75 Christmas quiz questions to try out this year

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75 Christmas quiz questions and answers 2023© Love, Actually

It's the countdown to Christmas so we're getting ready to fully embrace the festive spirit by wearing our most cosy and ridiculous Christmas jumpers and (of course), rewatching The Holiday and Elf for the 1567th time.

And what's Christmas without a little competition? A Christmas quiz is the perfect way to enjoy some quality time with family and prove to them you're the champion once and for all.

Whether you're seeing family and friends in person or enjoying get-togethers online, we've compiled a ready-made Christmas quiz game below featuring all of our favourite TV, literature, films, and music we love at Christmas. Enjoy!

Christmas Quiz

Round 1 - Christmas TV quiz

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  1. When Ross can't find a Santa outfit in time for Christmas in Friends, what does he dress up as instead to impress his son Ben? [Answer: Holiday Armadillo]

  2. Who proposes to who in the 2008 Gavin And Stacey Christmas special? [Answer: Dave proposes to Nessa]

  3. Which celebrity won the first ever Strictly Come Dancing in December 2004? [Answer: Natasha Kaplinsky with Brendan Cole]

  4. Who was killed off in 2012's Downton Abbey's Christmas special cliffhanger? [Answer: Dan Stevens' Matthew Crawley]

  5. The Snowman was shown on TV for the first time on Boxing Day of which year? [Answer: 1982]

  6. Which British monarch delivered the first ever Christmas message? [Answer: George V in 1932]

  7. Which Doctor made his debut in the show's 2005 festive special called The Christmas Invasion? [Answer: David Tennant]

  8. In The Vicar of Dibley's 1996 Christmas special, which actor guest starred as Tristan Campbell, who ended up proposing to Geraldine on Christmas Day? [Answer: Peter Capaldi]

  9. Who will be returning as Sister Mildred for the Call the Midwife Christmas special this year? [Answer: Miriam Margolyes]

  10. Which Simpsons family member delivered Channel 4's annual alternative Christmas message in 2004? [Answer: Marge Simpson]

  11. Hercule Poirot's Christmas special, which aired on ITV in 2005, featured which actor in the titular role? [Answer: David Suchet]

  12. Which classic comedy's Christmas special in 2003 ended with Tim and Dawn finally finding love? [Answer: The Office]

  13. Which couple won Strictly Come Dancing in December last year ? [Answer:

    Hamza Yassin and Jowita Przystal]

  14. Which comic actress appeared in the TARDIS wearing a wedding dress in the 2006 Doctor Who Christmas special? [Answer: Catherine Tate]

  15. The wedding between which two characters is featured in the plot for the 2021 Call the Midwife Christmas special? [Answer: Lucille and Cyril]

Round 2 - Christmas film quiz

  1. How old is Kevin McCallister in Home Alone? [Answer: 8]

  2. According to 1946's Christmas classic It's Wonderful Life, what happens every time a bell rings? [Answer: An Angel gets its wings]

  3. In Mean Girls, what song do The Plastics perform a risqué routine to in front of their school? [Answer: Jingle Bell Rock]

  4. In Will Ferrell's Elf, what's the first rule in the Code of The Elves? [Answer: Treat Every Day like Christmas]

  5. What feel-good song is everyone dancing to in the final scene of The Holiday? [Answer: You Send Me by Aretha Franklin]

  6. In Love Actually, name the British boy band Billy Mack is competing against for Christmas Number One? [Answer: Blue]

  7. Die Hard takes place on Christmas Eve - but in which city? [Answer: Los Angeles]

  8. Which famous US political figure and celebrity makes a cameo in Home Alone 2? [Answer: Donald Trump]

  9. Which Game of Thrones star plays the lead in Emma Thompson and Greg Wise's Last Christmas? [Answer: Emilia Clarke]

  10. What is the name of the recent Home Alone remake starring Aisling Bea? [Answer: Home Sweet Home Alone]

  11. What is the name of the little girl who befriends the Grinch in the 2000 film? [Answer: Cindy Lou Who]

  12. Name the country singer who stars in Netflix's Christmas on the Square? [Answer: Dolly Parton]

  13. Name the Hollywood real-life couple who star in Netflix's The Christmas Chronicles 2? [Answer: Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn]

  14. Name the on-screen couple in Four Christmases? [Answer: Reese Witherspoon and Vince Vaughan]

  15. Which Friends star features in screwball Christmas comedy Office Christmas Party? [Answer: Jennifer Aniston]

Round 3 - Christmas literature quiz

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  1. Which March sister opens LM Alcott's Little Women by grumbling "Christmas won't be Christmas without any presents?" [Answer: Jo March]

  2. In Harry Potter and the Philsopher's Stone, what do the Dursleys give Harry for Christmas? [Answer: A 50-pence piece]

  3. In what classic novel does the protagonist set sail for a sea voyage on a cold Christmas day [Answer: Moby Dick]

  4. Which character declares "Merry Christmas, one and all!" in Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol? [Answer: Tiny Tim]

