Christmas Quizzes – Our bank of pub Christmas quizzes – Christmas Christmas films, Christmas songs plus many more.


Christmas Carol Quiz

Christmas Quiz 5 – Round 2 – Christmas Carols

Christmas Carol Quiz – From which Christmas carols do these lines come?

1. “On a cold winter’s night that was so deep…”

The First Noel

2. “Come and behold him, born the king of angels…”

O Come, All Ye Faithful

3. “Fill the medcup, drain the barrel…”

Deck the Halls

4. “Hither, page, and stand by me…”

Good King Wenceslas

5. “The stars in the bright sky looked down where he lay…”

Away In A Manger

6. “Joyful, all ye nations rise…”

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

7. “Cast out our sin and enter in…”

O Little Town of Bethlehem

8. “Westward leading, still proceeding…”

We Three Kings

9. “The world in solemn stillness lay to hear the angels sing.”

It Came Upon The Midnight Clear

10. “Let steeple bells be swungen…”

Ding Dong Merrily On High


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Pantomime Quiz

Christmas Quiz 5 – Round 3 – Pantomimes

Pantomime Quiz – How well do your contestants know their pantos?

1. In ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ what does Jack trade for magic beans?

A cow

2. In which pantomime does the character of Buttons feature?


3. Richard Whittington, the real-life Lord Mayor of London and inspiration for Dick Whittington, was born in which century?

14th (1354)

4. ‘Aladdin’ was originally one of the tales in a book of Middle Eastern folk tales – what is the name of the book?

One Thousand and One Nights (Arabian Nights also acceptable)

5. Which pantomime was also the name of a character voiced by Antonio Banderas in the ‘Shrek’ films?

Puss in Boots

6. Name all of Snow White’s seven dwarfs.

Doc, Grumpy, Sleepy, Bashful, Happy, Sneezy and Dopey

7. How many years should Sleeping Beauty sleep for unless her spell is broken?

One Hundred

8. JM Barrie famously wrote ‘Peter Pan’, but what does the ‘JM’ in his name stand for?

James Matthew

9. When Mother Goose is down on her luck and has no money, what creature arrives which could be the answer to all of her problems?

A Golden Goose/Goose that lays golden eggs

10. Which Downton Abbey star played the Beast in the 2017 film musical version of Beauty and the Beast?

Dan Stevens (Matthew Crawley in Downton Abbey)


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Christmas Anagrams Quiz

Christmas Quiz 5 – Round 4 – Anagrams

Christmas Anagrams Quiz – Jumbled up Christmassy and wintry words and phrases.

1. Miss Chatterer

Christmas Tree

2. Wolf Snakes


3. Yeti Duel


4. Totems Lie


5. Coordinates


6. Station Pie


7. Starfish Rematch

Father Christmas

8. Tossing Eagerness

Season’s Greetings

9. Boot Gang


10. Ole Ugly

Yule Log


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Snow Quiz

Christmas Quiz 5 – Round 5 – Snow

Snow Quiz – The following questions are all things to do with snow.

1. Who is the author of the 1978 children’s picture book ‘The Snowman’?

Raymond Briggs

2. The ‘Abominable Snowman’ is another term for which creature of folklore?


3. Which song was written by Sammy Cahn and Jule Styne and was first recorded by Vaugh Monroe in 1945?

Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!

4. Which cartoon character had a canine companion called Snowy?

Tintin (Snowy’s name was Milou in the original French)

5. Which American singer provided the voice of Snow White in the 1937 Disney film?

Adriana Caselotti

6. Who wrote the fairy tale of the ‘Snow Queen’?

Hans Christian Andersen

7. What is the French word for snow?


8. In which year was the deepest snow in the UK recorded?

1981 (47cm in Kindrogan, Scotland:

9. According to the Met Office a ‘White Christmas’ occurs when one snowflake is observed falling somewhere in the UK (no longer just on the Met Office building). In which year was the last White Christmas, with ten percent of weather stations reporting snow but none however being reported on the ground?

2015 (

10. How many ‘sides’ or ‘points’ does a snowflake have?

Six (


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Father Christmas Quiz

Christmas Quiz 5 – Round 6 – Film

Father Christmas Quiz – Who played or voiced Father Christmas in the following films?

