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+130 Best Christmas Trivia Questions For Family Gathering

+130 Best Christmas Trivia Questions For Family Gathering

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Quynh Anh Vu 24 Nov 2022 10 min read

What could be better than a Christmas Eve gathering with loved ones? Let’s have memorable moments filled with laughter with Christmas trivia questions!

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Round 1: Christmas Trivia Questions For Kids

  • Which color is Santa’s belt? Answer: Black
  • How many tips does a snowflake have?  Answer: Six
  • Which tree is traditionally used as a Christmas tree? Answer: Pine or fir tree
  • What do you call a group of people who go from door to door singing Christmas songs? Answer: Carolers
  • As per tradition, what do people put on the top of a Christmas tree? Answer: An angel
  • What does Santa drive? Answer: A sleigh.
  • What kind of animal pulls Santa’s sleigh? Answer: Reindeer
  • What are traditional Christmas colors? Answer: Red and green
  • What does Santa say? Answer: Ho ho ho.
  • Which reindeer has a red nose? Answer: Rudolph.

How many gifts are given for the 12 days of Christmas? 

  • 364
  • 365
  • 366

Fill in the blank: Before Christmas lights, people put ____ on their tree. 

  • Stars
  • Candles
  • Flowers

What did Frosty The Snowman do when a magic hat was placed on his head?

  • He began to dance around
  • He began to sing along
  • He began to draw a star

Who is Santa married to? 

  • Mrs. Claus.
  • Mrs. Dunphy
  • Mrs. Green

What food do you leave out for the reindeer? 

  • Apples
  • Carrots.
  • Potatoes

Round 2: Christmas Trivia Questions For Adults

  • How many ghosts show up in A Christmas Carol? Answer: Four
  • Where was baby Jesus born? Answer: In Bethlehem
  • What are the two other most popular names for Santa Claus? Answer: Kris Kringle and Saint Nick
  • How do you say “Merry Christmas” in Spanish? Answer: Feliz Navidad
  • What is the name of the last ghost that visits Scrooge in A Christmas Carol? Answer: The Ghost of Christmas Yet To Come
  • Which was the first state to declare Christmas an official holiday? Answer: Alabama
  • Three of Santa’s reindeer’s names begin with the letter “D.” What are those names? Answer: Dancer, Dasher, and Donner
  • Which Christmas song contains the lyric “Everyone dancing merrily in the new old-fashioned way?” Answer: “Rocking Around The Christmas Tree”
Christmas Trivia Questions – Photo: freepik

What are you supposed to do when you find yourself under the mistletoe? 

  • Hug
  • Kiss
  • Hold hands

How fast does Santa have to travel to deliver the presents to all the homes in the world?

  • 4,921 miles
  • 49,212 miles
  • 492,120 miles
  • 4,921,200 miles

What wouldn’t you find in a Mince pie? 

  • Meat
  • Cinnamon
  • Dried fruit
  • Pastry

How many years was Christmas banned in the UK (in the 17th century)?

  • 3 months
  • 13 years
  • 33 years
  • 63 years

Which company often uses Santa in their marketing or advertising? Hint: Sometimes Santa is with polar bears. 

  • Pepsi
  • Coca-Cola
  • Mountain Dew

Round 3: Christmas Trivia Questions For Movie Lovers

What is the name of the town where the Grinch lives?

  • Whoville 
  • Buckhorn
  • Winden
  • Hilltown

How many Home Alone films are there?

  • 6

What are the 4 main food groups that elves stick to, according to the movie Elf?

  • Candy corn 
  • Eggnog 
  • Cotton candy 
  • Candy 
  • Candy canes 
  • Candied bacon 
  • Syrup

According to one movie in 2007 starring Vince Vaughn, what’s the name of Santa’s bitter older brother?

  • John Nick 
  • Brother Christmas 
  • Fred Klaus 
  • Dan Kringle

Which muppet was the narrator in 1992’s The Muppets Christmas Carol?

  • Kermit 
  • Miss Piggy 
  • Gonzo 
  • Sam the Eagle

What’s the name of Jack Skellington’s ghost dog in The Nightmare Before Christmas?

  • Bounce 
  • Zero 
  • Bounce 
  • Mango

What movie stars Tom Hanks as an animated conductor?

  • Winter Wonderland 
  • Polar Express 
  • Cast Away 
  • Arctic Collision

What toy did Howard Langston want to buy in the 1996 film Jingle All the Way?

  • Action Man 
  • Buffman 
  • Turbo Man 
  • The Human Axe

Match these movies to the place they are set!

Miracle on 34th Street (New York) // Love Actually (London) // Frozen (Arendelle) // The Nightmare Before Christmas (Halloween Town)

What’s the name of the film that features the song “We’re Walking in the Air?” Answer: The Snowman

You can make your own Christmas Movie Quiz 2022 night with 75+ questions in easy, medium, and challenging levels. There’s even a separate question-and-answer section for popular movies like Elf and The Night Before Christmas.

