Holiday Trivia: 214 Fun Questions with Answers

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What are you up to? Do you want to transform your same boring family Christmas get-together into a party full of life? Or, do you want to take a break from your Christmas movie marathon with family?

How about a holiday trivia contest?

Don’t stress too much about the questions. I have got you covered! I have come up with a list of the best Christmas trivia questions that you can make use of to challenge your family and your holiday guests at this year’s Christmas party!

This game is the most fun and perfect thing that you can do after you have your dessert! You will get to know who the most knowledgeable holiday enthusiast is in your close circle.

And did I tell you that you can turn these trivia questions into a drinking game after you send your kids off to bed?

And then you can explain why there is a mistletoe kiss or the history of Christmas colors. Trust me; this will lead to an unforgettable holiday night full of fun and laughter that each and every one of you will enjoy. Of course, you can also modify some of these questions to make it an easy holiday game for kids.

Fun Christmas Holiday Trivia Questions with Answers

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Are you ready to stun everyone with your Christmas knowledge? Let’s start with the questions and, of course, the answers!

Christmas Holiday Trivia Questions with Answers for Kids

Do you want to make it a happening Christmas for your kids this year? How about playing holiday trivia with them?

This is going to light their Christmas up for sure!

Q: Santa Claus is the mix of which two figures?

A: Father Christmas and Saint Nicholas

Q: What do you say when people to singing from one door to another?

A: Caroling

Q: Which bird do you often get to see on Christmas cards? Hint: It starts with “R.”

A: Robin

Q: During Christmas Eve, people purchase more artificial Christmas trees than real ones. True or false

A: True

Q: Where did the term Christmas come from?

A:  It came from Cristes Maesse, which means Mass of Christ

Q: Who was the first president of the United States to decorate the Christmas tree at the White House?

A: Franklin Pierce

Q: What is the short version of Christmas?

A: Xmas

Q: What does the green color mean at Christmas?

A: Continuity of life

Q: Once, Christmas Eve was banned in Boston. True or False?

A: True

Q: What does mistletoe signify?

A: Laughter, love, and compassion

Q: What is the Canadian postal code of Santa?


Q: What was baby Jesus gifted by the three wise men?

A: Gold, myrrh, and frankincense

Q: Why is a tree skirt used?

A: To place the gifts

Q: What exactly is frankincense?

A: A plant resin that has healing properties

Q: In the word Xmas, what does “X” mean?

A: Xristos. It means Christ in the Greek language

Q: What is Christmas originally called?

A: Yule

Q: What are the names of the kings who came to see baby Jesus.

A: Balthazar, Melchior, and Casper

Q: Fill in the blank. The duration from Christmas and Epiphany is ….

A: 12 days

Q: Which ornament is there on the elves’ shoes’ tip?

A: Bells

Q: When you decorate a Christmas tree, what do you put on top?

A: An angel

Q: In the movie “Home Alone,” Kevin was left behind when his family was going on a vacation. Where were they going?

A: Paris

Q: In the movie “A Christmas Carol,” how many ghosts were there?

A: Four

Q: Santa Claus has multiple names. What are the other names that he has – the most popular one?

A: Saint Nick and Kris Kringle

Read More: 30 Challenging Christmas Riddles for Kids

Christmas Holiday Trivia Questions with Answers for Adults

Christmas Holiday Trivia Questions with Answers for Adults

How about having a drink and the answer the questions of the Christmas quiz?

You are going to have a night full of fun and laughter. Trust me!

Q: Santa has more than one reindeer that pull his sleigh. One of them has a name that is similar to a famous Valentine’s Day symbol. What is its name?

A: Cupid

Q: In the Hawaiian language, how do people say Merry Christmas?

A: Mele Kalikimaka

Q: Is there any holiday plant that is a well-known aphrodisiac?

A: Mistletoe

Q: Rudolph is one of Santa’s reindeers. But what do the other reindeers not let him do as he has a shiny red nose?

A: Join any games of reindeers

Q: There was an animated movie released in the year 2004 that was about a train that carries children to the North Pole on the Eve of Christmas. What was the name of the movie?

