December 8, 2020

If you have been following our advent calendar on our Instagram page, you will find details of this quiz from 12th December 2020. Enjoy!

1. According to the poem, ‘The Night Before Christmas’, how many reindeer did Santa have to pull his sleigh? Eight, nine or 10?

2. What is traditionally hidden inside a Christmas pudding?

3. What is the name of the character in Charles Dickens’ ‘A Christmas Carol’ who gets visited by the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future?

4. A foreign city has donated a huge Christmas tree to the people of Britain every year since 1947, which is always displayed in Trafalgar Square. Which city is it? A) Munich B) Stockholm c) Oslo

5. *How many days are there on a traditional advent calendar? 12, 24, 31?

6. *In the song ‘The 12 Days of Christmas’ how many gold rings does the singer’s ‘truelove’ give him?

7. There are 365 days in a year. What number day is Christmas Day?

8. Why did Father Christmas need Rudolf the Reindeer to use his large, glowing nose to guide his sleigh?

9. What is the last day of Christmas called?

10. Which plant, beginning with P is associated with Christmas?

11. What is ‘Happy Christmas’ in Spanish?

12. What is the name of the ballet traditionally performed around Christmas each year?

13. Stollen is a cake with fruit and marzipan, traditionally eaten at Christmas and originating from which country?

14. Who introduced the Christmas tree to the UK?

15. What is a female turkey called?

16. Which unusual ingredient did Victorian cooks use in mince pies?

17. If you are born on Christmas Day, what’s your star sign?

18. When Santa got stuck up the chimney, his beard was all black, his nose was tickling, and what did he have in his sack?

19. Because of the time difference, do the people of Australia get to celebrate Christmas Day before we do in the UK, or after us?

20. What’s the fun name for the sausages wrapped in bacon traditionally eaten with the Christmas dinner?


1. Eight

2. A coin

3. Ebeneezer Scrooge

4. Oslo

5. 24

6. Five

7. 359

8. It was foggy on Christmas Eve

9. Twelfth Night

10. Poinsettia

11. Feliz navidad

12. The Nutcracker

13. Germany

14. Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

15. Hen

16. Minced meat… eugh!

17. Capricorn

18. Soot

19. Before us

20. Pigs in blankets