Christmas Trivia Quiz With 23 Questions

A fun Christmas quiz is always a good choice to attract a family or friends into the seasonal spirit. Hospitals, convalescent homes and other institutions love them because Christmas quizzes engage people. It’s the familiar feeling people possess with this holiday period, everyone will attempt to answer at least a few of our 21 Christmas trivia questions.

We have included a range of Christmas quiz questions for all age groups. Trivia questions on Santa Claus, seasonal music with some historic quiz questions and Christmas movie trivia. You can play it yourself or test the family as a game after Christmas dinner.

Free Christmas Quiz

A good Christmas trivia knowledge will help decide if you go on the naughty or nice list so have fun and test yourself. It is free to play so have fun with my Christmas trivia quiz, all answers given after each question.  Let me know what you think below or more questions.


Who hides around the house reporting to Father Christmas on who is naughty or nice?

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Originally from a story book Elf On The Shelf: A Christmas Tradition written in 2005 by Carol Aebersold and her daughter Chanda Bell,. This has developed with technology to cameras reporting to name children straight to santa and his naughty or nice book.

We base what Christmas toy on a 1903 political character?

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Former United States president Theodore Roosevelt had the nickname Teddy. Hence the name Teddy bear which was introduced in 1903.

Why are robins on Christmas cards?

little red robin
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Nineteenth century British postmen wore bright red uniforms and were nicknamed robins. Red was both an important colour on the English flag and a royal colour worn in honour of the crown. So the robin on the Christmas card represents the postmen who deliver the cards.

Most Popular Christmas song?

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Bing Crosby’s White Christmas is the most famous song ever sold, over fifty million copies worldwide since 1942. In the UK the best-selling single is Band Aid’s 1984 release, Do They Know It’s Christmas?, selling 3.5million copies. Next in the same year Wham! with Last Christmas, selling 1.4million.

What Christmas word means turning of the sun?

Stag reindeer
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Yule or yule-tide means turning of the sun. The winter solstice marks the start of festivities. They have traced Yule back to Odin and the Wild Hunt.

Where did the modern image of Father Christmas originate?

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Thomas Nast a German/American cartoonist created our version of the modern Father Christmas in 1863. Sundblom standardized our image of him in advertising campaigns for the Coca-Cola company from 1931.

What figure in English folklore do we associate with Santa Claus?

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Santa Claus, also known as Father Christmas, Saint Nic. The original English one from folklore is Father Christmas. He is a legendary figure from Christian culture said to bring gifts on the night of Christmas Eve and the early hours of 25th.

How many reindeers are there including Rudolph?

rudolph the red nosed reindeer
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Santa has 9 reindeers including Rudolph. In the classic Christmas song the names of the others Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner and Blitzen. They invented the red-nosed reindeer for a 1938 US promotion.

How many Brussels sprouts bought over Christmas in 2018?

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Brussels are vital to a festive family Christmas dinner In the week before Xmas 2018 4bn sprouts were bought alone. A lot of them are eaten outside the festive holiday period because they grow easily. Brussels Sprouts are worth £650 million to the UK economy covering an area of 3,240 football pitches.

How many wise men visited Jesus?

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We think because of the three gifts, gold, frankincense and myrrh there were 3 wise men or king’s. The Gospel of Matthew says distinguished foreigners visited Jesus Christ but does not specify the number of visitors.

Name the only Christmas song to be a hit for the same artist twice

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Different versions of, Do They Know It’s Christmas? Has led the classification on December 25 three times: for Band Aid 1984, Band Aid II 1989, finally for Band Aid 20 in 2004. Mary’s Boy Child has been a Christmas number 1 twice by different artists. Harry Belafonte topped the board in 1957 and Boney M. in 1978. Queen is the only band to have a Christmas number 1 twice with Bohemian Rhapsody. Hitting the Christmas pop charts in 1975 and again 16 years later, after the death of the lead singer, Freddie Mercury.

Who originally sang Blue Christmas?

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Blue Christmas hit number 1 with Doye O’Dell in 1948. The song was popularised the following year in 3 different songs by Ernest Tubb, Hugo Winterhalter and one by bandleader Russ Morgan. Elvis Presley recorded “Blue Christmas” on his 1957 LP Elvis’ Christmas Album. They released the 1957 version as a single for the first time in 1964. This single was a hit reaching number 11 in the UK singles chart during the Christmas week 1964.

What nationality was Saint Nicholas?

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He lived in Patara, Lycia now part of modern day Turkey in the year 280. Saint Nicholas is the patron saint of merchants, sailors, archers, children, brewers and students in cities throughout Europe.

Which country donates the Christmas Tree in Trafalgar Square?

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The city of Oslo, Norway has donated the Trafalgar Square Christmas tree each year since 1947. The Trafalgar Square Christmas tree is an annual gift from the people of Norway given as a token of gratitude for the British support during World War 2.

What are tiny inexpensive Christmas gifts usually called?

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Tiny inexpensive gifts normally put in Christmas stockings are called stocking stuffers. The gifts were normally things like oranges and walnuts.

What colours associated with Christmas?

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The traditional colours associated with Christmas are green, red and gold. The Ancient Celts, used the holly plant because it was evergreen and the green man keeping their homes bright in the winter season. They used red and green to colour rood screens for church religious celebrations in the 14th century. The Sun represents gold important on a dark winter night to druids or the star that led the wise men.

Who has the most Christmas No 1 singles?

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The Beatles hold the record for Christmas day number 1 singles with 4, topping the charts in 1963, 64, 65 and 67. Cliff Richard 1960, 1988 and 1990 and The Spice Girls 1996, 1997 and 1998 have 3 each.

Her majesty’s Christmas Day speech was 1st televised?

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The first ever televised Christmas speech was in 1957, HRH Elizabeth II made the broadcast in the Long Library at Sandringham House, Norfolk.

Name the favourite kids party game for the holiday

Stacking Christmas Gifts Game
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All easy kids games to play, the best is the gift stacking game.

Most popular christmas carol?

Christmas Carols
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Of all the Christmas carols the most popular carol is o’ holy night.

In what year was the first Christmas card made?

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John Calcott Horsley designed and printed the original Christmas card in 1843. The card was for friend Sir Henry Cole who gave him the idea.

Most popular christmas chocolate sweets in UK 2018?

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In a study from pollsters of two thousand population voted upon christmas chocolate tubs. The best Christmas sweet is the purple one.

Who played Mr Kringle in the movie “a miracle on 34th Street” (1994)

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Richard Attenborough played Kris Kringle in the 1994 movie of A miracle on 34th Street Edmund Gwenn played him in the 1947 version which won 3 Oscars.

Christmas Trivia Quiz
You don’t have the Christmas knowledge


You have little Christmas cheer and might be related to the grinch or Scrooge. Try to remember a few trivia questions and you will get invited to a holiday party.
Middle of the Road

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Not too bad, best have two mulled wines and get with the Christmas party this season.
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Top result

Well done your in the top set with your trivia knowledge, your name should be on everyone’ Christmas party checklist. Congratulations.

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