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December 25 comes and goes, but you can always have a little Christmas trivia at the click of a button!
84 Christmas quizzes and 1,176 Christmas trivia questions.
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1.
The ABCs of Christmas
  The ABCs of Christmas   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 25 Qns
General knowledge quiz of Christmas with a twist. The first question, all possible answers begin with 'a'; the second question, all possible answers begin with 'b', etc. All letters are represented except 'z'.
Easier, 25 Qns, iznibs, Oct 08 23
Easier
iznibs
Oct 08 23
17312 plays
2.
Christmas
  15 Questions on Christmas   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Christmas paraphernalia but oh how we love it. Hope that this trivia quiz will put you in the Christmas spirit.
Easier, 15 Qns, jesusyes, Jun 19 23
Recommended for grades: 3,4,5
Easier
jesusyes
Jun 19 23
18746 plays
3.
A Very Acrostic Christmas
  A Very Acrostic Christmas   great trivia quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
Come and play this general knowledge quiz based around the festive season.
Average, 10 Qns, Plodd, Dec 08 16
Average
Plodd
2658 plays
4.
Henrys Holidays A Merry Medieval Christmas
  Henry's Holidays: A Merry Medieval Christmas   best quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
Henry's back! Christmas celebrations are in full swing at the castle of my Lord, the Earl of Warwick. Join us for the fun!
Average, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, Dec 22 15
Average
ponycargirl editor
2447 plays
5.
  Santa Who?   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The Characters of Christmas
Sure, we all know the guy in red, but do you recall who else is remembered at Christmas?
Easier, 10 Qns, Priscilla9, Dec 07 22
Easier
Priscilla9
Dec 07 22
12540 plays
6.
  Why I Hate Christmas   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
It comes round every year and there are so many things about it which I dislike. Here's a quiz about some of them. Feel free to shout 'Bah, humbug!' at me. LeoDaVinci came up with the title, so my thanks go to him for the suggestion.
Average, 10 Qns, rossian, Dec 22 11
Average
rossian editor
5401 plays
7.
  C Is for Christmas   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A Christmas-themed quiz. Best wishes for a wonderful holiday season and a blessed New Year!
Very Easy, 10 Qns, coachpauly, Jan 05 23
Recommended for grades: 4,5,6
Very Easy
coachpauly
Jan 05 23
5223 plays
8.
Tales of the First Christmas Tree
  Tales of the First Christmas Tree   great trivia quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
"O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree! Much pleasure doth thou bring me..." What do you know about the first Christmas tree?
Average, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, Dec 14 15
Average
ponycargirl editor
1608 plays
9.
  The Night Before Christmas - Poem   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This famous Christmas story has been attributed to Clement Clark Moore. We all heard it when we were kids - do you remember the details?
Average, 10 Qns, guitargoddess, Dec 27 20
Average
guitargoddess gold member
Dec 27 20
10132 plays
10.
  Christmas Entertainment   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
These are general trivia questions about Christmas movies, music and entertainment in general. Have fun!
Average, 20 Qns, boogymn, Jul 15 23
Average
boogymn
Jul 15 23
15495 plays
trivia question Quick Question
At Christmas time, if you are caught kissing a stranger, according to tradition, what might you be standing under?

From Quiz "All These Things And More"