A: The Polar Express

Q: In order to reach the standard height of a Christmas Tree, how much time does a tree need?

A: 15 years

Q: What is the name of the Christmas movie that grossed the highest till today?

A: Home Alone

Q: I guess you have read the book “A Visit from St. Nicholas.” In the end, what does Santa say?

A: Happy Christmas to all, and to all, a good night!

Q: Have you watched the movie “Miracle on 34th Street?” It is based on a real-life departmental store. What is its name?

A: Macy’s

Q: In “A Christmas Carol,” written by Charles Dickens, what was Scrooge’s first name?

A: Ebenezer

Q: What kinds of holiday stuff was given the shape of something that resembles a shepherd’s staff?

A: Candy canes

Q: Which store made use of the Red-Nosed Reindeer or Rudolph as a marketing gimmick?

A: Montgomery Ward

Q: In “The Christmas Song,” whose eyes were all aglow?

A: Tiny tots

Q: Which state in the United States was the first to make Christmas an official holiday?

A: Oklahoma

Q: Have you watched the Christmas movie “How The Grinch Stole Christmas?” Which three words were used to describe the Grinch – the main character in the movie?

A: Stink, stank, stunk

Q: Which tree is most commonly used as a Christmas tree? Is it Nordmann Fir?

A: Yes

Q: In the movie “The Polar Express,” which actor from Hollywood played six different roles?

A: Tom Hanks

Q: St. Nicholas was born in which modern-day country?

A: Turkey

Q: There is a country that has a tradition of witch-dropping Christmas gifts for kids through the chimney. Which country is it?

A: Italy

Q: What did Frosty the Snowman do when a magic hat was placed on his head?

A: He started dancing around

Q: Name the most recorded Christmas song till today?

A: Silent Night

Q: In the movie “The Santa Claus,” what was the real name of the character played by Tim Allen?

A: It is Scott Calvin

Q: Name the best-selling Christmas song till today?

A: White Christmas by Bing Crosby

Q: In the movie “A Christmas Story,” what is the name of Ralphie’s little brother?

A: Randy

Q: The Little Drummer Boy gave a gift to the newborn Christ. What was it?

A: He played a song on his drums for him

Q: From English folklore, what figure has some connection with Santa Claus – the man in a red dress?

A: Father Christmas

Q: What is given on the 7th day in the “Twelve Days of Christmas” song?

A: Swans a-swimming

Q: What do people call the snowman in the song “Winter Wonderland”?

A: Parson Brown

Q: According to a Spanish tradition, you need to eat twelve of something as the clock strikes 12 in the New Year. What food is that?

A: Grapes

Q: Who played Scrooge in the movie “Muppet Christmas Carol?

A: Michael Caine

Q: Which scene in the movie “White Christmas” was not actually supposed to be in it?

A:   Danny Kaye and Bing Crosby singing “sisters.”

Q: Electric Christmas lights were invented by whom?

A: Thomas Edison

Q: Fill in the blank. Elvis will not have a white Christmas. He will have a…Christmas

A: Blue 

Q: What are the names of Santa’s reindeers that starts with “D”?

A: Donner, Dasher, and Dancer

Q: Do you know what the first-ever song was to get broadcast from space in the year 1965? Hint: It is a popular Christmas carol.

A: It is Jingle Bells

Q: Have you watched the movie “Elf”? What was the first rule of The Code of Elves?

A: Treat every day like Christmas

Q: Name the entrepreneur who first dressed up as Santa in his department store. Hint: He was the one to actually start this tradition of mall or department Santas.

A: James Edgar

Q: What is the average of Americans that celebrate Christmas?

A: Nine in every ten Americans

Q: In which city was Jesus born?

A: In Bethlehem

Q: If you are following the recipe of a traditional bread sauce, what would you need to stick into an onion?

A: Cloves

Q: Fill in the blanks. “And on every street corner, you hear..” What?

A: Silver bells

Q: Santa Claus is based on which real-life person?

A: The Christmas Bishop St. Nicholas

Q: A political cartoonist is greatly responsible for defining or showing what a modern Santa Claus would look like. Who is he?

A: Thomas Nast

Q: Name a Christmas decoration that was actually made from silver strands.

