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’?



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  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

  2. faith ann sargeant Reply

    so good played on my girls Christmas dinner and had so much fun

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