Christmas time is all about family and friends. The dinners, gifts exchange, church activities, and the inevitable festive requirements take up most of our time. And during such gatherings, managing kids can be challenging. So what should you do to keep kids engaged and spend more time with them? Try playing a trivia game.
Get their favorite drinks and a board to keep score. Read these Christmas trivia questions out loud and know which child is the true Christmas geek.
200+ Christmas Trivia For Kids
1. In the song “The Twelve Days of Christmas,” how many gifts were given?
2. Who pulls Santa’s sleigh?
3. How does Buddy reach the North Pole in the movie “Elf”?
Answer: By crawling into Santa’s sack
4. “Milk punch” is the other name of which Christmas beverage?
5. What is the snowman in “Winter Wonderland” called?
Answer: Parson Brown
6. Where does Santa Claus live?
Answer: North Pole
7. Which famous Christmas food has a long shelf-life?
8. What is the other name of the Christmas tree?
Answer: The Yule tree
9. Which Christmas decoration was initially made with silver strands?
10. Which country’s tradition includes dropping gifts for the children from the chimney on Christmas night?
11. Name three actors in the movie “White Christmas”?
Answer: Bing Crosby, Rosemary Clooney, and Danny Kaye
12. Which animated movie’s plot includes taking children to the North Pole?
Answer: The Polar Express
13. Which British Christmas dish is made of sausages wrapped in strips of bacon?
Answer: Pigs in blankets
14. The main course of a traditional Christmas dinner is?
Answer: Turkey with stuffing
15. Electric Christmas lights were invented by which well-known scientist?
Answer: Thomas Edison
16. In which century was the term “Xmas” coined?
Answer: 16th century
17. Which country’s tradition includes lighting candles in front of their relatives’ graves on Christmas Eve?
18. In the song “Jingle Bells,” what is fun to ride in?
Answer: A one-horse open sleigh
19. Santa Claus is named after which saint?
Answer: Saint Nicholas
20. Frosty’s nose is made of which accessory?
Answer: A button
21. Which Christmas toy idea was derived from a 1903 famous political caricature?
Answer: Teddy Bear
22. In the opening scene of “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” the characters are seen enjoying which winter recreational activity?
Answer: Ice Skating
23. The Christians who lived in the east originally celebrated Christmas on which date?
Answer: January 6
24. How many ghosts are there in Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol?
25. The song “Do You Hear What I Hear” was written in which year?
26. Who is Santa’s wife?
Answer: Mrs. Claus
27. What are the names of Santa’s reindeer that begin with the letter ‘D’?
Answer: Dasher, Donner, and Dancer.
28. What is the name of the character portrayed by Tim Allen in “The Santa Clause”?
Answer: Scott Calvin
29. The famous Christmas drink eggnog first originated in which country?
30. Which famous fairy tale inspired the idea of a gingerbread house?
Answer: Hansel and Gretel
31. What brought Frosty back to life in the song “Frosty, the Snowman”?
Answer: An old silk hat
32. The novella, A Christmas Carol, was written by which famous writer?
Answer: Charles Dickens
33. In the movie “It’s A Wonderful Life,” who plays George Bailey?
Answer: James Stewart
34. Which of Santa’s reindeer shares a similar name with a famous Valentine symbol?
35. What was Mr. Scrooge’s first name in A Christmas Carol?
36. Which famous beverage company has been using Santa Clause in its advertisement since 1931?
37. What is the name of the traditional Christmas fruitcake of Germany?
Answer: Stollen (Christstollen)
38. In which city of Russia was the Christmas-themed ballet “The Nutcracker” premiered in 1892?
Answer: St. Petersburg
39. What was gifted on the tenth day of Christmas in the song “12 Days of Christmas”?
Answers: Lords a-leaping
40. Hermey, the Elf, and Yukon Cornelius helped which reindeer after he left the North Pole?
41. Which famous character is known to steal Christmas?
Answer: The Grinch
42. Traditionally, which ornament must be placed on the top of a Christmas tree?
Answer: An angel or a star
43. What is the color of the mistletoe plant berries used for Christmas decorations?
44. St. Nicholas originally belongs to which country?
45. “The Savior reigns” is a line from which famous Christmas song?