A: Tinsel

Q: By stealing all the Christmas things, who tries to stop Christmas from coming

A: The Grinch

Q: There lived three poor sisters. Once, gold was dropped down from the chimney of their home. This created a Christmas tradition. What is it?

A: Kids started keeping stockings by the fireplace

Q: In the year 1892, in Saint Petersburg, which Christmas-themed ballet was premiered?

A: The Nutcracker

Q: In “The Nightmare Before Christmas,” who is the main villain?

A: Oogie Boogie

Q: What happens every time a bell is rung in the film “It’s a Wonderful Life”?

A: An angel got their wings

Christmas Holiday Trivia Questions with Answers for Family Gatherings

Christmas Holiday Trivia Questions with Answers for Family Gatherings

How about transforming your same old boring family gatherings into something exciting?

Play Christmas trivia with your family and you will cherish the fun memories for years to come!

Q: Do you know which country first put up a Christmas tree and made it a tradition after that? 

A: It is Germany

Q: Fill in the blanks. The name of the neighbor was … whose dog ate the Christmas turkey. I’m talking about the movie “A Christmas Story.”

A: The Bumpus

Q: Which fairy tale inspired the first gingerbread houses?

A: It is Hansel and Gretel

Q: In “The Twelve Days of Christmas” song, how many number of gifts were given in total?

A: 364

Q: In “It’s a Wonderful Life,” George Bailey’s guardian angel’s name is?

A: Clarence Odbody

Q: In the “Christmas Vacation,” how many lights were there on the house of Griswold?

A: 25,000

Q: Frosty the Snowman’s nose was made out of?

A: A button

Q: Is the Christmas tree known by other names too? If so, what is it?

A: Yule tree

Q: Name some of the most common sides of a Christmas dinner.

A: Baked ham, mashed potatoes and gravy, and green bean casserole

Q: What are they supposed to do if someone finds themselves under the mistletoe?

A: Kiss

Q: In which song of Christmas do you find the lyric “Everyone dancing merrily in the new old-fashioned way?

A: Rocking Around the Christmas Tree

Q: When one says “milk punch,” which beverage for Christmas do they mean?

A: Eggnog

Q: When you eat Christmas pudding, according to tradition, which spirit is added to the butter?

A: Brandy

Q: What is the thing that brought Frosty back to life in “Frosty the Snowman?

A: An old silk hat

Q: What is the story behind the Yule Log?

A:   The Yule Log cake symbolizes the log that people burn on the eve of Christmas. It is believed that if the log goes out before it is morning, then the person will have bad luck in the new year

Q: Doug and Bob McKenzie made a new version of a classic Christmas song and released it in the year 1981. What is the name of the song?

A: The Twelve Days of Christmas

Q: What is the source of the idea and the word Chrismukkah?

A: The O.C.

Q: How do people say Merry Christmas in Spain?

A: Feliz Navidad

Q: Whom did Rudolph need to avoid?

A: The Abominable Snowman

Q: Did you know that there is a famous Christmas song that was originally written for Thanksgiving?

A: Jingle Bells

Q: To make the entire movie “Nightmare Before Christmas,” how many frames were required in total?

A: 110,000

Q: What was the name of the elf friend of Rudolph in the movie “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” in the year 1964?

A: Hermey

Q: In order to achieve good luck, you should stir mincemeat in which direction?

A: Clockwise

Q: How much do people of America spend shopping during Christmas?

A:  On an average, Americans spend $942 per person

Q: Fill in the gap. This is from a popular movie, “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”: It came without packages, boxes or ….”

A: Bags

Q: Name the first company to make use of Santa Claus in their advertising.

A: Coca-Cola

Q: How does Buddy manage to go to the North Pole in the popular movie Elf?

A: He was there hiding in the sack of Santa

Q: The narrator in “The Christmas Song” saw someone kissing Santa Claus under the mistletoe. Who was it?

A: Mommy

Q: In the movie “A Christmas Carol,” who was the last ghost?

A: The Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come

Q: Do you know what percentage of Americans purchase artificial Christmas trees?

A: Above 80% of Americans

Q: The first Christmas card was sent in which year?