1. The Santa Clause

Tim Allen

2. Bad Santa

Billy Bob Thornton

3. Santa Claus: The Movie

David Huddleston

4. Miracle on 34th Street (1994)

Richard Attenborough

5. Miracle on 34th Street (1947)

Edmund Gwenn

6. Elf

Ed Asner

7. The Polar Express

Tom Hanks

8. Santa Who?

Leslie Nielsen

9. Arthur Christmas

Jim Broadbent

10. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005)

James Cosmo


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Christmas Pub Quiz Questions

Christmas Quiz 5 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

Christmas Pub Quiz Questions

1. Charlie Chaplin died on Christmas Day in which year?


2. Which two books of the Bible describe the birth of Jesus?

Luke and Matthew

3. Which star of ‘The Maltese Falcon’ and ‘Casablanca’ was born on Christmas Day in 1899?

Humphrey Bogart

4. Which family has a pet dog called ‘Santa’s Little Helper’?

The Simpsons

5. Who has the Christmas number one hit in the UK in 1952 with ‘Here in My Heart’?

Al Martino

6. In which year did a re-run of ‘Thunderbirds’ cause Tracey Island to become the elusive Christmas toy of the year and led to Blue Peter showing us how to make a home-made version?


7. Which actress played the young heroine ‘Cindy Lou Who’ in the 2000 Jim Carrey version of ‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas’?

Taylor Momsen

8. ‘Misa del Gallo’ is observed by many Roman Catholic Spanish-speaking countries. What is it?

Midnight mass (Literally ‘rooster’s mass’ it is a mass celebrated at midnight on Christmas Eve)

9. When is Saint Stephen’s Day in the UK?

26th December 

10. “‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house…” What are the next nine words?

Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse


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Christmas Number Ones

Christmas Quiz 4 – Round 2 – Christmas Number Ones

Christmas Number Ones Quiz – In which year were the following songs Christmas number one in the UK?

1. ‘A Moment Like This’ – Leona Lewis


2. ‘2 Become 1’ – Spice Girls


3. ‘Mary’s Boy Child’ – Harry Belafonte


4. ‘Mary’s Boy Child – Oh My Lord’ – Boney M


5. ‘Can We Fix It?’ – Bob the Builder


6. ‘There’s No One Quite Like Grandma’ – St Winifred’s School Choir


7. ‘Skyscraper’ – Sam Bailey


8. ‘Return to Sender’ – Elvis Presley


9. ‘Mr Blobby’ – Mr Blobby


10. ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas?’ – Band Aid (Original Version)



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Winter Sports Quiz

Christmas Quiz 4 – Round 3 – Winter Sports

1. Which female member of Team GB won a gold medal in the Skeleton event at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics?

Lizzy Yarnold

2. How many people are there in a curling team?


3. Which four-lettered winter sport is the French word for ‘sledge’ or ‘toboggan’?


4. In which country will the 2018 Winter Olympic Games be held?

South Korea (Pyeongchang)

5. In skiing, which piste colour denotes a beginner’s slope?


6. Which country has won the most Winter Olympic medals to date?

Norway (329 medals since 1896, followed by the United States with 282)

7. Torville and Dean famously won Gold at the 1984 Sarajevo Winter Olympics, but they also won a medal at the 1994 Lillehammer games. Which colour was the medal?


8. Which 1993 American comedy film is loosely based on the Jamaican bobsleigh team’s debut entry into the 1998 Winter Olympics in Calgary, Canada?

Cool Runnings

9. Which two sports are included in the Winter Olympic Biathlon?

Skiing and shooting (cross-country skiing and rifle shooting)

10. Bobsleigh has two events with different numbers of competitors in each team. How many people are in a bobsleigh in each of the two events? (Give two numbers as your answer)

2 and 4


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Christmas Anagrams

Christmas Quiz 4 – Round 4 – Christmas Anagrams

In this Christmas anagrams quiz we have taken the names of ten popular Christmas toys since 1980 and  jumbled them up. Can you work out which Christmas toys they are?

1. Maybe Go (1991)


2. A Gothic Mat (1997)


3. Hot Bubble Ride (2001)

Bob the Builder

4. Buck Bruise (1980)

Rubik’s Cube

5. Dirty Canals (1992)

Tracy Island

6. Bear Poison (2004)


7. Pure Optimism (1985)

Optimus Prime

8. Grizzly Tea Hub (1996)

Buzz Lightyear

9. Snaky Garden Lists (2012)

Skylanders Giants

10. Narrower Pegs (1994)

Power Rangers


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Christmas TV Quiz

Christmas Quiz 4 – Round 5 – Christmas Television

1. In ‘Vicar of Dibley: The Christmas Lunch Incident’ (1996), the vicar reluctantly accepts invitations to too many Christmas dinners – How many Christmas dinners did Geraldine have?

Four (1: Frank Pickle and Jim Trott, 2: David and Hugo Horton, 3: Alice and her mother and sister and 4: Owen Newitt)

2. The 2000 Christmas show ‘Victoria Wood with All the Trimmings’ ended with a musical finale centred around which female politician?

