59 Christmas Trivia Questions and Answers 

Are you feeling festive? Play our super-fun Christmas trivia questions and answers, and let us spread the joy this season! 

Christmas is undoubtedly a magical time of year for most people around the world, but how much do we actually know about it? 

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There’s mystery, magic, and mayhem all waiting to be discovered in our Christmas trivia; ready to feast on it all?

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General Christmas Trivia Questions and Answers

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If you want to impress friends and family this Christmas with your extensive knowledge of holiday-related trivia, then you have come to the right place! 

In the opening section of our Christmas trivia, we’re setting the scene for you to make your get-together even merrier this year with a bunch of interesting trivia questions and answers to share. 

Test out how clued up you and yours are on all things Christmas (be prepared for some surprises along the way) in this part of our quiz. 

Here we have a mish-mash of questions, from the pretty simple to the real head-scratchers. 

Let it snow…we mean, let’s play! 

1: What are you supposed to do when you meet someone under the mistletoe?
Kiss.
2: When festive baking, what are houses often made out of?
Gingerbread.
3: Immigrants from what country brought the tradition of indoor Christmas trees to America?
Germany.
4: What Christmas Carol do 10% of US adults state is their favorite?
Silent Night.
5: Annually, Christmas trees create fires that cause how much money in property damage in the US?
$13 million (unplug those lights at night, people!)
6: People from what country call Santa Kanakaloka?
Hawaii.
7: On the 5th day of Christmas, what does my true love give to me; in the song 12 days of Christmas?
5 gold rings.
8: The first Christmas tree inside The White House was set up in 1889. Who was the president at this time?
Benjamin Harrison.
9: On Christmas day, Jewish people tend to eat what cuisine?
Chinese.
10: Christmas used to be banned in the UK. True or False?
True!
11: How much money is the average US citizen predicted to spend on gifts alone for Christmas 2021? Closest answer wins.
$886.
12: Who wrote 'A Christmas Carol'?
Charles Dickens.
13: Which country is the largest exporter of Christmas trees?
Canada.
14: In 1910, what could you buy for the first time from the Sears catalog?
Mail order Christmas ornaments.

Christmas Food Trivia Questions and Answers 

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Who doesn’t overindulge a little at Christmas? With candy in unlimited supply, family gatherings, and meet-ups with friends, there are many opportunities to share some festive food at this time of year. 

What is your favorite food at Christmas?

Is it all about the pie? Cookies? Or the big, juicy bird and all the trimmings?

The Christmas meal has many variations around the world, including a cold fish starter in Sweden and lots of pork for the Brits. How much do you know about festive food outside of America?

Let’s find out in this part of our Christmas trivia!

Ready to tuck in?

1: In the UK, what porky treat is added to the main Christmas meal?
Pigs in blankets; small sausages wrapped in bacon.
2: What is the name for the milky punch drank at Christmas time that can be alcoholic or non-alcoholic?
Eggnog.
3: Where does the fruity Christmas bake known as Stollen originate?
Germany.
4: Which fast food restaurant is a favorite in Japan on Christmas day?
KFC, with diners having to make reservations months in advance!
5: The making of Tamales is a Christmas tradition for families in Costa Rica; but, what is this dish?
Corn dough, wrapped in corn husk or banana leaf, steamed. Often stuffed with pork, chicken, or beef.
6: Which country has salted fish, known as Bacalao, as their traditional Christmas meal?
Mexico.
7: Where does the Christmas yule log originate from?
France.
8: What did almost 80% of Americans state as their favorite food on the Christmas dinner table during a recent survey?
Roast potatoes.

Christmas Presents Trivia Questions and Answers

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Although we often hear that it is presence, not presents, that make a Christmas. And, it’s who is around the tree, not under the tree, that creates the magic. Truth be told, who doesn’t love to give and receive a gift or 2 at Christmas?!

In this part of a Christmas trivia, we will take a brisk walk down memory lane and look at some of the must-have Christmas gifts over the years. If you don’t feel old now, maybe you will after this! 

Remember when the must-have toy wasn’t electronic? When a gift meant something physical, and virtual reality wasn’t even a thing?

Before our younger Christmas trivia players become too bored with talk of the good ole days, let’s begin the quiz – and we promise, there are questions for everyone here!

Here we go! 

