The holidays are a great time to cozy up with hot cocoa and play games with family! Here are some Christmas trivia questions and answers for kids. I have made a Christmas Trivia Printable for those of you that just want a quick and easy sampling of Christmas trivia questions and answers. For those of you who have some time cleared, I have also provided a bunch of extra trivia questions broken down into three categories about Christmas itself, Christmas movies, and Christmas songs. So go ahead and spend some fun, quality time with your loved ones and laugh it up!
Christmas Trivia Printable
This printable has a fun sampling of Christmas trivia questions and answers for kids. The questions are on the top and they can hold the sheet upside down to read the answers. It will be fun to see who can come up with the answers first!
Here is the printable pdf.
Now here is even more trivia for those of you who really enjoy a little competition. Scroll through these and read the questions out loud on an evening when you have lots of family it over. You will be surprised to see who shouts out which answers!
Good luck with these fun Christmas trivia questions!
Christmas Trivia Questions
These trivia questions are about Christmas itself. First the questions are numbered out and then the answers are numbered out below.
- Whose birth does Christmas celebrate?
- How many wise men arrived to give gifts?
- What gifts did they give?
- Why do we celebrate the birth of Jesus?
- Why do we call it Christmas?
- What are other names for Santa Claus?
- What does the tradition of the star at the top of the Christmas tree celebrate?
- This is another word for Christmas. What is the word (which is also a name)?
- Which Christmas candy is thought to have been made to keep kids quiet during the Mass for Christ?
- When was the first Christmas card sent?
- How do you say Merry Christmas in Spanish?
- Which of Santa’s reindeer is known for his shiny red nose?
- Jesus Christ
- Gold, Frankinscence, and Myrrh
- Matthew 1:21 – And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name Jesus: for he shall save his people from their sins.
- This is a shortening of Christ Mass. WhyChristmas says, “A Mass service (which is sometimes called Communion or Eucharist) is where Christians remember that Jesus died for us and then came back to life.”
- Saint Nicholas, Kris Kringle, Father Christmas, or Sinterklaas
- The Star of Bethlehem that led the wise men to baby Jesus.
- Noel. (It has possible origins in the French phrase “les bonnes nouvelles”, which translates to “the good news” or traced back further to Latin “natalis”, which can mean “birthday”.
- Candy Canes
- 1843. Sir Henry Cole commissioned an artist friend, J.C. Horsley, to make a Christmas illustration and included the greeting ,“A Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year To You.” He had a thousand copies printed so he could respond easily to letters from friends.
- Feliz Navidad
Christmas Movie Trivia
- How The Grinch Stole Christmas is based on a character from which author?
- Why did the Grinch hate Christmas?
- What is the famous line from “It’s a Wonderful Life”? (About an angel.)
- Which Christmas movie features a boy who boards a mysterious train on Christmas Eve?
- Which Christmas movie features the Griswolds preparing for a family celebration (but things never run smoothly)?
- This Christmas movie stars a boy who must protect his house from a pair of burglars. What is it called?
- “On Christmas Eve, a baby at an orphanage crawls into Santa Claus’s sack and is unwittingly taken back to the North Pole.” This is the premise for which Christmas movie?
- Which Christmas movie has Doris Walker hire a nice old man to play Santa Claus at Macy’s?
- Which Christmas movie makes you want to take home the the saddest, baldest tree Christmas tree?
- What is the most romantic Christmas movie?
- What is Ralphie Parker’s ideal present in the movie, A Christmas Story?
- From the movie A Christmas Carol based on a book by Charles Dickens, what is the first name of Scrooge?
- Dr. Seuss
- Any of the following reasons:
“It could be his head wasn’t screwed on just right.
It could be, perhaps, that his shoes were too tight.
But I think that the most likely reason of all
May have been that his heart was two sizes too small.”
- “Every time a bell rings, an angel gets his wings.”
- The Polar Express
- National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
- Home Alone
- Elf (With Will Ferrell)
- Miracle on 34th Street
- A Charlie Brown Christmas
- Love Actually or Die Hard depending on your preference or White Christmas if you like classic Christmas movies.
- a Red Ryder air rifle
Christmas Song Trivia
- A favorite Christmas carol song is, The Twelve Days of Christmas. What 12 days are they referring to?
- “On the fourth day of Christmas
My true love gave to me
Four calling birds,
Three ________ ________,
Two turtle doves
And a partridge in a pear tree.”
- Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer is a favorite Christmas song. Can you recall the names of the other 8 reindeer?
- When did Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer become a popular song?
- Which Christmas song was originally a Thanksgiving song?
- “Bells on bob-tails ring, making _______ ________”
- In the popular Christmas carol, We Wish You a Merry Christmas, what do they ask for and what do they bring?
- What does the smooth crooner ask for in “I’ll Be Home for Christmas”?
- What kind of Christmas would Elvis Presley have if he had to spend it without you?
- In the lyrics to this song, a child says,
“She didn’t see me creep
Down the stairs to have a peep
She thought that I was tucked up
In my bedroom, fast asleep”
What did the child see?
- In which popular Christmas song did the singer say, “I have no gifts to bring”? (pa rum pum pum pum)
- What is the most recorded Christmas song of all time?
- Where did the magic come from that brought Frosty to life?
- The twelve days in the song are those starting with Christmas Day leading up to the day before the Epiphany on January 5th.
- French Hens
- “You know Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen
Comet and Cupid and Donner and Blitzen”
- Rudolph’s story was made into a song by Johnny Marks. According to Song Facts, “Marks’ musical version was first recorded by Gene Autry in 1949, selling 2 million copies that year and going to #1 on Billboard‘s singles chart the first week of 1950.”
- Jingle Bells
- spirits bright
- figgy pudding, good tidings
- snow and mistletoe and presents on the tree
- A Blue Christmas
- “I saw Mommy kissing Santa Claus (kissing, kissing Santa Claus)
Underneath the mistletoe last night”
- Little Drummer Boy
- A Silent Night. According to Time, it has “733 copyrighted recordings since 1978”.
- An old silk hat.
“There must have been some magic in that old silk hat they found, For when they placed it on his head, he began to dance around.”
There you go! 50 Christmas trivia questions and answers for kids! I hope the Christmas Trivia Printable comes in handy too.
You can break up into family teams and test your group knowledge with a little friendly competition. It may turn out to be one of your favorite new Christmas Traditions this holiday season! Fun indoor games help make the Christmas season winter wonderland more jolly!
Who do you think will win the trivia games at your house? Or does it depend on the Christmas category?