200 Fun Christmas Trivia Questions And Answers For Adults & Kids

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It sucks when you are in the middle of a Christmas party and you have nothing to do. The place is all decorated, they are even serving the best wine, but if you aren’t celebrating the party then it’s time you take the matter into your own hands. Ask people some “Christmas Trivia Questions And Answers” whoever answers the most questions must be given an extra gift.

You can play a QnA Christmas Trivia with your kids, friends, colleagues, or basically anyone you talk to. It will be super informative and you will have fun too. Moreover, if you already have a great knowledge of the Christmas festival, which most of us have, you can actually win. 

Tune into this article to know all the Christmas Trivia questions and answers. You will definitely find this article informative. If you find something you didn’t know before, make sure you share this article on your social media platforms.

Christmas Trivia Questions And Answers For Adults

200 Fun Christmas Trivia Questions And Answers For Adults And Kids

Some of these Christmas Trivia questions and answers are known by all, but for the rest, who don’t know much about Christmas, you are going to lose darlings. So, it’s better you prepare before you lose. 

  1. What was the highest-grossing Christmas movie of all time?
    Home Alone.
  1. How long does it take for a tree to reach the average, ideal “Christmas tree” height?
    15 years.
  1. What animated 2004 film is about a train that carries kids to the North Pole on Christmas Eve?
    The Polar Express.
  1. How do you say Merry Christmas in Hawaiian?
    Mele Kalikimaka.
  1. What did the other reindeer not let Rudolph do because of his shiny red nose?
    Join in any reindeer games.
  1. Which popular holiday plant is known to be an aphrodisiac?
    Mistletoe.
  1. One of Santa’s reindeer shares a name with a famous symbol of Valentine’s Day. Which reindeer is that?
    Cupid.
  1. What are the two other most popular names for Santa Claus?
    Kris Kringle and Saint Nick.
  1. How many ghosts show up in A Christmas Carol?
    Four.
  1. In Home Alone, where are the McCallisters going on vacation when they leave Kevin behind?
    Paris.
  1. What do people traditionally put on top of a Christmas tree?
    An angel.
  1. Name the animatronic cassette-playing bear toy that every kid wanted for Christmas in the mid-80s.
    Teddy Ruxpin.
  1. In Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, what was the first name of Scrooge?
    Ebenezer.
  1. The movie Miracle on 34th Street is based on a real-life department store. What is it?
    Macy’s.
  1. What does Santa say at the end of “A Visit from St. Nicholas” book?
    Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night!
  1. Which U.S. state was the first to declare Christmas an official holiday?
    Oklahoma.
  1. Whose eyes are all aglow in “The Christmas Song?”
    Tiny tots.
  1. Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer started off as a marketing gimmick for what store?
    Montgomery Ward.
  1. According to legend, what holiday goodies were shaped to resemble a shepherd’s staff? This was a way to remind children of the shepherds who visited baby Jesus?
    Candy canes.
  1. Which Hollywood actor played six different roles in The Polar Express?
    Tom Hanks.

Christmas Trivia Questions For Office Party 

  1. What’s the most popular kind of tree to use for a Christmas tree?
    Nordmann Fir.
  1. In the classic Christmas movie, How The Grinch Stole Christmas, the Grinch was described with three words. What are they?
    Stink, stank, stunk.
  1. What did Frosty The Snowman do when a magic hat was placed on his head?
    He began to dance around.
  1. Which country has a tradition of a witch dropping gifts for children through the chimney at Christmas?
    Italy.
  1. In which modern-day country was St. Nicholas born in?
    Turkey (originally Patara, a city in the ancient district of Lycia, in Asia Minor).
  1. What words follow “Silent Night” in the song?
    Holy night.
  1. What is Ralphie’s little brother’s name in the movie A Christmas Story?
    Randy.
  1. What is the best-selling Christmas song ever?
    “White Christmas” by Bing Crosby.
  1. What was the real name of the character Tim Allen plays in The Santa Clause?
    Scott Calvin.
  1. What is the most recorded Christmas song of all time?
    “Silent Night”.
  1. In the song “Winter Wonderland,” what do we call the snowman?
    Parson Brown.
  1. In the song Twelve Days of Christmas, what is given on the 7th day?
    Swans a-swimming.
  1. What figure from English folklore came to be associated with Santa Claus?
    Father Christmas.
  1. What gift did the Little Drummer Boy give to the newborn Christ?
    He played a song for him on his drums.
  1. Which scene in White Christmas wasn’t originally slated to be in the film?
    Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye singing, “Sisters”.
  1. Who wrote, “Christmas doesn’t come from a store, maybe Christmas perhaps means a little bit more?”
    Dr. Seuss.
  1. “The Muppet Christmas Carol,” who played Scrooge? Hint: It wasn’t a muppet.
    Michael Caine.
  1. As the clock chimes midnight to ring in the New Year, a Spanish tradition involves eating twelve of what? You’re supposed to have one for each chime?
    Grapes.

