Free Quiz Questions on Christmas. Some of these are a bit tenuous but most are directly related to Xmas.

  1. Within ten years, what year was Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol first published?

    1843 (accept answers from 1833-1853)

  2. In Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol, what is the name of the old miser who must change his ways?

    Ebeneezer Scrooge

  3. In Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol, what is the name of Ebeneezer Scrooge's deceased partner who comes calling as a ghost?

    Jacob Marley

  4. What film provides the song Walking in The Air?

    The Snowman

  5. Which popular Christmas children's book by Raymond Briggs was published in 1978 and made into a film in 1982?

    The Snowman

  6. What is the name of the Doctor Seuss creature who steals Christmas from the Whos?

    The Grinch

  7. Which classical composer's most famous work is Messiah, written in 1741 and now often played at Christmas?


  8. Complete the second line of this Christmas carol: 'Ding Dong Merrily on High…'

    …in heaven the bells are ringing'

  9. According to the words of the song, what gift was given on the fourth day of Christmas?

    Calling birds

  10. In which language was the original version of the Christmas Carol Silent Night?


  11. Which Christmas Carol has the second line: "Let Nothing You Dismay"?

    God Rest You Merry Gentlemen

  12. Which Christmas Carol contains the line “Yonder peasant, who is he: where and what his dwelling?"

    Good King Wenceslas

  13. In Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol, who is the first ghost to appear?

    The ghost of Jacob Marley

  14. What Christmas book, written by Chris van Allsburg and first published in 1985, tells the story of a boy who gets a silver bell from Santa after riding on a magic train?

    The Polar Express

  15. Complete the second line of this Christmas poem: Twas the night before Christmas, and All through the house,

    Not a Creature was stirring - not even a mouse. (from the Night Before Christmas by Clement Clarke Moore)

  16. Which city is the setting for the Charles Dickens classic story A Christmas Carol?


  17. What is the Scottish word for New Year’s Eve?


  18. Which Christmas Pantomime often features an evil sorceror named Abanazer?


  19. Which Christmas Carol is known in the original German as "O Tannenbaum"?

    O Christmas Tree

  20. Complete the second line of this Christmas carol: 'Once in royal Davids city, stood a lowly cattle shed…'

    Where a mother laid her baby, in a manger for his bed.'

  21. Which 1999 James Bond movie starring Pierce Brosnan featured a female scientist called Christmas Jones?

    The World is Not Enough

  22. Which love song was Christmas number one in 1994 and was the only UK number one for pop band East 17?

    Stay Another Day

  23. Which six foot three comedian plays an oversized Elf in the 2003 movie Elf?

    Will Ferrell

  24. In which Christmas movie from 1994 does Tim Allen plays a divorced dad who is forced to become Santa Claus?

    The Santa Clause

  25. Who plays Santa Clause in The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause?

    Tim Allen

  26. In the 1990 film Home Alone,Kevin gets left in Chicago when his family fly off to which foreign country for Christmas vacation?

    France (Paris)

  27. Within $50 million - how much money did the 2003 Will Ferrell movie Elf make at the box office worldwide?

    $220 million

  28. Who played Bad Santa in the 2003 film Bad Santa?

    Billy Bob Thornton

  29. Which 1990 film starring Bruce Willis is set in an airport on Christmas Eve?

    Die Hard 2: Die Harder

  30. In which festive movie from 2003 does Will Ferrell play a character called "Buddy"?


  31. In which 2003 Christmas movie does James Caan play the father of a character played by Will Ferrell?


  32. In which 2003 Christmas movie does Will Ferrell go ice skating with Zooey Deschanel?


  33. Which 1942 movie featured the Bing Crosby's original performance of the song White Christmas?

    Holiday Inn

  34. Which epic English rock band released a song in 1984 called Thank God It's Christmas?


  35. Which slightly naughty Christmas song was originally recorded by Eartha Kitt in the 1950s but has also been performed by Madonna, Kylie, and The Pussycat Dolls?

