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how much you really know about Christmas!
What name is given to the day after Christmas Day?
The day originated in the UK but is celebrated in many countries that previously formed part of the British Empire
What type of pie is normally left out for Santa on Christmas Eve?
In England it's traditionally been a mince pie and a cheeky glass of brandy left out for Santa. The tradition varies from from country to country. Some will leave a glass of milk out, others some cookies, even a festive candy cane is an option...but it's a mince pie here in the UK.
True or false: There are 3 towns/cities in America called "Santa Claus"
Yes! There's a place called Santa Claus in Indiana, Arizona and Georgia
Santa Claus is also known as "Saint.....
The name Santa Claus evolved from his Dutch nickname "Sinter Klaas" - which is a shortened form of "Sint Nikolaas"
A staple of Christmas dinner is sausages wrapped in bacon - but what do we call it?
They're also known as "devils on horseback", "kilted sausages", and "wiener winks".
What is a female turkey called?
In general - all female birds are called a hen!
What's the name of the Christmas sweet bread loaf - which originated in Milan?
As well as Spain, Panatonne is eaten in Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, the Horn of Africa, Australia, and to a lesser extent in former French, Spanish, and Portuguese colonies!
What is the name of that bit of skin that hangs from a turkey’s neck?
Turkey's can't sweat - so they have a wattle which helps cool them down!
Which country was the first to use the tradition of a Christmas Tree
Germany is credited with starting the Christmas tree tradition in the 16th century when devout Christians brought decorated trees into their homes.
On the ninth day of Christmas, what does my true love give to me?
In reverse order, it's 12 drummers drumming, 11 pipers piping, 10 lords a-leaping, 9 ladies dancing, 8 maids-a-milking, 7 swans a-swimming, 6 geese a-laying, 5 gold rings, 4 calling birds, 3 french hens, 2 turtle doves - and 1 partridge (in a peartree)