130 Christmas Movie Trivia Questions (with Answers) to Test Your Festive Film IQ
Think you know your holiday films? Test your knowledge with these Christmas movie trivia questions—they're not as easy as you think!
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Ah, the most wonderful time of the year: Christmas. For many, it’s a time to spread holiday cheer and participate in fun Christmas activities with loved ones. One of those activities? Testing your Christmas movie trivia knowledge, of course.
How many of these Christmas movie trivia questions can you get right?
You watch the best Christmas movies this time of year, so why not flex your Christmas movie trivia skills and see how much you know about your favorite festive films? Below are 130 questions from some of your favorite funny Christmas movies, romantic Christmas movies and even some classic Christmas films. Break these out at your next Christmas party—even the biggest film buffs may be stumped!
Classic Christmas movie trivia
One of the best things to do during the holidays is snuggle up on the couch and watch classic Christmas movies (and maybe even quote a few throughout the season). Before you watch those festive films, see how many of these trivia questions about your favorite Christmas flicks you can answer correctly.
It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)
Question: What’s the name of the guardian angel who takes George Bailey on his journey?
Question: Who directed It’s a Wonderful Life?
Answer: Frank Capra
Question: Why is George ineligible for service in World War II?
Answer: He’s deaf in one ear.
Question: What’s the name of the town It’s a Wonderful Life takes place in?
Answer: Bedford Falls
Question: What book did George receive as a gift from Clarence?
Answer: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Question: Who’s the actor who plays George Bailey?
Answer: James Stewart
Question: What’s the name of George’s youngest daughter?
Question: In the world where George was never born, what occupation does Mary have?
Question: What does George’s brother, Harry, become when he joins the service?
Answer: A Navy pilot
Question: In the universe where George was never born, Bedford Falls has a different name. What is it?
Question: What event caused George to lose hearing in his left ear?
Answer: He saved Harry from drowning.
Question: Which New York town in the Finger Lakes region is believed to be the inspiration for Bedford Falls?
Answer: Seneca Falls
Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
Question: Who plays Doris Walker?
Answer: Maureen O’Hara
Question: What’s the name of the lawyer who defends Kris Kringle in court?
Answer: Fred Gailey
Question: How many Oscars did Miracle on 34th Street win?
Question: How do Doris and Fred know each other?
Answer: They’re neighbors.
Question: Which famous actress played Susan Walker?
Answer: Natalie Wood
Question: Judge Henry X. Harper’s political adviser warns him about ruling that Santa doesn’t exist. Why does he think it’s a bad idea?
Answer: He thinks it’ll hurt the judge’s reelection bid.
Question: Why does Kris Kringle have to fill in as Santa during the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade?
Answer: The man who was supposed to play Santa was drunk.
Question: What gift does Susan ask Kris Kringle for?
Answer: A house
Question: How much weight did Edmund Gwenn gain for the role of Kris Kringle?
Answer: 30 pounds
Question: True or false: Miracle on 34th Street was released in November 1947.
Answer: False; it was released in June 1947.
A Christmas Story (1983)
Question: What present does Ralphie want more than anything for Christmas?
Answer: A Red Rider BB gun
Question: What was the name of Ralphie’s younger brother?
Question: What was the secret message Ralphie deciphered from the Little Orphan Annie radio show?
Answer: “Be sure to drink your Ovaltine.”
Question: What prize does Ralphie’s dad win in a contest?
Answer: A lamp shaped like a woman’s leg in a fishnet stocking.
Question: What are the names of the bullies who terrorize Ralphie and his friends?
Answer: Scut Farkus and Grover Dill
Question: Who gifts Ralphie a pink bunny onesie for Christmas?
Answer: Aunt Clara
Question: What does Santa say to Ralphie when he says he wants a BB gun for Christmas?
Answer: “You’ll shoot your eye out.”
Question: Finish the quote from Ralphie’s dad: “Fra-gee-lay …”
Answer: “… it must be Italian!”
Question: How does Ralphie’s mom get Randy to eat dinner?
Answer: She asks him to show her how pigs eat.
Question: Ralphie gets in trouble when he repeats a swear word he claims to have heard from his friend Schwartz. However, he actually heard the word from someone else. Who was it?
Answer: His dad
Question: Which platform will the A Christmas Story 2022 sequel be streaming on?
Answer: HBO Max
Kids Christmas movie trivia
Holly jolly cartoons, funny Christmas films and heartwarming tales—yep, we’re talking about kids Christmas movies. Let’s put your knowledge to the test and see how many Christmas movie trivia questions you can ace in this category. Then look on Disney Plus, Hulu and other streaming platforms to add festive films to your streaming list.
