Christmas Quiz

Christmas Films Quiz

Christmas Quiz – Round 2 – Christmas Films


Christmas Films Quiz – How well do you know your Christmas films?

1. Tim Allen has starred in 4 famous Christmas films; can you name one?

‘Christmas With The Kranks’, ‘The Santa Clause’, ‘The Santa Clause 2’ and ‘The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause’

2. In which 1947 Christmas film does Maureen O’Hara play the events director at Macy’s department store?

Miracle on 34th Street

3. Which green Dr. Seuss character ‘stole Christmas’, according to the 2000 Jim Carrey film?

The Grinch

4. In the 1946 film ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’, what was the name of George Bailey’s guardian angel?

Clarence Odbody

5. Which 1993 film, based on a Tim Burton story, tells the tale of Jack Skellington, Pumpkin King of Halloween Town?

The Nightmare Before Christmas

6. ‘Santa Clause: The Movie’ tells the tale of a renegade elf called Patch, who teams up with an evil toy manufacturer and tries to eliminate Santa – but who played Patch?

Dudley Moore

7. Which 1998 Bill Murray film is an adaptation of  Dickens’s ‘A Christmas Carol’?


8. Who played the two burglars in the ‘Home Alone’ films?

Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern

9. Bing Crosby sang ‘White Christmas’ in two films; can you name them?

‘Holiday Inn’ and ‘White Christmas’

10. Contrary to popular belief, Aled Jones did not sing ‘Walking in the Air’ for the film version of ‘The Snowman’, and only for the subsequent single release. Do you know the name of the St Paul’s cathedral choirboy who sang it in the film?

Peter Auty


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Christmas Songs

Christmas Quiz – Round 3 – Christmas Songs


The Christmas Songs round is all about Christmas song lyrics – some traditional and some not.

We give you the lyric, you give us the song title (the original performers are listed in brackets for information, although many of these songs have been recorded my numerous artists.)

1. “I don’t know who to blame for this catastrophe! But my one wish on Christmas Eve is as plain as can be.”

All I Want For Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth – Spike Jones and his City Slickers

2. “And when those blue snow flakes start falling…”

Blue Christmas – Elvis Presley

3. “Here we are as in olden days, golden days of yore”

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas – Judy Garland

4. “With the kids jingle belling and everyone telling you “be of good cheer”.”

It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year – Andy Williams

5. “What a bright time, it’s the right time to rock the night away.”

Jingle Bell Rock – Bobby Helms

6. “Mistletoe hung where you can see, every couple tries to stop.”

Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree – Brenda Lee

7. “Westward leading, still proceeding…”

We Three Kings (carol)

8. “The party’s on, the feelin’s here, that only comes this time of year.”

Wonderful Christmas Time – Paul McCartney

9. “Let’s hope it’s a good one, without any fears.”

Happy Xmas (War Is Over) – John Lennon

10. “Long lay the world in sin and error shining.”

O Holy Night (carol)


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Christmas Around the World

Christmas Quiz – Round 4 – Christmas Around The World

Christmas Around the World – Ten questions on how Christmas is celebrated in different countries.

1. How would a French person wish you a Merry Christmas?

Joyeux Noël

2. ‘O Tannenbaum’ is a German Christmas carol – what is it in English?

O Christmas Tree

3. In 1841, Prince Albert brought a Christmas tree over to England and displayed it in Windsor Castle – Which country did it come from?


4. What is New Year’s Eve called in Scotland?


5. The poinsettia plant originally came from which country?


6. Which country traditionally gives London the Christmas tree for Trafalgar Square each year?


7. What is the name of the container, mostly associated with Mexico and made of  papier-mâché or cloth,which children then break to release the gifts?


8. Christmas Island belongs to which country?


9. Which city is generally considered to be the birthplace of Jesus?


10. In which country would you be if you were wished a ‘Prettig Kerstfeest’ instead of a ‘Merry Christmas’?



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Christmas Trivia

Christmas Quiz – Round 5 – Christmas Art and Literature


Christmas Trivia Quiz – How much do you know about art and literature with a Christmas-related theme?