Fun Christmas Trivia Questions And Answers

  1. What well-known Christmas carol became the first song ever broadcast from space in 1965?
    Jingle Bells.
  1. Three of Santa’s reindeer’s names begin with the letter “D.” What are those names?
    Dancer, Dasher, and Donner.
  1. Elvis isn’t going to have a white Christmas he’s going to have a….
    Blue Christmas.
  1. Who invented electric Christmas lights?
    Thomas Edison in 1880.
  1. Where was baby Jesus born?
    In Bethlehem.
  1. How many Americans celebrate Christmas?
    Nine in 10 Americans.
  1. What entrepreneur was the first person to dress up as Santa in his department store? He started the tradition of a department store/mall Santas.
    James Edgar.
  1. In the movie Elf, what was the first rule of The Code of Elves?
    Treat every day like Christmas.
  1. Which real-life person is Santa Claus based on?
    The Christian bishop St. Nicholas.
  1. What much-reviled Christmas edible is known for its long shelf life?
    Fruitcake.
  1. “And on every street corner, you hear,” what?
    Silver bells.
  1. What would you stick into an onion when following a traditional bread sauce recipe?
    Cloves.
  1. When gold was dropped down the chimney of the home of three poor sisters, it created what Christmas tradition?
    Stockings by the fireplace! (The gold was dropped down to help the sisters fulfill their dowry.)
  1. Who tries to stop Christmas from coming, by stealing all things of Christmas from “the Who’s”?
    The Grinch.
  1. What Christmas decoration was originally made from strands of silver?
    Tinsel.
  1. What political cartoonist is largely responsible for defining what the modern Santa Claus looks like?
    Thomas Nast.
  1. What was the original title for The Little Drummer Boy?
    Carol of the Drum.
  1. In the movie, It’s A Wonderful Life, what happened every time a bell rang?
    An angel got his wings.
  1. What’s the name of the main villain in The Nightmare Before Christmas?
    Oogie Boogie.
  1. What Christmas-themed ballet premiered in Saint Petersburg, Russia in 1892?
    The Nutcracker.

Toughest Christmas Trivia Questions And Answers

  1. Which country started the tradition of putting up a Christmas tree?
    Germany.
  1. How many gifts in total were given in “The Twelve Days of Christmas” song?
    364.
  1. Which fairy tale was the first gingerbread houses inspired by?
    Hansel and Gretel.
  1. In the movie A Christmas Story, what was the name of the neighbors whose dog ate the Christmas turkey?
    The Bumpuses.
  1. What are Christmas trees also called?
    Yule-Tree.
  1. What was Frosty the Snowman’s nose made out?
    A button.
  1. How many lights were on Griswold’s house in Christmas Vacation?
    25,000.
  1. What is the name of George Bailey’s guardian angel in It’s A Wonderful Life?
    Clarence Odbody.
  1. Which famous choreographer went uncredited on “White Christmas?”
    Bob Fosse.
  1. What are the most common sides to Christmas dinner?
    Green bean casserole, mashed potatoes, and gravy, baked ham.
  1. According to the song, what did my true love give to me on the eighth day of Christmas?
    Eight maids a milking.
  1. What Christmas beverage is also known as “milk punch?”
    Eggnog.
  1. Which Christmas song contains the lyric “Everyone dancing merrily in the new old-fashioned way?”
    “Rocking Around The Christmas Tree”.
  1. What are you supposed to do when you find yourself under the mistletoe?
    Kiss.
  1. What is the significance of a Yule Log?
    The popular cake symbolizes the log you should burn on Christmas Eve. If the log goes out before the morning, it is believed you will face bad luck in the new year.
  1. In the song “Frosty the Snowman,” what made Frosty come to life?
    An old silk hat.
  1. What would you be drinking if you had ‘Glühwein?’
    Mulled wine.
  1. Which spirit is traditionally added to butter and served with Christmas pudding?
    Brandy.
  1. What bad guy did Rudolph have to avoid?
    The Abominable Snowman.
  1. How do you say “Merry Christmas” in Spanish?
    Feliz Navidad.

