How Much Do You Know About Christmas?
by Annette
It's the most wonderful time of the year, but how much do you know about Christmas? It's celebrated around the world, and it's rich with tradition and meaning, but in this quiz, we're going to go a step further. So, haul out the holly, we're getting our Christmas on.

When did December 25th become the official day of Christmas?

  • 1900
  • 1700
  • 350 A.D.

Christmas shopping makes up how much of U.S. retail sales?

  • 1/93
  • 1/6
  • 98%

How many Christmas trees are sold in the U.S. each year?

  • 1,000
  • 1 billion
  • 25-30 million

What calendar traditionally helps you count down to Christmas?

  • iCal
  • Day Planner
  • Advent Calendar

Why do we give presents at Christmas?

  • It's a bartering system
  • Because we can
  • Because of the Wise Men

A monk named ______ came up with the idea of Santa Claus?

  • St. Nicholas
  • Barnabas
  • Claude

When was the first Christmas card sent?

  • 1985
  • 1978
  • 1843

How long have Christmas trees been sold in the U.S.?

  • Over 150 years
  • About 50 years
  • 20 years

How many rent-a-Santas​ are there in the United States?

  • Fewer than 1,000
  • About 20,000
  • Over 1 million

What do the British wear at Christmas dinner?

  • Bowties
  • Crowns
  • Red noses

When did Christmas become an official holiday​ in the United States?

  • 1995
  • 1915
  • 1870

What kind of tree is the Christmas tree?

  • Oak
  • Evergreen
  • Spruce

What is a yule log?

  • The log where you note Christmas gifts to be purchased
  • A fruitcake
  • A large log to be burned

Who was the precursor to Santa Claus?

  • Odin
  • Hercules
  • Moses

Where did the first Christmas tree come from?

  • Egypt
  • Iran
  • Germany

Where was Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer born?

  • Montgomery Ward
  • Target
  • Walmart

What's the best-selling song of all time?

  • The Twelve Days of Christmas
  • Thriller
  • White Christmas

What did the candy cane originally look like?

  • A heart
  • All white
  • All green

Where was the first artificial Christmas tree created?

  • Alaska
  • Poland
  • Germany

Two weeks before Christmas, which of these is quite common?

  • Utter happiness
  • Ill health
  • Breakups

Which of these is a Christmas color?

  • Red
  • Green
  • Gold
  • All of the above

What do they put on their Christmas trees in Poland?

  • Spiders
  • Rats
  • Goblins

Who condemned Christmas in America?

  • The Scientologists
  • The Jews
  • The Puritans

Who answers the letters to Santa?

  • Santa
  • Elves
  • The United States Postal Service

How long has the White House put up an official Christmas tree?

  • Since 1969
  • Since 1987
  • Since the Great Depression

What does the X in X-mas stand for?

  • Nothing
  • Nobody knows
  • Christ

What kind of pudding is Christmas pudding?

  • Plum
  • Orange
  • Vanilla

How many Christmas cards are sent each year in the U.S.?

  • 1.3 billion
  • 3.1 million
  • 31,000

Why do people have Midnight Mass?

  • So they can start the party early
  • So they don't have to get up the next morning
  • Because Jesus was born at midnight

What kind of costumes do carolers wear?

  • Victorian
  • Georgian
  • Regency

What's the most famous Christmas novel?

  • Santa: The Biography
  • A Christmas Carol
  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas

What Christmas food was a status symbol in Georgian England?

  • Fruitcake
  • Rhubarb crumpets
  • Mince pie

In the U.K., people believed that girls could discover their _____ on Christmas Eve.

  • True love
  • Calling in life
  • Past lives

Who created the association of Christmas and snow?

  • The Victorians
  • The Germans
  • The Haitians

Where is the Christmas Pickle Capital of the World?

  • Michigan
  • Berlin
  • Florida