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Christmas Trivia Quiz: Take a short, fun trivia quiz to see how much you know about Christmas!

Updated on December 11, 2013

How much do you know about some of our favorite Christmas traditions? Or random Christmas trivia? Take this quiz to learn a few, fun facts. The answers are at the end of this article. Enjoy!

Multiple Choice

1. From what did the Germans make the first artificial Christmas trees?
A. Colorful cloth
B. Dyed goose feathers
C. Sticks woven together
D. Pinecones and feathers

2. How many Christmas cards are sent in the US each year?
A. 3 hundred
B. 3 thousand
C. 3 million
D. 3 billion

3. How many gifts total are given in the song "The Twelve Days of Christmas"?
A. 12
B. 364
C. 3642
D. 1200

4. To what do the "two turtle doves" refer in the song "The Twelve Days of Christmas"?
A. Two birds
B. The Church and the State
C. The Old and New Testament
D. Two secret codes

5. Who was reportedly the first person to decorate a Christmas tree?
A. Martin Luther
B. Jonathan Edwards
C. Charles Wesley
D. D. L. Moody

6. Which of these were FIRST used as Christmas tree decorations?
A. grapes
B. apples
C. flowers
D. candles


Short Answer

7. The Fir tree was originally decorated to represent what well-known tree?

8. What does the word "Christmas" mean?

9. During what month was Jesus most likely to have been born?

10. What do the three traditional colors of Christmas represent?




11. Many European countries believed that these were active during the Twelve Days of Christmas. They eventually evolved into Santa's Elves. What are they?

12. In what country are spiders or spider webs common Christmas tree decorations?

13. What was the first state in the United States to officially recognize Christmas in the year 1836?

14. What popular holiday greenery literally means "little dung twig" because the plant spreads through bird dropping?


Bonus Question!!!

15. In an effort to recognize the "Christ" in Christmas, this last trivia item is focused on Jesus. Bible scholars suggest that there are 456 prophecies concerning the Messiah. Of these, let's take a look at just eight:

1. The place of the Messiah's birth

2. His being preceded by a messenger

3. How he would enter Jerusalem

4. His betrayal by a friend

5. He would be betrayed for 30 pieces of silver

6. The money would be thrown in God's house

7. He would be mute before His accusers

8. He would be crucified

What is the probability for any one man to fulfill even just these eight prophecies?

A. one in 100,000

B. one in 100,000,000

C. one in 100,000,000,000

D. one in 100,000,000,000,000,000


A Little More Information...

The answer to the last question is D! (See the end of the article for the rest of the answer key).

Peter Stoner, who wrote an article on this topic of Jesus and prophecy in 1963, gives the following example to put this example into a context we can understand:

If we take 100 trillion silver dollars and lay them on the face of Texas, they would be two feet deep. Mark one of these silver dollars and thoroughly stir the whole mass. Next, blindfold a man and let him travel as far as he wishes, but he must pick the marked silver dollar and say that it is the right one. What are his chances of accomplishing this task?

The same chance that the prophets would have of writing just eight of these prophecies and having them all come true for any one man, from their day to the present time, if they had written them without God's inspiration!

Mind-blowing! Some people claim that Jesus was not God, but only a man who manipulated his circumstances to make it look like he fulfilled the Messianic prophecies. However, many of the prophecies regarding the Messiah were beyond human control: Birth place, manner of death, people's reactions, burial, resurrection, etc.

See what former Atheist and professional journalist, Lee Strobel, has to say in response to people who make the above claim or say that the Gospel writers fabricated the prophecies to make them fit Jesus by "rewriting history."

For a more detailed look at the prophecies of Jesus and how he fulfilled them, take a look at this website:

I hope you learned a thing or two and that you have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Answer Key

  1. B
  2. D
  3. B
  4. C
  5. A
  6. B
  7. The Forbidden Tree in the Garden of Eden
  8. "Christ mass"—a special celebration of the Lord's supper
  9. September
  10. Green: life and rebirth; Red: blood of Christ; Gold: light, wealth, and royalty
  11. Good and Evil Spirits
  12. Poland
  13. Alabama
  14. Mistletoe
  15. D

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    • Captain Redbeard profile image

      Captain Redbeard 6 years ago from Ohio

      So happy I found you matey. This was great!

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      Dave Mathews 6 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

      Seek: The Hebrew Calendar is a little different, but Jesus was a Hebrew, so it should be the calendar we go by and the Bible is universal and is God's truth so if we are to celebrate Christmas, we should celebrate according to the Hebrew Date not just make one up to suit our own purpose.

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      Jenna Ditsch 6 years ago from Illinois

      The day is here! Merry Christmas everybody. If you have an interesting trivia fact about Christmas, add it in the comments section. :-)

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      Jenna Ditsch 6 years ago from Illinois

      @ christinekv: Thanks--Merry Christmas to you! We play games at my family gatherings all the time and I wrote this one so we could do a little family trivia contest. We always have some kind of prize for the winner. We are kind of competitive (in a good and fun way). My sister won this year!

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      christinekv 6 years ago from Washington

      Merry Christmas Jenna! Thanks for sharing this fun and educational hub!

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      Jenna Ditsch 6 years ago from Illinois

      @ Dave Matthews: Thanks! Yeah, I know there are some different theories out there as to when his actual birth was. But isn't the Hebrew calendar different from our own? I haven't researched this particular fact extensively--but I'll look into it. Merry Christmas!

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      Dave Mathews 6 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

      Seek: the only answer I must disagree with is #9, as the Bible tells us that Mary Conceived in the 6th. month of the year, that would make Jesus Birth around the 3rd. month, in the following year.

      Have a Merry Christmas and my God bless you.

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      Jenna Ditsch 6 years ago from Illinois

      @ Spirit n Truth: Our names sound like they belong together--what do you think?

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      Jenna Ditsch 6 years ago from Illinois

      @ RTalloni: Haha--so it wasn't? :-) Glad you enjoyed it. How many did you get right?

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      SPIRIT n TRUTH 6 years ago from Suburbs of Chicago, IL of U.S.A.

      Heh heh Good questions!

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      RTalloni 6 years ago from the short journey

      So, I thought, "This will be easy." HA!

      I certainly did learn a thing or two, and realized that some of what I once knew I had forgotten. Thanks much! Voted up.

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      Jenna Ditsch 6 years ago from Illinois

      @ Will Star and Jangaplanet: Thanks for commenting! I am a teacher so I love things like this--I also write test questions for educational publishers so writing tests, quizzes, etc. is something I enjoy. :-) I'm glad you enjoyed--Merry Christmas!

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      A James Di Rodi 6 years ago

      It was real fun to read! I enjoyed it immensely! I sat here with pen and paper and took the quiz! It is nice to learn new things about Christmas. 3 billion Christmas cards are sent each year- and that's only in the US! Can you imagine what the world count would be? Thanks for sharing! It was fun.

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      WillStarr 6 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      Excellent! What a fun and educational Hub! Voted up and across the board. (The one about Poland is funny!)