Funny Christmas Trivia Questions For Adults

  1. Where did the word and idea “Christmukkah” come from?
    The O.C.
  1. In 1981, Bob and Doug McKenzie released their own version of a classic Christmas song. Which song is that?
    The Twelve Days of Christmas.
  1. In the 1964 movie Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, what was the name of Rudolph’s elf friend?
    Hermey.
  1. In order to get enough frames to make the entire Nightmare Before Christmas film, how many frames were needed?
    110,000 (that’s 24 frames per second).
  1. What popular Christmas song was actually written for Thanksgiving?
    “Jingle Bells”.
  1. What was the first company that used Santa Claus in advertising?
    Coca-Cola.
  1. Finish this line from How the Grinch Stole Christmas: “It came without packages, boxes or ___.”
    Bags.
  1. How much do Americans spend on holiday shopping?
    Americans spend an average of $942 per person on holiday gifts.
  1. In which direction should you stir mincemeat for good luck?
    Clockwise.
  1. Why couldn’t Ralphie have a BB gun in A Christmas Story?
    “You’ll shoot your eye out, kid!”
  1. In “The Christmas Song,” who did the narrator see kissing Santa Claus under the mistletoe?
    Mommy.
  1. In the movie Elf, how does Buddy get to the North Pole?
    He hides in Santa’s sack.
  1. Where did there arise such a clatter?
    On the lawn.
  1. According to the folklore of Austria and other countries, what horned figure punishes naughty children at Christmastime?
    Krampus.
  1. When was the first Christmas card sent?
    In 1843. It was designed by John Horsley.
  1. How many Americans buy artificial Christmas trees?
    More than 80 percent, according to the American Christmas Tree Association.
  1. What is the name of the last ghost that visits Scrooge in A Christmas Carol?
    The Ghost of Christmas Yet To Come.
  1. Who came up with the Elf on the Shelf game?
    Carol Aebersold and her daughters, Chanda Bell and Christa Pitts.
  1. What traditional Christmas decoration is actually a parasitic plant?
    Mistletoe.
  1. Which country did eggnog come from?
    England.
  1. In A Christmas Story, what gift does Ralphie receive from his aunt?
    A pink bunny suit.

Hard Christmas Trivia Questions For Adults

  1. Which one of Santa’s reindeer has the same name as another holiday mascot
    Cupid.
  1. Visions of which food danced in children’s heads as they slept in the poem “‘Twas The Night Before Christmas?”
    Sugarplums.
  1. Which president had his own special recipe for eggnog?George Washington.
  1. Who played George Bailey in the Christmas classic It’s a Wonderful Life?
    Jimmy Stewart.
  1. In what decade did NORAD (North American Aerospace Defense Command, formerly CONAD) start tracking Santa on Christmas Eve?
    The 1950’s (specifically 1955).
  1. What sparks roughly 100 accidental fires each holiday season?
    Dried out Christmas trees.
  1. What country has the tradition of filling children’s clogs with candy and treats on December 5?
    The Netherlands.
  1. What alcohol is used to “spike” eggnog?
    Rum.
  1. How many reindeer were in the story Twas the Night Before Christmas?
    Eight. Rudolph wasn’t in the story.
  1. Stolen is the traditional fruit cake of which country?
    Germany.
  1. Per a recent holiday fad, what “spy” hides around the house, reporting back to Santa on who has been naughty and nice?
    The Elf on the Shelf.
  1. What does the Peanuts gang sing at the end of “A Charlie Brown Christmas?”
    Hark! The Herald Angels Sing.
  1. What song does Lucy ask Schroeder to play on his piano in “A Charlie Brown Christmas”?
    Jingle Bells.
  1. What country is the Poinsettia, with its red and green foliage, native to?
    Mexico.
  1. What is the number of children who celebrate Christmas around the world?
    Around 700 million.
  1. Why are Christmas candy canes red and white in color?
    The white of the cane can represent the purity of Jesus Christ. The red stripes are for the blood he shed when he died on the cross. 
  1. In what modern-day country was Saint Nicholas born?
    Turkey.
  1. Santa Claus is mainly a mix of what two figures?
    Saint Nicholas (Sinterklaas in dutch) and Father Christmas.

