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  1. 2. A religious folk song or popular hymn, particularly one associated with Christmas. Also an old lady's name.
  2. 4. A large bird in the genus Meleagris, native to the Americas. Also a country.
  3. 5. The name of Sinterklaas's white horse.
  4. 8. Both Sinterklaas's and Santa Claus's entrance into your home.
  5. 9. Dutch word for the whip bad children (used to) get hit with by Sinterklaas' helpers.
  6. 10. A broad category of baked goods, typically flavored with ginger, cloves, nutmeg or cinnamon and sweetened with honey, sugar or molasses.
  7. 11. Sinterklaas's helper. Also a Dutch name.
  8. 12. A plant, which is part of common Christmas decorations. If you stand underneath is, you need to kiss.
  9. 15. A potato pancake fried in oil, usually eaten during Hanukkah.
  10. 16. Sinterklaas's hat.
  11. 18. The German word for mulled wine, a beverage usually made with red wine along with various mulling spices and sometimes raisins. It is served hot or warm and is alcoholic.
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  1. 1. "Deck the halls with boughs of ...."
  2. 3. Small, round, cookie-like confectioneries with a crispy texture, traditionally associated with the early December Sinterklaas festivities.
  3. 6. How Antiochus IV Epiphanes was called in Syria. Translates to "mad man".
  4. 7. A word associated with Sinterklaas. Something to do with a rooster. Rhymes with the Dutch word for small shoe.
  5. 9. Santa Claus's favourite red-nosed reindeer.
  6. 11. Something (almost) all kids get during the holiday season.
  7. 13. The (ninth) candle used to light the other eight candles during Hanukkah
  8. 14. A rich, sweetened, dairy-based beverage, usually consumed over the Christmas season.
  9. 17. White stuff that is covering everything outside in the winter season. Also cold.