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How many horses are pulling the sleigh in the song "Jingle Bells"?

Christmas Present Bonus: For an extra 100 points, sing Jingle Bells for 30 seconds (not part of the 30sec answer period)


Sing with passion!


Name three Christmas songs and three Christmas movies

Correct if 6 right answers were given


Describe 3 facts about the character the Grinch 

-Green humanoid creature

-hates Christmas

-grows a heart

-played by Jim Carrey

-has a dog Max

-befriends Cindy Lou Who


Kids leave this out for Santa on Christmas Eve night

Milk and cookies


We all know that Rudolph has a red nose, but does he have antlers?

Christmas Present Bonus: for 200 bonus points, sing the full song of Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer



What does a nutcracker resemble?

A toy soldier


Name all three gifts that the wise men brought to Jesus

Gold, Frankincense, and Myrrh


What Christmas song is the group Boney M known for singing? 

Christmas Present Bonus: For 100 points, what popstar sings the Christmas song 'Mistletoe'?

Mary's Boy Child

Bonus Answer: Justin Bieber


Which Christmas song contains the lyrics "Everyone dancing merrily in the new old-fashioned way"?

Christmas Present Bonus: For 100 points each, what was the name of the original singer and their age when they sang this song?

Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree

Bonus Answer: Brenda Lee and 13 years old


In "A Christmas Story", what present does Ralphie want? 

*Christmas Present Bonus* For 200 points, what does everyone tell him about the present?

A Red Ryder BB Gun (BB gun is acceptable)

"You'll shoot your eye out"


What does "trim a Christmas tree" mean?

Christmas Present Bonus: For 100 bonus points, how many days are in an advent calendar?

“Trimming” in this case means decorating, similar to when we say a “Christmas Dinner with all the trimmings”, as in mashed potatoes, salad, etc. That enhances the look of the meal similar to how lights, baubles, and tinsel do to a tree

Bonus Answer: 24\25 days


What is an alternative way of writing "Christmas"?

"Xmas" - Lots of people think this is just a modern-day abbreviation – but it actually dates back to the 16th century! The ‘X’ is said to represent the Greek letter ‘Chi’– the first letter in the Greek word for Christ, Χριστός (pronounced ‘Christos’). 


Guess these two Christmas song emojis for 200 points (Plus a Christmas Present Bonus of 100 points) (Question #1 and #2)

Good luck, loser!


Where does Spanish Santa Claus leave gifts?

A) In boots
B) Under the tree
C) On the balcony

D) On the bed

C) On the balcony


What was Frosty The Snowman's nose made of? (hint - think of the song) - change to name to ajeditives to describe - happy, jolly

Christmas Present Bonus: For 100 bonus points, what did Frosty do when the magic hat was placed on his head and he came to life? (hint - think of the song) 

A button

Bonus answer: He began to dance around


Name all nine of Santa's reindeer

-Name the city featured in the movie "How The Grinch Stole Christmas"

Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen, and Rudolph

- Whoville


Name one actor in the movie "Mixed Nuts"

Christmas Present Bonus: for each additional actor named you get 100 bonus points

Steve Martin, Madeline Kahn, Rita Wilson, Anthony LaPaglia, Garry Shandling, Rob Reiner, Juliette Lewis, Adam Sandler, and Liev Schreiber (his first film)


Name three Christmas traditions

Christmas Present Bonus: name seven traditions total for double the points!

Giving presents, wrapping presents, hanging stockings, putting milk and cookies out, baking cookies/deserts, singing Happy Birthday to Jesus, going to Church, eating Christmas dinner, decorating the Christmas tree, seeing the family on Christmas eve/day


What can be made in the snow and also put on the Christmas tree?

An Angel


Too easy

What's the name of the Grinch's pet dog?



After Joseph, Mary, and Jesus left Bethlehem, they went to which country?

Christmas Present Bonus: for 100 bonus points, why did they go to this country?


Bonus Answer: Soon after the visit by the wisemen, an angel appeared to Joseph in a dream telling him to flee to Egypt with Mary and the infant Jesus since King Herod would seek the child to kill him (an angel told them or to flee King Herod are acceptable)


Johnny Marks wrote the songs "Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer" and "Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree". What was the other Christmas song he wrote?

A) Jingle Bell Rock

B) Holly Jolly Christmas

C) Be My Baby

D) Jingle Bells

B) Holly Jolly Christmas


What song does Cindy Lou Who sing in her bedroom in "How The Grinch Stole Christmas"?

Where Are You Christmas? 


What actor plays Santa Claus in The Santa Clause 1, 2, and 3?

Christmas Present Bonus: what's the character's name before he becomes Santa Claus for a 200 point bonus

Tim Allen

Bonus Answer: Scott Calvin 


What's the name of the company that's most known to star Santa Claus in their advertisements since the 1920's?

Coca Cola. Prior to 1931, Santa was depicted as everything from a tall gaunt man to a spooky-looking elf. Previously, people would paint men dressed as Santa but Coke's artist was the first to paint Santa himself. He based the look of Santa on the poem "Twas The Night Before Christmas", making him how he looks today


*Too easy

What movie character said "Maybe Christmas doesn't come from a store, maybe Christmas, perhaps means a little bit more"?  

