159 Fun Christmas Trivia Questions

Christmas trivia questions are Christmas-related prompts you can use during a quiz. Examples include “What is the capital city of Christmas Island?” “What country is the largest exporter of Christmas trees?” and “What are the ingredients for mulled wine?” With these questions, you and your colleagues or family members can show how smart you are while having festive fun.

These prompts are similar to Christmas quiz questions and Christmas Jeopardy questions. Trivia is an example of virtual holiday games for large groups.

This list includes:

  • funny Christmas quiz questions
  • Christmas trivia questions for adults
  • fun family Christmas trivia questions
  • hard Christmas trivia questions
  • Christmas movie trivia questions

Let’s get to it!

Funny Christmas quiz questions

  1. Q: What is the chemical formula of snow?
    A: H2O
  2. Q: What company first introduced Santa Claus’ red and white costume in an advertisement?
    A: Coca-Cola
  3. Q: What fairy tale was the inspiration for the first gingerbread houses?
    A: Hansel and Gretel
  4. Q: What do you call a female turkey?
    A: A hen
  5. Q: What was the traditional English Christmas dinner before turkey prevailed?
    A: Pig’s head with mustard
  6. Q: What are two other popular names for Santa Claus?
    A: Saint Nick and Kris Kringle
  7. Q: What is the total number of gifts given in the song “12 Days of Christmas” song? 
    A: 64 gifts
  8. Q: Santa Claus initially dressed up in purple, blue, or green, true or false?
    A: True
  9. Q: What did people put on their trees before the invention of Christmas lights?
    A: Candles
  10. Q: Who made modern-day gingerbread famous?
    A: Queen Elizabeth I
  11. Q: In what country do children’s clogs get filled with candies on December 5th?
    A: The Netherlands
  12. Q: What popular Christmas song was, in fact, written for Thanksgiving?
    A: “Jingle Bells”
  13. Q: How many candles are there on an Advent wreath?
    A: Four candles
  14. Q: What is the meaning of the word “Santa?”
    A: Saint
  15. Q: What are the names of Santa’s nine reindeer?
    A: Blitzen, Comet, Cupid, Dancer, Donner, Dasher, Prancer, Rudolph, and Vixen
  16. Q: “Seeing isn’t believing. Believing is seeing.” In what movie were these words said?
    A: The Polar Express

Christmas trivia questions for adults

  1. Q: What is the name of the US president that banned Christmas trees from the White House?
    A: Theodore Roosevelt
  2. Q: The dessert called “White Christmas,” made from dried fruit and coconut oil, originated from which country?
    A: Australia
  3. Q: Snowball cocktails contain which alcoholic ingredient?
    A: Advocaat
  4. Q: What is Santa Claus known as in Dutch?
    A: Sinterklaas
  5. Q: What is the most popular Christmas-themed ballet of all time?
    A: The Nutcracker
  6. Q: Traditionally, what do Ukrainians put on their Christmas tree to attract good luck?
    A: Spider’s web
  7. Q: To make Christmas trifles, what alcohol should you add as the base?
    A: Sherry
  8. Q: What plant prompts people to share a smooch during Christmas?
    A: Mistletoe
  9. Q: What are the ingredients for mulled wine?
    A: Red wine, herbs, spices, and sugar
  10. Q: Which country decorates Christmas trees with spiderwebs?
    A: Ukraine
  11. Q: What would be your Zodiac star sign if you were born on Christmas?
    A: Capricorn
  12. Q: What is the average number of years a tree takes to reach the average “Christmas tree?”
    A: 15 years

