Christmas Traditions Quiz

How well do you know your Christmas traditions? It is time to test yourself on our Christmas traditions quiz. For this trivia quiz, there are 20 true or false statements. You simply need to decide if the statement made is a true or false Christmas tradition.

As always, our quizzes are great as part of a quiz with friends, family, or co-workers. Add it to a big festive quiz, or keep it as a stand-alone quiz. Do pick and choose the questions and answers you want to add to your quiz. Or enjoy the whole trivia as it is. It is totally up to you.

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Christmas Traditions True or False Trivia Quiz
Christmas Traditions True or False Trivia Quiz

Christmas Traditions Quiz – True or False? – 20 Questions

1. True or false? Jingle Bells was originally a Thanksgiving song

2. True or false? Norway has donated a large Christmas tree to London every year since 1947.

3. True or false? Gifts-giving in the mid-winter has both Christian and Pagan origins.

4. True or false? Christmas was not always celebrated on December 25th.

5. True or false? Decorating with evergreen plants dates back to the 16th century.

6. True or false? All Christmas trees in the US are now grown on Christmas tree farms.

7. True or false? Sinter Klass is the Dutch name for St. Nicholas and the root of the name for Santa Claus

8. True or false? Candy canes were invented at the North Pole

9. True or false? Queen Victoria’s husband, Prince Albert, introduced the German tradition of the Christmas tree to the UK.

10. True or false? The average American spends $3000 on gifts.

11. True or false? Santa Claus has always been depicted as a jolly fella in a red suit.

12. True or false? Rudolph is an original reindeer name.

13. True or false? Christmas wreaths are a religious symbol

14. True or false? Jingle Bells is the most recorded song.

15. True or false? Tinsel was originally made from spun silver.

16. True or false? St. Nicholas feast day is on December 26th. In the Netherlands, children leave out cookies and milk in exchange for gifts exchanged overnight.

17. True or false? Mistletoe in German means ‘dung on a twig’.

18. True or false? Santa has his own Canadian postal code.

19. True or false? The term ‘Xmas’ is a modern shorthand version of Christmas.

20. True or false? Iceland celebrates the coming 13 Santa’s at Christmas.

Christmas Traditions Quiz – True or False? – 20 Questions and Answers

1. True or false? Jingle Bells was originally a Thanksgiving song

True – the song was originally called ‘One Horse Open Sleigh’ composed in the mid-19th century for a Thanksgiving concert.

2. True or false? Norway has donated a large Christmas tree to London every year since 1947.

True – it began as a gesture of gratitude for Britains support of Norway in WW2.

3. True or false? Gifts-giving in the mid-winter has both Christian and Pagan origins.

True – For Christians giving gifts mimics the Wise Men who brought gifts for baby Jesus. But many other traditions such as the Ancient Romans and their mid-winter festival of Saturnalia also gave gifts.

4. True or false? Christmas was not always celebrated on December 25th.

True – there is no mention of the specific date for the birth of Jesus Christ.

5. True or false? Decorating with evergreen plants dates back to the 16th century.

False – Using evergreens around the winter solstice is a tradition going back to the Ancient Greeks and Romans.

6. True or false? All Christmas trees in the US are now grown on Christmas tree farms.

False – it is actually 98% of trees are grown on farms so it is pretty close.

7. True or false? Sinter Klass is the Dutch name for St. Nicholas and the root of the name for Santa Claus

True – The 4th century Christian bishop, St Nicholas, was known for his gift-giving.

8. True or false? Candy canes were invented at the North Pole

False – Candy canes were originally from Germany. When a German-Swedish immigrant to the US decorated his tree with candy canes in 1847 they became popular as a Christmas candy.

9. True or false? Queen Victoria’s husband, Prince Albert, introduced the German tradition of the Christmas tree to the UK.

True – An illustration of the Royal family in front of their Christmas tree was published in a newspaper and inspired everyday folk to start the tradition.

10. True or false? The average American spends $3000 on gifts.

False – the average American consumer spends around $957 on gifts.

11. True or false? Santa Claus has always been depicted as a jolly fella in a red suit.

False – the modern image of Santa in red was devised by the Coca-Cola company in 1931 as part of the advertising campaign.

12. True or false? Rudolph is an original reindeer name.

False – Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer appeared in 1939 as part of an American department store’s Christmas promotion.

13. True or false? Christmas wreaths are a religious symbol

True – the first Christmas wreath was said to be representative of the crown of thorns worn by Jesus.

14. True or false? Jingle Bells is the most recorded song.

False – Silent Night is the most recorded song, and there have been over 700 different versions since the 1970s.

15. True or false? Tinsel was originally made from spun silver.

True – It is now made from plastic though.

16. True or false? St. Nicholas feast day is on December 26th. In the Netherlands, children leave out cookies and milk in exchange for gifts exchanged overnight.

False – St Nicholas day is on December 6th.

17. True or false? Mistletoe in German means ‘dung on a twig’.

True – There are birds that eat mistletoe berries and their droppings help germinate the seeds.

18. True or false? Santa has his own Canadian postal code.

True – It is HOH OHO

19. True or false? The term ‘Xmas’ is a modern shorthand version of Christmas.

False – Xmas was commonly referred to as Xtemmas in the 1550s and later shortened to Xmas. ‘X’ is known as Chi in the Greek alphabet and the first letter of ‘Christ’.

20. True or false? Iceland celebrates the coming 13 Santa’s at Christmas.

True – the 13 Yule Lads are troll-being brothers who visit every night up until Christmas.

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