If you need to spark a little conversation with your family or friends this holiday weekend, and are brave enough to spur a bit of friendly competition, try your hand at Christmas trivia. Use these questions and make a few of your own if you like. Winner takes the presents.
The film, “Miracle on 34th Street,” is based on which real-life department store?
Which year did Christmas become a federal holiday?
Which three words are used to describe the Grinch in the book and animated film, “How The Grinch Stole Christmas”? Hint, they all start with the letter “s.”
• Stink, stank, stunk
In the movie, “It’s A Wonderful Life,” what happens every time a bell rings?
• An angel gets their wings
Which Hollywood actor voiced six different roles in “The Polar Express”?
• Tom Hanks
In Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” what is Scrooge’s first name?
Most culinary historians agree that eggnog originates from the early medieval period of which country?
Which country has the holiday folklore tradition of “La Befana,” an old woman (often portrayed as a witch) who delivers presents in shoes set near the fireplace?
In “A Christmas Carol,” what is the name of the last ghost that visits Scrooge?
• The Ghost of Christmas Yet To Come
How do you say Merry Christmas in Hawaiian?
• Mele Kalikimaka
When an old top hat was placed upon Frosty the Snowman’s head, what did he do?
• He began to dance around
In the movie, “A Christmas Story,” what is Ralphie’s little brother’s name?
In the song, “Winter Wonderland,” what is the snowman named?
• Parson Brown
In the film “Home Alone,” where do the McCalllisters plan to go for vacation?
In the movie, “Elf,” what is the first rule of The Code of Elves?
• Treat every day like Christmas
What is the name of the main villain in the movie, “The Nightmare Before Christmas”?
• Oogie Boogie
In the song, “The Christmas Song,” whose eyes are all aglow?
• Tiny tots
Baby Jesus was born in which city?
The main character who later turns into Santa in the movie “The Santa Clause,” is named what in real life?
• Scott Calvin
In addition to the three French hens, two turtle doves and a partridge in a pear tree, what is given on the fourth day of Christmas in the song, “The Twelve Days of Christmas”?
• Four calling birds
How do you say Merry Christmas in Spanish?
• Feliz Navidad
In, “A Christmas Carol,” how many ghosts visit Scrooge in total?
Which three of Santa’s reindeer have names that start with the letter “d”?
• Dancer, Dasher and Donner
What was Frosty the Snowman’s nose made from?
• A button
In the 1964 stop-motion movie “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” what is the name of the elf who befriends Rudolph?
In the poem, “’Twas the Night Before Christmas,” how many reindeer are named?
The first song broadcast from space in 1965 was which popular Christmas carol?
• “Jingle Bells”
The first Christmas tree was put up at Rockefeller Center in 1931, but what year was the first official Christmas tree lighting ceremony?
“Las doce uvas de la suerte” is a Spanish tradition that involves eating twelve of what as the clock bell strikes midnight on Dec. 31?
What does Santa say at the end of the original version of the poem, “’Twas the Night Before Christmas”?
• “Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night.”
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