Christmas Trivia Quiz - 50 Fun Questions and Answers (2022) (2023)

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How well do you know your general Christmas trivia? This epic Christmas quiz of 50 questions and answers will put your festive knowledge to the test.

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Christmas Trivia Quiz – 50 Questions

1. How many presents in total we were given in the 12 Days of Christmas?

2. Name the famous Christmas ballet?

3. How many Scrabble points for the word ‘Christmas’?

4. What is Frosty the Snowman’s nose made of?

5. What should you do under the mistletoe?

6. How do you say Merry Christmas in Spanish?

7. How many candles should go on an advent wreath?

8. Which president was the first to decorate the White House Christmas tree?

9. In what year was ‘A Christmas Carol’ by Charles Dickson published? a) 1799 b) 1801 c) 1837 d) 1843

10. What is the name of Scrooge’s dead business partner?

11. Which ocean is Christmas Island situated in?

12. Which continent does Christmas dinner favourite, the turkey, originate from?

13. One of the most popular Christmas toys of 1971, who or what, ‘wobble but don’t fall down’?

14. If you were born on Christmas Day, what’s your star sign?

15. What country has the tradition of filling children’s clogs with candy and treats on December 5th?

16. The most popular toy of 1980 was actually designed by a professor of architecture in Budapest to teach his students about spatial awareness. What is it called?

17. In which Pacific Ocean island nation is Father Christmas known as Santa-san?

18. Which UK monarch delivered the first Christmas Broadcast to the BBC in 1932?

19. Which department store released a Christmas TV advertisement in 2015 featuring a young girl looking at the moon through a telescope?

20. Which country is the largest exporter of Christmas trees?

21. What is the chemical formula of snow?

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22. What Christmas item takes its name from the old French word ‘estincelle’ meaning spark?

23. Which US president banned Christmas trees from the White House?

24. What is Santa called in France?

25. Postmen in Victorian England were commonly called what?

26. Balsam, Douglas, Fraser, and Noble are all types of what?

27. In which author’s novel is it ‘always winter but never Christmas’?

28. What is the capital city of Christmas Island?

29. What popular Christmas toy is actually based on a 20th-century political caricature?

30. Which plant often given as a gift at Christmas has bright red and green leaves and is sometimes known as the Christmas flower?

31. What do traditional Ukranians put on their Christmas tree for good luck?

32. What colour are mistletoe berries?

33. How many tips does a snowflake have?

34. On what day of the week does Advent commence?

35. In which country is Father Christmas known as Babbo Natale?

36. What do you call a group of people who go from door to door singing Christmas songs?

37. Which Christmas product did Sir Henry Cole produce in 1843?

38. What Christmas product incorporates a silver strip that features a compound known as silver fulminate?

39. Stars, needle, plate, dendrite, column, lacy, and capped column are the six main types of what?

40. What ornaments do elves have on their shoes?

41. What gifts did the wise men give Jesus on his birthday?

42. Who is the patron saint celebrated on the 26th December?

43. Which country donates the Christmas tree for London’s Trafalgar Square?

44. Before Christianity what was the name of the winter festival celebrated by the Romans?

45. ‘Wassailing’ is the old tradition that is now more commonly known as what?

46. True or false: Iceland has 13 Santas that visit throughout December?

47. What does the shape of a candy cane represent?

48. From which country does the tradition of the Upside Down Christmas Tree originate?

49. What is the old Germanic term for the winter festival?

50. Children in what country leave out Pan de Pascua (sponge cake with fruit, ginger, and honey) for Santa Claus?

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Christmas Trivia Quiz Answers

1. How many presents in total we were given in the 12 Days of Christmas?

364

2. Name the famous Christmas ballet?

The Nutcracker

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3. How many Scrabble points for the word ‘Christmas’?

