Christmas Quiz for Adults

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As the family Christmas quiz is going down so well with you guys and you are asking for more, we’ve pulled together a few more specialists quizzes for you to host. We have already shared the Christmas quiz for kids and the now it is time for a Christmas quiz for adults!  Plus, we have just added a Christmas Music Quiz and a Christmas Movie Quiz, Christmas Food Quiz, a Christmas Drinks Quiz , Christmas Animal Quiz, and Christmas Trivia Quiz.To shake it up a bit why not also add in an Online Christmas Scavenger Hunt round to your quiz.

2020 has certainly been the year for the online quiz. Many of us are jumping onto Zoom video calls whether that’s with friends, family, or co-workers, it’s great way to still stay in touch during social distancing times. It has been a great way to stay in touch, and a quiz just adds a whole element of fun to the online virtual meet-ups.

Hopefully you are all able to keep safe this Christmas 2020 and if you would like to host an online quiz for a group of adults, we have some questions and answers that might do the trick.

The Christmas questions on this quiz are hopefully a little more challenging than the kids-version, although we are sure we can come up with an even more challenging one soon. We have pulled together an epic list of Christmas quiz questions so do pick out the ones that you like best for your own quiz depending on how much time you want to dedicate to the quiz. 

So don your Santa hats, clip on those novelty earrings, and drape some tinsel round your neck and get into the Christmas spirit this year with this Christmas quiz for grownups. 

Christmas Quiz for Adults – 61 Questions and Answers

1. In what film is it ‘Always winter but never Christmas’: a) Elf, b) The Snowman, c) The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe?


2. In which country are children visited by 13 Yule Lads instead of the 1 Santa Claus: a) Iceland, b) France, c) Italy?

a) Iceland

3. How many days are there between Boxing Day, otherwise known as St. Stephen’s Day, and New Year’s Day (not counting Boxing Day or New Year’s Day)?

5 days

4. What job did Jesus’ father Joseph do: a) Carpet Fitter, b) Carpenter, c) Caterer?

b) carpenter

5. How many of Santa’s Reindeer have names beginning with the letter ‘D’?

Three – Dasher, Dancer, Donner

6. In the UK, Christmas decorations traditionally stay up for: a) 12 days, b) 13 days, c) 14 days?

a) 12

7. What guided the Three Wise Men to the birthplace of Jesus?

The Star of Bethlehem

8. What has been given to the people of Britain by the city of Oslo in Norway each year since 1947?

Christmas Tree (displayed in Trafalgar Square)

9. Which Christmas song repeats the lyrics, ‘O come, let us adore Him’?

O Come All Ye Faithful

10. ‘Feliz Navidad’ means Happy Christmas in which language?


11. What type of play, beginning with the letter ‘N’, is performed by children at Christmastime?


12. How many different types of birds are mentioned in the ‘Twelve Days of Christmas’ song?

6 types of birds: Partridge, Turtle Doves, French Hens, Calling Birds, Geese, Swans

13. Which popular Christmas song begins with the lyrics, ‘Oh the weather outside is frightful but the fire is so delightful…’?

Let it snow

14. What type of cake, beginning with the letter P, is traditionally eaten in Italy at Christmastime?


15. Which country is generally credited with starting the Christmas tree tradition: a) Finland, b) Germany, c) Canada?

b) Germany

16. In the Children’s story ‘The Snowman’, who gives a scarf to a young boy?

Father Christmas

17. In which country do millions of people eat KFC for their main Christmas meal?


18. What are the names of the two burglars in the movie ‘Home Alone’?

Harry and Marv

19. How is the snow described as being in the Christmas song ‘Good King Wenceslas’: a) Cold and steep and freezing, b) Deep and crisp and even, c) Warm and slushy and melting?

b) Deep and crisp and even

20. What is Boxing day also known as: a) St Martin’s Day, b) St Joseph’s Day, c) St Stephen’s Day?

c) St. Stephen’s Day

21. In which popular kids Christmas movie does Santa’s son come to the rescue when Santa forgets to give a gift to a young girl?

