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Unusual World Christmas Quiz: 50 Questions & Answers for 2022

Welcome to the BIG World Christmas Quiz! If you’re looking for an unusual Christmas quiz to get the brain ticking, this is the one for you.

Thought I’d write another quiz, seeing as you seem to love the Food Quiz and the Festival Quiz I did back in the summer. This time, it’s a Christmas around the world quiz. How much do you know of the festive cultures and traditions of countries beyond your own?

Read on and you’ll find 50 Christmas quiz questions and answers all around the world. 

Great if you’re looking for unusual Christmas quiz questions!

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Enjoy these alternative Christmas quiz questions and answers

Do you know your Krampus from your Kringle? And your Gluhwein from your Grogg?

Well, these are the world Christmas questions for you. If you fancy yourself as a bit of a Christmas aficionado, then gather your friends for a bit of friendly competition and work your way through this Christmas trivia. Or, just have a go at the Christmas quiz questions by yourself and let me know how you get on in the comments below. 

There are five rounds to this World Christmas Quiz, with a bonus one at the end.

So, let’s crack on with the interesting Christmas quiz rounds shall we? 

World Christmas Quiz Questions

This Christmas around the world quiz has four rounds of Christmas questions, an emoji round, and a points-stealer question at the end.

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Round 1: Christmas Food and Drink Around the World

Think you know your Christmas food and drink? Have a go at these gastronomical questions!

  1. Cougnou is a sweet festive bread which is baked over the Christmas period across Europe, it is made in the form of what?

a) Christmas Tree               b) Star                 c) The Baby Jesus            d) Plait

2. Which country created Eggnog?

a) France                  b) Italy               c) England               d) Australia

3. Shortbread is traditionally made before Christmas, where does it originate from? 

a) England                 b) Ireland              c) Wales            d) Scotland

4. Panettone is Italian sweet bread with dried fruit that is popular around Europe over the Christmas period, where did it originate from?    

a) Milan              b) Siena             c) Rome        d) Sicily

5. Mulled wine is referred to by all these terms in some area of the world EXCEPT: 

a) Grogg                      b)  Vin chaud                    c) Wassail             d)  Gluhwein

6. What do Japanese people traditionally eat on Christmas Day and Christmas Eve?

7. What traditional English dessert did Rachel try to make on Friends?

8. In Australia and New Zealand what do they normally eat for Christmas lunch?

9. Which country does Stollen come from?

10. What’s the most popular Christmas dessert in New Zealand?

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Round 2: General World Christmas Trivia

How well do you know your Christmas trivia?

11. Which of the following is NOT a name for Santa worldwide?

a) Pere Noel b) Kriss Kringle c) Deushka Moroz d) Papa Rosso

12. The term ‘Xmas’ comes from which language?

a) Greek b) Chinese c) Celtic d) Latin

13. What is Santa’s official address in Canada, including the postcode? He receives over 1 million letters each year here…

14. What has been the world’s heaviest Christmas present? (CLUE: France gave it to the US)

15. According to Astronomer George Banos’ 1979 academic paper, what exactly was the Star of Bethlehem the Wise Men were following?

16. In the USA in 2018, how many people ended up in the ER in November and December from festive decorating accidents?

a) 4,600 b) 8,900 c) 14,700 d) 23,800

17. There’s a town in Florida USA called Christmas where all the streets are named after Christmassy things, true or false?

18. What do Americans leave for Santa on Christmas Eve?

19. They’re popular in Spain, but what is a ‘caganer’ doing?

20. In the Ukraine they use fake spider webs instead of, what?

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Round 3: Christmas Music and Film Trivia

Music and film is all part of the Christmas experience, but how well do you know your cultural trivia? Find out with these Christmas questions.

21. George Micheal donated and continues to donate all the royalties of Last Christmas to charity. How much is that every year?

a) 85,000 b) £100,000 c) £300,000 d) £625,000

22. What is the best selling Christmas single of all time in the UK?

23. Why is the song ‘Jingle Bells’ so important?

A) It’s played in hospitals in America for the birth of any child on December 25th

B) It’s the highest grossing song of all time

C) It was Jesus’ favourite song

D) It was the first song ever played in space

24. What are the missing lyrics? “O come, all ye faithful, Joyful and ___”.

25. How long did it take to create Nightmare Before Christmas?

26. Which Christmas film did Donald Trump famously have a cameo in?

27.  Who stayed at the Grandhotel Pupp Hotel in Czechia in Last Holiday?

28. Which song is this?

“In the meadow we can build a snowman/ Then pretend that he is Parson Brown/ He’ll say are you married? We’ll say, no man”

29. Who wrote, The Snowman?

30. Do They Know It’s Christmas has been recorded four times in the UK with different versions released in 1984, 1989, 2004 and 2014. It has two writers, who are they?


