99 + Best Christmas Riddles for Kids and Adults

How excited are you about Christmas? Are you ready to enjoy yourself to the fullest with your near and dear ones?

Well, if you ask me, I am already filled with excitement! Christmas is the time when you get to spend a fun time with your kids and family.

Selecting your Christmas tree, decorating it, wrapping presents, baking cookies, going shopping, and yes, the grand Christmas meals – there are so many things to do during this holiday season.

And not to mention the blissful memories that you create during this merriment.

Did I tell you why Christmas is all the more special to me?

My little angel was born during this time. This year we will celebrate her two-year birthday. I am already very excited about that and have started preparing for the grand day.

Whenever I think of Christmas, my heart gets filled with warmth and joy, and you can see a smile on my face.

This is when you get super busy with all the work, and then your friends come over to your house.

So, have you thought of any fun way to entertain your guests – kids and adults alike?

How about a game of Christmas riddles?

Riddles are super entertaining. And did I mention how engaging they are?

You can literally go on and on for hours with them. That is where this article comes into the picture. Read on to know more.

Excellent Christmas Riddles for Kids and Adults

Excellent Christmas Riddles for Kids and Adults

So, you have decided to play the game of riddles this Christmas with your favorite people, right?

Have you decided on the riddles yet? If not, then don’t worry. I have got your back!

Asking riddles can help you relieve your stress. Did you know that?

Yes, I know that Christmas is the best time of the year for most of us. But you cannot ignore the stress you get from all the planning, decoration, and execution. Right?

And if you are in for a stressbuster, there is nothing better than a game of riddles; I can tell you, especially if the riddles are meant just for Christmas. Also, you can see how much knowledge you and your family have about holidays.

Now, there are so many kinds of Christmas riddles that you may come across. Some are easy, some are hard, and some are downright hilarious. Also, you can find many that are meant for kids and others intended for adults.

I have included all that I can in the following sections. However, there is something for everyone, so no one at your party is left bored.

Are you ready for the giggle?

Keep reading!

Christmas Riddles for Kids

Christmas Riddles for Kids

No party is complete without the kids, if you know what I mean. They are the life of any party, partly because they are the ones making the most noise and partly because they do things that can make others go aww and laugh!

And that is the same phase I am going through at the moment. Wherever I go, or whoever comes to my house, all the attention is on what Zara is going to do next. Zara is my daughter’s name.

I know you can relate if you are a mommy to a toddler!

Now, I am telling you to ask riddles to your toddler. But yes, if you have a kid a bit older than a toddler, this section of Christmas riddles is for them.

After all, kids are the ones who are the most excited about Christmas. Right? And so, it falls under your duties to keep them occupied and entertained all along.

Don’t you think so too?

This section has fun riddles about Christmas that will keep your kid thinking. And, of course, who can ignore their excitement when they give an answer correctly?

Have a look below.

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

Christmas lights.

Which one of Santa’s reindeer is the fastest?


What do you call a person who is afraid of Santa Claus?


Where does Christmas come from before Thanksgiving?

In the dictionary

Which one of Santa’s reindeers can be seen on Valentine’s day?


Who is never hungry during Christmas?

The turkey, because it is always STUFFED.

How many reindeers does Santa ride?

9 reindeers.

I get chopped, decorated and on one end you’ll see wings on top. What am I?

Christmas Tree

If a lion had a Christmas music album, what would it be called?

Jungle Bells

What would an apple and a Christmas tree get if they had a baby?

A pineapple

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?


I’m a colored strip used to decorate your tree; metallic and shiny, you’ll find me. What am I?


If the end of the year is on 31 December, what is the end of Christmas?

The letter ‘s.’

What do elves learn in school?

The elf-abet!

What did the gingerbread man put on his bed?

Cookie sheets!

What kind of egg can you drink?


Which country did eggnog come from?


Why did they let the turkey join the band?

Because he had the drumsticks

What guided the three wise men to find the baby Jesus?

A star

What color is the Grinch who stole Christmas?


When the reindeer saw an elf, what did he say?

Nothing, because reindeer cannot talk.

How many gifts can Santa stuff into an empty bag?

There is only one after that it is not empty anymore.

What sort of event does a snowman host?

A snowball

Which type of plant wears socks?


What has the same size as a Christmas tree but weighs less than a feather?

Shadow of it.

What caused the Christmas cookies to visit the doctor?

Because they felt crumpy.

Christmas Riddles for Adults

Christmas Riddles for Adults

Christmas is for all – no matter the age. But the ones who are left the most tired after doing all the work are the adults. Yes, it is you.

You do the household chores, the cleaning, the planning, the decorations, the gifts selection, the wrapping of gifts, the meals, and whatnot.

And so, you deserve to get the most out of the Christmas celebration. You deserve to have the best time with your kids, family, and friends. And what better way to giggle and laugh than trying to answer some of the best Christmas riddles?

