Christmas Internet Scavenger Hunt

 
Questions

1. What do people in Spain do after midnight mass on Christmas Eve?
Internet Resource: Christmas in Spain 
http://www.santas.net/spanishchristmas.htm

 

2. How does Santa Claus travel from home to home in the United States?
Internet Resource: Christmas in the USA 
http://www.californiamall.com/holidaytraditions/traditions-america.htm  

 

3. Why do Christmas trees have to be imported into Greenland?
Internet Resource:  Christmas in Greenland 
http://www.whychristmas.com/cultures/greenland.shtml

 

4. What holiday is celebrated the day after Christmas in Ireland?
Internet Resource:  Christmas in Ireland 
http://whychristmas.com/cultures/ireland.shtml

 

5. Why is cotton used to decorate Christmas trees in Argentina?
Internet Resource:  Christmas in Argentina 
http://www.hispanic-culture-online.com/christmas-in-argentina.html

 

6. What animals help Santa get around in Australia? (Hint:  They're not reindeer!)
Internet Resource:  Christmas in Australia 
http://whychristmas.com/cultures/australia.shtml

 

7. What famous Christmas song was written in Austria?
Internet Resource:  Christmas in Austria 
http://www.santas.net/austrianchristmas.htm 

 

8. What do children often do at Christmas Eve church services in Ghana?
Internet Resource:  Christmas in Ghana 
http://whychristmas.com/cultures/ghana.shtml 

 

9. What is the tradition of Réveillon in France?
Internet Resource:  Christmas in France 
http://whychristmas.com/cultures/france.shtml 

 

10. What do Hungarians traditionally do on Christmas Eve?
Internet Resource:  Christmas in Hungary 
http://whychristmas.com/cultures/hungary.shtml 

 

11. What game is popular at Posada parties in Mexico during the holiday season?
Internet Resource:  Christmas in Mexico 
http://whychristmas.com/cultures/mexico.shtml 

 

12. What kind of cakes are traditionally eaten at Christmas in Scotland?
Internet Resource:  Christmas in Scotland 
http://www.santas.net/scottishchristmas.htm 

 

13. Who brings gifts to Ukrainian children at Christmas, and who is his helper?
Internet Resource:  Christmas in Ukraine 
http://www.santas.net/ukrainianchristmas.htm 

 

14. What instrument is often used to accompany carolers in Wales?
Internet Resource:  Christmas in Wales 
http://www.the-north-pole.com/around/wales.html

 

15. What do people do in Spain after the Christmas Eve midnight mass?
Internet Resource:  Christmas in Spain 
http://whychristmas.com/cultures/spain.shtml

 

16. What is the shape of the popular buche de Noel cake made in France at Christmas time?
Internet Resource:  Christmas in France 
http://www.the-north-pole.com/around/france.html 

 

17. What are the most popular Christmas tree decorations in China?
Internet Resource:  Christmas in China 
http://www.the-north-pole.com/around/china.html 

 

18. In Austria, a bell is rung after Christmas Eve dinner to signal the opening of a locked door.  What are children permitted to see for the first time behind the locked door?
Internet Resource:  Austria Holiday Traditions 
http://www.californiamall.com/holidaytraditions/traditions-austria.htm 

 

19. What does The Grinch have in his smile?
Internet Resource:  Lyrics to Mr. Grinch 
http://www.glassgrapes.com/grinch.html

 

20. Which President celebrated Christmas around the first indoor White House Christmas Tree?
Internet Resource:  The White House Historical Association 
http://www.whitehousehistory.org/whha_shows/holidays_christmas/index.html



 

 

 

 

 

 

Some content and questions borrowed and
modified from Pleasant Grove Elementary School.