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200 of the Best Free Christmas Trivia Questions Ever

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Embark on a 10-Stage, 200-Question Gauntlet of Christmas Delights in this competition of Christmas Trivia for Adults! 

Step into the ultimate Yuletide challenge where the festive cheer meets brain-boggling fun. 

Brace yourself for a merry ride through ten stages, each housing 20 delightful Christmas trivia questions, making a grand total of 200 brain-teasers! 

But hold on tight, for the rules are set – you must prove your holiday expertise and score at least 80% (16 of 20) correct in each stage to unlock the next level of yuletide wonder. 

That’s right, 5 wrong in any category and you’re out!

Prepare to immerse yourself in a jingle-filled journey of discovery and nostalgia, as these trivia questions will test your knowledge of all things Christmas, from the traditional to the obscure. 

So, grab a cup of hot cocoa, don your Santa hat, and let’s see if you’ve got what it takes to conquer this festive gauntlet!”

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Christmas Trivia:
Stage 1 - Christmas Movies

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Question NumberTrivia QuestionAnswer
1In the movie “Home Alone,” what is the name of Kevin’s neighbor?Old Man Marley
2Which film features the line “Every time a bell rings, an angel gets his wings”?It’s a Wonderful Life
3In “Elf,” what are the four main food groups according to Buddy?Candy, candy canes, candy corns, and syrup
4Who plays the Grinch in the live-action film “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” (2000)?Jim Carrey
5In “A Christmas Carol,” who is Scrooge’s deceased business partner?Jacob Marley
6What is the name of the train that takes children to the North Pole in “The Polar Express”?The Polar Express
7Which 1983 movie is about a boy who wants a Red Ryder BB gun for Christmas?A Christmas Story
8In the film “The Santa Clause,” what is the main character’s name?Scott Calvin
9Who directed the animated film “The Nightmare Before Christmas”?Tim Burton
10In the movie “Love Actually,” what popular Christmas song does a group sing at a school concert?“All I Want for Christmas Is You”
11What is the name of the Grinch’s dog in “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”?Max
12In “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation,” what does Clark Griswold want to use his Christmas bonus for?Swimming pool
13Which classic Christmas film centers around a young boy who is accidentally left at home during the holidays?Home Alone
14Who plays the role of Buddy the Elf in the movie “Elf”?Will Ferrell
15What is the name of the 1964 Christmas television special featuring characters like Sam the Snowman and Hermey?Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
16What famous actor voices Hero Boy in the 2004 animated film “The Polar Express”?Tom Hanks
17In “The Nightmare Before Christmas,” what holiday does Jack Skellington stumble upon?Christmas
18Which classic Christmas movie portrays the story of George Bailey and his guardian angel?It’s a Wonderful Life
19In “Miracle on 34th Street,” who does Kriss Kringle claim to be?The Real Santa Claus
20Who directed the 2003 movie “Elf”?Jon Favreau

Christmas Trivia:
Stage 2 - Christmas Music

Question NumberTrivia QuestionAnswer
1Which song begins with the lyrics “You better watch out, you better not cry”?“Santa Claus Is Coming to Town”
2In the song “Jingle Bells,” what type of sleigh is mentioned?One-horse open sleigh
3What classic Christmas song includes the line “Chestnuts roasting on an open fire”?“The Christmas Song”
4In which song does the singer claim “I gave you my heart”?“Last Christmas”
5Which song features the line “There’ll be parties for hosting, marshmallows for toasting”?“It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year”
6What song has the words “Later we’ll have some pumpkin pie and we’ll do some caroling”?“Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree”
7Which song claims that the mistletoe is “hung where you can see”?“A Holly Jolly Christmas”
8What song includes the line “With candy canes and silver lanes that glow”?“It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas”
9In the song “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” why did Santa need help from Rudolph’s shining nose?It was foggy
10Which song asks the question “Do you see what I see?”“Do You Hear What I Hear?”
11Which song talks about city side walks that are dressed in holiday style?“Silver Bells”
12What song features the line “Where the treetops glisten, and children listen”?“White Christmas”
13“Sleigh bells ring, are you listening?” are the opening lyrics of which song?“Winter Wonderland”
14What song includes the words “All is calm, all is bright”?“Silent Night”
15In “Frosty the Snowman,” what do the children put on Frosty’s head?An old top hat they found
16Which song is constantly filled with “Fa la la la la, la la la la”?“Deck the Halls”
17“I don’t want a lot for Christmas, there’s just one thing I need” are lyrics from which song?“All I Want for Christmas Is You”
18In “Jingle Bell Rock,” where are people dancing and prancing?Jingle Bell Square
19In the song “Up on the Housetop”, what does Santa put in little Nell’s stocking?A dolly that laughs and cries
20What Christmas song is also known as “War is Over” by John Lennon & Yoko Ono ?“Happy Xmas”

