Can We Guess Your Favorite Era of Christmas Traditions?

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Teresa McGlothlin

5 Min Quiz

Would you enjoy spending the holidays "dashing through the snow" at a ski resort?

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What is your favorite thing to put inside a stocking?

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Which one of these old-timey traditions would you like to see make a comeback?

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How fancy do your gifts look when you're finished wrappping them?

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Could you see yourself chopping down your own tree?

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When do you start planning your holiday dinner?

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What are you most likely to be found wearing on Christmas Day?

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Who might you kiss under the mistletoe this year?

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You need a last-minute gift, and the only thing open is the gas station. What are you getting?

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Which character from "The Nutcracker" are you most like?

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Would we find any handmade ornaments on your tree?

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Do you call him Santa or St. Nick?

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How many gifts do you usually open on Christmas Eve?

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Which of these Christmas movies would you rather watch?

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Do you think your neighbors enjoy your caroling?

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Have you ever roasted chestnuts on an open fire?

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Do you try to stay up late enough to see Santa bring the gifts?

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Are you excited when you get a white Christmas?

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How many mince meat pies could you eat in one sitting?

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What is your very favorite part of Christmas?

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Do you drive around looking at the lights or go to a tree-lighting ceremony?

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What do you prefer to leave out for Santa on Christmas Eve?

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Which of these Christmas songs means the most to you?

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Do you donate anything to charity over the holidays?

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If you followed the tradition of board games on Christmas, which one would you play?

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In one word, what's your holiday spirit usually like?

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Are you guilty of having a least one Grinch moment every year?

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How does your gingerbread house usually come out looking?

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If you could ask for anything you wanted, what gift would it be?

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Which ghost of Christmas would you rather have visit you?

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About This Quiz

Every year, we have a set of Christmas traditions that we practice. From opening the gifts to decorating, many of them have roots in times that occurred before we were hanging our first ornaments. Once you tell us about the way you celebrate the season, the era of Christmas traditions you love most will shine like a neon tree topper.

Do you make most of your own ornaments like the Victorians? Do you have intentional dietary restrictions like the Tudors? Or, are you just here for the food like those during medieval times? Deck the halls during this quiz, and we'll relate the way you pull off your holiday to the time period you enjoy most. Putting up the mistletoe and wrapping the gifts can say a lot more about it than you realize!

You could be practicing some of your favorite era's traditions without knowing they go back for centuries. Share them with us, and you'll give away the historical time that you love enough to emulate. Will we be able to get it right? Or will we need the Ghost of Christmas Present to intervene? All will be "merry and bright" when you give us the chance to guess! Let's get started.


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