Dive into the magical world of holiday cinema with this compilation of 70 Christmas movie trivia questions and answers! Perfect for cinephiles and trivia lovers alike, each question weaves together the captivating narratives of Christmas classics and the exhilaration of uncovering hidden film facts!
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80 General Christmas Movie Trivia Questions
Q: What year did the movie “Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas” come out?
Q: Why is the Drummer Boy by himself in the movie?
He’s an orphan.
Q: In the movie “Bad Santa” why does Billy Bob Thornton want a job as Santa Claus?
To rob stores.
Q: In the movie, “Home Swap”, who plays Iris’s brother?
Q: What “Bad Santa” actor died two months before the release of the movie?
Q: In the animated Christmas movie “Frosty the Snowman,” what is the magician’s bunny called?
Q: In the movie “Fred Claus,” how was New Year’s celebrated by Fred?
With his girlfriend, Wanda and his family.
Q: In the movie “Deck the Halls, who plays the character Buddy Hall?
Q: What famous mall was the backdrop for the film, “Jingle All the Way?
Minnesota’s Mall of America
Q: In the movie “Jingle All the Way” what is Howard’s job?
Q: In the film, “The Santa Claus” what does Laura burn?
The visitation rights court papers.
Q: What is the head elf’s name in “The Santa Claus?”
Q: What year was “The Little Drummer Boy” released?
Q: What is the child’s name who befriends Willie in “Bad Santa?”
Q: What is the character Amanda unable to do in the movie “Home Swap?”
Q: What was the release date of “The Nightmare Before Christmas?”
October 13th 1993
Q: What does Fred Claus repossess in the first scene of the movie?
A young child’s television.
Q: What Christmas movie features movie stars Sinbad and Arnold Schwarzenegger as fathers attempting to locate a sold-out toy for their youngsters?
Jingle All the Way
Q: Who is George Bailey’s guardian angel in “It’s a Wonderful Life?”
Q: What year did Charles Dickens’ book, “A Christmas Carol” become a movie?
Q: What Christmas non-animated movie grossed the most money of all time?
Q: What was the very first Christmas movie?
Q: During “A Christmas Story,” whose dogs ate the Christmas turkey?
The next-door neighbors, the Bumpuses.
Q: What happens each time a bell rings in “It’s a Wonderful Life?”
An angel gets wings.
Q: The movie “A Christmas Story” was originally based on a book by what name?
In God, We Trust: All Others Pay Cash
Q: What movie took producers a week to shoot one minute of?
The Nightmare Before Christmas
Q: What movie almost did not become a movie because Chuck Jones could not find support for it?
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Q: The poem, “The Nightmare Before Christmas,” on which the movie was based, was written in 1982 by Tim Burton. Where?
When working at Disney.
Q: What does Clark’s boss, Mr. Shirley, call Clark in “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation?”
“Greaseball,” rather than “Griswold.”
Q: In Home Alone, why did Kevin’s family oversleep?
Their alarm clocks got reset.
Q: Hero Girl’s train ticket in the movie, “The Polar Express,” has a word punched into it by the conductor. What is the word?
Q: Why was the first parade Santa fired in “Miracle on 34th Street?”
He got drunk.
Q: What is the name of the place where the Grinch lives?
Q: “It’s a Wonderful Life” is set in what town?
Q: The setting for “It’s a Wonderful Life” also resembles a real town. Which one?
Seneca Falls, New York.
Q: What Christmas movie was released in 2004 as the first all-digital film?
The Polar Express
Q: In what Christmas movie must Santa defend himself in court regarding whether or not he could really be Santa?
Miracle on 34th Street
Q: In “It’s a Wonderful Life,” what does George promise to give Mary?
Q: What toy does Ralphie want in “A Christmas Story?”
A Red Ryder Carbine-action model airgun.
Q: What is the name of the magician in Frosty the Snowman?
Q: In “Jingle All The Way,” what’s the name of the sellout action figure the fathers can’t find?
Q: Lucy asks Schroeder to play what song in A Charlie Brown Christmas?
Q: What action movie is also widely billed as a Christmas movie?
Q: In the movie “Elf,” when Poppa finally becomes Master Tinker, how old is he?
Q: When Clark asks Aunt Bethany to say the Christmas prayer in National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, what does she recite instead?
The Pledge of Allegiance
Q: In “National Lampoon’s Christmas vacation,” what rock band is on Audrey’s wall in her bedroom?
Guns ‘N Roses
Q: Is Nicolette Scorsese–who plays the clerk Clark Griswold is infatuated with in Christmas Vacation–related to Martin Scorsese, the famous director?
Q: Santa’s super sled engine in the movie “Elf” was called what?
The Kringle 3000
Q: What state is the setting for “A Christmas Story.”
