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1. Which milk-based beverage is available around the Christmas holidays and comes in both alcoholic and non-alcoholic versions?


2. Stollen is the traditional fruit cake of which country?


3. What name is given to small sausages wrapped in bacon, a staple at a British Christmas dinner?

Answer: Pigs in blankets

4. The red and white costume of Father Christmas was allegedly first introduced by which drinks manufacturer?

Answer: Coca-Cola

5. In which direction should you stir mincemeat for good luck; clockwise or anti-clockwise?

Answer: Clockwise

6. What would you stick into an onion, when following a traditional bread sauce recipe?

Answer: Cloves

7. A swede is a cross between which two vegetables?

Answer: A cabbage and a turnip

8. What is a female turkey called?

Answer: A hen

9. What is the name of the skin that hangs from a turkey’s neck?

Answer: Wattle

10. Which spirit is traditionally added to butter and served with Christmas pudding?

Answer: Brandy

11. True or False: Before turkey, the traditional English Christmas dinner included a pig’s head smothered in mustard.

Answer: True

12. Visions of which sweet foodstuff danced in children’s heads as they slept, according to Clement Clarke Moore’s poem “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas”?

Answer: Sugar-plums

13. In Oaxaca City, Mexico, Noche de rábanos is celebrated every 23rd of December. Which food gives this festival its name?

Answer: Radish; Noche de rábanos is Night of the Radishes when Mexican craftsmen create carvings from root vegetables.

14. Approximately how many turkeys were purchased at Christmas 2013 in the UK; 1 million, 10 million, or 20 million?

Answer: 10 million

15. Who was the star of the Christmas movie Jingle All the Way?

Answer: Arnold Schwarzenegger

16. Who tries to stop Christmas from coming, by stealing all things of Christmas from “the Who’s”?

Answer: The Grinch

17. Who was the star of the movie titled White Christmas?

Answer: Bing Crosby

18. What is the first name of Scrooge, the principal character of the novel, A Christmas Carol?

Answer: Ebenezer

19. Who was the author of A Christmas Carol?

Answer: Charles Dickens

20. How many ghosts are there in A Christmas Carol?

Answer: Four

21. What was the name of the animated Christmas movie featuring Tom Hanks?

Answer: The Polar Express

22. What is a ‘Bûche de Noël’, commonly eaten in France at Christmas?

Answer: Yule log (cake/chocolate log or similar acceptable)

23. What would you be drinking if you had ‘Glühwein’?

Answer: Mulled wine

24. Which type of sweet bread loaf, which originated in Milan, is traditionally eaten at Christmas in Italy and many other European countries?

Answer: Panettone ( a type of sweet bread)

25. Which Christmas food is it considered good luck to eat one of on each of the 12 days of Christmas?

Answer: Mince Pies

26. As the clock chimes midnight to ring in the New Year, a Spanish tradition involves eating twelve of what – one for each chime?

Answer: Grapes

27. Who invented electric Christmas lights?

Answer: Thomas Edison in 1880

28. The legend of Santa Claus is associated with which saint or monk?

Answer: Saint Nicholas

29. Which was the last US state to declare an official holiday for Christmas?

Answer: Oklahoma

30. Which was the first country to issue a Christmas postage stamp?

Answer: Canada

31. When was Christmas declared as a federal holiday in the United States?

Answer: 1870

32. Which country has a tradition of a witch dropping gifts for children through the chimney at Christmas?

Answer: Italy

33. What is Santa Claus called in France?

Answer: Père Noël

34. Which country is the largest exporter of Christmas trees?

Answer: Canada

35. Which American President banned Christmas trees in the White House?

Answer: Theodore Roosevelt

36. How many days do we have between Christmas and the Epiphany?

Answer: Twelve

37. Which country follows the tradition to light candles on the graves of relatives on Christmas Eve?

Answer: Finland

38. Where did the Nativity take place?

Answer: Bethlehem

39. Which of these was not a gift given by the ‘Wise Men’ to Baby Jesus – gold, silver, myrrh, or frankincense?

Answer: Silver

40. Which type of tree was the partridge sitting in, according to a well-known Christmas song?

Answer: Pear

41. When was the first Christmas card sent? Who designed it?

Answer: The first Christmas card was sent in 1843 and was designed by John Horsley.