11.
Christmas Through Ten Categories
  Christmas Through Ten Categories    
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
This quiz will ask questions related to Christmas using ten of the FunTrivia categories.
Average, 10 Qns, Ilona_Ritter, Dec 27 16
Average
Ilona_Ritter
2712 plays
12.
  All These Things And More   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Inspired by the song "What Christmas Means To Me", this quiz features some of the wonders and traditions of the holiday season.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, HannahConner88, Nov 08 23
Recommended for grades: 3,4,5
Very Easy
HannahConner88
Nov 08 23
4129 plays
13.
  Christmas According to the Bible   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
A look at the Biblical events that have inspired the Christmas holiday. Do you know what hails from tradition vs. what is found in the Biblical account?
Tough, 15 Qns, skylarb, Dec 22 23
Tough
skylarb
Dec 22 23
9839 plays
14.
  9 of 10 Christmas   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
All the questions are related to Christmas. The first 9 answers spells the 10th answer.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, Ilona_Ritter, Oct 19 22
Recommended for grades: 3,4,5
Very Easy
Ilona_Ritter
Oct 19 22
3781 plays
15.
  Splash's Yuletide Potpourri   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
One definition of potpourri is "a mixture or medley of things". So here are 10 questions linked to "the most wonderful time of the year".
Easier, 10 Qns, darksplash, Jul 01 23
Easier
darksplash gold member
Jul 01 23
1225 plays
16.
  Phoenix Rising's Really BIG Zoom Christmas Party   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 25 Qns
Phoenix Rising has had its 2021 Christmas Zoom Meeting. Everyone wore their silly hats, loud shirts and brought two Christmas questions each to share to make a quiz. We would now like to share those questions with you, the wider Fun Trivia community.
Average, 25 Qns, 1nn1, Dec 23 21
Average
1nn1 gold member
Dec 23 21
442 plays
17.
  Take this Christmas Traditions Quiz   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Why do we put up lights during the holidays? Why is hanging mistletoe over a doorway an invitation to kiss? The answers to these and other questions await you if you take this quiz.
Average, 10 Qns, nmerr, Dec 22 12
Average
nmerr gold member
3156 plays
18.
  Mince Pies and Christmas Lies    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
This quiz contains spoilers! There are many traditions and myths associated with Christmas. I've attempted to highlight a few. Please enjoy!
Easier, 10 Qns, windrush, Dec 18 19
Easier
windrush gold member
Dec 18 19
1295 plays
19.
  Happy Holidays for Pets!   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Don't let your pets' curiosity over the sights and smells of the holidays get them into trouble! Let's keeps our furry friends safe...you can start by taking this quizzie!
Average, 10 Qns, catnippin, Mar 27 04
Average
catnippin
7717 plays
20.
  A Wreath of Christmas Miscellany   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
With the season fast approaching, I thought it might be fun to create a Christmas-centred quiz. My source is 'The Centenary Edition of Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable'.
Tough, 10 Qns, Cymruambyth, Oct 24 12
Tough
Cymruambyth gold member
2667 plays
21.
  9 for 10 - Christmas   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
In this Christmas quiz, the first letters of the first nine questions spell the answer to the last question.
Average, 10 Qns, minch, Dec 20 11
Average
minch gold member
6640 plays
22.
  Christmas Selection Box    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz features ten questions about a number of Christmas-related subjects. I do hope you enjoy it!
Average, 10 Qns, candy-pop, Sep 29 16
Average
candy-pop
1198 plays
23.
  Boxing Day    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Boxing Day is a major holiday that comes towards the end of the year, but how much do you know about this lively occasion? Take this quiz to find out.
Easier, 10 Qns, NewYorkCity23, Oct 29 19
Easier
NewYorkCity23
Oct 29 19
940 plays
24.
  Merry Christmas Everybody!    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Christmas comes but once a year...
Tough, 15 Qns, BillMcC, Dec 21 21
Tough
BillMcC
Dec 21 21
650 plays
25.
  "Oh Christmas Tree"   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Christmas is such a wonderful time of year. With Santa, Frosty, and Rudolph it can be a time of magic. In the center of all of the fun is the Christmas tree. Let's find out what you know about this tradition.
Tough, 10 Qns, dcpddc478, Sep 04 22
Tough
dcpddc478
Sep 04 22
2593 plays
26.
  Origins of Christmas Traditions    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A look at the historical, pagan, secular, and Christian origins of common Christmas practices and symbols.
Tough, 10 Qns, skylarb, Jan 12 18
Tough
skylarb
Jan 12 18
3607 plays
27.
  Fun Christmas Quiz 1    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is my first quiz. The questions pertain to everything related to Christmas.
Average, 10 Qns, magic8ball715, Dec 26 20
Average
