Christmas Song Trivia for Kids – 50 Fun Questions and Answers

Check out these fun Christmas song trivia questions and answers with your kids and see how well you do! 

If you need a fun activity for a family Christmas gathering, a school holiday party for your kids, or are looking for fun and festive things to do around the dinner table at Christmastime, these great Christmas song trivia questions are just what you need!

In this article, you’ll find Christmas song trivia questions tailored for three specific age groups:

  • younger kids, ages 4-6
  • older kids, ages 7-10
  • preteens and teens, ages 11 and up

There’s also a section of extra difficult questions that all ages (even adults!) may find really challenging!

How to Play Christmas Song Trivia

There are lots of ways you can use these Christmas song trivia questions.

You could divide kids and family members into teams, and ask age-appropriate questions to the different players on each team.

Or you could put participants into pairs and see who can answer the most questions correctly, keeping a tally and awarding a winning team once all the questions have been asked.

Finally, you could simply ask the questions to a large group just for fun, without keeping track of any scoring.

Whatever way you decide to use these Christmas song trivia questions, it’s a great idea to also have your friends and family members play our free printable Christmas carol games: Christmas Song Anagrams and Christmas Song Synonyms! (Keep reading for more on these soon!)

Let’s check out some of the Christmas song trivia questions first!

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Christmas Song Trivia Questions and Answers for Younger Kids

These questions are pretty simple since they’re best for kids ages 4-6 years old. 

Question: Which Christmas character has a jolly, happy soul with a corncob pipe and a button nose and two eyes made out of coal?

Answer: Frosty the Snowman.

Question: What do people say when they see Rudolph’s nose?

Answer:  It glows.

Question: What was brightly shining in the song, “O Holy Night?”

Answer: The stars.

Question: According to the song, who is the most famous reindeer of all?

Answer: Rudolph.

Question: In the song “Jingle Bells,” what is it fun to ride in?

Answer: A one-horse open sleigh.

Question: In the song “Silent Night,” what words come after “silent night?”

Answer: Holy night. 

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Question: In the song “We Wish You a Merry Christmas,” what else do we wish for others?

Answer: A happy New Year. 

Question: In the song “Santa Claus is Coming to Town,” it says that he sees you when you’re sleeping, and he knows when you’re what?

Answer: Awake. 

Question: On the fifth day of Christmas, my true love gave me five golden what? 

Answer: Rings. 

Question: Who was up on the rooftop with the reindeer in the song “Up On the Housetop?”

Answer: Santa Claus

Free Printable Christmas Song Games

These super-fun (and free!) Christmas Carol games are great for older kids, but younger kids would also enjoy these if they had an adult to help them.

The two printable Christmas carol games are Christmas Carol Anagrams and Christmas Carol Synonyms.

Click right here or on the image below to grab your own printable copy!

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Christmas Carol Anagrams

So what is an anagram? It’s basically just a fancy word for making a new word or phrase out of the letters in another word.

For example, “The Thorniest Elf” is an anagram for the Christmas carol, “The First Noel.”

These are definitely challenging, but once you get a few, you’ll start to get the hang of it.

And don’t worry, there’s an answer sheet provided!

Christmas Carol Synonyms

This fun game is great for a group of older kids, ages middle school and above.

You can have kids divide into groups or teams, play as one big group, or print out a page for each kid.

For each question, there’s a ridiculous-sounding title of a well-known Christmas carol or song, full of fancy adjectives and elevated synonyms.

For example, “Subartic Dear with a Crimson Proboscis” is simply “Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer!”

Fun, huh?

Christmas Song Trivia for Kids Ages 7-10

Okay, now on to more Christmas song trivia!

Question: In the famous Christmas carol, Silent Night, what words come after, “All is calm?” 

Answer: All is bright.

Question: How many horses are pulling the sleigh in Jingle Bells?

Answer: One.

Question: According to the song, what should we deck the halls with for Christmas?

Answer: Boughs of holly.

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Question: What is heard first in the song, “Up on the Housetop?”

Answer: Reindeer paws.

Question: What interesting dessert is asked for in the song “We Wish You a Merry Christmas?”

Answer: Figgy pudding.

Question: On the first day of Christmas, what did my true love give to me?

Answer: A partridge in a pear tree.

Question: According to the Christmas carol, “Away in a Manger” what was the little Lord Jesus asleep on? 

Answer: The hay.

