Fun Christmas Quiz
A quiz with a mixture of fun general knowledge and Christmas quiz questions.
Twenty questions and answer for Christmas. Perfect for a family get together or pub quiz.
Christmas Day Quiz - Questions and Answers
- How many spots are there on a twister mat?
Answer - 24
- What name are reindeers better known by in North America?
Answer - Caribou
- In the film National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, what creature did the Griswold family discover living in their Christmas Tree?
Answer - A squirrel
- Which cartoon character is watched by millions in Sweden every Christmas Eve?
Answer - Donald Duck
- According to early 20th century psychology definitions, which has the lowest IQ - an idiot, imbecile, or moron?
Answer - Idiot (moron IQ range 51 to 70, imbecile 26 to 50, and idiot 0 to 25)
- What country is the Poinsettia, with its red and green foliage, native to?
Answer - Mexico
- Labour leader Keir Starmer shares his middle name with the first name of a famous British sitcom character, what is it?
Answer - Rodney
- What carol has the repeated line: "Fa, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la!"?
Answer - Deck the Halls
- Who was described with the three words: stink, stank, stunk?
Answer - The Grinch (in How The Grinch Stole Christmas)
- Which phrase meaning 'energetic labour' was used in print for the first time by the English poet Andrew Marvell in the 17th century?
Answer - Elbow grease
- Which 1999 American film has the line: "You are not special. You are not a beautiful and unique snowflake."?
Answer - Fight Club
- Did the Queen's father or grandfather give the first Christmas message?
Answer - The Queen's grandfather (King George V)
- If you dug a straight hole in Wellington, New Zealand going through the centre of the earth, which European country would you come out in?
Answer - Spain
- On what day of the week did we celebrate Christmas Day, 2019?
Answer - Wednesday
- What name links a British daytime game show, a place in Oxforshire and the nickname of a famous sportsman?
Answer - Golden Balls
- Bob Geldof and Midge Ur wrote the song 'Do They Know It's Christmas?' in which year?
Answer - 1984
- Which festive item has sections called a warble and a strabe?
Answer - Candy cane
- What's the exact date the 20th century ended?
Answer - December 31, 2000
- Which item associated with Christmas was invented in Nuremberg, Germany, around 1610?
Answer - Tinsel
- Britain's oldest goldfish George, died peacefully in his bowl in 2019. To the nearest 2 years, how old was George?
Answer - 44 - so any age between 42 to 46 is correct
- With what would you associate the term "Christmas tree formation"?
Answer - Football
- Which company produces the sweets Starmix and Goldbears?
Answer - Hariboo
- In which country is it traditional to eat a KFC meal on Christmas?
Answer - Japan
- Who did Rocky Balboa beat on Christmas Day in 1985?
Answer - Drago or Ivan Drago
- How many fingers and thumbs does Homer Simpson have in total?
Answer - 8 (he only has 3 fingers on each hand)
- Which city did Del and Rodney go to on holiday in the 1991 Only Fools and Horses Christmas special?
Answer - Miami
- Mr Bean stuck his head insie a Christmas turkey to look for what?
Answer - His watch
- Which author and former copywriter came up with the slogans "irresistibubble" for Aero and "Naughty but Nice"?
Answer - Salman Rushdie
- Which Christmas carol was originally written in Latin and had the name Adeste Fideles?
Answer - O Come, All Ye Faithful
- Which American did Adolf Hitler call an inspiration? Hitler also kept a photo of this American behind his desk.
Answer - Henry Ford
- Which decade of the 1800s saw the first Christmas cards and the publication of the novel A Christmas Carol?
Answer - 1840s
- What fun nickname was given to Rembrandt's The Night Watch after being over restored in the 1940s?
Answer - The Day Watch
- Popular in Victorian England at Christmas time, is a 'Smoking Bishop' a type of wine, fish or cheese?
Answer - Wine (a mulled wine)
- In 2017, which actor was lukewarm to receiving the Lifetime Achievement award at The Great British Pantomime Awards?
Answer - Christopher Biggins (who also played Lukewarm in the BBC sitcom Porridge
- What was the first planet discovered with the aid of a telescope?
Answer - Uranus (discovered in 1781 by William Herschel using a home-made telescope from his garden in Bath)
- What Christmas-themed ballet was first performed in Saint Petersburg, Russia in 1892?
Answer - The Nutcracker
- Miracle on 34th Street is a Christmas film about the Santa at which New York City store?
Answer - Macy's
- Mount Everest was climbed for the first time in 1953 by Edmund Hillary from New Zealand and Tenzing Norgay from Nepal - which country's flag was the first ever to fly at the top of Everest?
Answer - United Kingdom's (the expedition was funded and led by the UK)
- What is the date of "Twelfth Night"?
Answer - January 5th
- What is the largest animal that lives in trees?
Answer - Orangutans
- Which 2004 animated film is about a train that carries kids to the North Pole on Christmas Eve?
Answer - The Polar Express
- The American states of Arizona, Georgia and Indiana all have towns with which festive name: Bethlehem, Christmas or Santa Claus?
Answer - Santa Claus
- What was the name of the English Protestants in the 16th and 17th centuries that banned Christmas celebrations from 1643 to 1660?
Answer - Puritans
- The first ever international match in which sport was played between the US and Canada in 1844, in New York?
Answer - Cricket
- When celebrating Christmas where might you possibly find some 'silver fulminate'?
Answer - In a Christmas cracker (it's the chemical painted on one of two narrow strips that go 'bang')
- Which festive song sung by Bing Crosby in 1935 is the fourth best-selling single of all-time?
Answer - Silent Night
- The best-selling classic children’s book Winnie-the-Pooh, was first published in which decade?
Answer - 1920s (1926)
- In the Christmas song, what did my true love give to me on the eighth day of Christmas?
Answer - Eight Maids A-Milking
- Where exactly would you find a lowly cattle shed?
Answer - Royal David's city ("0nce in Royal David's City")
- And finally, our Christmas cracker joke question: What sort of athlete is warmest in winter?
Answer - A long jumper
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