Christmas Present Bonus: 100 points to also name the author

The Grinch

Bonus Answer: Dr Seuss 


Name 4 items you need in order to wrap presents

A present/gift, box, tape, wrapping paper/bag, scissors, name tag, bow 


Which country started the tradition of putting up a Christmas tree?


B) Austria

C) Germany

D) France

C) Germany. The modern Christmas tree originated in Germany, where families set up a paradise tree in their homes on December 24, the religious feast day of Adam and Eve


In the song "The 12 Days of Christmas", what was on the 10th day?

Christmas Present Bonus: Extra 200 points to name what was on the 7th and 8th days

10 Lords-a-leaping

Bonus answer: 7 Swans-a-swimming and 8 Maids-a-milking


Guess two Christmas Song Emojis for 250 points each (Question #3 and #4)


Which song was the first to mention Santa Claus?

A) Up On The Housetop

B) Joy To The World

C) Santa Claus Is Coming To Town

D) Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer

A) Up On The Housetop


Name the 4 ghosts that visit Ebenezer Scrooge in "A Christmas Carol"

The Ghost of Christmas Past, The Ghost of Christmas Present, The Ghost of Christmas Yet To Come, and Jacob Marley


The name of a famous Russian ballet about Christmas

The Nutcracker


What are female turkeys called?

Christmas Present Bonus: For 100 bonus points, what are male turkeys called?

Hens or Jennies

Bonus Answer: Toms or Gobblers


What was the present that wasn't delivered to Gwen (the little girl) on Christmas night in Arthur Christmas?

Christmas Present Bonus: What is the name of the actor who voices Arthur? (200 points)

A bicycle

Bonus Answer: James McAvoy


In which country does a woman play the role of Santa Claus?
A) Italy
B) Sweden
C) Russia

D) Canada

Christmas Present Bonus: What is customary to do in Spain at midnight on New Year's Eve for 200 bonus points?

A) Shout "Hooray!"
B) Sing "Deck The Halls"

C) Write wishes on paper and burn them

D) Eat 12 grapes

A) Italy

Bonus Answer: D) Eat 12 grapes. To ensure good luck for the next year, people eat one green grape for each of the upcoming twelve months.


What Christmas song was based on a poem?

A) Jingle Bells

B) Happy Birthday

C) Up On The Housetop

D) Oh Come All Ye Faithful

C) Up On The Housetop


In "The Polar Express", how can you hear the magic bells?  - Name 3 movies released before 1990

If you believe in Santa Claus - It's a Wonderful Life, Christmas Carol, Christmas Vacation, A Christmas Story, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, Frosty the Snowman


What is the main reason Buddy goes to New York in the movie "Elf"? New - Name the three elf rules

Christmas Present Bonus: name two*change to 3* of the things Buddy does when he first arrives in New York City for 100 bonus points - New - name the three elf food groups

To get his dad on the good list 

Bonus Answer: eat gum off the railing, enters "the world's best cup of coffee" store, takes flyers from people handing them out, runs around in a revolving door


What fruit is traditionally put inside a Christmas stocking?

A) Oranges

B) Cranberries

C) Strawberries

D) Apples

A) Oranges. Some believe the festive tradition of putting oranges or clementine in Christmas stockings started in America during the Great Depression in the 1930s when families struggled to afford gifts so left the small piece of fruit in their children's stocking instead.


What are two other official names that Santa Claus is called?

Christmas Present Bonus: Extra 200 points for a third name of Santa Claus

Kris Kringle, Father Christmas, Saint Nick/Nicholas, and Papa Noel


How many Lego sets are sold every second during the Christmas season?

A) 16

B) 28

C) 31

D) 108

B) 28 sets of LEGOS are sold every second during the Christmas season


What fact is not explicitly stated in the Bible regarding Jesus' birth:

A) Mary gave birth to Jesus in Bethlehem 

B) Jesus was born in a manger

C) The wise men visited the newborn baby Jesus

D) King Herod called for the death of all boys 2 years old and younger

C) The wise men visited the newborn baby Jesus - the exact date of when they arrived is never stated in the Bible. After King Herod meets with them (before they visit Jesus), he orders all boys 2 years old and younger slain. So Jesus could have been as old as 2 when the wise men arrived 


What are the names of the three Chipmunks that sing "The Chipmunk Song, Christmas Don't Be Late"? (2/3 names will get you 350 points)

Alvin, Simon, and Theodore


What did Rudolph and his friends do to avoid getting hurt by the Abominable Snow Monster (either the first or second time)?

