50 Christmas Quiz Questions and Answers

The countdown to Christmas is on.

Christmas markets will soon be open, gaudy Christmas jumpers will be everyday attire, and holiday cheer will be everywhere. To get you in the festive mood, we’ve got an early gift for you: 50 Christmas quiz questions and answers.

It’s a perfect excuse to brush up on your Christmas trivia, challenge your friends and family to a quiz-off, or for hosting your work Christmas quiz (we can help with that if you’re interested, let us know).

If you’re feeling ready, pour yourself a mulled wine and let’s get quizzing. In this quiz, your full knowledge of the Yuletide celebrations will be tested. From food to traditions to TV specials and more, these 50 questions will separate the Scrooges from the Santa Clauses.

Once you’ve finished this quiz, you can also unwrap our other trivia gifts; a huge pack of Christmas music quiz questions and our Christmas movie quiz questions bundle!

But first, let’s see how well you get on with this Christmas quiz. Good luck!

Christmas Quiz Questions and Answers


  1. What do the 3 Wise Men give to Jesus on his birthday?
  2. ‘Nadolig Llawen’ is Merry Christmas in which language?
  3. December 26th marks which Saints Day in Western Christianity?
  4. What stick would you put into a mulled wine?
  5. How many Only Fools and Horses Christmas specials are there?
  6. What is the name of the little girl in the ballet ‘The Nutcracker’?
  7. Daniel Stern and which other actor played the burglars in the movie ‘Home Alone’?
  8. Which 2 reindeers are closest to Santa’s sleigh?
  9. What was the name of the penguin in the 2014 John Lewis Christmas advert?
  10. In which country is Santa’s home Lapland located?
  11. What is the date you should traditionally have taken your Christmas decorations down by?
  12. What is the name of the main character in the movie ‘Elf’?
  13. What is the name of the angel who appeared to the shepherds to tell them of Christ’s birth?
  14. In which country is it tradition to eat KFC on Christmas Day?
  15. What words follow “Silent night” in the Christmas carol??
  16. Who goes into labour in Shameless’ 2004 Christmas special?
  17. What is a ‘Weihnachtsmarkt’ in Germany?
  18. What age was Kevin McAllister in ‘Home Alone’?
  19. Which member of Steps appeared in the Extras’ Christmas special?
  20. What did my true love give to me on the eighth day of Christmas?
  21. A Christmas Eve carol concert from which university college has been televised by the BBC since 1954?
  22. Traditionally in Europe what do naughty children find left in their stocking at Christmas?
  23. In Only Fools & Horses, what do Del and Rodney dress up as for a Christmas party?
  24. Who banned Christmas in England in 1647?
  25. Saint Nicholas was born in which modern day country?
  26. Which 2 Coronation Street characters had a child during a nativity play in 2011?
  27. How do you say Merry Christmas in Spanish?
  28. How many gifts were given in total in the song ‘The Twelve Days of Christmas’?
  29. What colour are mistletoe berries?
  30. which children’s book by Raymond Briggs was first published in 1978?
  31. What animal does Ross dress up as in the Friends Christmas special?
  32. Which UK monarch delivered the first Christmas Broadcast to the BBC in 1932?
  33. In what year was the first Christmas card sent in the UK?
  34. What do people in Norway hide on Christmas Eve?
  35. In which South American country do residents go to church on roller skates on Christmas Eve?
  36. Queen Elizabeth II delivered her first televised Christmas Day speech in what year?
  37. Name the traditional festive cocktail which includes Advocaat and lemonade.
  38. Isaac Newton was born on Christmas Day. True or false?
  39. Who wrote ‘A Christmas Carol’?
  40. If you were born on Christmas Day, what is your star sign?
  41. How many of Santa’s reindeer names began with ‘D’?
  42. In ‘Doctor Who’ which Doctor made his debut in the 2005 special ‘The Christmas Invasion’?
  43. In Scandinavia it is known as the Christ Thorn. What do we call it in the UK?
  44. What is the name of the skin that hangs from a turkey’s neck?
  45. Which company was the first to use Santa Claus in an advertisement?
  46. In what ocean would you find Christmas Island?
  47. Which department store created Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer?
  48. Bethlehem is a tiny farming village in which UK country?
  49. What name refers to a baby reindeer?
  50. What were the names of Jesus’ parents?

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  1. Gold, Frankincense & Myrrh
  2. Welsh
  3. Stephen
  4. Cinnamon
  5. 16
  6. Clara
  7. Joe Pesci
  8. Donner and Dancer
  9. Monty
  10. Finland
  11. 5th January
  12. Buddy
  13. Gabriel
  14. Japan
  15. Holy night
  16. Sheila
  17. Christmas Market
  18. 8
  19. Lisa
  20. 8 Maids-a-Milking
  21. Kings College, Cambridge
  22. Lump of coal
  23. Batman & Robin
  24. Oliver Cromwell
  25. Turkey
  26. Chesney and Katy
  27. Feliz Navidad
  28. 364
  29. White
  30. The Snowman
  31. The Holiday Armadillo
  32. George V
  33. 1843
  34. Brooms (as they believe evil spirits and witches awaken on this night and ride across the country on them)
  35. Venezuela
  36. 1957
  37. Snowball
  38. True
  39. Charles Dickens
  40. Capricorn
  41. 3 (Dasher, Dancer & Donner)
  42. David Tennant
  43. Holly
  44. Wattle
  45. Coca-Cola
  46. Indian
  47. Montgomery-Ward
  48. Wales
  49. Calves
  50. Mary & Joseph

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