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 32 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 movies trivia. You can play it yourself or test your clan after the big dinner.
Free To Enter Xmas Trivia Questions
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. Can you think of any more questions or suggestions, just comment below?
How many ghosts visited Scrooge?
Ebenezer Scrooge experienced four visits on Christmas Eve that include past, present, and future spirits. Did you forget Jacob Marley at the beginning?
What animals were the first artificial trees made from?
Artificial Christmas Trees were originally made out of goose feathers, but over time they've transformed into the lights and pre-lit trees that are used today.
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 Dec 25th 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.
What does 'x' in 'x-mas' stand for?
The term was used to refer to the birth of Jesus, as an abbreviation for Christ Mass. The letter "X" stands for Christ coming from the Greek "chi". It turns out that "Xmas" isn't a modern convention at all.
Name the favourite kid's party game for the holiday.
All good kids amusements to play, the best is the present stacking contest.
Who played Mr Kringle in the movie "a miracle on 34th Street" (1994)
Richard Attenborough was playing Kris Kringle in the 1994 movie A miracle on 34th Street. Edmund Gwenn was the actor in the 1947 version which won 3 Oscars.
What figure in English folklore do we associate with Santa Claus?
Santa Claus, also known as Saint Nick. The original English one from folklore is Father Christmas. He is a legendary figure from Christian culture said to bring presents on the nightfall of Christmas Eve and the early hours of the 25th.
A popular Christmas drink is known as 'milk punch'?
Egg nog is a festive holiday drink. It contains eggs, milk, sugar, ginger, nutmeg and sometimes brandy. Ginger gives it a beautiful flavour that contrasts with the sweetness of the other ingredients.
Most popular christmas carol?
Of all the carols the most prevalent is O' holy night.
How many days between midnight on yuletide and the first day of spring?
December 21st starts the northern solstice and the twelve-day pagan celebration of Yule that ends on Jan 1st.
Who originally sang Blue Christmas?
Blue Christmas hit number 1 with Doye O'Dell in 1948. The song was popularised the following Christmas 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 was a hit reaching number 11 in the UK singles chart during Christmas week 1964.
How many kings 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 our saviour but does not specify the number of visitors.
What nationality was Saint Nicholas?
He lived in Patara, part of modern-day Turkey born in 280 AD. He is the patron saint of merchants, sailors, students and children.
What colours are associated with Christmas?
The traditional colours associated with Christmas are green, gold and reds. The Ancient Celts, used the holly plant because it was evergreen keeping their homes bright in wintertime. They used reds and greens to colour rood screens for church religious celebrations in the 14th century. The Sun represents gold important on dark nights to druids or the star that led the wise men. 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 nights to druids or the star that led the wise men.
Most popular Christmas chocolate sweets in the UK in 2019?
In, a study from pollsters Iprospect and 600 population voted upon chocolate tubs. The favourite seasonal sweet is the Celebrations Maltesers Teaser.
Where did the modern image of Santa Claus originate?
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 Christmas word means turning of the sun?
Yule or yule-tide means turning of the sun. The winter solstice marks the start of festivities. Historians have traced it back to Odin and the Wild Hunt.
Which carol was sung by British and German soldiers in the 1914 trenches?
They heard a faint sound that he had never heard before on the battlefield, a Christmas carol. The Germans words to "Stille Nacht" were not familiar, but the tune "Silent Night" was. British troops then replied in song with the English version.
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 was introduced in 1903.
What did women do in the past when they wanted to attract potential husbands in the village?
In Tudor times, many women would eat ginger bread men in the hope of attracting a partner. The first gingerbread men are said to have been created as a spectacle by Queen Elizabeth I. They were formed in the image of her suitors with fine details to mimic them.
In what year was the first Christmas card made?
John Calcott Horsley designed and printed the original card in 1843. The card was for friend Sir Henry Cole who gave him the idea.
Which country donates the Christmas Tree in Trafalgar Square?
The city of Oslo, Norway has donated the Trafalgar Square tree each year since 1947. The fir tree is an annual gift from the people of Norway. Given as a token of gratitude for the British support during World War 2.
Her majesty's Christmas Day speech was 1st televised?
The first-ever televised speech was in 1957, HRH Elizabeth II made the broadcast in the library at Sandringham House, Norfolk.
What are tiny inexpensive Christmas gifts usually called?
Tiny inexpensive presents normally put in stockings are stocking stuffers. They were normal things like oranges and walnuts.
Who hides around the home reporting to Santa Claus on who is naughty or nice?
Initially from a story Elf On The Shelf: A Christmas Tradition written in 2005 by C. Aebersold and her daughter Chanda Bell, This has developed with technology to cameras reporting naming children straight to Santa and his naughty or nice book.
Who has the most Christmas No 1 singles?
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.
Which Laura Ingalls Wilder novel features a Christmas dinner in the spring?
Laura Ingalls Wilder's "The Long Winter" is a story that takes place during December and January. It features a Christmas dinner that takes place in the spring, but it is mentioned that the dinner is still in January.
How many Brussels sprouts were bought over Christmas in 2018?
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.
Name the department store where Buddy works in the movie Elf.
The department store Buddy works at in New York is called Gimbels.
How many reindeer are there including Rudolph?
Santa has 9 reindeer including Rudolph. In the classic song the names of the others are Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner and Blitzen. They invented the red-nose reindeer for a 1938 US promotion.
Why are robins on Christmas cards?
Nineteenth-century British postmen wore bright red uniforms and were nicknamed robins. 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.
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