Are you looking for new games and activities to make Christmas for your friends and family all the more fun and exciting than ever? How about playing the game of Christmas trivia questions?
Christmas is the time for all things fun and exciting. You have many things to do, from shopping for your favorite people and making them their favorite snacks to decorating the Christmas tree and lighting your house.
When one says Christmas, you are reminded of Santa Claus, reindeer, the Christmas tree, tradition, food, carol, and whatnot. Isn’t it?
And not to mention the merriment of kids and adults during this whole time.
You can arrange many games and activities to make your Christmas party a hit. One such game is Christmas trivia questions.
As the name suggests, this game is about how well you know about Christmas. It includes everything from years of traditions to food.
Do you know what the best thing about this game is?
You can ask Christmas trivia questions to adults and kids, as there are questions for everyone.
Don’t worry about what questions to select for your Christmas game night with your near and dear ones. I have got you covered.
I have come up with some of the best Christmas trivia questions you can ask your friends and family to see how they perform.
Yes, I have included the answers too!
So, what are you waiting for? Let us dive right in!
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Best Christmas Trivia Questions with Answers for Kids and Adults
The festival of Christmas is for everyone – no matter your age, gender, or race. And so, you need to consider everyone invited when planning a Christmas party at your home.
If you are planning some activities and games, it should be such that all can enjoy themselves and no one feels bored and left out. This one goes especially for kids, who tend to get bored easily.
This is where Christmas trivia questions fit the bill. These questions are engaging, as you get completely immersed in your thoughts while looking for answers. And who can ignore the joy of answering correctly?
I have done the hard work for you.
Here is a list of the best questions about Christmas with answers. So you don’t have to run anywhere looking for answers. All you need is to scroll!
Christmas Trivia Questions About Santa Claus
Can you imagine Christmas without Santa Claus?
Well, I cannot!
From my childhood days to now, I feel good whenever I see this older adult in pictures and movies and when someone dresses up like him during Christmas.
When I was a kid, I used to keep aside empty socks on the eve of Christmas so that Santa Claus could fill them with gifts. And every time I found candies or other items that were put inside them by my parents, I was super happy. And I guess it is the story of all kids!
Now, tell me. How much do you know about our very own Santa Claus? Do you know where he was born? Do you know what people call him in France?
Or, do you know which person the character of Santa Claus is based on?
How about a test?
In this section, I have come up with the best trivia questions about Santa Claus that you can ask your friends and family on the eve of Christmas.
I have included questions for kids and adults so you don’t have to go around looking for them.
What soft drink company was the first to use Santa Claus in its advertising?White Rock Beverages.
St. Nicholas is the patron saint of _______.Sailors, children, wolves, and pawnbrokers.
Who did Santa bring back to life?A melted Frosty.
In what two countries is Santa known as “Pere Noel”?France and Belgium.
What is Santa called in the United Kingdom (Great Britain, England)?Father Christmas.
What did Ralphie want Santa Claus to bring him in the 1983 movie “A Christmas Story?”A Red Ryder BB Gun.
What do they call Santa Claus in Italy?Babbo Natale.
Why did Santa Claus need Rudolph to guide his sleigh on Christmas Eve?It was too foggy and Santa needed the light from Rudolph’s nose to see.
In what decade did NORAD (North American Aerospace Defense Command) first track Santa on Christmas Eve?1955.
How many churches are dedicated to St. Nicholas?More than 2,000 churches.
What do Swedish children leave for Santa Claus?Coffee.
According to Clement Clarke Moore’s “A Visit from St. Nicholas,” Santa is ______.A jolly old elf.
What does Santa tell Ralphie when he asks for a Red Ryder BB Gun in A Christmas Story?“You’ll shoot your eye out.”
What country was the original Santa Claus from?Turkey.
What is the original name of the 1822 poem “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas?”“A Visit from St. Nicholas.”
Who wrote the poem “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas?”Clement Moore.
What beverage company started to use Santa Claus in its advertising in 1931 and has continued to do so ever since?Coca-Cola.
How many reindeer does Santa have?Nine.
What are the names of the original eight reindeer that pull Santa’s sleigh?Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, and Blitzen.
One foggy Christmas Eve, Santa needed help guiding his sleigh through the stormy night. Who did he ask for help?Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer!
What do you hang on Christmas Eve near the fireplace?Stockings.
What presents does Santa bring to naughty children?A piece of coal.
