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Christmas is a holiday enjoyed by Christians, which accounts for roughly 32% of the whole world. That’s a lot of people if you ask me!

If you’re one of those that celebrate Christmas, how much do you really know about the Jolly Holiday? 😉

How to play the Christmas Trivia Game

Whether you’re playing in teams/groups, or just browsing through on your own, there’s a great way to play this!

Single Player Rules

Read the questions given, and take a look at the 4 choices given below. Decide on what you think is the correct answer or the answer that makes sense the most (if you aren’t sure which answer is correct.)

Once you’ve decided on your answer, click the Show Answer button and have the correct answer revealed to you.

If you’re feeling competitive, try to count how many answers you got right and compare them with someone else!

Multiplayer

Form groups with an equal number of members. Have the groups go up against each other. Scoring can be based either per question or per category.

For this type of play, there should be a game master. The number of game masters can vary depending on the structure of the groups.

The game master would read out the questions, followed by the multiple choices provided. The first group to raise their hand (or any other signal chosen) should be given a chance to answer.

If they are wrong, the opponent has a chance. Otherwise, the point is to be given to them.

The group with the highest number of points after a certain number of questions/categories, wins!

Fun Tip: We give out interesting facts on all the trivia questions you’ll be getting, so watch out for that! 😉

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Christmas Trivia Questions for Kids

Christmas Questions and Fun Facts fit for the kids! Don’t be afraid to use these questions for your next Christmas game with kids!

Maybe even make it a challenge and have them answer for points. The one with the most number of points gets a special prize.

1. Santa Claus is known to drop by on which date?

  • December 26
  • December 25
  • December 24
  • December 01
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December 24

Santa Claus can come any time around 9:00 in the evening to midnight. If the children are still up in a certain house, he moves on to the next house.

2. What do we leave out for Santa Claus on the night he comes?

  • Milk & Cookies
  • Milk & Cereals
  • Cheese & Bread
  • Hot Chocolate & Biscuits
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Milk & Cookies

Most people leave out Milk & Cookies for Santa as it’s believed that they are Santa’s favorite. Which they really might be! Milk and Cookies I leave out for Santa are always finished when I wake up!

3. Which colors are thought of when you hear “Christmas”?

  • Green and Yellow
  • White and Red
  • Green and Red
  • White and Yellow
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Green and Red

While all of the colors mentioned above can be associated with Christmas, Green and Red are the most common colors worldwide that come to mind when you think of Christmas.

4. What would you normally place on top of the Christmas Tree?

  • A Santa Claus figure
  • A star
  • A reindeer
  • A Christmas Ball
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A star

Out of all the choices mentioned above, the star is the most commonly placed on top of the Christmas Tree. Other tree-toppers are an Angel, fairies, or a crown.

5. Who is the Reindeer leading Santa’s Sleigh?

  • Dasher
  • Cupid
  • Prancer
  • Rudolph
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Rudolph

It is because of his bright red nose, Rudolph helps guide Santa Claus’ sleigh through the night!

6. How many reindeers does Santa have?

  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
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9

The Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen, and of course, Rudolph!

7. Who are Santa’s helpers?

  • Dwarves
  • Bunnies
  • Fairies
  • Elves
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Elves

Elves are known to be the ones around the toy factory helping Santa build his toys to use as gifts for children all over the world.

8. What is used to make Frosty the Snowman’s eyes?

  • Buttons
  • Coal
  • Raisins
  • Magnets
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Coal

Let’s sing it together! ”Frosty the Snowman, was a jolly happy soul, with a corncob pipe and a button nose, and two eyes made of coal.”

9. Where does Santa Claus live?

  • Greenland
  • Alaska
  • South Pole
  • North Pole
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North Pole

While it’s possible for Santa to live at the South Pole, the North Pole doesn’t have any people living there which is probably why he chose to live there of all places.

10. What’s the most famous candy during Christmas?

  • Candy Canes
  • Mints
  • Chocolate Eggs
  • Reese Cups
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Candy Canes

Candy Canes, often in red & white, are mostly known on this holiday. Aside from being snacks, they can also be used as decorative pieces!