magic8ball715
Dec 26 20
2169 plays
28.
  General Christmas Trivia   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is a collection of Christmas trivia that may not be as well known. Enjoy
Difficult, 10 Qns, Nannanut, Jan 03 19
Difficult
Nannanut
Jan 03 19
4805 plays
29.
  Test yourself! Christmas Quiz    
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
Twenty questions, some tough, some easy, to test your knowledge of all things Christmas!
Difficult, 20 Qns, LeicsUK, Oct 26 12
Difficult
LeicsUK
5664 plays
30.
  The Nutcracker Ballet    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
If you love the Nutcracker ballet than this is the quiz for you...good luck.
Tough, 10 Qns, thejazzkickazz, Dec 01 17
Tough
thejazzkickazz gold member
Dec 01 17
3683 plays
31.
  Jingle All the Way!    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here are some questions about Christmas, more or less.
Average, 10 Qns, Rehaberpro, Jun 04 14
Average
Rehaberpro
1427 plays
32.
  Christmas in Poetry   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 25 Qns
Christmas, in both its sacred and secular aspects, has inspired poets from the 4th century to the present time. Here is an overview of Christmas verse through the years; Enjoy!
Difficult, 25 Qns, jouen58, Jun 01 23
Difficult
jouen58
Jun 01 23
1229 plays
33.
  Yes, Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
"Yes, Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus" (or, its correct title of "Is There a Santa Claus?") is perhaps the most well known newspaper editorial of all, and seems to be reprinted every year at Christmas time. But how much do you know about it?
Difficult, 10 Qns, jcpetersen, Oct 05 07
Difficult
jcpetersen
1999 plays
34.
  Bah, Humbug!    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
While you're busy celebrating Christmas this year, just remember that not everyone enjoys the festive season...
Tough, 10 Qns, helen295, Oct 09 12
Tough
helen295 gold member
3080 plays
35.
  The Yule Lads    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
How much do you know about these fascinating figures from folklore who are an integral part of Icelandic Christmas tradition? Please take this quiz to find out.
Average, 10 Qns, candy-pop, Nov 08 19
Average
candy-pop
Nov 08 19
360 plays
36.
  Guild Christmas Chestnuts   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Put aside that shopping, curl up with a nice mug of cider and take the Quizmaker's Guild Holiday quiz. Here you'll find a Christmas sampling of the little known and unexpected.
Difficult, 10 Qns, uglybird, Jan 10 11
Difficult
uglybird
1150 plays
37.
  'Twas the Night Before Christmas   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
All questions refer to Christmas Eve traditions, culture or entertainment.
Very Difficult, 10 Qns, Mistigris, Dec 08 07
Very Difficult
Mistigris
2345 plays
38.
  Christmas Traditions Multiple Choice Quiz    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz is about the origins of our many Christmas traditions. Hope you enjoy it and Merry Christmas.
Very Difficult, 10 Qns, miaow, Mar 07 14
Very Difficult
miaow
4973 plays
39.
  O Christmas True or Christmas False    
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
If you are trying this in the season of goodwill, bring the family round and for each statement below decide if it is true or false. Try not to argue too much!
Difficult, 20 Qns, Gmackematix, Mar 22 04
Difficult
Gmackematix
2988 plays
40.
  Fun Christmas Quiz 2    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
See how many of these Christmas-related questions you get right.
Tough, 15 Qns, magic8ball715, Aug 22 12
Tough
magic8ball715
931 plays
41.
  The History Of Santa Claus    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz is about the life, legends, and myths of Santa Claus. Merry Christmas, one and all!
Very Difficult, 10 Qns, DakotaNorth, May 15 23
Very Difficult
DakotaNorth gold member
May 15 23
3598 plays
42.
  Tough Christmas Trivia    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here is some tough Christmas trivia
Difficult, 10 Qns, daisyduke71, Dec 27 16
Difficult
daisyduke71
4619 plays
43.
  The Twelve Days Of Christmas    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
While the correct answers to "The Twelve Days of Christmas" quiz might earn a high score, I hope that you find some facts that you did not know about this often misunderstood Christmas song. Enjoy!
Very Difficult, 10 Qns, socalmiguel, Apr 17 12
Very Difficult
socalmiguel
1748 plays
44.
  Christmas Crackers    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Christmas is among the jolliest of holiday seasons. So as you and your family are gathering around the Yule log, test your Christmas knowledge and try my quiz.
Average, 10 Qns, clementine2011, Jan 29 22
Average
clementine2011
Jan 29 22
821 plays
45.
  Christmas Queries    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
It's that time of the year again, and here are ten questions about the Christmas season. Have fun and have a Merry Christmas.
Very Difficult, 10 Qns, kittyconner, Oct 26 12
Very Difficult
kittyconner
1715 plays
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Christmas Trivia Questions

