and those tasty international treats, we want to know if you're a trivia machine when it comes to festive food quizzes!

You are? Then let's do this!

1/26 A person in a festive jumper

What should you eat on each of the 12 days of Christmas for good luck?

2/26 Spanish cookies

What are these Spanish Christmas cookies called?

3/26 A snowman and cutlery

What are sausages wrapped in bacon traditionally called?

4/26 A young baker

There's a Scandinavian Christmas cake called Kransekage – but what does it mean in English?

5/26 Reindeer and peppermint sticks

What are peppermint sticks otherwise known as?

6/26 A pile of gold coins

What treat is Saint Nicholas said to leave for children?

7/26 Charles Dickens in a Christmas hat

Who offers everyone some figgy pudding in Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol?

8/26 A Christmas pudding with Santa's arm holding a gift

What is normally hidden in a Christmas pudding?

9/26 A pizza with a bad attitude

What kind of takeaway is traditionally eaten in Japan at Christmas?

10/26 Brussels sprouts

How many varieties of Brussels sprouts are there?

11/26 A stollen cake

Stollen comes from which country?

12/26 Santa with a handful of shopping bags

What kind of fruit is sometimes left in a Christmas stocking?

13/26 A turkey in front of a Chile flag

At what time is Christmas dinner served in Chile?

14/26 Christmas pudding

Which English monarch was known as the 'Pudding King' after asking for plum pudding at Christmas?

15/26 A boy looking at a globe with a magnifying glass

In which country is the Feast of the Seven Fishes celebrated on Christmas Eve?

16/26 Santa reaching for Joulutorttu

Joulutorttu is a Christmas sweet treat, but which country is it from?

17/26 Mince pie

Mince pies originally contained meat. True or false?

18/26 A chicken crossing the road

Which meat is usually eaten in Greece at Christmas?


19/26 Bounceberry is a nickname name for which festive fruit?

20/26 Christmas pudding mixture in a bowl

Which direction should you stir your Christmas pudding mixture for good luck?

21/26 Bubble and Squeak potato cakes

On Boxing Day, people traditionally eat leftover vegetables from Christmas dinner. What's the meal called?

22/26 Santa looking cheeky in front of a green festive background

Where in the world would you eat Thirteen Desserts?

23/26 Slices of fruit cake

Which cake do Italians often eat at during Christmas celebrations?

24/26 A chef

What's a Bûche de Noël also known as?

25/26 Some festive nuts

Which type of nuts are traditionally roasted on a fire?

26/26 Two reindeer in front of a Danish flag

You're eating spiced pickled herring in Denmark. What do the locals call this obviously delicious meal?

Result: Oh no

Oh no! Were you too busy drooling at the thought of a Christmas dinner to keep focussed on the questions in this quiz? We've all done it. Why not try again and you can aim for a higher score? Happy holidays!

Result: Good try

Good try! There were some tricky questions in this quiz, but it's important to learn about different cultures and how they spend Christmas, isn't it? Not the result you wanted? Have another go and happy holidays!

Result: Great work

Great work! You've displayed some excellent Christmas food knowledge and now have the result to prove it. Why not have another go and see if you can get a perfect score. Happy holidays!

Result: Wow

Wow! You must be either a TV chef or Santa Claus himself to get a score like this. Congratulations and happy holidays!