100+ Christmas Trivia Questions and Answers

People all around the world love Christmas. So it makes sense for a trivia site like ours to have Christmas trivia in its collection. Check out some of these Christmas trivia questions, answers, and facts about the most wonderful time of the year.

Christmas Trivia

How much do you know about Christmas decoration, Christmas carol, Christmas tradition, and Christmas day trivia? Here are some fun facts about Christmas that you can probably share around the Christmas dinner table.

  • Around 14.7 million artificial Christmas trees are sold in the United States annually.
  • The song “We Wish You a Merry Christmas” was written by British composer Arthur Warrell.
  • According to folklore, Candy Canes were made to control noisy children in chruch by keeping them busy eating licorice sticks.
  • Christmas lights started as a tradition to symbolize Jesus Christ as the light of the world.

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Christmas Trivia Questions and Answers

Before you tell a Christmas story or sing “Silent Night” around the home piano during the holiday season, why not get together for a Christmas trivia challenge?

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Where is St Nicholas’ fictional workshop located?▶ The North Pole
What is the best-selling song of Christmas carol singer Bing Crosby?▶ “White Christmas”
Is Christmas an official holiday in Thailand?▶ No, it is not.
What animated Christmas movie follows the story of a young boy who rides a train to the north pole?▶ “Polar Express”
What Snoopy based cartoon was created with a Christmas theme?▶ “A Charlie Brown Christmas”
Which actress played the role of Mary (adult) in the movie “It’s a Wonderful Life”?▶ Donna Reed
Sinterklaas is the Dutch version of what mythical figure?▶ Santa Claus (Saint Nicholas)
According to the popular Christmas song, “Frosty the Snowman”, what are the snowman’s eyes made out of?▶ Coal
Including Rudolph, how many reindeer is Santa Claus said to have?▶ Nine (Rudolph, Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, and Blitzen)
How the Grinch Stole Christmas is a 2000 American Christmas fantasy comedy film starring which actor as the Grinch?▶ Jim Carrey
How many gifts would you receive if you received all of the gifts in the song, “The Twelve Days of Christmas”?▶ 364
What famous Christmas legend did a Montgomery Ward advertising man create as part of his job?▶ Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer
What plant is known as the Christmas rose?Hellebore
What famous Christmas song begins with “Chestnuts roasting on an open fire”?The Christmas Song
In the movie “Home Alone,” what city does the family travel to for Christmas vacation?Paris
What is the name of George Bailey’s guardian angel in “It’s a Wonderful Life”?Clarence
Who composed the music for “The Nutcracker” ballet?Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
In the song “Frosty the Snowman,” what makes Frosty come to life?A magic hat
What is the name of the main character in the movie “Elf”?Buddy
What is the traditional name for a small gift given at Christmas?Christmas stocking filler
Which country is known for the legend of the Krampus?Austria
What type of tree is typically used as a Christmas tree?Evergreen
What are the names of the three wise men?Balthazar, Melchior, and Gaspar
What is the name of Scrooge’s deceased business partner in “A Christmas Carol”?Jacob Marley
In which country is it a tradition to hide a pickle ornament in the Christmas tree?United States (German-American tradition)
What is the name of the Christmas carol that begins with “Hark! The herald angels sing”?Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
What is the main ingredient in a traditional Christmas pudding?Dried fruit
In which ocean can you find Christmas Island?Indian Ocean
Which saint’s feast day is celebrated on December 6th and is associated with the origin of Santa Claus?Saint Nicholas
What is the traditional flower associated with the Virgin Mary?Lily
Which of Santa’s reindeer is named after a famous mythological character?Cupid
In the song “Jingle Bell Rock,” what does the singer want to mix and mingle in?A jingling beat
What did the shepherds see in the sky that led them to Jesus in the nativity story?A bright star (Star of Bethlehem)
What is the most popular Christmas plant?Poinsettia
What is the name of the main character in “A Christmas Carol”?Ebenezer Scrooge
In which country did the tradition of Christmas trees start?Germany
What are the two main colors of Christmas?Red and Green
What is the name of Santa Claus’s wife?Mrs. Claus
What does the term “Xmas” stand for?Christmas
What is the name of Santa Claus’s reindeer with a red nose?Rudolph
Which Christmas song is the best-selling single of all time?White Christmas
Who was the author of “A Christmas Carol”?Charles Dickens
What is the name of the angel who visited Mary in the Bible?Gabriel
What holiday drink is made from milk, sugar, and eggs?Eggnog
What country is known for creating gingerbread houses?Germany
What is the name of the ballet traditionally performed at Christmas?The Nutcracker
In the song “12 Days of Christmas,” what gift is given on the 5th day?Five golden rings
What Christmas decoration is made from the leaves of a holly plant?Wreath
