250+ Printable Christmas Trivia Questions and Answers (Easiest to Hardest)

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Christmas is probably the most popular holiday in the world and one that is best spent with family and friends. It’s a time to reconnect with our roots, make merry, and prepare for the new year. One of the best ways to celebrate Christmas is with games and we have the best Christmas trivia printable game ideas for you and your family.

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 In the Dr Who Christmas special in 2017, which actress made her first official appearance as the 13th Doctor?
Jodie Whittaker

2) Alphabetically, which of Santa’s reindeer comes first?
Blitzen (Blitzer)

3) Who is generally recognised as writing the poem “A Visit from St. Nicholas” (also known as “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas”)?
Clement C. Moore

4) Snowflakes are often portrayed as being 6 sided but studies suggest that less than what percentage of snowflakes exhibit the ideal six-fold symmetric shape?

a) 0.1% b) 1% c) 10%
a) 0.1%

5) A Bellini is flavoured with which fruit?

6) From the Morecambe and Wise Christmas Special of 1971 can you complete this quote – ‘No. I’m playing all the *right* notes. But’ …?
‘not *necessarily* in the right order.’

7) In ‘The Gingerbread Man’ fairytale, who or what devours the gingerbread man in the end?
A fox

8) What stick would you put into a mulled wine?

9) In the 1947 version of Miracle on 34th Street, who plays the little girl Susan Walker?
Natalie Wood

10) Who wrote the Band Aid song ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas’?
Bob Geldof and Midge Ure

11) The Australian external territory of Christmas Island is in which ocean?
Indian Ocean

12) Modern Christmas trees originated in the 16th century in an area now known as which country?

13) In the novel A Christmas Carol, which is the first ghost to visit Scrooge?
Jacob Marley

14) Driving Home for Christmas, was written during a car journey back to which town?

15) In the Christmas song ‘Let it Snow’ what has happened to the lights?
They’ve been ‘turned down low’

16) In the film Scrooged starring Bill Murray, which actress plays the Ghost of Christmas Present?
Carol Kane

17) Which Christmas hit for Harry Belafonte in 1956 is now widely performed as a Christmas Carol?
Mary’s Boy Child

18) Port, the Portuguese fortified wine, often drunk at Christmas, is produced exclusively in which valley in northern Portugal?
Douro Valley

19) Which famous scientist who developed the three laws of motion, was born on Christmas day 1642?

Sir Isaac Newton

20) Which wordless children’s picture book by Raymond Briggs was first published in 1978?
The Snowman

21) In Matthew’s version of the birth of Christ in the bible he mentions the arrival of the Magi. Who or what are the Magi?
The three wise men/kings

22) One of the most popular toys of 1970 was a NERF Ball. What does the acronym NERF stand for?
Non-Expanding Recreational Foam

23) Pepparkakor are very similar to gingerbread cookies but much thinner, hard and very crisp and are found everywhere over Christmas in which Scandinavian country?

24) La Noche Buena refers to which time over the Christmas period in Spain?
Christmas Eve

25) How many Drummers Drummed?


1) In the British comedy “The Vicar of Dibley”, who played the titular vicar, Geraldine Granger, who often had humorous Christmas episodes?

Dawn French.

2) Which British actor stars as a selfish man visited by multiple ghosts on Christmas Eve in the 1951 film adaptation of “Scrooge”?

Alastair Sim

3) Which festive food, a British Christmas dessert filled with dried fruit and often set alight, is traditionally eaten at the end of Christmas dinner?

Christmas pudding.

4) What is the title of the comedic Christmas song by Benny Hill that describes a festive chase scene?

“Ernie (The Fastest Milkman in the West)”

5) In 2011, which animated British character, known for his sheep-related escapades, had a Christmas special titled “A Close Shave”?

Wallace (from “Wallace & Gromit”)

6) “Blackadder’s Christmas Carol” is a festive episode of a popular British historical comedy series. Who plays the main character, Ebenezer Blackadder?

Rowan Atkinson.

7) Which British animated series, featuring a friendly snowman and his young friend, released a sequel in 2012 titled “The Snowman and The Snowdog”?

“The Snowman”.

