How Much Do You Know About Christmas Trivia?

By: Heather Cahill
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How Much Do You Know About Christmas Trivia?
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Christmas is the best time of the year, full of family, friends and holiday spirit.Think you know your Christmas facts and trivia? Take the quiz to find out!
Where does Santa Claus live?
The North Pole.
Santa Claus lives in the North Pole. He lives with Mrs. Claus, his crew of elves and all of his reindeer. Hopefully, he takes a vacation!
The South Pole.
The East Pole.
The West Pole.

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Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Blitzen. Which reindeer is missing from this list, excluding Rudolph?
Jupiter.
Mary.
Apollo.
Donner.
Donner is missing from this list. Santa has eight reindeer, nine if Rudolph is included. The reindeer help him fly to deliver presents on Christmas Eve.

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What do people traditionally kiss each other under?
Christmas lights.
Mistletoe.
Traditionally, people kiss each other under mistletoe. This idea is from Norse mythology and continues to be practiced today. It's bad luck to refuse!
A dark cloud.
A stocking.

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Which Christmas carol is about a misfit reindeer?
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.
"Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" is about a misfit reindeer. The carol talks about the many ways that Rudolph doesn't fit in with the others.
Jingle Bells.
Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree.
We Wish You A Merry Christmas.

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What is traditionally hung on the door at Christmas time?
Christmas lights.
An angel.
A snowflake.
A wreath.
Traditionally, a wreath is hung on the door at Christmas time. They are commonly put in other places as well, such as on a car.

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What was the name of the popular snowman that could come to life?
Frosty.
The name of the snowman who could come to life was Frosty. "Frosty the Snowman" is a popular Christmas carol about the friendly snowman.
Rudolph.
Grinch.
Blitzen.

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What is the only thing that Mariah Carey wants for Christmas?
You.
All Mariah Carey wants for Christmas is You! Her Christmas hit, "All I Want for Christmas," was released in 1994, along with a festive music video.
Presents.
Jewelry.
Love.

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What drink is popular around Christmas time?
Peach juice.
Coca-Cola.
Eggnog.
Eggnog is a very popular drink around Christmas time. The history of eggnog goes back to Europe, where is was mostly consumed with alcohol in it.
Water.

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What is it called when there is snow on the ground during Christmas?
A White Christmas.
It is called a White Christmas when there is snow on the ground during the holiday. There is a song of the same name.
Bad weather.
A Snow Day.
Cold Day.

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What does Christmas Day mark?
The day of Jesus' birth.
Christmas Day marks the day that Jesus was born, which Christians celebrate at Christmas. Christians celebrate Easter to mark the day Jesus rose from the dead after his crucifixion.
The day Jesus came back to life.
The day Jesus died.
The day Jesus was imprisoned.

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What is used to count down the days leading up to Christmas?
A Christmas tree ornament.
A stocking.
A wreath.
An advent calendar.
An advent calendar is used to countdown the days until Christmas. Many children use them and eat a chocolate for each day in December, until the 25th.

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How does Santa traditionally enter houses?
By walking through the door.
By climbing through a window.
By going down the chimney.
Santa enters houses by entering through the chimney. It gives him easy access to deliver his many presents without being seen or heard.
By teleportation.

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In a famous Christmas song, who was kissing Santa Claus?
Auntie.
Grandma.
Nanny.
Mommy.
Mommy was kissing Santa Claus! In the song called "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus," a child tells about seeing his mother kissing Santa on Christmas Eve!

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What day is Boxing Day?
December 26.
Boxing Day is on December 26. This is usually a good day to go shopping to take advantage of deals, but it often gets crowded in stores!
January 1.
November 15.
November 30.

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What were people rockin' around?
The wreath.
An angel.
The mistletoe.
The Christmas Tree.
People were "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree." The song is by Brenda Lee and it has become a classic Christmas song since its release in 1958.

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What derives from the idea of hiding food in shoes?
A wreath.
An angel.
Mistletoe.
Stockings.
Stockings come from the idea of hiding food in shoes. This was a popular custom in the Netherlands, where children left food in their shoes for Sinterklaas' horse and he would leave them presents.

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What are Christmas presents typically placed under?
The fireplace.
A Christmas Tree.
Typically, Christmas presents are placed under the Christmas tree until Christmas Day. When Santa Claus visits, he puts his delivered presents under the tree as well.
A bed.
Mistletoe.

