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Nothing beats the festive spirit of Christmas, and what better way to celebrate than a round of “Trivia” Questions? This game is perfect for all ages and can be enjoyed with family or friends.

Whether you’re looking to test your holiday knowledge or just have some fun, our list of 40+ Christmas “Trivia” questions is sure to bring cheer to your party. So, grab your eggnog and let’s get started!

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How to play the Christmas “Trivia”

A game of Christmas “Trivia” is simple and can be played in teams or individually. To begin, one person acts as the trivia master who will ask the questions.

The trivia master asks the first group or player a question and gives them time to answer. If they get the answer right, they earn a point. The game continues with each group or player taking turns answering questions.

The team or player with the most points at the end wins!

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Easy Christmas “Trivia” Questions for Kids

“Trivia” can also be a fun and educational activity for children during the holiday season. This game is a fun way to test and sharpen their knowledge of Christmas traditions and facts.

You can even make this a friendly competition by splitting into different teams and awarding small prizes to the winning team. Here are a few Christmas “Trivia” questions that will pique your child’s interest:

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

  • Mint Chocolate
  • Peppermint Bark
  • Gingerbread Cookies
  • Candy Canes
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Candy Canes

Candy Canes, with their iconic red and white stripes, are a beloved Christmas treat shaped like a cane.

22. In the song “Jingle Bells,” what kind of sleigh is mentioned?

  • Open Sleigh
  • Golden Sleigh
  • Silver Sleigh
  • Magic Sleigh
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Open Sleigh

The lyrics of “Jingle Bells” mention riding in an open sleigh, enjoying the festive jingling of bells.

23. What is the name of the main character in “The Nutcracker”?

  • Clara
  • Marie
  • Ella
  • Sofia
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In “The Nutcracker,” the main character, often portrayed as a young girl, is named Clara.

  • Apple Cider
  • Hot Chocolate
  • Eggnog
  • Peppermint Tea
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Eggnog, a creamy and spiced drink, is a festive favorite during the Christmas season.

25. In the movie “Elf,” what is Buddy’s favorite type of pasta?

  • Spaghetti
  • Linguine
  • Fettuccine
  • Rigatoni
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Buddy, played by Will Ferrell in “Elf,” loves to put maple syrup on his spaghetti.

26. Which Christmas plant is known for its red and green leaves?

  • Poinsettia
  • Holly
  • Mistletoe
  • Christmas Cactus
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The vibrant red and green leaves of the Poinsettia plant make it a popular Christmas decoration.

27. In the story “A Christmas Carol,” who is visited by three ghosts on Christmas Eve?

  • Bob Cratchit
  • Scrooge
  • Tiny Tim
  • Jacob Marley
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Ebenezer Scrooge, the main character in “A Christmas Carol,” is visited by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet to Come.

28. What is the traditional meal for Christmas dinner in the United States?

  • Turkey
  • Ham
  • Roast Beef
  • Chicken
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Roast turkey is a traditional centerpiece for Christmas dinners in many American households.

29. Which country is credited with the tradition of placing presents in stockings hung by the fireplace?

  • England
  • Germany
  • France
  • Italy
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The tradition of hanging stockings by the fireplace for presents is believed to have originated in England.

30. In the animated film “The Polar Express,” what is the conductor’s signature phrase?

  • “All Aboard!”
  • “Tickets, Please!”
  • “Next Stop, North Pole!”
  • “All Tickets, Please!”
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“All Aboard!”

The conductor in “The Polar Express” announces the departure with the signature phrase “All Aboard!”

Fun Christmas “Trivia” Questions for Everyone

Need more “Trivia” questions for your Christmas party? This set of questions is perfect for all ages and includes a mix of fun and challenging inquiries.

From the origin of popular holiday traditions to little known facts about Santa Claus, these trivia questions are sure to keep everyone entertained. So gather your loved ones, put on your thinking caps, and let’s get started with the Christmas “Trivia” fun! 😁

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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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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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.

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

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5. Where does Eggnog originate from?

  • America
  • Germany
  • England
  • Asia
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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 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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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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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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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
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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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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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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
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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.

  • Caroling
  • Decorating Christmas Trees
  • Exchanging Gifts
  • Hanging Stockings
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The tradition of caroling is believed to have originated in ancient Rome during the festival of Saturnalia.

22. In the classic movie “It’s a Wonderful Life,” what does George Bailey wish he had never been born?

  • A Doctor
  • A Lawyer
  • A Banker
  • An Angel
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A Banker

In “It’s a Wonderful Life,” George Bailey wishes he had never been born and is shown a world where he didn’t exist, leading to him working for the heartless Mr. Potter.

23. What savory dish is commonly eaten during Christmas in the United Kingdom?

  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Shepherd’s Pie
  • Roast Turkey
  • Mince Pies
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Shepherd’s Pie

Shepherd’s Pie, a savory meat pie topped with mashed potatoes, is a traditional Christmas dish in the United Kingdom.

24. In the song “The Twelve Days of Christmas,” how many gifts are given on the eighth day?

  • Eight
  • Forty
  • Twenty-four
  • Thirty-six
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On the eighth day of Christmas in the song, a total of 36 gifts are given.

25. Which Christmas movie features a young boy named Ralphie who wants a Red Ryder BB gun for Christmas?

  • A Christmas Carol
  • Home Alone
  • A Christmas Story
  • Elf
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A Christmas Story

In “A Christmas Story,” Ralphie dreams of receiving a Red Ryder BB gun despite warnings that he’ll shoot his eye out.

26. What is the main ingredient in the traditional Italian Christmas cake Panettone?

  • Chocolate
  • Almonds
  • Candied Fruit
  • Raisins
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Candied Fruit

Panettone, a traditional Italian Christmas cake, is known for its light and fluffy texture and is studded with candied fruits.

27. In the song “Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer,” what incriminating evidence was found on Grandma’s back?

  • Hoofprints
  • Reindeer Fur
  • Santa’s Suit
  • Christmas Cookies
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In the song, Grandma got run over by a reindeer, and there were hoofprints on her back as incriminating evidence.

28. In what year did the famous Christmas truce occur during World War I?

  • 1914
  • 1916
  • 1918
  • 1920
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The Christmas truce, where soldiers from both sides ceased fighting and celebrated Christmas together, occurred in 1914 during World War I.

29. What is the traditional Christmas dessert in Japan?

  • Fruitcake
  • Yule Log
  • Christmas Pudding
  • KFC Chicken
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KFC Chicken

In Japan, it’s a tradition to eat Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) on Christmas, thanks to a successful marketing campaign.

30. What Christmas beverage is made from eggs, sugar, and brandy or rum?

  • Hot Chocolate
  • Mulled Wine
  • Eggnog
  • Apple Cider
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Eggnog, a festive beverage, is made from eggs, sugar, and spirits like brandy or rum, often served during the Christmas season.

Christmas “Trivia” is a great way to add some excitement and laughter to your holiday celebrations. It’s easy to play, can be enjoyed by all ages, and is a fun way to bond with loved ones.

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