Trivia is a great Christmas game for all generations to play. Test your knowledge on these fun facts and learn something new about your Christmas tree, decorations, traditions and more.
Christmas is a time for getting together and enjoying some good tidings across the ages. As you get in the festive spirit, why not share in a lively game of trivia that could delight and surprise you and your loved ones?
Have fun and give your mind a gentle workout while you’re at it!
1. What is the tradition of kissing under the mistletoe said to symbolise?
2. In which country is it traditional to celebrate Christmas with a feast called ‘La Vigilia’ on Christmas Eve?
3. What is the name of the traditional Christmas bread in Germany?
4. Which country is credited with the tradition of bringing evergreen trees into homes and decorating them during the Christmas season?
5. In the song O Tannenbaum, what does the Christmas tree symbolise?
6. What popular variety of Christmas tree is known for its strong fragrance and needle retention?
7. In what year did the tradition of the National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony begin in the United States?
8. Which US state is the largest producer of Christmas trees?
9. What popular Christmas plant is known for its red and green foliage and is often used in holiday decorations?
10. In what country did the tradition of hanging Christmas stockings by the fireplace for Santa Claus to fill with gifts originate?
11. What is the main ingredient used to make traditional gingerbread house decorations?
12. Which British monarch is credited with popularising the Christmas tree tradition in England during the 19th century?
13. In what year did the first commercially produced Christmas lights become available to the public?
Christmas Carols and Poetry
14. Who wrote the Christmas carol Silent Night?
15. In the song ‘The Twelve Days of Christmas,’ what is given on the ninth day?
16. What is the opening line of the song Jingle Bells?
17. In what year did Clement Clarke Moore write the poem A Visit from St Nicholas" (commonly known as The Night Before Christmas)?
18. In the movie It's a Wonderful Life, what is the name of the town where George Bailey lives?
19. Which famous actor plays the role of the Grinch in the live-action film How the Grinch Stole Christmas?
20. What animated film features the character Jack Skellington, who tries to take over Christmas?
Christmas Around the World
21. In which country is it a tradition to celebrate Christmas with a ‘KFC Christmas dinner’?
22. What is the traditional Christmas dessert in Italy that is shaped like a log?
23. In Sweden, what is the name of the Christmas holiday celebrated on December 13?
24. What is the name of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer's dentist friend?
25. Who is the snowman that comes to life when an enchanted hat is placed on his head in a classic Christmas movie?
Christmas Food and Treats
26. What popular holiday spice is made from the bark of a type of tree?
27. In the song Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer, what did Grandma forget on Christmas Eve?
28. What is the main ingredient in the traditional Christmas drink eggnog?
1. The tradition of kissing under the mistletoe is said to symbolise goodwill and friendship.
2. Celebrating Christmas with a feast called La Vigilia on Christmas Eve is a tradition in Italy.
3. The traditional Christmas bread in Germany is called Stollen.
4. The country credited with the tradition of bringing evergreen trees into homes and decorating them during the Christmas season Germany.
5. In the song O Tannenbaum, the Christmas tree symbolises constancy and faithfulness.
6. The popular variety of Christmas tree known for its fragrance and needle retention is the Fraser Fir.
7. The National Christmas Lighting Ceremony tradition began in the US in 1923.
8. The US state who is the largest producer of Christmas trees in the US is Oregon.
9. The plant known for its red and green foliage and popularly used at Christmas is the Poinsettia.
10.The tradition of hanging Christmas stockings by the fireplace for Santa Claus to fill with gifts originated in the Netherlands.
11. The main ingredient in making gingerbread house decorations is gingerbread cookies.
12. The British monarch credited with popularising the Christmas tree tradition in England is Queen Victoria.
13. The first year that commercially produced Christmas lights were made publicly available was in 1882.
Christmas Carols and Poetry
14. Silent Night was written by Joseph Mohr and Franz Gruber.
15. On the ninth day in The Twelve Days of Christmas, a gift of nine ladies dancing is given.
16. The opening line of Jingle Bells is "Dashing through the snow, in a one-horse open sleigh."
17. Clement Clarke Moore wrote A Visit from St. Nicholas in 1822.
18. In It's a Wonderful Life, George Bailey lives in the town of Bedford Falls.
19. Jim Carrey played the role of the Grinch in the live-action film How the Grinch Stole Christmas.
20. The animated film featuring Jack Skellington trying to take over Christmas is The Nightmare Before Christmas.
Christmas Around the World
21. It is a tradition to celebrate Christmas with a KFC Christmas dinner in Japan.
22. The traditional Christmas dessert in Italy shaped like a log is called panettone.
23. In Sweden, the Christmas holiday celebrated on December 13 is called Lucia.
24. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer's dentist friend is named Hermey.
25. The snowman that comes to life in a classic Christmas movie is Frosty the Snowman.
26. The popular holiday spice made from the bark of a tree is cinnamon.
27. In the song Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer, Grandma forgot her medication on Christmas Eve.
28. The main ingredient in the traditional Christmas drink eggnog is, wait for it… eggs.
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