100+ Best Holiday Trivia Questions | Non Christmas | Printables 2022

Updated on

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..!!

Non Christmas Holiday Trivia Questions

Non Christmas Holiday Trivia Questions

What seafood was served at the first Thanksgiving feast?

Answer

“Lobster, oysters, fish and possibly eel”

When was the first Thanksgiving football game?

Answer

“1876”

When was the first Thanksgiving NFL game?

Answer

“1920”

Who was the first President to receive a ceremonial Thanksgiving Turkey?

Answer

“Harry S. Truman”

How many women were at the very first Thanksgiving celebration?

Answer

“Five”

Related: Veterans Day Trivia Questions And Answers

Which President made Thanksgiving a permanent national holiday?

Answer

“Abraham Lincoln”

Which President first ordered a national day of Thanksgiving?

Answer

“George Washington”

Who was the first President to pardon a turkey?

Answer

“John F. Kennedy”

Which President made turkey pardoning an annual event?

Answer

“George H.W. Bush”

Related: Christmas Trivia Questions

How many calories on average are consumed, per person, at Thanksgiving dinner?

Answer

“4,500”

How much did the world’s most expensive Thanksgiving dinner on record cost?

Answer

“$150,000 at New York City’s Old Homestead Steakhouse.”

Holiday Trivia Multiple Choice Questions

Holiday Trivia Multiple Choice Questions

Name the character played by Macaulay Culkin in the film ‘Home Alone’”
Kevin McCallister
Buzz McCallister
Brad Taylor
Mark Taylor

Answer

Kevin McCallister

What is the name for trees that have always have leaves during winter?
Palm
Evergreen
Deciduous
Cedar

Answer

Evergreen

Which of these is NOT a holiday movie?
Elf
Eight Crazy Nights
The Sandlot
Home Alone

Answer

The Sandlot

Related: Best Halloween Trivia For Kids

What color are the berries on MOST mistletoe plants?
Green
White
Red
Silver

Answer

Red

Name a famous movie character related to winter.
Blizzard
Jingles
Frosty
Windy

Answer

Frosty

Frosty the Snowman was a jolly soul with a corncob pipe and a button _ and two eyes made out of coal.
Mouth
Ear
Arm
Nose

Answer

Nose

Who wrote How the Grinch Stole Christmas?
Charles Dickens
J.K. Rowling
Dr. Suess
Dr. Phil

Answer

Dr. Suess

What is the name of the Grinch’s dog?
Pete
Sam
Max
Bud

Answer

Max

Related: Hilarious Christmas Jokes For Presents | Elderly | Cards

What was Will Ferrel’s character name in the movie Elf?
Zippy
Buddy
Elfie
Buster

Answer

Buddy

We elves try to stick to the four main food groups: candy, candy canes, candy corn, and ….”
Gum drops
Candy necklaces
Syrup
cotton candy

Answer

Syrup

Random Holiday Trivia Questions & Answers

Random Holiday Trivia Questions & Answers

How many days of Hanukkah are there?

Answer

“Eight.”

True or false: Hanukkah falls on the same dates every year.

Answer

“False”

What is the Yiddish word for “spinning top,” as played on Hanukkah?

Answer

“Dreidel”

Related: Dirty Thanksgiving Jokes One Liners

On Hanukkah, children are often given chocolate coins called what?

Answer

“Gelt”

True or false: Kwanzaa was invented in Africa.

Answer

“False. It was invented in the U.S.”

The word “Kwanzaa” comes from a phrase meaning, “first fruits,” in which language?

Answer

“Swahili”

Eight Crazy Nights” is an animated Hanukkah movie starring which Jewish comedian?

Answer

“Adam Sandler”

Kwanzaa creator Maulana Karenga was first inspired to create the holiday after the 1965 Los Angeles civil uprising known as the _ Rebellion?

Answer

“Watts”

When was the first New Year’s Eve ball drop?

Answer

“1907”

Related: Funny Holiday Jokes

Which American television personality is most famous for hosting New Year’s Eve from Times Square on ABC?

Answer

“Dick Clark”

Holiday Trivia Questions For Work

Holiday Trivia Questions For Work

What is the candle holder for Hanukkah called?

Answer

“Menorah”

What year was Kwanzaa created?

Answer

“1966”

Which three colors are used in Kwanzaa?

Answer

“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.)”

Related: Best Holiday Dad Jokes

Who was the first U.S. president to recognize Hanukkah in the White House?

Answer

“Jimmy Carter 1979”

True or false: You are supposed to light all of the candles on the first night of Hanukkah.

Answer

“False”

What is the candle holder for Kwanzaa called?

Answer

“Kinara”

How much money do Americans spend (on average) on holiday gifts per person?

Answer

“About $1,000 per person ($1 trillion total in the United States)”

True or false: Kwanzaa is a religious holiday.

Answer

“False”

Which department store was featured in the film Miracle on 34th Street?