Christmas Trivia:
Stage 3 - Christmas Toys

Question NumberTrivia QuestionAnswer
1What building toy consists of colorful interlocking plastic bricks?LEGO
2Which toy, introduced in the 1980s, consists of small, collectible dolls with distinct hairstyles?Cabbage Patch Kids
3What popular electronic pet was first introduced in the late 1990s?Tamagotchi
4In 1959, what iconic fashion doll was introduced by Mattel?Barbie
5Which classic board game involves navigating through candy-themed locations?Candy Land
6What children’s toy, first sold in the 1960s, consists of plastic hoops that are twirled around the waist?Hula Hoop
7In 1983, what line of dolls with unique scents became a popular toy?Strawberry Shortcake dolls
8What building toy is known for its interlocking plastic gears, wheels, connectors, and other components?K’NEX
9Which plush bear toy was named after President Theodore Roosevelt?Teddy Bear
10What toy simulates the motion of a galloping animal when its base is rocked back and forth?Rocking Horse
11What children’s construction set, was developed after a man saw kids playing with sticks and empty spools of thread?Tinkertoy
12Which toy, started out as a cake pan and was originally called the “Whirlo-Way”?Frisbee
13What construction toy, introduced in the early 20th century, features wooden logs with notches for interlocking?Lincoln Logs
14What classic board game involves buying, trading, and developing properties to become the richest player?Monopoly
15Which classic toy comes in a colorful tube and can be used to create various shapes and structures?Play-Doh
16What toy car brand, introduced in the 1960s, is known for its orange track pieces and die-cast vehicles?Hot Wheels
17What type of toy, often used for flying and play, has been made from materials like wood, plastic, and fabric?Kite
18In 1984, what toy line was introduced, featuring vehicles that could change into robots?Transformers
19What board game involves players matching cards with colorful images of objects like mittens, stockings, and candy canes?Memory
20Which plush toy line features stuffed animals that are filled with small plastic pellets, giving them a bean bag-like feel?Beanie Babies

Christmas Trivia:
Stage 4 - Christmas Foods

Christmas Trivia Food
Question NumberTrivia QuestionAnswer
1What Christmas beverage is made from beaten egg yolks, sugar, milk, and cream?Eggnog
2What type of nuts are traditionally roasted over an open fire during Christmas?Chestnuts
3In what country is it a tradition to celebrate Christmas with a feast called “Julbord”?Sweden
4What festive treat is made from crushed peppermint candy and melted sugar?Peppermint bark
5What Christmas cake is traditionally soaked in rum or brandy and covered in marzipan and icing?Fruitcake
6Which Christmas dish consists of a chicken stuffed inside a duck, stuffed inside a turkey?Turducken
7What Italian dish, consisting of a sweet bread with candied fruit and raisins, is often enjoyed during Christmas?Panettone
8What dish, made from ground meat and wrapped in bacon, is a common Christmas dinner side in the UK?Pigs in a blanket
9What type of dessert is made from sponge cake rolled with a sweet filling, often with chocolate or fruit?Yule log
10What vegetable is commonly served with melted marshmallows as a Christmas side dish in the United States?Sweet potatoes
11What special fruit is often used as a garnish in holiday dishes due to its bright red color?Cranberries
12What Scandinavian dish, made from salted or fermented fish, is often served during the Christmas season?Lutefisk
13What type of meat is commonly served as the centerpiece of a Christmas dinner in the United Kingdom?Roast beef
14What spicy, mulled wine is a popular beverage during the Christmas season in many European countries?Glühwein
15In what country is it customary to enjoy a “big dinner” of seafood on Christmas Eve?Italy
16What Christmas treat consists of popcorn coated in a sugary syrup and shaped into a ball?Popcorn balls
17What type of pie, made with pecans, corn syrup, and often served with whipped cream, is enjoyed during the holidays?Pecan pie
18What French dessert, a type of custard tart, is often enjoyed during the Christmas season?Crème brûlée
19What dairy-based dessert, often flavored with vanilla, is a classic accompaniment to holiday pies and cakes?Whipped cream
20What traditional Christmas dish features a mixture of minced meat, suet, fruits, and spices encased in pastry?Mince pie

