Every year, as the winter season arrives, we all eagerly wait for the most joyous festival of all―Christmas. We think of Jesus, angels, Santa Claus, Rudolph, and decorate our homes with stockings and candies. But do you know why? This CelebrationJoy article on Christmas holiday trivia, will give you an informative peek into the tradition of Christmas, and more.
Did You Know?
The birth of Jesus was not celebrated for the first 300 years of Christianity’s existence, at all! The first mention of December 25th being a holiday on account of Christ’s birth, was in 336 CE, in an early Roman calendar.
Christmas is a wonderful time to remember how our Lord Jesus came into this world, as a human, to save all of mankind from sin. It’s the time to celebrate the eternal life we share with Christ. The warmth of Christmas season, and festivities involved with it, certainly leave us excited and elated. Moreover, we invite our family and friends over to share in the joy. Fun dinners, parties, carol singing, etc., are all a part of the celebration. To enhance the mood at such get-togethers, hosts often organize party games which involve trivia and quizzes. This increases the energy levels at the party and keeps everybody involved.
In the following section, we give you some questions that will help you organize a Christmas quiz, which is one of the easiest activities to plan. Most of the questions are not too difficult, as this is intended to be a fun activity which involves all generations feasting together under the decorative lights of Christmas. However, these questions will definitely help you understand more than what you already know about this day.
Q1. Who created Rudolph, the most popular reindeer of Santa Claus?
Q2. Who was the star of the Christmas movie ‘Jingle All the Way’?
Q3. What is the first name of Scrooge, the principal character of the novel, A Christmas Carol?
Q4. How many reindeer drive Santa Claus’ sleigh (counting Rudolph)?
Q5. Who once stole Christmas?
Q6. Who was the author of ‘A Christmas Carol’?
Q7. Who was the star of the movie titled ‘White Christmas’?
Q8. Which Christmas carol did Jimmy Boyd make famous when he was just 13 years old?
Q9. Which country was the first to use the tradition of Christmas trees?
Q10. Who invented electric Christmas lights?
Q11. The legend of Santa Claus is associated with which saint or monk?
Q12. Which was the last US state to declare an official holiday for Christmas?
Q13. Which was the first country to issue a Christmas postage stamp?
Q14. When was the world’s first Christmas card sent?
Q15. When was Christmas declared as a federal holiday?
Q16. Which country has a tradition of a witch dropping gifts for children through the chimney at Christmas?
Q17. Which of the following is not the name of one of Santa’s reindeer – Dasher, Donner, Doppler, and Dancer?
Q18. What is Santa Claus called in France?
Q19. Which country is the largest exporter of Christmas trees?
Q20. Which American President banned Christmas trees in the White House?
Q21. How many days do we have between Christmas and the Epiphany?
Q22. Which country follows the tradition to light candles on the graves of relatives, on Christmas eve?
Q23. Where did the Nativity take place?
Q24. Which of these was not a gift given by the ‘Wise Men’ to Baby Jesus – gold, silver, myrrh, or frankincense?
Q25. Which company made the concept of Santa Claus popular worldwide?
Q26. Which popular Christmas song was penned by James Lord Pierpont?
Q27. How many ghosts are there in ‘A Christmas Carol’?
Q28. Which of Santa’s reindeer is named after another animal?
Q29. Who was the first person to wear a tailored Santa costume and walk around the store, distributing gifts?
Q30. Is there a Mrs. Santa Claus?
Q31. December 26th, the day after Christmas is celebrated as ___________?
Q32. What was the name of the animated Christmas movie featuring Tom Hanks?
Q33. Who designed the first Christmas card?
Q34. Why are Christmas candy canes red and white in color?
Q35. Who helps Santa Claus in making his gifts?
Q36. According to the Holy Bible, Jesus Christ was born in a ___________.
Q37. Which Christmas song holds the credit as the most-selling Christmas single of all time?
Q38. Should you believe us when we say that once upon a time, Christmas celebrations were banned in England?
Q39. What are the popular Christmas colors after red and green?
Q40. According to the Italian tradition, who delivers gifts to good children on the eve of Epiphany?
Christmas not only brings about the joy of Christ’s birth, but also enlivens the atmosphere with the characters associated with this day. The eagerness to meet Santa Claus, the pleasure of reading how the Grinch stole Christmas, the excitement to greet each other, and the sapidity of Christmas dinners. Christmas has always been a festival that brings friends and families together. It depicts peace, love, warmth, and generosity. We hope that these trivia questions helped you get an insightful glimpse of how Christmas has evolved all the way, right from its origin. If you dig deeper, there are many fascinating stories related to this festive season. So keep digging, keep finding, and keep on getting amazed. Merry Christmas!