People decorate their trees with _____ before adding Christmas lights.Candles.
Whose nose was a button?Frosty snowman
What is the name of the place of Jesus Christ’s birth?Bethlehem
What color belt does Santa wear?Black
Where is the home of Santa Claus?Northern Pole
What is the French name for Santa Claus?Pere Noel
Christmas Trivia Questions About Movies
How big of a movie buff are you? Have you watched movies about Christmas?
I am a HUGE fan of Christmas movies, be they animated, romantic, or comedy. Those movies bring the festivities of the season alive so well.
You can find so many romantic comedies on Netflix. I love binge-watching them during the holidays and throughout the year. They are so wholesome to watch.
Have you watched Falling for Christmas on Netflix?
This is a new addition to their list of Christmas movies.
Lindsay Lohan plays the female lead in this rom-com. I have been a big fan of hers since her Mean Girls days.
And I enjoyed every bit of this movie. It is kind of a feel-good movie – the kind I like to watch, especially when I want to destress.
This section is all about Christmas movies. It tests how regular of a movie watcher you are. Keeping in mind that kids will also be there at your Christmas party, I have included Christmas trivia movie questions for kids too.
What’s the name of the guardian angel who takes George Bailey on his journey?Clarence
Who directed It’s a Wonderful Life?Frank Capra
Why is George ineligible for service in World War II?He’s deaf in one ear.
What’s the name of the town It’s a Wonderful Life takes place in?Bedford Falls
What book did George receive as a gift from Clarence?The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Who’s the actor who plays George Bailey?James Stewart
What’s the name of George’s youngest daughter?Zuzu
In the world where George was never born, what occupation does Mary have?Librarian
What does George’s brother, Harry, become when he joins the service?A Navy pilot
In the universe where George was never born, Bedford Falls has a different name. What is it?Pottersville
What event caused George to lose hearing in his left ear?He saved Harry from drowning.
Which New York town in the Finger Lakes region is believed to be the inspiration for Bedford Falls?Seneca Falls
Who plays Doris Walker?Maureen O’Hara
What’s the name of the lawyer who defends Kris Kringle in court?Fred Gailey
How many Oscars did Miracle on 34th Street win?3 Oscars
How do Doris and Fred know each other?They’re neighbors.
Which famous actress played Susan Walker?Natalie Wood
What gift does Susan ask Kris Kringle for?A house
How much weight did Edmund Gwenn gain for the role of Kris Kringle?30 pounds
True or false: Miracle on 34th Street was released in November 1947.False; it was released in June 1947.
Christmas Trivia Questions About Carols
The first Christmas carol I ever came across was Jingle Bells when I was a kid. And since then, I have been a huge fan of this song.
These days, even my toddler sings it and dances to its tune. Watching her is a treat to my eyes.
Kids love Christmas carols, as they get to sing to their melodies and tunes, and they are easy to memorize. And adults are no exception to it.
This section of Christmas trivia is dedicated to carols. There are so many carols out there that not all of us know about all of them.
Here I have come up with questions about some of the most popular Christmas carols. So, let’s see how well you know about traditional Christmas songs.
Check these questions out!
Which of the spirits don’t speak to Scrooge?The Ghost of Christmas Yet To Come.
What does Jacob Marley drag as a result of his sinful life?Heavy chains forged from lockboxes
Why does Scrooge like the darkness?It costs less money.
Who appears in Scrooge’s door knocker?Jacob Marley’s ghost.
Who is in the Grave in Stave Four in ‘A Christmas Carol’?Ebenezer Scrooge.
In which year was ‘A Christmas Carol’ written?1843
Who is Fred’s Mother?Fan, who is Scrooge’s sister.
Why does Belle end her engagement with Scrooge?Because Scrooge is consumed by greed.
To whom does Scrooge send a Christmas turkey?The Cratchit family.
Who brings Scrooge home from school?Fan.
Which spirit takes Scrooge to a ship at sea?The Ghost of Christmas Present.
Who asks Scrooge for a charitable contribution?Two portly gentlemen.
What’s Scrooge’s typical response to Merry Christmas?“Bah! Humbug!”
Who said, “Ye will erase it at no cost to us.”Scrooge.
What actor plays the role of old Scrooge in the 1984 film?George C. Scott.
Who is the author of ‘A Christmas Carol‘?Charles Dickens.