42. Canada, The U.K., and most other Commonwealth countries officially celebrate the day after Christmas as what holiday?

Answer: Boxing Day

43. How do you say “Merry Christmas” in Spanish?

Answer: Feliz Navidad

44. Similar to tinsel, these long strips of shiny foil are used to decorate a Christmas tree. What are they called?

Answer: Icicles

45. What are two other names for Santa Claus?

Answer: Saint Nick and Kris Kringle

46. True or False: The first Christmas tree appeared in the United States.

Answer: False

47. What country has the tradition of filling children’s clogs with candy and treats on December 5?

Answer: The Netherlands

48. Who created Rudolph, the most popular reindeer of Santa Claus?

Answer: Robert L. May created Rudolph in 1939 when he wrote a Christmas-themed story-poem to attract customers in his department store.

49. How many reindeer drive Santa Claus’ sleigh (counting Rudolph)?

Answer: Nine

50. Who once stole Christmas?

Answer: The Grinch

51. Which country was the first to use the tradition of Christmas trees?

Answer: Germany

52. After leaving Bethlehem, to which country did Joseph, Mary, and Jesus travel?


53. Christmas is celebrated on the 25th of December. Who is the patron saint remembered on the 26th of December?


54. Every elf has this ornament on the tip of their shoes. Which ornament are we talking about?


55. What song does Lucy ask Schroeder to play on his piano in “A Charlie Brown Christmas”?

Answer: “Jingle Bells”

56. Of all the popular Christmas songs, which is the best-selling single of all time?

Answer: “White Christmas”

57. Which hymn’s second verse begins with “Christ by highest heaven adored”?

Answer: “Hark the Herald Angels Sing”

58. Which Christmas song’s second verse begins with “Still through the cloven skies they come”?

Answer: “It Came Upon the Midnight Clear”

59. Which Christmas hymn’s second verse begins with “O sing, choirs of angels”?

Answer: “O Come All Ye Faithful”

60. Which Christmas hymn’s second verse begins with “For Christ is born of Mary”?

Answer: “O Little Town Of Bethlehem”

61. Which Christmas hymn’s second verse begins with “Born a king on Bethlehem’s plain”?

Answer: “We Three Kings”

62. Which song’s second line begins with, “They looked up and saw a star”?

Answer: “The First Noel”

63. What is the name of the song was recorded by Vaughn Monroe in 1945 that opens with the lines

“Oh, the weather outside is frightful,

But the fire is so delightful,

64. And since we’ve no place to go. . .”?

Answer: “Let It, Snow”

65. In the carol, “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot like Christmas”, what is the prettiest sight to see?

Answer: “The holly that will be on your front door”.

66. In the song “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus” underneath the mistletoe, where did mommy tickle Santa Claus?

Answer: “Underneath his beard so snowy white”.

67. In the carol, “We three Kings,” Which way is the star of wonder and star of light leading them?

Answer: “Westward leading, still proceeding”.

68. What Christmas song has the line, “I don’t know if there’ll be snow, but have a cup of cheer?”

Answer: “Holly Jolly Christmas”

69. Which Christmas song’s second verse begins with, “See the blazing Yule before us”?

Answer: “Deck the Halls”

70. Everyone is familiar with the mistletoe tradition. What is the color of the berries of the plant?


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

He places his finger on the side of his nose, gives a smile and a nod.

72. How many points does a snowflake traditionally have?


73. Name the eight original Reindeer.

Blitzen, Comet, Cupid, Dasher, Prancer, Vixen, Dancer, and Donner

74. One of the most famous Cola companies in the world used to have advertisements featuring a happy, smiling Santa Claus. Name the company

Coca Cola

75. Red and green are the two colors most associated with Christmas. Which are the two other colors, according to Christmas holiday trivia, that is also extremely popular in this season?

