The Ultimate Christmas Quiz

Get in the festive spirit with this family-friendly Christmas quiz – From the history of Christmas to the modern-day trends like gift-giving and crackers. Think Jesus and Santa for inspiration to ace our free Christmas quiz.

You’ll find 100 questions divided into 4 rounds, so gather your family or friends for some yuletide quizzing.


Round 1 – Christmas Trivia

1 – If you’re born on Christmas day, what’s your star sign?

2 – What colour are mistletoe berries?

3 – Which animal carried Mary before she gave birth to Jesus?

4 – In which year was the first Christmas card sent – 1743, 1843 or 1943?

5 – Which ocean can Christmas Island be found in?

6 – Where was baby Jesus born?

7 – Which one of Santa’s reindeer has the same name as the god of love?

8 – How do you say “Merry Christmas” in Spanish?

9 – What was Frosty the Snowman’s nose made out?

10 – Which horned figure is said to punish naughty children at Christmastime?

11 – What’s the name of the period leading up to Christmas?

12 – Which Angel visited Mary?

13 – On which date is Christmas celebrated every year?

14 – What red-breasted bird do we commonly associate with Christmas?

15 – December 26th marks which Saint’s Day?

16 – What is Scrooge’s first name?

17 – Which plant, beginning with P is associated with Christmas?

18 – When Santa got stuck up the chimney, what did he have in his sack?

19 – What gifts did the Three Wise Men give to Jesus on his birthday?

20 – What is the name for the shortest day of the year?

21 – What does Santa give to naughty children?

22 – Which famous scientist was born on Christmas Day in 1642?

23 – Which pantomime does Buttons appear in?

24 – How do you say “Merry Christmas” in Welsh?

25 – Which one of Santa’s reindeer has the same name as a female Fox?

Round 2 – Festive Food & Drink

1- What is traditionally hidden inside a Christmas pudding?

2 – What are “roasted on an open fire” and also feature in a famous Christmas song?

3 – In which country did eggnog originate?

4 – Which yellow food item would you find under the icing of a Christmas cake?

5 – In which tin of chocolates would you find ‘The Green Triangle’?

6 – Which sauce is traditionally served with Christmas pudding?

7 – What sweet snack is typically left out for Santa?

8 – What drink is typically left out for Santa?

9 – What beverage company has been using Santa Claus in its advertising since 1931?

10 – Which Christmas goodies are shaped to resemble a shepherd’s staff?

11 – In the film ‘Christmas with the Kranks’ which tinned food item is Nora Krank fighting over in the supermarket?

12 – In which Country did Panettone originate?

13 – In Japan, which takeaway food is traditionally eaten at Christmas?

14 – What is the name of a female Turkey?

15 – What is the name of a male Turkey?

16 – There are more than 110 different varieties of which popular vegetables?

17 – What is the name of the popular Christmas dinner item consisting of a sausage wrapped in bacon?

18 – What aromatic flower buds are often used to decorate and flavour a Christmas/Yule Ham joint?

19 – Roughly how many Turkeys are consumed in the UK every Christmas – 10, 20, or 30 million?

20 – Stollen is a fabulous Christmas confection that comes from which country?

21 – Which meat is often added to sprouts to make an indulgent Christmas dinner dish?

22 – What is ‘The Bûche de Noël’ better known as?

23 – In which tin of chocolates would you find ‘The Hazelnut Swirl’?

24 – What are pigs in blankets called in Scotland?

25 – What percent of the UK’s entire year’s sprout sales are in the two weeks before Christmas – 25%, 50%, or 75%?

Round 3 – Christmas Traditions

1 – Which country started the tradition of putting up a Christmas tree?

2 – What do people traditionally put on top of a Christmas tree?

3 – Which evergreen plant are you traditionally meant to kiss under at Christmas?

4 – Which relatively new Christmas tradition was created by stay-at-home mum Carol Aebersold?

5 – What must-have item for the Christmas table did Tom Smith invent in the early 1850s?

6 – What’s the most popular kind of tree to use for a Christmas tree?

7 – The tradition of sending Christmas cards originated in the USA – True or False?

8 – What year was tinsel invented – 1610, 1710 or 1810?

9 – In Estonia, it’s traditional for a family to take a sauna together on Christmas Eve – True or False?

10 – In what year was the queen’s speech first televised – 1952, 1955 or 1957?

11 – Christmas puddings used to contain meat – True or False?

12 – Which popular alcoholic Christmas drink is best served hot?

13 – Which sells more in the UK each year? Artificial or real Christmas trees?

14 – Set in theatres, name the popular British Christmas tradition?

15 – The Christmas wreath originated as a symbol of Christ – True or False?

16 – In which country did Christmas caroling originate?

17 – What is the name of the infamous pub crawl that started in New York City and sees 1000s of Santas gather?

18 – What type of food did Christmas crackers originally contain?

19 – In 1932, which monarch made the first ever royal Christmas broadcast?

20 – Some South Africans eat the deep-fried caterpillars of the Emperor Moth on Christmas Day – True or False?

21 – Which traditional Christmas plant supposedly wards off demons?

22 – What did a lit candle in a window during Christmas represent?

23 – When does the Russian Orthodox Church celebrate Christmas?

24 – The idea of Santa Claus originated with a monk in Turkey – True or False?

25 – What has been helping us to count down the days from the 1st to the 25th December since the early 1900s?

Round 4 – Christmas Music, Entertainment & Film

1 – According to the song, what do you deck the halls with?

2 – How many ghosts show up in ‘A Christmas Carol’?

3 – In which film does Tom Hanks voice Santa?

4 – What is the UKs number 1 selling Christmas song?

5 – Which band sings the iconic Christmas song ‘Mary’s boy child’?

6 – Kurt Russell stars as Santa in which film?

7 – Who wrote ‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas’?

8 – Name Will Ferrell’s character in the film ‘Elf’?

9 – Which animated film features the song ‘Walking in the Air’?

10 – Which popular Christmas film features the McCallister family?

11 – In which song is everything calm and bright?

12 – Who produced and conceived the film ‘The Nightmare before Christmas’?

13 – According to the song, what did my true love give to me on the third day of Christmas?

14 – Who plays Santa in ‘The Santa Clause’ movie franchise?

15 – What Christmas-themed ballet premiered in Saint Petersburg, Russia in 1892?

16 – What Bing Crosby song is the world’s best-selling single ever?

17 – Which Christmas carol became the first song ever broadcast from space in 1965?

18 – Which Christmas movie sequel features a cameo by Donald Trump?

19 – Which film features Dani Devito trying to get his Christmas lights seen from space?

20 – Which actress plays ‘Nora Krank’ in the film ‘Christmas with the Kranks’?

21 – What is the name of the family that starts in the film ‘National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation’?

22 – Which film sees Billy Bob Thornton star as a rather unconventional Santa?

23 – According to the song, what did my true love give to me on the ninth day of Christmas?

24 – The Grinch attempts to steal Christmas from which fictional town?

25 – Who wrote ‘A Christmas Carol’?



If you liked this quiz, have any quiz requests, spotted a mistake, or would like to let us know how you got on, please let us know in the comments below…

Claire Roach is a professional quizzer, gamer and developer who turned her passion for knowledge into a hub for FREE quizzes!


  1. David Ashby Reply

    Thank you Claire that is a perfect Quiz for our Bourne U3A Christmas Meal tonight 17th December at the Robin Hood and Little John restaurant Aslackby Nr Bourne

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