It’s the most wonderful time of the year – time for the annual Christmas Murder Mystery Party! But before we get to the murder and mayhem this holiday season, let’s test your holiday knowledge with a festive trivia quiz.
Don’t worry, it’s not as difficult as trying to wrap a cat in tinsel (we’ve all been there), but it’s sure to jingle your bells and get you in the Christmas spirit. So, grab some eggnog and a candy cane, and let’s dive in! Here are 50 questions to separate the Rudolphs from the Grinches. The correct answers can be found at the bottom of the page.
1. What is the name of Rudolph’s girlfriend?
2. In what country is it a tradition to hide a pickle ornament on the Christmas tree?
a) United States
3. What is the highest grossing Christmas movie of all time?
b) Home Alone
c) The Polar Express
d) How the Grinch Stole Christmas
4. In the song “Frosty the Snowman,” what made Frosty come to life?
a) A magic hat
b) A magic scarf
c) A magic snowball
d) A magic carrot
5. In the movie “A Christmas Story,” what gift does Ralphie want for Christmas?
a) A Red Ryder BB gun
b) A bicycle
c) A puppy
d) A video game console
6. What is the name of Scrooge’s deceased business partner in “A Christmas Carol”?
a) Jacob Marley
b) Ebenezer Scrooge
c) Bob Cratchit
d) Tiny Tim
7. In what country is it traditional to eat KFC for Christmas dinner?
a) United States
8. What is the name of the Grinch’s dog in “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”?
9. In what year did “Jingle Bells” become a popular Christmas song?
10. What was the name of the little girl in “The Nutcracker”?
11. Which country has a tradition of hiding a witch in their Christmas decorations?
12. In what country do people celebrate Christmas by roller skating to church?
13. What is the name of the main character in the movie “The Nightmare Before Christmas”?
a) Jack Skellington
b) Oogie Boogie
14. What country did the tradition of decorating Christmas trees originate from?
15. In what year did the song “White Christmas” by Bing Crosby become the best-selling single of all time?
16. In the song “The Twelve Days of Christmas,” how many maids a-milking are there?
17. What is the name of the hero in the movie “Die Hard,” which takes place during a Christmas party?
a) John McClane
b) Jack Bauer
c) Ethan Hunt
d) James Bond
18. What is the name of the elf who wants to be a dentist in the movie “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer”?
19. In what country do people celebrate Christmas by leaving out food for a mythical creature called the Yule Cat?
20. What popular Christmas song was originally written for Thanksgiving?
a) Jingle Bells
b) Deck the Halls
c) We Wish You a Merry Christmas
d) Silent Night
21. In the song “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree,” who will be dancing merrily?
a) The children
b) The parents
c) The grandparents
22. In what country is it customary to light candles on the graves of loved ones on Christmas Eve?
23. In what city does the movie “Home Alone 2” take place?
b) New York City
c) Los Angeles
24. In what year was the first Christmas card sent?
25. In what country do people celebrate Christmas by lighting a giant goat made of straw on fire?
26. In what year did Coca-Cola begin using Santa Claus in their advertising campaigns?
27. In the song “Silver Bells,” what is the name of the city where the sidewalks are busy and bright?
a) New York City
c) San Francisco
d) Los Angeles
28. What is the name of the character played by Tim Allen in the movie “The Santa Clause”?
a) Santa Claus
b) Scott Calvin
c) Jack Frost
d) Buddy the Elf
29. In what country do people exchange presents on the night of December 5th, rather than on Christmas Day?
30. In the song “Frosty the Snowman,” what is Frosty’s nose made of?
a) A button
b) A carrot
c) A stick
d) A stone
31. In the movie “Elf,” what is the name of the department store where Buddy works?
d) Saks Fifth Avenue
32. In what country do people celebrate Christmas with a meal of fried pork and sauerkraut?
d) Czech Republic
33. What is the name of the angel who visits George Bailey in the movie “It’s a Wonderful Life”?
34. In what country do people celebrate Christmas by lighting candles on a pyramid-shaped wooden structure?
35. In what year was “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens first published?
36. In the song “Do You Hear What I Hear?” what does the night wind tell the little lamb?
a) A star, a star
b) Peace on earth
c) A baby, a baby
d) Good will to men
37. In what country do people celebrate Christmas by having a feast of seafood on Christmas Eve?
38. What popular Christmas carol was originally a French song called “Les Anges dans nos Campagnes”?
a) Joy to the World
b) O Holy Night
c) Silent Night
d) The First Noel
39. What is the name of the young boy who receives a magical train ride to the North Pole in “The Polar Express”?
40. In what country do people celebrate Christmas by having a feast of rice porridge with an almond hidden inside?
41. What is the name of the town where “A Christmas Story” takes place?
a) Bedford Falls
c) Grover’s Corners
42. In what year did “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” first air on television?
43. In what country do people celebrate Christmas by eating a dish called “borscht” made with beets and sour cream?
44. In what country do people celebrate Christmas by filling their shoes with straw or hay for the animals of the Nativity scene?
45. In what country do people celebrate Christmas by placing a “Christmas witch” figurine alongside the Nativity scene?
46. What is the name of the character played by Macaulay Culkin in the movie “Home Alone”?
a) Kevin McCallister
b) Buzz McCallister
c) Peter McCallister
d) Harry Lime
47. In what year did “A Charlie Brown Christmas” first air on television?
48. In what country do people celebrate Christmas by eating a dish called “lutefisk” made from dried whitefish and lye?
49. In what country do people celebrate Christmas by hiding a broomstick on Christmas Eve to ward off evil spirits?
50. What Christmas carol shares its title with a Mickey Rooney film from 1984?
a) It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
b) Adam Lay in Bonds
c) Rudolph and Frosty’s Christmas in July
d) The Bleak Midwinter
- a) Clarice
- b) Germany
- d) How the Grinch Stole Christmas
- a) A magic hat
- a) A Red Ryder BB gun
- a) Jacob Marley
- b) Japan
- a) Max
- b) 1905
- b) Marie
- c) Iceland
- d) Venezuela
- a) Jack Skellington
- a) Germany
- b) 1952
- d) Twelve
- a) John McClane
- a) Hermey
- c) Iceland
- a) Jingle Bells
- d) Everyone
- a) Mexico
- b) New York City
- a) 1843
- a) Sweden
- b) 1922
- a) New York City
- b) Scott Calvin
- c) Netherlands
- b) A carrot
- a) Macy’s
- a) Poland
- c) Clarence
- a) Germany
- b) 1843
- a) A star, a star
- a) Italy
- d) The First Noel
- b) Tim
- c) Sweden
- b) Hohman
- a) 1960
- c) Ukraine
- a) Spain
- c) Finland
- a) Kevin McCallister
- b) 1965
- a) Norway
- a) Iceland
- a) It Came Upon a Midnight Clear