29th November 2023

100 Christmas Pub Quiz Questions with Answers 2023

Since our 100 pub quiz questions with answers blog post received a lot of traction, we thought we’d do a festive version for 2023. So, if you need some inspiration for your pub quiz night this holiday season, we’ve collated a list of 100 Christmas pub quiz questions with answers.


General Christmas Questions with Answers


The Twelve Days of Christmas finishes on which date traditionally?

January 5th

Which of Santa’s reindeer comes first alphabetically?


The Trafalgar Square Christmas Tree is a gift from which city to London, a longstanding tradition since 1947?

Oslo, Norway

If you’re born on Christmas day, what’s your star sign?


The original name for mistletoe was mistaltan. With ‘Tan’ coming from the Anglo Saxon word for stick, mistletoe literally translates to what on a stick?


How do you say ‘Merry Christmas’ in Spanish?

Feliz Navidad

Which country is Europe’s largest exporter of natural Christmas trees?


What do elves typically have on their shoes?


What colour suit did Santa Claus originally wear before the iconic red suit?


What type of bird usually appears on Christmas cards?


What gifts did the three wise men give Jesus?

Gold, frankincense and myrrh

What are small, inexpensive gifts usually called?

Stocking fillers

Which reindeer’s name means ‘thunder’?

Donner (or Donder)

In which modern-day country was Saint Nicholas born?


What’s the main colour of the berries of the mistletoe plant?


Which country is credited with the creation of the Christmas beverage, eggnog?


What is the last day of Advent?

24th December

In Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol”, how many ghosts visit Scrooge?


In “A Christmas Carol”, what does Scrooge have for his Christmas dinner?


Which country is known for its tradition of a “witch” delivering presents to children at Christmas?

Italy (La Befana)

Which saint’s day is celebrated on 26th December?

St. Stephen

In which ocean can you find Christmas Island?

Indian Ocean

What time is the King’s speech usually broadcast on Christmas Day?


How many Scrabble points for the word ‘Christmas’?


What is the tradition of filling children’s clogs with candy?

The Netherlands

Which most popular toy of 1980 was designed by a professor of architecture in Budapest to teach his students about spatial awareness?

Rubiks Cube


Music Christmas Questions with Answers


Who’s Christmas album was titled ‘Under the Mistletoe’?

Justin Bieber

Which former member of One Direction released a Christmas song in 2019 titled All I Want (For Christmas)?

Liam Payne

Which British artist has 8 UK Christmas number ones with various acts?

Paul McCartney

Which Christmas song do The Plastics in the movie ‘Mean Girls’ perform every year?

Jingle Bell Rock

What is Santa known as in Italian?

Babbo Natale

Shayne Ward was the first X Factor winner to have a Christmas number one, debuting the single in 2005, what was the name of it?

That’s My Goal

What’s the best-selling Christmas song of all time?

White Christmas

Which carol was originally named ‘One horse open sleigh’?

Jingle Bells

Which two of Santa’s reindeer are mentioned in the song “Here Comes Santa Claus”?

Vixen and Blitzen

What is the opening line to the song “Winter Wonderland”?

Sleigh bells ring, are you listening?

In “The Twelve Days of Christmas”, what is given on the 7th day?

Seven swans a-swimming

Which Christmas carol includes the lyrics “Star with royal beauty bright”?

We Three Kings

Who sings ‘Step into Christmas’?

Elton John

Which singer performed “Driving Home for Christmas”?

Chris Rea

Which Christmas song has been a hit for both Brenda Lee and Michael Bublé?

Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree

Which American singer had a 1950s hit with ‘Blue Christmas’?

Elvis Presley

Whose festive album is titled “Christmas, with Love”?

Leona Lewis

Around how many streams did Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas is You” get in 2021 alone? Multiple choice – 1. 300 million 2. 600 million 3. 800 million

Answer = 3. 800 million

What year was ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas?’ written?


What carol can you use to demand figgy pudding

We wish you a Merry Christmas

Who originally sang Santa Baby?

Eartha Kitt

Who are the only two bands to have a Christmas number one in three consecutive years?

The Spice Girls and The Beatles

Which actress sang with Robbie Williams for Somethin’ Stupid?

Nicole Kidman

Who was Christmas number one in 2018 and 2019?


Which Christmas number one opens with the lines “Baby if you’ve got to go away Don’t think I could take the pain”?