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Round 4: Christmas Carols Emoji Quiz

Guess the carol or song from the Christmas emoji with these alternative Christmas quiz questions and answers

31. 🥁  👦

32. 🤫 🌚

 33. 🎉 ➡️  🌎

34. 😮 😇 🌚

35. 👑 👑 👑

36.👂 🗞️ 👼 👼 🎤

37. 👩🏻 👦 🧒

Ok, couldn’t think of enough Christmas carols for the Christmas emoji quiz. Last three are songs…

38. 🔔 🔔 🤘

39. ❄️ 🎄

40. 🚗 🏠 🎄


READ MORE: fancy a Christmas music quiz? Click here!


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Round 5: Bonkers Christmas traditions

I’ll name the crazy Christmas tradition, you name the country

41. In Austria, who is the festive character ‘Krampus’ looking for?

a) Ugly women b) Smelly pets c) Naughty children d) Good hearted children

42. In which country do naughty children get rotting potatoes in their shoes?

43. In which country are the main streets of the big city shut off so people can rollerskate on Christmas Eve?

44. In which country do the women celebrate Little Christmas on the 6th January?

45. In which country do the shepherds play the bagpipes in the squares and piazzas on Christmas Eve?

46. Which country celebrates Schmutzli, basically the anti-Santa, who wears a black robe and has a dark beard and a whip?

47. In which country is it considered good luck to keep a fish in the bath?

48. In which crazy country do they hang stockings at the end of the bed?

49. In which country is it traditional to keep a fire burning to ward off goblins?

50. In which country do they burn a fake 13-metre tall goat in the town centre?


Bonus unusual Christmas Quiz Question

51. How many houses does Santa have to visit every second on Christmas Eve to cover the world?

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And that’s the end of the Christmas traditions around the world quiz!

Well done for completing the unusual Christmas Quiz, let’s take a look at the answers shall we?

THE ANSWERS to the FAMILY CHRISTMAS QUIZ ARE COMING

Are you ready?


Answers to the World Christmas Quiz

Hope you’ve enjoyed doing this alternative Christmas quiz!

Round 1: Christmas Food and Drink Around the World

Think you know your Christmas food and drink? Have a go at these gastronomical questions!

  1. Cougnou is a sweet festive bread which is baked over the Christmas period across Europe, it is made in the form of what?

c) The Baby Jesus     

2. Which country created Eggnog?

c) England

3. Shortbread is traditionally made before Christmas, where does it originate from? 

d) Scotland

4. Panettone is Italian sweet bread with dried fruit that is popular around Europe over the Christmas period, where did it originate from?    

a) Milan

5. Mulled wine is referred to by all these terms in some area of the world EXCEPT: 

c) Wassail  

6. What do Japanese people traditionally eat on Christmas Day and Christmas Eve?

KFC

7. What traditional English dessert did Rachel try to make on Friends?

Trifle

8. In Australia and New Zealand what do they normally eat for Christmas lunch?

A BBQ

9. Which country does Stollen come from?

Germany

10. What’s the most popular Christmas dessert in New Zealand?

Pavlova

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Round 2: General World Christmas Trivia

How well do you know your Christmas trivia?

11. Which of the following is NOT a name for Santa worldwide?

d) Papa Rosso

12. The term ‘Xmas’ comes from which language?

a) Greek

13. What is Santa’s official address in Canada, including the postcode? He receives over 1 million letters each year here…

Santa Claus, North Pole, H0H 0H0, Canada

14. What has been the world’s heaviest Christmas present? (CLUE: France gave it to the US)

Statue of Liberty

15. According to Astronomer George Banos’ 1979 academic paper, what exactly was the Star of Bethlehem the Wise Men were following?

Uranus

16. In the USA in 2018, how many people ended up in the ER in November and December from festive decorating accidents?

c) 14,700

17. There’s a town in Florida USA called Christmas where all the streets are named after Christmassy things, true or false?

