Christmas Quiz 2021: 40 of the best pub quiz questions about Christmas

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Whether you’re planning on putting together a Christmas quiz for your friends and family to enjoy, or you want to get a leg-up on the competition at your local pub quiz, you’re in the right place. We’ve got four rounds of the best Christmas quiz questions, each round has ten questions, and ten answers are found below the questions – so no cheating. These are 40 of the best Christmas quiz questions – how many can you answer correctly?

Round 1 – Food and drink

Questions:

1 – In which country is it tradition to eat KFC for Christmas dinner?

2 – What item is traditionally hidden in a Christmas pudding?

3 – In the first-ever commercially produced Christmas cards, children are pictured drinking a surprising festive beverage – what is it?

4 – How many different types of sweets are there in a standard box of Quality Street?

5 – In Tudor times, single women believed eating a festive treat would help them find a husband – which treat was it?

6 – Which way are you meant to stir your mincemeat, Christmas cake and Christmas pudding for good luck?

7 – In a 2006 TV special, Nigella Lawson stunned viewers with the surprising way she prepares her turkey to guarantee it stays moist. What was it?

8 – What is normally served as pudding on Christmas Day in Scotland?

9 – Leah Shutkever holds the world record for the fastest time to eat three of which Christmas item? (She managed the impressive feat in 52.21 seconds, on September 25, 2019)

10 – Which fruit is traditionally put in a Christmas stocking?

Answers:

1 – Japan

2 – A coin

3 – Wine!

4 – 12: The Purple One, The Green Triangle, Coconut Eclair, Orange Chocolate Crunch, Toffee Deluxe, Fudge, Milk Choc Block, Toffee Penny, Caramel Swirl, Strawberry Delight, Orange Creme.

5 – A gingerbread man

6 – Clockwise

7 – Leave it in a bucket of water overnight

8 – Clootie Dumplings

9 – She ate three mince pies in under a minute.

10 – An orange/tangerine/satsuma

Round 2 – Christmas songs

Questions:

1 – In total, how many Christmas gifts are given in the Christmas carol ‘The 12 Days of Christmas’?

2 – A social media campaign managed to usurp the Christmas Number One spot in 2009 with a surprising choice of song, what was the song?

3 – Which Queen song has been Christmas number one twice?

4 – Who has Elton John teamed up with this year for a Christmas hit?

5 – Which Christmas song, first released in 1994, reached Christmas number

6 – How many ‘la’s follow the ‘fa’ in the chorus of Deck the Halls?

7 – In the song ‘We Wish You a Merry Christmas’, the carollers won’t leave until they get some: What do they want?

8 – In what song is Father Christmas asked for “a ‘54 convertible”, “a yacht” and “the deed to a platinum mine”?

9 – Who co-wrote Do They Know It’s Christmas with Bob Geldof in 1984?

10 – Which British artist has a whopping eight Christmas number ones under their belt, with different acts?

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Answers:

1 – 364

2 – Killing In The Name Of, by Rage against the Machine

3 – Bohemian Rhapsody

4 – Ed Sheeran

5 – All I Want For Christmas Is You, by Mariah Carey

6 – Eight: Falalalalalalalala….

7 – Figgy pudding

8 – Santa Baby

9 – Midge Ure

10 – Sir Paul McCartney

Round 3 – Film and TV

Questions:

1 – Who proposes to who in the 2008 Gavin & Stacey Christmas special?

2 – How old is Kevin McAllister (played by Macauley Culkin) in Home Alone?

3 – In everyone’s favourite Christmas Rom Com, Love Actually, what song is Billy Mack (Bill Nighy) trying to get to Christmas Number One?

4 – In the classic Vicar of Dibley Christmas special ‘The Christmas Lunch Incident’, how many Christmas dinners does Geraldine Granger have to eat?

5 – Arguably a Christmas movie, in which city is the film Die Hard set?

6 – What is the name of the reindeer in Frozen?

7 – Which famous TV family has a dog called Santa’s Little Helper?

8 – After watching Downton Abbey’s 2012 Christmas special, viewers were devastated by the death of which character?

9 – What do Excitable Edgar and Monty the Penguin have in common?

10 – Which English actor joins Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy for a starring role in The Muppets Christmas Carol?

Answers:

1 – Dave, Dave Coaches, proposes to Nessa.

2 – 8

3 – Christmas is all around

4 – Four Christmas lunches

5 – Los Angeles

6 – Sven

7 – The Simpsons

8 – Matthew Crawley

9 – Both are stars of previous John Lewis adverts

10 – Michael Caine

Round 4 – History

Questions:

1 – Which monarch delivered the first Christmas Day message on the radio?

2 – Which country began the tradition of the Christmas tree?

3 – On Christmas Day 1914, British and German soldiers in the trenches initiated an unofficial ceasefire. What activity were British and German soldiers reported to share in No Man’s Land?

4 – Which of Shakespeare’s plays was written as a Christmas gift for Elizabeth I?

5 – Who banned Christmas carols after the English Civil War in 1647?

6 – What date in January should all your Christmas decorations come down by, according to tradition?

7 – Who was crowned King of England on December 25, 1066?

8 – In which modern-day country was St. Nicholas born in?

9 – What beverage company is credited with changing the colour of Santa’s suit from green to red, since he first started appearing in their advertising from 1931?

10 – East End baker Tom Smith invented an item in 1847 which is now a staple on the table at Christmas dinner – what is it?

Answers:

1 – George V in 1932 – for a bonus, the speech was written by Rudyard Kipling, author of The Jungle Book.

2 – Germany

3 – A game of football

4 – The Merry Wives of Windsor

5 – Oliver Cromwell

6 – January 5

7 – William the Conqueror

8 – Turkey, in the year 280

9 – Coca-Cola

10 – Christmas crackers!

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