It’s time to make merry and test your wits with Christmas Trivia game! These funny Christmas Trivia Questions for kids & adults are sure to get everyone excited and make for a perfect Christmas party game.
While you might like to think you know it all about your favourite holiday of the year, we bet there are plenty of cool Christmas trivia facts that will indeed surprise you!
So pull up your stockings and get ready for a memorable session of Christmas trivia questions and answers!
- Easy Christmas Trivia Questions for Kids
- Fun Christmas Trivia Quiz
- Christmas Food Trivia Questions
- Christmas Songs Trivia
- Christmas Movies Trivia Questions
- Christmas Trivia Printable
This fantastic list of 123 Trivia questions for Christmas will test your knowledge about everything – from trivia facts about Christmas history, Christmas candy, movies and songs to random trivia holiday questions.
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Easy Christmas Trivia Questions With Answers
If you are looking for some easy Christmas trivia for kids with answers, look no further! These Christmas questions to ask kids are great for warming up your young audience and a fun way of sneaking in Christmas history facts.
1. The word ‘Christmas’ comes from which old English term? Answer: Cristes maesse. It means the Mass of Christ.
2. Where was Jesus born? Answer: Bethlehem
3. When was Christmas declared a federal holiday? Answer: 26th June, 1870
4. Who invented electric Christmas lights? Answer: Edward H. Johnson
5. Who spread the news of baby Jesus’s birth? Answer: The shepherds
6. Who inspired the character of Santa Claus? Answer: St. Nicholas
7. Who created the character Rudolph the red nosed reindeer? Answer: Robert L. May
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8. Which country started the tradition of putting up a Christmas tree? Answer: Germany
9. Which country inspired the tradition of exchanging gifts on Christmas? Answer: Ancient Rome
10. Which traditional decoration is put on top of a Christmas tree? Answer: A star or an angel
11. Name the traditional Christmas plant. Answer: Poinsettia
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12. Who brought poinsettia plants to America? Answer: Joel R. Poinsett
13. When did the tradition of the Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center start? Answer: 1931
14. Which calendar is used to countdown the days until Christmas? Answer: Advent Calendar
15. Who tried to kill the baby Jesus in the story of the Nativity? Answer: King Herod
16. How many candles did the first Advent wreath have? Answer: 24
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17. When did the tradition of Christmas cards start? Answer: 1843
18. Who designed the first Christmas card? Answer: John Callcott Horsley
19. Who are credited with bringing the tradition of Santa Claus to the Americas? Answer: Dutch immigrants
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20. Who is responsible for the looks of modern day Santa Claus? Answer: Thomas Nast
21. Which festival commemorates the visit of the Magi to Jesus? Answer: Epiphany
22. Who brought the tradition of the Christmas tree to America? Answer: German Settlers
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23. Who wrote the poem “The Night Before Christmas”? Answer: Clement Clarke Moore
24. Which star guided the three kings to Baby Jesus? Answer: The star of Bethlehem
25. Which gospel tells the story of Jesus’s birth? Answer: Matthew and Luke
26. How much do US citizens spend, on average, on Christmas shopping? Answer: Approximately USD 900!
Fun Christmas Trivia Quiz Questions For Kids
Brace yourself for some fun random holiday trivia questions and answers! These fun questions about Christmas are sure to get everyone into the trivia game mode and hungry for more.
Perfect for family get-togethers, this exciting family Christmas quiz is entertaining and thoughtful!
27. Where does Santa Claus live? Answer: North Pole
28. Which U.S. state has a town by the name ‘Santa Claus’? Answer: Indiana
29. Who is the author of “A Christmas Carol”? Answer: Charles Dickens
30. When was ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’ first aired on TV? Answer: December 9, 1965
31. Where is Christmas celebrated on Jan 7 instead of December 25? Answer: In Orthodox Christian countries like Russia, Belarus, Serbia, Georgia, Ukraine.
32. Which was the first company to use Santa Claus in its advertisement? Answer: Coca-Cola
33. What did the other reindeers not let Rudolph do because of his shiny red nose? Answer: Play reindeer games
34. Which was the first U.S. state to declare Christmas as an official holiday? Answer: Alabama in 1836
35. What does the letter ‘X’ stand for in the word ‘Xmas’? Answer: X represents a Greek letter – chi, meaning Christ.
36. How many times is Santa Claus believed to check his list before making deliveries? Answers: Twice!
37. Who punishes naughty children misbehaving at Christmastime? Answer: Krampus
38. How many real Christmas trees are sold each year in the US? Answer: 25 to 30 million!
39. Name Santa Claus’s reindeers whose names begin with the letter “D”. Answer: Dancer, Dasher, and Donner.
40. Which of Santa’s reindeer shares its name with the Valentine fairy? Answer: Cupid
41. Which American President barred the Christmas Tree display at the White House? Answer: Theodore Roosevelt
42. Which popular Christmas song was protested by women’s groups? Answer: “Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer” by Elmo & Patsy
43. Which vegetable helps Santa’s reindeer to fly over long distances? Answer: Carrot
44. When did “Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade” feature Santa Claus for the first time? Answer: 1924
45. What should kids offer Santa on Christmas night? Answer: Milk & cookies!
46. Where is Christmas celebrated during the summer season? Answer: Countries falling in the Southern hemisphere like Australia & New Zealand!
