What are good holiday trivia questions?
These Christmas Trivia questions are perfect for your holiday family game night or a get-together with others. You’ll find unique questions and answers to test out your knowledge and get competitive with loved ones.
Family Christmas Quiz and Answers
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Christmas Movie Trivia Questions
Before you start, pick your hilarious Christmas team name. Then, test what you know about the most classic Christmas movies!
1. How many lights were on the Griswold’s house in Christmas Vacation?
2. Finish this line from How the Grinch Stole Christmas: “It came without packages,
boxes or __.”
3. In A Christmas Story, what gift does Ralphie receive from his aunt?
A pink bunny suit (See more movie trivia about A Christmas Story)
4. Finish this iconic line from It’s a Wonderful Life: “Every time a bell rings,
an angel gets his _.”
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5. Buddy the Elf sticks to the four main food groups: candy, candy canes, candy
corns and __.
6. Who was the bad guy Rudulph tried to avoid?
The Abominable Snowman
7. What’s the highest-grossing Christmas movie of all time?
8. Describe the Grinch in three words.
Stink, stank, stunk
9. How many ghosts are there in ‘A Christmas Carol?’
10. What did the other reindeer not let Rudolph do because of his shiny red nose?
Join in any reindeer games
11. What was the real name of the character Tim Allen plays in The Santa Clause?
Scott Calvin (SC)
12. In Home Along 2, what city does Kevin mistakenly get lost in?
New York City
13. Where does the Polar Express take the children?
14. In the story of A Christmas Carol, what is Scrooge’s first name?
15. What Christmas carol does the Peanuts gang sing at the end of “A Charlie Brown
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
16. “The best way to spread Christmas cheer is __.” -Elf
Singing loud for all to hear
17. What is the first rule of Christmas (According to Elf)?
The first rule of The Code Of The Elves states “Treat every day like Christmas”
18. What does Elf put on his spaghetti?
19. What toy does Buddy the Elf not like?
Jack in the Box (it always seems to scare him)
20. What does Santa say to Ralphie when he says he wants a BB gun for Christmas in The Christmas Story?
“You’ll shoot your eye out.”
21. In a Miracle on 34th St what parade does Kris Kringle fill in as Santa?
Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
22. What is the nickname of the pair of burglars that tries to break into the McCallisters’ home?
The Wet Bandits (Check out more: Home Alone Trivia)
23. In The Nightmare Before Christmas, what is Jack Skellington’s nickname in Halloween Town?
24. What’s the name of the Grinch’s dog?
25. What magical object did Bernard give Charlie in The Santa Clause
26. In The Santa Clause 2, what does Scott Calvin need to do in order to stay Santa?
27. What toy are two rival fathers searching for in Jingle All The Way?
Turbo Man (action figure)
28. In the short film, Olaf’s Frozen Adventure, what is Olaf in search of?
29. In the show, Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas, who is George trying to find a gift for?
The Man in the Yellow Hat
Christmas Carols Trivia Questions
Next, what do you know about your favorite Christmas songs?
30. In the song “Frosty the Snowman,” what made Frosty come to life?
An old silk hat
31. In the song Twelve Days of Christmas, what is given on the 10th day?
32. Finish the lyrics from Silent Night: “holy night, all is calm, all is _.”
33. In “I Saw __ Kissing Santa Claus,” who did the narrator see kissing Santa
Claus under the mistletoe?
34. True or false: “Jingle Bells” was always intended to be a Christmas song.
False! It was written for Thanksgiving
35. How many total gifts are given in the song of the 12 Days of Christmas?
364 (from Weird but True)
36. How old was the girl who sang “I want a Hippopotamus for Christmas”?
10 years old (from Weird but True)
37. Complete the song lyrics from “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing”
Peace on _________ and mercy mild, God and _________ reconcile.
Earth / sinners
38. True or False: The Christmas carol “Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire” was written during the summer.
True! During a summer heat wave.
39. Elvis is not going to have a white Christmas, he’s going to have a:
40. In the song “We Wish You A Merry Christmas”, what else do we wish for?
A Happy New Year
*Find much more trivia about Christmas songs >>
Easy Xmas Trivia for Kids
Next, these Christmas questions make for an excellent trivia quiz for young ones.
41. Santa Claus is married to who?
42. What snacks are typically left out for Santa on Christmas Eve?
Milk and cookies
43. What do you hang above the fireplace for Santa to stuff treats (or coal)?
44. Who has eyes made out of coal?
Frosty the Snowman
45. Who helps Santa make all the gifts?
46. True or False: All the countries in the world celebrate Christmas on December 25th.
47. “All I Want for Christmas is My Two _____ _____”
48. What storybook character tried to steal Christmas?
49. True or False: Christmas celebrates the birth of Jesus.
50. What does Santa ride on to get from house to house?
51. The Polar Express is what type of transportation?
52. Christmas is often called the “season of _______”
Christmas Trivia for Kids About Santa Claus
These questions feature holiday trivia just for kids that highlight their favorite tradition – Santa!