Arthur Christmas

22. What type of fruit tree is mentioned in the Twelve Days of Christmas song?

Pear tree

23. What part of a Christingle represents the world?

The orange

24. True or false: Christmas crackers were invented by a sweet maker from London called Tom Smith?


25. What was the first Christmas song broadcast from space: a) The First Noel, b) Jingle Bells, c) Let It Snow?

b) Jingle Bells

26. If you went a-wassailing, you would be going: a) Dancing, b) Carol Singing, c) Acting?

b) Carol Singing

27. The term ‘good tidings’ means: a) Good news, b) Good day, c) Good life?

a) Good news

28. If you’re born on Christmas Day, what’s your star (zodiac) sign?


29. Which plant, beginning with P is associated with Christmas?


30. There are 365 days in a year. What number day is Christmas Day?


31. Which popular Christmas beverage is also called “milk punch?”


32. Name two of three other popular names for Santa Claus?

Father Christmas, Kris Kringle and Saint Nick (St. Nicholas)

33. In the movie It’s A Wonderful Life, what happened every time a bell rang?

An angel got his wings

34. Which Hollywood actor played six different roles in The Polar Express?

Tom Hanks

35. Which Christmas song contains the lyric “Everyone dancing merrily in the new old-fashioned way”?

Rocking Around The Christmas Tree

36. Which one of Santa’s reindeer has the same name as another holiday mascot?


37. In the movie Elf, what was the first rule of The Code of Elves?

Treat every day like Christmas

38. The famous song ‘White Christmas’ originally featured in which 1942 musical film starring Bing Crosby, Fred Astair and Virginia Dale?

Holiday Inn

39. In which modern-day country was St. Nicholas born in?


40. How many gifts in total were given in “The Twelve Days of Christmas” song?


41. Visions of which food danced in children’s heads as they slept in the poem “‘Twas The Night Before Christmas”?

Sugar plums

42. Who wrote, “Christmas doesn’t come from a store, maybe Christmas perhaps means a little bit more?”

Dr. Seuss  – from ‘The Grinch Who Stole Christmas’.

43. What is the name of George Bailey’s guardian angel in It’s A Wonderful Life?

Clarence Odbody

44. What was the first company that used Santa Claus in advertising?


45. Which famous Christmas poem was written by Clement Clark Moore?

Twas the night before Christmas (originally called A Visit from St. Nicholas)

46. Balsam, Douglas, Fraser and Noble are all types of what?

Christmas trees / Fir trees

47. By what title was the song Jingle Bells originally released?

One Horse Open Sleigh

48. Which classical ballet tells the story of a girl who visits the Land of Sweets on Christmas Eve?

The Nutcracker

49. In the National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation movie, what creature did the Griswold family discover living in their Christmas Tree?


50. Which British monarch was the first to broadcast a Christmas message from the sovereign to the British Empire?

King George V

51. Which of the gifts presented to Jesus by the Wise Men was commonly used as an anointing oil?


52. Which song repeats the catchy lyrics, ‘pa rum pum pum pum’?

Little Drummer Boy

53. Which Christian feast day is also known as Three Kings Day?


54. Which legendary male actor starred in both of the following Xmas movies: Holiday Inn 1942 and White Christmas 1954?

Bing Crosby

55. Which Christmas movie features Arnold Schwarzenegger?

Jingle All The Way

56. Billy Mack, an ageing rock star in the movie Love Actually, reached number 1 for Christmas with which song?

Christmas Is All Around

57. In Finland, Joulupukki describes a well known Christmas figure, what does the word Joulupukki mean?

Christmas Goat / Yule Goat

58. Which band wrote the song ‘Fairytale of New York’?

The Pogues

59. In which ocean is Christmas Island located?

Indian Ocean

60. What is the name of the tiny Pacific island that is first to celebrate Christmas?


61. On what date to Russians celebrate Christmas?

7th January (Orthodox Christians used the Julian, rather than Gregorian, calendar for religious celebrations)


Good luck with your Christmas quiz for adults! 


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