47. What does Santa’s belly shake like? Answer: Like a bowl full of jelly
48. Which Christmas poem starts with “Twas the Night Before Christmas”? Answer: A Visit From St. Nicholas
49. Which department store created Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer for its advertisement campaign? Answer: Montgomery Ward Department Store
50. In which country was St. Nicholas born? Answer: Turkey
51. Which country holds the record for the world’s biggest Christmas stocking? Answer: Italy with the stocking measuring 168 ft 5.65” in length and 70 ft 11.57” in width!
52. Which Christmas themed ballet features a character that dances only at night? Answer: Nutcracker
53. What is the Italian name for Santa Claus? Answer: Babbo Natale
54. How do you say Merry Christmas in Hawaiian? Answer: Mele
55. How do you say “Merry Christmas” in Spanish? Answer: Feliz Navidad
56. How many reindeer were in the story ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas’? Answer: Eight – Rudolf was missing!
57. How many reindeer does Santa Claus have? Answer: Nine – Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen, and Rudolph
58. Which Christmas word means ‘turning of the sun’? Answer: Yuletide
59. Which country has an island named after Christmas? Answer: Australia with an island called Christmas Island!
60. Which US city banned Christmas in 1659? Answer: Boston, Massachusetts
61. Who is known as ‘Father Christmas’? Answer: Santa Claus
Christmas Food Trivia
Get ready for a fun trivia about Christmas candy and food! After all, Christmas is the time of indulgence with family and sumptuous meals.
From holiday drinks to traditional Christmas food, these are the best holiday trivia questions for dinner time conversations on Christmas Eve!
62. Which Christmas drink is known as milk punch? Answer: Eggnog!
63. Which country makes holiday bread in the shape of baby Jesus? Answer: Belgium & Northern France
64. What is the name of the traditional Christmas beverage made with eggs, milk, and sugar? Answer: Eggnog
65. In which real life department store was the holiday movie ‘Miracle on 34th Street’ set? Answer: Macy’s, Manhattan
66. Which president had his own special recipe for eggnog? Answer: George Washington.
67. What is the most eaten food in the US on Christmas? Answer: Turkey (stuffed)
68. Which fairy tale inspired gingerbread houses? Answer: Hansel & Gretel
69. Which country did eggnog originate from? Answer: England
70. What is the significance of the red and white colour of Christmas candy canes? Answer: White represents purity and red symbolises Christ’s blood.
71. Which holiday candy is shaped to resemble a shepherd’s staff? Answer: Candy Cane
72. Where did the traditional gingerbread houses originate? Answer: Germany
73. Which traditional cake is baked for Christmas? Answer: Fruit cake or Plum cake
74. What kind of cake is traditionally eaten in Italy during Christmas? Answer: Panettone
Christmas Songs Trivia
Now is the time to brush up your carols and Christmas songs with these Christmas Trivia questions and answers.
We bet some of these easy holiday questions will get you humming your favourite songs while the hard Christmas trivia questions will leave you second guessing with the answers on the tip of your tongue!
75. Whose eyes are all aglow in “The Christmas Song?” Answer: Tiny tots
76. What is the name of the snowman in the song “Winter Wonderland”? Answer: Parson Brown
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77. Which is the most recorded Christmas song of all time? Answer: The Silent Night
78. Who wrote the carol ‘The Silent Night’? Answer: Joseph Mohr
79. The line “Gone away is the bluebird, here to stay is a new bird” is from which holiday song?Answer: Winter Wonderland
80. What is the horse’s name in the song ‘Jingle Bells’? Answer: Bobtail
81. Who composed the song ‘Christmas Light’? Answer: Coldplay
82. In the song “Twelve Days of Christmas,” what is given on the seventh day? Answer: Seven Swans a-swimming.
83. Who wrote the song “Winter Wonderland”? Answer: Felix Bernard and lyricist Richard Bernhard Smith
84. Which is the first song ever to be broadcast from space? Answer: “Jingle Bells” in 1965
85. Which popular Christmas song was actually written for Thanksgiving? Answer: “Jingle Bells”
86. The lines: “The stars in the sky; Look down where He lay; The little Lord Jesus; Asleep on the hay” are from which Christmas carol? Answer: Away In A Manger
87. If Elvis can’t have a white Christmas, then what kind of Christmas will he have? Answer: Blue Christmas
88. What words follow “Silent Night” in the song? Answer: Holy night
89. Who wrote the Jingle bells? Answer: James Lord Pierpont
90. Which famous Christmas song was written by Irving Berlin? Answer: White Christmas
91. Who originally sang the holiday song ‘Here comes Santa Claus’? Answer: Jean Autry
92. Which is the best-selling Christmas song ever? Answer: White Christmas
93. Which popular Christmas song has the lyric “Everyone dancing merrily in the new old-fashioned way?” Answer: “Rocking Around The Christmas Tree”
