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1. A favourite Christmas tradition in our family is to go to a performance of our local theatre's annual pantomime. Which of these is NOT the title of a popular British pantomime?
2. I never feel Christmas has properly begun until I've heard, or watched, "Carols from King's" on Christmas Eve. Whereabouts in the UK is the King's, in whose chapel the service takes place, located?
3. On Christmas Eve, our family used to gather around the piano to sing carols. Young children do not always understand the meaning of some of the old-fashioned words they hear, and I remember asking if we could sing the one telling a man that we weren't worried. Which of these lines was I misunderstanding?
4. Almost no Spanish Christmas would be complete without plenty of turrón to munch on around the Christmas tree. Of the following, which is a true statement about the different varieties of turrón?
5. It's almost lunchtime and flopsymopsy's family sits at the table waiting patiently for the arrival of the great roasted carrot. Before anyone can stuff themselves with stuffing, they all have to pull a Christmas cracker and extract the various goodies: a joke, a trinket, and a paper hat - and they all have to wear their hats throughout lunch, it's a British tradition. But crackers weren't always crackers: so what was in them before?
6. When I was a child, I always found a silver dollar in the toe of my Christmas stocking, which my father redeemed for an amount of money that was commensurate with our ages (and inflation). As a parent in Australia, I drew on a Jewish tradition of foil-covered chocolate coins to replace the unobtainable American coins. What Jewish festival often includes the giving of chocolate coins to children as part of the celebration?
7. A common Christmas activity in the UK involved gathering around the television at 3 pm to watch the Queen's Christmas message. While Queen Elizabeth II was the first to broadcast her annual speech on television, which of her predecessors started the tradition as a radio broadcast?
8. Christmas isn't a national holiday in Japan, but that hasn't stopped them from establishing certain time-honoured (if unusual) yuletide customs. One such tradition involves the consumption of something that most Westerners would be surprised to find at a Christmas dinner table. Which American fast food giant established itself as a Japanese Christmas staple since the 1970s through a brilliant bit of marketing?
9. When I was a child, our family set up a manger on the mantelpiece, with the various figures destined to be in the final display set at various places around the house. Each day, one of us got to move the relevant figures a bit closer. Going by Biblical accounts, which of the figures shown here should be the last to arrive?
10. Living in the top half of Australia in the southern hemisphere means Christmas is quite hot. Which of these options would be a typical family Christmas Day in this part of the world?
11. The Christian tradition of Christingle began in the 18th century in which country?
12. Working horrible hours (Kyle here), I'm usually up much earlier than everyone else on Christmas to wrap last-minute gifts (they're all last-minute) and edit some quizzes. Every year, however, I put on the broadcast Yule log. NETFLIX, interestingly, has several different versions of the televised Yule log, one of which specifically features which of the following materials?
13. While it's more common on New Year's Eve, our family traditionally has a meat fondue - frying small pieces of meat in cooking oil at the table and then dipping them in various sauces - on Christmas Eve. What name is given to this style of fondue?
14. The Christmas tradition at the agony household is to watch a movie in the afternoon, while the turkey cooks for dinner. In recent years, once the children were not really children anymore, our movie choice has fallen into the horror/comedy genre. Which of these films would NOT be a Christmas choice for the agony family?
15. Here in Australia, Christmas is only the first of two official public holidays. December 26 is Boxing Day, a chance to recover from the excesses of the previous day, and engage in one or more special activities. Which of these events does NOT start on Boxing Day?
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