QUIZ: How well do you know Christmas traditions in the UK?

Do you know your yuletide from your yule log?

Find out just how into Crimbo you are with our quiz about UK Christmas traditions.

Whether you’re clued up about Santa like Buddy the Elf, or Ebenezer Scrooge knows more of Christmas than you, there’s no need to fret (remember the Grich’s heart grew 3x bigger in the end).

There’s a reason for all to be merry over the festive season and we’ve got all the inspo you need. Let’s dive into the quiz answers below!

Christmas in Liverpool

Christmas in LiverpoolA trip to the city of mince pie champions is definitely a must this Christmas! With the returning Christmas Markets, the festive light trail at Royal Albert Dock and the Rock ‘n’ Roll Panto Cinderella, Christmas magic is everywhere! Check out the après ski destination to be – Bar Hütte at Liverpool One. Eat, drink, dance, play games and even try your hand at karaoke. The fun doesn’t stop!

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Mistletoe across the UK

Mistletoe in Bushy Park LondonMistletoe can be found in abundance in the South and East Midlands, but would you believe that one of the best places to find it is London’s Bushy Park? Take a leisurely stroll down the grand avenue, where around 70 lime trees proudly display mistletoe. And to add to the magic, about 150 hawthorn trees, the ones that give Bushy its name, are also adorned with these lovely mistletoe clusters. It’s like nature’s own festive decorations, just waiting for you to enjoy!

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Christmas Day swim in Northern Ireland

Christmas Day swim in Northern IrelandA Christmas Eve or Christmas Day swim is a popular tradition in Northern Ireland, but you could give it a go at any time during the festive season! Helen’s Bay is one of the most popular locations chosen by residents for their festive swim. This is a certified way to make it a Christmas to remember!

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A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

The ballot for tickets to A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols at King’s College Cambridge is now closed. But if you were fortunate to bag yourself one, make a day of it in Cambridge! Head to Market Square to take in the Christmas lights (and do a bit of last-minute shopping) then try Parker’s Tavern for the best hot chocolate or mulled wine around!

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Boxing Day in Scotland

IRN-BRU CarnivalBoxing Day may have only been official in Scotland for 49 years, but there are still tons of ways to celebrate! Add a dash of excitement to your festive season at Europe’s largest indoor fun fair – IRN-BRU Carnival in Glasgow! With thrilling rides, fun fair games and a lively carnival atmosphere, this event promises an unforgettable experience for all ages. From the classic carousels to the heart-pounding roller coasters, there’s something for everyone. The IRN-BRU Carnival is where the magic of the season meets the thrill of the fair, making it an absolute must-visit this Christmas!

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The King’s Speech, filmed at Windsor Castle

Windsor CastleJoin the Christmas magic at Windsor Castle and see where the King’s Speech is filmed for yourself! This winter, the State Apartments are all dolled up for Christmas, and you won’t want to miss it. There’s a jaw-dropping 25-foot Christmas tree stealing the show in St George’s Hall, with hundreds of twinkling lights and charming ornaments – plucked straight from the enchanting Windsor Great Park. This year’s festive extravaganza is all about celebrating the 675th anniversary of the Order of the Garter, the oldest order of chivalry in Britain, born right in Windsor in 1348. This is a historical Christmas party like no other!

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Christmas Pantomimes

Christmas pantomime showPrepare for a laughter-filled, magical adventure with comedy superstars Lesley Joseph and Mike Doyle leading the way in Jack and the Beanstalk at New Theatre Cardiff! Joined by the incredible Aaron James, Denquar Chupak, Steve Arnott and Adam Bailey, this cast promises a star-studded performance that you won’t want to miss. Follow Jack as he faces the evil giant, seeks unimaginable riches, and fights for the love of his life, all with the help of some magic beans and plenty of audience participation.

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A White Christmas in Edinburgh

Snow in ScotlandEscape to the enchanting landscapes of Scotland this Christmas, where the promise of a white wonderland awaits! It’s been reported that the city of Edinburgh is the most likely to have a White Christmas in 2023. Picture rolling hills and historic castles adorned with a dusting of snow, creating a scene straight out of a holiday card. Whether you’re drawn to the festive markets in Edinburgh or the serene beauty of the Highlands, Scotland offers the perfect canvas for a magical white Christmas!

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