Which British Christmas Tradition Should You Definitely Do?

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Zoe Samuel

5 Min Quiz

How much do you intend to eat for Christmas lunch?

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When do you give presents?

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Would you say your approach to Christmas is more on the religious or the secular end of the spectrum?

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Be honest: would you rather see family or friends over Christmas?

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Not everyone gets to take Christmas off. What are the odds you'll be working?

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Christmas is a time for great TV. How much will you watch?

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Do you find Christmas a good time to take off from exercising?

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How far do you intend to travel for Christmas?

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Do you have a particularly lovely local church?

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How actively involved are you in your local community?

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Christmas is a time for giving. What shape will your charitable works take this year?

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How often do you think about people who are lonely at Christmas?

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Think of the worst Christmas ever! What happened to make it that way?

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How many Christmas carols can you remember by heart?

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How often do you feel like a bit of fresh air?

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How guilty do you feel if you over-indulge at Christmas?

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What is normal Christmas weather where you live?

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Do you like to include traditions from overseas in your Christmas?

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How many family members need to agree on your Christmas activities?

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Do you get a Christmas bonus at work?

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Will all your favourite people be in the same place this Christmas, or will you need an activity you can share with absent friends?

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Do you prefer to go to bed early or late on Christmas Eve?

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How far in advance of Christmas do you typically finish your shopping?

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You are given a terrible jumper for Christmas. What will happen to it?

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A "helpful" relative tells you how many calories were in the lunch you just ate. What will you do with this information?

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Would a post-lunch nap suit you?

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Will you be looking after any dogs this Christmas?

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Do you always include a gift receipt?

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At your house, who does the tidying and cleaning after Christmas?

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How far in advance is too soon to put up Christmas lights?

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About This Quiz

Christmas is a time of great joy, when we all gather to give and receive gifts, worship, take some time off work and eat more than is necessarily wise. Of course, not everyone practises every single tradition, and even those traditions that are extremely popular are often done differently in different homes. Some of us consume a Yule log, while others have a Christmas pudding. Some attend church, while others see Christmas in wholly secular terms. Some people decorate a tree and put up lights weeks in advance, then host dozens of family members, while others take a trip somewhere sunny and make as little effort as possible to host anyone at all.

Indeed, even if you wanted to partake in every single tradition, it would be almost impossible. There are more Christmas traditions practised across these beautiful isles than any one person could participate in. The good news is that there isn't really a right way to do Christmas! There's only what is the most satisfying and meaningful to you and your family and friends.

Should you stay up for Midnight Mass or turn in early? Should you take a Christmas constitutional and get some fresh air, or curl up in front of the Queen's Speech? Whatever you choose, there's a Christmas tradition that will make you full of cheer. Let's help you figure out what it is!

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