Home Alone (1990)
Question: In which state was Home Alone filmed?
Question: Where is the McCallister family planning to spend Christmas?
Question: What is the name of the traveling polka band Kevin’s mom, Kate, travels with on her way home to Kevin?
Answer: The Kenosha Kickers
Question: What is the nickname of the pair of burglars that tries to break into the McCallisters’ home?
Answer: The “Wet Bandits”
Question: How many siblings does Kevin have?
Question: True or false: Kevin is the youngest child in his family.
Question: Which comedian plays Gus Polinski, the polka musician who helps Kate?
Answer: John Candy
Question: How is Kevin punished after getting into a fight with this older brother Buzz?
Answer: He’s sent to the attic.
Question: Why were the McCallisters running late the morning of their trip to Paris?
Answer: Their alarm clocks didn’t go off because of a power outage.
Question: Which actor played Harry Lime, one of the two burglars?
Answer: Joe Pesci
Question: Who does Old Man Marley reunite with at the end of the movie?
Answer: His son
The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
Question: What’s Jack Skellington’s nickname in Halloween Town?
Answer: The Pumpkin King
Question: Who created Sally?
Answer: Doctor Finklestein
Question: What does Jack call Santa Claus?
Answer: Sandy Claws
Question: What’s the name of Jack’s ghost dog?
Question: Which award-winning actress voices Sally?
Answer: Catherine O’Hara
Question: What is Oogie Boogie made of?
Question: What are the names of the three trick-or-treaters (also known as Boogie’s Boys) who kidnap Santa Claus?
Answer: Lock, Shock and Barrel
Question: How long did it take to make The Nightmare Before Christmas?
Answer: About three years
Question: Which holiday figure do Boogie’s Boys originally kidnap, thinking it’s Santa Claus?
Answer: The Easter Bunny
Question: What is the name of the opening song in The Nightmare Before Christmas?
Answer: “This Is Halloween”
Question: What insect serves as the Mayor’s bow tie in the film?
Answer: A spider
Question: True or false: Jack Skellington is voiced by two people.
Answer: True—Chris Sarandon provides Jack’s regular voice, and his singing voice was done by Danny Elfman.
The Santa Clause (1994)
Question: What is Scott Calvin’s job at the beginning of the movie?
Answer: Toy salesman
Question: What is the name of the head elf at the North Pole?
Question: Why must Scott take over the role of Santa Claus?
Answer: Santa Claus dies after falling off his roof.
Question: Where do Scott and Charlie go after Scott burns the Christmas Eve turkey?
Question: What’s the first obstacle Scott faces in the first house he visits on Christmas Eve?
Answer: A large dog
Question: What job does Charlie’s stepfather have?
Answer: He’s a psychiatrist.
Question: Laura and Neal call the police because they think Scott has kidnapped Charlie, but in reality, where did Charlie go?
Answer: To the North Pole with Scott
Question: What magical object did Bernard give Charlie?
Answer: A snow globe
Question: How did Scott get out of jail?
Answer: The elves helped him escape
Question: How many Santa Clause movies are there?
If you’re looking for more movies to add to your holiday watch list, check out the best Christmas movies to watch on Amazon Prime.
Funny Christmas movie trivia
These funny Christmas movies will have you saying “ho ho ho” and “ha ha ha.” But the question remains: How much do you know about these classic funny Christmas flicks?
Question: Who plays Buddy the Elf?
Answer: Will Ferrell
Question: Which city does Buddy travel to to find his dad?
Answer: New York City
Question: How did Buddy get to the North Pole as a baby?
Answer: He crawled into Santa’s bag of presents.
Question: What is the name of Buddy’s half-brother?
Question: Why does Santa’s sleigh crash in Central Park?
Answer: The engine is lost due to a shortage of Christmas spirit.
Question: What song do people sing to raise the amount of Christmas spirit?
Answer: “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town”
Question: What are the four main food groups for elves?
Answer: Candy, candy corn, candy canes and syrup
Question: Which toy does Buddy not like?
Question: What is the name of Buddy’s love interest?
Question: Which department store does Buddy get a job at?
Question: What building does Buddy’s father work in?
Answer: The Empire State Building
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989)
Question: Which city do the Griswolds live near?
Question: What’s the name of Clark’s boss?
Answer: Frank Shirley
Question: What does Clark forget to bring when the family goes to cut their own Christmas tree?
Answer: A saw
Question: Instead of cash, what does Clark’s boss give him as a Christmas bonus?