53. What items are left out for Santa on Christmas Eve?
Milk and cookies
54. What are the two other most popular names for Santa Claus?
Kris Kringle and Saint Nick
55. What are the names of Santa’s reindeer?
Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen, and Rudolph
56. How many times does Santa say “Ho”?
57. What is put into the stocking of a naughty child?
58. ‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all thro’ the house, not a creature was
stirring, not even a _.”
59. What does Santa say at the end of “A Visit from St. Nicholas” book?
Happy Christmas to all, and to all a goodnight!
60. Which real-life person is Santa Claus based on? (Use for older kids)
The Christian bishop St. Nicholas
61. What do kids in Sweden leave for Santa?
Coffee (Weird but True)
62. How many times does Santa check his list?
63. Typically, how does Santa enter a house?
Through the chimney
64. Where does Santa Claus live?
The North Pole
65. Santa’s belly shakes like a bowl full of _____.
66. St. Nicholas is the patron saint of _______.
Children, sailors, merchants, thieves, students
67. What is the traditional English name for Santa?
68. Santa is the personification of ________.
69. Santa’s suit is lined with what to keep warm?
70. To let Santa know what they want for Christmas, children do this _________.
Write a letter to Santa (grab a free letter to Santa template)
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Reindeer Trivia Quiz For Family or Friends
71. Which department store is credited for creating Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer?
72. Which reindeer is named after the German word “thunder”?
73. Which reindeer shares the same name as another holiday figure?
74. What food do children typically leave out for reindeer on Christmas Eve?
75. True or False: The reindeer pulling Santa’s sleigh are all girls
True (boy reindeer shed the antlers before winter)
76. What is another name for reindeer?
77. True or False: Reindeer can really fly.
78. What animal can make clicking noises with their knees to make it easier to stay in herd during a blizzard?
79. How many miles can North American reindeer migrate in a year?
3,000 miles (NWF)
80. What body part helps a reindeer warm the air they breathe?
Their nose (NWF)
Christmas Color Trivia Quiz and Answers
And finally, these Christmas trivia quiz questions highlight where our favorite colors come from.
81. Why are candy canes red and white?
The color white symbolizes the purity of Jesus and the color red symbolizes the blood that Jesus shed for us.
82. What is the color of the berries on mistletoe?
83. What are the two colors most associated with Christmas?
Red and green
84. What color is the Grinch?
85. This color is associated with Christmas because it was a gift presented to Jesus by the three wise men.
86. What is the main color of Advent, the time before Christmas, that Christians repent in anticipation for Jesus’ birth?
87. Silver is also a Christmas color associated with what holiday decoration?
88. What Christmas flower has red with green leaves and is typically given as a “good cheer” gift?
Religious Christmas Trivia Questions
To add meaning to your game, add in these questions about the birth of Jesus.
89. How many gifts were received at Jesus’ birth?
90. Where was baby Jesus born?
91. What did the wise men follow to find baby Jesus?
The Star of Bethlehem
92. According to legend, what holiday goodies were shaped to resemble a
shepherd’s staff, as a way to remind children of the shepherds who visited baby
Candy canes (they also started off as straight white sticks)
93. What does the word Noel mean in Latin?
94. Where was Jesus laid after he was born?
In a manger
95. What were the three gifts given by the wise men?
Gold, incense, myrrh
96. Who gave birth to Jesus?
97. Who appeared to tell Mary she was pregnant?
An angel (Gabriel)
98. Worldwide, the most popular time to go to church on Christmas is when?
99. True or False: Jesus was born on December 25th
False! (According to the Bible, Jesus was most likely born in the summertime)
Funny Christmas Trivia Game Questions
Next, these Christmas trivia questions are fun and a little silly.
