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Christmas Quiz

Description: All the fun facts about Christmas you never knew you were missing!
Number of Questions: 33
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We'll start out easy ~ What date do we celebrate Christmas?

  1. Dec. 24

  2. Jan. 1

  3. Dec. 22

  4. Dec. 25


Correct Option: D

When did Christmas become an official holiday in the U.S.?

  1. June 26, 1870

  2. Nov. 1, 1877

  3. Dec. 25, 1912

  4. Jan. 28, 1890


Correct Option: A

Christmas was first recognized in 1870. Which state was the first to make it a legal holiday?

  1. New York

  2. Virginia

  3. Alabama

  4. North Carolina


Correct Option: C

Christmas wasn't always popular! Which U.S. city banned celebrating the holiday from 1659-1681?

  1. Washington, D.C.

  2. New York

  3. Boston

  4. Philadelphia


Correct Option: C

Which state was the last one to make Christmas a legal holiday ... in 1907?

  1. Wisconsin

  2. Tennessee

  3. Idaho

  4. Oklahoma


Correct Option: D

Pope Julius I declared Dec. 25 the official birth of Jesus Christ in what year?

  1. BC 400

  2. AD 1100

  3. AD 50

  4. AD 350


Correct Option: D

What was the original title of the classic poem "The Night Before Christmas"?

  1. "A Winter Night's Tale"

  2. "On the Eve of Christmas"

  3. "An Account of a Visit from Saint Nicholas"

  4. "Who Was that Weird Man in Red?"


Correct Option: C

What is the last thing Santa says in the ORIGINAL version of "The Night Before Christmas"?

  1. "On Dasher, on Dancer ...!"

  2. "Merry Christmas to all, and to all a Good Night!"

  3. "Happy Christmas to all, and to all a Good Night!"

  4. "Till next year, may peace be with you!"


Correct Option: C

Which of the following has NOT been one of Santa's helpers through the generations?

  1. Black Peter

  2. Tomte

  3. Knecht Ruprecht

  4. Grandfather Frost


Correct Option: D

True or False: Rudolf and Santa's other reindeer are males

  1. True ~ females don't know how to drive!

  2. False ~ everyone knows females are better with directions!


Correct Option: B

In 1939 a copywriter first introduced Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer for what department store?

  1. Montgomery Ward

  2. Sears & Roebuck

  3. JC Penney

  4. Macy's


Correct Option: A

Speaking of department stores ~ How much was spent in the U.S. during Christmas 2015?

  1. $554.213 million

  2. $1 billion

  3. $632.84 billion

  4. $300.500 billion


Correct Option: C

That's a lot of dough! How much do you think each person spends, on average, on X-mas gifts?

  1. $550

  2. $752

  3. $250

  4. $180


Correct Option: B

So, if each person shells out $750 for gifts, how many gifts will they buy, on average?

  1. 20

  2. 10

  3. 12

  4. 14


Correct Option: D

Math Time! ~ Added up, how many gifts would you have at the end of the 12 Days of Christmas?

  1. 362

  2. 265

  3. 364

  4. 403


Correct Option: C

How many sets of LEGO are sold EACH SECOND in the United States during the Christmas season?

  1. 10

  2. 5

  3. 28

  4. 35


Correct Option: C

How many Christmas cards are mailed each year in the United States?

  1. 1.5 million

  2. 3 billion

  3. 2.6 million

  4. 1.85 billion


Correct Option: B

What year were Christmas trees first commercially sold in the U.S.?

  1. 1850

  2. 1812

  3. 1779

  4. 1901


Correct Option: A

Typically, how long must conifers grow before they're ready to become your Christmas Tree?

  1. 10 years

  2. 15 years

  3. 20 years

  4. 25 years


Correct Option: B

According to the Guinness world records, how tall was the tallest X-mas tree ever cut?

  1. 110 feet

  2. 150 feet

  3. 221 feet

  4. 245 feet


Correct Option: C

How many real Christmas trees are sold each year in this country?

  1. 30-35 million

  2. 10-15 million

  3. 40-45 million

  4. 1-2 million


Correct Option: A

In the United States, how many Christmas Tree Farms are there?

  1. 1 million

  2. 10,000

  3. 21,000

  4. 500,000


Correct Option: C

About how many Christmas trees are currently planted and growing in the U.S.?

  1. 400 million

  2. 1.5 million

  3. 1 billion

  4. 700 million


Correct Option: A

The Germans made the first artificial tree. What did they make it out of?

  1. hay from their mangers

  2. branches from trees they cut for firewood

  3. household items that broke during the previous year

  4. dyed goose feathers


Correct Option: D

What were the first decorations used to adorn Christmas trees?

  1. feathers

  2. candles

  3. scraps of fabric found around the house

  4. apples


Correct Option: D

Poinsettias were first cultivated in Mexico by which ancient civilization?

  1. Mayans

  2. Toltecs

  3. Aztecs

  4. Olmecs


Correct Option: C

Where did the term "X-mas" come from?

  1. No one really knows

  2. the Greek letter X

  3. King George VI's speech impediment

  4. newspaper editors needed to shorten it for headlines


Correct Option: B

The Christmas carol "Silent Night" was first played on what instrument?

  1. guitar

  2. church organs

  3. bagpipes

  4. kazoo


Correct Option: A

Norwegian scientists have determined Rudolph's nose is red because ...

  1. They couldn't figure it out, so they say it's magic. Duh.

  2. He was actually born that way; it's a birthmark.

  3. It's a parasitic infection of his respiratory system.

  4. Santa fed him a special diet of only red foods.


Correct Option: C

The best-selling single of all time is a Christmas tune. Which one is it?

  1. "Frosty the Snowman"

  2. "Baby, It's Cold Outside"

  3. "White Christmas"

  4. "Jingle Bell Rock"


Correct Option: C

Germans believe Christmas Eve is a magical time, when what can happen?

  1. The pure of heart can hear animals talking.

  2. Santa's reindeer are able to fly.

  3. Elves and fairies become human for one night to celebrate.

  4. If you make a wish before bed, it will come true that night.


Correct Option: A

According to UNICEF, how many houses must Santa visit on Christmas Eve (worldwide)?

  1. 3 trillion

  2. 842 million

  3. 285 billion

  4. They say there's no way to tell. But that's OK. Santa knows.


Correct Option: B
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