A: In the year 1843, the first Christmas card was designed by John Horsley

Q: According to some folklore in countries such as Austria, what is the name of the horned figure that punishes undisciplined kids during Christmas?

A: Krampus

Q: In “A Christmas Story,” what did Ralphie’s aunt give him?

A: A pink bunny suit

Q: Name the country from where eggnog came.

A: England

Q: Which plant used in the Christmas decoration is actually parasitic?

A: Mistletoe

Q: Who started the game Elf on the Shelf?

A: Christa Pitts, Chanda Bell, Carol Aebersold, and her daughters

Q: In the movie “It’s a Wonderful Life,” who played the role of George Bailey?

A: Jimmy Stewart

Q: Which president of America had his version of a special eggnog recipe?

A: George Washington

Q: In the poem “‘Twas The Night Before Christmas?” the vision of some food dancing in the head of the kids while they were sleeping. Which food was it?

A: Sugarplums

Q: Which spirit is used to spike eggnog?

A: Rum

Q: In a country, there is a tradition of putting treats and candies in children’s clogs on the 5th of December. Which country is it?

A: The Netherlands

Q: Each holiday season, what sparks about a hundred accidental fires?

A: Dry Christmas trees

Q: The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) started tracking Santa on the eve of Christmas in what decade?

A: In the 1950s

Q: What is the total number of reindeers in the story “‘Twas The Night Before Christmas?

A: As Rudolph was not in the story, the total number of the reindeer was eight

Q: In “A Charlie Brown Christmas, ” Schroeder played which song as asked by Lucy?

A: Jingle Bells

Q: At the end of “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” which song does the peanut gang sing?

A: Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

Q: According to the latest holiday fad, what kind of spy hides around the houses of the children, see who has been naughty, and then reports it back to Santa?

A: The Elf on the Shelf

Q: Which country has the traditional fruit cake stolen?

A: Germany

Christmas Holiday Trivia Questions with Answers for Your Zoom Parties

Christmas Holiday Trivia Questions with Answers for Your Zoom Parties

You know, Zoom parties can be entertaining too! And when you are playing Christmas Trivia with your near ones, it ought to be filled with merriment. To help you get started, here are some holiday trivia questions you can try asking!

Q: Have you noticed that the Christmas canes are white and red in color? What is the reason behind this?

A: It has a biblical significance. The color white symbolizes the purity of Jesus, while the red stripes represent the blood he shed during his death on the cross.

Q: How many children celebrate the eve of Christmas around the world?

A: Approximately 700 million  

Q: The Poinsettia is native to which country?

A: Mexico

Q: The term “Xmas” was coined in which century?

A: 16th century

Q: On Christmas Eve, what do we leave out for Santa?

A: Cookies and milk

Q: The characters were having fun doing a recreational winter activity in the starting scene of “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” What activity was that?

A: Ice staking

Q: Which saint is celebrated on 26th December?

A: St. Stephen

Q: KFC is a widely-popular meal of Christmas in which country?

A: Japan

Q: Which action movie is often said to be a Christmas movie?

A: Die hard

Q: When was the Christmas tree lit up for the first time in the Rockefeller Center?

A: In the year 1933

Q: Each and every year, a huge Christmas tree is sent to London by which country?

A: Norway

Q: What is the name of the famous scientist who was born on the 25th of December?

A: Sir Isaac Newton

Q: On which date does Russia celebrate Christmas?

A: 7th January

Q: Santa Claus needs to go to 822 homes per second so that he can deliver the gifts on the night before the 25th of December. True or False?

A: True

Q: What do the Twelve Days of Christmas signify?

A: It is the time period between the day when Jesus was born and the day baby Jesus was visited by three wise men

Q: Frosty the Snowman” was sung by whom?

A: Cass County Boys and Gene Autry

Q: St. Nicholas belongs to which country?

A: Greece

Q: It is said that if a child is naughty, they will get coal from Santa. True or false?

A: True

Q: What color belt does Santa wear?

A: Black

Q: Fill in the blank. Rudolf is the number …. Reindeer

A: Nine

Q: The red outfit for Santa Claus was designed by which company?

A: Coca-cola

Q: Who actually was St. Nicholas?