Question: Complete the Christmas song rhyme: “Jingle bell, jingle bell, jingle bell rock, Jingle bells swing and jingle bells ______?”

Answer: Ring. 

Question: What were the shepherds keeping in fields where they lay?

Answer: Their sheep. 

Question: In the song “Angels We Have Heard on High,” how are the angels singing?

Answer: Sweetly

Question: What was the weather like on Christmas Eve when Santa asked Rudolph to guide his sleigh?

Answer: It was foggy.

Question: According to the popular Christmas song, why should kids “better not pout or better not cry?”

Answer: Because Santa Claus is coming to town. 

Question: Which reindeer pair comes after Comet and Cupid in the famous song, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer?

Answer: Donner and Blitzen

Question: In the song Jingle Bells, how many times is the word “jingle” sung in the chorus?

Answer: Three. 

Question: In the song “Santa Claus is Coming to Town,” how many times is Santa Claus checking his list? 

Answer: Twice. 

Christmas Song Questions and Answers for Tweens and Teens

Question: What was the gift given on the third day of Christmas in the song Twelve Days of Christmas? 

Answer: Three French hens

Question: What type of angels are singing in the Christmas carol that begins with the exclamation, “Hark!”?

Answer: Herald angels.

Question: Who or what answers in reply to the angels sweetly singing o’er the plains?

Answer: The mountains.

Question: At what event are people found rocking around the Christmas tree?

Answer: At the Christmas party hop.

Question: In the song “O Come All Ye Faithful,” where are the faithful being asked to come? 

Answer: To Bethlehem.

Question: Who sadly got run over by a reindeer, which convinced me and Grandpa to believe?

Answer: Grandma.

Question: What do you hear on every street corner when it’s Christmastime in the city?

Answer: Silver bells.

Question: Which reindeer is named first in “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer?”

Answer: Dasher. 

Question: What were the three kings of Orient following? 

Answer: Yonder star. 

Question: What type of carols played when you heard the bells on Christmas Day? 

Answer: Old, familiar carols. 

Question: How many times is the word “heaven” sung in the first verse of “Joy to the World?” 

Answer: Four.

Question: In the song “Jingle Bells,” what makes spirits ring?

Answer: Bells on bobtails.

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Question: What is Frosty the Snowman’s first action after he puts on the old top hat?

Answer: He began to dance around. 

Question: In the song “I’ll Be Home for Christmas,” what three things are requested by the author of the song? 

Answer: Snow, mistletoe, and presents by the tree.

Question: What is roasting on an open fire in “The Christmas Song?”

Answer: Chestnuts. 

Question: What is the title of the Christmas song that repeats “Pa rum pum pum pum” over and over again?

Answer: Little Drummer Boy.

Extra Challenging Christmas Song Trivia Questions

These Christmas song trivia questions aren’t for the faint of heart! They’re designed to be super challenging, so you could use these for adults, as bonus points, or as tie-breaker questions too!

Question: Complete the end of this rhyme: “Sleigh bells ring, are you listening? In the lane, __________________.” 

Answer: Snow is glistening.

Question: What is the German word for Christmas tree (hint: think of the song O Christmas Tree?)

Answer: O Tannenaum.

Question: What was the name of the good king who looked out on the Feast of Stephen?

Answer: Good King Wenceslas

Question: In the song “Holly, Jolly Christmas,” what should we have, even if there isn’t any snow?

Answer: A cup of cheer.

Question: What is the phrase that the person missing two front teeth has not been able to say for so long? 

Answer: Sister Susie sitting on a thistle.

Question: What do sweet silver bells all seem to say in the song “Carol of the Bells?” 

Answer: Throw cares away.

Question: What kind of tidings are repeatedly offered in the chorus of “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen?” 

Answer: Tidings of comfort and joy. 

Question: Whose stocking does Santa fill first in the Christmas song “Up On the Housetop?” 

Answer: Little Nell

Question: In the Twelve Days of Christmas, what gift was given on the eleventh day? 

Answer: 11 pipers piping. 

Question: Where and when was Mommy kissing Santa Claus?

Answer: Underneath the mistletoe last night.

Final thoughts about Christmas Trivia Questions and Answers for Kids

We hope you and yours enjoy these fun Christmas song trivia questions!

If you come up with any great trivia questions of your own, we’d love to hear them, so please drop them in the comments below!

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21 Awesome Christmas Books for Kids You Need to Read This Year

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