Christmas Party Trivia Ideas

For our ugly sweater/gender reveal party, Derek and I painstakingly came up with a bunch of different Christmas trivia questions and tasks.  I tell you, it took us forever!  We wanted to include questions that had to do with the nativity story, Christmas songs, and Christmas movies, and then we had to figure out good "easy", "medium", and "hard" questions.  

It's tricky trying to come up with questions of varying difficulty that aren't too easy or too hard!  Personally, I think our easy questions were too easy, but a lot of the difficult questions I wanted to include would have been too hard, so I'm probably not the best judge.  It's a good thing I had Derek there to help me, because I was surprised at how many people had a hard time with questions that I thought were fairly easy!  I'm glad Derek was there to rein me in.

We also had such a wide range of guests, in age and Christmas knowledge.  I knew some people would probably know the answers to every question, and some might not know the answers to any!  So this list ranges a lot in difficulty, but that's because it was tailored specifically to our guest list.   If you are trying to come up with Christmas trivia for one of your parties, you'll probably have to tailor the questions to what kind of people will be at your party!  

In the end I think we could have made every category one step harder.   Many people picked from the "medium" or "hard" categories, so the "easy" category was rather neglected - if we upped the difficulty of each category a little I think each one would have had more equal use.  But I'm glad we played it safe to start with, because I wanted people to have fun!

I'm posting them here just to give you ideas and inspiration for coming up with your own questions!  These are the ones we came up with, starting with the easy ones and moving down to the harder ones.  We kept all of the nativity story questions pretty easy because I didn't want those to be too hard to answer, regardless of category.



Finish this song lyric:  “Away in a manger, no _________.”
Answer: Crib for a bed.

Say the next line to this carol: “Joy to the world . . .”
Answer: The Lord has come.

Fill in the blanks to this song:“__________ night, ______ night, all is _________, all is ___________.”
Answer: "Silent night, holy night, all is calm, all is bright".


Say the next line to this carol: “Hark the harold angels sing . . .”
Answer: Glory to the newborn king.

Name your favorite Christmas song.
Answer: Any answer will do. 
(We just decided to throw a couple "gimme" questions in there to encourage people to play!)

What was the name of Jesus’s mom?
Answer:  Mary.

What was the name of Jesus’s (earthly) dad?
Answer: Joseph.

The wise men followed a _________ to baby Jesus.
Answer:  Star.


Finish this movie title:  “Miracle On ________ Street”.
Answer: Miracle On 34th Street.

What Christmas movie is this quote from?  “From now on we won’t let Rudolph join in any reindeer games.”
 Answer: Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer.

Finish this Christmas movie title:  “It’s A ___________ Life”.
 Answer: It's a Wonderful Life.

What was the main character’s name in Dickens’s “A Christmas Carol”?
Answer: Ebenezer Scrooge.

What color is the Grinch?
Answer: Green.

Draw a Christmas tree.

Give me your best Grinch face.

Say the next line to this carol: “The first Noel . . .”
Answer: The angels did say.

Which Christmas song is this line from?  “Until the other kiddies knock him down.”
Answer: "Walking In A Winter Wonderland".  
(You'd be surprised at how many people had to think about this one!  I guess it's easy for me since I came up with the question.)

Name a popular Christmas orchestra.
Answer: Mannhein Steamroller or Trans Siberian Orchestra.

Say the next line to this song:  “I want a hippopotamus for Christmas . . .”
Answer: Only a hippopotamus will do.

What are the three gifts the wise men brought to baby Jesus?
 Answer: Gold, frankincense, and myrrh.

Finish the sentence:  “There was no room for Mary and Joseph in the _____.”
 Answer: Inn.

Finish this sentence:  "They laid baby Jesus in a ________.”
 Answer: Manger.

In the movie “Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer”, Rudolph and Hermie run from the _____________.” (Hint: Large, white, monster-ish creature).
Answer: The Abominable Snowman.

In what Christmas movie is there a pink bunny suit?
Answer:  A Christmas Story.

Go out the downstairs door, grab a handful of snow, bring it back, and put it in the sink.

Using the paper and scissors, cut out a snowflake.

Give me your best Frosty The Snowman impression.

Which Christmas song is this line from:  “You’re a bad banana with a greasy black peel.”
Answer: "You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch".

Do your best impression of a Christmas tree in the wind.

Do your best impression of an ornament falling off a tree.

What Christmas movie is this line from:  “Don’t you touch that!  You were always jealous of that lamp!”
 Answer: A Christmas Story.

Stand in front of the fireplace and sing the first line of any Christmas song.

Which Christmas carol does this line come from?  “All seem to say, throw cares away.”
Answer: "Carol Of The Bells".
(This is the one question that I am unsure if I would have known the answer if I hadn't written it myself.)

Attempt to sing the next line to this carol:  “Feliz Navidad, Feliz Navidad Feliz Navidad . . .”
Answer:  Prospero ano y felicidad.  
(Our guests mostly do not speak Spanish, so they just had to attempt to sing it!)

What Christmas song is this line from:“Mom says a hippo would eat me up, but then, Teacher says a hippo is a vegetarian.”
Answer: "I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas".

What is a Christmas tree called in German?  (Hint: “O ________”)
Answer: Tannenbaum.

Finish this sentence: “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace and . . .”
Answer: Goodwill to men.

Who were the first people to see baby Jesus (besides Mary and Joseph)?
Answer: The shephards.

Who did Mary go to visit while she was pregnant?
Answer:  Elizabeth, her cousin.

Which Christmas movie is this line from?  “The best way to spread Christmas cheer, is singing loud for all to hear.”
Answer: Elf.

Which movie is this quote from?  “Look Daddy!  Teacher says every time a bell rings an angel gets its wings!”
 Answer: It's A Wonderful Life.

What is the little girl’s name in the Christmas cartoon “How the Grinch Stole Christmas?”
Answer: Cindy Lou Who.

Neil, who always wears ugly sweaters, is a character in what Christmas movie?
 Answer: The Santa Clause.

Put the red construction paper on your nose, stand in front of the fireplace, say in a loud voice “She thinks I’m Cuuuuuuuute!” 
and leap at least once.
(Derek and I were absolutely cracking up when we wrote this one!  If you haven't seen "Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer", the old clay-nation version, you might not get it, but we thought it was hilarious!)

Step into the snow barefoot, and stay there for 3 seconds.


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(These are the snowflakes and Christmas drawings that some of our guests completed when they drew the slips of paper with those tasks. We decided to hang them up and display them, right under our ultrasound pictures since it was a combination Christmas/gender reveal party!)

So that's what we came up with.  Brownie points for you if you think you could have answered them all!  I think I could have gotten almost all of them if I hadn't known the answers beforehand, but everyone in my family are Christmas aficionados.  And I totally would have done all the tasks (except the singing one might have been a little intimidating, but that was the point).

What do you think - were the questions super-easy to you, or difficult?  Comment below!  I need this information in case I ever need to come up with more Christmas trivia again!

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Felicia said...

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is my favourite Christmas movie! She thinks I'm CUUUUUUUUTE!!! :)

Kenzie Smith said...

Surprisingly I knew the answers to quite a few of these :D

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