What is the Ghost of Christmas Present’s throne made up of?Food.
Which of the spirits has a glowing head?The Ghost of Christmas Past.
Where does Martha work?At a milliner’s.
Who inherits Bob Cratchit’s shirt?Peter.
What popular Christmas carol comes to mind?“Jingle Bells”
What is Ebenezer’s second name in “A Christmas Carol”?Scrooge
Christmas Trivia Questions About Traditions
Christmas is not just about celebration. It is about traditions too. Yes, people don’t really follow all the traditions these days, but there are many.
While writing this article, I came across some of those Christmas traditions, and I can say that I am fascinated.
While answering these questions, you will learn a lot about those centuries-old traditions that most people still follow.
How well do you know about Christmas traditions? For example, do you know what the twelve days of Christmas mean? Do you know in which traditional Christmas decorations strands of silver were used?
It is time to see how well you perform.
Which ornament is traditionally placed on the top of our Christmas trees?A star or an angel.
When was the first Christmas tree lit up in the Rockefeller Center?In 1933.
Throughout the holiday season, under which type of plant are people supposed to kiss?Mistletoe
In which country do people celebrate Christmas by gathering on the beach?Australia.
Which country is known to have a tradition of a witch dropping gifts for children through the chimney at Christmas?Italy.
Which country started the tradition of putting up a Christmas tree first?Germany.
When was the first Christmas card sent, and who created it?It was first sent in 184, and the card was designed by John Horsley, an English academic painter, illustrator, and designer.
What country has the tradition of filling children’s clogs with treats and candies on December 5th?The Netherlands.
When gold was dropped down the chimney of the home of three poor sisters, it created the Christmas tradition known as….?Stockings by the fireplace (the gold was allegedly dropped down to help the sisters fulfill their dowry).
What type of bird often appears on Christmas cards?Robin.
It is believed that naughty kids will receive coal from Santa Claus on Christmas Eve. Is this true or false?True.
What was the highest-grossing Christmas movie of all time?Home Alone.
How long does it take for a tree to reach the average, ideal “Christmas tree” height?15 years.
What animated 2004 film is about a train that carries kids to the North Pole on Christmas Eve?The Polar Express.
How do you say Merry Christmas in Hawaiian?Mele Kalikimaka.
What did the other reindeer not let Rudolph do because of his shiny red nose?Join in any reindeer games.
Which popular holiday plant is known to be an aphrodisiac?Mistletoe
One of Santa’s reindeer shares a name with a famous symbol of Valentine’s Day. Which reindeer is that?Cupid.
What are the two other most popular names for Santa Claus?Kris Kringle and Saint Nick.
How many ghosts show up in A Christmas Carol?Four.
What shades are associated with Christmas?Green and red.
What types of homes are made and decorated most frequently?Gingerbread
What do you adorn with ornaments?A tree.
Christmas Trivia Questions About Food
Food is an essential part of any occasion and the eve of Christmas is no exception to it.
I like trying out new dishes every now and then. This is the reason why you can find me at any newly-opened café in the city on the weekends. Yes, that is how I like using my free time – eating and traveling.
From this, you can say how much I love the food scene of the holiday season! I literally wait for an entire year just to have a bite of the Christmas-special turkey. I live for the stuffing, you know.
And who can miss the apple pie and raisin pudding? My mom makes them the best.
I have dedicated this section to food – not just any other food, but Christmas food.
Do you love to eat like me? Are you a fan of Christmas food too?
Then you will be able to answer these questions, I suppose.
Let us see!
The most popular Christmas dinner main item is turkey, but what is the most popular vegetarian alternative?The Nutroast.