Q: To which movie does this famous line belong: “You’re skipping Christmas! Isn’t that against the law?”
Christmas with the Kranks
Q: In “Home Alone Two,” what tune is playing when Kevin gets to New York?
All Alone on Christmas
Q: In “Christmas Vacation,” the elderly aunt wrapped up what two things as a gift?
Her pet cat and a Jell-O mold.
Q: Who was the director of “It’s a Wonderful Life?”
Q: In “The Polar Express,” if you no longer believe in Christmas magic, what can’t you hear?
The bell when it’s shaken.
Q: What was Ralphie’s unwanted Christmas present in “A Christmas Story?”
A pink bunny suit.
Q: Where was Kevin snoozing when he was left behind in “Home Alone?”
The third floor.
Q: What famous passage of the Bible is quoted by Linus as the real reason for Christmas in A Charlie Brown Christmas?
The Annunciation to the Shepherds
Q: What actor first played the Grinch?
Q: In the Christmas movie “Elf,” where does Buddy’s father work?
The Empire State Building
Q: How many hours did it take for Jim Carrey’s makeup to be applied when transforming into the Grinch?
Q: Who said, “Nobody’s walking out on this fun, old-fashioned family Christmas!”
Clark Griswold in National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.
Q: The “Muppet Christmas Carol” was released in what year?
Q: Who directed the “Muppet Christmas Carol” movie?
Brian Henson, who was Jim Henson’s son.
Q: What is found on the roof in the movie, “Santa Claus,” after Santa Claus falls?
Q: What do Steve and Buddy fight over in “Deck the Halls?”
Putting the lights out.
Q: In the film, “White Christmas” what hilarious stunt do the men end up pulling?
They dress up as the leading ladies and imitate them.
Q: In “Miracle on 34th St.” why is Susan’s mother bitter?
She was divorced the year her child was born.
Q: In “It’s a Wonderful Life,” what does George realize at the end?
His worth to others.
Q: Who played seven separate roles in, “The Polar Express?”
Q: What does Kevin make a very rugged version of in the movie “Home Alone?”
Q: Who gets trapped in the attic in National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation?
Q: In the film “Deck The Halls” what television channel features Buddy’s house?
Q: Which famous holiday film is the song, “Sisters” in?
Q: Who directed “The Little Drummer Boy?”
Arthur Rankin and Jules Bass
20 Hard Christmas Movie Trivia Questions
Q: What country has a desert with the same name of a famous American movie starring Danny Kaye and Bing Crosby?
Australia. It’s called “White Christmas.”
Q: Thurl Ravenscroft, who sang“You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch,” also did what voiceover?
The voice of the breakfast cereal character, Tony, the Tiger.
Q: In “A Miracle on 34th St.,” where did Kris Kringle’s ID card say he lived?
Brooks Home for the Aged
Q: “It Happened One Christmas” is the made-for-TV, gender-reversed version of what movie?
It’s a Wonderful Life
Q: Buddy the Elf’s father was originally supposed to be played by who?
Q: Who is a lesser-known narrator for “How the Grinch Stole Christmas?”
Q: What’s notable about the cups Clark and Cousin Eddie drink eggnog from in “Christmas Vacation?”
They are Wally World drinking glasses from the original movie.
Q: What was the original title for the film “The Little Drummer Boy?”
Carol of the Drum
Q: Which Home Alone actor improvised all his lines?
Q: At the end of Die Hard, what Christmas song is playing and whose version is it?
Let it Snow, by Vaughn Monroe
Q: The floating ticket in the film “The Polar Express,” subtly alludes to the floating feather in what Tom Hanks movie?
Q: Which “White Christmas” song was not in the movie script originally?
Q: In, “The Guardians Of The Galaxy: Holiday Special,” what is the name of the dog?
Q: Who directed the 2003 Christmas movie “Elf?”
Q: In the movie “Jingle All the Way, what present did Liz get from Howard?
Nothing. He forgot to get her something.
Q: When was the song “White Christmas” first performed by Bing Crosby?
In another movie: Holiday Inn in 1942.
Q: Who voiced the Grinch in the 1966 version of “How Grinch Stole Christmas.”
Q: Who is Rudolph’s girlfriend in Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer?
Q: Which hotel does Kevin check into in Home Alone Two?
Q: How did the Grinch end up in Whoville?
He came in a basket.
20 Christmas Movie Trivia Questions For Kids
Q: What did the Grinch substitute for a reindeer?
Q: In “The Christmas Story” what does Santa tell Ralphie when he wants a BB gun?
“You shoot your eye out.”
Q: What’s the name of the burglars who break into the McAllister’s home in “Home Alone?
