40 Christmas Trivia Questions Australia

Where are the best Christmas trivia questions? Right here. This list has the most fun Christmas questions sent straight from the North Pole—that’s a Christmas fact. 

For example, what was the first song broadcast from space? When did Google start tracking Santa Claus? Keep reading and you’ll find out. But there’s one bonus question before we start. 

Bonus Question: Where are the best Christmas gifts in Australia? Answer: Yellow Octopus. 

40 Christmas Trivia Questions: How many do you know? 

Q: What was the first song ever broadcast from space?

A: Jingle Bells, in 1965. 


Q: Rolf Harris sang about six white boomers pulling Santa’s sleigh through the blazing Aussie sun. What’s a boomer?

A: A large male kangaroo. 


Q: What aspect of Christmas reminds children of the shepherds who visited baby Jesus?

A: Candy Canes — they resemble the shepherd’s staff. 


Q: In Australia’s version of the song ‘Jingle Bells’, what mode of transportation is used instead of a ‘one-horse open sleigh’?

A: A rusty Holden ute. 


Q: What spirit is traditionally added to Christmas pudding?

A: Brandy. 


Q: What Christmas beverage is also known as ‘milk punch’?

A: Eggnog.


Q: What Christmas food is good luck to eat on each of the twelve days of Christmas?

A: Mince Pies. 


Q: Christmas Island in Australia has an annual migration of which animal?

A: Crabs. 


Q: How do you say ‘Merry Christmas’ in Spanish?

A: Feliz Navidad. 


Q: Who stole Christmas?

A: The Grinch. 


Q: What Christmas tradition began in Melbourne in 1938?

A: Carols by Candlelight. 


Q: Why is Christmas celebrated on the 25th of December? 

A: Pope Julius I, in 350 AD, declared that the 25th of December is the official date to celebrate the birth of Christ. 


Q: What animated Christmas movie did Tom Hanks star it?

A: The Polar Express. 


Q: Which two famous sporting events begin on Boxing day?

A: The Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race and the test cricket at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.


Q: One of Santa’s reindeer shares the name with a different holiday’s symbol. What’s the name?

A: Cupid.


Q: Who wrote the book ‘A Christmas Carol’?

A: Charles Dickens. 


Q: What Christmas-themed ballet premiered in Russia in 1892?

A: The Nutcracker.


Q: What Christmas decoration has been considered a weed?

A: Mistletoe. 


Q: What is the partridge in a pear tree?

A: The partridge is a symbol of Jesus and the pear tree is a symbol of the tree of life. 


Q: In the song ‘Frosty the Snowman,’ what made Frosty come to life?

A: An old silk hat. 


Q: According to Austrian folklore, who is the horned figure that punishes naughty children at Christmas?

A: Krampus. 


Q: Which grumpy US President banned Christmas trees in the White House?

A: Theodore Roosevelt. 


Q: Given the average daily calorie intake is 2,250, what is the average calorie intake on Christmas day?

A: 7,000


Q: Where did the nativity take place?

A: Bethlehem. 


Q: What is the highest-grossing Christmas movie? 

A: Home Alone. 


Q: Small sausages wrapped in bacon are a staple of Christmas dinners in Britain. What’s their name?

A: Pigs in a blanket. 


Q: Unlike prawns, what Christmas food can last for a long time after Christmas?

A: Fruitcake. 


Q: In which modern day country was Saint Nicholas born?

A: Turkey. 


Q: What are the names of the three wise men?

A: Caspar, Melchior, and Balthazar.


Q: What Christmas decoration was originally made from strands of silver?

A: Tinsel. 


Q: What holiday movie includes a cameo by Donald Trump?

A: Home Alone 2. 


Q: Who sang ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’?

A: Mariah Carey. 


Q: Whose eyes were made of coal?

A: Frosty the Snowman. 


Q: What star sign would you be if you’re born on Christmas Day?

A: Capricorn. 


Q: Before becoming tied up with Christmas what was Yule?

A: A pagan midwinter festival. 


Q: The French word for Christmas is ‘Noel’. What is its original meaning in Latin?

A: Birth. 


Q: Santa Claus is a mix of which two figures?

A: Saint Nicholas and Father Christmas. 


Q: In what country did the tradition of putting up Christmas trees originate?

A: Germany. 


Q: Who created the very first Christmas lights display?

A: Thomas Edison. 


Q: In what year did Google start tracking Santa Claus? 

A: 2004.

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