In ‘The Christmas Song,’ what was ‘roasting on an open fire’?Chestnuts
Which way do you stir a Christmas pudding mixture for good luck?Clockwise
In Tudor times, they roasted a bird before putting it back together (including the feathers) and served it to impress guests at a Christmas banquet. Which bird was it?Peacock
In Japan, which famous fast food restaurant brand is a traditional Christmas treat?KFC
How many mince pies does the average Brit eat over Christmas?d) 27
a) 6 b) 11 c) 21 d) 27
In the old days, women in England who wanted to find a husband ate what at Christmas for good luck?Gingerbread men
What is the meal consisting of leftover vegetables served on 26th December?Bubble and Squeak
What is the name of the traditional Italian cake eaten at Christmas?Panettone
What would you stick into an onion when following a traditional bread sauce recipe?Cloves
Which fruit was often found in children’s Christmas stockings in the UK and considered to be a luxury?An orange
Which English monarch was affectionately known as the ‘Pudding King’ because he requested plum pudding for his first Christmas dinner in England?King George 1st
The cinnamon bread known as Kanellängd comes from which country?Sweden
What should be eaten on each of the 12 days of Christmas to ensure good luck for the year ahead?A mince pie
Stollen is the traditional fruit cake of which country?Germany
Bounce Berry is another name for which Christmas berry?Cranberry
True or false: Before turkey became popular, the traditional Christmas dinner in England included a pig’s head smothered in mustard?True
What is the name of the skin that hangs from a turkey’s neck?A wattle
What was the Goose Club in the Victorian era?A way for the poor to save for a bird to eat at Christmas
Babka, a sweet bread or cake filled with a variety of sweet fillings such as chocolate, is popular with which ethnoreligious group?Jewish
Which food did the children dream about in the poem “Twas the Night Before Christmas”?Sugar plums
Which popular holiday foods have a long shelf life?Fruitcake
Which foods and beverages are customarily left out for Santa on Christmas Eve?Cookies and Milk
Which type of food do you give to Santa’s reindeer?Oats and carrots.
Christmas Trivia Questions About Reindeer
Reindeer are very important for Santa’s carriage. And not to mention how cute they look!
Do you know how many reindeer there are in Santa’s carriage?
Well, this is an easy one and perfect for kids to answer. But there are some tough ones too. Those are meant for adults.
Do you know the name of which reindeer is based on the German word thunder?
So, in this section, I have mixed difficult questions about reindeer with easy ones so that the kids and the adults both can enjoy the Christmas trivia session.
Are you ready to answer?
Which reindeer is named after thunder?Donner (the German word for “thunder”).
What vegetable allows Santa’s reindeer to fly?Carrots.
Which department store is said to have created Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer?Rudolph was created in 1939 by Robert L. May as an advertising gimmick for Montgomery Ward.
How many reindeer pull Santa’s sleigh?Nine.
Can you name some of them?Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, and Blitzen.
Why do the other reindeer tease Rudolph?They teased him because of his red nose.
Which poem was the first publication to mention Santa’s reindeer?“Old Santeclaus with Much Delight.”
What is the name of Rudolph’s son?Robbie the Reindeer.
Which mountains in Canada are named after the eight original reindeer?The Christmas Mountains.
In 1979, women’s groups, politician’s and seniors’ organizations protested which Christmas song?“Grandma got run over by a reindeer.”
What was the name of the talking snowman who narrated the story?Sam
Which character shared a name with a territory in Canada?Yukon Cornelius
What is the name of the elf?Hermey
What is the name of the deer that Rudolph befriends at the reindeer games?Fireball
Who is the father of Rudolph?Donner
How did Donner, Rudolph’s father, try to hide Rudolph’s nose?He covered it with black mud.
For what reason did the Jack-in-the-Box find himself on the Island of Misfit Toys?His name was Charlie
What is the name of the prospector?Yukon Cornelius
What does the Misfit Elf want to be instead of a Santa Elf?A Dentist
What is the name of the reindeer who is the coach for the Reindeer Games?Comet
What type of creature pulls Santa’s sleigh?Reindeer
Along with Rudolph, how many other reindeer are there?Nine
How many different ways does “Twas the Night Before Christmas” mention reindeer?Eight without Rudolph
Here ends my list of the best Christmas trivia questions. As I have included the answers too, you don’t have to do any work. All you need is to ask these questions to your friends and family and have fun hearing their answers.
Did you like the questions about the holiday season? Which section did you enjoy the most? Which was the easiest section for you, and which was the hardest?
Do you want me to add some more sections about Christmas trivia?
Let me know in the comments!
Hi, I am Claudia, I run TheQueenMomma’s content creation team, personally focusing on topics which add joy to people’s life. You would usually see me writing on topics like Jokes, Riddles, Truth & Dare as well as Baby Names etc.
In my professional career, I have a Bachelor’s and Master’s in sociology and specialize in media and crime. Once I finished my education, I began my career working as a journalist, reporting on various topics like crime, justice and family law. Even though I valued journalism, I came to the realization that I wanted to have a more immediate impact in people’s lives as well as bring joy to them.