1. Which country celebrates Christmas not by having Santa Claus visit, but with 13 mischievous trolls roaming the countryside the week before Christmas dropping off presents for the good children and leaving rotting potatoes for the bad kids?

From Quiz
Phoenix Rising's Really BIG Zoom Christmas Party

Answer: Iceland

Each of the 13 'j├│lasveinar' (Yule Boys) has his own personality trait / job description including: Doorway-Sniffer, Spoon-Licker, Sausage-Swiper, Candle-Stealer, Curd-Gobbler, and the creepily named Window-Peeper. Each troll takes turns visiting Icelandic children who have left shoes in their bedroom window awaiting gifts. Question contributed by Phoenix Rising Team member 1nn1 who must remember to check his shoes for rotten potatoes over the festive season.

2. The Christmas tree in London's Trafalgar Square is gifted each year by what other country?

From Quiz Merry Christmas Everybody!

Answer: Norway

Norway has been gifting the Christmas tree as thanks to the UK for their assistance in WW2. This tradition was started in 1947. BillMcC

3. According to an old song, what it good to have "roasting on an open fire"?

From Quiz Splash's Yuletide Potpourri

Answer: Chestnuts

"Chestnuts roasting on an open fire, Jack Frost nipping at your nose, Yuletide carols being sung by a choir And folks dressed up like eskimos..." Written as "The Christmas Song", this is more commonly known as "Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire". The first recording was by the Nat King Cole trio in 1946. It has been widely covered since. Chestnuts are brown nuts that grow in a spiky shell on trees in forests and parks. Not all chestnuts are good eat, some are harmful. Most people buy the good kind from a shop. There are different ways of roasting them. One of the best is to wrap them in foil and put them in a medium hot fire for 15 minutes. If you do not have an open fire, you can cook them in an oven, but be sure to pierce them with a small hole first or they could explode.

4. Which fictional character, originally created in the nineteenth century, has been played on the big screen by numerous actors including Glyn Dearman, Ryan Ochoa and Robin the Frog?

From Quiz Christmas Selection Box

Answer: Tiny Tim Cratchit

Tiny Tim Cratchit first appeared in Charles Dickens' classic seasonal tale 'A Christmas Carol', which was first published in 1843. Tiny Tim is the youngest child of Bob and Mrs Cratchit and has five older siblings. Bob Cratchit is the downtrodden clerk who works for the tyrannical miser Ebenezer Scrooge. Tiny Tim is a weak and sickly child who, it is implied, may not have long to live. Although Tim only appears briefly in the novel, his plight, when revealed to Scrooge by the Ghost of Christmas Present, is a major factor in bringing about Scrooge's change of heart. His heartstrings having been well and truly tugged by Tiny Tim's patient suffering, Scrooge brings the family a large turkey on Christmas Day, promises to be a kinder and more generous employer to Bob Cratchit, and to help the family in any way he can. Scrooge also becomes a 'second father' to Tiny Tim. Such is the enduring appeal of 'A Christmas Carol' that it has been adapted countless times for film, television, radio and the stage. My personal favourite screen adaptation of the novel is 'The Muppet Christmas Carol' in which Robin the Frog, voiced by Jerry Nelson, plays the role of Tim, with his parents played by Kermit and Miss Piggy.

5. The Yule Lads are often described as the Icelandic version of Santa Claus; however, while there is only one Santa, how many Yule Lads are commonly part of the modern day Icelandic Christmas story?

From Quiz The Yule Lads

Answer: 13

The Yule Lads have been part of Icelandic folklore for hundreds of years. They are sometimes also known as Yuletide-Lads or Yulemen and their Icelandic name is Jolasveinarnir. In earlier times the number and nature of the Yule Lads often differed from region to region and the stories surrounding the Yule Lads depicted them as anything from mischievous pranksters to homicidal monsters. However, the modern incarnations of the Yule Lads, including their canonical names and personalities, can be traced back to the poem 'Jolasveinarnir' which was featured in a collection of Christmas poems by Icelandic poet Johannes Ur Kotlum in 1932.

6. What "C" word is a name for special songs heard during the Christmas season?

From Quiz C Is for Christmas

Answer: Carols & carol & caroling

Another name for carols is noels. Christmas carols first appeared in English during the early 15th century. An English pastor by the name of John Awdlay is credited with one of the first carol books which he entitled "Caroles of Cristemas". Today the tradition of wassailing and caroling continues across the world as friends and family go out into the community singing these special Christmas songs.

7. Christmas is the time at which the birth of Christ is celebrated by Christians around the world. Who was Jesus' mother?

From Quiz 9 of 10 Christmas

Answer: Mary

Most Christians believe that Mary was a virgin when she became pregnant with Jesus. Catholics in particular believe that Mary was the Immaculate Conception, meaning that she was born without original sin.

8. Tannenbaum is a German word meaning what?

From Quiz Jingle All the Way!

