50 Christmas Movie Trivia Questions

There's no better way to get in the holiday spirit than snuggling up to watch a Christmas movie with a warm blanket and a cup of hot chocolate. But how well do you really know your favorite festive films? If you have a holiday party or office get-together planned, trivia can be a great way to break the ice and get to know one another. Bonding with family and friends by flexing your trivia skills is a holiday memory you won't forget. Check out the questions and answers about your favorite Christmas movies, from classics to comedies! 

Classic Christmas movies

These timeless movies make the holidays brighter year after year, reminding us of the magic and meaning of the season!

  1. In A Christmas Story, what present does Ralphie want for Christmas? A Red Rider BB gun.
  2. In It's a Wonderful Life, what causes George to lose hearing in his left ear?  He jumps in ice-cold water to save his brother, Harry.
  3. After being questioned by Lucy in A Charlie Brown Christmas, what does Linus say he will do with his blanket when he grows up?  Turn it into a sport coat.
  4. In Miracle on 34th Street, what is the name of the man hired to fill in as Santa at the Thanksgiving Day parade? Kris Kringle
  5. What drink does Ralphie's Little Orphan Annie decoder ring tell him to drink in A Christmas Story?  Ovaltine.
  6. What is the name of the guardian angel who takes George Bailey on his journey in It's a Wonderful Life?  Clarence.
  7. In A Charlie Brown Christmas, what Christmas carol does the whole Peanuts gang sing at the end of the movie? "Hark the Herald Angels Sing."
  8. What New York City department store hires Kris Kringle to play Santa during the Christmas season in Miracle on 34th Street?  Macy's
  9. What is the response from adults whenever Ralphie says what he wants for Christmas in A Christmas Story?  "You'll shoot your eye out."
  10. What is the name of the book that Clarence gives to George Bailey in It's a Wonderful Life?  "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer."
  11. What does Linus say the snowflake needs when catching it on his tongue?  "Needs sugar."
  12. What does Kris Kringle try to prove in court in Miracle on 34th Street?  That he is the real Santa Claus
  13. What item does Ralphie's dad win in A Christmas Story that is later broken by his mother?  A leg lamp.
  14. What is the wish that George Bailey says out loud every time he taps his lighter in It's a Wonderful Life?  "I wish I had a million dollars, hot dog!"
  15. What color is the single ornament on Charlie's tree in A Charlie Brown Christmas?  Red.

Christmas comedies

The holiday season can be stressful, but these movies remind us there's a lot to laugh about during the twelve days of Christmas and beyond.

  1. In Elf, why does Santa's sleigh crash in Central Park? A shortage of Christmas spirit.
  2. In National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, what is Clark planning to use his Christmas bonus on? Installing a pool in his backyard.
  3. In Jingle All the Way, what is the name of the action figure toy that is so popular? Turbo Man.
  4. What gifts does Aunt Bethany arrive with in National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation? A box containing Jello, and another containing the cat.
  5. In Jingle All the Way, what famous actor plays Myron, who is also trying to get his hands on the season's most popular toy? Sinbad.
  6. According to the movie Elf, what are the four main food groups for elves? Candy, candy canes, candy corns, and syrup.
  7. What gift does Clark's boss give him as a Christmas bonus? A year's membership to the Jelly of the Month Club.
  8. What toy is Buddy the Elf afraid of in the movie Elf? A jack-in-the-box. (Bonus trivia fact: Will Ferrell's reaction to the toys were genuine - the director could choose when the boxes would spring open using a remote control off camera.)
  1. What is the name of Cousin Eddie's dog in National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation?  Snots.
  2. In the 1988 movie Scrooged, what is the job of Frank Cross, the Scrooge-inspired character played by Bill Murray? He's a television executive.
  3. What song does everybody sing in Elf in order to raise Christmas spirit? "Santa Claus is Coming to Town."
  4. The family asks Aunt Bethany to say Grace before dinner in National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation. What does she say instead?  The Pledge of Allegiance.
  5. Christmas with the Kranks is based on a 2001 novel by what bestselling author?  John Grisham

 Kid-Friendly Christmas movies

These Christmas movies are perfect for kids and kids at heart! Plan a few family movie nights to watch these favorites this season.

  1. What actor voices the conductor, along with several other characters, in The Polar Express?  Tom Hanks.
  2. In The Santa Clause, what is the name of the head elf? Bernard.
  3. What Disney character plays Ebenezer Scrooge in Mickey's Christmas Carol? Scrooge McDuck
  4. In Home Alone, where is the McCallister family traveling when they accidentally leave Kevin behind? Paris.
  5. What is the name of the Grinch's dog in How the Grinch Stole Christmas?  Max.
  6. What famous New York City hotel is featured in Home Alone 2? The Plaza Hotel
  7. In The Polar Express, what word does the conductor eventually punch in the main character's ticket? Believe.
  8. What is the name of the burglar duo that Kevin takes on in Home Alone and Home Alone 2? The Wet Bandits.
  9. In Mickey's Christmas Carol, what beloved Disney character plays the ghost of Ebenezer Scrooge's deceased partner, and what was his name? Goofy plays Jacob Marley.
  10. In The Polar Express, what present does Santa give out as the first gift of Christmas? A silver bell.
  11. Why does Scott Calvin have to take over Santa's job in The Santa Clause? The real Santa died after falling off of his roof.
  12. What's the name of the movie that Kevin watches when he's by himself in Home Alone?  Angels with Filthy Souls.
  13. What does Ebenezer Scrooge bring to the Cratchit family house on Christmas, after his visits with the three ghosts in Mickey's Christmas Carol?  Christmas dinner and presents.
  14. According to the song "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch" from How the Grinch Stole Christmas, the Grinch has all the tender sweetness of what kind of crocodile? A seasick crocodile.
  15. What gift does the head elf give to Charlie in The Santa Clause? A snow globe.
  16. What is the name of the town and townspeople that the Grinch resents so much in How the Grinch Stole Christmas?  The town of Whoville, which is inhabited by the Whos.

Questionably Christmas movies 

We can debate whether these movies fall in the Christmas category, but there's no doubt they are entertaining and festive.

  1. What is the name of the building that the movie Die Hard takes place in? Nakatomi Plaza.
  2. Who is the Pumpkin King in A Nightmare Before Christmas? Jack Skellington.
  3. Love Actually features a cast of actors mostly from what country? England
  4. In The Holiday, what do the characters played by Cameron Diaz and Kate Winslet agree to do after recent heartbreaks? Switch houses for two weeks over the holidays
  5. What phrase does John McClain write on the sweater of the terrorist he kills? "Now I have a machine gun. Ho-ho-ho."
  6. In Love Actually, what song is performed at the school Christmas concert by Joanna, Sam's crush? All I Want for Christmas is You
Brush up on your Christmas movies this season and wow friends and family with these fun trivia facts at your holiday gatherings! 

Kelsey Caldwell is a realtor and freelance writer from Charlotte, NC. She and her husband are parents to two amazing kids, a puppy, and rabbit.