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Immerse Yourself in 50 Fun and Festive Christmas Trivia Questions (and Answers)!

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Dec. 12 2022, Updated 12:15 p.m. ET

Finally, the Christmas season is here! As many finish up some last-minute shopping, others can't help but wonder how they can make their family gatherings a little more exciting. Well, if you're looking to impress everyone with your extensive knowledge of all things Christmas, we believe a set of holiday-themed trivia will definitely get the party started.

So, without further ado, test your familiarity with this unique set of Christmas trivia questions and answers!

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Here's a festive batch of Christmas trivia to quiz your family and friends!

1. When did pink Christmas trees become popular? The 1950s

2. What is the highest-grossing Christmas movie of all time? The Grinch (2018)

3. What 2019 movie got its name from a Wham! Christmas song? Last Christmas (2019)

4. Which country created eggnog? England

5. What were Frosty the Snowman's last words? "I'll be back again someday!"

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6. What are the most popular Christmas colors? Red, Green, Gold, and Silver

7. When did Charles Dickens publish A Christmas Carol? 1843

8. What is the best-selling Christmas song of all time? "White Christmas" by Bing Crosby

9. What is the Dutch name for Santa Claus? Sinterklaas

10. Which U.S. state first recognized Christmas as a national holiday? Alabama

11. What was the first company that used Santa Claus in advertising? The Coca-Cola Company

12. Which reindeer's name is also the name of a kitchen cleanser? Comet

13. What town did the Grinch steal Christmas from? Whoville

14. What Christmas-themed ballet premiered in Saint Petersburg, Russia, in 1892? The Nutcracker

15. What does Ralphie want for Christmas in A Christmas Story? A Red Ryder BB Gun

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16. Who improvised all their lines in Home Alone? The late John Candy

17. How many reindeer are named after the weather? Two: Donner (German word for "thunder") and Blitzen (German word for "lightning")

18. What is Clark Griswold's middle initial? W

19. What fairy tale inspired the first gingerbread houses? "Hansel and Gretel" by the Brothers Grimm (Jacob and Wilhelm)

20. How many points does a traditional snowflake have? Six

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21. When was the first Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Rockefeller Center? 1933

22. How many times does Santa check his list? Twice

23. What Christmas song is actually about the Cuban Missile Crisis? "Do You Hear What I Hear"

24. Who plays Fuller in Home Alone? Kieran Culkin

25. What did Clark receive as his Christmas bonus in Christmas Vacation? A one-year membership in the Jelly-of-the-Month-Club.

26. What toy does Buddy the Elf not like? Jack-in-a-Box

27. Who were the three ghosts in A Christmas Carol? The Ghost of Christmas Past, Christmas Present, and Christmas Future

28. What did Lucy Want for Christmas in A Charlie Brown Christmas? Real estate

29. What's the first rule in the Code of The Elves? Treat every day like Christmas!

30. Who designed the first Christmas card? John Callcott Horsley

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31. What was Frosty the Snowman’s nose made out of? A button

32. Which action film is often called a Christmas film? Die Hard

33. In the song "Twelve Days of Christmas," what is given on the ninth day? Nine ladies dancing

34. What treats do you leave for Santa on Christmas Eve? Milk and cookies

35. When is National Candy Cane Day? December 26th

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36. How many lights were used on the Christmas Vacation house? 25,000

37. Where was Just Friends filmed? Los Angeles and Regina and Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan

38. What is the most streamed Christmas song on Spotify (all time)? "All I Want for Christmas Is You" by Mariah Carey

39. What is the Christmas tree capital of the world? Indiana, Penn.

40. When were gingerbread houses invented? The 16th century

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41. Why did the other reindeer pick on Rudolph? His red nose

42. Who sings "I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas"? Gayla Peevey

43. What is Santa Claus's real name? Saint Nicholas or Kris Kringle

44. What happens every time a bell rings in It's a Wonderful Life? An angel gets their wings

45. What are the two most popular items to put on top of a Christmas tree? A star or an angel

46. What was the most popular toy in 1984? Cabbage Patch Kids

47. Which MCU project is the first to take place during Christmas? Iron Man 3

48. Which president declared Christmas a national holiday? President Ulysses S. Grant

49. When was mistletoe first used at Christmas? The 1st century A.D.

50. Where does Santa Claus live? The North Pole

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