Answer: Fir Tree

The Christmas song "O Tannenbaum" was composed by Ernst Ansch├╝tz in 1824. Although now considered a holiday song, it was written with a different meaning. The tannenbaum or fir tree was a symbol of fidelity in those days so it was written as a chastisement for an unfaithful maiden. The custom of decorating a fir tree is believed to have started in Germany in the 19th century and spread through out the world. Sometimes you will hear it with the German "O Tannenbaum"; other times you may hear it "O Christmas Tree", the anglicized version.

9. Which evergreen plant has long been associated with Christmas?

From Quiz Christmas Traditions

Answer: Mistletoe

The name "mistletoe" comes from the second century Anglo-Saxon word "misteltan." "Mistel" in Old English means dung and "tan" means twig. Because the plant grows in harsh climates yet comes back faithfully every year, early Christians believed that mistletoe symbolized God's love and purpose for mankind. Scandinavian warriors would stop fighting in the middle of battle in a gesture of peace if they found themselves standing under a mistletoe-bearing tree. Those long-ago messages of peace and love have morphed into what we now celebrate as a romantic gesture of love: kissing under the mistletoe.

10. The song "Here Comes Santa Claus" was co-written by Gene Autry and who else?

From Quiz Fun Christmas Quiz 2

Answer: Oakley Haldeman

Gene Autry was inspired to write the lyrics to this song in 1946 while riding his horse during the Santa Claus Lane Parade. Halderman wrote the music and Autry first recorded the song in 1947 where it would become a number 5 country song and a number 9 pop song. He also performed the song in his 1949 movie "Cowboys and Indians".

11. What Christmas treat is often peppermint flavored and shaped like a shepherd's staff?

From Quiz All These Things And More

Answer: Candy canes

In 1670, a German choirmaster had simple sugar sticks bent to resemble shepherd staffs and the sweet treats were passed out to children to quiet them during church ceremonies. And so the candy cane was born. The red and white stripes and peppermint flavor were not added to the canes until the 19th century. Candy canes are now a Christmas tradition, they come in an array of colors and flavors, with more than 1.76 billion canes made annually for the holiday season.

12. The traditional Christmas dinner in the UK always has sprouts as part of the meal. I hate sprouts. The full name for this vegetable includes the name of the capital city of which country?

From Quiz Why I Hate Christmas

Answer: Belgium

Brussels sprouts are a member of the Brassica family and look like small cabbages. Their scientific name is Brassica oleracea, gemmifera group, and an early version of sprouts has been found to date back to ancient Roman times. The modern version has been confirmed to have existed in the 16th century, although they possibly originated three centuries earlier in the country now called Belgium. The unpleasant smell and taste of sprouts is caused by overcooking, which probably explains my aversion, particularly from school dinners, but I'm still not tempted to try them.

13. Which Leith printer produced the first "Yuletide card", in 1841, five years before the first commercially produced Christmas card?

From Quiz Christmas Crackers

Answer: Charles Drummond

His card was designed for Hogmanay (which was more important than Christmas in Scotland) and depicted a cheery character proclaiming "A gude New Year, and mony o' them".

14. Until the mid-20th century what was used for tinsel on Christmas trees?

From Quiz "Oh Christmas Tree"

Answer: strips of silver

Real silver was used as tinsel for over 300 years. It was rolled out flat and sliced into thin strips. It was used over and over again and passed down through the generations. It tarnished easily and had to be polished every year by hand. In the 19th century lead was added to help the tinsel hang better, but it was removed in the 20th century because of health concerns.

15. In which year was "The Twelve Days of Christmas" first printed?

From Quiz The Twelve Days Of Christmas

Answer: 1780

The printed game of "The Twelve Days of Christmas" appeared for the first time between 1780 and 1800 in two separate editions. The publication was included in an inexpensive collection of games intended not only for Christmas celebration, but for general children's entertainment.

16. In the rather obscure carol 'Three Kings from Persian Lands Afar', to where are we told the wise men followed the pointing star?

From Quiz Guild Christmas Chestnuts

Answer: Jordan

This beautiful carol (words and music by Peter Cornelius (1824-1874)) is not well known (in the UK at least), but is very lovely. Cornelius was a pupil of Lizst.

17. The editorial "Yes, Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus" was first published in which New York City newspaper?

