Immerse yourself in the holiday spirit with this list of 70 Christmas music trivia questions and answers! Crafted for music enthusiasts and trivia lovers, each question infuses the essence of holiday melodies, the thrill of discovery, and a dash of festive merriment!
Included in this list of questions are general Christmas music trivia, harder trivia, multiple choice, and true or false, so you can pick your own journey! Don’t forget to utilize the interactive menu below, which categorizes all the questions!
60 General Music Questions
Q: What is the name of the famous Christmas tune Bobby Helms released in 1957?
Jingle Bell Rock
Q: Elton John released what famous song in 1973 at Christmas time?
Step Into Christmas
Q: “White Christmas” was written by who?
Q: Who sang “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” and recorded it in one night for charity in 1984?
Q: Who was the composer of “Carol of the Bells”?
Q: What is the alternate name for the Christmas tune, “The Twelve Days of Christmas?”
The Counting Song
Q: Who composed and first performed the song, “I’ll Be Home for Christmas?”
Walter Kent and Kim Gannon
Q: “The Christmas Song” is frequently referred to by a more informal title. What is it?
Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire
Q: Which artist performed “Christmas Is All Around,” for the film, “Love Actually?”
Q: Who was the first person to record “I’ll Be Home For Christmas?”
Q: Who sang the most famous version of “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year?”
Q: What is the theme song from “A Charlie Brown Christmas?”
Christmas Time is Here
Q: Which song was composed in 1857 by James Pierpont?
Q: Which band sang, “Merry Christmas Everybody?”
Q: Who was the duo who originally sang, “Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer?”
Elmo and Patsy
Q: Who was the first singer of Merry Christmas Darling?
Q: Who sings Christmas Canon?
The Trans-Siberian Orchestra
Q: Who is known for singing the song, “This Christmas?”
Q: Who is the original Performer of “I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas!”
Q: Who is the composer of “Do You Hear What I Hear?”
Noelle Regney and Shayne Baker
Q: What is the title of the Christmas carol “Adeste Fideles,” in English?
Oh Come All Ye Faithful
Q: Which artist performed, “Christmas in Hollis?”
Q: Frosty the Snowman was first recorded in 1955 by Gene Autry and who else?
The Cass County Boys
Q: What year was Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer initially recorded in?
Q: What Christmas tune was a hit for both Charlie Brown, and the popular band, The Eagles?
Please Come Home For Christmas
Q: “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” was first introduced in what movie?
Meet Me in St. Louis
Q: Which is the most recorded Christmas Carol of all times worldwide?
Q: Which country artist recorded and released, “Hard Candy Christmas?”
Q: Who first sang “The Christmas Shoes?”
Q: Which Christmas Carol is also considered a lullaby?
Away in a Manger
Q: “Here Comes Santa Claus,” was recorded for the first time in what year and by whom?
In 1947 by Gene Autry.
Q: In “Last Christmas,” by pop duo Wham, who does the person singing give his heart to?
It just says, “Someone special.”
Q: “Silent Night” originated in what country?
Q: The song, “The Little Drummer Boy” was originally called what?
Carol of the Drum
Q: If Elvis Presley does not have a white Christmas, according to the song he made famous, what color would it be?
Q: “They looked up and saw a star,” is what popular Christmas hymn’s second line?
The First Noel
Q: The Christmas song “Winter Wonderland” mentions that the snowman is called who?
Q: Tradition says people on every street corner hear what song at Christmastime?
Q: What singer’s first recorded song was “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree?”
Q: Who was the very first singer to record, “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas?”
Q: In 2011, what famous young singer released a Christmas song called “Mistletoe?”
Q: Also in 2011, which Canadian musician put out an album simply entitled “Christmas?”
Q: When was the song, “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” first recorded?
Q: Bob and Doug McKenzie released their own version of this popular Christmas song in 1981.
The 12 Days of Christmas
Q: Who still holds the record of the best-selling holiday song, which sold 50 million copies across the globe?
Bing Crosby for “White Christmas.”
Q: The popular Christmas Carol, “O Holy Night” was originally based on what?
A French love poem.
Q: Who wrote the song “Last Christmas?”
Q: Jingle Bells was the first Christmas Carol sung in outer space in 1965. Who sang it?
Astronauts Wally Schirra and Tom Stafford
Q: According to the song “Mr. Grinch”, this holiday villain has what type of insect in his teeth?
Q: In 2013, what song did Arianna Grande release at Christmastime?
Santa Tell Me
Q: “Santa Baby” was originally sung in 1953 by which artist?
Q: The song “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town” is sung in the 2003 movie “Elf” for what purpose?
To save Christmas and restore peoples’ belief in Santa.
Q: What was the original name of the song “Jingle Bells?”
One Horse Open Sleigh
Q: What does Alvin want his Christmas present to be in the classic Chipmunk song “Christmas Don’t be Late?”
A hula hoop
Q: What was the funniest Christmas song of all time?
Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer
Q: If all the gifts were added up in “The 12 Days of Christmas,” how many would there be?
Q: Who initially released the song “All I Want for Christmas is my Two Front Teeth?”
Q: Who was the famous host who had a television Christmas special each year?
20 Hard Music Questions
Q: The song “The 12 Days of Christmas” is not really a romantic ballad, but rather it is a what?
A song in code, created by the Catholic Church during religious wars.