Christmas Trivia On Movies And Books

  1. Who was the star of the Christmas movie Jingle All the Way?
    Arnold Schwarzenegger.
  1. Who tries to stop Christmas from coming, by stealing all things of Christmas from “the Who’s”?
    The Grinch.
  1. Who was the star of the movie titled White Christmas?
    Bing Crosby.
  1. What is the first name of Scrooge, the principal character of the novel, A Christmas Carol?
    Ebenezer.
  1. Who was the author of A Christmas Carol?
    Charles Dickens.
  1. How many ghosts are there in A Christmas Carol?
    Four.
  1. What was the name of the animated Christmas movie featuring Tom Hanks?
    The Polar Express.
  1. What made Frosty come to life in the movie “Frosty the Snowman?”
    His hat.
  1. Why did the other reindeer pick on Rudolph?
    His rudy red nose.
  1. How many reindeer were in the story “Twas the Night Before Christmas?”
    Eight. Rudolph wasn’t in the story.
  1. Who helped Rudolph after he left the North Pole?
    Hermey the Elf and Yukon Cornelius.
  1. What bad guy did Rudolph have to avoid?
    The Abominable Snowman.
  1. Who played George Bailey in It’s a Wonderful Life?
    Jimmy Stewart.
  1. Who spies on kids and reports back to Santa?
    Elf on a Shelf.
  1. What toy has magical powers that go on a new adventure every night after the kids go to sleep?
    Elf on a Shelf.
  1. Why couldn’t Ralphie have a bb gun in A Christmas Story?
    You’ll shoot your eye out, kid!
  1. What happens when you stick your wet tongue to a frozen pole, like in A Christmas Story?
    It gets stuck to the metal.
  1. What were the names of the Ghosts in A Christmas Carol?
    Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet to Come.
  1. What animated film depicted a train that took kids to the North Pole on Christmas Eve?
    The Polar Express.
  1. What Bing Cosby song is the best-selling single ever?
    White Christmas.
  1. What was the real department store featured in a Christmas movie? What movie?
    Macy’s in Miracle on 34th Street.

