Christmas Quiz

Which monarch delivered the first Royal Christmas Day Message?

1. Edward VIII
2. Victoria
3. George VI
4. George V

King George V

The first Christmas Broadcast was delivered by George V in 1932 and since then has evolved into an important part of the Christmas Day celebrations for many in Britain and around the world

In which year was the first Christmas card sent?

1. 1902
2. 1534
3. 1843
4. 1841


The custom of sending Christmas cards, as we know them today, was started in the UK in 1843 by Sir Henry Cole.

What country is Lapland, Father Christmas’, home located in?

1. Finland
2. Norway
3. North Pole
4. Sweden


Which fruit is traditionally put inside a Christmas stocking?

1. Grapes
2. Banana
3. Oranges
4. Apples


The tradition of putting oranges into stockings is alleged to have come from this story, with the round, orange fruit symbolising the gold coins that were said to have originally been left as a gift in the stockings by St.Nicholas

What was the original colour of Santa Claus’s suit?

1. Green
2. Brown
3. Black
4. Red


What time is the Queen’s speech traditionally broadcast?

1. 7pm
2. 5pm
3. 3pm
4. 2pm


The Queen's Christmas Day speech is on every year at 3 pm.

Which ruler allegedly banned mince pies in Britain in the 1600s?

1. Charles I
2. Charles II
3. Oliver Cromwell
4. James I

Oliver Cromwell

Cromwell allegedly banned mince pies as part of efforts to tackle gluttony. 

What happened in the 1914 Christmas Day truce during the First World War?

1. Had Christmas dinner
2. Played football
3. Sang Christmas Carols

A game of football between British and German soldiers

What is traditionally hidden inside a Christmas pudding?

1. Dice
2. Thimble
3. Silver Sixpence
4. Horse Shoe


Traditionally a silver coin (six pence) was hidden inside the Christmas Pudding. The silver coin brought good fortune to whomever was lucky enough to find it when the pudding was cut.

Which country annually sends a Christmas tree to be erected in London’s Trafalgar Square?

1. America
2. Denmark
3. France
4. Norway


Every year, since 1947, the people of Norway have given the people of London a Christmas tree.

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