125 Best Christmas Riddles With Answers (For Kids and Adults)

Christmas riddles and answers bring laughter and connection to your holiday celebrations.

What is always right in front of you but you can’t see it?

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Answer: Next Christmas!

Use Christmas riddles:

  • In the classroom
  • In the car
  • During Christmas events
  • For dinner time conversation
  • Whenever someone needs Christmas cheer

Fun Christmas Picture Riddles

First, use these word picture riddles and puzzles to find the Christmas-related answer!

Christmas picture riddles; puzzle

Gingerbread House


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Candy Cane

Silent Night

funny Christmas riddles; hard for adults and kids


North Pole

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funny Christmas what am I riddles


Santa Claus

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Best ‘What Am I?’ Christmas Riddles

Next, these rhyming ‘What am I?’ Christmas riddles will be a hit on any holiday occasion.

11. I’m a plant seen at Christmas, which people hang above. And then they stand beneath me and kiss someone they love. What am I?

Answer: Mistletoe

12. Climbing down these may often seem weird, but not when it’s this old man with a white beard. What am I?

Answer: Chimneys

13. I come with many colors, so beautiful and bright, I turn so many houses into a beautiful sight. What am I?

Answer: Christmas lights

14. Kids look forward to me being filled with toys and not rocks. I look like a giant person’s sock. What am I?

Answer: Christmas stocking

15. Santa Claus sits on me as he delivers his gifts. He can easily ride me through the snowdrifts. What am I?

Answer: A sleigh

16. I hide your gifts while displayed under the tree. Rip me off quickly to see what it could be! What am I?

Answer: Wrapping paper

17. I have an important job each Christmas night, I guide the sleigh that brings Santa while you are sleeping tight. What am I?

Answer: Reindeer

18. I’m Santa’s little helper, I’m loved by girls and boys. All throughout the year, I work hard building their toys. What am I?

Answer: An elf.

19. I’m round and I’m hung on the door to display, Christmas cheer all around until Christmas day. What am I?

Answer: A wreath

20. I get decorated and chopped, with a star up on top. What am I?

Answer: Christmas tree

21. You hang me with care on your tree every year, if you drop me I will break and may bring a tear! What am I?

Answer: Ornament

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22. I’m a colored strip used to decorate your tree, metallic and shiny is how to find me. What am I?

Answer: Tinsel

23. Counting down to Christmas with me can’t be beat, behind every door there lies a tasty treat. What am I?

Answer: Advent calendar

24. I am a festive and red Christmas plant. You may receive me or give me to your aunt! What am I?

Answer: Poinsettia

25. I am wrapped in colorful paper and bows. I sit beneath your Christmas tree’s glow. What am I?

Answer: Gifts

26. Twas the night before Christmas and all were asleep, except this man leaving gifts trying not to make a peep! Who am I?

Answer: Santa Claus

27. Among the ornaments, tinsel, and lights, I sit at the top of your tree with delight. What am I?

Answer: A Star

28. I’m made of snow when it’s cold and I’m brought to life with magic I’m told. Come out to play and you will see me with my broom and my hat. Who am I?

Answer: Frosty the Snowman (See more Snowman Riddles, Jokes & Puns)

29. I guide the way with my red glowing nose, so that Santa’s sleigh can know where it goes. Who am I?

Answer: Rudolph

30. I am Santa’s favorite cold drink. You can bet when he takes a sip he will wink. What am I?

Answer: Milk

31. Don’t forget to leave out a snack for the reindeer. They like this orange and crunchy vegetable when they appear! What am I?

Answer: Carrots

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32. I’m warm and cozy, but when you awake on Christmas morning, you hop out of me with all speed and no mosey. What am I?

Answer: Bed

33. You may visit me late on Christmas Eve, to sing and remember what Christmas truly means. What am I?

Answer: A church

34. Here carolers stand as they sing at your door, all about Christmas, Santa, and more. What am I?

Answer: Doorstep or porch

35. You get these in the mail around Christmas time, from loved ones and friends, with photos and words you will read to the end. What am I?

Answer: Christmas cards

36. I hide around the house, moving around each night. Santa sends me each year to see who’s naughty and nice. What am I?

Answer: Elf on the Shelf

37. You can hold me and shake me, but be careful I break. I have lots of snow, but it’s all fake. What am I?

Answer: A snow globe

38. I’m grumpy and green and I stole all the presents in one night. But then my heart grew and I made everything right. Who am I?

Answer: The Grinch

39. The inns were all full in this little town, so in a manger he was born into his crown. What am I?

Answer: Bethlehem


Christmas Food Riddles

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40. I’m a cookie you might like to eat, and some might say I’m a favored Christmas treat. I have brown arms, eyes, and don’t forget my feet. What am I?