A: St. Nicholas was the name of a Christian Bishop. He always helped the needy and poor and loved giving gifts to kids.

Q: What is Santa Claus known as in Norway?

A: Julenisse

Q: Where do children place their shoes on the eve of Christmas in Iceland?

A: The window sills

Q: Star-shaped Christmas lanterns are found in which country?

A: Philippines

Q: Christmas is celebrated on the 24th of December in which country?

A: Portugal

Q: People of which country gather on the beach on the day of Christmas to celebrate?

A: Australia

Q: On Christmas Eve, what do Norwegian people hide in their homes?

A: Brooms

Q: Where do you get to see the biggest Christmas tree?

A: In Rio De Janeiro. It is a floating Christmas tree

Q: In the US, it is a custom to send Christmas cards to near and dear ones. True or false?

A: True

Q: What do people of Sweden watch on the eve of Christmas?

A: Donald Duck

Q: While decorating their house during Christmas, many people in the US land up in the ER. True or false?

A: True

Q: The European people use spider web-shaped decorations in order to decorate their Christmas tree. Why?

A: According to their belief, spiders bring good luck. The blanket of Jesus was woven with the webs of spiders, and when the sun shined over it, it turned into gold

Q: Christmas Island is located on which ocean?

A: Indian Ocean

Q: What does a Christmas turkey weigh in general?

A: 12 pounds

Q: What can you make from a pine needle?

A: Butter, vinegar, syrup, and tea

Q: Is it true that you can eat a fresh Christmas tree and that it contains a high level of vitamin c?

A: Yes

Q: Why were candy canes made in the first place?

A: To keep the children entertained in long church services

Q: In the UK, what do kids who behave nicely get in their stockings on Christmas eve?

A: Tangerines

Q: What is the size of the biggest candy cane people had ever made?

A: 51 feet long

Q: What kind of Christmas tree can you not eat?

A: Yew tree

Q: What do you know about a mince pie?

A: It is a sweet dessert that is made with different types of meat, spices, and fruits stuffed in a pastry

Q: The royal family in the UK used to eat swans on Christmas. True or false?

A: True

Q: Most Americans don’t like to eat cranberry sauce at all, but they still eat it. True or false?

A: True

Q: People of which country eat Brussels sprouts on Christmas?

A: Belgium

Q: It was illegal to have mince pies on the date: 25th December. True or false?

A: True

Q: Christmas crackers were introduced in which year?

A: 1902

Q: The stilton cheese gets its blue color from where?

A: The Penicillium Roqueforti

Q: In Pennsylvania, people made use of which food item to decorate their windows?

A: Large cut-out cookies

Q: Food items, including cookies and fruits, were used in medieval Germany as Christmas décor. True or false?

A: True

Q: The National eggnog month is which month?

A: December

Q: What is the Pennsylvania state cookie known as?

A: Nazareth Sugar Cookie

Q: What does the Yule log symbolize?

A: It symbolizes that the log should not go off. instead, it should burn continuously on the entire night of Christmas

Q: Which country made the largest Yule log?

A: Canada

Q: Fill in the blank. The biggest Gingerbread house was built in ….

A: Tradition Golf Club in Byran, Texas

Q: The largest fruit cake weighs how much?

A: 9596 pounds

Q: The tallest candy cane was made in which city?

A: Geneva, Switzerland

Fun Thanksgiving Holiday Trivia Questions with Answers

Want to have fun while you gather around the table and eat turkey with your near and dear ones? These thanksgiving holiday trivia questions are all you need!

Thanksgiving Holiday Trivia Questions with Answers for Kids

Thanksgiving Holiday Trivia Questions with Answers for Kids

How about testing how much knowledge your kids have about Thanksgiving? Ask them these holiday trivia questions!

Q: Fill in the blanks. People celebrated the first Thanksgiving for……days?

A: Three days

Q: Sarah Josepha Hale wrote which popular song? Hint: She wanted Thanksgiving to be a national holiday, and so she campaigned for it.

A: Mary Had a Little Lamb

Q: A Revolutionary War was going on, and during that time, the troops celebrated Thanksgiving day. What is the name of that battle?

