Dive into the Holiday Spirit with 50 Jolly Christmas Trivia Questions (and Answers) for Festive Fun!

Allison DeGrushe - Author

Dec. 20 2023, Updated 4:49 p.m. ET

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It's officially the most wonderful time of the year – Christmas is here! While some brave souls are sprinting through last-minute shopping, others are plotting to turn their family gatherings into epic festive celebrations.

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If you're itching to dazzle your loved ones with your extensive knowledge of all things Christmas, stay tuned because we've got a sleigh-load of holiday-themed trivia that'll kick your party into high gear. Check out the festive fun below, and here's to an absolutely fabulous holiday season!

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. What year did Bobby Helms release the classic holiday tune "Jingle Bell Rock"? 1957

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

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6. In the movie Home Alone, what are the names of the Wet Bandits? Harry and Marv

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

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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. Which country is credited with the creation of the eggnog? England

14. What Christmas ballet is based on a story by E.T.A. Hoffmann? The Nutcracker

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

Ralphie Parker asks for a BB gun in 'A Christmas Story.'
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16. Who improvised all their lines in Home Alone? John Candy

17. How many reindeer, excluding Rudolph, traditionally pull Santa Claus's sleigh? Eight

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

19. What country is credited with the creation of the gingerbread house? Germany

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

21. What did Clark receive as his Christmas bonus in National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation? A one-year membership in the Jelly-of-the-Month Club

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

23. In A Christmas Carol, who is Scrooge's deceased business partner? Jacob Marley

24. Who plays Fuller in Home Alone? Kieran Culkin

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

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

27. What is the last line of Twas' the night before Christmas? "Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night!"

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. Who is Frosty the Snowman's sidekick? Karen

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 children leave for Santa on Christmas Eve? Milk and cookies

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

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. In How the Grinch Stole Christmas, what is the Grinch's dog's name? Max

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

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'Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer' (1964).
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41. Why did the other reindeer pick on Rudolph? His red nose

42. What plant is used to decorate homes during Christmas and is associated with kissing under it? Mistletoe

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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