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100 Christmas themed quiz questions

By Victoria, FlexiQuiz.
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'Tis the season to be jolly and we’re looking forward to cozy nights by the fire and some fun, festive games. As the weather gets colder and the nights draw in, now seems the perfect time to hunker down for some classic Christmas quiz fun.

Whether you're planning a family get together, a virtual holiday party or want to host a live quiz for friends, our Christmas blog will help you create a fantastic quiz which will get everyone mulling questions over their mulled wine.

The team here have compiled 100 Christmas themed questions and answers for you, with questions ranging from trivia about traditional Christmas food and drink to classic holiday movies and Christmas songs.

So gather your friends, family, colleagues or classmates and create the ultimate Christmas quiz to see who knows their eggnog from their egg sandwich.

Christmas trivia questions for the kids

  1. Which animal pulls Santa’s sleigh?

    A. Reindeer

  2. What is the main color of Santa’s suit?

    A. Red

  3. What do people traditionally put at the top of their Christmas tree?

    A. An angel or a star

  4. Which reindeer has a red nose?

    A. Rudolph

  5. What do people normally use for the nose of a snowman?

    A. A carrot

  6. Which plant has spiky leaves and red berries and is used to decorate homes at Christmas?

    A. Holly

  7. A group of singers at your door is called what?

    A. Carol singers

  8. What do you hang by the fireplace in which presents can be left?

    A. Stockings

  9. When is Christmas Day?

    A. December 25th

  10. Where does Santa live?

    A. North Pole

  11. How does Santa get in to the house?

    A. Down the chimney

  12. What is the night before Christmas called?

    A. Christmas Eve

  13. If it snows, you can make lots of these balls and throw them at your friends! What are they called?

    A. Snowballs

  14. Which little bird with a red breast is commonly associated with Christmas?

    A. Robin

  15. What do people often write and send to each other in the post, to spread the Christmas spirit?

    A. Christmas cards

  16. What do many children leave out for Santa’s reindeer?

    A. Carrots or reindeer food

  17. How do you ask for presents from Santa?

    A. Write a letter

  18. A 'White Christmas’ means the ground will be covered in what?

    A. Snow

  19. What color is Santa’s belt?

    A. Black

  20. Santa’s helpers are called what?

    A. Elves

Christmas movie trivia

  1. In the movie Home Alone, what is the name of the young boy who is accidentally left behind by his family?

    A. Kevin McCallister

  2. Which Christmas movie tells the story of Buddy, a human who is raised by elves in the North Pole?

    A. Elf

  3. Which Christmas movie features a young boy who goes on an adventure to the North Pole on a magical train?

    A. The Polar Express

  4. What is the Christmas movie called that features a grumpy, green character?

    A. The Grinch

  5. Who played the British Prime Minister in the movie Love Actually?

    A. Hugh Grant

  6. In the movie Arthur Christmas, a present gets missed and Arthur has to deliver it to a little girl in Cornwall. What was the present?

    A. A bike

  7. Miracle on 34th Street is based on a real-life department store. What is the store called?

    A. Macy's

  8. In the movie Elf, what is the first rule of The Code of Elves?

    A. Treat every day like Christmas

  9. What is the first name of Scrooge in A Christmas Carol?

    A. Ebenezer

  10. In A Christmas Story, what does Ralphie Parker (the main character) want for Christmas?

    A. A red Ryder carbine action 200 shot range model air rifle

Traditional Christmas food and drink

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  1. Which meat is traditionally eaten for Christmas lunch in the United States and many other countries?

    A. Turkey

  2. The small pastry treat that is filled with dried fruit, spices and sugar and eaten by the British at Christmas, is called what?

    A. Mince pie

  3. What is the name of the Christmas bread traditionally made in Italy, which often contains candied fruit and nuts?

    A. Panettone

  4. What is the classic Christmas drink made by mixing raw egg, sugar and either brandy, rum or bourbon?

    A. Eggnog

  5. In which country do they serve a dish called ‘Bûche de Noël’ for dessert?

    A. France

  6. In Germany, a Christmas bread full of dried fruit, nuts, spices and often dusted with icing sugar, is called what?

    A. Stollen

  7. In Sweden, a hot spiced drink made with mulled wine and often drunk at Christmas, is called what?

    A. Glögg

  8. What is the yellow, almond tasting layer which people put on Christmas cakes called?

    A. Marzipan

  9. In Mexico, a drink which is similar to eggnog but only uses the egg yolks and includes almonds, is called what?

    A. Rompope

  10. What other meat - often covered in sweet flavors, such as honey - is usually eaten at Christmas?

    A. Ham (or gammon)

  11. Which berry provides a sweet and delicious accompaniment to turkey at Christmas?

    A. Cranberry

  12. Many people in Britain start Christmas Day with a drink made of champagne and orange juice. What do they call this?

    A. Bucks Fizz

True or false Christmas questions

  1. In Britain, they set light to their Christmas puddings (briefly!)

    A. True

  2. It is tradition to put a large doughnut decoration at the top of your Christmas tree.

    A. False

  3. Santa lives in Australia

    A. False

  4. Poinsettias are known for their red flowers and green leaves.

    A. True

  5. The movie ‘Die Hard’ is set during a Christmas party.

    A. True

  6. It is tradition to kiss under the mistletoe.

    A. True

  7. Santa has elves to help him wrap all his presents.

    A. True

  8. The Grinch is a character created by Charles Dickens.

    A. False

  9. Candy canes are shaped like Christmas trees.

    A. False

  10. It is tradition to hang lights on your Christmas tree.

    A. True

  11. Santa gets around on a skateboard.

    A. False

  12. Christmas Day is celebrated on Decemer 25th.

    A. True

  13. A white Christmas means it’ll snow.

    A. True

  14. More candy is sold at Christmas time than any other time of the year.

    A. False

  15. Candy canes are usually made from chocolate.

    A. False

  16. Eggnog is made from raw egg.

    A. True

  17. Another name for Santa is Saint Nicholas.

    A. True

  18. Mince pies used to have meat in them.

    A. True

  19. In Germany, children receive their stockings (presents) on December 6th.

    A. True

  20. Sweden gives Britain a Christmas tree every year.

    A. False

Christmas trivia for all the family

Snowy houses quiz inside
  1. In which country did the tradition of the Christmas tree originate?