Ann Widdecombe

3. In the 2012 Mrs Brown’s Boys Christmas special, ‘Mammy Christmas’, Agnes is disappointed to discover that the nativity play has been cancelled and decides to stage her own. Which role does Mrs Brown play?

The Virgin Mary

4. Which member of ‘The Royle Family’ was born on Christmas Day?

Baby David (Surname: Best, born on Christmas Day 1999)

5. Who got married in the 2015 Christmas Special of ‘Downton Abbey’, which was also the grand finale?

Edith and Bertie

6. In which year did ‘Christmas with Morecambe and Wise’ feature Eric Morecambe playing a strange version of Grieg’s Piano Concerto before informing André Previn that he was playing “All the right notes but not necessarily in the right order”?


7. In the 2003 ‘Absolutely Fabulous’ Christmas special entitled ‘Cold Turkey’, Patsy is rushed to hospital and Edina is informed that ‘Miss Stone has died.’ In fact, it was not Patsy who had died but her sister. Who played Patsy’s sister?

Kate O’Mara

8. In a December 2002 Friends episode, Chandler is forced to work away from home for Christmas, although he quits his job and goes back to Monica after a female co-worker makes a pass at him. In which US city had he been working?


9. ‘To the Manor Born’ revisited our screens for a Christmas special in 2007 where Richard and Audrey made plans to celebrate a special wedding anniversary. Which anniversary was it?

Silver/25 years

10. At the end of 1999, a ‘Dinnerladies’ episode was broadcast that was named after an important word that Bren couldn’t pronounce. What was it?

Minnellium (instead of millennium – accept either answer)


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Christmas Characters

Christmas Quiz 4 – Round 6 – Christmas Characters

Christmas Characters quiz – Below are some Christmas-related characters from literature. All you need to do is to tell us who invented the character or characters.

1. The Grinch

Dr. Seuss (The Grinch Who Stole Christmas)

2. Ebenezer Scrooge

Charles Dickens (A Christmas Carol)

3. The Snowman (from the book of the same name)

Raymond Briggs

4. The Christmasaurus

Tom Fletcher

5. The Hogfather

Terry Pratchett

6. Mr. Christmas

Roger Hargreaves

7. The Nutcracker and the Mouse King

E.T.A. Hoffman (Tchaikovsky’s ballet is based on this original story)

8. The Little Match Girl

Hans Christian Andersen

9. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Robert Lewis May

10. The Other Wise Man

Henry van Dyke


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Christmas Quiz Questions and Answers

Christmas Quiz 4 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. Who first released a recording of the song ‘Jingle Bell Rock’ in 1957?

Bobby Helms

2. A toy of which ‘Sesame Street’ character became a popular but elusive Christmas toy in 1996?

Elmo (Tickle Me Elmo)

3. Who played Ebenezer Scrooge in the 1935 film version of ‘A Christmas Carol’ entitled ‘Scrooge’?

Sir Seymour Hicks

4. ‘Myrrh is mine, its bitter perfume breathes of life, of gathering gloom…’ These are words taken from which Christmas carol?

We Three Kings

5. How many ‘Home Alone’ films were made in total, including those only produced for television?

5 (Home Alone, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, Home Alone 3, Home Alone 4 and Home Alone: The Holiday Heist – the last two were TV movies only)

6. Although the first windows of Advent calendars are opened on the 1st December, this is not when Advent actually starts and its exact date moves each year. How is the start of Advent decided?

It is the fourth Sunday before Christmas (27th November in 2016 and 3rd December in 2017)

7. Which storm caused intensive flooding with homes being evacuated in Lancashire and Yorkshire just before Christmas in 2015?

Storm Eva

8. Which hugely influential English physicist and mathematician was born on Christmas day in the year 1642?

Sir Isaac Newton

9. Which of the puppets plays the author and narrator Charles Dickens in the 1992 film ‘The Muppet Christmas Carol’?

The Great Gonzo

10. In which year was the Christmas John Lewis advert entitled ‘Monty the Penguin’?



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Christmas Films

Christmas Quiz 3 – Round 2 – Christmas Films

We will give you the names of four actors and a year. You must tell us which Christmas films they starred in that year.

1. Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet, Jude Law and Jack Black (2006)

The Holiday

2. Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen (1954)

White Christmas

3. Bill Murray, Karen Allen, John Forsythe and John Glover (1988)


4. Billy Bob Thornton, Tony Cox, Brett Kelly and Lauren Graham (2003)

Bad Santa

5. Alastair Sim, Kathleen Harrison, George Cole and Michael Hordern (1951)

A Christmas Carol

6. Judy Garland, Margaret O’Brien, Mary Astor and Leon Ames (1944)

Meet Me in St. Louis

7. Chevy Chase, Juliette Lewis, Johnny Galecki and Beverly D’Angelo (1989)

(National Lampoon’s) Christmas Vacation

8. Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire, Marjorie Reynolds and Virginia Dale (1942)

Holiday Inn

9. Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Catherine O’Hara and John Candy (1990)

Home Alone

10. John Goodman, Diana Keaton, Amanda Seyfried and Marisa Tomei (2015)

Christmas with the Coopers





Christmas Adverts

Christmas Quiz 3 – Round 3 – Christmas Adverts

1. The 2013 John Lewis advert included a woodland cartoon scene to the soundtrack of a cover version of the 2004 hit by Keane, ‘Somewhere Only We Know’ – who sang the song on the advert?

Lily Allen

2. Which supermarket’s 2015 Christmas advert is entitled ‘Mog’s Christmas Calamity’?


3. Which soft drink made a 2007 Christmas advert that was a parody of ‘Walking in the Air’?

Irn Bru

4. Which brand of chocolates made a series of adverts with that were accompanied by the song ‘Magic Moments’?

Quality Street

5. In which year did Sainsbury’s produce an advert depicting the famous 1914 ‘Christmas Truce’?


6. In 1992, on what did a young boy stand in order to make him tall enough to kiss a girl under the mistletoe?

The Yellow Pages

7. ‘It’s a magical place, we’re on our way there…’ – Where are they going?

Toys R Us

8. Which company made a cheeky parody of the 2015 ‘Man on the Moon’ advert by John Lewis?


9. Whose 2015 Christmas advert is the Star Wars ‘Battle for Christmas Morning’?


10. Which 2015 advert is accompanied by the Cab Calloway song ‘Everybody Eats When They Come To My House’?






Christmas Songs

Christmas Quiz 3 – Round 4 – Christmas Music

Christmas Music Quiz – From which Christmas songs are the following lyrics taken?

1. “She didn’t see me creep down the stairs to have a peep.”

I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus – Jimmy Boyd

2. “Vixen and Blitzen and all his reindeer pullin’ on the reins.”

Here Comes Santa Claus – Gene Autry

3. “Snowing and blowing up bushels of fun.”

Jingle Bell Rock – Bobby Helms

4. “And the Christmas bells that ring there are the clanging chimes of doom.”

Do They Know It’s Christmas – Band Aid

5. “In the meadow we can build a snowman.”

Winter Wonderland – Various Artists

6. “Crowded street, busy feet hustle by him, downtown shoppers, Christmas is nigh.”

Pretty Paper – Roy Orbison

7. “It’s the season for love and understanding.”

Merry Christmas Everyone – Shakin’ Stevens

8. “Outside under the purple sky, diamonds in the snow sparkle.”

2000 Miles – The Pretenders

9. “And then they found a little nook in a stable all forlorn.”

Mary’s Boy Child – Boney M

10. “Top to toe in tailbacks, oh, I got red lights on the run.”

Driving Home for Christmas – Chris Rea





Christmas Gifts

Christmas Quiz 3 – Round 5 -Christmas Gifts

1. In which year was the Buzz Lightyear doll the popular Christmas toy, with stocks running out due to the popularity of the ‘Toy Story’ film?


2. On the third day of Christmas, what did my true love give to me?

Three French hens

3. According to the Bible, the three wise men brought gold, frankincense… and how do you spell the third gift?


4. What was the name of the first handheld gaming console produced by Sega, which was released in the UK in 1991 as a rival to the Nintendo Game Boy?

Sega Game Gear

5. In which year was the Rubik’s Cube first released worldwide?


6. In 2005 a robot dinosaur was one of the biggest-selling Christmas toys for the first time  – what are they called?


7. What Christmas gift does Carrie give her personal assistant Louise in the first ‘Sex in the City’ movie?

Louis Vutton Bag

8. According to Spike Jones & his City Slickers in 1948, ‘All I Want for Christmas…’ is what?

My Two Front Teeth

9. In ‘Love Actually’, Emma Thompson’s character, Karen, believed she was to receive a gold necklace from her husband at Christmas, but was instead disappointed to get an album by which singer?

Joni Mitchell

10. Xavier Roberts, a 21-year-old art student, created soft, stitched dolls which were ‘adopted’ instead of sold, with their own individual name and birth certificate. They began mass production of the dolls in 1982 – what were they called?

