Looking for a way to add a little spice to your Holiday parties or other family functions?
With this list of the best holiday trivia questions and answers, you can make any party more fun and enjoyable.
The list includes Non-Christmas holiday trivia as well as random thanksgiving, turkey, new year, and many more trivia questions, etc.
Pick suitable holiday trivia questions to have fun game time with friends and others this festive season.
Take a look below. Happy holidays..!!
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Non Christmas Holiday Trivia Questions
What seafood was served at the first Thanksgiving feast?
“Lobster, oysters, fish and possibly eel”
When was the first Thanksgiving football game?
When was the first Thanksgiving NFL game?
Who was the first President to receive a ceremonial Thanksgiving Turkey?
“Harry S. Truman”
How many women were at the very first Thanksgiving celebration?
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Which President made Thanksgiving a permanent national holiday?
Which President first ordered a national day of Thanksgiving?
Who was the first President to pardon a turkey?
“John F. Kennedy”
Which President made turkey pardoning an annual event?
“George H.W. Bush”
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How many calories on average are consumed, per person, at Thanksgiving dinner?
How much did the world’s most expensive Thanksgiving dinner on record cost?
“$150,000 at New York City’s Old Homestead Steakhouse.”
Holiday Trivia Multiple Choice Questions
Name the character played by Macaulay Culkin in the film ‘Home Alone’”
What is the name for trees that have always have leaves during winter?
Which of these is NOT a holiday movie?
Eight Crazy Nights
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What color are the berries on MOST mistletoe plants?
Name a famous movie character related to winter.
Frosty the Snowman was a jolly soul with a corncob pipe and a button _ and two eyes made out of coal.
Who wrote How the Grinch Stole Christmas?
What is the name of the Grinch’s dog?
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What was Will Ferrel’s character name in the movie Elf?
We elves try to stick to the four main food groups: candy, candy canes, candy corn, and ….”
Random Holiday Trivia Questions & Answers
How many days of Hanukkah are there?
True or false: Hanukkah falls on the same dates every year.
What is the Yiddish word for “spinning top,” as played on Hanukkah?
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On Hanukkah, children are often given chocolate coins called what?
True or false: Kwanzaa was invented in Africa.
“False. It was invented in the U.S.”
The word “Kwanzaa” comes from a phrase meaning, “first fruits,” in which language?
Eight Crazy Nights” is an animated Hanukkah movie starring which Jewish comedian?
Kwanzaa creator Maulana Karenga was first inspired to create the holiday after the 1965 Los Angeles civil uprising known as the _ Rebellion?
When was the first New Year’s Eve ball drop?
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Which American television personality is most famous for hosting New Year’s Eve from Times Square on ABC?
Holiday Trivia Questions For Work
What is the candle holder for Hanukkah called?
What year was Kwanzaa created?
Which three colors are used in Kwanzaa?
“Black, red, and green (Fun fact: Black symbolizes the African people, red is for the struggle, and green is for the rich land of Africa.)”
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Who was the first U.S. president to recognize Hanukkah in the White House?
“Jimmy Carter 1979”
True or false: You are supposed to light all of the candles on the first night of Hanukkah.
What is the candle holder for Kwanzaa called?
How much money do Americans spend (on average) on holiday gifts per person?
“About $1,000 per person ($1 trillion total in the United States)”
True or false: Kwanzaa is a religious holiday.
Which department store was featured in the film Miracle on 34th Street?
What is the highest-grossing Christmas movie?
Which is more popular for gift purchasing: Black Friday or Cyber Monday?
True or false: Christmas originally began as a pagan holiday.
In the Christmas story The Gift of Magi, what does the wife sell in order to purchase a gift for her husband?
Who was the author of A Christmas Carol?
How many reindeer were in the story ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas?
“8 (Rudolph isn’t in this story.)”
What made Frosty the Snowman come to life?
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What country was the original St. Nicholas from?
What were Frosty the Snowman’s first words?
Holiday Trivia Questions And Answers For Adults
When was the term “X-mas” invented?
“The mid-1500s by the Greeks (Fun fact: “Christos” in Greek begins with the letter X.)”
True or false: The song “Jingle Bells” was written specifically for Christmas.
When was Christmas declared a national holiday?
True or false: Hanukkah is the most popular Jewish holiday.
How many days of Kwanzaa are there?
Do more Americans get real or artificial trees?
What does the word “Hanukkah” mean?
“”Hanukkah” means “dedication””
Which President refused to celebrate Thanksgiving as a national holiday?
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Which President declared two Thanksgivings in one year?
What Native American tribe celebrated the first Thanksgiving with the Pilgrims?
Which Native American friend to the settlers acted as an interpreter?
In what month did the very first Thanksgiving celebration likely take place?
Which President tried to make Thanksgiving the third Thursday in November to help boost the economy for the holiday season?
“Franklin Delano Roosevelt”
How many turkeys are prepared for Thanksgiving in America each year?
“About 46 million”
What percent of Americans skip turkey on Thanksgiving?
“About 12 percent”
Which President officially made Thanksgiving the fourth Thursday of every November?
“Franklin Delano Roosevelt”
When was the first Turkey Trot?
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What was the first Christmas movie ever made?
“Santa Claus (1898).”
Where was the original St. Nicholas from?
“St. Nicholas was born sometime around 280 A.D. in what is now modern-day Turkey.”
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What ad campaign popularized Santa’s red suit?
“Coca-Cola’s 1931 ad campaign, as drawn by Haddon Sundblom.”
Christmas took the place of which pagan holiday?
“Yule or Yuletide.”
How many packages does USPS deliver during the Christmas season?
“28 million packages per day between Dec.16-21, with an average of 20.5 million packages per day through the remainder of the year.”
Who came up with the Elf on the Shelf?
“Carol Aebersold and her daughters, Chanda Bell and Christa Pitts.”
What are the origins of the advent calendar tradition?
“Advent calendars date back to the mid-19th century. At that time, these calendars consisted of chalk marks on doors or lit candles, and were used by German Protestants to count the days leading up to Christmas.”
When is National Candy Cane Day?
Holiday Trivia Questions For Seniors
What is the most recorded Christmas song?
What is the best-selling Christmas song?
“White Christmas” by Bing Crosby.”
Who popularized the Christmas tree tradition?
“Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.”
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What is the earliest mention of Christmas stockings?
“In 1823, stockings were mentioned in the famous poem, ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas.’”
When do the earliest gingerbread cookie recipes date back to?
Who popularized the modern-day gingerbread cookie?
“Queen Elizabeth I.”
What does the word “noel” mean in its original language?
“Nöel” means “birthday” or “relating to birth” in French.”
When do Armenian people celebrate Christmas?
How many ghosts appear in A Christmas Carol?
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What do people traditionally place at the top of Christmas trees?
“An angel ornament.”
When and where was eggnog invented?
“13th century Britain.”
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