True

18. What do Americans leave for Santa on Christmas Eve?

Cookies and milk

19. They’re popular in Spain, but what is a ‘caganer’ doing?

Pooping

20. In the Ukraine they use fake spider webs instead of, what?

Tinsel

Basel Christmas Market shopping

Round 3: Christmas Music and Film Trivia

Music and film is all part of the Christmas experience, but how well do you know your cultural trivia?

21. George Micheal donated and continues to donate all the royalties of Last Christmas to charity. How much is that every year?

c) £300,000

22. What is the best selling Christmas single of all time in the UK?

Do They Know it’s Christmas, Band Aid

23. Why is the song ‘Jingle Bells’ so important?

D) It was the first song ever played in space

24. What are the missing lyrics? “O come, all ye faithful, Joyful and ___”.

Triumphant

25. How long did it take to create Nightmare Before Christmas?

3 years, each second required 12 different movements

26. Which Christmas film did Donald Trump famously have a cameo in?

Home Alone 2

27.  Who stayed at the Grandhotel Pupp Hotel in Czechia in Last Holiday?

Queen Latifah

28. Which song is this?

“In the meadow we can build a snowman/ Then pretend that he is Parson Brown/ He’ll say are you married? We’ll say, no man”

Walking In A Winter Wonderland

29. Who wrote, The Snowman?

Raymond Briggs

30. Do They Know It’s Christmas has been recorded four times in the UK with different versions released in 1984, 1989, 2004 and 2014. It has two writers, who are they?

Midge Ure and Bob Geldof

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Round 4: Christmas Carols Emoji Quiz

Guess the carol or song from the Christmas emoji…

31. 🥁  👦

Little Drummer Boy

32. 🤫 🌚

Silent Night

 33. 🎉 ➡️  🌎

Joy to the World

34. 😮 😇 🌚

Oh Holy Night

35. 👑 👑 👑

We Three Kings

36.👂 🗞️ 👼 👼 🎤

Hark the Herald Angels Sing

37. 👩🏻 👦 🧒

Mary’s Boy Child

Ok, couldn’t think of enough Christmas carols for the Christmas emoji quiz. Last three are songs…

38. 🔔 🔔 🤘

Jingle Bell Rock

39. ❄️ 🎄

White Christmas

40. 🚗 🏠 🎄

Driving Home for Christmas

KLM Christmas

Round 5: Bonkers Christmas traditions

I’ll name the crazy Christmas tradition, you name the country

41. In Austria, who is the festive character ‘Krampus’ looking for?

c) Naughty children

42. In which country do naughty children get rotting potatoes in their shoes?

Iceland

43. In which country are the main streets of the big city shut off so people can rollerskate on Christmas Eve?

Venezuela

44. In which country do the women celebrate Little Christmas on the 6th January?

Ireland

45. In which country do the shepherds play the bagpipes in the squares and piazzas on Christmas Eve?

Italy

46. Which country celebrates Schmutzli, basically the anti-Santa, who wears a black robe and has a dark beard and a whip?

France

47. In which country is it considered good luck to keep a fish in the bath?

Poland

48. In which crazy country do they hang stockings at the end of the bed?

UK

49. In which country is it traditional to keep a fire burning to ward off goblins?

Greece

50. In which country do they burn a fake 13-metre tall goat in the town centre?

Sweden

Bonus Family Christmas Quiz Question

51. How many houses does Santa have to visit every second on Christmas Eve to cover the world?

832


How did you do on the unusual Christmas trivia?

Hope you enjoyed playing the unusual Christmas quiz! I just wanted to put together these Christmas trivia questions for a bit of fun, and to test your knowledge on Christmas around the world.

Let me know your score in the comments below.


READ MORE: Super Fun Kids Christmas Quiz over on DayOutinEngland.com


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adryan bell

Thursday 1st of December 2022

Midge Ure and Bob Geldoff (not Bono) wrote 'Do they know its Christmas'

VickyFlipFlop

Thursday 1st of December 2022

Yikes, huge mistake. Thank you for letting me know!

Andy Hydes

Thursday 2nd of December 2021

Great quiz, will try this one out with my colleagues in the run up to Christmas!!

You haven't put the answer for number 28- I believe the lyrics are from "Walking In A Winter Wonderland" :)

VickyFlipFlop

Thursday 2nd of December 2021

Oh brilliant, thank you! Yes, do – hope you all have fun! Merry Christmas!