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100+ Christmas Quiz Questions

Welcome to the festive world of our Christmas Quiz Extravaganza! As the holiday season sparkles with joy and merriment, we've crafted a special quiz to test your knowledge on all things Christmas. From traditions and movies to music and global celebrations, our quiz spans the enchanting realms of Yuletide magic.


So, gather your loved ones, pour a cup of hot cocoa, and embark on a journey through the wonderland of Christmas trivia. Get ready to discover fascinating facts, relive classic moments from beloved movies, and explore the rich tapestry of customs that make this season truly extraordinary. Let the festivities begin!


CHRISTMAS QUIZ QUESTIONS

Section 1: Christmas Traditions

1. What is the traditional Christmas plant?


2. In which country did the tradition of exchanging Christmas gifts originate?


3. What is the significance of the Yule Log in Christmas celebrations?


4. Which beverage is typically associated with Christmas in the United Kingdom?


5. What is the main ingredient in a traditional Christmas mince pie?


6. In what century did the Christmas tree tradition originate?


7. Which Christmas figure is known for punishing naughty children?


8. What is the name of the traditional Christmas cake in Italy?


9. What do people traditionally do on Twelfth Night?


10. What is the purpose of hanging stockings by the fireplace on Christmas Eve?


Section 2: Christmas Movies

1. In the movie "Home Alone," where are the McCallisters going on vacation?


2. Who directed the film "The Polar Express"?


3. Which popular Christmas movie features a character named George Bailey?


4. In "Elf," what is Buddy's favorite color?


5. Who narrates the 1966 animated classic "How the Grinch Stole Christmas"?


6. Which actor played Scrooge in the 2009 film adaptation of "A Christmas Carol"?


7. What is the title of the 1983 film about a boy who wants a Red Ryder BB gun for Christmas?


8. In "A Charlie Brown Christmas," who provides the voice for Snoopy?


9. Which Christmas movie features a train that takes children to the North Pole?


10. In "The Nightmare Before Christmas," what is Jack Skellington's role in Halloween Town?


Section 3: Christmas Music

1. Who wrote the Christmas song "White Christmas"?


2. Which Christmas carol begins with the lyrics "Chestnuts roasting on an open fire"?


3. What is the best-selling Christmas single of all time?


4. Who sings the song "Last Christmas"?


5. In "The Twelve Days of Christmas," what is given on the eighth day?


6. Which famous singer recorded "Jingle Bell Rock"?


7. What is the name of the reindeer whose name begins with a "B"?


8. Who sang "Feliz Navidad"?


9. Which Christmas song features the lyrics "You better watch out, you better not cry"?


10. Which artist released the album "A Very Special Christmas" in 1987?


Section 4: Christmas Around the World

1. In which country is La Befana a traditional Christmas figure?


2. What is the traditional Christmas meal in Japan?


3. Which country is credited with the tradition of the Advent calendar?


4. What is the traditional Christmas dessert in Sweden?


5. In Mexico, what is the name of the Christmas Eve celebration?


6. What is the primary Christmas decoration in Greece?


7. What do children in Russia traditionally receive on New Year's Day?


8. In Ethiopia, Christmas is celebrated on a different date. When is it?


9. What is the traditional Christmas greeting in France?


10. In which country is the Christkind the gift-bringer instead of Santa Claus?



Section 5: Christmas Literature

1. Who wrote the novella "A Christmas Carol"?


2. What is the name of the young girl in "The Nutcracker" ballet?


3. In the poem "A Visit from St. Nicholas," what are the reindeer named?


4. Which Dr. Seuss character attempts to stop Christmas from coming?


5. What is the name of the magical land in "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe" where it's always winter but never Christmas?