Fun family Christmas trivia questions

  1. Q: Where was baby Jesus born?
    A: Bethlehem
  2. Q: What was the original title of the song “The Little Drummer Boy?”
    A: Carol of the Drum
  3. Q: How many days are there between Christmas and Epiphany?
    A: 12 days
  4. Q: How do you say “Merry Xmas” in Spanish?
    A: Feliz Navidad
  5. Q: What do the French call Santa?
    A: Père Noel
  6. Q: Who are Santa’s little helpers?
    A: Elves
  7. Q: On Christmas Eve, what piece of clothing do people hang near a fireplace?
    A: Stocking
  8. Q: Who wrote the famous song “Frosty the Snowman?”
    A: Walter Rollins and Steve Nelson
  9. Q: Where was Saint Nicholas born?
    A: Turkey
  10. Q: Which of Santa’s reindeer is the most famous?
    A: Rudolph
  11. Q: Candy canes originated from which country?
    A: Germany
  12. Q: Who spies on kids and reports to Santa children that are naughty or nice?
    A: An Elf on the Shelf
  13. Q: Where did the Nativity occur?
    A: Bethlehem
  14. Q: What is another name for Christmas trees?
    A: Yule-tree
  15. Q: What was the gift on the seventh day in the popular song “12 days of Christmas?”
    A: Seven swans a-swimming
  16. Q: What animal pulls Santa’s sleigh?
    A: Reindeer
  17. Q: What Christmas food do kids leave for Santa?
    A: Milk and cookies
  18. Q: What three gifts did Baby Jesus receive at birth?
    A: Gold, frankincense, and myrrh
  19. Q: What does the word “Noel” mean in Latin?
    A: Birth
  20. Q: What is the total number of “la’s” in three verses of “Deck the Halls?”
    A: 96
  21. Q: What holiday goodies have a staff shape to remind children of the Shepherds who visited Jesus?
    A: Candy canes
  22. Q: How many ladies are dancing in the “12 Days of Christmas” song?
    A: Nine ladies
  23. Q: What gift would Santa put inside a naughty child’s stocking?
    A: A lump of coal
  24. Q: What are the names of the kings that visited baby Jesus?
    A: Casper, Melchior, and Balthazar
  25. Q: In “Winter Wonderland,” what was the snowman called?
    A: Pearson Brown
  26. Q: Which character is famous for stealing Christmas presents and decorations?
    A: The Grinch
  27. Q: Who first started the Elf on the Shelf tradition?
    A: Carol Aebersold and her two daughters
  28. Q: What are the two traditional Christmas colors?
    A: Red and green
  29. Q: Where does Santa live?
    A: North Pole
  30. Q: Name two of Santa’s reindeer whose names start with “C?”
    A: Cupid and Comet
  31. Q: What was the Christmas tree decor once made of silver color?
    A: Tinsel

Hard Christmas trivia questions

  1. Q: What country is the largest exporter of Christmas trees?
    A: Canada
  2. Q: What is the capital city of Christmas Island?
    A: Flying Fish Cove
  3. Q: What is the name of the country where people believe that a witch drops gifts from a chimney on Christmas?
    A: Italy
  4. Q: Which country first started putting up Christmas trees?
    A: Germany
  5. Q: Who invented electric Christmas lights?
    A: Thomas Edison
  6. Q: What Christmas song has the lyrics “Say hello to friends you know and everyone you meet?”
    A: Holly Jolly Christmas
  7. Q: What tradition does caroling originate from?
    A: English custom of wassailing
  8. Q: What year was the first Christmas card sent?
    A: 1843
  9. Q: What popular book has these words, “Christmas doesn’t come from a store; maybe Christmas perhaps means a little bit more?”
    A: How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss
  10. Q: Oklahoma was the first state in the US to officially declare Christmas as a holiday, true or false?
    A: False
  11. Q: KFC is a favorite Christmas meal in what country?
    A: Japan
  12. Q: Theodore Roosevelt was the US president known for having his own eggnog recipe, true or false?
    A: False. The president was George Washington
  13. Q: Who sang the song “White Christmas?”
    A: Bing Crosby
  14. Q: What was the original title of the poem “Twas the Night Before Christmas?”
    A: A Visit from St. Nicholas
  15. Q: England once banned the celebration of Christmas. True or false?
    A: True
  16. Q: Who was the political cartoonist to draw the visual prototype of Santa popular today?
    A: Thomas Nast
  17. Q: Between 1659 and 1681 in Boston, what Christian group banned Christmas?
    A: The Puritans
  18. Q: What were the first artificial Christmas trees made from?
    A: Goose feathers dyed greens and fixed to wire branches
  19. Q: Which state in the US first declared Christmas as an official holiday?
    A: Alabama
  20. Q: What store first initiated Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer as a marketing gimmick?
    A: Montgomery Ward
  21. Q: What is the most featured bird on Christmas cards?
    A: Robin
  22. Q: Who designed the first Christmas Card?
    A: John Horsley

Christmas movie trivia questions

A Christmas Carol

  1. Q: What is the name of Scrooge’s fiance?
    A: Belle
  2. Q: What are the names of the three ghosts that visited Scrooge?
    A: Ghost of Christmas Present, Ghost of Christmas Past, and Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come
  3. Q: How many ghosts appeared in the movie?
    A: Four ghosts
  4. Q: Who is the author of “A Christmas Carol?”
    A: Charles Dickens
  5. Q: Why was Jacob Marley’s ghost chained and tormented?
    A: Because of Jacob’s cruel, greedy, and uncaring attitude
  6. Q: What is the name of Bob Cratchit’s Son?
    A: Tiny Tim
  7. Q: In the movie, what step did Scrooge take to improve Cratchit’s life?
    A: Scrooge gave Cratchit a raise
  8. Q: Who was the first ghost that appeared to Scrooge?
    A: Jacob Marley, Scrooge’s deceased business partner