    Santa Baby

  36. During the mid 1990s, which British pop group were responsible for the Christmas Number One three years in a row?

    Spice Girls

  37. What is the biggest selling Christmas record ever: Merry Xmas Everybody (Slade), White Christmas (Bing Crosby) or Do They Know its Christmas (Band Aid)

    White Christmas

  38. What is the first word of the song Jingle Bells?


  39. Frankie Goes to Hollywood were a band who had a huge Christmas hit in 1984 with a song called The Power of Love. But what was the Christmassy name of their singer?

    Holly Johnson

  40. On the original 1984 Band Aid song Do They Know It's Christmas, who sings the line "Throw your arms around the world at Christmas time"?

    Boy George

  41. Complete the second line of this Christmas song by Slade: 'Are you hanging up your stocking on the wall …'

    … it's the time that ev'ry Santa has a ball' (song title is Merry Christmas Everbody')

  42. Complete the second line of this Christmas song by Shakin Stevens: 'Snow is falling, all around me …'

    …children playing, having fun'.(song title is Merry Christmas Everyone')

  43. Which British singer and songwriter who has won 8 Brit awards, 4 Grammy Awards and an Oscar was born on Christmas Day 1954 in Aberdeen?

    Annie Lennox

  44. Which comedian reached the Christmas Number one spot in the UK charts of 1971 with a song about a milkman?

    Benny Hill (song was called Ernie, The Fastetst Milkman in The West)

  45. Up until the millennium, what was the only record to be Christmas number one in the UK singles charts on two separate occasions? (once in the 1970s and again in the 1990s)?

    Bohemian Rhapsody

  46. Who sang the first line on Band Aid 20’s version of Do They Know It’s Christmas?

    Chris Martin (singer from Coldplay)

  47. On the 2004 version of Band Aid song Do They Know It's Christmas, who sings the line "And in our world of plenty, we can spread a smile of joy"?


  48. On the 2004 version of Band Aid song Do They Know It's Christmas, who sings the line "Throw your arms around the world at Christmas time"?


  49. Which Christmas Carol includes the word “dismay” in its second line: God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen or Good King Wenceslas?

    God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (Let nothing you dismay)

  50. Which American legend of music died on Christmas Day in 2006 before being laid out in a gold coffin in a New York theatre?

    James Brown

  51. Which TV presenter with a Christmassy first name has presented shows called Telly Addicts and Deal or No Deal?

    Noel Edmonds

  52. On the original 1984 Band Aid song Do They Know It's Christmas, who sings the line "At Christmas time it's hard, but when you're having fun"?

    Simon le Bon

  53. Who sings the opening line on the original 1984 Band Aid version of the song Do They Know It's Christmas?

    Paul Young

  54. Which Christmas song was a hit for Boney M and tells the story of a poor boy who has no gifts for Jesus so instead plays a musical instrument?

    Little Drummer Boy

  55. Which Christmas song has been recorded by Harry Belafonte, Boney M, and Dame Kiri te Kanawa?

    Mary's Boy Child

  56. Which Scot co-wrote the Band Aid hit Do They Know It’s Christmas with Bob Geldof?

    Midge Ure

  57. Which Christmas Carol has a second verse which starts with the words "For all to see there was a star, Shining in the East beyond them far?"

    The First Noel

  58. Which fairy story, originally written by a Frenchman, is the most-performed Pantomime in Britain today?


  59. Which UK actor played a pantomime dame for 37 years in a row until 2007 when his winning appearance on I'm a Celebrity, Get ME Out of Here meant he was unavailable to work at Christmas?

    Christopher Biggins

  60. The 1997 Christmas Special of TV game show Countdown featured Richard Whiteley playing against Carol Vorderman. Who won?

    Carol [43 – 30]

  61. Which TV presenter with a Christmassy first name has written books called Science Made Easy and Maths Made Easy?

    Carol Vorderman

  62. In which language did Steeleye Span have a top 20 Christmas Hit in the 1970s: Latin, Greek or Gaelic?

    Latin (Gaudete)

  63. After more than 40 years on television, which show aired its first ever Christmas Special in 2005 which featured Earth being invaded by aliens from the planet Sycorax?