6. Who wrote the book "How the Grinch Stole Christmas!"?


7. In the story "The Gift of the Magi," what do the characters sell to buy each other Christmas gifts?


8. Which classic Christmas story features a character named Tiny Tim?


9. What is the title of the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale set during Christmas?


10. Who is the author of "The Polar Express"?


Section 6: Christmas Food and Drink

1. What is the main protein in a traditional British Christmas dinner?


2. What spice is typically associated with gingerbread cookies?


3. What is the main ingredient in eggnog?


4. In which country did the tradition of eating turkey for Christmas dinner originate?


5. What is the name of the Italian Christmas bread traditionally filled with candied fruit and nuts?


6. What is the primary ingredient in a traditional French bûche de Noël?


7. Which fruit is traditionally used to make mincemeat?


8. What is the name of the Christmas dessert made with layers of sponge cake and cream, often topped with chocolate?


9. What type of nuts are commonly associated with Christmas and used in various holiday recipes?


10. In which country is it traditional to eat 12 different dishes on Christmas Eve?


Section 7: Christmas Symbols

1. What plant is often associated with kissing at Christmas?


2. In the song "Jingle Bells," what kind of sleigh is mentioned?


3. What is the main color of Santa Claus's outfit?


4. What do the letters in the acronym "Xmas" stand for?


5. What is the significance of the candy cane in Christmas tradition?


6. What animal is associated with the legend of Santa's reindeer?


7. According to the song, what does Frosty the Snowman have for a nose?


8. What is the meaning of the Christmas wreath?


9. In the song "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer," what is unusual about Rudolph's nose?


10. What does mistletoe symbolize in Christmas tradition?


Section 8: Christmas History

1. In which year did Charles Dickens publish "A Christmas Carol"?


2. Who was the English monarch during the first recorded Christmas celebration

in 336 AD?


3. Which U.S. president was the first to decorate the White House Christmas tree?


4. When was the first commercial Christmas card produced, and who designed it?


5. Which country was the first to officially recognize Christmas as a public holiday?


6. In which century did Christmas become a legal holiday in the United States?


7. Which Christmas figure is based on a real-life historical figure?


8. What is the origin of the name "Santa Claus"?


9. In which country did the custom of putting up a Christmas tree originate?


10. What was the original purpose of the candy cane?


Section 9: Christmas Geography

1. In which city can you find the world's largest Christmas market?


2. Which country is the hometown of St. Nicholas, the inspiration for Santa Claus?


3. Where is the official residence of Santa Claus located?


4. In which country do people celebrate "Las Posadas" during the Christmas

season?


5. What is the name of the Christmas-themed amusement park in the United States?


6. In which European country is the Krampus legend a part of Christmas folklore?


7. Where was the first artificial Christmas tree invented?


8. What is the capital city of Lapland, the official hometown of Santa Claus?


9. In which state is the town of North Pole, known for its Christmas-themed streets and decorations?


10. What is the southernmost continent where people celebrate Christmas?v


Section 10: Christmas Science and Nature


1. In what year did the last total lunar eclipse on Christmas occur, and when will the next one happen?


2. Which element is used to create the colors in festive fireworks displays?


3. What is the phenomenon known as "diamond dust," sometimes seen during cold winter nights?


4. Which planet is often referred to as the "Christmas Planet" due to its reddish appearance?


5. What is the scientific reason behind the winter solstice, which occurs around the same time as Christmas?


6. How do certain species of animals in cold climates adapt to the winter season?


7. Which bird species is associated with the Christmas carol "The Twelve Days of Christmas"?


8. What is the significance of the star on top of the Christmas tree, both symbolically and scientifically?


Section 10: Christmas Science and Nature

1. What is the scientific name for the Christmas plant mistletoe?


2. How many chromosomes do reindeer have?


3. In what year did the last total lunar eclipse on Christmas occur, and when will the next one happen?


4. Which element is used to create the colors in festive fireworks displays?


5. What is the phenomenon known as "diamond dust," sometimes seen during cold winter nights?


6. Which planet is often referred to as the "Christmas Planet" due to its reddish appearance?


7. What is the scientific reason behind the winter solstice, which occurs around the same time as Christmas?


8. How do certain species of animals in cold climates adapt to the winter season?


9. Which bird species is associated with the Christmas carol "The Twelve Days of Christmas"?


10. What is the significance of the star on top of the Christmas tree, both symbolically and scientifically?


Section 11: Quirky Christmas Questions

1. Who's missing?.. Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Donder, and Blitzen


2. What year was the first Christmas card printed?


3. Which monarch made the first royal Christmas broadcast?


4. Which play did Shakespeare write for Elizabeth I, as a Christmas present?


5. Who banned Christmas carols after the English Civil War in 1647?


6. What colour are mistletoe berries?


7. Which political leader inspired the Teddy Bear?


8. Can you name a US state that has a town named Santa Claus?


9. In the poem ‘The Night Before Christmas’, what did children have visions of?


10. What did the Kremlin send MI6 in their Christmas hamper?



CHRISTMAS QUIZ ANSWERS

Section 1: Christmas Traditions

1. Mistletoe.

2. Ancient Rome.

3. Symbolises the warmth of the hearth.

4. Mulled wine.

5. Mincemeat (dried fruits and spices).

6. 16th century.