Round 4: Christmas Trivia Questions For Music Lovers

Christmas Trivia Questions For Music Lovers

Name the Songs (from the lyrics)

“Seven swans a-swimming”

  • Winter Wonderland 
  • Deck the Halls 
  • 12 Days of Christmas 
  • Away in a Manger

“Sleep in heavenly peace”

  • Silent Night 
  • Little Drummer Boy 
  • Christmas Time is Here 
  • Last Christmas

“Sing we joyous all together, heedless of the wind and weather”

  • Santa Baby 
  • Jingle Bell Rock 
  • Sleigh Ride 
  • Deck the Halls

“With a corn cob pipe and a button nose and two eyes made out of coal”

  • Frosty the Snowman 
  • Oh, Christmas Tree 
  • Merry Xmas Everybody 
  • Feliz Navidad

“I won’t even stay awake to hear those magic reindeer click”

  • All I Want for Christmas is You
  • Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow!
  • Do They Know it’s Christmas?
  • Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town

“O tannenbaum, o tannenbaum, how lovely are thy branches”

  • O Come O Come Emmanuel 
  • Silver Bells 
  • O Christmas Tree 
  • Angels we Have Heard on High

“I wanna wish you a merry Christmas from the bottom of my heart”

  • God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen 
  • Little Saint Nick 
  • Feliz Navidad
  • Ave Maria

“Snow is falling all around us, my baby’s coming home for Christmas”

  • Christmas Lights 
  • Yodel for Santa 
  • One More Sleep 
  • Holiday Kisses

“Feelin’ like the first thing on your wish list, right up at the top”

  • Like It’s Christmas 
  • Santa Tell Me 
  • My Gift is You 
  • 8 Days of Christmas

“When you’re still waiting for the snow to fall, it doesn’t really feel like Christmas at all”

  • This Christmas 
  • Someday at Christmas 
  • Christmas in Hollis 
  • Christmas Lights

With our free Christmas Music Quiz, you will find ultimate questions from classic Christmas carols to Xmas number-one hits, from quiz lyrics to song titles.

Round 5: Christmas Trivia Questions – What is it?

  • A small, sweet pie of dried fruit and spices. Answer: Mince pie
  • A human-like creature made of snow. Answer: Snowman
  • A colorful item, pulled together with others to release the stuff inside. Answer: Cracker
  • A baked cookie styled in the shape of a human. Answer: Gingerbread Man
  • A sock hung on Christmas eve with presents inside. Answer: Stocking
  • Besides frankincense and myrrh, the gift that the 3 wise men presented to Jesus on Christmas day. Answer: Gold
  • A small, round, orange bird that is associated with Christmas. Answer: Robin
  • The green character who stole Christmas. Answer: The Grinch

Round 6: Christmas Food Questions 

In which chain of fast food do people usually eat on Christmas Day in Japan?

  • Burger King
  • KFC
  • Mc Donald’s
  • Dunkin Donuts

Which type of meat was the most popular Christmas meat in the Middle Ages in Britain?

  • Duck
  • Capon
  • Goose
  • Peacock

Where might you enjoy kiviak, a meal of fermented bird wrapped in seal skin at Christmas?

  • Greenland 
  • Mongolia
  • India

Which food is mentioned in the poem Old Christmastide by Sir Walter Scot?

  • Plum porridge
  • Fig pudding
  • Mince pie
  • Raisin bread

To which Christmas figure are chocolate coins associated?

  • Santa Claus
  • The Elves
  • St Nicholas
  • Rudolf

What is the name of the traditional Italian cake eaten at Christmas?

Answer: Panettone

There is no egg in Eggnog. Answer: False

In the UK, a silver sixpence used to be placed into the Christmas pudding mix. Answer: True

Cranberry Sauce is a traditional Christmas sauce in the UK. Answer: True

In the 1998 Thanksgiving episode of Friends, Chandler puts a turkey on his head. Answer: False, it was Monica

Round 7: Christmas Drinks Questions

Which alcohol is traditionally added to the base of a Christmas trifle? Answer: Sherry

Traditionally served hot at Christmas, with what is mulled wine made from? Answer: Red wine, sugar, spices

The Bellini cocktail was invented at Harry’s Bar in which city? Answer: Venice

Which country likes to start the festive season with a warming glass of Bombardino, a mixture of brandy and advocaat? Answer: Italy

Which alcoholic ingredient is used in a Snowball cocktail? Answer: Advocaat

Which spirit is traditionally poured on top of a Christmas pudding and then lit?

  • Vodka
  • Gin
  • Brandy
  • Tequila

What is another name for the warm red wine with spices, usually drunk at Christmas?

  • Gluhwein
  • Ice wine
  • Madeira
  • Moscato
It’s time for the family!

Short Ver: 40 Family Christmas Quiz Questions and Answers

Kid-friendly Christmas quiz? We’ve got 40 questions right here for you to throw the ultimate family bash with your loved ones.