    Doctor Who

  64. Which TV show got the most viewers on Christmas Day 2003: Eastenders, Coronation Street or The Queen’s Speech?


  65. What was the name of the ship's computer in the TV sci-fi series Red Dwarf?


  66. What year: The Empire Strikes Back came out at the movies, so did Gregory's Girl and John Lennon was shot dead and consequently had the Christmas Number One?


  67. What year: Mick Jagger got married to Jerry Hall, 'The Hunt for Red October' was out at the movies, and Cliff Richard had the xmas no.1 with 'Saviours Day'?


  68. What year: ITV stopped making Bullseye, Ace of Base had no.1 hit All That She Wants and Mister Blobby had the Xmas number 1?


  69. What year: Wet Wet Wet had a song stay at number one for 15 weeks, Shed seven had their first top 40 hit and the Xmas 'Top of The Pops' was presented by Take That?


  70. Which 2003 British film is set at Christmas and stars Billy Bob Thornton as the President of the United States?

    Love Actually

  71. Which Muppet Movie released in 1992 stars Michael Caine?

    Muppet Christmas Carol

  72. Who produced John Lennon’s hit 'Happy Xmas(War Is Over)' in 1971 and was eventually jailed for murder in 2009?

    Phil Spector

  73. What 1963 movie cast included James Garner, Richard Attenbourough and is usually on TV every Christmas?

    The Great Escape

  74. In the 1992 movie The Muppet Christmas Carol, which muppet plays the role of Charles Dickens?

    The Great Gonzo

  75. How long did child porn pervert extraordinaire Gary Glitter actually spend in jail over Christmas 1999 and New Year 2000?

    2 months

  76. Who were Balthazar, Melchior and Caspar?

    The Three Kings (in the Christmas Story)

  77. Which Australian actress and singer with a Christmassy first name played a character in Neighbors called Flick?

    Holly Valance

  78. Which famous Carole was born Jane Alice Peters in 1908, became a famous movie star in the 20s and 30s and married Clark Gable before dying in a plane crash at the age of 33?

    Carole Lombard

  79. Who did Ian Ferguson turn up dressed as at the Rangers fancy dress xmas party 1999: Mahatma Ghandi, Winston Churchill or Adolf Hitler?

    Adolf Hitler

  80. Who is the real life Saint who became known as Santa Claus? Saint Paul, Saint Peter or Saint Nicholas

    Saint Nicholas

  81. What did Catherine Zeta Jones buy her gran for Christmas in 2003: A Ferrari, a new pair of knees or a date with Cliff Richard?


  82. Which UK city has had most White Christmases since 1950: Aberdeen, Bradford or Belfast?


  83. What do Fillipinos eat at their Christmas feast: cheese and ham, egg and bacon or bread and salt?

    cheese and ham

  84. What leisure facility is placed in front of the Temperate Glasshouse at Kew Gardens over Christmas?

    Ice rink

  85. The British Isles has one herd of Reindeer. Where can they be found?

    Cairngorms, Scottish Highlands

  86. Which of these is the real name of a mountain in the Muslim country of Kyrgystan: Mount Jesus Christ, Mount Santa Claus, or Mount Noel Edmonds?

    Mount Santa Claus (renamed in 2007 to attract tourists)

  87. Is Christmas Day an official public holiday for the whole of China?


  88. Which European country supplies the Christmas tree which stands in Trafalgar Square, London every year?


  89. Under International Law, which country does the North Pole belong to?

    The North Pole does not belong to any country

  90. Which 20th century war was famous for an incident during which opposition soldiers took Christmas day off from killing each other to have a game football with each other in no-mans land?

    First World War

  91. Which European country's leader was deposed on 22 December and shot dead after a quick trial on Christmas Day 1989?

    Romania. The leader in Question was Nicolae Ceaucescu

  92. What did the Republican Government of England ban in the mid 17th Century: beer, football or Christmas?


  93. Which European country had a King called Carol II throughout the 1930s who was a great-grandson of the British Queen Victoria?


