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Easy Christmas Trivia Printable Cards and Slideshow

Adele has been a youth services librarian in public libraries for 20 years.

This article has printable Christmas trivia cards, a slideshow, and text you can copy and paste into your own document.

This article has printable Christmas trivia cards, a slideshow, and text you can copy and paste into your own document.

Christmas Trivia Questions in Easy-to-Use Formats

While there are plenty of places to find Christmas trivia questions on the web, I have found that there aren’t too many places that offer something that you can print out for use at holiday parties and get-togethers.

I first put together these questions for a library program with about 100 participants, so I put them together into a computer slideshow. I’ve made that slideshow available for you to download if you like.

I’ve also turned the slides into printable cards. You can print them off onto either regular paper or card stock, and then you can use them for a trivia game when you and friends or family are gathered around a table or in the living room.

In addition, I have included the questions in plain text in this article so that you can copy them and paste them in your own document to format in whichever way you would like.

Easy Christmas Trivia Questions for the Whole Family

I designed these questions with children in mind, and they tend to be fairly easy and geared towards the things that kids would be familiar with. There are a couple of tougher ones because I couldn’t resist the fascinating answers to questions that ask about the number of gifts given in “The 12 Days of Christmas” or the common holiday song that was actually written for Thanksgiving.

Ways to Use the Printable Trivia Question Cards

You’ll find that there are several games and variations that you can play with these cards. Here are some suggestions:

  • Print out the cards and cut them apart. The sheets have 16 cards, so you will have an even number of questions. Split your group into two teams. Have someone from each team roll a pair of dice, and the team with the highest total gets to start. Pull out a card and asked the question. If they answer the question correctly, give them a point. After all the questions have been read, the team with the most points wins.
  • Another way is to use the cards for a Christmas gift exchange. Have each of your guests bring a small, wrapped gift. Arrange your guests in a circle, and have them roll a pair of dice to determine who goes first. Ask the first participant a trivia question. If they answer correctly, let them choose one of the wrapped gifts. If they cannot answer the question, go to the next person. If the next person answers their trivia question correctly, they can choose to “steal” the first participant’s gift, or they can choose from the pile of gifts that hasn’t been chosen. In this version of the game, people often choose gifts based on how pretty the wrapping paper is, or if they have shaken or felt the gift and have a guess as to what it might be. Continue on until all your guests have answered a question and have a gift. Then everyone can unwrap their gifts and see what they have received. Some people are quite surprised that some of the most nicely wrapped gifts have some of the strangest items inside.
  • A variant on the game above is to have everyone unwrap their gifts immediately after they choose them. In this version, people already know the items in the gifts that have been unwrapped, and there is often spirited competition for the ones that people like best.

Here is the link for Printable Christmas Trivia Questions. You will see that there are two sheets with a total of 16 questions

Here Is What the Cards Look Like

Below you will see a photo of each of the trivia card pages so that you can get an idea of what they look like.

Page 1 of Printable Christmas Trivia Questions

Page 1 of Printable Christmas Trivia Questions

Page 2 of Printable Christmas Trivia Questions

Page 2 of Printable Christmas Trivia Questions

Ways to Use the Slideshow

When I developed this slideshow, I used it in a big gathering as an interesting activity to do before our main entertainment started. I had it set up to project the questions and change slides about every 10 seconds so that families could see the question on the first slide and discuss the answer among themselves before the second slide, which reveals the answer, was projected onto the screen. We didn’t have a competition set up, but the families had fun talking with the children about different Christmas traditions and facts.

You could also set up competitions as mentioned under the heading about the printable cards. You could divide your group into two teams and alternate between them asking the questions. I arranged the slideshow with the first slide having the question and the second slide having the answer so that you can allow time between for the two for the teams to come up with the answer.

Here is the link for the Christmas Trivia Slideshow. The show is in the Google Slides format, and has a total of 32 slides. It contains 16 questions each having two slides, one with the question, and one which displays the question and answer.

Text of Christmas Trivia Questions

Perhaps you have a different format you want to use for these trivia questions. I have included all the text below, which you can copy and paste into your own document. I have done all the typing, so all you will need to do is to enter your formatting instructions. The first line of each couplet has the question, and the second line is the answer.

Christmas Trivia Questions

What activity did the other reindeer bar Rudolph from because of his shiny red nose?

Reindeer games

What are the two other most popular names for Santa Claus?

Kris Kringle and Saint Nick

Which Hollywood actor played six different roles in the movieThe Polar Express?

Tom Hanks

In Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, what was the first name of Scrooge?

Ebenezer

Which country did eggnog come from?

England

What did Frosty The Snowman do when a magic hat was placed on his head?

He began to dance around

Which country started the tradition of putting up a Christmas tree?

Germany

Which country started the tradition of putting up a Christmas tree?

Germany

How many gifts in total were given in “The Twelve Days of Christmas” song?

364

Which fairy tale were the first gingerbread houses inspired by?

Hansel and Gretel

How do you say “Merry Christmas” in Spanish?

Felíz Navidad

Who wrote, “Christmas doesn’t come from a store, maybe Christmas perhaps means a little bit more?”

Dr. Seuss

Three of Santa’s reindeer’s names begin with the letter “D.” What are those names?

Dancer, Dasher, and Donner

What was Frosty the Snowman’s nose made out of?

A button

What popular Christmas song was actually written for Thanksgiving?

“Jingle Bells”

Who came up with Christmas lights?

Thomas Edison

Which wintertime song was the first ever broadcast from space, in 1965?

“Jingle Bells”

© 2021 Adele Jeunette

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