Christmas Things

Based on the clues, name these things you might see around Christmas time.
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Last updated: April 4, 2016
First submittedDecember 9, 2012
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Clue
Answer
Plant that people kiss underneath
Mistletoe
Santa's mode of transportation
Sleigh
Noisemaker used on this vehicle
Sleigh Bells
Santa's toymakers
Elves
Animals that haul Santa around
Reindeer
One of two decorations commonly
placed atop a Christmas Tree
Angel
The other one
Star
Creamy Christmas beverage
Eggnog
Red flower that is mildly toxic
Poinsettia
Decorative cord wrapped around
a Christmas tree
Garland
Clue
Answer
Depiction of the birth of Jesus
Nativity Scene
Footwear stuffed with presents
Stockings
What baby Jesus laid inside
Manger
Christmas ring made of evergreen branches
Wreath
Calendar used to count days until Christmas
Advent Calendar
Deck the halls with boughs of this
Holly
Red and white striped peppermint candy
Candy Canes
Person-shaped cookie
Gingerbread Man
Silvery material sometimes used
to decorate a tree
Tinsel
Oft-ridiculed Christmas dessert with
a very long shelf life
Fruitcake
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Level 54
Dec 5, 2012
Liked this trying to feel Christmasy and this helped a little. MIssed two and put in every version of Christmas Cake/ Cake I could think of (even Brownie cake as that's where my daughter makes ours!), but missed the answer, any chance of some alternatives being accepted please?
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Level 50
Jul 2, 2014
You're nutty as a fruitcake!
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Level 42
Dec 12, 2016
In the U.K. I have only heard it called Christmas Pudding. Christmas Cake is usually quite generic and covers a wide range of different types of cake.
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Level 70
Dec 12, 2016
Christmas Pudding and Christmas Cake are two completely different foods...... both delicious. Christmas Pud is usually served after Christmas Dinner, whereas Christmas Cake is at tea-time or anytime and with luck some left over for boxing day etc.
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Level 58
Oct 16, 2017
Why is the fruitcake ridiculed?
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Level 75
Dec 4, 2019
Because it's gross
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Level 20
Dec 5, 2012
Great quiz. :D!
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Level 27
Dec 5, 2012
Bleh...fruitcake...i'm barfing already
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Level 78
Oct 16, 2017
I love fruitcake.
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Level 57
Dec 5, 2012
My grandma's fruitcake is delicious.
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Level 78
Oct 16, 2017
I love fruitcake.
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Level 29
Nov 7, 2017
I call fruitcake a fruitcake, but i call a christmas pudding (which usually has a slightly different recipe and shape) a pudding.
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Level 18
Dec 5, 2012
Oh yeah, 100%!!
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Level 37
Dec 5, 2012
can we accept different spellings for the flower? i spelled it pointsetta and pointsettia...didn't realize there is no t in the middle.
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Level ∞
Dec 9, 2012
Okay, I added some more allowed spellings.
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Level 44
Dec 5, 2012
According to this quiz, on a holiday celebrating Jesus' birth, approximately 90% of christmas traditions have absolutely nothing to do with Jesus' birth.
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Level 22
Dec 6, 2012
well ... yea. christmas isn't really about jesus anymore. it's more about santa and presents and trees
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Level 28
Dec 11, 2014
You've got the wrong idea. Christmas is and always will be about Christ's birth. Why people celebrate Christmas does not change history.
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Level 59
Dec 27, 2018
TH0R I'd like to see you try telling that to pagans!
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Level 62
Dec 10, 2014
depends on a country I guess :))
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Level 78
Mar 21, 2017
There are Christmas legends about holly, wreaths, mistletoe, candy canes, St. Nicholas, poinsettias, and advent wreaths that tie them in to baby Jesus - even presents in the stockings represent gifts from the Magi. I suspect most of the stories came about after the fact to Christianize them, but still, most are now tied one way or another to the Christ story.
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Level 70
Aug 26, 2018
Milk, that's exactly what I thought. Only three answers were connected with Christmas and I wonder why. Perhaps whoever set the quiz isn't a believer and knew nothing about, the Incarnation, Annunciation, visit of the Virgin Mary to her cousin Elizabeth, the Angel's appearence to the shepherds on the hillside, visit of the Wise Men or the attempt of the evil Herod to spoil the party and how it was thwarted etc., all of which would have fitted the theme better than a fictional old geezer in a red suit, stockings, decorations and all the nonsense that goes with them.