  94. Which cousin of the Queen was born on Christmas Day and is currently 33rd in line to the throne?

    Princess Alexandra of Kent

  95. What came top of a poll to find the most hated Christmas present for dads: Novelty socks, bad aftershave or jigsaws?

    Novelty socks

  96. When do Americans send most greetings cards: Christmas, Easter or Thanksgiving?


  97. What meal is traditionally served on Christmas Eve in the Czech republic: roast duck, baked potatoes or fish soup?

    fish soup

  98. Where were Christmas crackers invented: London, New York or Hong Kong?

    London (in 1847)

  99. Does the feast of the Epiphany come twelve days before Christmas or twelve days after Christmas?

    After (Jan 6th - it’s the celebration of the three wise men visiting Jesus)

  100. Which city is said in the bible to be the place of the birth of Jesus?


  101. Which country refers to Santa Claus as Santa Haraboji and is the only east-Asian country in which Christmas Day is a public holiday?

    South Korea

  102. On which day of the festive season is Christmas cake traditionally eaten in Japan?

    Christmas Eve

  103. Which country banned Christianity in 1612 but now enthusiastically celebrates Christmas which, as it happens, co-incides with the emperor's birthday?


  104. The tradition of burning a Yule Log, stretches back to when Pagans celebrated the Winter Solstice. In England, the log would usually be Oak, what type of log is traditionally used in Scotland?


  105. Each year Bergen sends a Christmas tree to the people of Newcastle and the people of Oslo send a Christmas tree to London, in thanks for what?

    Help from Britain during WW2

  106. What is the average age at which an American child stops believing in Santa Claus?

    8 years old

  107. Which star sign of the zodiac are you if your birthday falls on Christmas Day?


  108. What C can be added to Oranges to make a pleasant smelling Christmas decoration?


  109. The first commercial Xmas card came out in 1846. What was the picture? A robin redbreast in the snow, or a picture of happy people drunk on wine

    Drunk people

  110. Does the Christian season of Advent come immediately before Christmas or immediately after Christmas?

    Immediately before (it's the month leading up to Christmas)

  111. What Christmas decoration might you find growing in an apple tree?


  112. Norway Spruce , Fraser Fir, Nordmann Fir, and Scots Pine are all sold as Christmas Trees. Which type is the most popular in the UK?

    Nordmann Fir

  113. Which symbol of Christmas are Poinsettia flowers said to resemble?

    The Star of Bethlehem

  114. Do the twelve days of Christmas begin on Christmas Day or end on Christmas Day?

    They begin - carry through to the Feast of the Epiphany on Jan 6th

  115. Prince Albert, Queen Victoria’s German husband made the tradition of having a Christmas tree indoors popular. In 1841 he put a tree up in which royal residence?


  116. Which date in December is the Feast of Stephen, as referenced in the Carol Good King Wenceslas?

    26th December

  117. What is the traditional broadcast time for the Queen's Christmas Speech?


  118. What colour is Santa Claus’s belt?


  119. What was the picture on the first commercial Christmas Card which was printed in 1846: a robin redbreast in the snow, or a picture of happy people drunk on wine?

    Drunk people

  120. Who was the first British sovereign to broadcast a Christmas Message to the Commonwealth on radio?

    George V (in 1932)

  121. What is the name of the equivalent to Santa Claus in Greece: Saint George, St Basil or St Andrew?

    Saint Basil

  122. Bedford Fillbasket, Cromwell and Wellington are all types of what?

    Brussel Sprouts

  123. The Sandringham Estate, where the Queen spends Christmas, has a 20,000 acre estate. What drinkable product is it most famous for producing?

    Apple Juice

  124. If you cut into the thickest part of your turkey and find that the meat is pink - does that mean your bird is cooked or do you still need to give it some more time in the oven?

    More time required.

  125. White Chess pieces are traditionally made from the wood from which type of tree?


  126. What country do Amaryllis bulbs originate from?

    South Africa

  127. For the UK to have an official White Christmas, according to the Met Office how much snow has to fall?

    One single snowflake within the 24 hour period

  128. Which racecourse in Surrey hosts the King George VI Chase every Boxing Day?

    Kempton Park


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