1: How many people does the average Christmas shopper buy presents for?
8.
2: What percentage of Americans don't buy presents for anyone? Bah Humbug!
8%
3: In 2014, children worldwide were desperate to have which singing doll?
Elsa, from Frozen.
4: What type of bike was on a lot of 80s kids' Christmas lists?
BMX.
5: What PlayStation was launched in the run-up to Christmas, 2006?
Playstation 3.
6:What did you have to do with a Tamagotchi if you were a 90s kid?
Feed it, care for it, and keep this virtual pet alive!
7: Christmas 1977s must-have toy for kids were figures; from which movie?
Star Wars.
8: What was the console of choice for kids for Christmas 1988?
Nintendo NES.
9: Figures from what TV show did kids go crazy for at the start of the 1990s?
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
10: Which adoptable must-have doll caused fights and near-riots between parents during the Christmas lead-up of 1983?
Cabbage Patch Kids.

Christmas Music Trivia Questions and Answers

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What would the festive season be without the festive tunes

We all have a reaction the first time we hear a Christmas song play in the grocery store or on the radio; it’s signaling that the time is near! 

If you love a bit of Michael Bublé, Bing Crosby, and Mariah Carey, then you’ll adore this section of our Christmas trivia. 

Find out the facts and stats behind some of the greatest Christmas music to date. 

1: How many copies of the original (1984 Band-Aid) 'Do they know it's Christmas?' sold in the US within 12-months of its release?
2.5 million.
2: How much does Mariah Carey earn from 'All I want for Christmas' every year in royalties?
Between $600,000 to $1 million.
3: 'Christmas' has been the best-selling Christmas album in Australia every year since 2011; what is the artist's name who released it?
Michael Bublé.
4: Who was 'Driving home for Christmas' in 1986?
Chris Rea.
5: What comes after 'Silent night' in the famous Christmas carol?
Holy night.
6: Which Christmas song has recently received mass controversy with calls for it to be banned from radio?
'Baby, it's cold outside.
8: Michael Bublé's version of 'It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas' brings cheer to many most years, but who was the original artist?
Bing Crosby.
10: Gene Autry and the Cass County Boys sang about which snowman in 1964?
Frosty.

Christmas Movies Trivia Questions and Answers

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If you’re not yet feeling Christmassy with our Christmas trivia, then we guarantee you will after being reminded of some of the best classic Christmas movies of all time

Christmas is the perfect time to curl up in front of the fire, enjoy a cup of hot chocolate and relax with a family-friendly, festive film. 

Hopefully, you’ll find your favorite in this part of our trivia!

If not, maybe you will be reminded of a true Christmas classic to share with the kids this year. 

Here we go! 

1: Which Game of Thrones Legend appears in the Christmas movie 'Elf'?
Peter Dinklage.
2: What is the name of the 2020 Christmas movie that is the first to have people of color dominating all the lead roles?
'Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey.'
3: Which Christmas movie was actually written with its 4 lead stars, Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet, Jack Black, and Jude Law, in mind?
The Holiday.
4: What is the missing number: 'Miracle on …. Street?'
34th.
5: Who stole Christmas?
The Grinch.
6: Which Hollywood actor played 6 different parts in 'The Polar Express?
Tom Hanks.
7: Where were Kevin's family traveling to when they realized they'd left him behind in 'Home Alone?
Paris.

Kids Christmas Trivia Questions and Answers 

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A parent’s role is to inject magic into Christmas, but how many of us take the time to educate children about it?

Many children will take part in quizzes about Christmas this year at school or family meet-ups, so here’s a chance to get one step ahead and begin their Christmas education

Maybe you’ll be surprised at how much those little minds know already. 

The last part of our Christmas trivia is aimed at the younger generation, but everyone else can play along too! 

Ready to wrap things up?! Here we go! 

1: What is Kris Kringle better known as?
Santa Claus.
2: What did Mary and Joseph follow to find the Inn?
North star.
3: In what year was Christmas declared a federal holiday?
1870.
4: How many reindeer does Santa have?
9.
5: What gifts did the 3 wise men bring to baby Jesus?
Gold, frankincense, and myrrh.
6: What does Santa ride?
A sleigh.
7: What was the occupation of Joseph in the bible?
Carpenter.
8: What is different about Rudolph compared to the other reindeer?
He has a big, red, shiny nose!
9: Where does Santa live?
Lapland, North Pole.
10: What list do you want to be on this year?
Santa's nice list!

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Thank you for playing our Christmas trivia. We hope you feel a little more festive! However you spend your Christmas this year, we wish you lots of fun! 

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