Round 1: Christmas Films

  1. What is the name of the town where the Grinch lives?
    Whoville // Buckhorn // Winden // Hilltown
  2. How many Home Alone films are there?
    3 // 4 // 5 // 6
  3. What are the 4 main food groups that elves stick to, according to the movie Elf?
    Candy corn // Eggnog // Cotton candy // Candy // Candy canes // Candied bacon // Syrup
  4. According to one movie in 2007 starring Vince Vaughn, what’s the name of Santa’s bitter older brother?
    John Nick // Brother Christmas // Fred Klaus // Dan Kringle
  5. Which muppet was the narrator in 1992’s The Muppets Christmas Carol?
    Kermit // Miss Piggy // Gonzo // Sam the Eagle
  6. What’s the name of Jack Skellington’s ghost dog in The Nightmare Before Christmas?
    Bounce // Zero // Bounce // Mango
  7. What movie stars Tom Hanks as an animated conductor?
    Winter Wonderland // Polar Express // Cast Away // Arctic Collision
  8. Match these movies to the place they are set!
    Miracle on 34th Street (New York) // Love Actually (London) // Frozen (Arendelle) // The Nightmare Before Christmas (Halloween Town)
  9. What’s the name of the film that features the song ‘We’re Walking in the Air’?
    The Snowman
  10. What toy did Howard Langston want to buy in the 1996 film Jingle All the Way?
    Action Man // Buffman // Turbo Man // The Human Axe

Round 2: Christmas Around the World

  1. Which European country has a Christmas tradition in which a monster called The Krampus terrorises children?
    Switzerland // Slovakia // Austria // Romania
  2. In which country is it popular to eat KFC on Christmas Day?
    USA // South Korea // Peru // Japan
  3. In which country is Lapland, where Santa is from?
    Singapore // Finland // Ecuador // South Africa
  4. Match these Santas with their native languages!
    Père Noël (French) // Babbo Natale (Italian) // Weihnachtsmann (German) // Święty Mikołaj (Polish)
  5. Where might you find a sand snowman on Christmas Day?
    Monaco // Laos // Australia // Taiwan
  6. What eastern European country celebrates Christmas on 7th of January?
    Poland // Ukraine // Greece // Hungary
  7. Where would you find the world’s largest Christmas market?
    Canada // China // UK // Germany
  8. In which country do people give apples to each other on Ping’an Ye (Christmas Eve)?
    Kazakhstan // Indonesia // New Zealand // China
  9. Where might you see Ded Moroz, the blue Santa Claus (or ‘Grandfather Frost’)?
    Russia // Mongolia // Lebanon // Tahiti
  10. Where might you enjoy kiviak, a meal of fermented bird wrapped in seal skin at Christmas?
    Greenland // Vietnam // Mongolia // India
It’s Christmas Time! – Photo: freepik

Round 3: What is it?

  1. A small, sweet pie of dried fruit and spices.
    Mince pie
  2. A human-like creature made of snow.
    Snowman
  3. A colourful item, pulled together with others to release the stuff inside.
    Cracker
  4. The reindeer with the red nose.
    Rudolph
  5. A plant with white berries that we kiss under at Christmastime.
    Mistletoe
  6. A baked cookie styled in the shape of a human.
    Gingerbread Man
  7. A sock hung on Christmas eve with presents inside.
    Stocking
  8. Besides frankincense and myrrh, the gift that the 3 wise men presented to Jesus on Christmas day.
    Gold
  9. A small, round, orange bird that is associated with Christmas.
    Robin
  10. The green character who stole Christmas.
    The Grinch

Round 4: Name the Songs (from the lyrics)

  1. Seven swans a-swimming.
    Winter Wonderland // Deck the Halls // 12 Days of Christmas // Away in a Manger
  2. Sleep in heavenly peace.
    Silent Night // Little Drummer Boy // Christmas Time is Here // Last Christmas
  3. Sing we joyous all together, heedless of the wind and weather.
    Santa Baby // Jingle Bell Rock // Sleigh Ride // Deck the Halls
  4. With a corn cob pipe and a button nose and two eyes made out of coal.
    Frosty the Snowman // Oh, Christmas Tree // Merry Xmas Everybody // Feliz Navidad
  5. I won’t even stay awake to hear those magic reindeer click.
    All I Want for Christmas is You // Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow! // Do They Know it’s Christmas? // Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town
  6. O tannenbaum, o tannenbaum, how lovely are thy branches.
    O Come O Come Emmanuel // Silver Bells // O Christmas Tree // Angels we Have Heard on High
  7. I wanna wish you a merry Christmas from the bottom of my heart.
    God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen // Little Saint Nick // Feliz Navidad // Ave Maria
  8. Snow is falling all around us, my baby’s coming home for Christmas.
    Christmas Lights // Yodel for Santa // One More Sleep // Holiday Kisses
  9. Feelin’ like the first thing on your wish list, right up at the top.
    Like It’s Christmas // Santa Tell Me // My Gift is You // 8 Days of Christmas
  10. When you’re still waiting for the snow to fall, it doesn’t really feel like Christmas at all.
    This Christmas // Someday at Christmas // Christmas in Hollis // Christmas Lights

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  1. Set up a Zoom call with your family and share your screen.
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  3. Share the unique URL code at the top of the slide with your players.
  4. Each player enters that code into their phone browsers.
  5. Each player picks a name (and maybe a team).
  6. Play!

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