These riddles are all about Christmas. You can share these with your friends and guests who come over to your house and have a wonderful time.

If you are more of an organized person, you can keep this game of riddles scheduled after your dinner with your close ones while sipping on your favorite drink. Then, you will have the most memorable time of the year, I promise.

Following is my collection of Christmas riddles – curated especially for you!

 The dictionary is the only place where you can find Christmas before Thanksgiving.

What is the place where there is Christmas before Thanksgiving?

The dictionary is the only place where you can find Christmas before Thanksgiving.

What do you wait for all year long and it just ends up looking like a giant human’s sock?

Christmas stockings.

Why wouldn’t the turkey want to have a fancy Christmas meal during Christmas time?

Because it is already stuffed by then.

What do you get when you cross an apple and a Christmas tree?

You will get a pineapple.

What did the bald man ask as a gift from Santa Claus that he promised he would never part with?

A comb!

 I have needles all over me but cannot sew anything. Who am I?

A Christmas Tree!

 Which year would Christmas and New year come in the same year?

Every year.

What is it that you can catch easily but cannot throw? Especially during December?

A cold.

This is a Christmas carol that has no sound or music. What is it?

The Silent Night.

Who was the one man who had cookie sheets covering his bed?

The Gingerbread Man!

I hang around to spread happiness during Christmas. What am I?

A wreath.

I got killed. I got dressed. I get trinkets, and everyone smiles, looking at my star. What am I?

A Christmas tree.

 I am an egg, but you will have to drink me. What am I?

An eggnog.

I am red and white, I am moving in circles, and I am again red and white, and red and white. What am I?

Santa’s clothes in a washing machine.

I am a reindeer. I belong to Santa. I am known to be disrespectful and impolite. Who am I?

Rude-olph, the reindeer.

I like to rhyme, and I have 12 larger-than-life gifts that you would get around the Christmas season. What am I?

The famous Christmas carol that is named, ’12 days of Christmas’.

I am mostly used as a Christmas present. I come in a can, and I am disliked by many. What am I?

A fruit cake.

I am a man during winters, but I might be a source of water during spring. What am I?

A snowman.

I am metallic. I am shiny, and I love hanging around during Christmas parties. What am I?


You will buy me to eat, but you will never eat me. Not even on Christmas. What am I?

The cutlery.

Funny Christmas Riddles

Funny Christmas Riddles

Riddles are not always funny, but the way you answer them can be funny, especially when you answer them wrong!

But the Christmas riddles in this section are downright funny, including the question part. You can see the person you have asked the riddle is already smiling while hearing your questions. And not to mention how hilarious the answers can be.

Long hours of planning and executing your Christmas party, attending to your guests, and taking care of your kid can be tiring. This is where the game of riddles comes into the picture.

They make you smile, they make you giggle, and then they make you laugh out loud. And what better way to make your tiredness go away than a good dose of laughter?

So, are you ready to get that boost of adrenaline through these Christmas riddles?

Dive right in!

Where does Christmas come before Thanksgiving?

In the dictionary

What do you call a disrespectful reindeer?


Why didn’t the stocking want to eat Christmas dinner?

He was stuffed!

Where do Santa and the elves go for a swim?

The North Pool

What kind of pictures do elves take?


What’s white, red, and blue at Christmas time?

A sad candy cane!

Where do snowmen go to dance?

The snowball

Why do mummies like Christmas so much?

Because of all the wrapping!

What did the snowman order at the fast food restaurant?

An ice burger with chili sauce

What kind of bug hates Christmas?

A humbug

Which elf was the best singer?

ELFis Presley

What do you call Santa when he goes down a chimney with a fire at the bottom?

Krisp Cringle

How was the snow globe feeling?

A little shaken!

How do cats greet each other at Christmas?

Have a furry Merry Christmas and a Happy Mew Year.

What did Adam say the day before Christmas?

“It’s Christmas, Eve.”

If athletes get athletes foot, what do astronauts get?


Where do the three wise men go to get their robes tailored?


Who brings Christmas presents to fleas?

Old St. Tick

What do you use to decorate a canoe for Christmas?


How did Santa get lost on Christmas Eve?

He got mis-sled.

What conversation did one snowbank have with another?

Do you get the drift?

What caused the girl to place ice cubes in her aunt’s socks?

She desired to create antifreeze.

What do you call a glove that is constantly having issues?

Bad mitten.

What aspect of learning to skate is the most challenging?

The ice.

What do elves study in kindergarten?


Where do reindeer go to get their coffee?


When Santa is golfing, why does he carry an extra pair of pants?

In case he hits a hole-in-one.

How come the reindeer crossed the road?

The chicken had the day off.

Why is Santa Claus always cool?

Because he has millions of fans.

