Looking for a way to bring some cheer into your workplace during the holiday season? Look no further than our collection of 50 fun and festive Christmas quiz questions.
With categories ranging from Christmas traditions to food and drink, there's a round for everyone in this ultimate work Christmas quiz. Whether you're a self-proclaimed expert on all things Santa Claus or just want an excuse to take a break from spreadsheets and deadlines, our selection of Christmas trivia is sure to entertain and get the office feeling merry and bright. Our work Christmas quiz is also the perfect activity to include in your work Christmas party celebrations. Feel free to get into teams, or tackle this quiz solo.
So find your best (or worst) Christmas jumper, and grab your pens and paper, because it's time to discover who truly deserves the title of Office Christmas Quiz Champion.
Round One: Christmas Traditions Quiz Questions
'Tis the season for holiday cheer, festive decorations, and an abundance of Christmas traditions. But how well do you really know these age-old customs? Grab a cup of hot cocoa and get ready to put your knowledge to the test with the first round of our Christmas quiz.
- In what country did the tradition of putting up a Christmas tree originate?
- What is the traditional Christmas drink made from eggs, milk, and nutmeg?
- In which country did the tradition of sending Christmas cards begin?
- Which of Santa’s reindeers shares its name with a celestial object that orbits the sun?
- Who wrote the classic story "A Christmas Carol"?
- In what country is fried chicken often eaten on Christmas day?
- What is the traditional colour of Santa Claus's suit?
- Who tried to make Christmas illegal in England from 1647 to 1660?
- Which of Santa’s reindeers is named after the German word for thunder?
- What is Wassail?
Round Two: Christmas Movies Quiz QuestionsThink you're a Christmas movie expert? It's time to prove it with round two. Let’s dive into the world of holiday flicks and challenge your memory on all things Holly-wood.
- In the movie "Die Hard," what is the name of the building that is taken over by the bad guys on Christmas Eve?
- In the classic film "It's a Wonderful Life," what is the name of the town where George Bailey lives?
- Who played the Grinch in the 2000 live-action adaptation of "How the Grinch Stole Christmas"?
- In the movie "Elf," what is Buddy's favourite kind of pasta to put on his breakfast cereal?
- In "A Christmas Carol," what are the names of the three spirits who visit Ebenezer Scrooge on Christmas Eve?
- In "Home Alone," what are the names of the two burglars trying to break into Kevin McCallister's house?
- Which 1994 Christmas movie features a young boy who receives a magical ticket to the North Pole on Christmas Eve?
- In the film "The Nightmare Before Christmas," what is the name of the Pumpkin King who discovers Christmas Town?
- What is the main objective of the characters in the movie "Four Christmases"?
- Who directed the 2004 film "The Polar Express," based on the children's book of the same name?
Round Three: Christmas Music Quiz Questions
In this round, we delve into the history and origins of some classic Christmas tunes. Prepare to rack your brains and sing your favourite Christmas songs as your search for the answers to these trivia questions.
- Which Christmas song was originally written for Thanksgiving and later became a popular Christmas tune?
- Who recorded the best-selling Christmas single of all time with "White Christmas"?
- In the song "The Twelve Days of Christmas," what is given on the eighth day?
- Which Christmas song did Sir Paul McCartney release in 1979 as a response to the commercial success of "White Christmas"?
- "O Holy Night" is one of the most beloved Christmas carols. In which language was the original version, titled "Minuit, chrétiens," written?
- In the song "Frosty the Snowman," what are the two items that bring Frosty to life?
- What Christmas song encourages you to "have a cup of cheer"?
- Which artist is the only one to have 4 consecutive UK Christmas number one singles?
- How many ‘las’ are after the ‘fa’ in ‘Deck the Halls’?
- Which song was the Christmas number one in 1975 and again in 1991?
Round Four: Christmas History Quiz QuestionsThis round is for the history buffs. Here are 10 questions about Christmas throughout history, touching on topics from Ancient Roman times, all the way back to the birth of Jesus.
- Where was the historical Saint Nicholas born?
- What British monarch is credited with popularising the modern Christmas tree in the United Kingdom during the 19th century?
- Which country is often credited with the tradition of hanging stockings by the fireplace for Santa Claus to fill with gifts?
- What are the names of the Three Wise men?
- During WW1, a famous 'Christmas Truce' took place, when soldiers agreed to a cease fire to celebrate the occasion and play football. But which year did it take place?
- During WW2 and the rationing food, what did people eat instead of Christmas pudding?
- What is the story behind the creation of ‘Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer’?
- In the 4th century AD, which Roman emperor declared December 25th as the official date for celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ, a decision that influenced the date of Christmas celebrations for centuries to come?
- Which U.S. state was the first to officially recognise Christmas as a public holiday in 1836, setting the precedent for the nation?
- In 1955, a famous department store began an annual tradition of hosting a Santa Claus hotline, which allowed children to call and speak to Santa directly. What is the name of the department store?
Round Five: Christmas Food & Drink Quiz QuestionsIn the final round of our Christmas quiz, we turn our attention to one of the most delightful aspects of the holiday season – food and drink. Guaranteed to make your peckish, round five covers all aspects of Christmas indulgence, from succulent roast turkey to indulgent fruitcake, and everything in between.
- What is the most popular vegetarian alternative to Turkey as a Christmas dinner main?
- What is the name of the meal made up of leftover vegetables served on 26th December?
- In which direction do you stir Christmas pudding mixture for good luck?
- What should be eaten on each of the 12 days of Christmas to bring good luck for the year ahead?
- Traditionally, what Christmas treat did single women looking for a husband eat during Christmas for good luck?
- What fruit is used to create a “Christingle”?
- What was the traditional meat eaten during Christmas dinner before turkey became popular?
- A popular dessert choice for the holiday period, what is a Croquembouche tree made of?
- What country does Stolen originate from?
- Which spirit is traditionally poured on top of a Christmas pudding and then lit?
Christmas Quiz Answers
As we wrap up our Christmas quiz for the workplace, we hope you and your colleagues have enjoyed this festive challenge. Whether it sparked a little friendly competition or simply brought some holiday cheer to your team, the spirit of Christmas is all about coming together and sharing special moments - we hope our quiz brought this to you.
Time to find out who are the Christmas experts in the office:
Round One: Christmas Traditions
- England/United Kingdom
- Charles Dickens
- In the very first depictions of Santa Claus, his outfit was a tan/brown colour.
- Oliver Cromwell, during the English Interregnum.
- A type of hot spiced cider/mulled wine
Round Two: Christmas Movies
- Nakatomi Plaza
- Bedford Falls
- Jim Carrey
- Ghost of Christmas Past, Ghost of Christmas Present, and Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come
- Harry and Marv
- The Polar Express
- Jack Skellington
- To visit all four of their divorced parents' homes to celebrate Christmas
- Robert Zemeckis
Round Three: Christmas Movies
- "Jingle Bells"
- Bing Crosby
- Eight maids-a-milking
- "Wonderful Christmastime"
- A corncob pipe and a button nose
- "Let It Snow. Let It Snow. Let It Snow."
- Cliff Richard
- Eight "las"
- "Bohemian Rhapsody"
Round Four: Christmas History
- Queen Victoria
- United States
- Caspar, Melchior, and Balthasar
- Carrots/Carrot pudding
- Montgomery Ward's marketing campaign, where he was inspired to write a Christmas song about his daughter’s favourite animal, reindeers.
- Emperor Constantine
Round Five: Christmas Food & Drink
- Nut roast
- Bubble and squeak
- Mince pies.
- A gingerbread man.
- An orange.
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