8) In “Gavin & Stacey”, a popular British sitcom, what is the name of the character who is obsessed with Christmas and often goes overboard with the festivities?

Pam Shipman.

 9. Which British comedy series, set in a department store, had a memorable Christmas episode where the staff camped out in the store overnight?

“Are You Being Served?”

10) A British animated film adaptation of Raymond Briggs’ children’s book, which tells the story of Father Christmas preparing for his deliveries, is simply named after which festive figure?

“Father Christmas”.

11) Which British actor narrated the 1982 Christmas animation “The Snowman”?

David Bowie

12) “Slade”, a British rock band, had a huge Christmas hit in the 1970s. What’s the title of this festive anthem that starts with the line “It’s Christmaaaas!”?

“Merry Xmas Everybody”

13) “Downton Abbey”, a popular British period drama, had several Christmas specials. Which event, involving Lady Mary Crawley, was a major plot point in the 2012 Christmas episode?

The death of her husband, Matthew Crawley

14) EastEnders, a long-running British soap opera, is known for its dramatic Christmas episodes. In 1986, which character famously served his wife divorce papers as a Christmas “gift”?

Den Watts

15) In the world of British pantomime, a traditional form of theatre performed around Christmas, who often exclaims, “He’s behind you!”?

The audience (it’s a traditional call and response).

16) Band Aid, a British charity supergroup, released which song in 1984 to raise money for anti-famine efforts in Ethiopia?

17) “Do They Know It’s Christmas?”

 In the Christmas comedy film “Love Actually”, who plays the British Prime Minister?

Hugh Grant.

18) Which British singer had a festive hit with the song “Last Christmas”?

George Michael (as part of Wham!).

19) The animated character Wallace, from “Wallace and Gromit”, has a particular fondness for which type of cheese, often mentioned during Christmas specials?


20) “Only Fools and Horses”, a beloved British sitcom, had several Christmas specials. What is the name of the market where Del Boy and Rodney Trotter often sell their goods?

Peckham Market.

21) Which British actor played the role of Ebenezer Scrooge in “The Muppet Christmas Carol”?

Michael Caine.

22) The Pogues, a British band, released a Christmas song featuring Kirsty MacColl which describes a festive scene in New York. What’s the name of the song?

“Fairytale of New York”.

23) The Christmas film “The Snowman” features a song performed when the snowman and the boy fly together. What is the title of this song?

“Walking in the Air”.

24) In “Doctor Who”, the sci-fi series, the Doctor has had several Christmas special episodes. Which alien race, known for saying “Delete!”, prominently featured in a Christmas special?

The Cybermen.


1) lens bell jig

Jingle bells

2) cleaning skews

King Wenceslas

3) helm the be


4) knife scanner


5) jacks fort

Jack Frost

6) resist rematch

Christmas Tree

7) coordinates


8) age roughened ribs

Gingerbread House.

 9) help or not

North Pole

10) tech stuns


11) big onyx ad

Boxing Day

12) gal did sting

Glad tidings

13) ere in red


14) firmest crash hat

Father Christmas

15) motel site


16) chants in a silo

Saint Nicholas


1) In which Pacific Ocean island nation is Father Christmas known as santa-san (Mr Santa)?


2) The Twelve Days of Christmas traditionally finish on which date?

January 5th

3) St. Stephen’s Day is also know as?

Boxing Day

4) Between 1996 and 1998, which British girl band celebrated three consecutive UK Christmas number one singles?

Spice Girls

5) In the song ‘Twelve Days of Christmas’, how many ladies were dancing?


6) Who wrote ‘A Visit from St. Nicholas’, the famous christmas poem with the opening line ‘Twas the night before Christmas’?

Clement Clark Moore

7) ‘Walking in the Air’ is a song taken from which Christmas film?

The Snowman

8) Which UK monarch delivered the first Christmas Broadcast to the BBC in 1932?

George V

9. which country does the Christmas drink Eggnog originate?


10. The Christmas movie ‘Miracle on 34th Street’ is set in which city?

New York

11. How many reindeers are named in the Christmas poem ‘A Visit from St. Nicholas’ also known as ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas’?