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Level 75
Jan 13, 2020
^ Ha ha, the irony of that last statement!
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Level 75
Jan 15, 2020
This quiz isn't specifically about the Christian holiday of Christmas. This quiz is about Christmas in general, the instructions even say "name these things you might see around Christmas time.".

What's wrong with that?
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Level 71
Apr 21, 2020
I don't think you quite understand how "Christmas" works...
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Level 75
Apr 25, 2020
How Christmas "works"? What is that supposed to mean?

I understand that Christians slapped their own mythology onto a preexisting festival and claimed it for themselves, and now some of them make a fuss about non-Christians who decide to celebrate at that same time of year if that's what you mean.
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Level 75
Mar 11, 2020
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Level 66
Dec 7, 2012
I would also accept clogs for stockings, but apparently I'm secretly dutch.
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Level 18
Dec 25, 2012
EXCUSE ME. I believe 'bells' should be acceptable for 'sleigh bells', as you already stated that it was the noisemaker used on 'Santa's mode of transportation' which is just repeating yourself. Please fix this.
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Level 75
Dec 23, 2016
I typed "bell" and "sleigh bell" ... before realising an 's' had to be appended
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Level 77
Dec 31, 2012
Never heard of an advent calendar, got all the others those.
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Level 28
Dec 11, 2014
Advent marks the beginning of the new liturgical year for Catholics. It is a time of repentance and preparation for Christmas (similar to the period of Lent for Easter). There are four Sundays of Advent and an advent wreath with four candles (3 purple, 1 pink) symbolizes this. Usually a white candle is placed in the middle to be lit on Christmas day. The first candle (purple) represents hope, the second (purple) represents peace, the third (pink) represents joy, the fourth (purple) represents love, and the white candle represents Christ. The color purple represents Christ's Divinity and royalty as He is King of the Universe, while the pink represents His humanity and humility as He became incarnate and was born of woman. The wreath's circular shape represents eternity while the evergreen pines represent life. It's all symbolic. And that is the long explanation of why an Advent Calendar counts the days until Christmas.
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Level 28
Dec 19, 2016
@HelenO Good to know, though I never said it didn't. Only stated that Advent marks the beginning of the new liturgical year for Catholics, which it does. :)
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Level 79
Feb 3, 2013
O, Christmas things, o, Christmas things, why couldn't I recall Poinsettia?
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Level 19
Mar 29, 2013
love this quiz
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Level 20
Apr 16, 2013
99% got mistletoe, but only 60% get poinsettia? Umm, the poinsettias are only in like, every Christmas store at Christmas?
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Level 71
Apr 30, 2014
I believe most people had trouble spelling the word - or maybe, like it was the case for me for many years, they know the plant, but just not its name.
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Level 65
Dec 11, 2016
In Poland, around the Christmas time, we call them the Bethlehem Star
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Level 78
Oct 16, 2017
I love that name and wish they were called that in the US. (It would be much easier to spell, too.)
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Level 67
Feb 20, 2020
We call it a christmas-star, which seeing it in english now, suddenly look very silly. (You know when sometimes certain words you learned when you are very young, suddenly later in life you see what the word is actually comprised of)
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Level 32
Dec 4, 2013
Can you not accept Christmas cake or pudding as an acceptable answer?
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Level 71
Apr 30, 2014
Sigh. I knew most of those, but couldn't remember the words in English, such as tinsel and stockings. Sleigh bells and holly, though, I don't think I would have remembered no matter what.
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Level 83
May 19, 2014
The flowers of a poinsettia are actually yellow. The red is just some of the leaves.
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Level 64
Dec 10, 2016
Yeah! Good point!
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Level 48
Nov 3, 2014
Nobody in the UK says they put an "angel" on top of the Christmas tree (well, not anyone I know, anyway). They all say "fairy". You should probably accept that.
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Level 58
Dec 10, 2014
+1 for fairy.
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Level 44
Jun 10, 2015
Yes, fairy.
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Level 70
Dec 12, 2016
+5
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Level 59
Dec 14, 2016
yes fairy has to be in there.
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Level 40
Dec 10, 2014
Could you maybe accept just "bells" or "jingle bells" for the noise-maker one?
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Level 69
Dec 10, 2014
Agree. Jingle bells are sleigh bells (I checked the definition at wikipedia).