Gold and Silver

76. Traditionally, kids leave out snacks for Santa Claus. What are these snacks?

Cookies and milk

77. Traditions of Christmas around the world will tell you that Santa Claus is known by many names. What is the French name for Santa Claus?

Pere Noel

78. which company made the concept of Santa Claus popular worldwide?

Answer: Coca-Cola

79. Which of Santa’s reindeer is named after another animal?

Answer: Vixen (a fox)

80. Who was the first person to wear a tailored Santa costume and walk around the store, distributing gifts?

Answer: James Edgar, in 1890.

81. Is there a Mrs. Santa Claus?

Answer: Yes

82. December 26th, the day after Christmas is celebrated as ___________?

Answer: Boxing day, where gifts are given to employees by their bosses.

83. Why are Christmas candy canes red and white in color?

Answer: The color white symbolizes the purity of Jesus, and the color red symbolizes the blood that Jesus shed for us.

84. Who helps Santa Claus is making his gifts?

Answer: Elves and Mrs. Claus!

85. According to the Holy Bible, Jesus Christ was born in a ___________.

Answer: Stable

86. Should you believe us when we say that once upon a time, Christmas celebrations were banned in England?

Answer: Yes

87. According to the Italian tradition, who delivers gifts to good children on the eve of Epiphany?

Answer: An old lady/witch named Befana

88. Two of the reindeers are named after the weather phenomenon. Name the reindeer.

Donner, which means thunder in German, and Blitzen, which means lightning

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

Gold, Myrrh, and Frankincense

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

Jacob Marley

91. What two phrases will you almost always find on Christmas gift tags?

To and From

92. When does the Russian Orthodox Church celebrate Christmas?

January 7th

93. Which country can be credited with the creation of the Christmas beverage, eggnog?


94. Which country does St. Nicholas originally belong to?


95. Which country gifts the Christmas tree that is placed at the Trafalgar Square in London, according to Christmas tradition?


96. Which is the most popular ornament used to place at the top of the Christmas tree?


97. Which was the first state in the United States to recognize Christmas as an official holiday?


98. Which was the last state in the United States that declared Christmas a legal holiday?


99. In the carol, “Jingle Bells,” what kind of a sleigh is mentioned?

Answer: “A one-horse open sleigh”

100. In “O little town of Bethlehem” where do the silent stars go by?

Answer: “Above the deep and dreamless sleep”.

101. On the tenth day of Christmas, what does my true love give to me?

Answer: Lords a-leaping

102. Which is the most famous Christmas ballet of all time?

Answer: The Nutcracker

103. Which song begins with “Joy to the World, the Savior reigns!”?

Answer: “Joy to the World”

104. Which Christmas song’s second verse begins with “The cattle are lowing”?

Answer: “Away In a Manger”

105. In 1949, Gene Autry recorded a song about a famous reindeer. What is the name of this song?

Answer: “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer”

106. What song does Lucy ask Schroeder to play on his piano in “A Charlie Brown Christmas”?

Answer: “Jingle Bells”

107. Which popular Christmas carol also moonlights as a lullaby?

Answer: “Away in a Manger”

108. Which carol, other than “Rudolf the Red-nosed Reindeer,” is based on children?

Answer: “Frosty the Snowman”

109. What color was the Christmas that Elvis “The King” Presley had?

Answer: “Blue Christmas”

110. Which song’s second line begins with, “Led by the light of faith serenely beaming”?

Answer: “O Holy Night”

111. In the animated TV special, “Twas the Night before Christmas”, the townsfolk create a song to attract Santa back. According to the song, what is calling Santa?

Answer: Christmas Bells

112. In the song “The Little Drummer Boy” kept time. Who accompanied him?

Answer: The ox and the lamb

113. In 1953, this Christmas song was Eartha Kitt’s biggest hit of her career.

Answer: “Santa Baby”

114. In 1946, Nat King Cole recorded a hit with a song about “chestnuts roasting over an open fire.” What is the name of this song?