Eight (Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen)

12. What was the first name of the main character in the Christmas film ‘Home Alone’?


13. In the Christmas film ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’, what does Clarence receive for accomplishing his mission?

His wings

14. Which Christmas carol demands figgy pudding?

‘We Wish You a Merry Christmas’

15. How many Christmas number ones did Cliff Richard achieve?

Two (1988, 1990)

16. In the Christmas carol, Once in Royal David’s City, which city is the song referring to?


17. What was Mr. Bean searching for when he got his head stuck in the turkey?

His watch

18. Feliz Navidad is Happy Christmas in which language?



19. On Christmas Day 1950, what did four Scottish students steal from Westminster Abbey?

Stone of Destiny.

Which record was a Christmas number one in 1975 and 1991?

Bohemian Rhapsody

In ‘The Twelve Days Of Christmas’, what were there eight of?


Which alcoholic ingredient is used in a Snowball cocktail?


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


In which pantomime does Robin Hood and Maid Marion appear?

Babes in the Wood

Bethlehem is a tiny village in which UK country?


What is the name of Ebenezer Scrooge’s partner from the play, A Christmas Carol?

Jacob Marley

Which country does St. Nicholas originally belong to?


What are the gifts that the Three Wise Men gave baby Jesus, according to Christmas history?

GoldFrankincense (an aromatic gum resin used in incense and perfumes), and Myrrh

How does Santa Claus go back up the chimney to continue his journey of delivering gifts?

By placing his finger on the side of his nose, then giving a smile and a nod.


 Which city in what is now the United States, can trace its origins back to 1626 when it was a trading post known as New Amsterdam?

New York

2) Which band was formed by the members of Joy Division after the suicide of their lead singer?

New Order

3) What name is shared by an english town, a racecourse and a card game?


4) Which US State has Concord as its capital and Manchester as its largest city, and is bordered by Massachusetts to the south

New Hampshire

5) What was the name of the group who found worldwide success with the song “I’d like to teach the world to sing”

New Seekers

6) Once a royal hunting ground for William the Conqueror the New Forest is in which county?


7) New Mexico is situated in the southwestern region of the USA. What is the name of its capital city which translated to english would be Holy Faith

Santa Fe

8) Who plays the quirky teacher Jess around whom the TV show New Girl revolves?

Zooey Deschanel

9) Which city grew from the Roman settlement of Pons Ailius and takes its name from the fortress built by William the Conqueror’s son in1080. It was known for coal mining and later for ship-building?

Newcastle upon Tyne

10) Where in India is the seat of all three branches of the Indian government, and the city in which it sits is a hub for international trade

New Delhi


1) Entitled ‘The Bear and the Hare’ whose Christmas advert of 2013 had Lily Allens ‘Somewhere only we know’ as its soundtrack?

John Lewis

2) In 2014 Sainsbury’s released their Christmas advert depicting what event from a hundred years earlier?

The truce on Christmas Day on the Western Front where opposing soldiers ceased fire and socialised

3) In 2015 Age Uk said that almost 1 million older people experienced loneliness over the festive period in the UK. Which advert from John Lewis depicting a young girl and a telescope highlighted this concern?

The Man on the Moon

4) Which company has for many years used ‘The Holidays are coming’ to advertise it’s drinks brand?

Coca Cola

5) Which retailer launched their Christmas advertising campaign in 2006 with ‘This isn’t just Christmas’

Marks and Spencer

6) In which year did the John Lewis advert feature Buster the boxer dog enjoying a trampoline? a) 2012 b) 2014 c) 2016

c) 2016

7) Back in 1992 with a soundtrack of ‘Magic Moments’ whose advert had a little boy presenting a gift of chocolates to the lollypop lady at his crossing?

Quality Street

8) The most viewed Christmas advert, according to the views on Youtube, was ‘Mog’s Christmas Calamity’ from 2015 which advertised which company?



Which 1993 Christmas film follows the misadventures of Jack Skellington, Halloweentown’s pumpkin king?

The Nightmare Before Christmas

Which Christmas film begins with David (played by Hugh Grant) commenting that whenever he feels gloomy about the world he thinks about the arrivals terminal at Heathrow Airport?