100. How do you say Merry Christmas in Hawaiian?
101. What are you supposed to do when you find yourself under the mistletoe?
102. Who got ran over by a reindeer in a classic Christmas song?
103. How many sides does a snowflake have?
6 (Weird But True)
104. Which drink manufacturer is credited for popularizing Santa’s red and white outfit?
105. Which fairy tale was the inspiration behind the first gingerbread house?
Hansel and Gretel
106. True or False: The United States holds the Guiness World Record for the largest gingerbread house created?
107. True or False: There were protests to the song “Grandma Got Ran Over by a Reindeer”
108. What toy has magical powers and spies on children during the holiday season?
Elf on a Shelf
109. Which was the first US state to declare Christmas an official holiday?
110. Which was the last US state to declare Christmas an official holiday?
111. True or False: Witches are associated with the holiday season
True! (Italy & Norway both have witches in their holiday traditions)
112. What beverage is also known as “milk punch”?
113. What traditional Christmas decoration is also a parasitic plant?
114. What fashion trend is popular for parties but not popular outside of Christmas time?
Ugly Christmas sweaters
115. True or False: Holly and Mistletoe are the same thing
False (holly is an evergreen shrub with red berries and mistletoe is a growth with with white berries)
116. True or False: There is a record for the largest human Christmas tree.
True (4,030 participants)
Christmas Food Questions For Adults
How much do you know about holiday food? Let’s find out!
117. Which type of sweet bread is traditionally eaten on Christmas in European countries, especially Italy?
118. What food is considered good luck to eat on each of the 12 days of Christmas?
119. True or False: Sugar plums are a fruit
False (they are a type of candy!)
120. ‘Gluhwein’ is what kind of drink?
121. What food has a long shelf life and is popular during the holiday season but not many people like to eat it?
122. This herb is popularly used in coffees and desserts during the holiday season
123. The traditional Christmas feast includes what type of meat?
124. True or False: Fried Caterpillars is a traditional dish in South Africa
125. Christmas fudge consists of which three main ingredients?
Sugar, butter, milk
126. True or False: There is a candy cane pickle flavor
True (voted one of the worst flavors)
127. True or False: Fruitcake has alcohol in it
True (medium sherry, dark rum, whisky, brandy or orange-flavored liqueur)
*Find more Christmas Food Trivia Questions.
Christmas Traditions & Cultures Trivia
Next, learn more about cultural traditions around the world with these questions.
128. In Mexico, children celebrate Christmas by breaking…?
Pinatas (Weird but True)
129. Which country started the tradition of putting up a Christmas tree?
130. How do you say “Merry Christmas” in Spanish?
131. Originally from Mexico, this red and green plant is used to decorate homes.
132. What happens for the first person to find the pickle ornament on the Christmas tree on Christmas morning?
The first person to find the pickle on the tree would receive an extra present from Santa Claus or would be said to have a year of good fortune.
133. What did people put on their trees before Christmas lights?
Candles (Weird but True)
134. In Britain, if you eat this for 12 days, it is said to bring good luck.
Mince pie (Weird but True)
135. In the Southern Hemisphere, Christmas comes in the middle of…?
Summer (Weird but True)
136. According to the folklore of Austria and other countries, what horned figure
punishes naughty children at Christmastime?
137. What country was the first to add decorations to the evergreen tree?
138. True or False: The first evergreen tree decoration was a glass ornament
False! It was an apple
139. In Finland, families eat this for breakfast on Christmas morning
140. Central American families celebrate Christmas with what outdoor display?
141. In Japan, it’s common for families to go to this American fast food chain on Christmas
KFC (Kentucky Fried Chicken)
142. In Australia, instead of reindeer, these animals are sometimes used to pull Santa’s sleigh
143. Long ago, Greeks traditionally decorated ________ instead of trees.
144. In Venezuela, Santa does not bring the presents. Who does?
El Niño Jesus (baby Jesus)
145. True or False: Finnish children get to open their presents from Santa on Christmas Eve
True! Santa Claus lives so close he brings the presents early
146. In Russia, children are given presents not on Christmas day but on:
New Year’s Day (by Grandfather Frost)
Miscellaneous Christmas Trivia Questions
Next, test your general knowledge about Christmas with these questions!
147. What country first invented eggnog?
148. Which U.S. state was the first to declare Christmas an official holiday?
149. Who wrote, “Christmas doesn’t come from a store, maybe Christmas perhaps
means a little bit more?”
150. What Christmas decoration was originally made from strands of silver?
151. What is the most popular tree topper?
152. What Christmas greenery do you kiss underneath?
153. What Christmas-themed ballet premiered in Saint Petersburg, Russia in 1892?
154. How do you shorten the word ‘Christmas’?
Xmas. Origins from the mid-1500s and the Greek letter X, which is the first letter
in the Greek word for Christ: Χριστός.
