The Christmas season is well underway, and it’s nice to have some downtime at home between all the errands to do and parties to attend. Why not test your knowledge in our December trivia questions and answers while you’re relaxing at home one evening?
This month, we have questions for everyone, no matter how you celebrate this time of year. As you might guess, our December trivia questions and answers are jam-packed with interesting information about the holiday season because there is usually so much happening in December.
December Trivia Questions and Answers
In the Roman calendar, how many days were there in December?
Answer: 29 day
What does December month’s name translate?
Answer: “tenth month”
What is the first month of winter?
December contains the winter solstice in which Hemisphere?
Answer: Northern Hemisphere
What was the serial of the month of December in the Roman calendar?
What does Romanian call December?
What is the month of December called in Spanish?
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Disney released his first cartoon, featuring Mickey Mouse, called Steamboat on what day in 1901?
Answer: On December 5, 1901
On December 1, The Treaty of Lisbon comes into force in European Union in which year?
Which soft drink was served for the first time on December 1, 1835?
Answer: Dr. Pepper
Which changes have forever cursed December to be a month with the wrong name?
Answer: Julius Caesar changed the calendar in 45 BC to the Julian calendar and added January and February
On what day in 1993, 1993 was The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) Signed into Law?
Answer: December 8
December contains the summer solstice in which Hemisphere?
Answer: Southern Hemisphere
On December 29, 1952, who invented a photographic printer?
Answer: Larry Bartlett
What is the month of December called in Portuguese?
On what day in 1992, did Prince Charles and Princess Diana announce a formal separation?
Answer: December 9
On December 29, which year, Charles Goodyear invented the vulcanization process for rubber?
On what day in 1913, Ford Motor Company introduces the first moving assembly line?
Answer: December 1
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On what day in 1944, did American scientist Kary Mullis develop the polymerase chain reaction or PCR technique?
Answer: December 28
December in the Northern Hemisphere is the seasonal equivalent to which month in the Southern Hemisphere and vice versa?
What is the month of December called in Polish?
Who invented Coca-Cola on December 30, 1851?
Answer: Asa Griggs Candler
What is the seventh and last month in the year with 31 days?
On December 1, Mapping of Human Chromosome 22 was released into the Public Domain in which year?
Short December Trivia Questions and Answers
USSR was dissolved on what day in 1991?
Answer: On December 8
What is the month of December called in Norwegian?
On what day in 1896, did Alfred Nobel die?
Answer: December 10
What is the full moon in December called?
Answer: Full Cold Moon
What are the flowers of December?
Answer: narcissus, and holly
What is La Brea Stakes that is held in December?
What is Cigar Mile that is held in December?
How many reindeer does Santa have?
What is the birthstone for December?
What is the birth flower for December?
What did Anglo-Saxons name December?
Answer: “Yule Monath”, “Winter Monath”
General Knowledge Questions about Christmas
Name the famous Christmas ballet.
Answer: The Nutcracker
How many Scrabble points for the word ‘Christmas’?
What should you do under the mistletoe?
How do you say Merry Christmas in Spanish?
Answer: Feliz Navidad
How many candles should go on an advent wreath?
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What is the name of Scrooge’s dead business partner?
Answer: Jacob Marley
Which ocean is Christmas Island situated in?
Answer: Indian Ocean
Which continent does Christmas dinner favorite, the turkey, originate from?
Answer: North America
If you were born on Christmas Day, what’s your star sign?
Which country is the largest exporter of Christmas trees?
What is Santa called in France?
Answer: Pere Noel
What is the capital city of Christmas Island?
Holiday Trivia Questions and Answers
When Christmas was declared a national holiday?
What is the highest-grossing Christmas movie?
Answer: Home Alone
When was the first New Year’s Eve ball drop?
What is the Yiddish word for “spinning top,” as played on Hanukkah?
How many days of Hanukkah are there?
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What were Frosty the Snowman’s first words?
Answer: “Happy birthday!”
What country was the original St. Nicholas from?
How many reindeer were in the story ‘Twas the Night before Christmas?
Answer: 8 (Rudolph isn’t in this story.)
Who was the author of A Christmas Carol?
Answer: Charles Dickens
“Eight Crazy Nights” is an animated Hanukkah movie starring which Jewish comedian.
Answer: Adam Sandler
True or false: Kwanzaa was invented in Africa.
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Where was baby Jesus born?
Answer: In Bethlehem
What are the two other most popular names for Santa Claus?
Answer: Kris Kringle and Saint Nick
Elvis isn’t going to have a white Christmas he’s going to have a…
Answer: Blue Christmas
What do people traditionally put on top of a Christmas tree?
Answer: An angel
What words follow “Silent Night” in the song?
Answer: Holy night
Which Hollywood actor played six different roles in The Polar Express?
Answer: Tom Hanks
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Which country did eggnog come from?
What is Ralphie’s little brother’s name in the movie A Christmas Story?
In the song “Winter Wonderland,” what do we call the snowman?
Answer: Parson Brown
Whose eyes are all aglow in “The Christmas Song?”
Answer: Tiny tots
fairy tale was the first gingerbread houses inspired by which?
Answer: Hansel and Gretel
Disney Christmas Quiz Questions and Answers
Who directed It’s a Wonderful Life?
Answer: Frank Capra
Why is George ineligible for service in World War II?
Answer: He’s deaf in one ear
What’s the name of the town It’s a Wonderful Life takes place in?
Answer: Bedford Falls
Who’s the actor that plays George Bailey?
Answer: James Stewart
In the world where George was never born, what occupation does Mary have?
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What is the name of Kristoff’s reindeer in Frozen?
Which West world star voices Iduna, the mother of Elsa and Anna, in Frozen II?
Answer: Evan Rachel Wood
What breed is Lady in Lady and the Tramp?
Answer: A cocker spaniel
What year was Tim Burton’s The Nightmare before Christmas release?
Which toy does Buddy not like?
What is the name of Buddy’s love interest?