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Level 45
Dec 10, 2014
I tried "jingle bells" first too. Maybe you could accept it in addition to sleigh bells, or maybe even just bells.... Fun quiz!
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Level 80
Dec 10, 2014
I put this kind of thing atop my tree ;) : http://img.2ememain.be/f/normal/196909634-fleche-doree-pour-sapin-sect-noel.jpg
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Level 59
Dec 10, 2014
I tried typing in sleighbell but it didn't work.
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Level 63
Dec 12, 2014
Aaah stockings... I kept trying boots because that's the tradition here for December 6th.
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Level 46
Dec 17, 2014
change his quiz! this quiz is a quizb! every alien on Planet Charlotte loves fruitcake!
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Level 78
Oct 16, 2017
I love fruitcake.
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Level 83
Feb 6, 2015
The flowers of poinsettias are actually yellow. The red/white/pink leaves aren't the flower itself. - Still, I guess saying "a red flower" is correct, as flower can refer to the whole flowering plant as well. (Except that it really can be white or pink too.)
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Level 70
Dec 12, 2016
Run that past me again!
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Level 44
Jun 10, 2015
Why is fruit/Christmas cake ridiculed in America? I've never heard if this and am curious. I love a rich, fruity Christmas cake, but I don't ice mine as it makes it too sickly.
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Level 70
Jul 11, 2015
Anyone that ridicules Fruit Cake has obviously never had a good one. They are delicious and as there is brandy (or rum) involved with all the dried fruit etc. they last for quite a while (not too long in our house though).
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Level 70
Aug 7, 2015
It's the sort of cake that's not to everyone's taste, as it's not sickly sweet & can't be gobbled up. And although I've never made one, from what I understand it's easy to make a bad fruitcake. Personally, I'm not crazy about them because I don't like the dried & candied fruits that are used in them.
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Level 78
Oct 16, 2017
I love fruitcake.
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Level 67
Aug 6, 2018
Fruitcake is not specific to Christmas in the UK - it can be eaten at any time. Christmas cake is a kind of fruitcake eaten at Christmas, and covered with marzipan and icing. I have never heard of fruitcake being mocked - is that an American thing? There is a saying "Nutty as a fruitcake", because (UK) fruitcakes often contain nuts such as almonds, but it's not the cake that is being mocked.
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Level 70
Aug 22, 2015
I also like 'Stollen', we have a German Cake Shop near and the Stollen at Christmas is always enjoyed. Also it too lasts quite well (if it gets the chance)
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Level 34
Aug 28, 2015
I would just like to say that the question for the "noisemaker" indicates the answer should be a singular noun, however, on typing just "sleigh bell" it would not accept the answer. This question is very misleading, and should indicate that the answer is plural
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Level 59
Aug 29, 2015
I don't think many people wrap garland around a Christmas tree. It's more something you hang on the rafters or on a banister.
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Level 71
Oct 2, 2015
Bah humbug
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Level 63
Oct 7, 2015
Could you make this quiz a little more international? Outside of America, we use tinsel, which is technically a garland, to decorate a tree, but no one would ever call it a garland, and I had no idea it was even a garland until I just looked it up. And who ridicules fruit cake? In the UK, it's a completely normal thing, and at Christmas, it's exclusively called "Christmas cake", so that should at least be accepted as an alternative answer.
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Level 79
Apr 4, 2016
Gingerbread still doesn't work. The question is fill-in-the-blank, but it only accepts "gingerbread man" as an answer.
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Level 25
Oct 20, 2016
Jingle bells?? Please?
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Level 45
Oct 23, 2016
Christmas cake should be accepted.
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Level 81
Dec 10, 2016
It's the most wonderful time...to drink beer.
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Level 76
Dec 10, 2016
Never heard of garland used in terms of a christmas decoration. I hear it for flowers and such but never christmas. I'm from Australia so that one was the only one I didn't get. Tried every version of christmas lights I could think of as that's what I thought it was referring to.
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Level 53
Dec 10, 2016
Agree with fruitcake. I live in NZ and it ain't ridiculed over here, at least not in our family (I love fruitcake). Also, can you accept bell as well as bells (when it didn't accept it I started thinking is there another noisemaker on the sleigh)? As for garland, never heard it used in this context
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Level 78
Oct 16, 2017
I love fruitcake.
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Level 64
Dec 10, 2016
Loved the footwear clue! Very creative descriptions😃
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Level 67
Dec 10, 2016
I've never heard of poinsettias having anything to do with Christmas, but I guess enough people have gotten it right that it must just be me. So what DO they have to do with Christmas?