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In 'The Twelve Days of Christmas' what was given on the fourth day of Christmas?
Calling birds.
Four calling birds were given on the fourth day of Christmas. The song talks about the gifts that a "true love" gives on each day of the holiday.
Ladies dancing.
Pipers piping.
Golden rings.

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What was the Little Drummer Boy's gift to baby Jesus?
Gold.
A toy.
A song.
The Little Drummer Boy's gift for baby Jesus was a song. The boy was poor, and could only give baby Jesus the gift of a song using his drum.
Nothing.

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Where did the idea of Santa Claus come from?
St. Nicholas.
The idea of Santa Claus came from St. Nicholas. St. Nicholas was an extremely helpful, kind and generous man who tried to help out as many people as he could.
Parents.
People who make donations.
There has always been a Santa Claus.

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Who popularized the Christmas tree?
Prince Albert/Queen Victoria.
Prince Albert/Queen Victoria popularized the Christmas tree. The two were painted with their Christmas tree, which started the tradition.
Beyonce.
Franklin Roosevelt.
Dolly Parton.

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Who was visited by three spirits at Christmas?
Scrooge.
Scrooge was visited by three spirits at Christmas time. They visited to teach him a lesson about compassion and the importance of Christmas spirit.
Santa.
The Grinch.
Frosty.

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What do the red berries on holly represent?
Wine.
Santa Claus.
The blood of Jesus.
The red berries on holly represent the blood of Jesus. The leaves symbolize the crown of thorns that Jesus was wearing before his death.
Nothing.

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Which Christmas song is the best-selling single ever?
White Christmas.
"White Christmas" by Bing Crosby is the best selling single ever. It holds a Guinness World Record for the most singles sold, with over 50 million.
All I Want For Christmas.
I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus.
Frosty the Snowman.

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Who is Krampus?
Santa's helper.
A snowman.
A mean version of Santa.
Krampus is a mean version of Santa Claus. Instead of giving children presents on Christmas, he punishes the children who were bad.
An angel.

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Is it true or false that the first text message ever sent read "Merry Christmas"?
True.
It is true. The first text message ever sent read "Merry Christmas," and it was sent in 1992. It was sent from a computer.
False.

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Where did the idea of Santa's sleigh come from?
The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon.
The idea of Santa's sleigh is from the book titled, 'The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon.' In the story, however, Santa was originally riding in a wagon through the sky.
Airplanes.
Magic.
Cars.

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What is the abbreviation for Christ?
Ch.
CJ.
X.
The abbreviation for Christ is X. This abbreviation is commonly used when abbreviating the word "Christmas" as "Xmas."
Chx.

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What does "Père Noël" translate to in English?
Winter.
Reindeer.
Merry Christmas.
Santa Claus.
"Père Noël" means Santa Claus in English. The word is French, and would directly translate to "Father Christmas."

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Where in the world is there a tradition called mummering?
Newfoundland.
Mummering is a tradition practiced around Christmas time in Newfoundland. It involves dressing up and showing up at someone's house and having them guess who you are.
New York.
Brazil.
England.

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What cartoon do the people of Sweden watch on Christmas Eve?
Scooby-Doo.
South Park.
The Simpsons.
Donald Duck.
In Sweden, they watch Donald Duck on Christmas Eve. They also watch the movie, "From All of Us to All of You," which is a special for the Christmas season.

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Whose Christmas song is called "the worst song that he has ever recorded?"
Paul McCartney.
Paul McCartney's Christmas song is known as the worst song that he has ever recorded. However, it still sells up to this day.
Mick Jagger.
Michael Jackson.
Rod Stewart.

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Where is KFC a traditional meal for Christmas?
Russia.
Japan.
In Japan, it is a tradition to have KFC for dinner on Christmas. The KFC Christmas meal is so popular, that in order to make sure you get yours, you need to order months in advance!
England.
Australia.

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In Iceland, how many Santa Clauses are there?
13.
In Iceland, there are 13 Santa Clauses. They are known as the "Yule Lads," who visit on the last 13 days up until Christmas.
2.
24.
100.

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For what company was Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer created?
Macy's.
Ford.
Montgomery Ward.
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer was created for Montgomery Ward. He was going to be a character in a coloring book for the company.
Sears.

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