1. In which year was Charles Dickens’s ‘A Christmas Carol’ first published? We shall accept two years each way!


2. “Twas the Night before Christmas when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse…” What is the next line? (18 words)

The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, in hopes that Saint Nicholas soon would be there.

3. “Which famous writer wrote ‘A Letter From Santa Claus’, which he sent to his daughter, Susy Clemens?

Mark Twain

4. Which famous Christmas ballet features the ‘Sugar Plum Fairy’?

The Nutcracker

5. Who painted ‘The Mystical Nativity’ in 1500?

Sandro Botticelli

6. Which 1846 book tells the story of a little girl selling matches on the cold streets on New Year’s Eve?

The Little Match Girl – Hans Christian Andersen

7. ‘The Snowman’ was turned into an animated film in 1982, but who wrote the original book?

Raymond Briggs

8. In the song of ‘The Twelve days of Christmas’, what new gift was given on the 6th day?

6 Geese a-laying

9. Can you name all 8 reindeer, as listed in ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas’?

Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donder (or Donner – depending on version) and Blitzen

10. What were the names of the Three Wise Men?

There are different variations of these:

1 Caspar (accept also Gaspar, Jaspar, Jaspas or Gathaspa)

2. Melchior (accept also Melichior)

3. Balthazar (accept also also Balthasar, Balthassar, and Bithisarea) 


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Christmas Food and Drink Quiz

Christmas Quiz – Round 6 – Christmas Food and Drink

Christmas Food and Drink Quiz – How much do you know about Christmas food and drink?

1. Stollen is the traditional fruit cake of which country?


2. What name is given to small sausages wrapped in bacon,a staple at a British Christmas dinner?

Pigs in blankets

3. The red and white costume of Father Christmas was allegedly first introduced by which drinks manufacturer?


4. In which direction should you stir mincemeat for good luck; clockwise or anti-clockwise?


5. What would you stick into an onion, when following a traditional bread sauce recipe?


6. A swede is a cross between which two vegetables?

A cabbage and a turnip

7. What is a female turkey called?

A hen

8. What is the name of the skin that hangs from a turkey’s neck?


9. Which spirit is traditionally added to butter and served with Christmas Pudding?


10. True or false; before turkey, the traditional English Christmas dinner included a pig’s head smothered in mustard.



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Christmas Quiz Questions

Christmas Quiz – Round 7 – Christmas General Knowledge

Christmas Quiz Questions – General Knowledge Quiz linked to Christmas.

1. The song ‘Mary’s Boy Child’ reached number one twice in the UK charts – can you name both acts who performed it?

Harry Belafonte and Boney M

2. What is the name of the traditional Italian Christmas cake?


3. What is the surname of the family in Charles Dickens’s ‘A Christmas Carol’?


4. By the end of which date should all Christmas decorations be removed, so as not to bring bad luck upon the house?

5th January (Twelfth Night) (There is a tendency for ‘discussion’ on this subject! To help, please see below definition of Twelfth Night from the Oxford English Dictionary)

“The evening of the fifth of January, preceding Twelfth Day, the eve of the Epiphany, formerly the last day of the Christmas festivities and observed as a time of merrymaking”.
Oxford English Dictionary

5. What is the star sign of a person born on 25th December?


6. Which elusive piece of technology was the most popular Christmas gift in 2006?

Nintendo Wii

7. 26th December is known as Boxing Day and which saint’s day?

Saint Stephen’s Day (Feast of Saint Stephen)

8. Who invented the Christmas cracker?

Thomas Smith

9. What is the greatest-selling Christmas single of all time?

Bing Crosby – White Christmas (Sales in excess of 50 million worldwide)

10. True or False; if you add together all of the gifts in the song ‘The Twelve Days of Christmas’, you get 363 gifts.

False – you get 364


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