Christmas Trivia Quiz 23 Questions & Answers

Fun games are always a good choice to attract relatives or friends into the seasonal spirit. Hospitals, convalescent homes and other institutions love them because a quiz engages 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 questions for all age groups. Trivia on Santa Claus, seasonal music with some historic questions and movie trivia. You can play it yourself or test your clan after the big dinner.

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A good 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 trivia, all answer’s given after each question. Let me know what you think below or more suggestions.

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What nationality was Saint Nicholas?

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He lived in Patara, part of modern day Turkey born in the year 280. He is the patron saint of merchants, sailors, students and children.

What are tiny inexpensive Christmas gifts usually called?

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

In what year was the first Christmas card made?

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

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

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

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

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

What Christmas word means turning of the sun?

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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.

Who hides around the home reporting to Santa Claus on who is naughty or nice?

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Initially from a story 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 naming children straight to Santa Claus and his naughty or nice book.

Which country donates the Christmas Tree in Trafalgar Square?

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The city of Oslo, Norway has donated the Trafalgar Square tree each year since 1947. The 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 carol?

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Of all the carols the most popular carol is o' holy night.

How many Brussels sprouts bought over Christmas in 2018?

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Brussels is vital to a Christmas dinner In the week before 25th Dec 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.

Most popular Christmas chocolate sweets in UK 2019?

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In, a study from pollsters Iprospect and 600 population voted upon chocolate tubs. The best seasonal sweet is the Celebrations Maltesers Teaser.

Name the favourite kids party game for the holiday.

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All good kids amusements to play, the best is the present stacking contest.

Why are robins on Christmas cards?

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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 card represents the postmen who deliver the cards.

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.

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 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 pop charts in 1975 and again 16 years later, after the death of the lead singer, Freddie Mercury.

How many kings 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.

Who has the most Christmas No 1 singles?

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

How many reindeer are there including Rudolph?

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Santa Claus has 9 reindeer including Rudolph. In the classic 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.

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

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

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.

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 keeping their homes bright in winter. They used reds and greens 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.

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! selling 1.4million.

Where did the modern image of Santa Claus 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.

Christmas Trivia Quiz
You don't have the Christmas understanding

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You have little cheer and might be related to the Grinch or Scrooge. Try to remember more trivia 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 party this season.
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