Answer: Joy to the World
46. What was the profession of Jesus’s father on Earth?
47. Who has eyes made of coal?
Answer: Frosty the Snowman
48. What color is the Grinch?
49. In which year was the first Christmas tree lit up in the Rockefeller Center?
50. After killing the Mouse King, what does the Nutcracker turn into?
Answer: A handsome prince
51. What is Santa’s favorite snack?
52. Who did Alvin the chipmunk want for Christmas?
53. During Christmas, which famous candy is wrapped in red and green foils?
Answer: Hershey’s Kisses
54. In the movie “It’s a Wonderful Life,” who lost $8,000?
Answer: Uncle Billy
55. What is the first line of the third verse of the song, “Away In a Manger”?
Answer: The cattle are lowing
56. The Christmas Carol “We Wish you a Merry Christmas” demands which pudding?
Answer: A figgy pudding
57. What are the names of Santa’s nine reindeer?
Answer: Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen, and Rudolph
58. Who is the author of How the Grinch Stole Christmas?
Answer: Dr. Seuss
59. Which action film is often called a Christmas film?
Answer: Die Hard
60. Kevin was lost in which city in “Home Alone 2”?
Answer: New York City
61. Will Ferrell played which character in the 2003 blockbuster “Elf”?
62. What is the name of the little girl who befriends the Grinch?
Answer: Cindy Lou Who
63. Which US city banned Christmas in 1659?
64. The story of Jesus’ birth is found in which books of the Bible?
Answer: Luke and Mathew
65. Where do snowmen keep their money?
Answer: In a snowbank
66. What was gifted on the fifth day of Christmas in the song “12 Days of Christmas”?
Answer: Five golden rings
67. What fruit is used to make Christingles?
68. In which year was Hallmark founded?
69. In which country is KFC a popular Christmas meal?
70. Which holiday goodie resembles a shepherd’s staff?
Answer: A candy cane
71. Which English folklore figure is associated with Santa Claus?
Answer: Father Christmas
72. What are the three words that best describe Grinch, according to the TV show “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”?
Answer: Stink, stank, stunk
73. Which country started the tradition of exchanging gifts on Christmas day?
74. Which Christmas carol is also a lullaby?
Answer: “Away In a Manger”
75. In which year was the first Christmas tree placed in the White House, and by whom?
Answer: In 1889 by President Benjamin Harrison
76. What was the original title of the poem Twas the Night Before Christmas?
Answer: Account of a Visit from St. Nicholas
77. What does the famous Spanish phrase “Feliz Navidad” mean?
Answer: Merry Christmas
78. What was the name of Rudolph’s elf-friend in the 1964 film “Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer”?
79. Whose eyes glow in “The Christmas Song”?
Answer: Tiny tots
80. Who brought stories about St. Nicholas to America?
81. Donald Trump made a cameo in which famous Christmas film?
Answer: Home Alone 2
82. Where was baby Jesus born?
83. Rudolph had to avoid which bad guy?
Answer: The Abominable Snowman
84. What does St. Nick fill on Christmas Eve?
85. Which US state is the last state to declare Christmas as a traditional holiday?
86. Which movie is the highest-grossing Christmas film of all time?
Answer: Home Alone
87. What gifts did the three wise men give to Jesus?
Answer: Gold, frankincense, and myrrh
88. Which saint is celebrated on 26th December?
Answer: St. Stephen
89. What are Santa’s little helpers called?
90. Who says “God Bless Us, Everyone!” in “A Christmas Carol”?
Answers: Tiny Tim
91. Which animated character complained that Christmas was commercialized?
Answer: Charlie Brown
92. What gift did Casper offer?
93. Which two figures make the modern Santa Claus?
Answer: Saint Nicholas and Father Christmas
94. The popular Christmas song “Jingle Bells” was originally written for which festival?
95. Which popular Christmas plant is considered an aphrodisiac?
96. What was Santa’s ride in Finland?
97. What was Harry Potter’s first Christmas gift at Hogwarts?
Answer: The Invisibility Cloak
98. Name the two reindeer whose names begin with C.
Answer: Comet and Cupid
99. Which country started the Christmas tree tradition?
100. As per tradition, who should open the first gift?
Answer: The youngest family member
101. Which animatronic cassette playing toy was famous in the mid-1980s?
Answer: Teddy Ruxpin
102. The other name of Wise Men is?
103. Which Christmas movie has a villain named Oogie Boogie?
Answer: The Nightmare Before Christmas
104. In the poem Twas The Night Before Christmas, which food was envisioned by the children in their sleep?
Answer: Sugar Plums
105. Where did such a clatter arise in the poem A Visit from St. Nicholas?
Answer: On the lawn
106. Which American President was responsible for the declaration of Christmas as a holiday?
Answer: President Ulysses S. Grant
107. Tom Hanks played five different roles in which famous Christmas film?
Answer: The Polar Express
108. What does the word “Santa” mean?
109. “I don’t know if there’ll be snow, but have a cup of cheer?” is a song from which Christmas song?
