Ultimate Hard Christmas Trivia Questions

From festive foliage to the advent of Christmas commercialism, do you know enough of the holiday’s history to ace our hard Christmas trivia?

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With Christmas well and truly on the way, we’ve put together something special for those looking for a challenge. If you love your hard Christmas trivia, then let’s see if you’re up to the challenge before you!

Don’t be expecting an easy ride, however – we’ve packed today’s quiz with enough puzzlers to give even the most avid quizzer pause for thought!

Are you familiar with how ‘Noel’ became synonymous with the Christmas period, and what it means in it’s native Latin?

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These questions might be harder than you think!

Do you know which famous Christmas song was actually written as a plea for peace during the Cuban Missile Crisis?

Do you know your seasonal shrubbery well enough to tell us what viscum is more commonly known as, or where the poinsettia hails from?

Don’t despair, our hard Christmas quiz has plenty in store for festive fanatics and seasonal scholars alike, we promise! No matter how well-versed you are in Christmas past, present, and future, read on and see you fare – you might surprise even yourself!

If our hard Christmas trivia left you wanting more, take a look at our Christmas history quiz! This is one of our most popular Christmas quizzes, so give it a go!

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Let’s see how you get on in our hard Xmas questions

Hard Christmas Trivia Questions

In which country did it first become traditional to decorate the Christmas tree?

The French word “Noel” is synonymous with Christmas, but what does the word mean in Latin?

What was the original title of the poem “Twas the Night Before Christmas”?

In what decade did Coca-Cola begin using Santa Claus in advertisements?

Which popular holiday song was written during the Cuban Missile Crisis as a plea for peace?

What country is the Poinsettia and its red and green foliage native to?

Which of the following has become a traditional Christmas meal in Japan?

Which cartoon character is a staple of Christmas Eve in Sweden and watched by millions of Swedes each year?

'Viscum' is another name for which Christmas plant?

Which popular chocolate manufacturer whose products are often gifted around Christmas launched in 1932?

What does 'Auld Lang Syne' mean in standard English?

Which two gospels of the bible cover the Christmas story?

What should be eaten throughout the 12 days of Christmas to ensure good luck in the year ahead?

Which famous Christmas song was initially intended as a celebration of Thanksgiving?

What year was the first commercial Christmas card introduced?

Plan your own quiz night

quiz books

If you’re looking for some recommendations, these are a few of our favorite quiz books to buy. We use these when planning fun trivia nights with family and friends!

  1. Ultimate Quiz Night
  2. Quiz Master
  3. The Big Pub Quiz

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Were you left out in the cold with this one?

So, did our hard Christmas quiz put an end to your festivities, or are you jingling the bells of celebration? There were plenty of puzzlers here, so congratulations, no matter how you did!

If you had fun with today’s quiz and fancy trying another, have a look around and see what appeals! We’ve got quizzes on everything from entertainment to history, so take your pick and enjoy!

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