50 Wintry Christmas Movie Trivia Questions for Kids & Adults

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christmas movie trivia

One of the best activities that excite us the most after a long and tiring day is eating cheesy popcorn while watching any movie of different genres – may it be an action, romance, comedy, fantasy, or drama. But you know what makes a movie more special? It’s the fact that it can tug people’s hearts around the world with inspiring Christmas stories. If you’re one of the people who enjoy watching Christmas movies while munching on their popcorn, then this trivia quiz is for you!

Listed below is a compilation of 50 fascinating trivia questions that will surely challenge your mind and expand your intelligence. As you go through the questions, you’ll be able to learn and discover more interesting facts you weren’t even aware of about these powerful Christmas movies. Have fun!

Easy Christmas Movies Trivia Questions

What is the best-selling Christmas movie of all time?

Answer: The Grinch.

Released on November 9, 2018, the Christmas movie “The Grinch” grossed over $512 million worldwide, officially dethroning the 1990 Christmas comedy film entitled “Home Alone” as the highest-grossing Christmas movie of all time.

Which character does Bing Crosby portray in the 1954 Christmas movie White Christmas?

Answer: Bob Wallace.

Aside from starring in the 1954 film White Christmas as Captain Bob Wallace, Bing Crosby was also the first one to perform the song “White Christmas” – becoming the world’s best-selling single in terms of physical media with estimated sales of over 50 million copies worldwide.

What was the name of Santa’s super-sled engine in the 2003 American Christmas movie Elf?

Answer: Kringle 3000.

In the 2003 film entitled Elf, Buddy the Elf has one job at the North Pole, and that is to help his father in maintaining the Kringle 3000, a 500-reindeer-powered jet turbine engine that powers Santa’s sleigh.

Who is the villain in The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause?

Answer: Jack Frost.

In the 2006 film The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause, Jack Frost was charged with 273 counts of upstaging, including making it snow in the Amazon, frosting Mexico, freezing a Hawaiian volcano, and creating 270 cardboard cut-outs of himself which read “Merry Frostmas”.

What song does Jovie sing in Elf to increase the Christmas spirit and save Santa?

Answer: Santa Claus is Coming to Town.

In the Christmas comedy film entitled Elf, Jovie helped Buddy as she gathers and leads people in singing “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” to help raise the Christmas spirit, power Santa’s sleigh, and save Christmas.

Which reindeer do Jingle and Jangle take to Southtown, USA, in The Year Without a Santa Claus?

Answer: Vixen.

In the 1974 Christmas film The Year Without a Santa Claus, the dim-witted elves were attacked by the conflicting brothers, Heat Miser and Snow Miser, as they set off to the Southtown riding Santa’s youngest reindeer named Vixen.

What is the name of the evil magician in Frosty the Snowman?

Answer: Professor Hinkie.

Professor Hinkie in the 1969 film Frosty the Snowman was played by the American actor, Billie De Wolfe.

In Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, what does Hermey wish he could be instead?

Answer: A dentist.

In the 1964 Christmas film Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, one of Santa’s elves was named Hermey, who was also called “the misfit elf” for being different from the other elves.

What does Clark Griswold hope to buy with his big Christmas bonus in National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation?

Answer: A swimming pool.

In the 1989 film National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, Clark Griswold made an advance payment on a swimming pool for his family intending to pay off the rest of the pool after he receives his holiday bonus. However, instead of getting a bonus, he was enrolled in a “Jelly of the Month” club.

What is the name of the dog in How the Grinch Stole Christmas?

Answer: Max.

In the 2000 Christmas film How the Grinch Stole Christmas, the Grinch’s loyal dog named Max was played by six different mixed-breed shelter rescues – Kelly, Chip, Stella, Bo, Zelda, and Topsy.

What is the name of the head elf in The Santa Clause?

Answer: Bernard.

In 1994’s The Santa Clause, the head elf Bernard is played by the American actor and comedian, David Krumholtz.

What is the name of the doe that Rudolph likes in Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer?

Answer: Clarice.

In 1964’s Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, a young doe named Clarice tells Rudolph that she finds him cute, causing Rudolph to fly during the reindeer games.

In The Nightmare Before Christmas, what is Jack Skellington’s title?

Answer: The Pumpkin King.

Aside from being the Pumpkin King, Jack Skellington is also the most important of many Halloween spirits who’s in charge of the Halloween celebration of Halloween Town.

Which country is Amber sent to in A Christmas Prince?

Answer: Aldovia.