Love Actually

Bill Murray plays successful TV executive Frank Cross in which modern take on Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol”?


Joe Pesci stars as ‘Harry’ and Daniel Stern is ‘Marv’ in which 1990 Christmas comedy caper produced by John Hughes?

Home Alone

What is the name of the elf played by Will Ferrell in the 2003 film Elf?

a) Bushy b) Buddy c) Shiney

b) Buddy

Two rival fathers (played by Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sinbad) battle it out for a Turbo-Man action figure in which 1996 American Christmas family comedy?

Jingle All the Way

Who plays Scott Calvin, the man who causes Santa Claus to fall from his roof, in the 1994 Christmas movie The Santa Clause?

Tim Allen

Which 1983 film directed by John Landis sees the paths of Dan Aykroyd and Eddie Murphy cross when they become part of an elaborate bet?

Trading Places

Richard Attenborough plays Kris Kringle in which 1994 Christmas movie?

Miracle on 34th Street

Which 2006 Christmas film sees Kate Winslett and Cameron Diaz swap Christmas and meet new romantic partners in Jude Law and Jack Black?

Which often shown Christmas film has the tagline ‘Every time a bell rings, an angel gets its wings.‘?

It’s a Wonderful Life

Film from 1988, John McClane is called on to save his wife and others taken hostage.

Die Hard

Who played Scrooge in the 1951 film of the same name?

Alastair Sim

Starring Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye, which film of 1954 is classic yuletide fayre?

In National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, who plays Chevy Chase’s wife Ellen?

Beverly D’Angelo

Starring Reese Witherspoon and Vince Vaughn this is the story of a couple who struggle to visit all four of their divorced parents at Christmas.

Four Christmases

In the original 1947 version of Miracle on 34th Street who played Kris Kringle?

Edmund Gwenn

The story of Jonathan Trager and Sara Thomas who meet, fall in love and separate, trusting to fate to test if their love is real?


Film starring Winona Ryder and Susan Sarandon about the March sisters who live in post-Civil War America?

Little Women

In The Muppet Christmas Carol, who played Scrooge?

Michael Caine.


Julmust is a traditional, very sweet, stout-like, Christmas soft drink from which country?

Which country would you be in if you were served Christmas damper, in a wreath or star shape, served with butter, jam, honey or golden syrup. 

Which northern european country serves Æbleskiver, a traditional spherical pancake sprinkled with powdered sugar and served with raspberry or strawberry jam

Christstollen is a traditional bread with bits of candied fruits, raisins, walnuts and almonds and spices from which country?

Which takeaway food is so popular in Japan at Christmas that it often has to be ordered weeks in advance? a) Pizza b) Big Mac c) KFC
c) KFC

Allahabadi cake a traditional rum fruit cake is popular with christians from which country?

Popular in the UK this Christmas drink is made from apple cider, oranges, lemons, cinnamon, cloves, allspice and nutmeg is known as what?

Which country likes to start the festive season with a warming glass of Bombardino, a mixture of brandy and advocaat?

Bounceberry is another name for which berry often made into a sauce to serve with turkey?

Port a favourite christmas drink, can sometimes form a crust which takes its name from the wing of which insect?
Bee (Beeswing)

Traditionally what do you stud onions with in a bread sauce?

The cinnamon bread known as Kanellängd comes from which country?

A Christmas Couronne is a rich sweet bread and a speciality of Lyon. What does Couronne mean in english?
Babka, is a sweet braided bread or cake filled with a variety of sweet fillings such as chocolate, popular with which ethnoreligeous group?

The Bellini cocktail was invented at Harry’s Bar in which city?

What is a Buche de Noel better known as in the UK?
Yule log.


Who wished it could be Christmas every day in the 70’s?


Originally recorded by Harry Belafonte in 1956, which group covered the song ‘Mary’s Boy Child’ in 1976?

Boney M.

Little Drummer Boy / Peace on Earth was recorded by the unlikely duo of Bing Crosby and who?

David Bowie

Destiny’s Child had a Christmas hit with which song?

8 Days of Christmas

‘Simply having a …’ complete the title of this Paul McCartney hit.

