Christmas food and drink quiz: 25 festive questions and answers

Test your knowledge of the festive season with our Christmas food quiz.

Birds-eye-view of Christmas table with lots of food
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When it comes to the holidays, there’s plenty to look forward to, especially the food and drink. Every year, the Christmas food and drink offerings seem to get more tantalising, particularly when you come across the best prosecco and champagne deals - Mimosa (or two) on Christmas morning, anyone?

But just how well do you and your loved ones know festive food and drink? From surprising origins to missing ingredients, test yourself with our fun Christmas food and drink quiz.

25 Christmas food and drink quiz questions and answers

In Nat King Cole's 'The Christmas Song', what is “roasting on an open fire?”
A: Chestnuts

02: Which day of the week is a Christmas pudding traditionally made on?
Sunday (more specifically on Stir-Up Sunday, when you traditionally make a Christmas pudding on the last Sunday before Advent - around five weeks before Christmas)

03: According to the old English tradition, which coin was placed in the Christmas pudding mixture?
A sixpence

04: Eggnog is made of eggs, milk, sugar and what?

05: Which food and drink company helped popularise the image of Santa Claus’ red and white outfit?
A: Coca-Cola

06: A popular dessert choice for the holidays, what is a Croquembouche tree made of?

07: What name is given to small sausages wrapped bacon?
Pigs in blankets 

08: What is a turkey crown?
The body of a turkey without the legs and wings

A general view of the Coca Cola truck in Cardiff city centre

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09: Which spirit is traditionally poured on top of a Christmas pudding and then lit?

10: Though most popular throughout the States, where is Eggnog said to have originated?
A: England - most historians agree eggnog originated from the early medieval British posset, a hot, milky, ale-like drink

11: Which fruit is traditionally included inside a Christmas stocking?
An orange or clementine

12: Which direction are you meant to stir mincemeat for good luck?

13: In Italy, festivities start with a warming glass of Bombardino. What is the drink made of?
A: Brandy and Advocaat

14: Which sauce is traditionally served with roast turkey?
Cranberry sauce 

15: True or false? The first mince pies actually contained meat.

16: What fruit can be stored alongside Christmas cake to keep it moist?
An apple

17: Although used for decorating Christmas cakes, what is actually toxic to eat?

Irresistible Christmas Cake on a Christmas cake stand, rosemary decoration tied with ribbon

(Image credit: Future/Sean Calitz)

18: In the song We Wish You a Merry Christmas, they sing, “now bring us some” what?
Figgy Pudding

19: Which country does Stollen come from?

20: Eating fried chicken at a fast-food restaurant is a Christmas tradition in which country?
Japan (on average, 3.6 million Japanese families will choose to eat fried chicken on Christmas Day)

21: Historically, women in England who wanted to find a husband ate what at Christmas for good luck?
A: Gingerbread men

22: Bounceberry is another name for which Christmas berry?

23: Which festive sweet treat is shaped to resemble a shepherd’s staff?
A: Candy cane 

24: Which ruler allegedly banned mince pies in Britain in the 1600s?
Oliver Cromwell 

25: What are the traditional spices found in mulled wine?
Cinnamon, star anise, cloves and nutmeg

3 top Christmas quiz books

So This is Christmas Quiz Book by Roland Hall: £10.99 at Amazon

So This is Christmas Quiz Book by Roland Hall: <a href="" data-link-merchant="Amazon UK"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">£10.99 at Amazon
From all the classic Christmas songs to films to TV specials, put your Christmas knowledge to the test with this 1,500-question holiday book. This book consists of 34 quizzes, split into three levels. 

The Ultimate Christmas Quiz Book by Kate Haywood and Steve J Haywood£6.99 at Amazon

The Ultimate Christmas Quiz Book by Kate Haywood and Steve J Haywood: <a href="" data-link-merchant="Amazon UK"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">£6.99 at Amazon
It's the perfect book to wind down with the family after Christmas dinner. Kate and Steve J Haywood's Ultimate Christmas quiz book has over 50 rounds of Christmas trivia. According to reviews, the book is suitable for all ages and families. It'll be a fun gift for everyone to enjoy. 

Quiz Actually The Festive Family Film Quiz Book by Joe Shooman: £10.99 at Amazon

Quiz Actually The Festive Family Film Quiz Book by Joe Shooman: <a href="" data-link-merchant="Amazon UK"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">£10.99 at Amazon
This festive quiz book is all about the Christmas movie classics. From Home Alone to Love, Actually to The Grinch, how well do you know these iconic holiday films? 

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