Answer: A gingerbread man

41. Something has to be broken before you drink me. What am I?

Answer: Eggnog

42. I have feathers, a beak, and I am dressed. What am I?

Answer: Turkey

43. You’ll eat me with turkey to help fill up your belly. I sometimes come as a sauce and sometimes a jelly. What am I?

Answer: Cranberries

44. Visiting carolers may demand you to bring them some of this to keep them warm before they go. What is it?

Answer: Hot Chocolate

45. I’m decorated with icing and sprinkles galore, when you bite into me you will surely want more. What am I?

Answer: Christmas cookies

46. You eat me at Christmas with a big meal, I come from a pig and I rhyme with a yam. What am I?

Answer: Christmas ham

47. I am warm and hot, a drink that is sweet. Add marshmallows and enjoy this wonderful treat. What am I?

Answer: Hot Chocolate

48. I am striped red and white, the candy of Christmas time and a kids’ delight. What am I?

Answer: Candy Cane

49. I am a classic holiday dessert made with eggs, butter, sugar, and a certain type of nuts. What am I?

Answer: Pecan pie

50. I’m sweet and savory and often in a pie. I grow on a vine and am often served at the holiday time. What am I?

Answer: Pumpkin (See more Guess The Food Riddles)

51. I am a delicious side that is no surprise. I taste great as chips, mashed, and also as fries. What am I?

Answer: Potatoes

52. This chocolate baked good is a soft candy made from sugar, butter, and milk or cream. When you eat it, you will feel like you are in a dream. What is it?

Answer: Fudge

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53. I flavor candy canes, gum, and mints. Some say I’m spicy I have to admit. What am I?

Answer: Peppermint

54. I’m made of two colors and I look just like a hook. You’ll give me a lick but I’m not something you cook. What am I?

Answer: Candy cane

Related: Christmas Food Trivia Questions

55. I can be a log-shaped chocolate cake enjoyed as a Christmas dessert or burnt as part of a winter festivity. What am I?

Answer: Yule Log

56. A cake, icing, and candy make an edible dwelling place. What am I?

Answer: Gingerbread house

57. Use me to decorate your gingerbread home, unless you can’t help but taste my colorful and sugary dome. What am I?

Answer: Gumdrops

58. I have layers and am a colorful dessert with sponge cake, custard, and cream. What am I?

Answer: Trifle

59. I’m a sweet, small round candy and come in many colors. At Christmas time I stick with red and green. What am I?

Answer: M&M’s

60. I can make your house smell festive at Christmas time, stir me into your drink and I will make it taste even more fine. What am I?

Answer: Cinnamon

61. I’m important at Christmas and make desserts sweet, you would miss me if you didn’t find me in your favorite treat. What am I?

Answer: Sugar

62. I’m delicious with butter and most everyone likes it when I’m added to the Christmas meal. What am I?

Answer: Dinner roll

63. I am brown, big, and red all over. What am I?

Answer: A turkey with a scoop of cranberry sauce.

64. I’m white, fluffy, and creamy. I will make your Christmas trifle dreamy. What am I?

Answer: Whipped cream or custard

65. I’m a warm, spicy beverage often made with apples, oranges, and spices. I’m perfect for cold and wintery nights. What am I?

Answer: Wassail

Also, check out these Healthy but Delicious Christmas Treats!

Funny Christmas Riddles

Find more funny riddles about Santa and all things Christmas.

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66. What is red and white, red and white, and red and white again?

Answer: Santa Clause falling down a hill.

67. What kind of laundry detergent does Santa Claus prefer?

Answer: Yule Tide

68. What does the gingerbread man put on his bed instead of a blanket?

Answer: A cookie sheet

69. How do kids know when Santa is around?

Answer: They can sense his presents!

70. What always has needles but can never sew?

Answer: A Christmas tree

71. Which one of Santa’s reindeer can you see from outer space?

Answer: Comet

72. What tool does Santa use in his garden?

Answer: A Ho Ho Ho!

73. Why is Santa so good at karate?

Answer: Because he wears a black belt.

74. Why does the alphabet get shorter at Christmas time?

Answer: Because it has no L (NOEL)

75. Where does Santa Claus hang up his suit after delivering Christmas presents?

Answer: In the claus-et.

76. What’s the top of an egg called?

Answer: An eggnog

77. What’s Santa’s favorite candy?

Answer: Jolly Ranchers (Also an excellent Christmas team name!)

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78. Why was the math book sad at Christmas?

Answer: Because it has too many problems.

79. What do you call a disrespectful reindeer?

Answer: Rude-olph

80. What do you call the kind of pictures elves take?

Answer: Elfies

81. What kind of bug hates Christmas?

Answer: A humbug

82. What do you call a reindeer with three eyes?

Answer: reiiindeer

83. What was Santa’s favorite subject in school?

Answer: Chemistree

84. Which one of Santa’s reindeer is the fastest?

Answer: Dasher

85. What do elves learn in school?

Answer: The elf-abet

86. What is Santa’s favorite sandwich?

Answer: Peanut Butter & Jolly

87. What did Santa need when he sprained his ankle?

Answer: A candy cane

88. What did the salt say to the pepper on Christmas?

Answer: Seasonings Greetings!

