Having an evening of Christmas trivia is the best way to spend time with your family and friends to test their acumen and knowledge. If you so wish, announce a day in advance that you will be having trivia games and there are going to be prizes to be won. Set the mood of the competition by offering them milk and cookies before you start the game. To add variety to the game, divide the game in two rounds and have the winner of the first round wear a Santa Hat. Arranging Christmas trivia activities for adults is fairly easy, all you need to have is a set of questions to ask the participants.
To make the game more exciting, you can base the games on popular TV game shows like 'Who wants to be a Millionaire' or 'Minute to Win it'. You could have the participants sit in a circle and ask them questions one by one or you could divide the guests in two groups and have a team competition.
Remember to keep in the Christmas spirit, and not let things get too competitive. After all, this is supposed to be a fun and learning activity. So without much ado, your time starts...... NOW....
Christmas Trivia Questions
Q1. In Frosty the Snowman, who brought Frosty back to life?
Q2. What is the biggest selling Christmas single of all time?
Q3. Name the three reindeer whose names begin with a "D"?
Dasher, Donder, Dancer
Q4. What snack is often left out for Santa?
Cookies and Milk
Q5. What cola company was known for its ads featuring a big, smiling Santa?
Q6. What do most elves wear on the tips of their shoes?
Q7. After red and green, what are the two most popular Christmas colors?
Silver and Gold
Q8. December 26th, also known as Boxing Day, is the holy day of which saint?
Q9. In the 1800s, what did German settlers in Pennsylvania decorate their homes with for Christmas?
Q10. When were most of the Christmas carols sung today composed?
In the 1700s and 1800s
Q11. Traditionally, what are German children not allowed to see until Christmas Eve?
The Christmas Tree
Q12. Which was the first American state to recognize Christmas as an official holiday?
Q13. Which was the last American state to recognize Christmas as an official holiday?
Q14. Where is America's official national Christmas Tree located?
King's Canyon National Park, California
Q15. What are the names of Santa's reindeer?
Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen and Rudolph
Q16. Name 3 Christmas movies.
A Christmas Story, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, The Polar Express
Q17. What kind of sleigh is used in the carol Jingle Bells?
One Horse Open Sleigh.
Q18. Does Rudolph the reindeer have antlers?
Q19. In which park does Yogi Bear spend Christmas?
The Jelly Stone Park
Q20. Where did mommy kiss Santa Claus?
Under the Mistletoe
Q21. Which Hollywood actor played the role of the Grinch in the movie How the Grinch Stole Christmas?
True or False Christmas Trivia
You can also make the trivia more interesting by having a rapid fire round wherein the participants just have to say true or false. Put a time limit on this round, for example, each participant gets one minute to answer as many questions as possible, and the one with the most number of correct answers wins. Ask quick questions and get someone to mark the scores and check the time. Here are a few questions you could use.
1. The author Charles Dickens wrote 'A Christmas Carol'.
2. The French call Santa Claus 'Père Noél'.
3. During Christmas you kiss under the candy cane.
4. The eldest member of the family get to open the first present.
5. Eggnog was created in France.
6. New York has the tallest living Christmas tree.
7. Billy Bob Thornton starred in the movie 'Bad Santa'.
Christmas trivia games can make your evenings more enjoyable and help get everyone around you in the holiday mood. You can really make the game more exciting by announcing prizes for the winner and runner-up. The trivia can be held just before dinner, or before the presents are opened. Also make sure that you try and include everyone in the game. Here's wishing each one of you a Blessed and Merry Christmas!