Christmas Food Trivia will have your mouth watering for the tastes of the holiday season.
Satisfy your curiosity and enhance your appreciation for your favorite holiday dishes, beverages, and treats. Share these food trivia questions at your next Christmas feast!
Xmas Candy and Dessert Trivia
Begin with the highlight of Christmas food – dessert and candy trivia!
1. What dessert is named after the ancient winter solstice custom of burning a log to celebrate longer days?
Answer: The Yule Log
2. What Christmas dessert began in Roman times when a sweet bread was baked with fruits and nuts and served at feasts?
3. The modern version of this dessert excludes meat and is made with dried fruits and spices. What dessert is this?
Answer: Mince Pies
4. What type of dessert is made with layers of sponge cake, custard, and whipped cream, topped with chocolate shavings?
5. What type of cookie is used to build small houses decorated with frosting and candy?
6. What dessert is said to be prepared with 13 ingredients to represent Jesus and his 12 disciples? (source)
Answer: Christmas pudding
7. What candy, which first appeared in 1670, is often used to decorate Christmas trees?
Answer: Candy Canes
8. The nuts for what popular holiday pie are native to North America?
Answer: Pecan Pie
9. What Christmas cookie is also known as Russian tea cakes, Mexican wedding cookies, or butterballs? (source and recipe)
Answer: Snowball cookies
10. What candy is believed to have been created on accident?
11. What bright-colored candy is shaped like domes and used to decorate gingerbread houses?
12. What comes in a tin, usually contains three flavors, and is a popular gift at Christmas?
13. What is Christmas pudding also known as?
Answer: Plum pudding or figgy pudding
14. What treat has layers of white chocolate and semi-sweet chocolate flavored with peppermint?
Answer: Peppermint bark
15. What treat results when butterscotch has been cooked for a long period of time?
16. What are the stripes on a candy cane believed to represent?
Answer: The white signifies purity and the red represents Christ’s blood. (source)
17. What dessert is commonly topped and served with whipped cream around the holidays?
Answer: Pumpkin pie
18. What treat consists of hard sugar candy embedded with nuts?
Answer: Peanut brittle
19. What traditional Christmas candy was first made only as solid white sugar canes?
Answer: Candy canes- Red and white stripes and peppermint flavoring didn’t appear until the turn of the 19th century.
20. The tradition of giving chocolate coins was celebrated in Belgium and the Netherlands as part of what day?
Answer: Saint Nicholas Day
21. What did it mean if a coin was found in someone’s Christmas pudding?
Answer: Good luck all year.
22. What talking candy is featured in a Christmas commercial that has Santa exclaim “They do exist!” before fainting?
Answer: Peanut M & M’s
23. What candy is featured in a popular Christmas commerical by playing the song “We Wish You A Merry Christmas”?
Answer: Hershey’s Kisses
24. What is the most popular Christmas cookie in the U.S.?
Answer: Peanut butter blossom cookies (source)
25. In the movie A Christmas Story, what chocolate drink was in a decoded message from the radio show Little Orphan Annie?
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26. What fruit is traditionally placed inside Christmas stockings?
27. In the movie Elf, what four food groups do elves have?
Answer: Candy canes, candy, candy corn, and syrup
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28. Your child may make reindeer food to sprinkle in the yard on Christmas Eve. What is the main ingredient?
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29. True or False: A sugar plum is a real fruit.
False- It is a piece of hard candy
30. True or False: Candy canes can come in a pickle flavor.
31. In America, what treats are traditionally left out for Santa Claus?
Answer: Milk and cookies
32. What kind of pie will we have later according to the song “Rockin’ around the Christmas Tree”?
33. What drink brand popularized the image of Santa as we know it?
Answer: Coca Cola
Christmas Food Picture Quiz
Use the picture to name the Christmas food item.
50. Which cookie pictured below is known as a thumbprint cookie?
51. What treat is pictured below?
Name the holiday treat pictured:
Traditional Christmas Food & Drink Trivia
Next, explore fun facts about popular traditional foods.
