Quiz: How Well Do You Know The History Of Christmas?

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Do you know the history of Christmas?

Christmas is one of the best holidays to celebrate ever! The holiday season is so fun and wonderful! Do you know Christmas' history?

 Dec 17, 2018

1 of 18Pick One:

Which king restored the popularity of Christmas after 1645?
King Charles II
King Hanford II
King Bellamue II

2 of 18Pick One:

Which famous author wrote "A Christmas Carol"?
William Shakespeare
Mark Twain
Charles Dickens

3 of 18Pick One:

The first _________ made in the United States was consumed in Captain John Smith's 1607 Jamestown settlement.
Eggnog
Candy Canes
Gingerbread Cookies

4 of 18Pick One:

True or false: From 1659 to 1681, the celebration of Christmas was outlawed in Boston.
False
True

5 of 18Pick One:

When did the Salvation Army begin sending Santa Claus-clad donation collectors out?
1890s
2000s
1990s

6 of 18Pick One:

Who started the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree tradition in 1931?
Construction Workers
Social Workers
Musicians

7 of 18Pick One:

What was the main Christian holiday celebrated before Christmas became so widespread?
St. Patrick's Day
Easter
Independence Day

8 of 18Pick One:

True or false: Christmas wasn't declared a federal holiday until June 26, 1870.
False
True

9 of 18Pick One:

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Christmas began as a holiday to celebrate the _______ of Jesus Christ.
Resurrection
Baptism
Birth

10 of 18Pick One:

According to the Bible, how many men brought gifts to Jesus when he was born?
5
4
3

11 of 18Pick One:

Which equinox is historically connected to Christmas landing on December 25th each year?
Winter Equinox
Spring Equinox
Autumn Equinox

12 of 18Pick One:

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Which country is credited with starting the Christmas tree tradition?
America
Germany
Italy

13 of 18Pick One:

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True or false: In history, Santa Claus has NOT also been known as Saint Nicholas, Kris Kringle, or Father Christmas.
False
True

14 of 18Pick One:

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Throughout history, mistletoe has become known for what?
Divinity
Romance
Music

15 of 18Pick One:

Where have Christmas stockings usually always been placed throughout history?
Above the fireplace
At the foot of the Christmas tree
In the mailbox

16 of 18Pick One:

What is the world's oldest Christmas song?
All I Want for Christmas Is You
Joy to the World
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

17 of 18Pick One:

When did decorating Christmas trees with ornaments begin?
1800s
1700s
1600s

18 of 18Pick One:

Which country started the tradition of using Advent Calendars in the mid-19th century?
Germany
England
Mexico
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Who doesn't love holiday time? Eggnog, gingerbread cookies, and candy canes are only the beginning! There are so many holiday treats to enjoy on Christmas Eve and Christmas day like hot chocolate with marshmallows and the chocolate chip cookies that young children like to leave out for Santa! Have you ever taken the time to reflect upon how Christmas came to be such an epic and amazing holiday to this day? Nowadays, when people ask each other about what their favorite holiday is, most folks would easily and quickly say, "Christmas!" The holiday spirit around Christmas time is so wonderful and fun! Christmas trees and ornaments are part of the holiday decoration that most families invest in, but where did Christmas trees originate from? What about mistletoe? Mistletoe is a cute little plant that only comes out around Christmas time and it is hung from ceilings! Do you know what mistletoe is historically related to between people? There are so many Christmas facts to know about and keep up with when it comes to taking the time to learn about and think about Christmas' origins! Christmas will always be one of the most fun holidays to prepare for because buying gifts for friends and family is so amazing and it provides such a selfless feeling! Do you know about where the origins of gift giving on pleasant Christmas mornings even came from in the first place? It is a wonderful biblical story that most of us probably already know about!