Answer: A Holly Jolly Christmas
110. In “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” which song does Schroeder play on the piano?
Answer: Jingle Bells
111. Which is Elvis Presley’s famous Christmas song?
Answer: Blue Christmas
112. In the song “O Little Town of Bethlehem,” where do the silent stars go?
Answers: Above thy deep and dreamless sleep
113. Who is the famous scientist born on Christmas day?
Answer: Sir Isaac Newton
114. Which Old Testament prophet spoke extensively about the birth of Christ?
115. In which film did Bruce Willis star as John McClane?
Answer: “Die Hard”
116. Who did the German Nazi Regime replace Santa Claus with?
117. “Silent Night” originated in which country?
118. What is the name of the Christian group that banned Christmas in Boston from 1659 to 1681?
Answer: The Puritans
119. What is the other name of the carol “The Twelve Days of Christmas”?
Answer: The Counting Song
120. Who brought Frosty back to life?
Answer: Santa Claus
121. What song is heard on every street corner?
Answer: Silver Bells
122. Which holiday film appears more than 300 times per year on television?
Answer: It’s a Wonderful Life
123. What is an Advent calendar used for?
Answer: To count down the days to Christmas
124. What bird is mostly seen on Christmas cards?
125. Which President objected to the Christmas tree in the White House?
Answer: President Theodore Roosevelt
126. What guided the three wise men towards Jesus?
Answer: A star
127. “They looked up and saw a star” is the second line of which famous Christmas song?
Answer: The First Noel
128. Who originally sang “Here Comes Santa Claus”?
Answer: Gene Autry
129. “Mele Kalikimaka” means Merry Christmas in which language?
130. George Washington had a special recipe for which famous Christmas food?
131. Who tracks Santa’s location on Christmas Eve?
Answer: NORAD – North American Aerospace Defense Command
132. What is mistletoe in general?
Answer: A parasitic plant
133. Mincemeat should be stirred in which direction for good luck?
Answer: Clockwise direction
134. Which famous scene from “White Christmas” wasn’t originally a part of the film?
Answer: Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye singing, “Sisters.”
135. Which Reindeer wasn’t in the story of “Twas the Night Before Christmas”?
136. What color is Elvis Presley’s Christmas?
137. What are the other popular names of Santa Claus?
Answers: Kris Kringle and Saint Nick
138. Which city do McCallisters go to when they leave Kevin behind in the film “Home Alone”?
139. What was placed on Friday the Snowman’s head?
Answer: A magic hat
140. “Treat every day like Christmas” is the first rule of?
Answer: Elves in “The Code of Elves”
141. Who wrote, “Christmas doesn’t come from a store, maybe Christmas perhaps means a little bit more?”
142. The lighting of Christmas trees comes from which tradition?
Answer: Pagan tradition
143. Who played his drum for the newborn Christ with approval from Jesus’s mother, Mary?
Answer: The Little Drummer Boy
144. Why didn’t the other reindeer let Rudolph take part in games with them?
Answer: Because of his red nose
145. Which Christmas movie involves the story of a famous departmental store?
Answer: Miracle on 34th Street
146. In the movie “It’s a Wonderful Life,” what happens each time a bell rings?
Answer: An angel gets wings
147. What was gifted on the eighth day of Christmas?
Answer: Eight maids a-milking
148. Who are the Bumpuses in the movie “A Christmas Story”?
Answer: The neighbors
149. What cartoon character is watched by millions of Swedes every year?
Answer: Donald Duck
150. Who is “The Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come”?
Answer: The last ghost that visits Scrooge in “A Christmas Carol.”