Answer: “The Christmas Song”

115. In 1947, Gene Autry recorded a song in which he told listeners to “Hang your stockings and say your prayers ’cause Santa Claus comes tonight. What is the name of this song?

Answer: “Here Comes Santa Claus”

116. Jimmy Boyd was 12 years old in 1952 when he scored a hit with a song about something that happened under the mistletoe. What is the name of this song?

Answer: “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus”

117. What is the name of The Grinch’s dog?


118. Which reindeer is Rudolph’s father?


119. How do you say “Merry Christmas” in Spanish?

Feliz Navidad

120. Who wrote the song “Here Comes Santa Claus?

Gene Autry

121. What were the first artificial Christmas trees made of?

Goose Feathers

122. What does it mean when a bell rings?

An angel gets his wings

123. What is the name of the book that Clarence the Angel is reading at the beginning of “It’s a Wonderful Life”?

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

124. What bonus does Clark Griswold get from his company originally?

1-year membership to the Jelly of the Month Club

125. What does Linus think the snowflakes need when he catches them on his tongue in “A Charlie Brown Christmas”?


126. What is Ralphie’s little brother’s name in the movie “A Christmas Story”?


127. What did the Parker family eat for Christmas dinner instead of turkey in “A Christmas Story”?


128. Who is the original owner of Frosty the Snowman’s magic hat?

Professor Hinkle

129. What kind of special snow, that never disappears, is Frosty the Snowman made of?

Christmas snow

130. Every year, which things to Santa Claus flood post offices across the world and every year?


131. Which Christmas trees spark more than joy?

Dry tree

132. The term “Xmas” dates back to the __

The 1500s

133. How many Americans celebrate Christmas?

About 90%

134. Americans spend nearly ____ on gifts.


135. Candy canes got their start in __


136. Every year, since 1947, the people of _______ have gifted the people of London a Christmas tree to place in the public courtyard.


137. Which was first invented in 1610 in Germany and was once made of real silver?


138. Who caught the Grinch stealing everything?

Cindy-Lou Who

139. How much did the Grinch’s heart grow on Christmas day?

3 sizes

140. On the 11th day of Christmas, what did my true love send to me?

Eleven Pipers Piping

141. How many total items would you receive if you received all of the gifts in “The Twelve Days of Christmas”?

364 gifts

142. Where does Santa Claus live?

The North Pole

143. What character says, “This fog’s as thick as peanut butter”?

Yukon Cornelius in Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer

144. What is the name of the boy who is by himself in the movie “Home Alone”?


145. On what street did a Santa Claus miracle occur?

34th Street

146. How does Santa’s belly shake?

Like a bowl full of jelly

147. In what year did Hallmark introduce its first Christmas cards?


148. What name is Santa known as in France?

Pere Noel

149. Which song was originally written for Thanksgiving but then became one of the most popular Christmas songs?

Jingle Bells

150. In what year was Mrs. Claus first introduced?

1889 in the book “Goody Santa Claus on a Sleigh Ride”

151. What did Hermey the Elf really want to be?

A dentist

152. The Griswold’s live in the suburb of what city?


153. Why did cousin Eddie quit eating squirrel?

He found out they were high in cholesterol

154. Christmas wasn’t always on __

December 25

155. The origin of Christmas trees goes all the way back to __

Ancient Egyptians and Romans

156. Where from the idea of Santa Claus came

St. Nicholas

157. “Jingle Bells” was originally a __

Thanksgiving song.

158. When was celebrating Christmas outlawed?

By the time the Puritans settled Boston

159. What the Jamestown settlers created?

The first American batch of eggnog

160. In 1953, Bing Crosby had a huge hit with a song that is originally called “Stille Nacht, Heilige Nacht” in German. What is the name of this song?

