What is the capital city of Christmas Island?
Flying Fish Cove Click to see the answer
What is the traditional Christmas plant in the US?
In what country was the tradition of the Christmas tree first recorded?
What is the name of the ghost of Christmas Yet to Come in "A Christmas Carol"?
The Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come
What is the name of the reindeer with a red nose?
A cannon is fired from which landmark in Rome on the 8th December to mark the start of Christmas?
The custom of having a Christmas crib in your home caught on in Italy in which century?
16th Click to see the answer
Which animal accompanies Santa Lucia when she gives out presents in Sicily?
On which date in January do Italians traditionally dismantle their Christmas trees?
Naples is home to the largest Christmas crib scene in the world, with how many different objects?
Italian Christmas song 'Tu scendi dalle stelle' was written in which century?
The Cavalcade of the Magi procession takes place in which Italian city?
Complete the song: "You better watch out, you better not cry, you better not ______, I'm telling you why: Santa Claus is coming to town."
Pout Click to see the answer
In what year did the song "White Christmas" by Irving Berlin first appear?
In the movie "Home Alone," what is the name of the character who is accidentally left behind when his family goes on vacation?
In the movie "A Christmas Carol," what is the name of the character who is visited by the three ghosts?
In what year did the song "Frosty the Snowman" by Steve Nelson and Jack Rollins first appear?
In the movie "The Grinch," what is the name of the character who is visited by the Grinch on Christmas Eve?
Cindy Lou Who
In what country is it traditional to have a Christmas Eve dinner of roast pork and boiled potatoes?
How many times is the dough allowed to rise in the recipe for a traditional panettone?
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In 274 AD, Emperor Aurelian declared that Christmas should be celebrated on which date in December?
What is the witch said to do before leaving the house and your presents?
Sweep the floor
What red item of clothing do people wear on New Year's Eve to bring luck?
At what time does the Pope give the Christmas Day blessing in St Peter's Square?
What does the Befana use to travel around giving children gifts?
What food is said to represent coins, so is eaten on New Year's Eve in Piedmont for luck?
What was the name of the ancient Roman festival celebrated in December which predates Christmas?
In what country is it traditional to have a Christmas log called "Yule Goat"?
On which date In December is St Nicholas day?
6th Click to see the answer
Saturnalia was the Roman festival for the God of what?
At New Year, people from Naples exchange which fruit?
How many lights are used to create the world's largest Christmas tree in Gubbio?
The classic Italian Christmas movie 'Vacanze di Natale' is set in which resort?
The Gubbio Christmas tree was first constructed on the hillside in which year?
How many meters high is the world's largest Christmas tree in Gubbio, Umbria?
St Francis of Assisi introduced the crib as a way of telling the Christmas story in which century?
The popular festive dish of il capitone is made from which type of fish?
Pandoro is in the shape of a star with how many points?
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Pandoro is traditionally shaped like what?
The witch who leaves presents for good children was too busy doing what to go with the Wise Men to Bethlehem?
Who stopped at La Befana's house to ask directions to Bethlehem?
On which date in December do Italians celebrate the feast of Santo Stefano?
Manarola, famous for its huge annual nativity scene, is in which Italian province?
In which item of clothing does a friendly witch leave gifts for good children?
The period of the Novena marks how many days in the run up to Christmas?
People dressed as shepherds and playing bagpipes usually wear clothes of white and which other color?
What time is the traditional mass to mark the start of Christmas?
What instrument is usually played by people dressed as shepherds in the period just before Christmas?
What type of food is traditionally missing from an Italian dinner on Christmas Eve?
What Christmas related objects are sold on Via San Gregorio Armeno in Naples?
Cribs Click to see the answer
What drink to children in Sicily leave out for Santa Lucia, along with carrots for the donkey?
In which year was classic Christmas movie 'Vacanze di Natale' released?
What type of nuts are in the Christmas biscuits called 'Baci di Dama'?
Bonfires are often lit in Italy to mark the start of the Christmas season on which date in December?
Which figure is the last traditionally added to the Christmas crib scene on Christmas Eve?
When does the period of Novena end?
For children who don't believe in La Befana, on which night does Babbo Natale bring presents?
What is the traditional day to put up your Christmas tree in Italy?
What musical instrument is played by the zampognari?
How many numbers are there in the traditional Christmas tombola game?
What sound traditionally marks midnight, and the start of Christmas Day?
Which date in the festive season is also known as Saint Sylvester's Day?
Francis of Assisi was inspired to create a nativity scene after a visit to which town?
Panettone is said to have been invented by a nobleman who fell in love with the daughter of a what?
Panettone originated in Milan in which century?
What type of structure houses the Sassi di Matera nativity scene?
What would you find in a traditional panettone?
What food do Southern Italian children leave for Santa Lucia's donkey?
Which Italian leader started the custom of giving workers an extra month's salary in December?
Mussolini Click to see the answer
The traditional New Year food of cotechino, a pork sausage, comes from which city?
Via San Gregorio Armeno, a street with many makers of traditional wooden nativity scenes, is in which city?
Who sometimes leaves children small presents on the morning of the 8th December?
Which Saint do Italian children write letters to on December 6th?
Fried dough balls called struffoli are a Christmas favorite in which city?
What is the name of the character in the movie "Miracle on 34th Street" who is convinced that Kris Kringle is the real Santa Claus?
Susan Walker Click to see the answer
What is the name of the character in the story "The Nutcracker and the Mouse King" who saves the Nutcracker from the Mouse King?
What is the name of the Christmas carol that begins with the lyrics "Oh, the weather outside is frightful"?
Let It Snow
In what year did the song "Jingle Bells" by James Lord Pierpont first appear?
What is the traditional Christmas gift for a 50th wedding anniversary?
What is the name of the traditional Christmas song that lists a series of gifts given on each of the twelve days of Christmas?
The Twelve Days of Christmas
What is the name of the woman who brings gifts to children in Belgium and parts of Germany on St. Nicholas Day (December 6)?
What is the name of the saint who brings children living in Venice and Mantova their presents at Epiphany?
Lucia Click to see the answer
Saturnalia was originally a festival to mark which event?
In which Italian city could you see the world's largest crib, with over 600 separate objects?
Which Italian city features an elaborate tree decorated with Swarovski crystals?
The story of the Befana is similar to that of the Babushka from which country?
Which Italian city invented the sweet bread called pandoro?
Children in Sicily leave which items out for Santa Lucia to fill with presents?
What sort of meat is used to make the festive dish of zampone?
The tradition of eating seven fish dishes on Christmas Eve took hold in which other country after extensive Italian immigration?
What color do the leaves turn on the popular Christmas poinsettia plant?
What color of underwear is traditionally worn at New Year?
What Christmas related activity are Bolzano and Trento famous for?
Traditional Italian crib scenes are made from which material?
What traditional game is often played after Christmas dinner?
Where would you go in Rome to see the city's most famous life-sized nativity scene?
St Peter's Square
What pulse is said to represent wealth, and often eaten at New Year?
Some people in Southern Italy get rid of old things before New Year by doing what?
Throwing them from the window