From Quiz Yes, Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus

Answer: The New York Sun

"The New York Sun" was very slow to recognize the importance of the editorial, and even though the paper got annual requests for the editorial to be republished, refused to do so for five years following the initial publication and then did it only reluctantly. It wasn't until the 1920s that "The Sun" reprinted the editorial annually until the paper went out of business in 1949.

18. After hearing a clatter, "I" ran to the window. What did I do first?

From Quiz The Night Before Christmas - Poem

Answer: Tore open the shutters

After tearing open the shutters, he threw up the sash and admired the fresh snowfall below.

19. "Bah, humbug"! This man is the picture of misery. He was greedy, rude, and just not a friendly guy. He was Charles Dickens' main character in "A Christmas Carol".

From Quiz Santa Who?

Answer: Ebenezer Scrooge

"A Christmas Carol" was written in 1843. Scrooge's last name was put into the English language as a descriptive term for a miserable person. Well, if the shoe fits...

20. What is the German version of "O Christmas Tree"?

From Quiz Christmas

Answer: O Tannenbaum

The Christmas tree plays a big part in this celebration for most people and in the past, the evergreen tree was decorated as a symbol of prosperity and ever-lasting life. The early German settlers it is said, introduced their Tannenbaum (or Christmas tree) to America.

21. Everyone knows that December 25 is Christmas Day, but do you know why?

From Quiz A Wreath of Christmas Miscellany

Answer: That's the date the Church decided on.

The Church (at a Council in the year 440) fixed December 25 as the date on which Christians would celebrate Jesus' birth. Why December 25? Because it coincides with the Winter Solstice, and that was a festival time in most cultures. The Church merely Christianized the pagan revels! Scholars suggest that the actual birth of Christ was more likely to have been in the spring, when shepherds would be much more likely to be abiding in the fields, keeping watch over their flocks by night, while the new lambs were being born. Even in Israel, it gets pretty chilly on December 25!

22. What is the capital of Christmas Island?

From Quiz Christmas

Answer: The Settlement

Christmas Island was named by Captain William Mynors of the East India Ship Company when he discovered it on Christmas Day 1643. Christmas Island is located in the Indian Ocean, and although it is an Australian Territory, its closest neighbour is Java, 360km away. Murray Hill and Smith Point are both landmarks on the island, Paro is on Easter Island.

23. In 1999 Queen Elizabeth II changed her supplier of Christmas puddings from posh grocer Fortnum and Masons to which much less posh supermarket chain?

From Quiz Christmas Queries

Answer: Tesco

Many an eyebrow was raised when this was announced. Fortnum and Masons had been grocers to the royal family for so long that to change to Tesco was seen as a step downwards. It seems the reason for this is that the queen simply prefers the taste of the cheaper puddings, though she still has her mince pies delivered from Fortnum and Masons.

24. What did Harry Potter get for his first Christmas at Hogwarts that was extremely useful?

From Quiz General Christmas Trivia

Answer: An invisibility cloak

Harry did also get a lumpy looking jumper from Mrs. Weasley but the cloak was much more useful.

25. Which Gospel(s) speak of the events surrounding Christ's birth?

From Quiz Christmas According to the Bible

Answer: Matthew and Luke

Matthew alone includes the story of the magi, as told in chapter two of his Gospel. Luke alone includes the details of the birth of Christ's cousin, John the Baptist, and of Mary's visit to her cousin Elizabeth during her own pregnancy. Mark begins in medias res, with Christ's ministry, and John does too, after first describing Christ as being with God in the beginning.

26. In the popular song, what brought 'Frosty the Snowman' to life?

From Quiz Christmas Entertainment

Answer: a hat

The children placed an old silk hat on the snowman and he came to life. It was a magic hat.

27. In what century was St. Nicholas first mentioned?

From Quiz The History Of Santa Claus

Answer: 4th Century

St. Nicholas is first mentioned in the forth century. Christians believe that St. Nicholas was a Bishop from Asia Minor. He was also a Bishop in Myra and Lycia, in Turkey.

28. When was the first Christmas celebrated on December 25th?

From Quiz Tough Christmas Trivia

Answer: 4th Century

It was first celebrated in the fourth Century. The Catholic church wanted to have a celebration on the same day as a pagan holiday.

29. Who created the music to the Nutcracker?

From Quiz The Nutcracker Ballet

Answer: Tchaikovsky

Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky was perhaps the greatest Russian composer. He created the opera 'Eugene Onegin' and the ballet 'Swan Lake', but I would argue that the 'Nutcracker' was his greatest and most enduring work!

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