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

Think you can stump Santa? No-ho-ho.
Santa with a shopping list
Christmas trivia helps kids get in the spirit of the season while using critical thinking skills.andresr / Getty Images
/ Source: TODAY

There's no better way to get in the Christmas spirit than with some festive trivia questions.

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 season with kids of all ages, so we've included a selection of tricker questions, too.

55 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 55 Christmas trivia questions for kids — and answers for parents just in case.

30 easy Christmas trivia questions for kids

  • What color suit does Santa wear? Red.
  • What does Santa drive? A sleigh.
  • What kind of animal pulls Santa's sleigh? Reindeer.
  • Can you name all of Santa's reindeer? Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen and Rudolph.
  • Who is Rudolph? The red-nosed reindeer.
  • Which reindeer shares a name with the hero of Valentine's Day? Cupid.
  • Who helps Santa make toys? The elves.
  • What food do you leave for Santa on Christmas Eve? Cookies.
  • What drink do you leave for Santa on Christmas Eve? Milk.
  • What food do you leave out for the reindeer? Carrots.
  • What goes on top of the Christmas tree? A star, or angel.
  • What color is Santa's belt? Black.
  • How many times does Santa check his list to determine who is naughty and who is nice? Twice.
  • Who is Santa married to? Mrs. Claus.
  • Which reindeer has a red nose? Rudolph.
  • Where does Santa Claus live? The North Pole.
  • What day is Christmas? December 25.
  • Fill in the blank: Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle ____. All the way.
  • What do you hang near the fireplace on Christmas Eve? Stockings.
  • What color is "The Grinch"? Green.
  • What is the Grinch's dog's name? Max.
  • If a child is naughty, what does Santa bring? A lump of coal.
  • What magic item brings Frosty the Snowman to life? "That old silk hat they found."
  • What are traditional Christmas colors? Red and green.
  • What did Rudolph never get to join? Any reindeer games.
  • What kind of houses are popular to make and decorate? Gingerbread.
  • What does Santa say? Ho ho ho.
  • Do Christmas trees have skirts or dresses? Skirts.
  • What do you decorate with ornaments? A tree.
  • What is a red and white Christmas treat? A candy cane.

25 tricky Christmas trivia questions for kids

  • How many gifts are given for 12 days of Christmas? 364.
  • What were three things gifted by wise men to baby Jesus? Myrrh, Gold and Frankincense.
  • In the movie "Elf," what are Buddy's four main food groups? Candy, candy canes, candy corns, and syrup.
  • What gift did the "The Little Drummer Boy" give? He played drums for baby Jesus.
  • In "A Christmas Carol," what is the second name of Ebenezer? Scrooge.
  • Fill in the blank: Before Christmas lights, people put ____ on their tree. Candles.
  • In "Home Alone," where was Kevin's family traveling to? Paris.
  • What was the name of Tim Allen's character in "The Santa Clause"? Scott Calvin.
  • What Christmas movie involves a train that takes kids to the North Pole on Christmas Eve? The Polar Express.
  • In the song, “12 Days of Christmas,” what kind of tree is the partridge sitting on? A pear tree.
  • What is the day after Christmas called? Boxing Day.
  • In "It's A Wonderful Life," what happens each time the bell rings? An angel gets its wings.
  • Which company often uses Santa in their marketing or advertising? Hint: Sometimes Santa is with polar bears. Coca-Cola.
  • How does the Grinch describe himself? “Stink, stank, stunk.”
  • "Miracle on 34th Street" features what department store? Macy's.
  • In "A Christmas Story," what does Ralphie’s aunt get him for Christmas? A pink rabbit suit.
  • What is Frosty's nose made out of? A button.
  • According to the "You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch," how cuddly is the Grinch? As cuddly as a cactus.
  • Which Christmas carol is considered a lullaby? "Away In A Manger."
  • What type of plant is often hung in doorways, encouraging people to kiss? Mistletoe.
  • What is the name of the Christmas themed ballet that involves a mouse? "The Nutcracker."
  • When the Grinch stole Christmas did he take the tree? Yes.
  • In what city was baby Jesus born? Bethlehem.
  • Which was the first state to declare Christmas an official holiday? Alabama.
  • What is the name for the log you burn on Christmas Eve for good luck? Yule log.