56. What holiday beverage is made from milk, sugar, and eggs?
57. What bird is the most popular traditional Christmas choice to eat in America? (source)
58. What warm beverage is prepared by combining red wine, spices, and fruits?
Answer: Mulled wine
59. What food is rich in vitamin C and can double as a sauce?
60. What warm drink, often topped with marshmallows, is served during the cold months?
Answer: Hot chocolate
61. What bird was commonly served in the 16th century for Christmas dinner?
62. What was “roasting on an open fire” in “The Christmas Song”?
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63. What traditional Christmas dinner side can be baked, mashed, or made into a sweet casserole?
Answer: Sweet potatoes
64. What festive coffee drink features espresso, steamed milk, chocolate, and peppermint flavor?
Answer: Peppermint Mocha
65. What did the Who’s in Whoville eat for their main Christmas course?
Answer: Roast Beast
66. In A Christmas Carol movie, what is a ‘Smoking Bishop’?
Answer: Mulled wine
67. In National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, what does Cousin Catherine overcook?
Answer: The turkey
68. How much turkey on average does each person eat for Christmas dinner?
Answer: 1.5 lbs
69. What Christmas dish might you put a glaze of brown sugar on?
70. In Home Alone, what does Kevin warm up to eat on Christmas Eve before the Wet Bandits arrive at his house?
Answer: Macaroni and Cheese
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71. In the song “Let It Snow”, what did Dean Martin bring for popping?
72. What are small sausages wrapped in bacon called?
Answer: Pigs in blankets
Christmas Food Around The World Quiz
Finally, test your knowledge about Christmas food trivia from other cultures.
73. Where is eggnog said to have originated?
74. A meal served on December 26th consisting of leftover vegetables is called what in Britain?
Answer: Bubble and Squeak
75. In older days, women in England who wanted to find a husband ate what at Christmas for good luck?
Answer: Gingerbread men
76. Raisins and candied fruits are main ingredients in what traditional Italian Christmas bread?
77. In what country did the tradition of gingerbread houses originate?
78. What is the English name for the Scandinavian rice pudding dish often served during Christmas?
Answer: Risgrynsgrøt or Rice Porridge
79. What country has a unique Christmas tradition that involves eating KFC takeout?
80. What is Germany’s traditional Christmas bread called?
81. What was mince pie once known as in Great Britain?
Answer: Mutton pie
82. In which country is it common to eat the Feast of the Seven Fishes during Christmas?
83. What food is considered good luck to eat on each of the 12 days of Christmas?
Answer: Mince Pies
84. ‘Gluhwein’ is what kind of drink?
Answer: Mulled wine
85. True or False: A traditional Christmas dish in South Africa is fried beetles.
False: Fried caterpillars
86. What is the French Christmas dish Bûche de Noël known as in English?
Answer: Yule Log
87. What fruit has become a tradition to eat on Christmas Eve in China?
88. What is the traditional Norwegian Christmas dish Smalahove made from?
Answer: Sheep’s head
89. What British dish is usually served as an accompaniment to roast beef?
Answer: Yorkshire pudding
90. It is thought that King Henry VIII was the first to feast on what during holiday festivities?
91. What did Dutch children often leave for Santa filled with food?
92. We have Sri Lanka to thank for what type of spice stick?
93. Fillipino and Puerto Rican Christmas celebrations often include what main course?
Answer: Roast pig
94. Kūčios is a traditional Lithuanian feast eaten during Christmas time. How many dishes are served during this feast?
95. In which country do they eat figgy pudding during Christmas?
96. In Mexico, what dish is popular for Christmas celebrations? It is steamed in a husk.
97. What country features pickled herring and a casserole called Jansson’s Temptation on their Christmas table?
98. What is the name of Australia’s most common Christmas dessert?
99. What is poured over Christmas pudding to be able to set it on fire before serving?
Answer: B- East to West
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