80+Unlocking the Magic of Christmas Riddles (Kids & Adults)

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With Christmas just around the corner, what are your plans for the holiday? Have you planned for the Christmas dinner? How are you going to keep the kids entertained?

There are so many things to plan for, now that not many days are left before Christmas Day. And if you are stressed planning for the party, food, and decorations, I don’t blame you!

But if you are looking for a perfect game to play with your friends and family, I would suggest a game of riddles, any day!

Riddles are fun, they can make you laugh and they can keep both kids and adults entertained. What more do you want?

Christmas Riddles with Answers for Kids

Christmas Riddles with Answers for Kids

Kids are the heart of any family celebration. They are the ones who bring life to a party. And so, to keep them entertained right from the start to the end of your Christmas party, the following are some easy yet interesting riddles.

Ask these to your kids and see how many they can answer correctly!

I come with many colors, so beautiful and bright, I turn so many houses into a beautiful sight. What am I?

Christmas lights.

Which one of Santa’s reindeer is the fastest?


What do you call a person who is afraid of Santa Claus?


Where does Christmas come before Thanksgiving?

In the dictionary

Which one of Santa’s reindeers can be seen on Valentine’s day?


Who is never hungry during Christmas?

The turkey, because it is always STUFFED.

How many reindeers does Santa ride?

9 reindeers.

I get chopped, decorated and on one end you’ll see wings on top. What am I?

Christmas Tree

If a lion had a Christmas music album, what would it be called?

Jungle Bells

What would an apple and a Christmas tree get if they had a baby?

A pineapple

I’m a plant seen at Christmas, which people hang above. And then they stand beneath me and kiss someone they love. What am I?


I’m a colored strip used to decorate your tree, metallic and shiny you’ll find me. What am I?


If the end of the year is on 31 December, what is the end of Christmas?

The letter ‘s’.

What do elves learn in school?

The elf-abet!

What did the gingerbread man put on his bed?

Cookie sheets!

What kind of egg can you drink?


Which country did eggnog come from?


Why did they let the turkey join the band?

Because he had the drum sticks

What guided the three wise men to find the baby Jesus?

A star

What color is the Grinch who stole Christmas?


What did Santa need when he sprained his ankle?

A candy cane

Where was baby Jesus born?

In Bethlehem

What are Santa’s little helpers called?


What do you call an old snowman?


Christmas Riddles for Adults

Christmas Riddles for Adults

After a certain age, we tend to find humor in all the dirty things – if you know what I mean! And riddles are no exception to it.

That is where riddles for adults come into the picture! They are naughty, they are fun and they can keep your guests giggling for hours.

Read on.

Where do elves go to vote?

The north poll.

Why is a foot a good Christmas gift?

It fits right inside a stocking.

Where does Santa get his cup of joe?

Caribou Coffee

What kind of motorcycle does Santa like to ride?

A Holly Davidson

Where does Santa put his suit after Christmas?

In his Claus-et

How does Santa feel when he’s stuck in a chimney?


Where is Santa’s favorite place to shop?

Kohls! He always has coals cash.

I’m a bank, but I don’t have any money. What am I?

A snowbank

What did the kids’ mother say after they finished opening presents?

Oh! What a Christmess

What laundry detergent do people in the North Pole use?

Yule Tide

Who gives presents to baby sharks?

Santa Jaws

Where did Santa Claus go for vacation?

Santa Cruz

Why did Jimmy’s grades drop after the holidays?

Because everything was marked down!

How much did Santa pay for his sleigh?

Nothing, it was on the house!

Why did Santa get a ticket on Christmas Eve?

He left his sled in a s(no)w parking zone.

What do you drain your Christmas cranberries with?

An advent colander

Where do Santa’s helpers go to work out their problems?

They go to an elf-help group.

Hard Christmas Riddles

Hard Christmas Riddles

How well do you know about Christmas? Do you know about all the traditions and stories that revolve around this special occasion or do you have any friends who claim to know all about Christmas?

How about you take a test?

Come, let’s see how good knowledge you have with these hard riddles about Christmas!

What’s the most festive herb?

Christmas thyme

What did the salt say to the pepper on Christmas?

Seasonings Greetings!

