119 Christmas Trivia Questions To Test Your Festive Knowledge
Christmas day can be long, especially if you are hosting. Up early opening presents with the kids, preparing food and drinks for the day, and then trying to stay interested as your in-laws ramble on about their latest holiday overseas. It can be hard to keep everyone entertained and on the straight and narrow (nobody wants uncle Dave talking politics), but one way you can keep everyone actively engaged is with Christmas trivia questions.
Find out how much everyone really knows about Christmas and the festive season by having a Christmas quiz. It’s a fun activity that everyone can get involved with (even the kids) and lets family members and friends show off their superior Christmas knowledge. Questions cover a whole range of different festive affiliated subjects, including movies, songs, food, customs, and folklore surrounding December 25th.
To help you organize a fantastic family Christmas quiz with a wide selection of questions, we’ve come up with the best Christmas trivia questions for your Christmas day quiz, divided into different categories to make things a little easier. And of course, we have included the answers to make sure there are no disputes.
119 Christmas Trivia Questions To Test Your Festive Knowledge
Christmas Trivia Folklore Questions
There are many Christmas traditions and folklore surrounding the festive season. These make for great trivia questions and are a great way to ease into any Christmas quiz.
1. What are the two other most popular names for Santa Claus?
Kris Kringle and Saint Nick.
2. What is Frosty the Snowman’s nose made of?
3. What country has the tradition of filling children’s clogs with candy and treats on December 5th?
4. How many ghosts show up in A Christmas Carol?
5. What should you do under the mistletoe?
6. What do people traditionally put on top of a Christmas tree?
7. How many candles should go on an advent wreath?
8. What is the name of Scrooge’s dead business partner?
9. Which country started the tradition of putting up a Christmas tree first?
10. What country has the tradition of filling children’s clogs with treats and candies on December 5th?
11. What do you traditionally leave out for Father Christmas on Christmas eve?
Milk and cookies.
Christmas Trivia Movie Questions
What better trivia question is there than one focusing on movies or film stars? There are literally hundreds of Christmas movies providing dozens of great Christmas trivia movie questions. While some movies fully embrace Christmas, like National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation and It’s a Wonderful Life, others are merely set during the festive season, like action classics Die Hard and The Last Boy Scout. Whatever your thoughts, you are sure to find some great movie questions below that will test even the biggest film buff.
12. In the opening scene of A Charlie Brown Christmas, the characters are seen doing which well-known winter activity?
13. The movie Miracle on 34th Street is based on a real-life department store. What is it?
14. What is Eddie’s dog’s name in National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation?
15. A Charlie Brown Christmas is based on what comic strip?
16. James Stewart stars as who in the Christmas classic It’s a Wonderful Life?
17. What was the real name of the character Tim Allen plays in The Santa Clause?
18. What is the name of the last ghost that visits Scrooge in A Christmas Carol?
The Ghost of Christmas Yet To Come.
19. In Home Alone, where are the McCallisters going on vacation when they leave Kevin behind?
20. What’s the name of the main villain in The Nightmare Before Christmas?
21. What song does Lucy ask Schroeder to play on his piano in A Charlie Brown Christmas?
22. Which Hollywood actor played six different roles in The Polar Express?
23. In the Christmas movie, How The Grinch Stole Christmas, the Grinch was described with three words. What are they?
Stink, stank, stunk.
24. What is the highest-grossing Christmas movie of all time?
The Grinch (2018).
25. In the movie, It’s A Wonderful Life, what happened every time a bell rang?
An angel got his wings.
26. What is Ralphie’s little brother’s name in the movie A Christmas Story?
27. In the movie Elf, what was the first rule of The Code of Elves?
Treat every day like Christmas.
28. What character and from what movie is the quote: “Dear Lord Baby Jesus, I want to thank you for this wonderful meal, my two beautiful sons, Walker and Texas Ranger, and my red-hot smokin’ wife, Carley.”
Ricky Bobby from Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby.
