The Ultimate Christmas Trivia (30 Questions)

The Ultimate Christmas Trivia (30 Questions)
Who doesn't love Christmas? This is a wonderful holiday when all our dreams can come true. To have fun at the festivities, there are rules to be followed. Let's see if you know how to behave during the holidays!

What charitable act by Saint Nicholas is said to have started the tradition of Christmas stockings?

Setting servants free by giving them socks.

Donating coins used as a dowry by poor families.

Walking barefoot in people's homes as a mark of respect.

Helping raise children by giving coal to the bad ones.

What Christmas tradition has origins in ancient Egypt?

Family feasts.

Exchange of presents.

Christmas trees.

Decorating with symbolic ornaments.

Where is the tallest artificial Christmas Tree, over 236 feet high, located?


Sri Lanka.



What famous scientist was born on Christmas Day in 1642, according to the Julian calendar?





What historical event, commemorated in a famous 1851 painting, happened on Christmas Day in 1776?

Benjamin Franklin got married.

Paul Revere made his famous Midnight Ride.

Washington crossed the Delaware.

Napoleon left Corsica.

Who wrote "The Cultivation of Christmas Trees," which opens with "There are several attitudes towards Christmas?"

Charles Bukowski

Robert Frost

Theodore Roethke

T.S. Eliot

Who said that Christmas is a "big commercial racket" run by a big eastern syndicate?

Lucy van Pelt

Milton Friedman.

Albert Einstein.

Noam Chomsky.

One of the most popular Christmas songs, originally written in German, was first performed in 1818. Where?


Former East Germany.


Former Czechoslovakia.

Which famous Christmas shop is based in a medieval town in Germany?


Käthe Wohlfahrt



In 2018, what percentage of American Christmas trees were artificial?

63 percent

82 percent

45 percent

50 percent

In what country is the Christmas tree of cards, decorations and songs the "pohutukawa?"



New Zealand.


What famous holiday movie sequel, set in New York City, has a cameo appearance by Donald Trump?

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer 2

Home Alone 2

Scrooged 2

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation 2

Who wrote the score and sings as Jack Skellington in The Nightmare Before Christmas?

Rick Ocasek.

Danny Elfman.

Harry Belafonte.

Charlie Sheen.

In "It's a Wonderful Life," what's the name of George Bailey's guardian angel?

Clarence Odbody.

Shemp Howard.

Frank Capra.

Jacob Marley.

What secular holiday, celebrated on December 23rd as an alternative to Christmas, includes an "Airing of Grievances?"




International Workers' Day.

What Christmas song was the first to be broadcast from space?

Silent Night.

Jingle Bells.

White Christmas.

We Wish You a Merry Christmas.

What actor played Scrooge in "The Muppet Christmas Carol?"

Sean Connery.

Richard Burton.

Jim Carrey.

Michael Caine.

What book character complained that he always gets books for Christmas, but he wishes he got socks?

The Grinch.

Dobby the Elf.


Bob Crachit.

In which country is Christmas duck -- Donald Duck, that is -- an enduring tradition?





Where are spiders and spider webs traditional Christmas decorations?


Algeria and Tunisia, home to a large variety of spiders.


Italy, home of the Tarantella.

In what country are you likely to be invited to a Christmas barbecue rather than a turkey dinner?

South Africa.




What was the name of Ebenezer Scrooge's ghostly late business partner?

Charles Dickens.

Bob Marley.

Jacob Marley.

Bob Crachit.

Which monarch brought the Christmas tree to England?

Mary, Queen of Scots.


Elizabeth I.

Henry VIII.

Even Rudoph the Red-Nosed Reindeer began as a commercial invention for Christmas. What department store invented him?

Montgomery Ward

Sears and Roebuck.


Jordan Marsh.

How did British leader Oliver Cromwell celebrate Christmas?

By forbidding the singing of Christmas carols.

By decorating an official Christmas tree.

By pardoning criminals in the Tower of London.

By taking a grand tour of the country.

What is the traditional English holiday Christmas Cracker?

An anise-flavored cookie.

A nutcracker used during the holidays.

A decoration for the Christmas dinner table combining a noisemaker, gift and joke.

Thin wheat crackers flavored with pepper, eaten with English cheese.

Where do you go to visit the birthplace of Saint Nicholas?





What infamous holiday riot at the United States Military Academy in West Point, NY was named after a rich holiday beverage from England?

The Eggnog Riot.

The Whiskey Rebellion.

The Irish Cream Fight.

The Creme de Menthe Chaos.

Where do locals wear a scary Krampus mask to terrify bad children at Christmastime?



Spain and Portugal.

South Africa.

What is the Christmas Pickle tradition?

A Christmas pickle entitles the bearer to a kiss.

It brings the one who finds it on the tree good luck or an extra present.

It's just another type of veggie ornament.

The finder gets to eat first.


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