Answer: A free year’s membership to the Jelly of the Month Club
Question: Which magazine is Clark trying to read with sticky fingers in bed?
Question: Who plays Rusty in this film?
Answer: Johnny Galecki
Question: Clark wears a navy blue baseball cap that represents which NFL team?
Answer: The Chicago Bears
Question: Who plays cousin Eddie?
Answer: Randy Quaid
Question: On which day does the movie end?
Answer: Christmas Eve
Question: Who tosses a match in the storm drain, causing an explosion?
Answer: Uncle Lewis
How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
Question: What is the name of the comedian who plays the Grinch?
Answer: Jim Carrey
Question: What time is the Grinch set to have dinner with himself (and he can’t cancel it again)?
Answer: 6:30 p.m.
Question: Which actress plays Cindy Lou Who?
Answer: Taylor Momsen
Question: Jim Carrey spoke with an accent when playing the Grinch. Which actor’s accent did he based the Grinch’s on?
Answer: Sean Connery
Question: What’s the name of the mountain the Grinch lives on?
Answer: Mount Crumpit
Question: What’s the name of the Grinch’s dog?
Question: Who nominates the Grinch as the Whoville Holiday Cheermeister?
Answer: Cindy Lou Who
Question: What is the name of the girl the Grinch had a childhood crush on?
Answer: Martha May Whovier
Question: The Grinch’s costume was made of what kind of animal hair?
Answer: Yak hair
Question: Who directed How the Grinch Stole Christmas?
Answer: Ron Howard
Question: Which Academy Award did the movie win?
Answer: Best Makeup
Question: What is the mayor of Whoville’s name?
Answer: Augustus Maywho
Romantic Christmas movie trivia
What are the holidays without a little romance? Test your romantic Christmas movie knowledge by answering the questions below.
The Holiday (2006)
Question: Which city does Amanda live in?
Answer: Los Angeles
Question: Which paper does Iris write for in London?
Answer: The Daily Telegraph
Question: How many kids does Graham have?
Question: What does Miles do for a living in Los Angeles?
Answer: He’s a Hollywood music composer
Question: How old did Amanda say she was when her parents divorced?
Question: What’s the name of Iris’ ex-boyfriend?
Question: Why did Graham show up at Iris’s house, which Amanda was staying at?
Answer: He was drunk and needed a place to sleep.
Question: What’s the name of the actress Miles is dating during the movie?
Question: Who directed The Holiday?
Answer: Nancy Meyers
Question: What’s the name of the website Iris and Amanda use to swap houses?
Question: Why did Amanda break up with her boyfriend?
Answer: He cheated on her.
Love Actually (2003)
Question: Who plays David, the newly elected Prime Minister?
Answer: Hugh Grant
Question: How does Mark know Juliet?
Answer: Juliet is married to Mark’s best friend, Peter.
Question: What instrument does Sam learn to impress his crush?
Answer: The drums
Question: Sarah is in love with one of her co-workers. What’s his name?
Question: Who does Jamie catch his girlfriend cheating on him with?
Answer: His brother
Question: Harry and Karen are married, but Harry is growing more attracted to Mia. How do Mia and Harry know each other?
Answer: Mia is Harry’s secretary.
Question: What’s the name of Billy Mack’s manager?
Question: In the beginning voiceover of the film, David says that whenever he feels sad about the state of the world, he thinks about the arriving terminals at which airport to feel better?
Answer: Heathrow Airport
Question: How does David meet Natalie?
Answer: Natalie is a member of his staff.
Question: What’s the name of the jewelry salesman who takes a long time to wrap Harry’s gift for Mia?
A Christmas Prince (2017)
Question: What is Amber’s job?
Answer: She’s a journalist.
Question: What country does Amber travel to for her story?
Question: How does Amber get to stay in the palace?
Answer: She pretends to be Princess Emily’s new tutor.
Question: What secret about Prince Richard does Amber uncover?
Answer: He’s adopted.
Question: Where was A Christmas Prince filmed?
Question: What does Amber’s father do for a living?
Answer: He runs a diner.
Question: How is Simon related to Prince Richard?
Answer: They’re cousins.
Question: What’s the name of Prince Richard’s ex-girlfriend who teams up with Simon to make him the heir to the throne?
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Question: What happens between Amber and Prince Richard at the end of the movie?
Answer: They get engaged.
Question: How many movies are in this Netflix franchise?
By the way, if you want to watch A Christmas Prince, check it out on Netflix. Then binge the other great Christmas movies on Netflix. Happy holiday viewing!