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Level 78
Mar 21, 2017
Google it for the long explanation of the legend. Their US history goes back to Joel Roberts Poinsett, the first ambassador to Mexico under Pres. Madison, who saw the plants and sent them back to his hothouse in the US. From there they spread and became popular. Poinsett's date of death, Dec. 12, became National Poinsettia Day in his honor, a day to enjoy the plant, and as it occurs during the Christmas season the red plant became synonymous with the holiday.
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Level 37
Dec 10, 2016
Perfect Christmas quiz. Thanks! I got them all with 2 minutes to spare. In the Christmas Spirit for sure... wish there were more of these themed type for Christmas.... Maybe some about Christmas Movies, or Christmas Songs?
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Level 64
Dec 10, 2016
Since when is a garland made of cord? I thought they were made of branches and twigs and all that kind of rubbish?
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Level 60
Nov 15, 2018
Only one I missed. Also thrown off by "cord".
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Level 53
Dec 11, 2016
Still not changed that fruitcake clue? Come one - sub in a different question please. Christmas cake is not ridiculed so just changing the answer doesn't work. I tried Panettone! Maybe that should be accepted. Also - 'garland'? No, never would have got that.
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Level 72
Dec 12, 2016
It should be changed to suit you. Where i come from it is ridiculed but it's more important to suit where you come from. Christmas cake is the ultimate bad gift or treat to bring
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Level 70
Dec 12, 2016
One of my favourite things at Christmas is Christmas cake, if anyone in Jetpunkland doesn't want theirs I'll gladly take it off their hands.
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Level 78
Oct 16, 2017
I love fruitcake.
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Level 20
Dec 12, 2016
nice n easy festive quiz - superb!
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Level 42
Dec 12, 2016
You don't wrap a garland around a Christmas tree you wrap it around a stair railing or some such but not a tree, the answer should be Christmas lights, not garland.
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Level 58
Oct 16, 2017
Is gingerbread man a particularly-Christmassy thing in America? I've never heard of any Christmas associations before (in the UK).
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Level 49
Oct 16, 2017
How exactly are gingerbread men Christmassy?
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Level 78
Jun 16, 2018
In the US some families bake gingerbread man cookies and hang them on the Christmas tree or share with others in holiday cookie exchanges. We also build gingerbread houses with elaborate candies and icing.
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Level 60
Oct 16, 2017
Yeah I agree with others - you should accept fairy and you should also accept Christmas Pudding or Christmas cake - we never just call either of them fruitcake in the UK
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Level 78
Oct 16, 2017
Have I mentioned that I love fruitcake?
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Level 70
Nov 17, 2017
Yes, me too. The people that don't like Christmas Cake just have poor cooks that can't make a decent one.
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Level 27
Oct 26, 2017
did anyone else get completly confused by the 3rd clue, or was i just being stupid?
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Level 68
Nov 17, 2017
Fruit cake isn't a dessert. It's a cake. The traditional dessert, which has an equally long shelf life, is Christmas pudding (or plum pudding, if you like).
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Level 28
Dec 4, 2017
Could you make it accept 'Christmas pudding' for the one that says 'fruit cake'? I don't know anyone who has fruitcake at Christmas, in England we have Christmas pudding!
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Level 60
Dec 25, 2017
please leave it "fruitcake". I don't know anyone in America who has even said the words "Christmas pudding" let alone knows what it is. see how that sounds?
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Level 78
Jun 16, 2018
Why not accept both? We shouldn't limit answers to US holiday customs only.
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Level 83
Jun 29, 2018
What kind of messed up Christmas is this? Where is the midnight carol service and the traditional charity parcels? It’s Christmas cake or Dundee cake or Christmas pudding. ‘Fruit cake’ is not a seasonal foodstuff as such. It is eaten all year round. Since when was eggnog a Christmas tradition? (Except, maybe, as some kind of purgative!)
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Level 21
Jul 27, 2018
"Where's the eggnog"
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Level 28
Aug 26, 2018
Can't wait til Christmas #2018!
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Level 73
Aug 21, 2019
I reckon you should allow Christmas pudding, which is what Brits call the fruitcake that's eaten at Christmas.
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Level 73
Nov 9, 2019
Garland is very US-centric.
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Level 67
Feb 20, 2020
Please accept jingle bells as an answer? Or not, but was surprised it was not accepted as the answer