Last year saw a surge in online quizzes between families and friends as people looked to keep themselves entertained during lockdowns.

So for any budding quizmasters looking to resurrect their quiz over the Christmas weekend, we thought we'd help you out.

We've compiled 40 questions for you to test out friends and family.

You will find the answers below, so no scrolling down and cheating in advance!

Round 1: Christmas General Knowledge

1. What are the names of Santa's nine reindeer?

Northwich Guardian:

2. Boxing Day is also known as the day of which saint?

3. How do you say 'Merry Christmas' in Spanish?

4. What would your star sign be, if you were born on Christmas Day?

5. Which country began the tradition of putting up a Christmas tree?

6.What gifts did the three wise men bring for the baby Jesus?

Northwich Guardian:

7. Who invented the Christmas Cracker?

8. In what year was the first Christmas card sent?

9. In which modern-day country was St Nicholas born?

10. What gift does Norway annually give to the UK?

Round 2: Christmas TV & Films

1. In what year did the Queen make her first televised Christmas Speech?

2. In which film is the Christmas party at the Nakatomi Plaza interrupted by Hans Gruber?

3. The Christmas Day episode of which BBC TV show pulled in 5.4 million viewers in 2020?

Northwich Guardian:

4. How many stories were told during Love Actually?

5. Which actor provides the voice of Arthur in the 2011 film Arthur Christmas?

6. Which TV news reader famously showed off her dancing skills with Morecambe & Wise in 1976?

7. In which year was the first Only Fools and Horses Christmas special broadcast?

Northwich Guardian:

Macaulay Culkin in Home Alone

8. Who starred as Ebenezer Scrooge in The Muppets Christmas Carol?

9. Which angel gained his wings in It's A Wonderful Life?

10. Where is the McCallister family heading on their Christmas vacation in Home Alone?

Round 3: Christmas Music

1. Which Christmas song had to wait 36 years before reaching the number one spot in the UK charts?

2. In the 1984 version of Do They Know It's Christmas?, who sings the first line?

3. In what year did Mariah Carey's All I Want For Christmas Is You get to number one in the UK charts?

Northwich Guardian:


4. Which band sang I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day?

5. Which carol was sung by both English and German troops during the World War I Christmas truce of 1914?

6. Which popular Christmas song was sung by The Pogues and Kirsty MacColl?

7. Which Aled Jones song featured in the animated film The Snowman?

8. In what year did Slade reach the number one spot with Merry Xmas Everybody?

Northwich Guardian:

Aled Jones

9. Which Christmas song holds the record of being the all-time best-selling single worldwide?

10. How many gifts in total were given in the 12 Days of Christmas?

Round 4: Christmas Food

1. Which alcohol is traditionally added to the base of a Christmas trifle?

2. In which country is KFC considered a traditional Christmas treat?

3. Which way should you stir Christmas pudding/mince pie mixtures for good luck?

4. The red and white costume of Santa Claus was allegedly first introduced by which soft drinks giant?

5. According to tradition, what should you eat for each day of the 12 Days of Christmas?

Northwich Guardian:

6. What type of nut is often roasted and eaten as a Christmas and winter treat?

7. What Christmas dessert is known a Bûche de Noel in France?

8. What old British coin used to be baked inside a Christmas pudding?

9. Stollen is a traditional fruit cake of which country?

10. Which spirit is traditionally added to butter and served with Christmas pudding?


Round 1: Christmas General Knowledge

1. Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen, and Rudolph

2. St Stephen

3. Feliz Navidad

4. Capricorn

5. Germany

6. Gold, Frankincense, Myrrh

7. Thomas Smith

8. 1843

9. Turkey

10. A Christmas tree for Trafalgar Square

Round 2: Christmas TV & Films

1. 1957

2. Die Hard

3. Call the Midwife

4. 10

5. James McAvoy

6. Angela Rippon

7. 1981

8. Sir Michael Caine

9. Clarence Odbody

10. Paris

Round 3: Christmas Music

1. Last Christmas

2. Paul Young

3. 2020

4. Wizzard

5. Silent Night

6. Fairytale of New York

7. Walking in the Air

8. 1973

9. White Christmas

10. 364

Round 4: Christmas Food

1. Sherry

2. Japan

3. Clockwise

4. Coca-Cola

5. Mince Pie

6. Chestnut

7. Yule Log/Chocolate Log

8. A sixpence

9. Germany

10. Brandy