11. What do you have to be in order to receive gifts from Santa Claus?

  • An Obedient Boy/Girl
  • A Kind Boy/Girl
  • A Helpful Boy/Girl
  • A Loving Boy/Girl
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All of the above!

All of these are what makes us a good boy/girl and we’ll make it onto Santa’s list!

12. How does Santa get into a house on Christmas Eve?

  • Front Door
  • Back Door
  • Chimney
  • Window
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Chimney

While it’s most common that he goes down the chimney, if you don’t have one, he can use the front door too 😆

13. Who catches the Grinch stealing?

  • Mae Who
  • Crissy Who
  • Who’s the Grinch?
  • Cindy Lou Who
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Cindy Lou Who

Little Cindy-Lou Who is a beloved character in Dr. Seuss’ books and is the one who catches the Grinch stealing presents.

14. When is Christmas?

  • December 24
  • November 25
  • December 25
  • December 30
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December 25

We celebrate Christmas on December 25 to remember the birthday of Jesus Christ.

15. How does Santa deliver his presents?

  • Through a magic portal
  • On his sleigh
  • He asks his elves
  • He just blinks his eyes
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On his sleigh

Santa’s known for driving his big red sleigh across the world to deliver his gifts. If not for his sleigh, what would the reindeers be pulling, right?

16. What type of vegetable do you leave out for Santa’s Reindeers?

  • Cabbage
  • Potatoes
  • Onions
  • Carrots
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Carrots

Reindeers appear to love carrots, which is why we leave out carrots for them to munch on as Santa leaves our presents for us?

17. How did Frosty the Snowman come to life?

  • Some water
  • A hug
  • A hat
  • A scarf
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A hat

A hat was blown onto his head by a failing magician, Professor Hinkle. It was later on revealed that this hat was magic!

18. Which of the following is NOT a Christmas song?

  • Jingle Bells
  • Five Little Turkeys
  • Frosty the Snowman
  • Twelve Days of Christmas
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Five Little Turkeys

Five Little Turkeys is a song for Thanksgiving. But fun fact, did you know that the song Jingle Bell was originally made for Thanksgiving as well?

19. Where do we place gifts for Christmas?

  • Front door
  • By the fireplace
  • Under the Christmas tree
  • By the couch
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Under the Christmas Tree

The tree skirt is great for placing stuff underneath it, which is perfect to use for gifts!

20. What is the short version of “Christmas”?

  • Xmas
  • Cmas
  • Jesus
  • Bday
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Xmas

It’s known worldwide that the short version of “Christmas” is to use “Xmas”.

Christmas Trivia Questions for Everyone

Questions fit for the whole family! Use these Christmas Trivia Questions at your next Christmas gathering and we’re sure everyone will have a good time 😁

1. Santa Claus was inspired by which real-life person?

  • Jesus
  • St. Nicholas
  • St. Francis
  • God
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St. Nicholas

St. Nicholas, before being canonized, had a reputation for helping the poor and giving secret gifts to people who needed them. Which is the whole essence of Santa Claus, right?

2. What famous drink is most commonly known in the Christmas season?

  • Hot Chocolate
  • Mint Chocolate Drink
  • Eggnog
  • Vanilla Milk
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Eggnog

Made of beaten egg yolks, cream, and sometimes whiskey or rum. This drink is often served chilled.

3. Which Christmas song was originally made for Thanksgiving?

  • The Little Drummer Boy
  • Jingle Bell
  • Silver Bells
  • Silent Night
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Jingle Bells

The song’s original title was “One Horse Open Sleigh” but was changed to “Jingle Bells” in 1859. Writer James Lord Pierpont first published it in 1857 and was intended to be sung on Thanksgiving.

4. What do you have to kiss under if you pass by it?

  • Christmas Tree
  • Christmas Lights
  • Christmas Ball
  • Mistletoe
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Mistletoe

The origins of this tradition are traced back to Norse mythology with the God Baldur. Baldur’s mother cast a spell on all plants to make sure that none can be used to kill her son, all plants except mistletoe.