The Wet Bandits
Q: In the movie, “A Christmas Story” who are the Bumpuses?
The next-door neighbors.
Q: What was the most popular children’s Christmas film of all time?
Q: Was the second most popular children’s Christmas movie of all time?
The Muppet Christmas Carol
Q: In the movie, “The Santa Claus”, what is Charlie’s stepfather?
Q: Who played Scrooge in, “The Muppet Christmas Carol?”
Q: What’s the first Christmas gift given to the children on The Polar Express?
A silver bell
Q: In the Disney movie, “Frozen” what’s the name of Kristoff’s reindeer?
Q: What’s the name of Ebenezer Scrooge’s business partner in “A Christmas Carol?”
Q: In what Christmas movie will you find a candy cane forest and swirly twirly gumdrops?
Q: What is the name of the villain in “The Nightmare Before Christmas?”
Q: In the movie “Elf” how does Buddy get to the North Pole?
In Santa’s sack.
Q: What’s the name of the Whoville citizens in “How the Grinch Stole Christmas?”
Q: Who travels with Rudolph in Rudolph the Rednosed Reindeer?
Hermey, the Misfit Health, and Yukon Cornelius.
Q: In “Christmas Vacation,” how many Christmas lights were on the house?
Q: In “The Muppet Christmas Carol,” who invites Ebenezer Scrooge to dinner?
His nephew Fred
Q: In “The Year Without a Santa Claus,” which reindeer do Jingle and Jingle take with them?
20 Christmas Multiple Choice Movie Trivia Questions
Q: Which famous child star played Esther Smith in “Meet Me in St. Louis” in 1944.
A. Judy Garland
B. Natalie Wood
C. Kathy Spencer
D. Elizabeth Taylor
Q: How many different roles does Tom Hanks juggle in “The Polar Express?”
Q: In the film “Love Actually” who plays the British prime minister?
A. Brad Pitt
B. Anthony Michael Hall
C. Hugh Grant
D. Ben Affleck
Q: Which two characters are the narrators of “The Muppet Christmas Carol?”
A. Miss Piggy and Kermit
B. Statler and Waldorf
C. Gonzo and Rizzo
D. Fozzie Bear and Beaker
Gonzo and Rizzo
Q: In “The Santa Claus,” Santa’s sleigh dispenses what hot beverage?
A. Hot Chocolate
D. Apple Cider
Q: In “White Christmas” a song is performed by the same name, but which film did it originally belong to?
A. Open Sleigh
B. Miracle 34th St.
C. Holiday Inn
D. The Night Before Christmas
Q: In what comedy does a couple attempt to visit all their divorced parents?
A. Four Christmases
B. I’ll Be Home for Christmas
C. Home Alone
D. The Christmas Story
Q: In the movie “Elf” who said that “singing loud for all to hear is the best way to spread Christmas cheer?”
Q: Which film did not receive an Academy award?
A. It’s a Wonderful Life
B. Miracle on 34th St.
C. White Christmas
D. A Christmas Carol
It’s a Wonderful Life
Q: In “Jingle all the Way,” who played a lousy father who became a superhero?
A. Sylvester Stallone
B. Ben Affleck
C. Adam Sandler
D. Arnold Schwarzenegger
Q: Which Christmas movie follows the love stories of multiple couples?
A. Love Actually
B. House Swap
C. Four Christmases
D. Home Alone
Q: Which Muppet was not in “The Muppet Christmas Carol?”
A. Miss Piggy
Q: What year was a remake of “Miracle on 34th St.” released?
Q: Who plays the conductor in, “The Polar Express?”
A. Martin Short
B. Gary Sandler
C. Tom Hanks
D. Brad Pitt
Q: What movie featuring an ex-con masterminding a casino heist does Ben Affleck star in?
A. Christmas Vacation
B. Reindeer Games
D. Jingle All the Way
Q: In “Santa Claus Two,” who plays Mrs. Claus?
A. Reese Witherspoon
B. Elizabeth Mitchell
C. Drew Barrymore
D. Patricia Arquette
Q: Which of these Christmas movies did not feature Bing Crosby?
A. White Christmas
B. Holiday Inn
C. Sounds of Christmas
D. It’s a Wonderful Life
It’s a Wonderful Life
Q: In which version of “A Christmas Carol” does tiny Tim have siblings named Bettina, Belinda, and Peter?
A. Mr. Magoo’s Christmas Carol
C. The Muppet Christmas Carol
D. A Christmas Carol-1999
The Muppet Christmas Carol
Q: Who voiced Jack Frost in the 1999 movie?
A. Michael Cooney
B. Michael Caine
C. Michael Douglas
D. Michael Keaton
Q: How old was Macaulay Culkin when he played Kevin in Home Alone?
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