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BIG England Christmas Quiz – 50 Questions

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Love Christmas? How high can YOU score in the BIG England Christmas quiz?

Not long now till the big daaaay! Let’s put a positive spin on staying indoors this November, and have fun doing my BIG England Christmas Quiz. If you love this tinselly time of year, then this is the Crimbo quiz for you.

In England we have so many funny Christmas traditions, I want to know how many YOU know. Test your knowledge here and see how well you really know a good old English Christmas.

Quiz about Christmas

Welcome to my 50 England Christmas quiz questions! 

You can either do this England Christmas quiz yourself, or you could use this quiz about Christmas in England to play against (or with) your friends.

This England Christmas quiz has five rounds of 10 questions, and a final question to finish.

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The answers to the England Christmas quiz are at the end of the post, so don’t scroll down too far if you don’t want to see them. Don’t forget to share your scores in the comments at the end of the post.

Enjoy…

England Christmas Quiz Questions

Quiz about Christmas

1. English Christmas History / multiple choice

Answer these English Christmas questions to see how well you know the season…

1. During which time period was Christmas banned in England?

A) 1540 – 1560 

B) 1640 – 1660

C) 1740 – 1760

D) 1840 – 1860 


2. Why is Boxing Day called Boxing Day?

 A) Because of all the money collected in church alms-boxes for the poor

B) It’s when you’re left with loads of boxes from the presents

C) It’s traditionally when the family start fighting. or boxing

D) Young people make their unboxing videos for YouTube on this day


3. In the Georgian period, what was traditionally served in Yorkshire on Christmas Day, and have resurfaced in the last few years?

A) Turkey

B) Multibird

C) Pork

D) Chicken


4. What was an ‘Ashen Faggot’, commonly made on Christmas Eve in the West Country?

A) A cake

B) A bundle of sticks

C) A wreath

D) A drink


5. During the 1600s, what did people go from door-to-door offering their neighbours at Christmas?

A) Chocolate

B) Hot Cider

C) Beer

D) Sherry


6. Which of these ingredients does not go into an Egg-Hot, a drink hailing from Devon?

A) Cider

B) Egg Yolks

C) Brandy

D) Spices


7. In which century did Christmas start to become a more prominent festival in England? CLUE: Santa Claus came along. Christmas trees started and the crackers traditions began.

A) 17th

B) 18th 

C) 19th

D) 20th


8. Why are the ’12 Days of Christmas’ such a big deal in England?

A) That’s how long it took Mary to push Jesus out

B) It took the 3 Kings 12 days to travel to Jesus

C) That’s how long it takes Santa to get the presents ready

D) Cooking prep for Christmas starts 12 days before the date


9. In which year was the oldest Christmas tree in England planted, which lives in Wrest Park in Bedfordshire?

A) 1756

B) 1806

C) 1856

D) 1906


10. How much did one of the first ever Christmas cards sell for in 2014?

A. £6,000

B. £7,512

C. £8,469

D. £9,167


Quiz about Christmas

2. England Christmas Quiz General Knowledge / True or False 

11. The Jough-Y-Nollick drink originated from the Isle of Man?

12. Popular at the turn of the 20th Century, the Twelfth cake contained a pea in one half and a bean in the other?

13. Christmas pudding stemmed from the dare to make the worst pudding in the world?

14. Until the 19th Century, meat was used in Christmas Pudding?

15. A Christmas pudding should be traditionally made on the last Sunday before advent, called Stir-Up Sunday?

16. Stargazy pie is a dish that originates from Manchester?

17. Each year at Queen’s College Oxford, a boar’s head is presented on a silver platter for Christmas?

18. St Thomas’s Day was traditionally celebrated on Christmas Eve?

19. The Holy Days and Fasting Act of 1551 stated that every citizen must attend a church service on Christmas day?

20. The Hyde Park Boxing Day swim dates back to 1804?

3. Christmas Traditions quiz picture round

Name these Christmas traditions from the pictures they represent…

Traditions Christmas

4. England Christmas Quiz in numbers

A multiple choice round to sum up a British Christmas in numbers…

30. What date does the Twelfth Night tradition state you should have your Christmas decorations down by?

A) 4th January

B) 5th January

C) 6th January

D) 7th January


31. How many rolls of sellotape are sold in the UK in the run up to Christmas?

A) 890,000

B) 1. 4 million

C) 4.8 million

D) 6 million 


32. In the 12 Days of Christmas song, how many pipers are piping?

A) 11

B) 6

C) 12

D) 9


33. How much does Paul McCartney earn each year from his Christmas song, Wonderful Christmas Time?

A) £250,000

B) £50,000

C) £500,000

D) £1.2 million


Quiz about Christmas

34. According to Facebook when is the most popular day of the festive season to split up with a partner?

A) On Christmas Eve

B) The day after boxing day

C) Two weeks before Christmas

D) December 1st


35. How many people visit Harrods each day during the Christmas season?

A) 50,000

B) 125,000

C) 300,000

D) 625,000


36. Slade’s ‘Merry Xmas Everybody’ was our first UK Christmas number one, what year was it?

A) 1971

B) 1972

C) 1976

D) 1979


37. The Beatles hold the record for most Christmas number 1 singles with FOUR, but which of the following bands holds the next record for three?

A) Spice Girls

B) Little Mix

C) Girls Aloud

D) The Supremes


38. How many football pitches worth of Brussels Sprouts do we have in the UK to hold our £650 millon worth.

A) 550

B) 1,000

C) 2,640

D) 3,240


39. How much did the 3-minute John Lewis advert featuring Excitable Edgar the dragon cost to make in 2019?

A) 1 million

B) 2 million

C) 4 million

D) 7 million


christmas in england quiz

5. England Christmas Quiz General Knowledge

How well do you know your Christmassy general knowledge then?