In 2017’s A Christmas Prince, Amber Moore is an aspiring young journalist who was sent to the foreign nation of Aldovia to cover a press conference by Prince Richard just before Christmas.

How many total ghosts are there in A Christmas Carol?

Answer: Four.

Four ghosts appeared to Scrooge in the 2009 Christmas movie entitled A Christmas Carol. They are Jacob Marley, the Ghost of Christmas Past, the Ghost of Christmas Present, and the Ghost of Christmas Future.

In The Polar Express, what is the first gift of Christmas?

Answer: A bell from one of the reindeer’s harnesses.

The young boy who received the first gift of Christmas was handpicked and chosen by Santa himself in 2004’s The Polar Express.

What is the name of the main villain in The Nightmare Before Christmas?

Answer: Oogie Boogie.

In the 1993 film The Nightmare Before Christmas, Oogie Boogie was a legendary boogeyman voiced by the American actor and singer, Ken Page.

In Miracle on 34th Street, what is the name of the man hired to fill in as Santa at the Thanksgiving Day parade?

Answer: Kris Kringle.

The Thanksgiving Parade scene in 1947’s Miracle on 34th Street was all real. Edmund Gwenn, the actor who played Kris Kringle, appeared as Santa in the rea 1946 Macy’s Parade.

In the movie Elf, what is the name of Buddy’s love interest?

Answer: Jovie.

In the 2003 Christmas film Elf, Buddy’s love interest Jovie was brought to life by the American actress Zooey Deschanel.

In the movie The Nightmare Before Christmas, who created Sally?

Answer: Dr. Finkelstein.

Dr. Finkelstein is a resident of Halloween Town and a mad scientist who created the humanoid ragdoll named Sally.

In the movie The Nightmare Before Christmas, what is the name of Jack’s ghost dog?

Answer: Zero.

Zero is Jack’s pet ghost dog whose nose is in the shape of a glowing orange jack-o-lantern in the 1993 Christmas film entitled The Nightmare Before Christmas.

In the movie The Nightmare Before Christmas, which holiday figure do Boogie’s Boys originally kidnap, thinking it’s Santa Claus?

Answer: The Easter bunny.

Jack sent Boogie’s boys namely Lock, Shock, and Barrel, to abduct Santa Claus but mistakenly kidnapped the Easter bunny.

What is the name of Cousin Eddie’s dog in National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation?

Answer: Snots.

Alonzo Contreras played snots in the 1989 movie National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.

What’s the name of the mountain the Grinch lives on?

Answer: Mount Crumpit.

Mount Crumpit is a mountain high above and to the north of Whoville where the Grinch and his dog Max resides.

In the movie The Nightmare Before Christmas?

Answer: Insects, spiders, and a snake for a tongue.

In 1993’s The Nightmare Before Christmas, screenwriter Caroline Thompson had a creative clash with the film’s producer Tim Burton regarding the depiction of the villain Oogie Boogie, which she believed had “ugly, dangerous, racist” implications.

Challenging Christmas Movies Trivia Questions

What year did the original Miracle on 34th Street release?

Answer: 1947.

Released on the 4th day of June 1947, the Christmas film Miracle on 34th Street celebrates its 75th anniversary in 2022.

Which network first aired the classic Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer in 1964?

Answer: NBC.

The 1964 Christmas musical film Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer has a running time of 55 minutes.

In Elf, what is considered the first rule of The Code of Elves?

Answer: “Treat every day like Christmas”..

In 2003’s Elf, Buddy is not an elf. He was a toddler accidentally transported to the North Pole and was raised into adulthood among Santa’s elves.

In what movie did Bing Crosby’s best-selling single “White Christmas” first appear?

Answer: Holiday Inn.

Bing Crosby’s “White Christmas” premiered in the 1942 Christmas film Holiday Inn, followed by Blue Skies in 1946.

How many lights were on Griswold’s house on National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation?

Answer: 25,000.

In 1989’s National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, Griswold strung 250 strings of 100-count lights around the house – resulting in a total of 25,000 bulbs.

In A Christmas Story, how many “smelly hound dogs” does Ralphie say his neighbors, the Bumpuses, own?

Answer: At least 785.

In the 1983 Christmas comedy film A Christmas Story, at least 785 smelly hound dogs owned by the Bumpuses harass Ralphie’s old man whenever he comes from work.

In Home Alone, where does Kevin’s family go for Christmas?

Answer: Paris, France.

The 1990 Christmas film Home Alone was a Guinness World Record holder for being the world’s highest-grossing live-action comedy ever, holding the record for 27 long years.