Christmas Trivia:
Stage 5 - Brands at Christmas

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Question NumberTrivia QuestionAnswer
1What soft drink company is known for its annual holiday advertising campaigns featuring polar bears?Coca-Cola
2What brand of chocolates is famous for its gold packaging and is often associated with holiday gifting?Ferrero Rocher
3What toy brand is known for its colorful interlocking plastic bricks and offers holiday-themed sets?LEGO
4What coffee company annually releases seasonal holiday cups with festive designs?Starbucks
5What clothing company is known for its iconic red and green tartan pattern and holiday-themed collections?Burberry
6What brand of candy canes has been a holiday staple since the 1920s, featuring its distinct twisted design?Bob’s Candy Canes
7What technology company has an annual holiday campaign involving heartwarming videos and advertisements?Apple
8What cosmetics brand is known for its limited-edition holiday makeup collections with festive packaging?MAC Cosmetics
9What brand of cookies features a variety of flavors and is known for its distinctive blue packaging?Oreo
10What company is famous for its line of holiday-themed greeting cards and stationary products?Hallmark
11What fashion brand is known for its annual holiday catalog, featuring upscale clothing and lifestyle items?Neiman Marcus
12What car brand has released holiday-themed commercials, featuring its vehicles with red bows as gifts?Lexus
13What fast food chain is known for its “Festive Feast” holiday meal?KFC (Kentucky Fried Chicken)
14What online retailer’s holiday mascot is a brown cardboard box with a smile, symbolizing the joy of giving?Amazon
15What famous candy brand introduced the “Red Nose Day” campaign, selling red-nosed chocolates for charity?M&M’s
16What electronics brand is known for its annual holiday “12 Days of Deals” campaign, offering discounts on various products?Best Buy
17What brand of luxury watches is often associated with holiday gift giving and is known for its elegant designs?Rolex
18What popular tech company is known for its annual “12 Days of Gifts” promotion, offering free apps, music, and more?Apple
19What department store is known for its elaborate holiday window displays and the annual Thanksgiving Day Parade?Macy’s
20What popular snack brand releases limited-edition holiday flavors, including gingerbread and peppermint?Pringles

Christmas Trivia:
Stage 6 - The 12 Days of Christmas

Question NumberTrivia QuestionAnswer
1According to the song, on what day of Christmas did “my true love give to me” lords a-leaping?Tenth day
2On which day of Christmas did “my true love give to me” swans a-swimming?Seventh day
3What is the gift mentioned on the twelfth day of Christmas in the song?Twelve drummers drumming
4How many total gifts are given in the song “The Twelve Days of Christmas”?364 gifts
5On the ninth day of Christmas, what gift did “my true love give to me” according to the song?Nine ladies dancing
6What is the total number of maids a-milking mentioned in the entire song?Forty maids a-milking
7How many different types of birds are mentioned in the song “The Twelve Days of Christmas”?6 (Partridge, Turtle Dove, Swan, French Hen, Calling or Colly Bird, Goose)
8On the first day of Christmas, what gift did “my true love give to me” according to the song?Partridge in a pear tree
9How many total pear trees are given in the entire song?Twelve pear trees
10On which day of Christmas did “my true love give to me” calling birds?Fourth day
11What gift did “my true love give to me” on the sixth day of Christmas?Geese a-laying
12What is the total number of golden rings mentioned in the entire song?Forty golden rings
13On which day of Christmas did “my true love give to me” maids a-milking?Eighth day
14What gift did “my true love give to me” on the second day of Christmas?Two turtle doves
15How many total turtle doves are given in the entire song?Twenty-two turtle doves
16On which day of Christmas did “my true love give to me” French hens?Third day
17What gift did “my true love give to me” on the fifth day of Christmas?Five golden rings
18How many total geese are given in the entire song?Forty-two geese
19On the eleventh day of Christmas, what gift did “my true love give to me”?Eleven pipers piping
20How many total birds are gifted in the entire song?184 total birds