    Answer: Germany

  2. In the song Frosty the Snowman, what is Frosty's nose made from?

    Answer: A button

  3. What is the title of the Charles Dickens’ novel that tells the story of Ebenezer Scrooge?

    Answer: A Christmas Carol

  4. What is the last line in the poem, The Night Before Christmas?

    Answer: Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night

  5. In the song Jingle Bells, what type of sleigh is dashing through the snow?

    Answer: A one-horse open sleigh

  6. Can you name all 9 of Santa’s reindeer?

    Answer: Rudolph, Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner and Blitzen.

  7. In the song The 12 days of Christmas, what was given on the 5th day?

    Answer: 5 golden rings

  8. In America, what do people leave out for Santa?

    Answer: Milk and cookies

  9. In the song Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow, what is the weather like outside?

    Answer: Frightful

  10. What is the name of the ballet performed during the holiday season which features the Sugar Plum Fairy?

    Answer: The Nutcracker

  11. What does ‘Feliz Navidad’ mean?

    Answer: Merry Christmas

  12. Which fairy tale is said to have inspired gingerbread houses?

    Answer: Hansel & Gretel

Questions about Christmas traditions

  1. In which country do they celebrate Christmas with a pinata filled with candy and treats?

    A. Mexico

  2. Which traditional Christmas dessert is made from a mixture of dried fruits, nuts and spices and often soaked in alcohol?

    A. Christmas pudding or fruitcake

  3. In which country is it common to celebrate Christmas with a special meal of ‘KFC’?

    A. Japan

  4. What is the purpose of the Advent calendar during the Christmas season?

    A. To count down the days leading up to Christmas

  5. What is the origin of the tradition of hanging stockings by the fireplace on Christmas Eve?

    A. The tradition originated from the story of Saint Nicholas putting coins in the stockings of three poor sisters

  6. In which country is the tradition of lighting an Advent wreath with candles particularly popular?

    A. Germany

  7. What are the main decorations on a traditional Christmas tree?

    A. Baubles, lights and tinsel

  8. What is the name of the Christmas tradition where people dress up as Santa Claus and take part in a charity run?

    A. Santa Runs or Santa Dashes

  9. What is the name of the Italian Christmas Eve meal with various fish dishes?

    A. The Feast of the Seven Fishes (La Vigilia)

  10. What is the meaning of the Yule Log in Christmas traditions?

    A. The Yule Log is traditionally burned to bring warmth and light to the home during the Christmas season

Trivia questions about popular Christmas games

  1. In the game Secret Santa, how do people swap gifts?

    A. Participants draw names, buy gifts and keep their identity a secret

  2. What is the main objective in a game of Christmas charades?

    A. To act out or mime words or phrases so that others can guess what they are

  3. Which card game is often played during the Christmas season using a standard deck of cards?

    A. Poker or Rummy

  4. Which classic Christmas game involves blindfolding a participant and having them pin a nose on a snowman?

    A. Pin the Nose on the Snowman

  5. Which game is played by placing wrapped gifts in the center and taking turns choosing or stealing them?

    A. Yankee Swap or Dirty Santa

  6. What is the name of the game where you ask children to lie motionless whilst the ‘hunter’ calls out people that move?

    A. Sleeping lions (good for calming excited children!)

Classic Christmas songs - fill in the missing word

  1. “It’s beginning to look a lot like ______________.”

    A. Christmas

  2. “Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the ________.”

    A. Way

  3. “Chestnuts roasting on an open _______.”

    A. Fire

  4. “I’m dreaming of a white ___________.”

    A. Christmas

  5. “Rocking around the Christmas __________.”

    A. Tree

  6. “Frosty the snowman, was a jolly, happy _______.”

    A. Soul

  7. “You better watch out, you better not _________.”

    A. Cry

  8. “We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New ________.”

    A. Year

  9. “It’s the most wonderful time of the ________.”

    A. Year

  10. “I’m driving home for Christmas; Oh I can’t wait to see those _________.”

    A. Faces

How to make a Christmas quiz

Making a festive Christmas quiz is fun, quick and easy!

  1. Come up with some questions. Use our blog for inspo or you can use AI tools, such as ChatGPT.
  2. Log in to your FlexiQuiz account and choose to make either a Classic or Live quiz.
  3. Add your questions and answer options. Don't forget to tick the correct answer option so that the FlexiQuiz system can auto-grade your quizzes.
  4. Get creative and add some Christmas styling to your quiz. On our paid plans with a Classic quiz, you can change colors, add background images, change text and more.
  5. To create healthy competition, you can customize the grading and share Christmas certificates. Christmas cerfiticate saying passed quiz
  6. Share your quiz.
  7. Analyze results to find out who has got Christmas all wrapped up.

Happy Christmas Quizzing!