Christmas Trivia Questions On Food 

  1. Which milk-based beverage is available around the Christmas holidays and comes in both alcoholic and non-alcoholic versions?
    Eggnog.
  1. Stollen is the traditional fruit cake of which country?
    Germany.
  1. What name is given to small sausages wrapped in bacon, a staple at a British Christmas dinner?
    Pigs in blankets.
  1. The red and white costume of Father Christmas was allegedly first introduced by which drinks manufacturer?
    Coca-Cola.
  1. In which direction should you stir mincemeat for good luck; clockwise or anti-clockwise?
    Clockwise.
  1. What would you stick into an onion, when following a traditional bread sauce recipe?
    Cloves.
  1. A swede is a cross between which two vegetables?
    A cabbage and a turnip.
  1. What is a female turkey called?
    A hen.
  1. What is the name of the skin that hangs from a turkey’s neck?
    Wattle.
  1. Which spirit is traditionally added to butter and served with Christmas pudding?
    Brandy.
  1. True or False: Before turkey, the traditional English Christmas dinner included a pig’s head smothered in mustard.
    True.
  1. Visions of which sweet foodstuff danced in children’s heads as they slept, according to Clement Clarke Moore’s poem “‘Twas the Night before Christmas”?
    Sugar-plums.
  1. In Oaxaca City, Mexico, Noche de rábanos is celebrated every 23rd December. Which food gives this festival its name?
    Radish; Noche de rábanos is Night of the Radishes when Mexican craftsmen create carvings from root vegetables.
  1. Approximately how many turkeys were purchased at Christmas 2013 in the UK; 1 million, 10 million, or 20 million?
    10 million.
  1. What is a ‘Bûche de Noël’, commonly eaten in France at Christmas?
    Yule log (cake/chocolate log or similar acceptable).
  1. What would you be drinking if you had ‘Glühwein’?
    Mulled wine.
  1. Which type of sweet bread loaf, which originated in Milan, is traditionally eaten at Christmas in Italy and many other European countries?
    Panettone ( a type of sweet bread).
  1. Which Christmas food is it considered good luck to eat one of on each of the 12 days of Christmas?
    Mince Pies.
  1. As the clock chimes midnight to ring in the New Year, a Spanish tradition involves eating twelve of what – one for each chime?
    Grapes.
  1. Which type of tree was the partridge sitting in, according to a well-known Christmas song?
    Pear.
  1. What beverage is known as milk punch?
    Eggnog.
  1. What is the main course for a traditional Christmas dinner?
    Turkey and stuffing.
  1. What are the most common sides for Christmas dinner?
    Green Bean casserole, mashed potatoes, and gravy, baked ham.
  1. How many turkeys are cooked each Christmas?
    22 million.
  1. What dish was served by Mrs. Cratchit in A Christmas Carol? Also mentioned in the song We Wish You a Merry Christmas.
    Figgy pudding.
  1. What is the significance of a Yule Log or Bûche de Noël?
    Cake symbolized the log you should burn on Christmas Eve. If the log goes out before the morning, it is believed you will face bad luck in the new year.
  1. What do you leave for Santa?
    Milk and cookies.
  1. What do you leave for reindeer?
    Carrots and oats.
  1. What food has a long shelf life but many people don’t like it?
    Fruitcake.
  1. Where did eggnog start?
    England.
  1. Why are candy canes shaped like shepherd’s canes?
    To remind of the gifts the shepherds brought to baby Christ.
  1. What type of craft house is popular to make and eat for Christmas?
    Gingerbread house.
  1. What Christmas treat popular in England has dried fruit and spices and once contained meat?
    Mince pies. Mincemeat pies are also acceptable.
  1. Where did gingerbread houses start? Bonus points for when.
    Germany. 16th century.
  1. What fairy tale inspired gingerbread houses?
    The Brothers Grimm “Hansel and Gretel”.
  1. What soda company often uses Santa Claus in their Christmas advertising?
    Coca-Cola.
  1. When did Coca-Cola start featuring Santa in their ads?
    1931.

Christmas Trivia Questions And Answers On Tradition

  1. Why are Christmas candy canes red and white in color?
    The color white symbolizes the purity of Jesus, and the color red symbolizes the blood that Jesus shed for us.
  1. Who helps Santa Claus in making his gifts?
    Elves and Mrs. Claus!
  1. According to the Holy Bible, Jesus Christ was born in a ___________.
    Stable.
  1. Should you believe us when we say that once upon a time, Christmas celebrations were banned in England?
    Yes.
  1. According to the Italian tradition, who delivers gifts to good children on the eve of Epiphany?
    An old lady/witch named Befana.
  1. When did the tradition of Christmas Cookies begin?
    16th century.
  1. What Christmas tradition started with decorations made of strands of silver?
    Decorating with tinsel.
  1. What reindeer shares a name with the celebrity of Valentine’s Day?
    Cupid.
  1. What Christmas decoration is made from a parasitic plant?
    Mistletoe.
  1. What holds a place at the top of the Christmas Tree?
    An angel. Star is also acceptable.
  1. Where was St. Nicholas born?
    Turkey.
  1. Where did Puritans ban Christmas? 
    Boston and England from 1659-1681.
  1. What happens if you stand under mistletoe with someone?
    You have to share a kiss.
  1. What did Noel mean in Latin before being used for Christmas?
    Birth.
  1. What Roman holiday-inspired Christmas celebrations? 
    Saturnalia.
  1. What’s the most popular Christmas play featuring toys that come to life?
    The Nutcracker.
  1. Where did The Nutcracker start?
    Saint Petersburg, Russia in 1892.
  1. What song talks about multiple days of the Christmas celebration?
    The 12 days of Christmas.
  1. Who got ran over by a reindeer? 
    Grandma, on the way home from our house Christmas Eve.
  1. What political cartoonist created Santa’s look? 
    Thomas Nast in 1881.
  1. When was Christmas celebrated initially by Christians in the East?
    January 6th.
  1. When was the term “Xmas” started?
    16th century.
  1. How did Xmas begin?
    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) ☧.
  1. Where did the tradition of candles in the windows start?
    Colonial Williamsburg in the 1930s.
  1. Where did the Nativity take place?
    Bethlehem.

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