40. What is the percentage chance of England having a White Christmas?

41. For a Christmas to be classed as White, how many snowflakes need to drop on the Met Office HQ in the day?

42. Which sells more in England each year? Artificial or real Christmas trees?

43. What VERY important thing happens at 3pm on Christmas Day?

44. What has been voted England’s favourite Christmas carol?

45. How long was England’s largest ever Christmas cracker in metres?

46. Who was crowned King of England on Christmas Day 1066?

47. When do Harrods typically open their Christmas department each year?

48. In a traditional British pantomime, where is ‘it’?

49. Which Christmas film caused our UK prime minister at the time to have to do a public statement in defence as it was so realistic?

The BIG England Christmas Question

Last question in the Christmas quiz – give yourself double points if you get it right!

50. In ‘The Twelve Days of Christmas’, how many gifts in total did my true love give to me?


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The BIG England FOOD Quiz

or how about some England Wildlife Trivia?


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1. English Christmas History / multiple choice

Answer these English Christmas questions to see how well you know the season…

1. During which time period was Christmas banned in England?

B) 1640 – 1660


2. Why is Boxing Day called Boxing Day?

 A) Because of all the money collected in church alms-boxes for the poor


3. In the Georgian period, what was traditionally served in Yorkshire on Christmas Day, and have resurfaced in the last few years?

Multibird


4. What was an ‘Ashen Faggot’, commonly made on Christmas Eve in the West Country?

B) A bundle of sticks


5. During the 1600s, what did people go from door-to-door offering their neighbours at Christmas?

B) Hot Cider


6. Which of these ingredients does not go into an Egg-Hot, a drink hailing from Devon?

C) Brandy


7. In which century did Christmas start to become a more prominent festival in England? CLUE: Santa Claus came along. Christmas trees started and the crackers traditions began.

C) 19th


8. Why are the ’12 Days of Christmas’ such a big deal in England?

B) It took the 3 Kings 12 days to travel to Jesus


9. In which year was the oldest Christmas tree in England planted, which lives in Wrest Park in Bedfordshire?

C) 1856


10. How much did one of the first ever Christmas cards sell for in 2014?

C. £8,469


2. England Christmas Quiz General Knowledge / True or False 

11. The Jough-Y-Nollick drink originated from the Isle of Man? True

12. Popular at the turn of the 20th Century, the Twelfth cake contained a pea in one half and a bean in the other? True

13. Christmas pudding stemmed from the dare to make the worst pudding in the world? False

14. Until the 19th Century, meat was used in Christmas Pudding? True

15. A Christmas pudding should be traditionally made on the last Sunday before advent, called Stir-Up Sunday? True

16. Stargazy pie is a dish that originates from Manchester? False

17. Each year at Queen’s College Oxford, a boar’s head is presented on a silver platter for Christmas? True

18. St Thomas’s Day was traditionally celebrated on Christmas Eve? False

19. The Holy Days and Fasting Act of 1551 stated that every citizen must attend a church service on Christmas day? True

20. The Hyde Park Boxing Day swim dates back to 1804? False

3. Christmas Traditions quiz picture round

Name these Christmas traditions from the pictures they represent…

Traditions Christmas

21. Advent calendar

22. Mistletoe

23. Carol singing

24. Queens speech

25. Stockings

26. Winter markets

27. Pantomime

28. Yule log

29. Gift giving


4. England Christmas Quiz in numbers

A multiple choice round to sum up a British Christmas in numbers…

30. What date does the Twelfth Night tradition state you should have your Christmas decorations down by?

C) 6th January


31. How many rolls of sellotape are sold in the UK in the run up to Christmas?

D) 6 million 


32. In the 12 Days of Christmas song, how many pipers are piping?

A) 11


33. How much does Paul McCartney earn each year from his Christmas song, Wonderful Christmas Time?

A) £250,000


34. According to Facebook when is the most popular day of the festive season to split up with a partner?

C) Two weeks before Christmas


35. How many people visit Harrods each day during the Christmas season?

C) 300,000


36. Slade’s ‘Merry Xmas Everybody’ was our first UK Christmas number one, what year was it?

B) 1972


37. The Beatles hold the record for most Christmas number 1 singles with FOUR, but which of the following bands holds the next record for three?

A) Spice Girls


38. How many football pitches worth of Brussels Sprouts do we have in the UK to hold our £650 millon worth.

D) 3,240


39. How much did the 3-minute John Lewis advert featuring Excitable Edgar the dragon cost to make in 2019?

D) 7 million


5. England Christmas Quiz General Knowledge

How well do you know your Christmassy general knowledge then?

40. What is the percentage chance of England having a White Christmas?

10%

41. For a Christmas to be classed as White, how many snowflakes need to drop on the Met Office HQ in the day?

One

42. Which sells more in England each year? Artificial or real Christmas trees?

Real Christmas trees

43. What VERY important thing happens at 3pm on Christmas Day?

The Queens Speech

44. What has been voted England’s favourite Christmas carol?

Silent Night

45. How long was England’s largest ever Christmas cracker in metres?

63m

46. Who was crowned King of England on Christmas Day 1066?

William the Conqueror

47. When do Harrods typically open their Christmas department each year?

July

48. In a traditional British pantomime, where is ‘it’?

Behind you

49. Which Christmas film caused our UK prime minister at the time to have to do a public statement in defence as it was so realistic?

Love Actually

The BIG England Christmas Question

Last question in the Christmas quiz – give yourself double points if you get it right!

50. In ‘The Twelve Days of Christmas’, how many gifts in total did my true love give to me?

364


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