  5. In which children's classic is it 'always winter but never Christmas'? [Answer: CS Lewis' The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe]

  6. What year was Clement C Moore's poem 'The Night Before Christmas' first published? [Answer: 1823]

  7. The Father Christmas Letters is written and illustrated by which famous novelist? [Answer: J RR Tolkien]

  8. The Goblet of Fire, who did Harry end up going to the Yule Ball with on Christmas Day? [Answer: Parvati Patil]

  9. Chris van Allsburg's book The Polar Express was adapted into a festive film led by which Hollywood star? [Answer: Tom Hanks]

  10. McFly's Dougie Poynter and Tom Fletcher's first-ever children's book was a festive one about a dinosaur which did what? [Answer: Pooped Christmas!]

  11. In the classic Christmas tale The Snowman by Raymond Briggs, where do the Snowman and the boy go on their evening adventure? [Answer: Walking in the air]

  12. In which classic play does a man dressed as a woman fall in love with a woman dressed as a man at Christmas? [Answer: Twelfth Night]

  13. In Little Women, what does Jo end up selling in order to pay for her mother to travel and see their father? [Answer: Her hair]

  14. The Father Christmas Letters was written by which famous novelist known for his fantasy series? [Answer: J R R Tolkein]

  15. The Jolly Christmas Postman - the Christmas sequel to The Jolly Postman - is written and illustrated by which couple (who also wrote Funnybones)? [Answer: Allan and Janet Ahlberg]

Round 4 - Christmas music quiz

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  1. Which Christmas hit originally released in 1984 has been no.1 in the UK charts three times? [Answer: Do They Know it's Christmas]

  2. Cliff Richard had his 12th number one hit with his sing-along Christmas classic Mistletoe and what? [Answer: Wine]

  3. Mariah Carey's iconic Christmas hit All I Want for Christmas officially signals the start of the festive period - but what year was it released? [Answer: 1994]

  4. Which group sang "Don't leave me alone like this, Don't say it's the final kiss" in their bell-tolling Christmas no.1? [Answer: East 17]

  5. What comes next in Wham's Last Christmas: "Once bitten and twice shy, I keep my distance..." [Answer: But you still catch my eye]

  6. How many gifts in were given in The Twelve Days of Christmas Christmas carol? [Answer: 364]

  7. Which band beat 2009's X Factor winner Joe McElderry to the Christmas no.1 following a successful campaign that started on social media? [Answer: Rage Against the Machine]

  8. What is the best-selling Christmas song of all time? [Answer: White Christmas by Bing Crosby]

  9. The film Last Christmas was inspired and features hits by which singer? [Answer: George Michael]

  10. In which film did the famous song White Christmas first appear? [Answer: Holiday Inn]

  11. Which singer released the 2009 album Christmas in the Heart? [Answer: Bob Dylan]

  12. Who is widely considered the King of Christmas? [Answer: Michael Buble]

  13. Which pop song has been in the Christmas Singles Chart at No.1 twice? [Answer: Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen]

  14. Name of the fictional Christmas song that makes Hugh Grant rich from all the royalties in About A Boy? [Answer: Santa's Super Sleigh]

  15. Which musician sings the ever-so-catchy Wonderful Christmastime? [Answer: Paul McCartney]

Round 5 - Christmas quiz for kids

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  1. Dr Seuss's The Grinch attempts to steal Christmas from which unsuspecting town? [Answer: Whoville]

  2. What's the name of the giant snow monster that guards Elsa's palace in Frozen? [Answer: Marshmallow]

  3. What does Harry receive from Dumbledore during his first Christmas at Hogwarts? [Answer: Cloak of Invisibility]

  4. In Home Alone, what festive song does Kevin impressively mime along to in front of the mirror? [Answer: Rocking Around The Christmas Tree]

  5. In The Princess Switch, what competition is Vanessa Hudgens' Stacey taking part in before her brush with royalty? [Answer: A baking competition]

  6. What hangs from the marble banisters in Hogwarts castle over Christmas?
    [Answer: Everlasting icicles]

  7. What is the name of the main big baddie in The Nightmare Before Christmas? [Answer: Oogie Boogie]

  8. Name Will Ferrell's character in Elf [Answer: Buddy]

  9. How many siblings does Kevin have in Home Alone? [Answer: Four]

  10. What is the name of Kristoff's reindeer in Frozen? [Answer: Sven]

  11. In Frozen Fever, who is Elsa trying to throw a surprise Christmas party for? [Answer: Anna]

  12. In Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, which character complains that they never have enough socks, because people always buy them books for Christmas? [Answer: Albus Dumbledore]

  13. What is the name of Anna and Elsa's Kingdom in Frozen? [Answer: Arendelle]

  14. Which famous Christmas song includes the lyrics: Dashing through the snow, in a one-horse open sleigh? [Answer: Jingle Bells]

  15. Which TV family has a pet dog called Santa’s Little Helper? [Answer: The Simpsons]

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