What is the name of the city where Jesus was born?Bethlehem
How many reindeer does Santa Claus have?Nine
What is the date of the Feast of the Epiphany?6-Jan
What is another name for a Christmas tree?Yule Tree
Which country is known for creating the poinsettia plant?Mexico
What is the main character’s name in “The Grinch Who Stole Christmas”?The Grinch
What popular Christmas song was originally written for Thanksgiving?Jingle Bells
Who is the patron saint of children?Saint Nicholas
What is the name of the candle holder used during the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah?Menorah
What is the name of the holiday celebrated on December 26th in the UK and Canada?Boxing Day
What is the traditional Christmas meat dish in the United States?Roast Turkey
In which country did the custom of hanging stockings originate?Netherlands
What is the name of the elf who wants to be a dentist in the movie “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer”?Hermey
What country is known for creating the Advent calendar?Germany
What is the name of the period leading up to Christmas?Advent
What is the name of the Christian feast day on December 28th, also known as the Feast of the Holy Innocents?Childermas
What is the first day of the Christian liturgical year?First Sunday of Advent
What is the name of the candlelit procession celebrated in Scandinavian countries on December 13th?St. Lucia’s Day
Which Christian feast is celebrated on January 6th, marking the end of the Christmas season?Epiphany
What does the word “Yule” mean in Old English?Feast
What is the name of the time period between Christmas and New Year’s Day?Christmastide
How many days are there in the traditional Christmas season?Twelve
What is the name of the Sunday before Christmas, also known as the fourth Sunday of Advent?Gaudete Sunday
What is the name of the Italian Christmas cake traditionally eaten during the Christmas season?Panettone
In which European country is the Christmas season called “Weihnachtszeit”?Germany
In Mexico, what is the name of the nine-day celebration leading up to Christmas Day?Las Posadas
What is the name of the Spanish Christmas Eve feast?La Nochebuena
What is the name of the French cake traditionally eaten during the Christmas season, shaped like a Yule log?Bûche de Noël
What is the name of the British dessert traditionally eaten during the Christmas season?Mince pies
In Ireland, what day is celebrated on December 26th, also known as St. Stephen’s Day?Wren Day
What is the name of the candlelit church service held on Christmas Eve?Midnight Mass
In Ukraine, what is the name of the traditional Christmas Eve meal?Sviata Vecheria
What is the name of the Jewish festival of lights that often coincides with the Christmas season?Hanukkah
In the United States, what is the name of the day after Thanksgiving, often considered the beginning of the Christmas shopping season?Black Friday
What is the name of the Italian gift-bringer similar to Santa Claus?La Befana
In Australia, what type of Christmas decoration is popular due to the summer season?Christmas Bush
What country is known for having a “Gävle Goat,” a large straw goat erected each year?Sweden
In Greece, what is the name of the mischievous goblin-like creatures that appear during the Christmas season?Kallikantzaroi
In Iceland, what is the name of the Yule Cat, a giant mythical creature associated with the Christmas season?Jólakötturinn
In Japan, what fast-food chain is popular for Christmas dinner due to a successful marketing campaign?KFC
What is the name of the Venezuelan tradition where people roller-skate to church during the Christmas season?Patinatas navideñas
In the Philippines, what is the name of the star-shaped lantern traditionally displayed during the Christmas season?Parol
In Ethiopia, what game is traditionally played during the Christmas season?Ganna
What is the name of the traditional Norwegian Christmas Eve dinner, consisting of dried fish?Lutefisk
In Poland, what is the name of the Christmas Eve supper, consisting of 12 dishes?Wigilia
In the United Kingdom, what is the name of the Christmas pantomime traditionally performed during the Christmas season?Panto
In Germany, what is the name of the traditional Christmas market held during the Advent season?Christkindlmarkt
In Catalonia, Spain, what is the name of the wooden log with a painted face that is “fed” and “hit” for gifts?Tió de Nadal (Caga Tió)
In the Netherlands, what is the name of the gift-bringer who arrives in mid-November?Sinterklaas
In Portugal, what is the name of the traditional Christmas Eve feast?Consoada
In Finland, what is the name of the traditional Christmas sauna?Joulusauna
In Ukraine, what Christmas decoration is inspired by a folk tale about a poor family and a generous spider?Spiderweb decorations
In Russia, what is the name of the character who delivers presents during the Christmas season?Ded Moroz (Grandfather Frost)
In Colombia, what is the name of the December celebration, with nightly candle processions?Día de las Velitas (Day of the Little Candles)

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Tim majored in Humanities with a bachelor in English and Theatre at New York State University. He lectured on entertainment business studies for three years at Plymouth College.

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