Christmas - In France, Spain, Germany and Italy

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Christmas Quiz

Find out how much you know about festive traditions across Europe. 6 questions ahead.

Smoked salmon


What do French people eat for Christmas?

Three kings


Who brings the Christmas presents?



When do German children open their presents?



Why do Italian Christmas sweets contain nuts?


Spanish starter

Buñuelos de bacalao (Catalan: Bunyols de bacallà): discover the ingredients


German main

Weihnachtsgans: discover the ingredients

Le gratin dauphinois

French side dish

Le gratin dauphinois: discover the ingredients

Christmas-style zuccotto

Italian dessert

Christmas-style zuccotto: discover the ingredients


Christmas elsewhere on the BBC

Mince pies - Recipes

BBC Food

Christmas recipes and menus


Make your own pop-up Christmas card

Class Clips

Videos about the history of Christmas

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