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Christmas trivia questions have a magical way of bringing people together during the holiday season. They spark laughter, ignite friendly competition, decoration and often unveil surprising facts about this cherished time of year. 

This year, we've curated an exciting list of 45 Christmas trivia questions that are bound to add a dash of merriment to your employee celebrations! Whether you're gathering around the office or connecting virtually, these questions are sure to create a joyful atmosphere and spread festive cheer

So, grab a cup of cocoa, gather your colleagues, and let's dive into this jolly journey of holiday trivia!

When is Christmas celebrated and why? 

Christmas is celebrated on December 25th each year. It is a Christian holiday that commemorates the birth of Jesus Christ. The word "Christmas" is derived from the Old English term "Cristes maesse," which means "Christ's mass."

The celebration of Christmas is based on the belief that Jesus, who is considered by Christians to be the Son of God and the Savior of humanity, was born to the Virgin Mary in Bethlehem over two thousand years ago. It is a time for Christians to come together with family and friends to celebrate this significant event in their faith.

Over time, Christmas has also become a cultural and secular holiday celebrated by people of various religious and non-religious backgrounds. It is often associated with gift-giving, festive decorations, special meals, and the exchange of greetings and good wishes. Many cultures around the world have developed their own unique traditions and customs associated with Christmas.

In addition to its religious significance, Christmas has come to symbolize themes of love, peace, and goodwill towards others, making it a widely cherished and celebrated holiday globally.

45 Christmas trivia questions for employees

Here are 45 Christmas trivia questions for employees:

1. What year was the song "Jingle Bells" written?

Answer: 1857

2. In the song "Twelve Days of Christmas," how many lords are leaping?

Answer: Ten

3. What is the Italian word for Christmas?

Answer: Natale

4. What is the most popular Christmas movie of all time?

Answer: "Home Alone"

5. In which country did the tradition of the Christmas tree originate?

Answer: Germany

6. What are the names of Santa's reindeer?

Answer: Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donder (or Donner), and Blitzen

7. What do you hang above a doorway for good luck during Christmas?

Answer: Mistletoe

8. Which country is believed to be the birthplace of Saint Nicholas, the inspiration for Santa Claus?

Answer: Turkey (specifically, Patara in modern-day Turkey)

9. What is the name of the skin condition that is often associated with exposure to cold weather during winter?

Answer: Frostbite

10. What is the traditional meat served for Christmas dinner in England?

Answer: Roast Turkey

11. What is the birthstone for December?

Answer: Turquoise

12. Which popular Christmas beverage is also known as "milk punch"?

Answer: Eggnog

13. What is the main ingredient in a traditional Christmas pudding?

Answer: Dried fruits (such as raisins, currants, and sultanas)

14. What is the title of Charles Dickens' famous novella about the redemption of Ebenezer Scrooge?

Answer: "A Christmas Carol"

15. What is the French word for Christmas?

Answer: NoΓ«l

16. Which plant is known as the "Christmas Flower"?

Answer: Poinsettia

17. What kind of bread is often baked and eaten during the Christmas season in Europe?

Answer: Stollen

18. Which city is known as the "Christmas Capital of the World"?

Answer: Rovaniemi, Finland (Santa Claus Village is located here?

19. What is the name of the skin condition caused by an allergic reaction to certain plants, including the Christmas tree?

Answer: Contact dermatitis

20. In the song "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer," what did Rudolph's shiny nose help Santa do?

Answer: Navigate through foggy weather

21. What is the traditional Christmas dessert in Italy that means "pick me up" in Italian?

Answer: Tiramisu

22. What is the final line of the poem "'Twas the Night Before Christmas"?

Answer: Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!

23. Which country was the first to recognize Christmas as an official holiday?

Answer: Armenia

24. What is the name of the angel who visited Mary to announce that she would give birth to Jesus?

Answer: Gabriel

25. What are the three traditional colors of Christmas?

Answer: Red, green, and gold

26. In which country did the tradition of leaving out stockings for Santa Claus originate?

Answer: Netherlands

27. What is the name of the famous ballet performed during the Christmas season, featuring characters like Clara and the Sugar Plum Fairy?