7. Krampus.

8. Panettone.

9. Take down Christmas decorations.

10. To receive gifts from Santa Claus when he comes down the chimney.


Section 2: Christmas Movies

1. Paris, France.

2. Robert Zemeckis.

3. "It's a Wonderful Life."

4. Yellow.

5. Boris Karloff.

6. Jim Carrey.

7. "A Christmas Story."

8. Bill Melendez.

9. The Polar Express.

10. Pumpkin King of Halloween Town.


Section 3: Christmas Music

1. Irving Berlin.

2. "The Christmas Song."

3. "White Christmas" by Bing Crosby.

4. Wham!

5. Eight maids a-milking.

6. Bobby Helms.

7. Blitzen.

8. José Feliciano.

9. "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town."

10. Various artists (charity album).


Section 4: Christmas Around the World

1. Italy.

2. KFC (Kentucky Fried Chicken).

3. Germany.

4. Saffron buns.

5. Nochebuena.

6. Boat-shaped karavaki.

7. Ded Moroz (Grandfather Frost) brings gifts.

8. January 7th (Julian calendar).

9. Joyeux Noël.

10. Germany.


Section 5: Christmas Literature

1. Charles Dickens.

2. Clara Stahlbaum.

3. Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen.

4. The Grinch.

5. Narnia.

6. Dr. Seuss (Theodor Geisel).

7. Their hair and watch, respectively.

8. A Christmas Carol.

9. "The Little Match Girl."

10. Chris Van Allsburg.



Section 6: Christmas Food and Drink

1. Turkey.

2. Ginger.

3. Eggs, milk, and nutmeg.

4. England.

5. Panettone.

6. Chocolate.

7. Raisins.

8. Black Forest Cake.

9. Chestnuts.

10. Ukraine.


Section 7: Christmas Symbols

1. Mistletoe.

2. One-horse open sleigh.

3. Red.

4. Christ.

5. Shepherd's crook or "J."

6. Reindeer.

7. A button.

8. Eternal life.

9. It glows.

10. Love and friendship.


Section 8: Christmas History

1. 1843.

2. Constantine the Great.

3. Franklin Pierce.

4. 1843, John Callcott Horsley.

5. Rome.

6. 19th century (1870).

7. Saint Nicholas.

8. Dutch "Sinterklaas."

9. Germany.

10. To represent Jesus's purity.


Section 9: Christmas Geography

1. Nuremberg, Germany.

2. Demre, Turkey.

3. Rovaniemi, Finland.

4. Mexico.

5. Santa's Village (Jefferson, New Hampshire, USA).

6. Austria.

7. Germany.

8. Rovaniemi.

9. Alaska.

10. Antarctica.


Section 10: Christmas Science and Nature

1. Viscum album.

2. 34.

3. 1638; Next in 2309.

4. Strontium (red), Barium (green), Copper (blue).

5. Ice crystals reflecting light.

6. Mars.

7. Tilt of the Earth's axis.

8. Thick fur, hibernation, migration.

9. Partridge.

10. Represents the Star of Bethlehem; Star's position in the sky at the time of Christ's birth.


Section 11: Quirky Christmas Questions

1. Cupid

2. 1843

3. King George V

4. The Merry Wives of Windsor

5. Oliver Cromwell

6. White

7. Theodore Roosevelt

8. Indiana

9. Sugarplums

10. Mince Spies



As the final question hangs in the air like the last note of a cherished carol, we hope this Christmas Quiz has added a sprinkle of joy to your holiday celebrations. Whether you aced every answer or found a delightful surprise or two, the spirit of Christmas is all about the shared moments and the joy of discovery.


As you continue to bask in the warmth of the season, may your days be merry and bright. From all of us to you, we wish you a heartwarming and joyous holiday season filled with love, laughter, and the magic that only Christmas can bring.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

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