Christmas Trivia

Have we got our Santa thinking hats on? Because it’s time for Christmas trivia!

Christmas trivia quizzes is a Christmas party favourite of ours. You can do it in teams or battle it out individually. You can do it at work or with your friends and family. Either way, we’ve got lots of fun festive questions (and answers below) for you to answer.

How many can you get right?

Questions

  1. Which country started the tradition of putting up a Christmas tree?
  2. How many ghosts shows up in ‘A Christmas Carol’?
  3. In ‘Home Alone’, where are the McCallisters going on holiday when they leave Kevin behind?
  4. Which country did eggnog originate?
  5. How many gifts were given in total in ‘The Twelve Days of Christmas’ song?
  6. What year did Mariah Carey’s ‘All I Want for Christmas is You’ come out?
  7. What famous Christmas animation features Tom Hanks?
  8. In which country is it tradition to eat KFC for Christmas dinner?
  9. Name all 8 of Santa’s original reindeer?
  10. What is traditionally hidden inside a Christmas pudding?
  11. In the episode of Friends, ‘The One with the Holiday Armadillo’, who dressed up as an armadillo?
  12. What colour are mistletoe berries?
  13. What fruit is traditionally put inside a Christmas stocking?
  14. The movie ‘Miracle on 34th Street‘ is based on a real-life department store. What is it?
  15. In Charles Dickens, ‘A Christmas Carol’, what was Scrooge’s first name?
  16. According to the song, ’12 Days of Christmas’, what was the gift given on the 8th day?
  17. What does the Spanish word, Feliz Navidad mean?
  18. What was Frosty the Snowman’s nose made out of?
  19. What was the first company that used Santa Claus in advertising?
  20. What day does the movie ‘Die Hard’ take place?
  21. Which country annually sends a Christmas tree to be placed in London’s Trafalgar Square every year?
  22. Which monarch delivered the first Royal Christmas message?
  23. Which ocean can Christmas Island be found in?
  24. What is your star sign if you are born on Christmas Day?
  25. Who had a festive number one with ‘Lonely this Christmas’?
  26. What is the biggest-selling Christmas single of all time?
  27. Which Christmas carol features the lyrics, “The stars in the sky, Look down where he lay, the little Lord Jesus asleep on the hay”?
  28. Which animated film features Aled Jones’ version of ‘Walking in the Air’?
  29. Which year was the first Christmas card sent: 1743, 1843 or 1943?
  30. What’s the name of the period leading up to Christmas?
  31. What red-breasted bird do we commonly associate with Christmas?
  32. December 26th marks which Saint’s day?
  33. What red-leaved plant beginning with ‘P’ do we associate with Christmas?
  34. What traditional Christmas pantomime does Buttons appear in?
  35. What is ‘Merry Christmas’ in Welsh?
  36. In which tin of chocolates would you find ‘The Green Triangle’?
  37. In the film, ‘Christmas with the Kranks’ which tinned food item is Nora Krank fighting over in the supermarket?
  38. Roughly, how many Turkeys are consumed in the UK every Christmas: 10 million, 20 million or 30 million?
  39. The tradition of sending Christmas cards originated in the USA: True or False?
  40. In which country did Christmas carolling originate?
  41. What food did Christmas Crackers originally contain?
  42. Who wrote ‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas’?
  43. Name Will Ferrell’s character in the film ‘Elf’?
  44. Which film features Dani Devito trying to get his Christmas lights seen from space?
  45. The Grinch attempts to steal Christmas from which fictional town?
  46. How many points does a snowflake have?
  47. What does the word ‘advent’ mean in latin?
  48. Santa Claus is also known as Saint…?
  49. What country banned Christmas in 1644?
  50. Name the Christmas-themed ballet that premiered in Russia in 1892?

Answers

  1. Germany
  2. 4. Jacob Marley, the ghost of Christmas Past, ghost of Christmas Present and ghost of Christmas Yet to Come (Future)
  3. Paris
  4. Britain
  5. 364
  6. 1994
  7. The Polar Express
  8. Japan
  9. Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donor, Blitzen
  10. A coin
  11. Ross Geller
  12. White
  13. Orange or tangerine
  14. Macy’s
  15. Ebenezer
  16. Eight maid are milking
  17. Merry Christmas
  18. A button
  19. Coca Cola
  20. Christmas Eve
  21. Norway
  22. King George
  23. Indian Ocean
  24. Capricorn
  25. Mud
  26. White Christmas by Bing Crosby
  27. Away in a Manager
  28. The Snowman
  29. 1843
  30. Advent
  31. Robin
  32. Saint Stephen
  33. Poinsetta
  34. Cinderella
  35. Nadolig Llawen
  36. Quality Street
  37. Hickory Honey Ham
  38. 10 million
  39. False- it was the UK
  40. Austria
  41. Sugar-coated almonds
  42. Dr Seuss
  43. Buddy the Elf
  44. Deck the Halls
  45. Whoville
  46. Six
  47. Coming or Arrival
  48. Nicholas
  49. England
  50. The Nutcracker

How many could you answer? Let us know what your favourite Christmas trivia fact is!