‘Wonderful Christmas Time’

In 1998 and 2007 Chris Rea made the charts with this song?

Driving Home for Christmas

This 1984 Christmas hit was at number 1 for 5 weeks.

Do They Know It’s Christmas

John Lennon  and Yoko Ono wrote this Christmas hit as an anti Vietnam War song.

Happy Christmas  (War is Over).

CHRISTMAS Trivia Printable NO.1S QUIZ

Since 1952, which song has topped the charts at Christmas on 3 separate occasions?
“Do They Know It’s Christmas?”

Which band had a monopoly of Christmas number ones from 1962 to 1964?

Sung by Dickie Valentine in 1955, this was the first chart topper at Christmas that was actually about Christmas. What was the title?
Christmas Alphabet

Two years later in 1957 “Mary’s Boy Child” reached no.1 for which american singer famous for “The Banana Boat Song”?
Harry Belafonte

‘Save Your Love’ was a 1982 hit for which duo?
Renee and Renato

Cliff Richard had the first of his Christmas No.1s with which song?
“Mistletoe and Wine”

In 2004, Band Aid 20 recorded “Do They Know It’s Christmas?”. Which 2 artists were the only ones to appear from the original Band Aid line-up?
Bono and Paul McCartney

In 2009 Rage against the Machine stopped X Factor winners from being number one for the first time in 5 years, what was the title of the record?
“Killing in the Name”

Which record by Queen reached number 1 in the charts in 1975 and 1991?

Bohemian Rhapsody

Elvis had a Christmas number 1 in 1963 which described his repeated efforts to have what delivered?

A letter, in the song ‘Return to Sender’

What is the next line of this 1966 Tom Jones number 1:-

The old town looks the same, As I step down from the train,

And there to meet me ………………

‘is my Mama and papa’

Who was ‘Lonely this Christmas’ in 1974?


Whitney Houston was number 1 for ten weeks including Christmas 1992, with which song?

I will always love you.

Who had a No.1 in 1983 with a cover of Yazoo’s ‘Only you’?

The Flying Pickets

Shakin’ Stevens had a a Christmas No.1 in 1985 with “Merry Christmas Everyone” , but what was his birth name?

Michael Barratt

Michael Andrews and Gary Jules had a hit with which Tears for Fears song that featured on the Donnie Darko soundtrack?

Mad World.

Other Christmas Trivia Printable

According to the Guinness Book of Records, the world’s largest gingerbread man weighed how much? a) 651kg b) 951kg c) 1251kg

a) 651kg

‘When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,

but a miniature sleigh, and eight tiny rein-deer,’ is from which poem?

A Visit from St Nicholas (also known as Twas the Night Before Christmas)

In the 1955 Christmas number 1 Christmas Alphabet, what does the letter C mean?

Candy (trimmed around the Christmas tree)

In the feature film Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Movie (1998), who was Cupid’s son?


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


The first documented use of figure-shaped gingerbread biscuits was at the court of which queen?

Elizabeth I

At what point in the Christmas celebrations are you likely to hear the effects of Silver Fulminate?

When pulling a Cracker (it’s often the chemical used on the friction strip that makes the bang)

In which sea or ocean is Christmas Island located?

Indian Ocean

The hottest 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

Pavo Trufado – turkey stuffed with truffles is traditionally, the most important dish of Christmas Eve in which country?


What colour is a snowflake?

Clear – No colour 

In the 1994 remake of ‘Miracle on 34th St’ who stars as Kris Kringle?

Richard Attenborough

In the Band Aid song ‘Do they know it’s Christmas’ what is banished in the first verse?


Which country presents Britain with a gift of a Christmas tree each year?


Who had the Christmas No.1 with the song ‘Perfect’ in 2017?

Ed Sheeran

Born on the 25th of December, which Scottish singer first achieved success as a tourist?

Annie Lennox

The birth of Jesus is recounted in which two books of the New Testament, Luke and which other?


In the film often shown at Christmas ‘Home Alone’, the two burglars were played by Daniel Stern and which other actor?

Joe Pesci

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


On the 25th of December 1950, what was stolen from Westminster Abbey by Scottish Nationalist students?

The Stone of Scone.


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