Cabbage Patch Kids





Christmas History

Christmas Quiz 3 – Round 6 – Christmas History

The following are all questions about things that happened on Christmas Day.

1. Which member of the Beatles got engaged on Christmas Day 1967 although the couple would never marry?

Paul McCartney (to Jane Asher)

2. Mikhail Gorbachev formally resigned from his post as President of the USSR on Christmas day in which year?


3. Which King of England was crowned on Christmas Day?

William the Conqueror (1066)

4. In 1971 an horrific hotel fire killed 163 at the Taeyokale Hotel. In which country was this?

South Korea/Republic of Korea (Seoul)

5. Which hugely successful Leonardo DiCaprio film was released on Christmas Day 2013?

The Wolf of Wall Street

6. Which well-known female Scottish singer was born in Aberdeen on Christmas Day 1954?

Annie Lennox

7. Who became Emperor of Japan on Christmas Day 1926?

Emperor Hirohito

8. On December 25th 2003, scientists lost contact with a British-built space probe which was due to land on Mars that day. What was its name?

Beagle 2

9. Which American singer and actress died on Christmas Day 2008 at the age of 81?

Eartha Kitt

10. In which year was the famous ‘Christmas Truce’, when German and English soldiers stopped fighting to play football, sing carols and exchange gifts?






Christmas Pub Quiz

Christmas Quiz 3 – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. Which song was Christmas number one in the UK in 2014?

Something I Need – Ben Haenow

2. Which King of England was the first to broadcast a Christmas message to the nation?

George V (in 1932)

3. In ‘A Christmas Carol’ by Charles Dickens, which of the ghosts does not speak to Ebenezer Scrooge?

The Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come

4. In which fictional land was it ‘always winter but never Christmas’?


5. The names of how many reindeer are listed in ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas’ by Clement Clarke Moore?

8 (Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner/Donder and Blitzen)

6. The first what was commissioned by Sir Henry Cole and designed by John Callcott Horsley in 1843?

Christmas card

7. In which country was the carol ‘Silent Night’ written?


8. Which actress played the young ‘Cindy Lou Who’ in the year 2000 film ‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas’?

Taylor Momsen

9. What is Father Christmas called in France?

Père Noël

10. What is the full name of the character played by Macaulay Culkin in Home Alone?

Kevin McCallister


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Christmas Film Quiz

Christmas Quiz 2 – Round 2 – Christmas Films

Christmas Film Quiz – We will give you the name of three actors. In which Christmas film did they star together?

 1. Will Ferrell, James Caan and Zooey Deschanel.


2. Martin Freeman, Ashley Jensen and Pam Ferris.


3. Albert Finney, Edith Evans and David Collings.

Scrooge (1970)

4. Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Belushi and Sinbad.

Jingle All the Way

5. Vince Vaughn, Reese Witherspoon and Sissy Spacek.

Four Christmases

6. Jim Carrey, Taylor Momsen and Christine Baranski.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas

7. Macaulay Culkin, Tim Curry and Brenda Fricker.

Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

8. Bill Nighy, Colin Firth and Liam Neeson.

Love Actually

9. Richard Attenborough, Elizabeth Perkins and Jane Leeves.

Miracle on 34th Street

10. James Stewart, Donna Reed and Henry Travers.

It’s A Wonderful Life


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Christmas Lyrics Quiz

Christmas Quiz 2 – Round 3 – Christmas Songs

Christmas Lyrics Quiz – can you name the song from which the lyrics have been taken?

1. “Everybody knows a turkey and some mistletoe help to make the season bright.”

The Christmas Song – Nat King Cole

2. “I don’t want a lot for Christmas, there is just one thing I need.”

All I Want for Christmas is You – Mariah Carey

3. “I could have been someone, well so could anyone.”

Fairytale of New York – Pogues and Kirsty MacColl

4. “Hey, Mr Churchill comes over here to say we’re doing splendidly.”

Stop the Cavalry – Jona Lewie

5. “To save us all from Satan’s power, when we were gone astray.”

God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (Carol)

6. “Next year I could be just as good, if you check off my Christmas list.”

Santa Baby – Eartha Kitt

7. “Welcome to my Christmas song, I’d like to thank you for the year.”

Step into Christmas – Elton John

8. “When you’re skating in the park, if the snow cloud makes it dark.”

I Wish it Could Be Christmas Every Day – Wizzard

9. “Feigning joy and surprise at the gifts we despise, over mulled wine with you.”

Christmas Time (Don’t Let the Bells End) – The Darkness

10. “What will your Daddy do when he sees your Mama kissin’ Santa Claus?”

Merry Xmas Everybody – Slade


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