Christmas Trivia:
Stage 7 - Christmas Around the World

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Question NumberTrivia QuestionAnswer
1In what country is it traditional to celebrate Christmas by attending a “Misa de Gallo” midnight mass, the last mass on Christmas Eve?Philippines
2What country does the Christmas figure, known as “Père Noël,” brings gifts to children?France
3In what country is “La Befana,” an old woman who brings gifts on Epiphany, a popular Christmas tradition?Italy
4What country is credited with the tradition of putting up the first Christmas tree?Germany
5In what region is the “Festival of Lights” celebrated during Christmas, involving lighting oil lamps to symbolize the victory of light over darkness?India
6What Scandinavian country is known for the tradition of “Jólabókaflóð,” or “Yule Book Flood,” where books are exchanged on Christmas Eve?Iceland
7What country is the setting for the tradition of the “Las Posadas,” a reenactment of Mary and Joseph’s search for lodging before Jesus’ birth?Mexico
8In what country is the “Gävle Goat,” a large straw goat, erected annually as part of Christmas decorations?Sweden
9What African country has a unique Christmas tradition involving the lighting of fireworks to celebrate the holiday?Ghana
10In what country is “KFC for Christmas” a popular tradition, where families enjoy a bucket of fried chicken on Christmas Eve?Japan
11What Eastern European country has a Christmas Eve tradition of serving a special twelve-dish meal called “Wigilia”?Poland
12What South American country celebrates Christmas with the “Day of the Little Candles,” lighting candles and lanterns to honor the Virgin Mary?Colombia
13In what country is “Day of Good Will” celebrated on December 26th, focusing on acts of kindness and charity?South Africa
14What Middle Eastern country celebrates Christmas on January 7th, following the Julian calendar?Egypt
15What country is known for the “Christkindlmarkt,” a traditional Christmas market dating back to the Middle Ages?Austria
16In what country is “Julebukking,” a tradition of dressing in disguises and visiting neighbors, a part of Christmas celebrations?Norway
17What Asian country celebrates Christmas with the “Simbang Gabi,” a series of pre-dawn masses held in the days leading up to Christmas?Philippines
18What country has the tradition of “Tomte,” a gnome-like figure who brings gifts and is associated with Christmas?Sweden
19In what country is “Nochebuena,” the Christmas Eve feast, a significant part of the holiday celebration?Spain
20What country’s Christmas Eve tradition involves leaving porridge for the “Yule Lads,” mischievous characters who visit homes?Iceland

Christmas Trivia:
Stage 8 - Famous Trees

Question NumberTrivia QuestionAnswer
1What iconic Christmas tree is annually displayed at Rockefeller Center in New York City?Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree
2What European city’s Christmas tree is set up in Trafalgar Square and is a gift from Norway each year?London
3What famous city’s tree, showcased in the Piazza del Duomo, is known for its extravagant Christmas decorations?Milan
4What city in Germany is famous for its annual Christkindlesmarkt and the enormous Christmas tree in its market square?Nuremberg
5What city is home to the National Christmas Tree, located on the Ellipse near the White House?Washington, D.C.
6What hotel in New York City showcases an impressive Christmas tree in its grand lobby each year?The Plaza Hotel
7What city’s Christmas tree is displayed in Red Square, with the Kremlin and St. Basil’s Cathedral as a backdrop?Moscow
8What historic Christmas tree is erected annually at the Champs-Élysées, often is accompanied by festive lighting?Paris
9What famous hotel in London’s Mayfair district features a lavishly decorated Christmas tree each year?Claridge’s
10What Australian city is known for its Christmas tree at Federation Square, often decorated with a large “Melbourne Star”?Melbourne
11What city in Italy is famous for its enormous Christmas tree at St. Peter’s Square?Vatican City
12What city in Spain’s Catalonia region is known for its traditional “Caga Tió” Christmas tree, which is a wooden log?Barcelona
13What iconic American department store in New York City has a tradition of featuring an extravagant Christmas tree?Macy’s
14What Austrian city showcases a Christmas tree in front of the Rathaus, where Christkindlmarkt is held annually?Vienna
15What city in South Korea displays a massive LED-lit Christmas tree in front of the City Hall?Seoul
16What European capital features a Christmas tree in Grand Place, often surrounded by a festive light show?Brussels
17What Japanese city’s Christmas tree is known for its unique underwater display?Okinawa
18What famous theme park in Florida showcases a massive Christmas tree during its annual holiday celebrations?Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom
19What Canadian province annually donates a massive Christmas tree to Boston, as a gesture of gratitude for assistance provided after a historic disaster?Nova Scotia
20What city’s Christmas tree is showcased in the Galeries Lafayette, a famous department store, with a different theme each year?Paris