Q: Which New Wave band in the United States recorded a song called, “Christmas Wrapping?”
Q: Ray Evans and Jay Livingston wrote a popular Christmas song called, “Silver Bells,” but its original name was what?
Q: In 1977, what band released a Christmas song entitled, “Father Christmas?”
Q: Name a Christmas song that was written in an automobile on the writer’s way to the office of his publisher?
I’ll Be Home for Christmas
Q: Which band had a hit in 1973 with a song called, “I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every day?”
Q: There are many popular versions of it, but who originally sang “Baby Please Come Home for Christmas?”
Q: “Let It Snow,” was composed in California during what phenomenon?
Q: The most famous version of “I saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus” is the one by which band?
Q: Which popular Christmas ballad was initially written for the opera, “Hansel and Gretel?”
Q: Which rock band recorded a song called “Christmas Eve Sarajevo?”
The Trans-Siberian Orchestra
Q: How are the composer of the song Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer, and the writer of the story Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer related?
Q: In what year was the first recorded version of “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town?”
Q: Who accompanied Perry Como in the original recording of, “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas?”
The Fontane Sisters
Q: Which British comedic actor had a number one Christmas hit in the United Kingdom with, “Ernie, the Fastest Milkman in the West?”
Q: Which famous couple had a Christmas hit in 1971, with the song, “Happy Christmas, War Is Over?”
John Lennon and Yoko Ono
Q: Who were the first artists to record “Baby, It’s Cold Outside?”
Ricardo Montablan and Esther Williams, for “Neptune’s Daughter,” a Christmas movie.
Q: What band recorded a satirical Christmas song called “Don’t Shoot Me Santa?”
Q: What Christmas tune was composed to cheer people up during the Great Depression?
Santa Clause is Coming to Town
Q: What Christmas song was composed as a present to customers of the famous department store, Sak’s?
20 Multiple Choice Music Questions
Q: Which band recorded the popular Christmas song, “Fairytale of New York?”
A. The Pogues
B. The Drifters
C. The Carpenters
D. Steely Dan
Q: What was “Fairytale of New York” originally going to be called?
A. NYC Dreams
B. Christmas Prayer
C. Happy New York Christmas
D. Christmas Eve in the Drunk Tank
Christmas Eve in the Drunk Tank
Q: What Christmas Carol did Carol Brady sing in the very first season of The Brady Bunch?
A. Silent Night
B. Joy to the world
C. Oh Come All Ye Faithful
D. Deck the Halls
Oh Come All Ye Faithful
Q: What is the hat made of that brings Frosty to life in the song, “Frosty the Snowman?”
Q: What Christmas hymn was published in the most countries?
A. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
B. Hark the Herald Angels Sing
C. The First Noel
D. Joy to the World
Joy to the World
Q: Who was the first person to record “Santa Claus is Coming to Town?
A. Irving Berlin
B. Perry Como
C. Harry Reser
D. Bing Crosby
Q: Which Christmas carol has been recorded more than all others in the US?
A. White Christmas
B. Silent Night
C. We Wish You a Merry Christmas
D. O Little Town of Bethlehem
Q: Which Christmas movie resulted in the resurging popularity of “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree?”
A. A Christmas Story
B. Home Alone
Q: What word is used in exchange for “family” in the carol, “We Wish You a Merry Christmas?”
Q: In 1951, who made the very first recording of, “The Little Drummer Boy?”
A. Perry Como
B. Bing Crosby
C. Karen Carpenter
D. The Trapp Family
The Trapp Family
Q: In the movie, “Elf,” what song is sung to restore belief in Santa?
A. Jingle Bells
B. Carol of the Bells
C. Santa Claus is Coming to Town
D. Pretty Paper
Santa Claus is Coming to Town
Q: Which line of the “Twelve Days of Christmas” is held longer than the rest?
A. 7 Swans a Swimming
B. 2 Turtle Doves
C. 5 Golden Rings
D. 3 French Hens
5 Golden Rings
Q: Which famous singer is called the “Queen of Christmas?”
A. Mariah Carey
B. Dianna Ross
D. Jessica Simpson
Q: What famous artist released the 1973 Christmas hit, “Step into Christmas?”
A. Tom Petty
B. Elton John
D. Burl Ives
Q: Roy Orbison’s Christmas hit, “Pretty Paper” was written by what country music icon?
A. Conway Twitty
B. Merle Haggard
C. The Oak Ridge Boys
D. Willie Nelson
Q: What Christmas-themed play does “Dance of the Sugar Pump Fairy come from?
A. The Nutcracker
B. A Cinderella Christmas
C. A Christmas Carol
D. A Snow White Christmas
Q: What British comedian had a number one Christmas hit in the UK with ”Ernie, The Fastest Man in the West?
A. Ricky Gervais
B. Jimmy Carr
C. Benny Hill
D. David Mitchell
Q: What popular Christmas tune was composed for the opera, Hansel and Gretel?
A. Evening Prayer
B. Christmas Shoes
C. Jingle Bells
D. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Q: In what language is the Christmas song “Feliz Navidad?
Q: What Chuck Berry hit was inspired by “Rudolph, the Rednosed Reindeer?”
A. Sleigh Ride
B. We Wish You a Merry Christmas
C. Run, Rudolph, Run
D. Christmas Mouse
Run, Rudolph, Run
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