29. What’s the name of the comedian who plays the Grinch in How The Grinch Stole Christmas?
Christmas Trivia Music Questions
As well as movies, music is big at Christmas. Along with all the traditional Christmas tunes and modern reworkings, you have Mariah Carey’s iconic “All I Want for Christmas Is You.” It’s a banger. Below are some tricky music-related Christmas questions that will provide a few blank stares come Christmas.
30. In the song, “Last Christmas,” who does the singer give their heart to?
31. Name the famous Christmas ballet.
32. In the song “Twelve Days of Christmas,” what is given on the seventh day?
33. Elvis isn’t going to have a white Christmas he’s going to have a…
34. In total, how many gifts were given in “The Twelve Days of Christmas”?
35. What did the other reindeer not let Rudolph do because of his shiny red nose?
Join in any reindeer games.
36. Who wrote the popular Christmas song “Frosty The Snowman?”
Walter Rollins and Steve Nelson.
37. In the song “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus” underneath the mistletoe, where did mommy tickle Santa Claus?
Underneath his beard.
38. What was the original title of “The Little Drummer Boy?”
“Carol of the Drum.”
39. What famous Christmas carol became the first song ever broadcast from space?
40. In 1946, Nat King Cole recorded a hit with a song about “chestnuts roasting over an open fire.” What is the name of this song?
“The Christmas Song.”
41. Which Christmas carol includes these lines: “The stars in the sky/Look down where He lay/The little Lord Jesus/Asleep on the hay?”
“Away in a Manger.”
42. What words follow “Silent Night” in the song?
43. In Bing Crosby’s biggest musical hit, he dreams of what kind of Christmas?
44. What gift did the Little Drummer Boy give to the newborn Christ?
He played a song for him on his drums.
45. What popular Christmas song was actually written for Thanksgiving?
46. Which type of tree was the partridge sitting in, according to a well-known Christmas song?
47. Jimmy Boyd was 12 years old in 1952 when he scored a hit with a song about something that happened under the mistletoe. What is the name of this song?
“I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus.”
Christmas Trivia Food and Drink Questions
Food and drink are as important at Christmas as Santa and presents. It’s often a day when we overindulge and pay the price the following day. These food and drink questions cover a wide range of dinner topics and are a great way to learn more about what food and drink should be consumed during the festive season.
48. Which popular Christmas beverage is also called “milk punch?”
49. Which fairy tale served as an inspiration for the first gingerbread houses?
Hansel and Gretel.
50. Which continent does Christmas dinner favorite, the turkey, originate from?
51. Which alcohol is usually added to the base of Christmas trifles?
52. What name is given to small sausages wrapped in bacon, a staple at a British Christmas dinner?
Pigs in blankets.
53. Which country came up with the dessert ”White Christmas” made from coconut oil and dried fruit?
54. Why are Christmas candy canes red and white in color?
The white of the cane allegedly represents the purity of Jesus Christ. The red stripes, on the other hand, are for the blood he shed when he died on the cross.
55. What is the main course for a traditional Christmas dinner?
Turkey and stuffing.
56. Stollen is the traditional fruit cake of which country?
57. Which Christmas food is it considered good luck to eat on each of the 12 days of Christmas?
58. What would you be drinking if you had “Glühwein?”
59. Which country usually begins the festive season with a glass of Bombardino, a mixture of brandy and advocaat?
60. Which Swedish furniture company made the world’s biggest gingerbread man?
61. Which spirit is usually added to butter and served with Christmas Pudding?
62. Which country does eggnog originate from?
63. What is mulled wine made from?
Red wine, sugar, and spices.
64. Where do candy canes come from?
65. Why were coins added to Christmas pudding?
It was thought to bring good luck for the year ahead.
Christmas Trivia Religious Questions
Religion has a big part to do with Christmas. Whether you believe it or not, the story of baby Jesus and Christmas is rather fascinating and poses lots of great trivia questions.
66. Where was baby Jesus born?
67. How many wise men visited baby Jesus?
68. Who gave birth to Jesus?
69. What gifts did the wise men bring to baby Jesus?
Gold, incense, and myrrh.
70. Where does the Bible say Jesus was born?
In a manger.
