A Christmas quiz is always popular and a good way 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 trivia quiz questions for all age groups. Trivia questions on Santa Claus, seasonal music with some historic quiz questions. You can play it yourself or test the family as a game after Christmas dinner.
A good Christmas quiz knowledge will help decide if you go on the naughty or nice list so have fun and test yourself. Let me know what you think below or more questions.
What are tiny inexpensive gifts usually called?
Tiny inexpensive gifts normally put in Christmas stockings are called stocking stuffers. The gifts where normally things like oranges and walnuts.
Who hides around the house reporting to santa on who is naughty or nice?
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 on children straight to santa and his naughty or nice list
How many wise men visited Jesus?
We think because of the three gifts gold, frankincense and myrrh there were 3 wise men or kings. The Gospel of Matthew says distinguished foreigners visited Jesus but does not specify the number of visitors.
How many reindeer does Santa have including Rudolph?
Santa has 9 reindeer including Rudolph. In the popular 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.
What colours associated with Christmas
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. They used red and green to colour rood screens for church religious celebrations in the 14th century. The Sun represents gold important in the dark winter to druids or the star that led the wise men.
Most popular Christmas carol?
In order of popularity. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen English; 1760 God rest you merry, gentlemen, Let nothing you dismay, For Jesus Christ our Savior Was born upon this day, To save us all from Satan's power When we were gone astray: O Come All Ye Faithful John Francis Wade, 1744; more common version by Fr. Frederick Oakeley (England); 1841 O come, all ye faithful, joyful and triumphant! O come ye, O come ye to Bethlehem; Come and behold him Born the King of Angels: O come, let us adore Him, O come, let us adore Him, O come, let us adore Him, Christ the Lord. O tidings of comfort and joy, Comfort and joy, O tidings of comfort and joy. O Holy Night Adolphe Adam (French); 1847 O holy night! The stars are brightly shining, It is the night of our dear Savior’s birth. Long lay the world in sin and error pining, Till He appeared and the soul felt its worth. A thrill of hope, the weary world rejoices, For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn. Fall on your knees! Oh, hear the angel voices Oh, night divine Oh, night when Christ was born Silent Night Franz Xaver Gruber (German); 1818 Silent night, holy night, All is calm, all is bright Round yon virgin mother and child. Holy infant, so tender and mild, Sleep in heavenly peace, Sleep in heavenly peace.
In what year was the first Christmas card made
John Calcott Horsley designed and printed the first Christmas card in 1843. The card was for friend Sir Henry Cole who gave him the idea.
Name the only Christmas song to be a hit for the same artist twice
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. First hitting the Christmas charts in 1975 and again 16 years later, after the death of Queen's lead singer, Freddie Mercury.
The Queen’s Christmas Day speech was first televised?
The first ever televised Christmas day speech was in 1957, Queen Elizabeth II made the broadcast the Long Library at Sandringham House, Norfolk.
Most Popular Christmas song?
Bing Crosby's White Christmas is the most popular song ever selling 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.
Why are robins on Christmas cards?
Nineteenth century British postmen wore bright red uniforms and where 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
We base what Christmas toy on a 1903 political character?
Former United States president Theodore Roosevelt had the nickname Teddy. Hence the name Teddy bear which was introduced in 1903.
How many Brussels sprouts bought around Christmas in 2018?
Brussels are vital to festive Christmas dinner In the week before Xmas 2018 4bn sprouts where bought alone. Two-thirds of them are eaten outside the festive period because the ease they grow. Brussels Sprouts are worth £650 million to the UK economy covering an area of 3,240 football pitches.
Where did the modern image of Santa Claus come from?
Thomas Nast a German born American cartoonist created our version of the modern Santa Claus in 1863. Sundblom standardized our image of Santa in advertising campaigns for the Coca-Cola company from 1931.
Which country donates the Christmas Tree in Trafalgar Square?
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.
Most popular christmas chocolate sweets in UK 2018?
In a study from pollsters YouGov.co.uk of two thousand population christmas chocolate tubs where voted upon. The most popular Christmas sweet is the purple one.
What figure in English folklore do we associate with Santa Claus?
Santa Claus, also known as Father Christmas, Saint Nic or just Santa. The original English one from folklore is Father Christmas. He is a legendary figure from Christian culture said to bring gifts to children on the night of 24 December and the early hours of 25 December
In what modern-day country was Saint Nicholas born?
He was born 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 around Europe.
Who sang Blue Christmas first
Blue Christmas first hit number 1 with Doye O'Dell in 1948. The song was popularised the following year in 3 different recordings by Ernest Tubb, Hugo Winterhalter and one by bandleader Russ Morgan. Elvis Presley recorded "Blue Christmas" 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 week of 26 December 1964.
Who played Santa Claus in a miracle on 34th Street (1994)
Richard Attenborough played Kris Kringle/Santa Claus in the 1994 version of A miracle on 34th Street Edmund Gwenn played Santa in the 1947 version which won 3 Oscars.
Who has the most Christmas No 1 singles?
The Beatles hold the record for Christmas 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
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