Stay Another Day by East 17

Finish the lyric: “Snowin’ and blowin’ up bushels of ___”



Christmas Movie & TV Quiz Questions with Answers


The highly popular sitcom ‘Gavin and Stacey’ returned to TV for a Christmas special in 2019. How many years had it been since the series was last on TV?


Kevin the Carrot features in which UK retailer’s Christmas advert?


In the first Home Alone movie, where are Kevin’s family going on holiday when they leave him behind?


In John Lewis’ famous Christmas advert last year (2022), a man takes up what as a hobby?


What are the 4 foods that Buddy the Elf sticks to?

Candy, candy cane, candy corns and syrup

Traditionally, when should you take your Christmas decorations down?

January 5th or 6th

What is the Grinch’s dog called?


Starring Reese Witherspoon, a couple struggles to visit all four of their divorced parents on Christmas, what’s the film called?

Four Christmases

Which movie do people often argue whether it is in fact classed as a Christmas movie?

Die Hard

Vanessa Hudgens stars in which Christmas film series, with the first film being released in 2018?

The Princess Switch

In which film does Tom Hanks play multiple characters, including the train conductor?

The Polar Express

What’s the name of the main character in The Nightmare Before Christmas?

Jack Skellington

Who plays Scrooge in “The Muppet Christmas Carol”?

Michael Caine

In which city does “Love Actually” predominantly take place?


Which character says the famous line “Keep the change, ya filthy animal!” in “Home Alone”?

Gangster ‘Johnny’

Who provided the voice for the Grinch in the 2018 animated version of “The Grinch”?

Benedict Cumberbatch

Who captured Santa in ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’?

Lock, Shock, and Barrel

In which animated Christmas film is the main character a green ogre?

Shrek the Halls

Who are the two lead actresses in “The Holiday”?

Kate Winslet & Cameron Diaz

In the animated film “Frosty the Snowman”, what makes Frosty come to life?

A magical hat

Which who played the main character in Jingle All the Way?

Arnold Schwarzenegger

Where does the Grinch live?


Which character says this in the Grinch: “Don’t forget the Grinch. I know he’s mean and hairy and smelly. His hands might be cold and clammy, but I think he’s actually kinda… sweet”

Cindy Lou Who

What character says this quote: “Jingle Bells. This boat smells. Three thousand miles to go.”

Arthur Christmas

Which Christmassy song plays at the end of the 1988 film Die Hard ?

Sammy Cahn and Jule Styne – ‘Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!’


Christmas Food & Drink Quiz Questions with Answers


“I’ll raise your salary, and endeavour to assist your struggling family, and we will discuss your affairs this very afternoon, over a Christmas bowl of smoking bishop, Bob!” – is a quote from Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, but what is a Smoking Bishop?

A type of mulled wine, punch or wassail

Which country’s Christmas dinner typically consists of KFC?


What do vegetarians typically eat instead of turkey at Christmas dinner?

Nut roast

What is usually poured over the top of a Christmas pudding to light it on fire?


Which country did Stollen originate from?


What is Australia’s dessert, White Christmas, made out of?

Dried fruit

Which berry is often made into a sauce to be served with turkey?


What is traditionally hidden inside a Christmas pudding?

Answer: A coin

What is the Italian Christmas dinner called?

The feast of the seven fishes

In which country is it traditional to eat a meal of 12 dishes on Christmas Eve?


Which British Christmas dessert is a roll of light sponge cake with a chocolate and cream filling?

Chocolate Yule Log

In which country might you eat “bûche de Noël” for Christmas?


What’s the main alcoholic ingredient in a Snowball cocktail?


Which food and drink company helped popularize the image of Santa Claus’ red and white outfit?


True or false? The first mince pies actually contained meat.


What are candy canes’ shape meant to resemble?

Shepherds staff

What should be eaten on each of the 12 days of Christmas to ensure good luck for the year ahead?

A mince pie

What is the meal consisting of leftover vegetables served on 26th December?

Bubble and Squeak

Which are typically Brits’ favourite chocolate in a tin of quality streets?

The Green Triangle

What is a female turkey called?


A certain favourite vegetable at Christmas has over 110 varieties, which is it?


What are pigs in blankets called in Scotland?

Kilted sausages

Which direction should you stir mincemeat for good luck?


What’s the name of the alcoholic drink made from champagne and orange juice popular at Christmas?

Bucks Fizz

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