155. What Christmas activity became popular by the story of Hansel & Gretel?
Making gingerbread houses
156. How much money do U.S. stores make in sales during the holiday season?
More than 600 billion (according to Weird But True)
157. In what state resides the town of “Santa Claus”?
Georgia (Weird but True) – There are two! A reader informed me there’s a town called Santa Claus in Indiana too! 🙂
158. How long does it take to grow a Christmas tree?
7 to 10 years (Weird but True)
159. Who assembled the first strand of electric Christmas lights?
Thomas Edison (Weird but True)
160. Name two types of Christmas or evergreen trees
Fir, Spruce, Pine
161. In Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol, what was the name of Scrooge’s employee?
162. True or False: about 1 in 3 men wait to do their Christmas shopping until Christmas Eve
163. What state was the world’s tallest cut Christmas tree displayed?
164. The record for the most lights on an artificial Christmas tree is?
165. What is a popular hot drink made during the winter?
166. A Yule Log is selected firewood to be burned on Christmas and…
A dessert (sponge cake)
167. What Christmas decoration is a symbol for Jesus and hung on doors?
168. Which country is the leading producer of Christmas trees?
169. What was the first Christmas song to be sung in outer space?
170. What is the biggest Christmas gift ever to be given?
Statue of Liberty (given by the French to the United States)
171. The old French word “noel” means what?
172. What alcoholic beverage is typically used in eggnog?
173. What action movie with Bruce Willis is considered a Christmas movie by some?
174. “Christmas Canon” is played by which famous orchestra?
Trans Siberian Orchestra
175. What European city hosts the world’s largest Christmas market?
176. What popular television channel has a ‘Countdown to Christmas’ with new holiday movies filmed every year?
*Try another book countdown to Christmas
177. This cracking tool has become associated with Christmas because of a holiday Russian ballet. What is it called?
178. In what US state is the “World’s Largest Christmas Store”?
Michigan (Bronner’s CHRISTmas Wonderland)
179. True or False: A ‘Christmas Cactus’ is a holiday decoration
False (despite the name, they are not associated with Christmas time)
180. How long was the world’s largest candy cane?
51 feet long
181. What is it called when people go singing from door to door?
182. True or False: Black Friday is the busiest shopping day for Christmas
False (the Friday and Saturday before Christmas)
183. What is the most recorded Christmas song?
184. True or False: Christmas used to be illegal to celebrate
True (From 1659 to 1681)
185. What item is placed in windows during the holiday season as a symbol of hospitality and warmth?
186. Do the majority of people use an artificial or real Christmas tree?
187. What is a popular outdoor activity to do during the winter involving ice?
188. True or False: The United States Post Office helps Santa respond to letters
True! Check this out for more info.
Hard Trivia Questions For Christmas
189. What organization tracks Santa’s location on Christmas Eve?
NORAD: North American Aerospace Defense Command
190. Where is the world’s largest nativity scene located?
191. In the Christmas carol, “We Three Kings,” which way is the star of wonder leading the kings?
“Westward leading, still proceeding”
192. In which direction should you stir mincemeat for good luck?
193. A Christmas Carol was written by which famous writer?
194. St. Nicholas originates from which country?
195. “Do You Hear What I Hear” is originally a song by:
196. The song “Mary Did You Know” is about what?
All the amazing things Jesus would do
197. The day after Christmas, December 26th, is typically when gifts are given to employees by their employer. This holiday is called:
198. True or False: In the Netherlands, there is a tradition to fill children’s clogs/shoes with treats in December
True (December 5)
199. When was the first mass-produced Christmas card made?
200. What year was the first Christmas movie made?
1898. (It was the first ever on-screen appearance of Kris Kringle)
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Free Christmas Family Quiz Cards
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Sources Used for Christmas Trivia Quiz Questions
Websites: https://www.smithsonianmag.com; www.britannica.com; www.history.com;
www.natgeokids.com; www.time.com; www.beaconjournal.com; nationalgeographic.com, www.study.com, www.countryliving.com, www.forbes.com, www.projectbritain.com, www.thepioneerwoman.com
United States Postal Service, North American Aerospace Defense, Guinness World Records, National Wildlife Federation (NWF), “How Kids Celebrate Christmas Around the World” by Pavla Hanackova & Maria Neradova
Movies: Elf; A Charlie Brown Christmas; Polar Express; The Santa Claus; Home Along
2; Frosty the Snowman; Christmas Vacation; Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer; It’s A
Wonderful Life; A Christmas Story, Miracle on 34th St, Jingle All The Way, Olaf’s Frozen Adventure, Curious George, Nightmare Before Christmas
Literature: The Bible, “A Visit from St. Nicholas” by Clement Clarke Moore; “How the Grinch Stole
Christmas” by Dr. Seuss; “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens, “Weird But True” by National Geographic Kids,
Music: “Silent Night” by Joseph Mohr; “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus” by Tommie
Connor, “Mary Did You Know” by Mark Lowry, “Do You Hear What I Hear” by Bing Crosby, “We Three Kings” by John Henry Hopkins Jr.
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