Difficult Christmas Riddles

Difficult Christmas Riddles

Riddles are mostly played when you want to have fun but still work your mind at the same time. While you think of what the answers can be, you forget the stress of your everyday life, at least for some time.

But that is not always the case. So, are you up for a serious game of riddles?

Then this section is for you. Here I have come up with some of the hardest Christmas riddles that you may come across – perfect for when you want to treat the gamer in you.

Do you have friends who you think have very good knowledge about Christmas – the stories behind it and how it started?

Then invite them to your home during the holidays for dinner and then sit with them for this exciting game of riddles.

So, are your friends ready to give their Christmas knowledge a test?

Start with the following questions!

What did Santa need when he sprained his ankle?

A candy cane

What do you call an old snowman?


Making everything white is my aim. No two pieces of me are ever the same. Playing with me is everyone’s favorite winter game. Do you know, what is my name?


Usually, during Christmas on doors, I am found with evergreens, pine cones, and berries arranged in a round. What am I?

A wreath

When going around the world, my red nose leads the way. I go to every country with my brothers as we pull Santa’s sleigh. Who am I?

Rudolph, the red-nosed reindeer

The inns were full in this little town, so in a manger, he was born. What is it?


All day I sit on a shelf, but come alive and move during the nights. I tell Santa who’s been naughty and who’s been nice. Who am I?

The Elf on the Shelf

I’m a Christmas treat that can be made into many things. I can be a cake, a cookie or an edible little cottage with icing. What am I?


What’s the difference between the Christmas alphabet and the ordinary alphabet?

The Christmas alphabet has NOEL!

What’s red and white, red and white, red and white?

Santa Claus rolling down a hill.

What did Mrs. Claus say to Santa when she looked at the sky?

“Looks like rain, dear.”

What do you call a snowman in the summer?

A puddle!

Which year would Christmas and New Years come in the same year?

Every year.

What is it that you can catch easily but cannot throw, especially during December?

A cold

Where do the reindeer go for Christmas dinner?

To their aunt-ler’s house.

What do you give an artistic dog for Christmas?


Why was the computer so quiet on Christmas Eve?

Because not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.

I get chopped, decorated, and on one end, you’ll see wings on top. What am I?

A Christmas tree

What would an apple and a Christmas tree get if they had a baby?

A pine-apple

Why was the Christmas tree so bad at knitting?

He was always dropping his needles!

Best Riddles About Christmas Carols

Best Riddles About Christmas Carols

All special occasion has special music of their own. And when it comes to Christmas, which is probably the biggest occasion of the year, it has the largest collection of its own music.

Yes, I am talking about Christmas carols. How many do you know of?

It is time for a short test!

This section is all about Christmas carols. They are sweet and musical, and they make you sing their hymn.

Even my little one starts singing along whenever she hears “Jingle Bells” on YouTube and dances to its music. It is so wholesome to watch her.

If you know the carols pretty well and you think your friends and family know about them too, you can ask them the following riddles.

Come, let’s get started!

What do fish sing at Christmas time?

Christmas corals

What song do sheep in Mexico sing at Christmas?

“Fleece Navidad!”

What is Frosty the Snowman’s favorite song?

“Freeze a Jolly Good Fellow”

What Christmas carol is a favorite of parents?

  “Silent Night”

Why do rappers like Christmas so much?

Because of all the wrapping!

This is a Christmas carol that has no sound or music. What is it?

“Silent Night”

Who is the lad who is a diminutive percussionist?

“The Little Drummer Boy”

What are cup-shaped instruments fashioned of a whitish metallic element?

“Silver Bells”

What is it called when you decorate the entryways?

“Deck the Halls”

What two things are wanted in December?

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

What song lyrics does Santa love to sing?

Your beard-er watch out, you beard-er not cry.

What does a snake sing at Christmas?

SSSssssssssssssilver Bells.

What’s a farmer’s favorite Christmas carol?

I’m Dreaming of a Wheat Christmas

What song do skunks sing at Christmas?

Jingle Smells

What Christmas carols do dogs like to sing?

Deck the howls.

What are red and green and grow on the ocean floor?

Christmas corals

What do Monkeys Sing at Christmas?

Jungle bells…Jungle bells

What song contains the line, “jack Frost nipping at your nose”?

“The Christmas Song”

What song do sheep in Mexico sing at Christmas?

“Fleece Navidad”

What do fish sing at Christmas?

Christmas Corals

Which Christmas song is also known by the name “Greensleeves”?

What child is this?

Which Christmas carol celebrates the globe with joy?

Joy to the world

Which type of sleigh is the one in the “jingle bells”?

One horse open

What is the title of the snowman in the song “winter wonderland”?

Parson Brown


Did you find the Christmas riddles listed above entertaining? Which of them cracked you the most?

And what are your plans for Christmas? You know not many days are left for the biggest festival of the year.

You can reply to me in the comments below!

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