Tis the season for festive gatherings and merriment, and what better way to add a dash of cheer to your Christmas dinner table than with a lively quiz?

Get ready to test your holiday knowledge with our 15 Christmas quiz questions that cover everything from classic carols to yuletide traditions.

Whether you're surrounded by family or celebrating with friends, these brain-teasing questions are sure to bring joy and laughter to your Christmas festivities. So, grab a mince pie, gather your loved ones, and let the jolly quiz competition begin!

How many marks out of 15 will you get?


1. How many ghosts appear in A Christmas Carol?

2. What is the best-selling Christmas song of all time?

3. In what festive film would you hear the greeting 'Merry Christmas, ya filthy animal'?

4. In what year did Raymond Briggs' The Snowman first air on TV in the UK?

5. What time is the King’s speech traditionally broadcast on Christmas Day?

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

7. Boxing Day is also known by another name celebrating a saint, who is the saint?

8. Which Christmas carol has these lyrics: “And heaven and nature sing” and “let earth receive her king?”

9. According to Austrian folklore, what is the name of the horned figure that punishes naughty children at Christmastime?

10. What Christmas gift did Harry receive from the Dursleys in “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone?”

11. Christmas Island is the external territory of which country?

12. In Christmas carol The Twelve Days of Christmas, what gift is offered on the seventh day?

13. What is Sir Henry Cole credited with first producing?

14. What's the name for a female turkey?

15. In what town was Jesus born?


1. Four. Jacob Marley and the spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come.

2. White Christmas by Irving Berlin - performed by Bing Crosby. According to Guinness World Records it is also the best-selling single of all time in terms of sales of physical media (not just Christmas!) with estimated sales in excess of 50 million copies worldwide.

3. Home Alone 2: Lost in New York. Half a mark if you just said Home Alone!

4. 1982. It was shown on December 26 and was an immediate success. It was nominated for Best Animated Short Film at the 55th Academy Awards and won a BAFTA TV Award.

5. 3pm. This year will be King Charles second Christmas Day speech, and his first since this year’s Coronation.

6. Capricorn. The star sign is runs from December 22 – January 19.

7. Saint Stephen. Saint Stephen's Day, also called the Feast of Saint Stephen, is a Christian saint's day to commemorate Saint Stephen.

8. Joy to the World.

9. Krampus. A horned anthropomorphic figure who, during the Advent season, scares children who have misbehaved

10. A 50-pence piece

11. Australia. It is located in the Indian Ocean around 350 kilometres (190 nautical miles) south of Java and Sumatra.

12. Seven swans-a-swimming.

13. Christmas cards. The first commercially available card was commissioned by Sir Henry Cole and designed by John Callcott Horsley in London 1843

14. A hen. An adult male turkey is called a “tom” or “gobbler”. No extra points for that though!

15. Bethlehem.