Christmas Trivia

Whether you are travelling around these holidays, or spending time with family and friends – enjoy some fun trivia on us!

The tradition of putting up a Christmas tree originated in what country?

In what Australian state is the town of Christmas Creek located?

Saint Nicholas, whom Santa Claus is based on, is from what country?
Modern-day Turkey

In Japan, it has become a popular tradition to eat what American fast food on Christmas?

Which famous Australian children’s band released a Christmas album titled “Wiggly, Wiggly Christmas”?
The Wiggles

Which brand was the first company to use Santa Claus in its advertising?

In Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, what popular city does Kevin’s family travel to for Christmas?

What was the first song played in space?
“Jingle Bells,” played on spaceflight Gemini 6A in December 1965

What is the name of the Australian Christmas beetle, known for its metallic appearance?
Jewel Beetle or Christmas Beetle

Which Christmas song has the most movie appearances?
“Jingle Bells”

In The Nightmare Before Christmas, what does Jack Skellington call Santa?
Sandy Claws

What Australian animal is associated with a popular Christmas carol called “Six White Boomers”?

According to the Guinness Book of World Records, what is the bestselling Christmas song of all time?
“White Christmas” by Bing Crosby, with an estimated 50 million copies sold

Based off a Dutch tradition, what two food items should be left for Santa Claus on Christmas Eve?
Milk and cookies

In National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, how many lights are on the Griswold house?

What traditional Christmas dish is often served cold in Australia due to the summer heat?
Christmas Pudding

What Australian bird, known for its distinctive call, is sometimes referred to as the “Christmas bird”?
Bell Miner

What are the names of Santa’s nine reindeer?
Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen, and, of course, Rudolph

In Elf, what are the four main elf food groups?
Candy, candy corn, candy canes, and syrup

What is the name of the famous rock formation in Western Australia that transforms into a natural Christmas Tree due to its reddish colour?
Wave Rock

What do the Beach Boys call Santa Claus in their popular 1963 Christmas single? Little Saint Nick

Which favorite Christmas tree decoration was once made of silver?

Which Australian city boasts the largest floating Christmas tree in the Southern Hemisphere?

Candy canes came from which country?

What are the three ghosts featured in A Christmas Carol?
The Ghost of Christmas Past, the Ghost of Christmas Present, and the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come

What beloved Christmas drink is also referred to as “milk punch”?

What is the traditional Australian term for a Christmas wreath?
Christmas Bush

What is another name for a Christmas tree?
A Yule tree

In the 1930s, what Australian department store introduced the concept of Santa arriving by helicopter instead of sleigh?
David Jones

How many sizes does the Grinch’s heart grow in How the Grinch Stole Christmas? Three

What is the name of the Christmas-themed dessert that combines a traditional Australian pavlova with summer fruits?
Christmas Pavlova Wreath

In A Christmas Story, what toy does Ralphie desperately want?
A Red Ryder BB Gun

What are two of the most popular Christmas tree toppers?
A star and an angel

In Australian slang, what is a “Chrissie present”?
Christmas present

If you find yourself under the mistletoe with another person, what are you supposed to do?

If you gave all the gifts listed in “The Twelve Days of Christmas,” how many would you give?

Which famous Australian actor played the role of Santa Claus in the film “Santa’s Apprentice”?
Delta Goodrem

What is the highest-grossing Christmas movie of all time?
Home Alone

In Elf, what is the name of Santa’s super sled?
The Kringle 3000

What is the name of the Australian Christmas tradition where people dress up in festive swimwear and gather on the beach on Christmas Day?
Christmas Day Swim

Instead of a white Christmas, Elvis sings he is going to have a sadder holiday in which 1964 hit?
“Blue Christmas”

In Australian slang, what does the term “Chrissie crackers” refer to?
Christmas crackers

How long did it take Mariah Carey to write her hit “All I Want For Christmas Is You”?
15 minutes

What is the name of the outdoor cinema event held during the Christmas season in some Australian cities?
Moonlight Cinema

Which famous pop singer has been crowned the Queen of Christmas?
Mariah Carey

In The Polar Express, what popular hot beverage is served to the children on the train?
Hot chocolate

In what year did Australia issue its first Christmas postage stamp?

During the Christmas season, which popular toy brand sells 28 sets every second? Lego

What Australian island, famous for its wildlife, hosts a unique Christmas event called “Carols by Candlelight with the Penguins”?
Phillip Island

In Jingle All the Way, what is the name of the sought-out action figure that the lead character is trying to get?
Turbo Man

In The Santa Clause, why does Scott Calvin assume the role of Santa Claus?
A startled Santa Claus accidentally falls off Scott’s roof and dies

Which Australian botanical garden is known for its spectacular Christmas light displays? Hunter Valley Gardens

The Band Aid song “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” sought to raise money for what issue?
Famine in Ethiopia

What is the name of the annual race held on Christmas Day at Sydney’s famous Bondi Beach?
Bondi Christmas Day Races.

In It’s a Wonderful Life, what is the name of the angel who saves George Bailey? Clarence Odbody

In Australian folklore, what creature is said to accompany Santa Claus and have a penchant for lamingtons?

Which singer is known for her Christmas classic “Santa Baby”?
Eartha Kitt

What is the traditional Aboriginal name for the Christmas Bush plant?
Ceratopetalum gummiferum

In Miracle on 34th Street, why is Kris Kringle hired to play Santa in the Macy’s store on 34th Street?
The man who was supposed to play Santa is drunk

In the 1970s, which Australian city started the tradition of a “Christmas in July” celebration?

In A Charlie Brown Christmas, what color is the ornament Charlie Brown puts on his Christmas tree?

Which iconic Australian landmark featured a giant inflatable Santa Claus on its premises during the Christmas season in 2014?
Uluru (Ayers Rock)

Which well-known Christmas song was originally a Thanksgiving song?
“Jingle Bells”

What traditional Australian bush plant is often used for Christmas decorations due to its red and green foliage?
Christmas Bush

Puerto Rican singer José Feliciano sang which popular 1970 Christmas song?
“Feliz Navidad”

Which Australian cricket ground hosts the annual “Boxing Day Test” match? Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)

In Christmas With the Kranks, what precious item does Nora end up fighting over at the grocery store?
Mel’s Hickory Honey Ham

What is the name of the town in New South Wales that hosts an annual event called “The Great Yabbie Races” on Christmas Day?

In How the Grinch Stole Christmas, what is the name of the Grinch’s dog?

What Australian animal is known for stealing Christmas decorations, especially shiny objects?

How old was Brenda Lee when she recorded Christmas classic “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree”?
13 years old

Which famous Australian actress starred in the 2006 film “The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey”?
Cate Blanchett

In Elf, what delicious concoction does Buddy make for his stepmom, Emily?
Spaghetti with Pop-Tarts, M&Ms, chocolate syrup, maple syrup, and mini marshmallows

In what year did the city of Sydney hold its first official New Year’s Eve fireworks display? 1996

Which 1984 pop ballad ranked on the charts for the first time in 2017?
“Last Christmas” by Wham!

What is the Australian term for a festive gathering with friends and family, often involving a picnic or barbecue?
Christmas Shindig