Answer

“Macy’s”

What is the highest-grossing Christmas movie?

Answer

“Home Alone”

Which is more popular for gift purchasing: Black Friday or Cyber Monday?

Answer

“Black Friday”

True or false: Christmas originally began as a pagan holiday.

Answer

“True”

In the Christmas story The Gift of Magi, what does the wife sell in order to purchase a gift for her husband?

Answer

“Her hair”

Who was the author of A Christmas Carol?

Answer

“Charles Dickens”

How many reindeer were in the story ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas?

Answer

“8 (Rudolph isn’t in this story.)”

What made Frosty the Snowman come to life?

Answer

“His hat”

Related: Snowman Jokes For Kids

What country was the original St. Nicholas from?

Answer

“Turkey”

What were Frosty the Snowman’s first words?

Answer

“Happy Birthday!”

Holiday Trivia Questions And Answers For Adults

Holiday Trivia Questions And Answers For Adults

When was the term “X-mas” invented?

Answer

“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.

Answer

“False”

When was Christmas declared a national holiday?

Answer

“1870”

True or false: Hanukkah is the most popular Jewish holiday.

Answer

“False”

How many days of Kwanzaa are there?

Answer

“Seven”

Do more Americans get real or artificial trees?

Answer

“Artificial”

What does the word “Hanukkah” mean?

Answer

“”Hanukkah” means “dedication””

Which President refused to celebrate Thanksgiving as a national holiday?

Answer

“Thomas Jefferson”

Related: Best December Jokes For Kids

Which President declared two Thanksgivings in one year?

Answer

“James Madison”

What Native American tribe celebrated the first Thanksgiving with the Pilgrims?

Answer

“The Wampanoag”

Which Native American friend to the settlers acted as an interpreter?

Answer

“Squanto”

In what month did the very first Thanksgiving celebration likely take place?

Answer

“September”

Which President tried to make Thanksgiving the third Thursday in November to help boost the economy for the holiday season?

Answer

“Franklin Delano Roosevelt”

How many turkeys are prepared for Thanksgiving in America each year?

Answer

“About 46 million”

What percent of Americans skip turkey on Thanksgiving?

Answer

“About 12 percent”

Which President officially made Thanksgiving the fourth Thursday of every November?

Answer

“Franklin Delano Roosevelt”

When was the first Turkey Trot?

Answer

“1896”

Hard Holiday Trivia Questions For The Office

Holiday Trivia Questions For The Office

What was the first Christmas movie ever made?

Answer

“Santa Claus (1898).”

Where was the original St. Nicholas from?

Answer

“St. Nicholas was born sometime around 280 A.D. in what is now modern-day Turkey.”

Related: Best Dirty Turkey Jokes On Thanksgiving

What ad campaign popularized Santa’s red suit?

Answer

“Coca-Cola’s 1931 ad campaign, as drawn by Haddon Sundblom.”

Christmas took the place of which pagan holiday?

Answer

“Yule or Yuletide.”

How many packages does USPS deliver during the Christmas season?

Answer

“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?

Answer

“Carol Aebersold and her daughters, Chanda Bell and Christa Pitts.”

What are the origins of the advent calendar tradition?

Answer

“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?

Answer

“December 26th.”

Holiday Trivia Questions For Seniors

Holiday Trivia Questions For Seniors

What is the most recorded Christmas song?

Answer

“Silent Night.”

What is the best-selling Christmas song?

Answer

“White Christmas” by Bing Crosby.”

Who popularized the Christmas tree tradition?

Answer

“Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.”

Related: Short Thanksgiving Sayings

What is the earliest mention of Christmas stockings?

Answer

“In 1823, stockings were mentioned in the famous poem, ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas.’”

When do the earliest gingerbread cookie recipes date back to?

Answer

“2,400 B.C.”

Who popularized the modern-day gingerbread cookie?

Answer

“Queen Elizabeth I.”

What does the word “noel” mean in its original language?

Answer

“Nöel” means “birthday” or “relating to birth” in French.”

When do Armenian people celebrate Christmas?

Answer

“January 6th.”

How many ghosts appear in A Christmas Carol?

Answer

“Four ghosts.”

Related: Christmas Riddles | Tricky | Hard

What do people traditionally place at the top of Christmas trees?

Answer

“An angel ornament.”

When and where was eggnog invented?

Answer

“13th century Britain.”

Holiday Trivia Questions And Answers Printables

I hope you had a good time reading these holiday trivia questions.

Moreover, check out these jokes, riddles, trivia, and memes on food, love, animal, and holiday to get more ideas to suit different moods and situations.

Happy Holidays everyone!

Related Topics:

Epic Christmas Puns
Winter Dad Jokes One Liners
Best Holiday Icebreaker Questions
Free Printable Thanksgiving Lunch Box Jokes
Thanksgiving Memes | Funny, Dirty
Funny Thanksgiving Jokes For Kids Will Gobble Up
Funny Turkey Puns