Indulge in the festive flavors of the season with this compilation of 70 Christmas food trivia questions and answers! Tailored for culinary explorers and trivia aficionados alike, each question blends the tantalizing tastes of holiday dishes, the excitement of learning something new, and a sprinkle of yuletide joy!
Included in this banquet of inquiries are general Christmas food trivia, more challenging questions, multiple choice, and true or false options, so you can tailor your gastronomic adventure! Don’t forget to make the most of the interactive menu below, which organizes all the questions into categories!
30 Christmas Food Trivia Questions
Q: Collard greens are often served around Christmas holidays to symbolize what?
Q: Plum Christmas pudding is traditionally made with 13 ingredients. Why?
To symbolize Christ and the apostles.
Q: Denmark’s traditional Christmas candy is made from marzipan and almonds. What’s its name?
Q: In 1983, what chocolatey drink contained the decoded message from Little Orphan Annie?
Q: What is most commonly served with pumpkin pie in the United States?
Q: Which fruit is traditionally placed inside Christmas stockings?
Q: Chocolate coins are associated with what Christmas figure?
Q: Name the most popular nuts used in Christmas pastries.
Macadamia’s, pecans, and walnuts.
Q: What is used to top Christmas pudding?
Sauce made from brandy.
Q: At Christmas, after the victory over the Spanish Armada, what kind of food did Elizabeth I have served?
Q: What is Germany’s traditional Christmas bread?
Q: In the movie “Elf,” what does Buddy claim are the four food groups?
Candy canes, candy, syrup, and candy corns.
Q: In England, Christmas trees in the 14th and 15th centuries often had what type of edible decorations?
Q: The Dutch often left what at the fireplace filled with food for Santa?
Q: What is America’s most popular cookie at Christmas time?
Q: What is the most popular Christmas fruit worldwide?
Q: Sir Walter Scott’s Old Christmastide poem mentions what type of Christmas treat?
Q: What did it mean if a coin was found in someone’s Christmas pudding?
Good luck all year!
Q: What was mince pie once known as in Great Britain?
Q: Which type of cabbage is particularly popular at Christmas?
Q: The Sous-chef at the famous Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York broke a record for the fourth time in 2017 for making the largest what?
Q: According to holiday tradition, where should the Christmas pickle be hidden?
On the Christmas tree itself!
Q: Deep-fried dough balls coated with spices and honey are a popular sweet treat called Italian honey balls. They’re also called what?
Q: From what country did cinnamon sticks originate from?
Q: What is a lesser-known word for cranberries?
20 Christmas Food True or False Trivia Questions
Q: Clark Griswold’s favorite holiday dinner in “Christmas Vacation” is pasta.
True. It’s spaghetti and meatballs.
Q: In the 16th century, goose was the most commonly served Christmas dinner.
Q: In the UK, 5 million Christmas puddings are sold each year.
False. It’s actually 25 million!
Q: Tiramisu is a type of ice cream.
False. It is a coffee dessert filled with cream
Q: Early New Englanders gave carrot cookies as holiday gifts.
Q: The Duke of Northumberland had five swans served for Christmas dinner in 1512.
Q: Filipino and Puerto Rican Christmas night celebrations often focus on Lechon, which is roast lamb
False. It’s roast pig.
Q: Eggnog was invented in England.
Q: Fruitcake was first created in Egypt.
Q: Creme Anglaise is a type of gourmet butter.
False. It’s an English custard made from sugar, eggs, and milk.
Q: From Thanksgiving to Christmas, people eat approximately 14 mince pies.
Q: Mulled wine has several names, and one of them is hot mead.
False. It may be called Grogg or Gluhwein, but not hot mead.
Q: Cranberry sauce is the most common garnish for roast turkey.
Q: Beignet is a popular holiday treat made from powdered sugar and deep-fried dough.
Q: Irish people still traditionally eat goose for Christmas.
Q: Sir Walter Scott mentions rice pudding in one of his poems.
False. He mentions plum porridge.
Q: Gingerbread houses were inspired by the German fairytale Hansel and Gretel.
Q: Eggnog is sometimes spiked with whiskey.
False. But it’s often spiked with rum.
Q: Cats will die if they eat poinsettia leaves.
False. But it’s a popular rumor.
Q: Eggnog is a high calorie Christmas beverage.
20 Christmas Food Multiple Choice Trivia Questions
Q: At Tudor-era Christmas banquets, what type of bird was skinned, roasted, then reassembled complete with feathers?
Q: What type of bread did women historically eat in England ostensibly to bring good luck in attracting a husband?
A. Raisin bread
B. Cloves Bread
D. Sourdough bread
Q: What dessert symbolizes the traditional Yule Log?
A. Figgy pudding
B. Apple tarts
C. Buche de Noelle
Buche de Noelle
Q: Eggnog originated from Anglia, England, but what was it initially?
A. A breakfast drink
B. Baby food
C. A cooking ingredient
D. A type of soup
A breakfast drink
Q: Which of these is not an eggnog ingredient?
Q: What was “roasting on an open fire” in The Christmas Song?
Q: Traditionally, which coin was placed in Christmas pudding in England?
Q: According to folklore, how should Christmas pudding be prepared for good luck?
A. Stirred clockwise
D. Stirred counterclockwise
Q: The first minced pies also contained what along with fruit?
Q: What type of fruit keeps cakes moist when added to the container?
Q: What feast did King Wencelas survey?
A. The feast of dishes
B. The feast of music
C. The novena feast
D. The feast of Stephen
The feast of Stephen
Q: George Washington had his own recipe for what Christmas beverage?
B. Hot toddy
C. Cinnamon tea
D. Irish cream coffee
Q: What should be eaten within 12 days of Christmas to guarantee New Year’s luck?
B. Mince pie
C. Turkey and stuffing
D. Raisin cakes
Q: Bread sauce is typically flavored with what?
Q: What is the traditional Italian Christmas cake called?
B. Pound Cake
D. Chocolate cake
Q: When did candy canes first appear?
Q: What TV personality attends and eats three Christmas dinners so no one gets hurt feelings?
A. Parson Brown
C. Mrs. Clause
D. Vicar of Dibley
Vicar of Dibley
Q: Which German city holds a Stollen cake festival every year?
Q: Name the popular alternative to English Christmas pudding most often consumed in the US.
A. Figgy pudding
B. Bread pudding
C. Persimmon pudding
D. Vanilla pudding
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