  1. Q: How did Buddy get to the North Pole?
    A: He hid inside Santa’s Sack
  2. Q: Who played Santa Claus in the movie?
    A: Ed Asner
  3. Q: What is the first rule of the Code of Elves?
    A: Treat every day like Christmas
  4. Q: What was the human child Santa accidentally took to the North Pole named?
    A: Buddy
  5. Q: What is Santa’s super sled called?
    A: The Kringle 3000
  6. Q: How did Buddy get his name?
    A: The elves named buddy after his diaper’s label, which was “Buddy”
  7. Q: Who instructed Buddy not to eat yellow snow?
    A: Leon the Snowman

How the Grinch Stole Christmas

  1. Q: What is the name of the author who wrote the Christmas book that inspired the movie “How the Grinch Stole Christmas?”
    A: Dr. Seuss
  2. Q: What is the name of the Grinch’s dog?
    A: Max
  3. Q: Where does the Grinch live?
    A: Mount Crumpit
  4. Q: What food did Cindy Lou pass to the Grinch’s dog, Max?
    A: A plate of green eggs and ham
  5. Q: What were the first items the Grinch stole from Whoville?
    A: Stockings
  6. Q: Who was the voice of the Grinch in the original cartoon movie?
    A: Boris Karloff
  7. Q: How many sizes does Grinch’s heart grow when he gets feelings?
    A: Three sizes larger
  8. Q: What were the people who took care of the Grinch called?
    A: The Old Biddies
  9. Q: How did the Grinch come to Whoville?
    A: On a basket
  10. Q: Who played Grinch in the 2018 live-action movie?
    A: Jim Carrey
  11. Q: What is the name of the little girl who became the Grinch’s friend?
    A: Cindy Lou Who
  12. Q: What three words best describe the Grinch?
    A: Stink, Stank, Stunk

Polar Express

  1. Q: What drink did the children receive on the train?
    A: Hot cocoa
  2. Q: Who was the last kid to board the train?
    A: Billy
  3. Q: In the movie, what was “The First Gift of Christmas?”
    A: Bell from Santa’s Sleigh
  4. Q: Tom Hank played the role of how many characters in “The Polar Express?”
    A: Six characters
  5. Q: While heading to the North Pole, what kind of animal got in the way of the train?
    A: A Caribou
  6. Q: Who wrote “The Polar Express” book, which later inspired the movie?
    A: Chris Van Allsburg

It’s a Wonderful Life

  1. Q: Who was George Bailey’s guardian angel?
    A: Clarence Odbody
  2. Q: Who was the villain in the movie?
    A: Mr. Potter
  3. Q: What is the name of the actor who played George Bailey?
    A: James Stewart
  4. Q: What did George promise to give Mary?
    A: The moon
  5. Q: George Bailey had how many children?
    A: Four
  6. Q: What happened when a bell rang?
    A: An angel got wings
  7. Q: In the 1946 movie, George Bailey lived in what town?
    A: Bedford Falls
  8. Q: What is the release date of the movie “It’s a Wonderful Life?”
    A: January 7th, 1947
  9. Q: At the movie’s end, the cast sang which two songs?
    A: “Auld Lang Syne” and “Hark The Herald Angels Sing”

A Christmas Story

  1. Q: Who was Ralphie’s little brother?
    A: Randy
  2. Q: What did Ralphie’s dad call him in the movie?
    A: The Old Man
  3. Q: Ralphie’s aunt got him what presents for Christmas?
    A: A pink bunny suit
  4. Q: What department store had the gift Ralphie wanted for Christmas?
    A: Higbee’s
  5. Q: What gift did Ralphie want for Christmas?
    A: Red Ryder Carbine-Action, 200-shot, range-model air rifle
  6. Q: What did everyone say Ralphie would do if he had a gun as a Christmas present?
    A: “You’ll shoot your eyes out.”
  7. Q: Who stuck his tongue to a frozen pole on a playground?
    A: Flick

