37 Christmas Songs Trivia Questions and Answers

The first jingles of the first Christmas song you hear are the greatest signal that the holidays are coming! Music plays such an important role in festivities, but how good is your Christmas songs trivia?

In this special Christmas holiday trivia edition, you’ll be reminded of some of the best holiday songs over the decades to update your Christmas playlist!

Additionally, if you play in teams, you’ll discover which one of your friends and family has the greatest Christmas songs trivia knowledge.

There are 5 trivia rounds to play, including the best Christmas songs trivia, where you will learn which is the absolute number 1 Christmas song of all time, according to data!

Let’s go!

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General Christmas Songs Trivia Questions and Answers

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Christmas songs are an integral part of the festive season; they allow us to look back to more innocent times of magical childhood Christmases and recreate these nostalgic memories with the next generation. 

Music over the festive season can spread joy and warmth over the coldest months and tell the story of Jesus.

Everyone has a favorite Christmas song; some even have those they feel can’t bear to sit through another time, yet, they do!

Let’s see if your best and worst song is in the first collection of Christmas songs trivia!

1: Who recorded the original version of 'White Christmas' in 1942?
Bing Crosby.
2: What year was Mariah Carey's 'All I Want for Christmas Is You' released?
1994.
3: In which 1800s Christmas carol is the line: 'All is calm, all is bright round yon virgin mother and child'?
Silent Night.
4: What day does my true love give to me golden rings in the '12 days of Christmas'?
5th day of Christmas.
5: Which singer was just 13 years old when they recorded the classic 'Rockin Around the Christmas Tree'?
Brenda Lee.
6: What Christmas song has the following opening line: 'It was Christmas Eve babe, in the drunk tank'?
Fairytale of New York, The Pogues.
7: In which song is a snowman brought to life through a magic hat?
Frosty The Snowman.
8: Who released 'Santa Tell Me' in 2013?
Ariana Grande.
9: In the Christmas carol 'Away in a Manger,' what are the cattle doing?
The cattle are lowing.
10: Who released the song' Step into Christmas' in 1973?
Elton John.
11: What was the first Christmas song to mention Santa Claus?
Benjamin Hanby's 'Up on The Housetop.'
12: What is the name of Michael Bublé's 2011 Christmas album?
Christmas.

Name the Christmas Songs Trivia Questions and Answers

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Round 2 of this Christmas songs trivia is a little different from typical question & answer trivia, but hopefully just as much fun!

Here you will be presented with a line from a classic Christmas song; it may be the opening line, a line from a chorus, or may be a line of lyrics plucked out of a track at random!

Your job is to name the Christmas songs! No artists, dates, or other information will ever be the answer, so how hard can it be?

Let’s find out!

1: 'I sing this song to pass the time away. Driving in my car.'
Driving Home for Christmas.
2: 'I don't care about the presents underneath the Christmas tree.'
All I Want for Christmas is You.
3: 'Think of all the fellas that I haven't kissed.'
Santa Baby.
4: 'Oh, bring us some figgy pudding.'
We Wish You a Merry Christmas.
5: 'Come, they told me. Pa rum pum pum pum.'
The Little Drummer Boy.
6: 'Oh, the weather outside is frightful. But the fire is so delightful.'
Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
7: 'Above thy deep and dreamless sleep the silent stars go by.'
O Little Town of Bethlehem.
8: 'There'll be parties for hosting. Marshmallows for toasting.'
It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year.
9: 'Dancin' and prancin' in Jingle Bell Square. In the frosty air.'
Jingle Bell Rock.
10: 'Then one foggy Christmas Eve, Santa came to say.'
Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer.
11: 'Next year all our troubles, will be out of sight.'
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.

Facts about Christmas Songs Trivia Questions and Answers

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This Christmas songs trivia round is the one to pay great attention to if you’re looking for trivia to fill your crackers with or start those awkward office conversations with at your work party this season!

Here we have 10 crazy Christmas song facts for you to discover, including which Christmas song inspired a truce during WW1 and which is the only Christmas song to ever hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100!

This is a round you don’t want to skip!

Let’s play!

1: Which classic Christmas song was originally written for Thanksgiving?
Jingle Bells.
2: To date, how many times has Mariah Carey's 'All I Want for Christmas Is You' been streamed on Spotify?
1.2 billion.
3: Which Christmas song inspired a one-day truce between German and British soldiers fighting on the front line in 1914?
Silent Night.
4: A 2011 Consumer Reports poll found that seasonal music is the second most dreaded aspect of the festive season for those surveyed. What is the most dreaded?
Seeing certain relatives!
5: How long is the world's longest Christmas song, 'The 179 Days of Christmas,' by Joren Cull and AJ Ing?
9 hours.
6: Which Christmas carol was penned around the ninth century?
O Come, O Come, Emmanuel.
7: According to a YouGov America Inc poll, what is America's least favorite Christmas song, with 32% of voters citing it as their most disliked?
'Santa Baby,' Eartha Kitt.
8: How many gifts are there in total in 'The 12 Days of Christmas'?
364 gifts.
9: What is the only Christmas song to ever hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100?
The Chipmunk Song.

Best Christmas Songs Trivia Questions and Answers

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Christmas is often described as the most wonderful time of the year, and the music has so much to do with this – especially those absolute classic Christmas songs!

Let’s reminisce together and take a look at some of the very best Christmas songs trivia, including the Christmas hit that is the highest-selling single of all time! 

Pen and paper at the ready if you’re looking to create an awesome playlist this season

Here we go!

1: What Christmas classic is the highest-selling single of all time?
White Christmas, Bing Crosby.
2: Which Justin Bieber hit is one of the most streamed Christmas songs on Spotify?
Mistletoe.
3: How much does Paul McCartney's 'Wonderful Christmastime' earn him in royalties per year?
$400,000 to $600,000!
4: Which classic Christian carol reportedly ties with Mariah Carey's 'All I Want for Christmas is You' as America's favorite festive song?
Silent Night.
5: Which artist's version of 'It's Beginning to Look a Lot like Christmas' is the 4th most streamed Christmas song of all time (according to Spotify data)?
Michael Bublé.

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Thank you for playing this Christmas songs trivia; I hope you enjoyed playing as much as I enjoyed creating – Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!

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