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Christmas History Quiz 2023!

Have a go at these Christmas trivia quiz questions!

Beano Quiz Team
Last Updated:ย  November 29th 2023

As the festive song goes, it's the most wonderful time of the year, but how much do you know about the history of the Christmas festival? This trivia quiz will test even the brain of Santa and Scrooge. Delve deep into the trivia stocking and keep your fingers crossed that you'll receive the gift of a perfect score and not a lump of coal!

Once you've cracked open this walnut of a quiz, why check out some of our festive treats? We've got a Christmas Ultimate Trivia Quiz, a Really Funny Christmas Quiz and a Cryptic Christmas Movie Emoji Quiz!

1/16 Christmas crackers on a Christmas tree

In which city were Christmas crackers invented?

2/16 Santa's sleigh

How many reindeer help Santa fly his sleigh?

3/16 Baby Santa

What year was Santa born?

4/16 Santa puts gifts into a Christmas stocking while a frog watches

Naughty children are said to find what in their Christmas stocking?

5/16 Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer

Which reindeer is named after the German word for thunder?

6/16 A singing dog and man joining in

Complete the lyric: 'Silent night...'

7/16 Snowman and presents

What day of the year is Twelfth night?

8/16 Scrooges tombstone and snow

Who wrote A Christmas Carol in 1843?

9/16 Boars head on white background

Which of these would rich Tudors have enjoyed at Christmas?

10/16 Christmas pudding

During WW2, what did people eat instead of Christmas pudding? (Because of rationing)?

11/16 Christmas tree

True or False: Queen Victoria and her husband Albert popularised the Christmas Tree in Britain?

12/16 Statue of Oliver Cromwell

Who tried to ban Christmas?

13/16 Carol singers

What was 'Wassailing'?

14/16 Map of the UK on white background

Which country in the UK still had to go to work on Christmas day up until the 1950s?

15/16 Band performing

Who sings 'I wish it could be Christmas Everyday'?

16/16 Christmas Truce Statue

During WW1, a famous 'Christmas Truce' took place, when soliders put down their weapons and celebrated together. But which year did it take place?

Incredible result thumbnial

Amazing! You're a christmas expert! You know all about its history and origins!

Well done result thumbnail

Well done! You must be a big fan of Christmas!

Try again result thumbnail

Not bad, but you could always learn more!

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Uh oh, someone's clueless when it comes to Christmas History! Have another go!