Christmas Trivia:
Stage 9 - Famous Christmas Parties

Question NumberTrivia QuestionAnswer
1What British monarch famously celebrated Christmas with the Royal Family at Windsor Castle?Queen Victoria
2What U.S. President hosted a “Frosty the Snowman” Christmas party for children at the White House?Calvin Coolidge
3What Russian ruler is known for introducing the Christmas tree tradition to the Russian court?Catherine the Great
4What famous author attended a Christmas party hosted by Charles Dickens in 1857?Hans Christian Andersen
5What U.S. President’s wife, Dolley Madison, is known for hosting extravagant Christmas parties?James Madison
6What British monarch celebrated her Diamond Jubilee on Christmas Day in 1897?Queen Victoria
7What famous composer’s music was performed during the annual Christmas parties of the Bach family?Johann Sebastian Bach
8What U.S. President’s daughter, Alice Roosevelt Longworth, hosted the “Canary Cottage” Christmas party?Theodore Roosevelt
9What French Emperor hosted grand Christmas celebrations at the Tuileries Palace and later at Fontainebleau?Napoleon Bonaparte
10What Roman Emperor declared December 25th a holiday, coinciding with the ancient Roman festival of Sol Invictus?Constantine the Great
11What U.S. President’s family celebrated Christmas at Mount Vernon, where they welcomed friends and family?George Washington
12What U.S. President’s wife, Edith Wilson, revived the tradition of the White House Christmas tree?Woodrow Wilson
13What British Prime Minister hosted a famous Christmas banquet during World War II to boost morale?Winston Churchill
14What Queen of England is known for sending Christmas puddings to soldiers during World War II?Queen Elizabeth II
15What U.S. President and First Lady, Theodore and Edith Roosevelt, hosted a children’s Christmas party at the White House?Theodore Roosevelt
16What English playwright hosted a lavish Christmas party in 1601 that inspired the play “Twelfth Night”?William Shakespeare
17What Roman Emperor, known for his persecution of Christians, celebrated the festival of Sol Invictus around Christmas?Emperor Diocletian
18What U.S. President and First Lady, John and Abigail Adams, famously attended a Christmas party in Philadelphia?John Adams
19What French Queen celebrated Christmas at the Palace of Versailles during her reign?Marie Antoinette
20What U.S. President, along with his wife, Grace Coolidge, hosted Christmas parties for underprivileged children?Calvin Coolidge

Christmas Trivia:
The Final Stage -
Santa Around the Globe

Christmas Trivia Santa around the globe
Question NumberTrivia QuestionAnswer
1What is the traditional name for Santa Claus in Germany?Weihnachtsmann
2What mythical figure is the inspiration for Santa Claus in Dutch folklore?Sinterklaas
3In what country is Santa Claus known as in France?Père Noël
4What figure, who travels with a demon companion, that travels with Santa Claus in Austrian and Bavarian traditions, scares children that misbehave?Krampus
5In Russia, what character brings gifts to children on New Year’s Eve instead of Christmas?Ded Moroz
6In Scandinavian countries, what household spirit is said to bring gifts to children during the Christmas season?Nisse/Tomte
7What character, known as “El Niño Jesús,” brings gifts to children in many Spanish-speaking countries?Baby Jesus
8What figure, often depicted riding a horse, is the gift bringer in Italian folklore during the Christmas season?La Befana
9In what country is Santa Claus known as “Julemanden”?Denmark
10What mythical figure, based on an ancient deity, is known as the “Yule Lads” in Icelandic Christmas traditions?Jólasveinar
11In what country is Santa Claus known as “Swiety Mikolaj”?Poland
12What figure, resembling a witch, is the gift giver on Epiphany in Italy and other parts of Southern Europe?Befana
13In Brazil, what figure, with origins in folklore, is known as the gift bringer during the Christmas season?Papai Noel
14What character, brings gifts to children in Taiwan during the holiday season?Dun Che Lao Ren
15In what country is Santa Claus known as “Noel Baba”?Turkey
16What figure, associated with a Christian feast, is the gift giver in many parts of the Netherlands?St. Martin
17In South Africa, what fictional character is known as the Christmas gift giver during the holiday season?Kersvader
18In what country is Santa Claus known as “Jultomten”?Sweden
19What figure is a traditional gift bearer in Armenian Christmas celebrations?Gaghant Baba
20In Finland, what Christmas figure, is said to reside in the northern part of the country and means “Christmas Goat”?“Joulupukki”

Did You Pass the Test?

In exploring these diverse and engaging Christmas trivia questions, we’ve embarked on a journey through the captivating world of Christmas traditions, characters, and customs. 

From famous parties to global variations of Santa Claus like Saint Nicholas and Father Christmas, from A Charlie Brown Christmas to Ebenezer Scrooge, intricate historical facts, and the intricate details of “The Twelve Days of Christmas” song, these questions have offered an opportunity to both challenge our knowledge and deepen our understanding of the holiday season.


Whether testing your wits among friends, family, or even in solitary exploration, these questions have illuminated the rich tapestry of festive celebrations that span cultures, generations, and history itself.

May these Christmas Trivia questions spark a sense of curiosity and joy as we continue to unwrap the layers of holiday cheer each year, learning and sharing in the spirit of togetherness and festivity.

Most importantly, have a Merry Christmas and if you want more trivia then check out this article!

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