In Elf, Buddy had to travel through which forest?

Answer: The candy cane forest.

One of the most famous quotes in 2003’s Elf was: “I passed through the seven levels of the candy cane forest, through the sea of swirly-twirly gum drops, and then I walked through the Lincoln Tunnel.”

What gift does Buddy the Elf send to his father?

Answer: Lingerie.

In the movie, Santa revealed to Buddy that his father lives and works in New York but is on the “naughty list”.

What Pro Wrestler plays Santa in Santa’s Slay?

Answer: Bill Goldberg.

Unlike other movies, Santa Claus was viewed as a demon who lost a bet with an angel in the 2005 Christmas horror film Santa’s Slay. He was played by the American professional wrestler, Bill Goldberg.

In A Christmas Story, what does Ralphie want for Christmas?

Answer: A Red Ryder BB gun.

In A Christmas Story, the only thing young Ralphie wants for Christmas is a Red Ryder carbine-action 200-shot range model air rifle but every time he expresses this desire, he only gets the same reply from the adults: “You’ll shoot your eyes out!”

What is the name of the guardian angel who takes George Bailey on his journey in It’s a Wonderful Life?

Answer: Clarence Odbody.

In the 1946 film It’s a Wonderful Life, George’s guardian angel Clarence Odbody was played by an English actor named Henry Travers.

What color is the single ornament on Charlie’s tree in A Charlie Brown Christmas?

Answer: Red.

In the animated holiday classic, A Charlie Brown Christmas, a large red Christmas ball was hung on Charlie’s tree, causing the tiny tree to bend to the ground.

In Jingle All the Way, what is the name of the action figure toy that is so popular?

Answer: Turbo Man.

Jingle All the Way, a 1996 American Christmas comedy film, is about two rival fathers desperately looking for a Turbo-Man action figure to give to their sons on a last-minute shopping spree on Christmas Eve.

What gift does the head elf give to Charlie in The Santa Clause?

Answer: The old snow globe.

In the 1994 Disney’s The Santa Clause, the snow globe given by Bernard will allow Charlie to summon Scott whenever he wants to see him.

What notable actor plays the voice of the conductor in The Polar Express?

Answer: Tom Hanks.

Aside from being the voice of the conductor, Tom Hanks is also the voice of Hobo, Santa Claus, Scrooge, Hero Boy, and Hero Boy’s father – a total of six characters in 2004’s The Polar Express.

Home Alone was filmed at an abandoned school in which city and state?

Answer: Winnetka, Illinois.

The 1990 Christmas comedy film Home Alone was filmed at an abandoned school in Winnetka, Illinois called New Trier Township High School.

On which day does the movie entitled National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation to end?

Answer: Christmas Eve.

The 1989 Christmas movie National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation has a running time of 1 hour and 37 minutes.

. In the movie How the Grinch Stole Christmas, what is the name of the girl the Grinch had a childhood crush on?

Answer: Martha May Whovier.

In the 2000s How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Martha May Whovier serves as the love interest of The Grinch and the former love interest of Mayor Augustus Maywho.

Where was A Christmas Prince filmed?

Answer: Romania.

Although Aldovia is not real, A Christmas Prince was still filmed in a real castle located in Sinaia, Romania – the Peleș Castle.

During which war does the movie White Christmas take place?

Answer: World War II.

The 1954 musical film White Christmas revolves around a group of entertainers during World War II eager to spread the holiday spirit and save a failing Vermont inn.

In the movie The Nightmare Before Christmas, what does Jack call Santa Claus?

Answer: Sandy Claws.

If Jack Skellington leads Halloween Town, Santa Claus, on the other hand, is known as the leader of Christmas Town in the 1993 Disney’s The Nightmare Before Christmas.

What 2004 Christmas movie was the first all-digital capture film?

Answer: The Polar Express.

The 2004 American film The Polar Express marks Michael Jeter’s last acting role before his death, and thus, dedicated the film to his memory.

For which British newspaper does Iris work in the movie entitled The Holiday?

Answer: The Daily Telegraph.

In the 2006 romantic comedy film The Holiday, Iris is a society columnist who writes for the Daily Telegraph.

How many Oscars did Miracle on 34th Street win?

Answer: Three.

Miracle on 34th Street is a 1947 American Christmas film that won three Academy Awards – Edmund Gwenn for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Valentine Davies for Best Writing, Original Story, and George Seaton for Best Writing, Screenplay.

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