Christmas Trivia

Q: How many of Santa's reindeer have names beginning with the letter D?
Q: How many of Santa's reindeer have names beginning with the letter D?
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A: Three (Dasher, Dancer, Donner)
A: Three (Dasher, Dancer, Donner)
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Q: Which European country invented eggnog?
Q: Which European country invented eggnog?
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A: England
A: England
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Q: Why do boxes of animal crackers have strings attached?
Q: Why do boxes of animal crackers have strings attached?
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A: To hang them from Christmas trees
A: To hang them from Christmas trees
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Q: Who was the first U.S. president to decorate a Christmas tree in the White House?
Q: Who was the first U.S. president to decorate a Christmas tree in the White House?
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A: Franklin Pierce
A: Franklin Pierce
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Q: What does the French word "Noel" mean in English?
Q: What does the French word "Noel" mean in English?
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A: Christmas
A: Christmas
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Q: Which U.S. state officially has a town called Santa Claus?
Q: Which U.S. state officially has a town called Santa Claus?
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A: Indiana
A: Indiana
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Q: Which U.S. state was the last to declare Christmas a legal holiday?
Q: Which U.S. state was the last to declare Christmas a legal holiday?
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A: Oklahoma
A: Oklahoma
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Q: If you received every present on the 12 days of Christmas, how many total presents would you receive?
Q: If you received every present on the 12 days of Christmas, how many total presents would you receive?
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A: 364
A: 364
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Q: How many reindeer does Santa Claus have?
Q: How many reindeer does Santa Claus have?
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A: Nine
A: Nine
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Q: If someone is born on Christmas Day, what is their astrological sign?
Q: If someone is born on Christmas Day, what is their astrological sign?
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A: Capricorn
A: Capricorn
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Q: What do they hang by the fireplace in the Netherlands, instead of stockings?
Q: What do they hang by the fireplace in the Netherlands, instead of stockings?
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A: Wooden Shoes
A: Wooden Shoes
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Q: What is the name of the fictional town in "It's a Wonderful Life?"
Q: What is the name of the fictional town in "It's a Wonderful Life?"
A: Bedford Falls
A: Bedford Falls
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Q: In the 12 days of Christmas, what gift is given on the 10th day?
Q: In the 12 days of Christmas, what gift is given on the 10th day?
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A: Ten pipers piping
A: Ten pipers piping
Pipers play bagpipes on the pitch ahead of the 6 Nations International rugby union match between Scotland and Ireland at Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh, Scotland on February 27, 2011. AFP PHOTO/Paul Ellis (Photo credit should read PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images)
Q: Approximately how many homes would Santa need to visit to reach every house in the world?
Q: Approximately how many homes would Santa need to visit to reach every house in the world?
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A: 823 per second
A: 823 per second
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Q: What does the Salvation Army use to attract donors on the street?
Q: What does the Salvation Army use to attract donors on the street?
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A: Bells
A: Bells
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Q: How many times is the name "Santa Claus" mentioned in "The Night Before Christmas?"
Q: How many times is the name "Santa Claus" mentioned in "The Night Before Christmas?"
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A: Zero
A: Zero
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Q: Where did the tradition of kissing under the mistletoe begin?
Q: Where did the tradition of kissing under the mistletoe begin?
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A: Scandinavia
A: Scandinavia
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Q: In Australia, what animal is usually shown pulling Santa's sleigh?
Q: In Australia, what animal is usually shown pulling Santa's sleigh?
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A: Kangaroos
A: Kangaroos
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Q: Which story has been adapted into more Christmas specials than any other?
Q: Which story has been adapted into more Christmas specials than any other?
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A: A Christmas Carol
A: A Christmas Carol
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Q: What was the first artificial Christmas tree made of?
Q: What was the first artificial Christmas tree made of?
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A: Feathers
A: Feathers
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Q: Which U.S. state is home to the world's largest Christmas tree?
Q: Which U.S. state is home to the world's largest Christmas tree?
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A: California
A: California
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Q: What country began the tradition of putting presents under the Christmas tree?
Q: What country began the tradition of putting presents under the Christmas tree?
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A: Germany
A: Germany
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Q: What is the first ghost to visit Scrooge in "A Christmas Carol?"
Q: What is the first ghost to visit Scrooge in "A Christmas Carol?"
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A: The Ghost of Christmas Past
A: The Ghost of Christmas Past
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Q: In 1962, the U.S. government released its first Christmas-themed version of what item?
Q: In 1962, the U.S. government released its first Christmas-themed version of what item?
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A: Stamps
A: Stamps
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Q: What is widely considered Santa's (Saint Nick's) real birthday?
Q: What is widely considered Santa's (Saint Nick's) real birthday?
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A: December 5
A: December 5
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Q: Which toy store with a rich Christmas tradition filed for bankruptcy in 2003?
Q: Which toy store with a rich Christmas tradition filed for bankruptcy in 2003?
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A: F.A.O. Schwartz
A: F.A.O. Schwartz
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Q: Which former U.S. President once banned Christmas trees in the White House?
Q: Which former U.S. President once banned Christmas trees in the White House?
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A: Theodore Roosevelt
A: Theodore Roosevelt
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Q: Which country exports the most Christmas trees every year?
Q: Which country exports the most Christmas trees every year?
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A: Canada
A: Canada
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Q: Where is the famed Christmas Island located?
Q: Where is the famed Christmas Island located?
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A: Indian Ocean
A: Indian Ocean
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Q: What is the name of the angel in the classic movie "It's a Wonderful Life?"
Q: What is the name of the angel in the classic movie "It's a Wonderful Life?"
A: Clarence
A: Clarence
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