94. Who wrote the popular holiday song “Frosty the Snowman”? Answer: Steve Nelson and Walter Jack Rollins
95. Which song does Lucy ask Schroeder to play on his piano in “A Charlie Brown Christmas”? Answer:Jingle Bells.
96. How many gifts were given in “The Twelve Days of Christmas”? Answer: 364!
Christmas Movies Trivia
Impress everyone with your knowledge of fun trivia facts about Christmas movies with these hard Christmas trivia questions and answers.
Well! Hard if you are not a fan of holiday movies, but for those of you (and the kids!) who love watching movies leading to the holiday season, these are pretty easy Christmas trivia questions with a few tricky ones thrown in here and there to keep everyone on their toes!
97. What is the name of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer’s father? Answer: Donner the Reindeer
98. In the movie “How The Grinch Stole Christmas”, which three words are used to describe Grinch? Answer: Stink, Stank and Stunk!
99. What’s the name of the main antagonist in the classic movie “The Nightmare Before Christmas”? Answer: Oogie Boogie Man
100. What is the name of the last ghost who visits Scrooge in “A Christmas Carol”? Answer: The Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come
101. What was the name of Rudolph’s elf friend in the movie “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer”?Answer: Hermey
102. In “Home Alone”, where do McCallisters go on vacation, leaving Kevin behind? Answers: Paris
103. What is the name of Ralphie’s little brother in the movie “A Christmas Story”? Answer: Randy
104. What gift does Ralphie receive from his aunt in “A Christmas Story”? Answer: A pink bunny suit.
105. Who did the narrator see kissing Santa Claus under the mistletoe in “The Christmas Song”?Answer: Mommy
106. Which Hollywood actor played six different roles in “The Polar Express”? Answer: Tom Hanks.
107. What was the first name of Scrooge in “A Christmas Carol”? Answer: Ebenezer
108. Who plays Santa in “The Santa Clause”? Answer: Tim Allen
109. Who plays George Bailey in the classic holiday movie “It’s a Wonderful Life” in 1946? Answer: James Stewart
110. What is Frosty the Snowman’s nose made out of? Answer: A button!
111. How does Buddy get to the North Pole in the movie “Elf”? Answer: He hides in Santa’s sack
112. What did Frosty The Snowman do when the magic hat was placed on his head? Answer: Frosty started to dance!
113. Which popular holiday movie was inspired from Dr Suess’ book? Answer: How the Grinch stole Christmas
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114. Who abducts Santa Claus in “The Nightmare Before Christmas”? Answer: Lock, Shock and Barrel
115. Who plays the role of Grinch in the film “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”? Answer: Jim Carrey
116. What is the highest-grossing Christmas movie of all time? Answer: The Grinch
117. Who is the protagonist in “The Nightmare Before Christmas“? Answer: Jack Skellington
118. Who plays the role of buddy in the movie “Elf”? Answer: Will Ferrell
119. What does Ralphie want for Christmas in “A Christmas Story”? Answer: The Red Ryder Carbine Action 200-shot Range Model air rifle
120. In which castle was a Christmas Prince filmed? Answer: Peleș Castle, Romania
121. What was the first rule of the code of elves in the movie “Elf”? Answer: To treat everyday like Christmas!
122. Who tries to stop Christmas from coming, by stealing all things Christmas from the town of Whoville? Answer: The Grinch
123. Who plays Jack Skellington in the movie ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’? Answer: Chris Sarandon
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1. Where was Jesus born? Answer: Bethlehem
2. Who inspired the character of Santa Claus? Answer: St. Nicholas
3. Which country started the tradition of putting up a Christmas Tree? Answer: Germany
4. Name the traditional Christmas plant. Answer: Poinsettia
5. Who punishes naughty children misbehaving at Christmastime? Answer: Krampus
6. Which vegetable helps Santa’s reindeer to fly over long distances? Answer: Carrot
7. Who plays the role of Grinch in the film “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”? Answer: Jim Carrey
8. Who wrote the Jingle bells? Answer: James Lord Pierpont
1. Which was the first company to use Santa Claus in its advertisement? Answer: Coca Cola
2. Which country has an island named after Christmas? Answer: Australia with an island called Christmas Island!
3. Which Christmas drink is known as milk punch? Answer: Eggnog!
4. Which president had his own special recipe for eggnog? Answer: George Washington.
5. Who brought poinsettia plants to America? Answer: Joel R. Poinsett
6. Who is responsible for the looks of modern day Santa Claus? Answer: Thomas Nast
7. Which festival commemorates the visit of the Magi to Jesus? Answer: Epiphany
8. Which star guided the three kings to Baby Jesus? Answer: The star of Bethlehem