151. Who has a nose like a button?
Answer: Frosty the Snowman
152. How did Scrooge improve Cratchit’s life in “A Christmas Carol”?
Answer: By giving him a raise
153. What Christmas decoration represents God’s eternity?
Answers: Advent wreaths
154. Who is the spy hidden in the house during Christmas?
Answer: The Elf on the Shelf
155. Why played Scrooge in The Muppet Christmas Carol?
Answer: Michael Cain
156. Which holiday candy was created to remind children about the shepherds who visited baby Jesus?
Answer: Candy cane
157. Who steals all the gifts of Christmas from the “Who’s”?
Answer: The Grinch
158. Who released “All I Want for Christmas is my Two Front Teeth”?
Answer: Spike Jones and his City Slickers
159. Which famous Christmas carol was the first song to be broadcast from space?
Answer: Jingle Bells
160. How many candles can be seen on an Advent wreath?
161. What are the two phrases commonly used on Christmas tags?
Answer: “To” and “from”
162. What causes the most accidents after the holiday season?
Answers: Dried-out Christmas tree fires
163. At the end of the movie “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” what carol is the Peanut gang seen singing?
Answer: “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing”
164. What is Glühwein?
Answer: Mulled wine
165. Which famous British actor voiced the Grinch in the 2018 animated film?
Answer: Benedict Cumberbatch
166. What started as a marketing gimmick for the Montgomery store?
Answer: Rudolph, the red-nosed reindeer
167. What type of tree is considered as the “King” of Christmas trees?
Answer: Nordman Fir
168. Which country’s tradition involves filling children’s clogs with candies on December 5th?
169. What snacks are left for Santa by kids?
Answer: Cookies and milk
170. Rum is used in which Christmas food?
171. Which song has the line “They looked up and saw a star”?
Answer: “The First Noel”
172. Who says, “Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night!” At the end of the poem “A Visit from St. Nicholas”?
Answer: Santa Claus
173. Which choreographer was uncredited for “A White Christmas”?
Answer: Bob Fosse
174. Who introduced the red and white costume for Santa?
175. Which song holds the record for the most recorded Christmas song?
Answer: “Silent Night”
176. How many frames were used to make the entire “Nightmare Before Christmas” film?
177. What is the name of Ralphie’s brother in “A Christmas Story”?
178. Saint Nicholas dropped gold down the chimney for three poor sisters. This gave rise to which Christmas tradition?
Answer: Placing stockings near the fireplace
179. How many points are seen in a snowflake?
180. What plant-based Christmas tradition did servants in Victorian England popularize?
Answer: Kissing under the mistletoe
181. For a traditional bread sauce recipe, what must be stuck into an onion?
Answer: A clove
182. Who celebrates Christmas on January 7?
Answer: The Russian Orthodox Church
183. In which direction does the star lead the Wise Kings?
184. Name the common Christmas side dishes.
Answer: Baked ham and mashed potato green bean casserole
185. Which popular cake symbolizes the log burnt on Christmas Eve?
Answer: Yule Log
186. Who designed the first Christmas card and when?
Answer: John Horsley in 1843
187. Where did Joseph and Mary travel to after leaving Bethlehem?
188. What is the ornament seen on the tip of an Elf’s shoe?
189. How does Santa Claus go back up the chimney to continue his journey of delivering gifts?
Answer: By placing his fingers on the side of his nose and giving a smile and nod
190. Where is the world’s largest nativity scene located?
Answer: Einsiedeln, Switzerland
191. How many reindeer were there originally?
192. Which is the best-selling Christmas single of all time?
Answer: White Christmas
193. Apart from red and white, what are the other two popular Christmas colors?
Answer: Gold and Silver
194. What is the French name for Santa Claus?
Answer: Pere Noel
195. What do Blitzen and Donner mean in German?
Answer: Blitzen means lightning, and Donner means thunder.
196. Who is the business partner of Mr. Scrooge in “A Christmas Carol”?
Answer: Jacob Marley
197. Who gifted the Christmas tree placed in Trafalgar Square in London?
198. What was the first US state to declare Christmas as a holiday?
199. When did NORAD – North American Aerospace Defense Command tradition start?
200. Where was the tallest Christmas tree ever put up?
Answer: At the Northgate Shopping Center in Seattle in 1950. It measured 67.36m (221ft) tall.
201. What do the four candles on an Advent wreath represent?
Answer: The four week of the advent season
202. What does Santa shout when stuck in a chimney?
Answer: “You girls and boys won’t get any toys if you don’t pull me out!”
203. Who told Frosty the Snowman to stop?
Answer: The traffic cop
204. What did Grinch substitute for a reindeer?
Answer: A dog
205. St. Nick’s nose looks like which fruit?
Answer: A cherry
With more than 200 questions at your disposal, you are bound to have a great family time. We hope these questions pique your child’s curiosity. You could also make the holiday season more fun by watching these Christmas movies with your children.
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