71. How many days after the birth of Christ did Joseph and Mary give him the name Jesus?
72. Who spread the news about baby Jesus throughout Bethlehem?
73. What was the name of the prophet whom Christians believe predicted the birth of Mary’s boy child?
74. After leaving Bethlehem, to which country did Joseph, Mary, and Jesus travel?
General Trivia Christmas Questions
The best of the rest. These are questions that cover everything and don’t really fit into a certain category. Some you might know the answer to while others will certainly leave you stumped, but all make for a great Christmas quiz.
75. When was Christmas declared a federal holiday in the United States?
76. How many Scrabble points for the word “Christmas?”
77. In which Pacific Ocean island nation is Father Christmas known as Santa-san?
78. Every elf has this ornament on the tip of their shoes. Which ornament are we talking about?
79. Which president was the first to decorate the White House Christmas tree?
80. In what year was ‘A Christmas Carol’ by Charles Dickson published?
81. How does Santa Claus go back up the chimney to continue his journey of delivering gifts?
He places his finger on the side of his nose, and gives a smile and a nod.
82. When it comes to gift ideas, which plant often given as a Christmas gift has bright red and green leaves and is sometimes known as the Christmas flower?
83. Balsam, Douglas, Fraser, and Noble are all types of what?
84. In which modern-day country was St. Nicholas born?
85. Red and green are the two colors most associated with Christmas. Which are the two other colors, according to Christmas holiday trivia, that are also extremely popular in this season?
Gold and silver.
86. When does the Russian Orthodox Church celebrate Christmas?
87. Who invented the Christmas card?
88. Which country is the largest exporter of Christmas trees?
89. In Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol, what was the first name of Scrooge?
90. Which ocean is Christmas Island situated in?
91. If you were born on Christmas day, what’s your star sign?
92. Which was the last US state to declare an official holiday for Christmas?
93. Which U.S. president banned Christmas trees from the White House?
94. What did Frosty The Snowman do when a magic hat was placed on his head?
He began to dance around.
95. In which author’s novel is it “always winter but never Christmas?”
C.S. Lewis (The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe).
96. Which real-life person is Santa Claus based on?
The Christian Bishop Saint Nicholas.
97. What Christmas decoration takes its name from the old French word “estincelle” meaning spark?
98. Where does Santa Clause live?
The North Pole.
99. How many reindeer pull Santa’s sleigh?
100. One famous Christmas tradition involves Santa Claus giving “what” to naughty kids for Christmas.
A lump of coal.
101. How do you say “Merry Christmas” in Spanish?
102. What do you call a group of people who go from door to door singing Christmas songs?
103. Which department store is said to have created Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer?
Rudolph was created in 1939 by Robert L. May as an advertising gimmick for Montgomery Ward.
104. How many times does Santa check his list before making deliveries?
105. What was the first company that used Santa Claus in advertising?
106. Three of Santa’s reindeer’s names begin with the letter “D.” What are those names?
Dancer, Dasher, and Donner.
107. What do traditional Ukrainians put on their Christmas tree for good luck?
A spider’s web.
108. Who is the patron saint celebrated on the 26th of December?
109. Which country donates the Christmas tree for London’s Trafalgar Square?
110. Who created Rudolph, the most popular reindeer of Santa Claus?
Robert L. May created Rudolph in 1939 when he wrote a Christmas-themed story poem to attract customers to his department store.
111. “Wassailing” is the old tradition that is now more commonly known as what?
112. Who invented electric Christmas lights?
113. Which of Santa’s reindeer is named after another animal?
Vixen (another name for a female fox).
114. Canada, Australia, the U.K., and most other Commonwealth countries officially celebrate the day after Christmas as what holiday?
115. Which is the most famous Christmas ballet of all time?
116. Who was the first person to wear a tailored Santa costume and walk around the store, distributing gifts?
James Edgar in 1890.
117. When was the first tree put up at the Rockefeller Center?
118. How many candles are on an Advent wreath?
Four. One lit for each week.
119. Where did the term “Xmas” originate?
X is the abbreviation of the Latin word “chi,” which means Christ. In Greek writing, Christ is written as an X (chi) with a P over the top (meaning rho) ☧.
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