Sixteen

4. What is Frosty the Snowman’s nose made of?

A button

5. What should you do under the mistletoe?

Kiss

6. How do you say Merry Christmas in Spanish?

Feliz Navidad

7. How many candles should go on an advent wreath?

Four

8. Which president was the first to decorate the White House Christmas tree?

Franklin Pierce

9. In what year was ‘A Christmas Carol’ by Charles Dickson published? a) 1799 b) 1801 c) 1837 d) 1843

d) 1843

10. What is the name of Scrooge’s dead business partner?

Jacob Marley

11. Which ocean is Christmas Island situated in?

Indian Ocean

12. Which continent does Christmas dinner favourite, the turkey, originate from?

North America

13. One of the most popular Christmas toys of 1971, who or what, ‘wobble but don’t fall down’?

Weebles

14. If you were born on Christmas Day, what’s your star sign?

Capricorn

15. What country has the tradition of filling children’s clogs with candy and treats on December 5th?

The Netherlands

16. The most popular toy of 1980 was actually designed by a professor of architecture in Budapest to teach his students about spatial awareness. What is it called?

Rubik’s Cube

17. In which Pacific Ocean island nation is Father Christmas known as Santa-san?

Japan

18. Which UK monarch delivered the first Christmas Broadcast to the BBC in 1932?

George V

19. Which department store released a Christmas TV advertisement in 2015 featuring a young girl looking at the moon through a telescope?

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John Lewis

20. Which country is the largest exporter of Christmas trees?

Canada

21. What is the chemical formula of snow?

H2O

22. What Christmas item takes its name from the old French word ‘estincelle’ meaning spark?

Tinsel

23. Which US president banned Christmas trees from the White House?

Theodore Roosevelt

24. What is Santa called in France?

Pere Noel

25. Postmen in Victorian England were commonly called what?

Robins – because their uniforms were red

26. Balsam, Douglas, Fraser, and Noble are all types of what?

Christmas Trees

27. In which author’s novel is it ‘always winter but never Christmas’?

C.S. Lewis (in The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe)

28. What is the capital city of Christmas Island?

Settlement

29. What popular Christmas toy is actually based on a 20th-century political caricature?

Teddy Bear – named after the US President Theodore ‘Teddy’ Roosevelt

30. Which plant often given as a gift at Christmas has bright red and green leaves and is sometimes known as the Christmas flower?

Poinsettia

31. What do traditional Ukranians put on their Christmas tree for good luck?

A spider’s web

32. What colour are mistletoe berries?

White

33. How many tips does a snowflake have?

Six

34. On what day of the week does Advent commence?

Sunday

35. In which country is Father Christmas known as Babbo Natale?

Italy

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36. What do you call a group of people who go from door to door singing Christmas songs?

Carolers

37. Which Christmas product did Sir Henry Cole produce in 1843?

Christmas cards

38. What Christmas product incorporates a silver strip that features a compound known as silver fulminate?

Christmas crackers

39. Stars, needle, plate, dendrite, column, lacy, and capped column are the six main types of what?

Snowflakes

40. What ornaments do elves have on their shoes?

Bells

41. What gifts did the wise men give Jesus on his birthday?

Gold, Frankincense, and Myrhh

42. Who is the patron saint celebrated on the 26th December?

Saint Stephen

43. Which country donates the Christmas tree for London’s Trafalgar Square?

Norway

44. Before Christianity what was the name of the winter festival celebrated by the Romans?

Saturnalia

45. ‘Wassailing’ is the old tradition that is now more commonly known as what?

Caroling

46. True or false: Iceland has 13 Santas that visit throughout December?

True. They’re known as The Yule Lads

47. What does the shape of a candy cane represent?

A shepherd’s crook from the story of the Nativity. Meaning of Christmas Symbols.

48. From which country does the tradition of the Upside Down Christmas Tree originate?

Poland

49. What is the old Germanic term for the winter festival?

Yuletide or Yule

50. Children in what country leave out Pan de Pascua (sponge cake with fruit, ginger, and honey) for Santa Claus?

Chile

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