Who did the reindeer invite to his Christmas party?

His nearest and deer-est friends.

What did Santa say when he arrived back home?

There’s s(no)w place like home.

What’s an elf’s favorite dog breed?

Toy poodle

What’s the name of Santa’s mother?

Mary Christmas

I’m a Christmas treat that can be made into many things. I can be a cake, a cookie, or an edible cottage with icing. What am I?


Making everything white is my aim. No two pieces of me are ever the same. Playing with me is everyone’s favorite winter game. Do you know, what is my name?


The inns were full in this little town, so in a manger he was born. Where was this location?


All day I sit on a shelf but come alive and move during the nights. I tell Santa who’s been naughty and who’s been nice. Who am I?

The Elf on the Shelf

What’s the difference between the Christmas alphabet and the ordinary alphabet?

The Christmas alphabet has NOEL!

What do you call a snowman in the summer?

A puddle!

Which year would Christmas and New Years come in the same year?

Every year.

You can catch me but not throw. I’m most popular in December. What am I?

A cold

What do you give an artistic dog for Christmas?


Christmas Tree Riddles

Christmas Tree Riddles

No Christmas decoration is complete without a Christmas tree. That big, triangular tree full of string lights adds to the charm of any Christmas decoration.

But did you know that this tree serves as a theme for many riddles? And that is exactly what this section is for!

Here is a list of some of the best riddles about Christmas trees.

Where do little trees go to become Christmas trees?

Elementree school!

How do Christmas trees get ready for a party?

They spruce up!

Why aren’t animals afraid of Christmas trees?

They’re all bark and no bite.

What happens when you mix an apple with a Christmas tree?

You get a pine-apple!

Why are Christmas trees so bad at knitting?

They always drop their needles!

What did the Christmas tree say to the ornament?

“Aren’t you tired of hanging around?”

Which winter sport do trees participate in?

Al-pine skiing

How do Christmas trees keep their breath fresh?

They suck on an orna-mint.

Funny Christmas Riddles

Funny Christmas Riddles

Riddles are such that they make you think from a completely different angle and give wrong answers. And when you do that, it makes everyone laugh.

In this section, I have come up with some of the most hilarious riddles about Christmas that are sure to crack you with laughter!

Are you ready?

Why are Christmas trees bad at knitting?
Because they always drop their needles.

What is the best present you can receive for Christmas?
A broken drum. You just can’t beat it!

Why do mummies like Christmas so much?
Because of all the wrapping.

What did the Christmas tree say to the Christmas stocking?
Aren’t you sick and tired of just hanging around?

Why didn’t the turkey want to eat on Christmas?
Because it was already stuffed!

What’s red and white and goes up and down and up and down?
Santa Claus stuck in an elevator.

Why is Rudolph so good at answering trivia questions?
He nose a lot.

What did the bald man say when he was given a comb for Christmas?
Thanks, I’ll never part with it.

What did Adam say on the day before Christmas?
It’s Christmas, Eve.

What do snowmen call their offspring?


Knock knock! Who’s there? Tree! Tree who?

Tree wise men.

Why didn’t the skeleton go to the Christmas party?

He had no-body to go with.

What do elves use to make last minute repairs?


What do you call a disrespectful reindeer?


Why didn’t the stocking eat Christmas dinner?

He was stuffed!

Where do Santa and the elves go to swim?

The North Pool

What kind of pictures do elves take?


What do you use to decorate a canoe for Christmas?


Who brings Christmas presents to fleas?

Old St. Tick

Where do snowmen go to dance?

The snowball

Why do mummies like Christmas so much?

Because of all the wrapping!

What kind of bug hates Christmas?

A humbug

What’s the name of the best elf singer?

ELFis Presley

What do you call Santa when he goes down a chimney with a fire at the bottom?

Krisp Cringle

How does a snow globe feel?

A little shaken!

If athletes get athletes foot, what do astronauts get?


Where do the three wise men go to get their robes tailored?



We hope you enjoyed reading these fun Christmas riddles!

Did you know that we released a book? It has plenty of jokes, riddles, puns and activities for kids! A sure way to keep your kids entertained all through the year.

Do know any Christmas riddles that were not mentioned on this list? Share them in the comments below!

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