A: The Battle of Saratoga

Q: Name the president who didn’t want to accept that Thanksgiving is a national holiday.

A: Thomas Jefferson

Q: In which year was “The Thanksgiving Song” released?

A: 1992

Q: There is a city where Santa Claus appears when the Thanksgiving Day Parada comes to an end. What is its name?

A: Detroit

Q: The most number of turkeys is raised by which state?

A: Minnesota

Q: Who said that Thanksgiving will be celebrated on the first Thursday in the month of November?

A: Andrew Johnson

Thanksgiving Holiday Trivia Questions with Answers for Adults

Thanksgiving Holiday Trivia Questions with Answers for Adults

Are you ready to party all night with your gang? Play the trivia game to keep everyone hooked!

Q: Name the seafood that people ate on the day of the first Thanksgiving.

A: Fish, oysters, lobster, and most probably eel

Q: Name the meats that people ate at the feast of the first Thanksgiving.

A: Duck, swan, venison, and goose

Q: It is the male turkeys that gobble. True or false?

A: True

Q: What do Americans like the most – pumpkin pie or apple pie?

A: Apple pie

Q: When the first Thanksgiving was celebrated, which month was it?

A: September

Q: Thanksgiving is celebrated in only one place in Australia. Name it.

A: Norfolk Island

Q: How many Americans give Turkey a pass on the day of Thanksgiving?

A: About twelve percent

Q: Each year in America, people prepare how many turkeys for Thanksgiving?

A: Close to forty-six million

Q: Name the place of the first Turkey Trot.

A: Buffalo, New York

Q: In which year was the first Turkey Trot?

A: In the year 1896

Thanksgiving Holiday Trivia Questions with Answers for Family Gatherings

Thanksgiving Holiday Trivia Questions with Answers for Family Gatherings

Make the most out of your family gatherings during Thanksgiving by asking them interesting holiday trivia questions!

Q: What do people do when it’s a Thanksgiving parade?

A: Float balloons, parade, and do musical performances

Q: Name the animated show that is about the first Thanksgiving.

A: William Bradford: The First Thanksgiving

Q: The first Thanksgiving was organized by whom?

A: William Bradford

Q: The first Thanksgiving was celebrated in which year?

A: In the year 1621

Q: Name the oldest Thanksgiving parade

A: Gimbels Parade

Q: People celebrated Evacuation Day on which day?

A: 25th of November

Q: Name the countries that have national holidays on the day of Thanksgiving.

A: Liberia, Saint Lucia, Grenada, and the USA

Q: When Macy’s Parade started, what name did it have?

A: A Christmas Parade

Q: Mention the year when people saw a Thanksgiving parade for the first time on TV.

A: 1946

Q: When a Thanksgiving parade ends, what happens then?

A: Santa Claus comes

Q: What sport do people play traditionally on the day of Thanksgiving?

A: Football

Q: Male turkeys were known as Toms. True or false?

A: True

Thanksgiving Holiday Trivia Questions with Answers for Your Zoom Parties

Zoom parties can be boring. But the case is completely different when you play Thanksgiving holiday trivia questions with those buddies!

Q: Which turkeys do people use in the feast of Thanksgiving: Male or female?

A: Both

Q: Female turkeys are known as hens. True or false?

A: True

Q: Have you noticed that the breast of male turkeys have feathers? What are they known as?

A: Beard or tassel

Q: There is one kind of food that people had at the time of the first Thanksgiving. But now, most people prefer not to eat it. Name the food.

A: Seafood

Q: Fill in the blanks. The other name of Thanksgiving is…..

A: The Turkey day

Q: Which kind of turkey weighs more: wild or domestic?

A: Domestic

Q: On the first Thanksgiving, people ate Turkey. True or false?

A: False

Q: The term turkey is used by which sport?

A: Bowling

Q: Young turkeys are called by which name?

A: Poults

Q: Fill in the blanks. A group of turkeys is called …

A: Flock or rafter

Q: If you eat turkey, will it make you feel drowsy?

A: Not directly

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Isn’t it fun? How many of these answers to this holiday trivia did you know?

Let me know in the comments!

Till then, have fun and a happy holiday!

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