Christmas Present Bonus: extra 200 points to name both times

They drifted away on a piece of ice (the Abominable Snow Monster couldn't swim) and later Hermey pulled out all his teeth when a bolder was pushed on his head and knocked him out


In Home Alone, the McCallister's are going on vacation to this city when they leave Kevin at home - Name 5 Christmas movies released in 2000 or later

Christmas Present Bonus: Name three reasons that contributed to Kevin being left at home for 200 bonus points

Paris - How The Grinch Stole Christmas, Elf, Jim Carrey's Christmas Carol, Christmas with the Kranks, The Polar Express, The Christmas Chronicles

Bonus Answer: He was sleeping in the attic, he was sleeping alone, the power went out (no alarms made them late), a cousin accidently head counted a neighbour's head instead of Kevin's in the van, everyone was in a rush, his plane ticket was thrown away by mistake


According to tradition, when should you have your Christmas decorations down by: 

A) December 24th

B) December 30th

C) January 4th

D) January 5th

D) January 5th or 6th (twelve days after Christmas, depends on if you include Christmas or not) 


What creature was stirring in the poem "Twas The Night Before Christmas"?

Christmas Present Bonus: For 100 bonus points, visions of which food danced in children’s heads as they slept in the poem “‘Twas The Night Before Christmas?”

No creature

Bonus Answer: Sugar plums


Which states were the first and last to recognize Christmas as a holiday? 

A) Alabama and Oklahoma

B) Detroit and Chicago

C) Indiana and Virginia

D) Washington and California

A) Alabama (1836) and Oklahoma (1907). The federal government announced December 25 a public holiday in 1870. 


- What was not stated in the bible:

A) Jesus' birth was on Dec 25th

B) Mary and Joseph rode a donkey to Bethleham

C) slj

How many festive bells do the Japanese hear on New Year's Eve?

A) 14

B) 71

C) 108

D) 576

C) 108. In the last moments of December 31, temple bells ring out across the nation to signal the end of one year and the start of the next. At each temple, the bells sound 108 times in a Buddhist ritual called joya no kane that represents the cleansing of 108 worldly passions



Who was the original singer/band of the song "Last Christmas"?

Christmas Present Bonus: 100 bonus points for every cover artist of the song you name

George Michael / Wham

Bonus answer: Taylor Swift, Hilary Duff, Backstreet Boys, Crazy Frog, Carly Rae Jepsen, Ariana Grande, Glee, etc


Which holiday was ‘Jingle Bells..’ originally written for?

A) New Years

B) Easter

C) Hanukkah

D) Thanksgiving

D) Thanksgiving, James Lord Pierpont wrote a song called "One Horse Open Sleigh" and performed it at his church's Thanksgiving concert originally. In 1857, it was republished under the name "Jingle Bells"


What is the plot in "Ernest Saves Christmas"? 

- What is the name of the actor that plays Ernest in "Ernest Saves Christmas"

He needs to help convince someone to become the new Santa Claus 

- Jim Varney


What birds are popular on Christmas cards?

Christmas Present Bonus: name two elves for a bonus 100 points or three elves for 200 bonus points

Northern Cardinals

Bonus Answer: Buddy the Elf, Papa Elf, Hermey, Bernard (from The Santa Clause), Snap, Crackle, and Pop (counts as one), Legolas, Elrond, Galadriel, Link, Zelda, etc


Who wrote the famous book "A Christmas Carol"?

Charles Dickens


How many years on average does it take for a Christmas Tree to fully grow?

It takes on average 6-8 years for a Christmas tree to be fully grown, but it can take as long as fifteen years (6, 7, 8, or 15 years would be accepted)


The French word “Noel” is often used around Christmas, but what was its original meaning in Latin?



***Too easy 

Continue the next line of the song:

It's the most wonderful time of the year

With the kids jingle-belling, And everyone telling you

Be of good cheer


Why is the song ‘Jingle Bells’ so important?

A) It’s played in hospitals in America for the birth of any child on December 25th

B) It’s the first known Christmas song

C) It was the first song played using a trumpet

D) It was the first song ever played in space

D) It was the first song ever played in space


What hit Mrs. Munchnik's car in "Mixed Nuts"?

A fruit cake


*Too easy

The first gingerbread house was inspired by which fairy tale?

Hansel & Gretel


What song introduced "Olive, the other reindeer"?

Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer (it's a mondegreen where some people mishear "Olive" instead of "all of" the other reindeer) - this was from Leanne's trivia game so blame her


What is the most common colour of Mistletoe berries?

White is the most common colour though they can also have yellow, pink, or red berries depending on the species (the Holly plant that is usually also hung with Mistletoe has red berries)


What fact is not explicitly stated in the Bible regarding Jesus' birth:

A) There are three wise men

B) Jesus was born from a virgin

C) An Angel appeared to Mary and told her she will give birth to Jesus

D) Shepherds are the first to hear about Jesus' birth from the Angels

A) The Bible indicates there were wise "men" (plural) and it's assumed three due to the three different gifts given but the Bible doesn't actually state the specific number of wise men


What year was Mariah Carey's Christmas hit "All I Want For Christmas Is You" released?



Too easy

What is the full name of the movie "Christmas Vacation"?

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (the movie is based on a short story written in the National Lampoon's magazine)


How many Home Alone movies are there in total? Hint: there's more than two


Children leave this out for Santa at night in England

Mince Pie


How many tips do traditional snowflakes have?



What was one of the children drinking in the first commercially produced Christmas cards by Henry Cole in 1843?



In which country is it customary to get rid of old things on New Year's Eve?


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