One fun Christmas trivia question is: What are the names of the eight reindeer in the “Twas the Night Before Christmas” poem? The answer is Comet, Cupid, Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Donner and Blitzen. For an added challenge, try asking someone to name them in order.
There are plenty of other fun Christmas trivia questions that focus the wide range of songs, films and TV shows set around Christmas. For example, in what movie did the popular song “White Christmas” first appear? The answer is the 1942 film “Holiday Inn.” For another question, see if anyone can name the brand or the precise description of Ralphie’s desired present in “A Christmas Story. The brand is Red Ryder, while the full description is “an official Red Ryder carbon action 200-shot range model air rifle.”
Other questions can take a more historical perspective. For example, what are the names of the three wise men who brought gifts to baby Jesus? The answer is Balthasar, Melchior and Caspar, sometimes referred to as Gaspar. Another particularly esoteric question is in what country is St.Nicholas’ birthplace located today? The answer is Turkey, more specifically the town of Demre.
Other questions can focus on Christmas literature. For example, what is Scrooge’s deceased partner’s name in “A Christmas Carol”? The answer is Jacob Marley.