Ultimate Christmas Quiz Questions: 2019 Edition
Alas, there’s no time like the present to stash your noggin’ with Christmas quiz questions! Having said that, it’s always the season to fill-up on your Christmas knowledge. So, hop on your sleigh, and learn away!
First of all, let’s start off with some staple Christmas quiz questions:
1. What is the colour of the berries on Mistletoe? White
2. How many points does a snowflake traditionally have? 6
3. In the Christmas story of the Three Wise Men, what are the gifts they gave to baby Jesus? Gold, Myrrh, and Frankincense
4. How were the writer of the story Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and the writer of the song Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer related? They were brothers-in-law
5. In what country did the custom of putting up a Christmas tree originate? Germany
6. How tall was the tallest cut Christmas tree? 221 feet. The record for the largest artificial tree was 55 meters (180.4ft) and was erected in China.
7. Who wrote A Christmas Carol? Charles Dickens
8. Which country is Eggnog said to have originated from? England
9. What star sign would you be if you were born on Christmas Day? Capricorn
10. When was the first printed reference to a Christmas tree? Germany, 1531
11. The French word “Noel” is often used around Christmas, but what was its original meaning in Latin? Birth
12. In what century was the first written use of Xmas? The 16th century
Santa Special Round
Ho Ho Ho! In case there are any Christmas quiz questions about probably the most famous big jolly guy in a red suit, here are the top things you’ll need to know:
1. In which European country was the original St. Nicholas born? Turkey. Saint Nicholas of Myra was a 4th-century Greek Christian bishop in the Byzantine Empire
2. Name Santa’s reindeer: Blitzen, Comet, Cupid, Dasher, Prancer, Vixen, Dancer, and Donner
3. What cartoonist is largely responsible for defining what the modern Santa Claus looks like? Thomas Nast
4. When did Coca-Cola start using Santa Claus in advertisements? 1931
5. What is the name of Santa’s wife? Jessica Mary Clause
It wouldn’t be a Christmas quiz without Christmas tune questions!
1. Twelve day of Christmas song: A partridge in a pear tree, Two turtle doves, Three french hens, Four calling birds, Five gold rings, Six geese a-laying Seven swans a-swimming, Eight maids a-milking, Nine ladies dancing, Ten lords a-leaping, Eleven pipers piping and Twelve drummers drumming.
2. In what country did Silent Night originate? Austria
3. What was the original title for The Little Drummer Boy? Carol of the Drum
4. Who composed the songs for the film White Christmas? Irving Berlin
5. In the song Frosty the Snowman what made Frosty come to life? An old silk hat
6. What Christmas carol does the Peanuts gang sing at the end of “A Charlie Brown Christmas? Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
7. What is the biggest selling Christmas single of all time? White Christmas (over 100 million sales worldwide)
8. According to the song, how many different things does Maria Carey want for Christmas? One
1. Which airport was taken over on Christmas Eve by terrorists in the film Die Hard? Dulles International Airport, Washington DC
2. In what city did the Miracle on 34th Street take place? New York
3. Miracle on 34th Street” centers on what real-life department store? Macy’s
4. In which James Bond film would you find the character Dr Christmas Jones? The World is Not Enough
5. Who played Scrooge in The Muppet Christmas Carol? Michael Caine
Want to impress your friends with the ultimate Christmas trivia? Here are some really cool Crimbo facts that you could turn into your own Christmas quiz questions!
1. It is said that candy canes shape were meant to resemble a shepherd’s staff to remind people of the shepherds who visited baby Jesus.
2. In the Bible, there is no mention of how many wise men visited baby Jesus. The book of Matthew states that they visited the baby Jesus and offered him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. People just assume that there were three wise men because there were three gifts.
3. The origin of Christmas stockings: ‘An old story dating back to third century Turkey suggests that St. Nicholas would throw coins down the chimneys of poor women who couldn’t afford dowries. The legend continues that the money would land in stockings that were hung over the fire to dry.’
4. As England no longer kept the feast day of Saint Nicholas on 6 December, the Father Christmas celebration was moved to 25 December to coincide with Christmas Day.
6. The “true love” mentioned in the song “Twelve Days of Christmas” does not refer to a romantic couple, but the Catholic Church’s code for God. The person who receives the gifts represents someone who has accepted that code.
7. The popular Christmas song “Jingle Bells” was actually written for Thanksgiving. The song was composed in 1857 by James Pierpont, and was originally called “One Horse Open Sleigh”.
8. Roast turkey did not appear consistently on royal Christmas Day menus until 1851 when it replaced roast swan. The medieval dish of Boar’s head remained popular with Royals for much longer.
9. Christmas Crackers were invented around 1846 by Tom Smith who developed them for Christmas from the French habit of wrapping sugared almonds in twists of paper as gifts.
Let’s wrap this up with a Quiz Coconut round! Here are some of our awesome Christmas quiz questions that feature on our festive trivia experience!
1. Which is the only English county you can spell without using any letters in the word CHRISTMAS? Devon
2. In which country is Christmas celebrated by the highest number of people (total number not percentage)? USA
3. Christmas Crackers is cockney rhyming slang for which part of the male anatomy? Testicles [Knackers]
4. Which is worth more – Frankincense or Myrrh? Myrrh is worth roughly twice Frankincense’s value
5. What is the total number of gifts received by your true love? 364