89. What marks the end of Christmas?

Answer: The letter ‘s’.


Hard Christmas Riddles for Adults

Next, try out these harder Christmas riddles!

Christmas riddles for adults, santa

90. What do you get when you mix a weapon with a foot?

Answer: A mistletoe

91. What do you call a gym-loving snowman with a six pack?

Answer: An abdominal snowman

92. On Christmas Eve, Santa leaves his workshop to deliver presents. What direction does he travel?

Answer: South

93. When does Christmas come before Thanksgiving?

Answer: In the dictionary.

94. What do you call it after all the Christmas gifts have been opened on Christmas morning?

Answer: Christmess

95. If Santa Claus rides in a sleigh, and the 3 wise men traveled by camel, what do the elves ride in?

Answer: A minivan

96. You can catch me easily, especially during the holidays, but you can never throw me. What am I?

Answer: A cold

97. What is something that travels around the globe like Santa Claus, but yet never leaves its corner?

Answer: A postage stamp.

98. What type of fruit do you eat at Christmas that isn’t very healthy?

Answer: Fruitcake.

99. What did Mrs. Claus say to her husband when she looked up a the sky?

Answer: It looks like rain dear.

100. What did the husband buy his wife for Christmas when she said “nothing would make me happier than a diamond necklace”?

Answer: Nothing. Because it would make her happier than a diamond necklace.

101. Why does Lil Wayne love giving gifts?

Answer: He’s a good wrapper.

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102. Where do elves go to vote?

Answer: The North Poll

103. Where does Santa get his cup of joe?

Answer: Caribou Coffee

104. Where is Santa’s favorite place to shop?

Answer: Kohls! He always has coals cash.

105. How much did Santa pay for his sleigh?

Answer: Nothing, it was on the house.

106. If Santa’s five elves take five minutes to make five dolls, then how long do you think 100 elves will need to make 100 dolls?

Answer: Five minutes

107. Buddy and Hermey were both born on Christmas Eve. When Buddy was 6 years old, Hermey was half his age. If Buddy turns 100 years old this Christmas Eve, how old is Hermey going to be?

Answer: 97

Related: Christmas Traditions For Couples and Fun Christmas Eve Box Ideas

Christmas Carol and Song Riddles

family playing a guitar and singing

108. I am a catchy carol and a tune that likes to rhyme, I contain 12 gifts that come at Christmas time. What am I?

Answer: The 12 Days of Christmas Gifts Song

109. I am every parent’s favorite Christmas carol. What am I?

Answer: Silent Night

110. A ballet of yore and a character alright. I’m performed and enjoyed on Christmas night. I was written in Russia and I have music that makes you hum along. What am I?

Answer: The Nutcracker

111. What do fish sing at Christmas time?

Answer: Christmas corals

112. If a lion wrote a Christmas song, what would it be called?

Answer: Jungle Bells

113. What song do sheep sing at Christmas?

Answer: “Fleece Navidad!”

114. What two things are always wanted in December?

Answer: “All I Want For Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth”

115. What carol does a snake sing at Christmas?

Answer: SSSSsssssssilver Bells.

116. What’s a farmer’s favorite Christmas carol?

Answer: I’m Dreaming of a Wheat Christmas

117. What do you do when you decorate the entryways?

Answer: Deck the Halls

Fun Winter Riddles

Finally, enjoy snow and snowman riddles for the winter season!

snowmen outside

118. I drop from the sky and I’m much more beautiful than rain. There are not two pieces of me that’ll ever look the same. What am I?

Answer: Snow

119. What do you get if you cross a snowman and a vampire?

Answer: Frostbite

120. What do you call a snowman with a tan?

Answer: A puddle

121. Why was the snowman looking through carrots?

Answer: He was picking his nose.

122. I’m a sport played on frozen water, where players glide on skates and score goals. What am I?

Answer: Ice hockey

123. I’m a winter celebration in which candles are lit on a special candelabrum each night. What am I?

Answer: Hanukkah

124. Where do snowmen go to dance?

Answer: The snowball

125. What’s a snowman’s favorite breakfast?

Answer: Frosted Flakes

Related: Winter Bucket List and Christmas Icebreaker Questions

Christmas and winter riddles with answers; snowman; snow

Epic Christmas Games and Questions

Christmas Would You Rather

Would you rather…wear matching pjs or ugly Christmas sweaters with your family?

Add these lively Christmas would you rather questions to your favorite celebrations! Plus, grab the free printable!

Christmas Charades

Grab a free printable Christmas Charades List, split into teams, and start playing!

Christmas Scavenger Hunt

Free printable scavenger hunt for Christmas

Try this free Christmas Scavenger Hunt printable for extra holiday fun.

Christmas Trivia

Play Christmas Trivia and Christmas Song Trivia Questions at your next family game night this holiday season!

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What’s Next?

Enjoy using these Christmas riddles this year!

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