Miracle on 34th Street

51. Q: What real-life store was “Miracle on 34th Street” based on?

A: Macy’s
52. Q: What is the name of the actress that played Susan in the movie’s 1994 version?
A: Mara Wilson
53. Q: At the movie’s end, what did Susan give the judge?
A: A dollar bill

54. Q: What date was the movie initially released in the United States?
A: May 2nd, 1947

55. Q: Who was the attorney that defended Kris Kringle?
A: Fred Gailey

Frosty The Snowman

56. Q: What is the magician in the movie called?
A: Professor Hinkle

57. Q: What is the name of the magician’s bunny?
A: Hocus Pocus

58. Q: What brought Frosty to life?
A: The magic tophat

59. Q: How did the movie characters try to get to the North Pole?
A: Through a frozen train car holding ice cream

60. Q: What is the name of the child that helped Santa get to the North Pole?
A: Karen

Deck the Halls

61. Q: What is Steve Finch’s profession?
A: An Optometrist

62. Q: Why were Steve and Buddy fighting in the movie?
A: For the title of “The Christmas Guy”

63. Q: What light did the crowd use when the lights on Buddy’s house did not work?
A: The crowds used the lights from their cellphones

64. Q: Why did Buddy Hall decorate his house with so many lights?
A: Because he believed decorating with many lights would make his house visible from space

White Christmas

65. Q: What was the release year of White Christmas?
A: 1954

66. Q: What was the name of Rudolph’s elf friend?
A: Hermey

67. Q: What actress played the role of Betty?
A: Rosemary Clooney

Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer

68. Q: In the animated version of “Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer,” what was the name of Rudolph’s girlfriend?
A: Clarice

69. Q: What was the name of Rudolph’s dad?
A: Donner

70. Q: Why did Santa want to cancel Christmas?
A: The weather was too foggy

71. Q: Why did other reminders stop Rudolph from joining any reindeer games?
A: Because Rudolph has a shiny red nose

72. Q: When traveling to the Island of Misfit Toys, which character is Rudolph scared of?
A: The Abominable Snowman

Home Alone

  1. Q: Kevin thought he was a thief because he took which item from the store?
    A: A toothbrush
  2. Q: Which of his siblings’ rooms did Kevin get money from when he was home alone?
    A: Buzz’s room
  3. Q: What are the names of the two main villains in Home Alone that broke into the house?
    A: Harry and Marv
  4. Q: What do the Home Alone bandits nickname themselves?

A: The Wet Bandits

77. Q: Where did Kevin’s family travel to for a vacation?
A: Paris, France
78. What is the name of the gangster movie Kevin watches?
A: Angels with Filthy Souls


During the holiday, you cannot go wrong with playing trivia and asking dozens of Christmas-centric questions. These questions will test your group’s knowledge in the most fun way. You can organize a contest on a specified day and challenge your friends and families to exciting trivia. Also, you can randomly ask these Christmas questions during a meeting or lunch. If you plan to host a trivia game, then chances are that most participants already know how to play. All you need is to print out a Christmas trivia question card, go over the rules, and have a lot of fun.

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FAQ: Christmas trivia questions

Here are answers to questions about Christmas trivia questions.

What are Christmas trivia questions?

Christmas trivia questions are fun Christmas-centric prompts you can use for quizzes. These questions usually include facts about Christmas worldwide and even Christmas movies. Using these questions during a friendly contest with colleagues or families can be a great way to expand your knowledge of different topics on Christmas.

What are some good Christmas trivia questions?

Great trivia questions revolving around Christmas are:

  • What company first introduced Santa Claus’ red and white costume in an advertisement?
    A: Coca-Cola
  • What Christmas song has the lyrics “Say hello to friends you know and everyone you meet?”
    A: Holly Jolly Christmas
  • How do you say “Merry Xmas” in Spanish?
    A: Feliz Navidad
  • What is the name of the little girl who became the Grinch’s friend?
    A: Cindy Lou Who
  • How many ladies are dancing in the “12 Days of Christmas” song?
    A: Nine ladies

With these questions, you and your group can have a lot of fun and learn new things.

How do you play Christmas trivia?

Christmas trivia is a fun game to play with your families and friends. First, consider the age range of players. You should pick the right questions that suit players’ levels. Also, appoint a non-participant as the game host. The host will curate the questions and answers on separate cards. Also, you can inform your group ahead of the trivia to ensure everyone comes prepared. Players can play individually or in teams depending on your preference and group size. Also, how you choose to ask the questions is up to you. You can ask the first team to pick a random number based on how many questions you have on your list. A team gains a point for every correct answer. In the end, the team with the most points wins.

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