After Baldur was killed by that very plant, she vowed to kiss anyone who passed underneath it.

5. Where does Eggnog originate from?

  • America
  • Germany
  • England
  • Asia
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England

While Eggnog is traditionally known as an American drink, it was actually first introduced in England.

6. What did Frosty the Snowman do as soon as he was brought to life?

  • He spun around
  • He danced around
  • He fell over
  • He started to melt
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He danced around

Let’s recall the lyrics to the song, shall we? “There must have been some magic in that old silk hat they found. For when they placed it on his head, he began to dance around.”

  • Vixen
  • Dasher
  • Dancer
  • Cupid
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Cupid

Cupid is the known icon for Valentine’s.

8. What was the highest-grossing Christmas movie of all time?

  • Home Alone
  • Miracle on 34th Street
  • The Grinch
  • The Christmas Chronicles
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Home Alone

Home Alone grossed a worldwide total of about 476.7 million USD, against a production budget of $18 million.

9. What country started putting up a Christmas tree?

  • England
  • Germany
  • United States of America
  • Netherlands
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Germany

Germans started this tradition of having a tree inside the house for decoration in the 16th century.

  • Fir tree
  • Dragon tree
  • Maidenhair tree
  • Birch Tree
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Fir tree

Specifically, a Nordmann Fir is used. A pine tree can also be used as a Christmas tree.

11. “Miracle on 34th Street” is based on what real-life store?

  • Bloomingdale’s
  • Macy’s
  • Walmart
  • Costco
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Macy’s

The film itself was shot on location in New York City, while the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade was filmed live in 1946.

12. What does the color red symbolize in Christmas?

  • Love
  • Lust
  • Blood of Jesus
  • Danger
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Blood of Jesus

On Christmas, we remember Jesus Christ as it is his birthday. We also remember the blood that he shed for us out of love.

13. What company was the first to use Santa Claus in advertising?

  • Harley-Davidson
  • Coca-Cola
  • J.C. Penney
  • Kraft Foods
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Coca-Cola

It was in 1930 when Santa Claus first appeared drinking a Coca-Cola amidst a crowded department store!

14. Which country has a tradition of filling children’s clogs with candy and treats on December 5?

  • Netherlands
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • England
Show answer

Netherlands

Clogs are wooden

15. In the movie Elf, what was the first rule in The Code of Elves?

  • There’s room for everyone on the nice list
  • The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear
  • Treat every day like Christmas
  • What’s the Elf movie?
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Treat every day like Christmas

The first three rules are also part of The Code of Elves!

16. What well-known Christmas carol was broadcasted from space in 1965?

  • We Wish You a Merry Christmas
  • Silent Night
  • I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
  • Jingle Bells
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Jingle Bells

It was broadcasted during NASA’s Gemini 6A space flight.

17. What was the most recorded Christmas song of all time?

  • We Wish You a Merry Christmas
  • Silent Night
  • I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
  • Jingle Bells
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Silent Night

Silent Night has been recorded about 733 times over the past 36 years.

18. What is placed on shelves as Santa’s spies?

  • Elves
  • Teddy Bears
  • Tiny Cameras
  • Santa Claus figurines
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Elves

Elf on the Shelf was inspired by Carol Aebersold and her daughters Chanda Bell and Christa Pitts who had their own elf, Fisbee, who was said to report back to Santa every night leading to Christmas.

19. How many ghosts are there in A Christmas Carol

  • 12
  • 4
  • 7
  • 9
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4

Ebenezer Scrooge was visited by four ghosts on Christmas Eve: Jacob Marley, and the spirits of Christmas Past, Present, and Future.

20. What wasn’t Rudolph allowed to do with other reindeers?

  • Fly with them
  • Eat with them
  • Play with them
  • Stay with them
Show answer

Play with them

The lyrics in the song are, “*All of the other reindeers used to laugh and call him names. They never let poor Rudolph join in any reindeer games.*”

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