10 quiz questions to kick off your week – Scroll to the bottom for the answers

  1. Which country first started the tradition of putting up a Christmas tree?
  2. Born on Christmas Day 1984, which now-retired batsman is England’s all-time highest run scorer in Cricket?
  3. In folklore, which horned figure punishes badly behaved children at Christmas?
  4. What is traditionally hidden inside a Christmas pudding?
  5. In which country is it tradition to eat KFC for Christmas dinner?
  6. What flowering tree is known as NZ’s Christmas Tree?
  7. Who sings the song Step Into Christmas?
  8. Under what type of plant are people supposed to kiss at Christmas time?
  9. Which yacht race commences in Australia every Boxing Day?
  10. In what ocean would you find Christmas Island?



  1.  Germany
  2.  Alastair Cook (Sir Alastair Cook)
  3.  Krampus
  4.  A coin (a silver coin or six pence coin)
  5.  Japan
  6.  Pohutukawa
  7.  Elton John
  8.  Mistletoe
  9. The Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race.
  10. Indian Ocean