Trying to figure out a way to make your family Christmas party a little more exciting? Want to impress everyone you know with your extensive knowledge of all holiday-related things? Whatever the case, you can make any get-together more merry with this set of Christmas trivia questions and answers. Test out your basic trivia knowledge of your favorite Christmas movies, songs, and folklore to see how much you really know about the most magical time of the year. Some are easy, some are hard, but they’re all fun Christmas trivia!
Question: Which popular Christmas beverage is also called “milk punch?”
Question: What did the other reindeer not let Rudolph do because of his shiny red nose?
Answer: Join in any reindeer games
Question: How many ghosts show up in A Christmas Carol?
Question: Where was baby Jesus born?
Answer: In Bethlehem
Question: The movie Miracle on 34th Street is based on a real-life department store. What is it?
Question: What are the two other most popular names for Santa Claus?
Answer: Kris Kringle and Saint Nick
Question: Elvis isn’t going to have a white Christmas he’s going to have a….
Answer: Blue Christmas
Question: What do people traditionally put on top of a Christmas tree?
Answer: An angel
Question: In Home Alone, where are the McCallisters going on vacation when they leave Kevin behind?
Question: In the classic, How The Grinch Stole Christmas, the Grinch was described with three words. What are they?
Answer: Stink, stank, stunk
Question: In which modern-day country was St. Nicholas born in?
Answer: Turkey (originally Patara, a city in the ancient district of Lycia, in Asia Minor)
Question: In the movie It’s A Wonderful Life, what happened every time a bell rang?
Answer: An angel got his wings
Question: What words follow “Silent Night” in the song?
Answer: Holy night
Question: Which Hollywood actor played six different roles in The Polar Express?
Answer: Tom Hanks
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Question: In Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, what was the first name of Scrooge?
Question: Which country did eggnog come from?
Question: Which real life person is Santa Claus based on?
Answer: The Christian bishop St. Nicholas
Question: What did Frosty The Snowman do when a magic hat was placed on his head?
Answer: He began to dance around
Question: What is Ralphie’s little brother’s name in the movie A Christmas Story?
Question: Which Christmas song contains the lyric “Everyone dancing merrily in the new old fashioned way?”
Answer: “Rocking Around The Christmas Tree”
Question: What are you supposed to do when you find yourself under the mistletoe?
Question: Which one of Santa’s reindeer has the same name as another holiday mascot?
Question: Which country started the tradition of putting up a Christmas tree?
Question: In the song “Winter Wonderland,” what do we call the snowman?
Answer: Parson Brown
Question: In the movie Elf, what was the first rule of The Code of Elves?
Answer: Treat every day like Christmas
Question: What’s the name of the main villain in The Nightmare Before Christmas?
Answer: Oogie Boogie
Question: According to the song, what did my true love give to me on the eighth day of Christmas?
Answer: Eight maids a milking
Question: What was the highest grossing Christmas movie of all time?
Answer: Home Alone
Question: Whose eyes are all aglow in “The Christmas Song?”
Answer: Tiny tots
Question: What was the real name of the character Tim Allen plays in The Santa Clause?
Answer: Scott Calvin
Question: How many gifts in total were given in “The Twelve Days of Christmas” song?
Question: Which fairy tale were the first gingerbread houses inspired by?
Answer: Hansel and Gretel
Question: In the movie A Christmas Story, what was the name of the neighbors whose dog ate the Christmas turkey?
Answer: The Bumpuses
Question: How do you say “Merry Christmas” in Spanish?
Answer: Feliz Navidad
Question: Where did the word and idea “Christmukkah” come from?
Answer: The O.C.
Question: What is the name of the last ghost that visits Scrooge in A Christmas Carol?
Answer: The Ghost of Christmas Yet To Come
Question: Visions of which food danced in children’s heads as they slept in the poem “‘Twas The Night Before Christmas?”
Answer: Sugar plums
Question: What gift did the Little Drummer Boy give to the newborn Christ?
Answer: He played a song for him on his drums
Question: What is the best-selling Christmas song ever?
Answer: “White Christmas” by Bing Crosby
Question: Who wrote, “Christmas doesn’t come from a store, maybe Christmas perhaps means a little bit more?”
Answer: Dr. Seuss
Question: Three of Santa’s reindeer’s names begin with the letter “D.” What are those names?
Answer: Dancer, Dasher, and Donner
Question: What was Frosty the Snowman’s nose made out?
Answer: A button
Question: What is the name of George Bailey’s guardian angel in It’s A Wonderful Life?
Answer: Clarence Odbody
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Question: In the 1964 movie Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, what was the name of Rudolph’s elf friend?
Question: What popular Christmas song was actually written for Thanksgiving?
Answer: “Jingle Bells”
Question: What was the first company that used Santa Claus in advertising?
Question: In “The Christmas Song,” who did the narrator see kissing Santa Claus under the mistletoe?
Question: In the movie Elf, how does Buddy get to the North Pole?
Answer: He hides in Santa’s sack
Question: Where did there arise such a clatter?
Answer: On the lawn
Question: What are Christmas trees also called?