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Christmas Trivia Questions and Answers

Christmas Trivia Questions and Quizzes

Christmas celebrations vary in different parts of the world, and these differences and similarities present a great source of trivia questions. Use these quizzes for team competitions among diverse age groups. There is something of interest whether you are four or 94. Everyone knows just enough Christmas trivia to keep the ball rolling and the discussions alive. Friends and family can gather around the cozy fireplace for tales of past Christmases and a game of trivia. Christmas-themed quizzes are perfect car games on those long road trips as you travel for the holidays. Whether you plan to hand out toys, candies or smiles, you will learn something new with every Christmas trivia question you answer.

How many reindeer drive Santa Claus’ sleigh?

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How many reindeer drive Santa Claus’ sleigh?
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Santa Claus’s sleigh is led by 9 reindeer: Vixen, Prancer, Comet, Cupid, Dunder, Blixem, Dasher, Dancer, and Rudolph. Their names first appeared in 1823 at the poem “The Night Before Christmas” and Rudolf was added later in the 20th century.
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Which famous Christmas poem was written by Clement Clark Moore?

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Christmas poem written by Clement Clark Moore
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Twas the night before Christmas.
The poem originally called “A Visit from St. Nicholas” but is more commonly known as “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas” from its first line, is a poem published anonymously in 1823 but later attributed to Clement Clarke Moore.

How many species of birds are mentioned in the Twelve Days of Christmas song?

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Christmas Trivia Questions Card birds Twelve Days of Christmas song
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6 species of birds: Partridge, Turtle Doves, French Hens, Calling Birds, Geese, and Swans.
The version of the “Twelve Days of Christmas” that we know today dates back only as far as 1909 when Frederic Austin’s transcription of the words and his own tune were published in London. The lyrics of the “Twelve Days of Christmas” sound jolly, but the light-heartedness obscures a mixture of astronomical mnemonics, numerology, and pagan cosmology. There are a total of 184 birds in the 12 Days of Christmas.

In which 1942 musical film starring Bing Crosby, Virginia Dale and Fred Astair has originally featured the famous song “White Christmas”?

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Christmas Trivia Questions Card musical song White Christmas
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Holiday Inn.
“Holiday Inn” features 13 Christmas songs by famous composer Irving Berlin, including “White Christmas” one of the biggest-selling recordings in music history! It is an American musical comedy directed by Mark Sandrich and starring Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire. It is nominated for 3 Academy Awards.

Who is the patron saint of Children?

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Who is the patron saint of Children
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Saint Nicholas.
Saint Nicholas, was an early Christian bishop of the ancient Greek city of Myra in Asia Minor, is known as the patron saint of children and also of sailors and students in various cities and countries around Europe. His legendary habit of secret gift-giving gave rise to the traditional model of Santa Claus.

Which 1946 Christmas film starring James Stewart and Donna Reed is based on a short story written by Philip Van Doren Stern called “The Greatest Gift”?

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Christmas Trivia Questions Card 1946 Christmas film James Stewart The Greatest Gift
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It's a Wonderful Life.
“It’s a Wonderful Life” is one of the most popular films ever produced by director Frank Capra. it is an American Christmas fantasy comedy-drama film based on the short story and booklet “The Greatest Gift” written by Philip Van Doren Stern wrote in 1939 and published privately in 1946.

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