Answer: The Nutcracker

28. What is the title of the Elvis Presley song that begins with the lyrics, "I'll have a blue Christmas without you"?

Answer: Blue Christmas

29. Which saint's feast day is celebrated on December 6th, marking the beginning of the Christmas season in many countries?

Answer: Saint Nicholas (Santa Claus)

30. What is the name of the Christmas Eve soup traditionally served in Poland?

Answer: Wigilia (It is a clear beet or mushroom soup)

31. What are the names of the three wise men who visited baby Jesus?

Answer: Melchior, Caspar, and Balthazar

32. Which country is known for the tradition of hiding a pickle ornament on the Christmas tree for children to find?

Answer: Germany

33. In the song "Frosty the Snowman," what made Frosty come to life?

Answer: A magical silk hat

34. What popular Christmas plant is known for its bright red berries and dark green leaves?

Answer: Holly

35. In the song "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town," what is Santa said to be making a list of?

Answer: Who's naughty and nice

36. Which carol includes the lyrics, "O come, all ye faithful, joyful and triumphant"?

Answer: O Come, All Ye Faithful

37. What is the name of the Grinch's loyal dog in Dr. Seuss' "How the Grinch Stole Christmas!"?

Answer: Max

38. Which classic Christmas movie features a department store Santa Claus who claims to be the real Santa?

Answer: "Miracle on 34th Street"

39. In the song "Deck the Halls," what is being "decked" with boughs of holly?

Answer: The halls

40. What is the traditional English dessert made from dried fruit, suet, and spices, often served flaming with brandy?

Answer: Christmas pudding

41. In the song "Silver Bells," what are dressed in holiday style?

Answer: Streetlights

42. What is the name of the misfit elf who wants to be a dentist in the animated TV special "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer"?

Answer: Hermey

43. In which European country is it customary to celebrate St. Lucia's Day on December 13th?

Answer: Sweden

44. What is the title of the Christmas song that begins with the lyrics, "I'm dreaming of a white Christmas"?

Answer: White Christmas

45. What is the name of the family in the 1989 movie "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation"?

Answer: The Griswolds

46. What is the name of the red-nosed reindeer who saved Christmas by guiding Santa's sleigh?

Answer: Rudolph

47. In which country is it traditional to light a candle in the window on Christmas Eve to symbolize a welcoming light for Mary and Joseph?

Answer: Ireland

48. What famous Christmas ballet tells the story of a young girl's magical journey to the Land of Sweets?

Answer: The Nutcracker

49. Which fruit is commonly used to make a Christingle, a traditional Christmas decoration often used in churches?

Answer: Orange

50. What is the title of the holiday movie where a young boy is left "Home Alone" to defend his house from burglars?

Answer: Home Alone

51. In which country is it customary to celebrate St. Stephen's Day, also known as Boxing Day, on December 26th?

Answer: United Kingdom

52. In the song "O Holy Night," what is it that's "so tender and mild"?

Answer: The infant Jesus

53. What is the traditional meat served for Christmas dinner in the Philippines?Answer: Lechon (roast pig)

54. According to legend, what beverage does the North American character known as "Santa Claus" enjoy on his long journey delivering gifts?

Answer: Milk and cookies

55. What popular Christmas song begins with the lyrics, "You better watch out, you better not cry, better not pout, I'm telling you why"?

Answer: Santa Claus Is Coming to Town

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We hope these 45 Christmas trivia questions have added a touch of festive fun to your employee celebrations! From the origins of beloved traditions to little-known holiday facts, we've journeyed through a delightful array of festive knowledge. Remember, it's not just about the answers, but the laughter and camaraderie that come with them.

As you gather with your colleagues this holiday season, may the spirit of togetherness and joy fill your hearts. From all of us, here's to a season of warmth, laughter, and shared memories. Happy holidays!

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