Christmas Trivia: 50 Fun Questions with Answers

Trying to figure out a way to make your family Christmas party or family time 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 merrier with this set of Christmas trivia questions and answers. Test out your basic trivia knowledge with a Christmas quiz on 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!

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50 Fun Christmas Trivia Questions

Question: Which popular Christmas beverage is also called "milk punch?"
Answer: Eggnog

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?
Answer: Four

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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?
Answer: Macy's

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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?
Answer: Paris

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Question: In the classic Christmas movie, 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

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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?
Answer: Ebenezer

Question: Which country did eggnog come from?
Answer: England

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

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Question: What is Ralphie’s little brother’s name in the movie A Christmas Story?
Answer: Randy

Question: Which Christmas song contains the lyric "Everyone dancing merrily in the new old-fashioned way?"
Answer: "Rocking Around The Christmas Tree"

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Question: What are you supposed to do when you find yourself under the mistletoe?
Answer: Kiss

Question: Which one of Santa's reindeer has the same name as another holiday mascot?
Answer: Cupid

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Question: Which country started the tradition of putting up a Christmas tree?
Answer: Germany

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

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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?
Answer: 364

Question: Which fairy tale was 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

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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

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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?
Answer: Hermey

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?
Answer: Coca-Cola

Question: In "The Christmas Song," who did the narrator see kissing Santa Claus under the mistletoe?
Answer: Mommy

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?
Answer: Yule-Tree

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Story by Jessica Booth