Answer: “Silent Night”

161. In 1946, the Andrews Sister and Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadian Orchestra released a song in which they asked listeners if they would like to spend Christmas in this special location. What is the name of this special place?

Answer: “Christmas Island”

162. In 1948, what song was released by Spike Jones and the City Slickers?

Answer: “All I Want For Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth”

162. On which ‘feast’ did Good King Wenceslas step out, according to the well-known hymn?

Answer: Feast of Stephen (St. Stephen’s Day/26th December in UK)

163. What is the name of Scrooge’s dead business partner?

Jacob Marley

164. Who does the voice of The Grinch and the story narration in the 1966 cartoon?

Boris Karloff

165. Which ocean is Christmas Island located in?

Indian Ocean

166. What department store created Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer?


167. What is the best selling Christmas song ever?

White Christmas

168. What was Brenda Lee doing around the Christmas tree?


169. What Christmas special was based on a New York Sun editorial?

Yes, Virginia There is a Santa Claus

170. Which company was the first to use Santa Claus in an ad?


171. Which president was the first to decorate the White House Christmas tree?

Franklin Pierce

172. What country did gingerbread houses originate in?


173. What color Christmas is Elvis going to have?


174. In the song Twelve Days of Christmas, what is given on the 9th day?

Ladies Dancing

175. What was the poem “Twas the Night Before Christmas” originally titled?

A visit from St. Nicholas

176. In the song “Frosty the Snowman,” what made Frosty come to life?

The old silk hat

177. What country is the Poinsettia plant native to?


178. What is the most popular meal for Christmas in Japan?

KFC fried chicken

179. What Christmas-themed ballet premiered in Saint Petersburg, Russia in 1892?

The Nutcracker

180. “Miracle on 34th Street” centers on what real-life department store in New York?


181. In the song “Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer,” what “incriminating” evidence was found on Grandma’s back?

Claus Mark

182. What famous actor played Scrooge in “The Muppet Christmas Carol”?

Michael Chaine

183. What well-known Christmas carol became the first song ever broadcast from space in 1965?

Jingle Bells

184. What holiday movie sequel includes a cameo by Donald Trump?

Home Alone 2

185. Who composed the songs for the movie ‘White Christmas’?

Irving Berlin

186. If you were born on Christmas day, which star sign would you belong to?


187. In the song ‘The Twelve Days of Christmas’, how many lords were leaping?


188. Which Cliff Richard’s song was Christmas number one in the UK in 1988?

Mistletoe And Wine

189. How many gifts would you receive if you received all the gifts in the song ‘12 days of Christmas’?


190. Which Alicia Key’s song made Christmas number one in the US in 2007?

No One

191. Which year did Band-Aid release the song entitled ‘Do They Know it’s Christmas’ in the UK?


192. Who was the author of “A Christmas Carol”?

Charles Dickens

193. Which song did The Bee Gees have a Christmas number one with in the US in 1977?

How Deep Is Your Love

194. How many doors of an advent calendar would you open before Christmas Day arrives?


195. The song White Christmas was first performed in which 1942 film?

Holiday Inn

196. In the song “Frosty the Snowman,” what made Frosty come to life?

An old silk hat

197. What Christmas decoration was originally made from strands of silver?


198. Who played George Bailey in the Christmas classic “It’s a Wonderful Life?”

Jimmy Stewart

199. Per a recent holiday fad, what “spy” hides around the house, reporting back to Santa on who has been naughty and nice?

The Elf on the Shelf

200. What Christmas beverage is also known as “milk punch?”


201. One of Santa’s reindeer shares a name with a famous symbol of Valentine’s Day. Which reindeer is that?


202. What Christmas-themed ballet premiered in Saint Petersburg, Russia in 1892?

The Nutcracker

203. In 1981, Bob and Doug McKenzie released their own version of a classic Christmas song. Which song is that?

The Twelve Days of Christmas

204. What animated 2004 film is about a train that carries kids to the North Pole on Christmas Eve?

The Polar Express

205. What much-reviled Christmas edible is known for its long shelf life?


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