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75 Christmas trivia questions for kids — and answers for parents just in case

Christmas trivia helps kids get in the spirit of the season while using critical thinking skills.
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If you're trying to get into the ho-ho-holiday spirit, some festive Christmas trivia questions may be exactly what Santa has in mind.

There's nothing more fun than circling up with friends and family for some affordable fun this season.

While some of these prompts may be a little too easy for teens and adults, Christmas trivia can be a great way to celebrate the holidays with kids of all ages, so we've included a selection of trickier questions, too.

If you're ready, put on your thinking — err, Christmas — cap, and get ready to quiz the kids on their Christmas knowledge.

75 Christmas Trivia Questions For Kids

From "What color suit does Santa wear?" to "Did the Grinch take the tree?", Christmas trivia is a fun, wholesome family activity. Here are 75 Christmas trivia questions for kids — and answers for parents just in case.

  • Question: What color suit does Santa wear? Answer: Red.
  • Question: What does Santa drive? Answer: A sleigh.
  • Question: What kind of animal pulls Santa's sleigh? Answer: Reindeer.
  • Question: Can you name all of Santa's reindeer? Answer: Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen and Rudolph.
  • Question: Who is Rudolph? Answer: The red-nosed reindeer.
  • Question: Which reindeer shares a name with the hero of Valentine's Day? Answer: Cupid.
  • Question: Who helps Santa make toys? Answer: The elves.
  • Question: What food do you leave for Santa on Christmas Eve? Answer: Cookies.
  • Question: What drink do you leave for Santa on Christmas Eve? Answer: Milk.
  • Question: What food do you leave out for the reindeer? Answer: Carrots.
  • Question: What do you put on the tree? Answer: Ornaments.
  • Question: What goes on top of the Christmas tree? Answer: A star, or angel.
  • Question: What color is Santa's belt? Answer: Black.
  • Question: How many times does Santa check his list to determine who is naughty and who is nice? Answer: Twice.
  • Question: Who is Santa married to? Answer: Mrs. Claus.
  • Question: Which reindeer has a red nose? Answer: Rudolph.
  • Question: Where does Santa Claus live? Answer: The North Pole.
  • Question: What day is Christmas? Answer: December 25.
  • Fill in the blank: "Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle ____." Answer: All the way.
  • Fill in the blank: "Have yourself a _____." Answer: Merry little Christmas.
  • Question: What do you hang near the fireplace on Christmas Eve? Answer: Stockings.
  • Question: What color is the Grinch? Answer: Green.
  • Question: What is the Grinch's dog's name? Answer: Max.
  • Question: If a child is naughty, what does Santa bring? Answer: A lump of coal.
  • Question: What magic item brings Frosty the Snowman to life? Answer: "That old silk hat they found."
  • Question: What are traditional Christmas colors? Answer: Red and green.
  • Question: What did Rudolph never get to join? Answer: Any reindeer games.
  • Question: What kind of houses are popular to make and decorate? Answer: Gingerbread.
  • Question: What does Santa say? Answer: "Ho ho ho."
  • Question: What goes under the tree? Answer: Presents.
  • Question: Do Christmas trees have skirts or dresses? Answer: Skirts.
  • Question: What do you decorate with ornaments? Answer: A tree.
  • Question: What is a red and white Christmas treat? Answer: A candy cane.
  • Question: What is another name for Santa Claus? Answer: Saint Nick.
  • Fill in the blank: "Silent night, ____." Answer: Holy night.
  • Question: How many gifts are given for 12 days of Christmas? Answer: 364.
  • Question: What were three things gifted by wise men to baby Jesus? Answer: Myrrh, Gold and Frankincense.
  • Question: In the movie "Elf," what are Buddy's four main food groups? Answer: Candy, candy canes, candy corns, and syrup.
  • Question: What gift did the "The Little Drummer Boy" give? Answer: He played drums for baby Jesus.
  • Question: In "A Christmas Carol," what is the second name of Ebenezer? Answer: Scrooge.
  • Fill in the blank: Before Christmas lights, people put ____ on their tree. Answer: Candles.
  • Question: In "Home Alone," where was Kevin's family traveling to? Answer: Paris.
  • Question: What was the name of Tim Allen's character in "The Santa Clause"? Answer: Scott Calvin.
  • Question: What Christmas movie involves a train that takes kids to the North Pole on Christmas Eve? Answer: "The Polar Express."
  • Question: In the song, “12 Days of Christmas,” what kind of tree is the partridge sitting on? Answer: A pear tree.
  • Fill in the blank: Hark the ____, angels sing. Answer: Herald.
  • Question: What is the day after Christmas called? Answer: Boxing Day.
  • Question: What type of pudding is in “We Wish You a Merry Christmas?” Answer: Figgy pudding.
  • Question: In "It's A Wonderful Life," what happens each time the bell rings? Answer: An angel gets its wings.
  • Question: Which company often uses Santa in their marketing or advertising? Hint: Sometimes Santa is with polar bears. Answer: Coca-Cola.
  • Question: How is the Grinch described? Answer: “Stink, stank, stunk.”
  • Question: "Miracle on 34th Street" features what department store? Answer: Macy's.
  • Question: In "A Christmas Story," what does Ralphie’s aunt get him for Christmas? Answer: A pink rabbit suit.
  • Question: What is Frosty's nose made out of? Answer: A button.
  • Question: Which famous orchestra is responsible for "Christmas Eve/Sarajevo"? Answer: Trans-Siberian Orchestra.
  • Question: According to the "You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch," how cuddly is the Grinch? Answer: As cuddly as a cactus.
  • Question: Which Christmas carol is considered a lullaby? Answer: "Away In A Manger."
  • Question: What type of plant is often hung in doorways, encouraging people to kiss? Answer: Mistletoe.
  • Question: In what movie is the line "You’ll shoot your eye out, kid!"? Answer: "A Christmas Story."
  • Question: What is the name of Ralphie's little brother in "A Christmas Story"? Answer: Randy.
  • Question: What is the name of the Christmas-themed ballet that involves a mouse? Answer: "The Nutcracker."
  • Question: When the Grinch stole Christmas did he take the tree? Answer: Yes.
  • Fill in the blank: "And may all your Christmases be ____." Answer: White.
  • Question: In what city was baby Jesus born? Answer: Bethlehem.
  • Question: Which was the first state to declare Christmas an official holiday? Answer: Alabama.
  • Question: How did “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” become a song? Answer: Inspired by coloring book character’s success, Robert May’s brother-in-law, Johnny Marks, penned the song in 1939.
  • Question: Who invented Christmas lights? Answer: While three people are credited with the Christmas lights we all know and love today, Thomas Edison created the first strand of electric lights.
  • Question: Where was “Home Alone” filmed? Answer: Winnetka, Illinois.
  • Question: How many ghosts visit Ebenezer Scrooge in “A Christmas Carol”? Answer: Technically four. The first is Scrooge’s former business partner, Jacob Marley, who tells him about the three spirits that will follow.
  • Question: What year did Christmas become a holiday? Answer: 1870.
  • Question: What is the name for the log you burn on Christmas Eve for good luck? Answer: Yule log.
  • Question: What is the original meaning of "Noel" in Latin? Answer: Birth.
  • Question: Which famous cartoonist can be attributed to how modern Santa is portrayed? Answer: Thomas Nast.
  • Question: In which country did the custom of putting up Christmas trees start? Answer: Germany.
  • Question: In which decade did Coca-Cola start using Santa Claus in advertising? Answer: The 1920s.