Christmas History Quiz

1. 
In which year was the Christmas Truce?

2. 
In the 1970's which American company successfully marketed their products to the Japanese as the “traditional” food for Christmas?

3. 
The custom of decorating a Christmas tree originated in which country?

4. 
In which year did the British monarch, Queen Elizabeth II first broadcast a Christmas address?

5. 
In what year was ‘Good King Wenceslas’ assassinated?

6. 
What Christmas tradition did R H Pease begin in America?

7. 
What dried object would be baked into a traditional Tudor Twelth Night Cake?

8. 
Santa Claus is based on which early Christian saint?

9. 
During WW2, what did people eat instead of Christmas pudding? (Because of rationing)?

10. 
Who tried to ban Christmas?

11. 
What took place on Christmas Day, 1864, in London’s Hyde Park?

12. 
In which country do they place spiders’ webs on their Christmas trees for good luck?

13. 
Which Christmas song was originally composed in 1857 for Thanksgiving?

14. 
What would you find “roasting on an open fire” in The Christmas Song?

15. 
Which carol was sung for the first time in the church of St Nikolaus in Oberndorf, Austria, on Christmas Day in 1818?

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