Christmas Movie Trivia game is the best way to entertain trivia loving guests at your Christmas gathering! Test their knowledge of these 8 classic Christmas Movies and we won’t tell if you peek at the answers beforehand!

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Christmas Movie Trivia and Answers

Enjoy this Christmas quiz in either color or black and white. This fun party game will test your festive film IQ this holiday season.

Christmas Movie Trivia Game Questions

The Santa Clause 1994

  1. Question: What is Scott Calvin’s job at the beginning of the movie?
  2. Question: Why must Scott take over the role of Santa Claus?
  3. Question: What magical object did Bernard give Charlie?

Miracle On 34th Street 1947

  1. Question: Which famous actress played Susan Walker?
  2. Question: Why does Kris Kringle have to fill in as Santa during the  Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade?
  3. Question: What gift does Susan ask Kris Kringle for?

Home Alone 1990

  1. Question: Where is the McCallister family planning to spend Christmas?
  2. Question: Which comedian plays Gus Polinski, the polka musician who helps Kate?
  3. Question: Why were the McCallisters running late the morning of their trip to Paris?

It’s A Wonderful Life 1946

  1. Question: In the universe where George was never born, Bedford Falls has a different name. What is it?
  2. Question: Who’s the actor that plays George Bailey?
  3. Question: What’s the name of the guardian angel who takes George Bailey on his journey?

The Nightmare Before Christmas 1983

  1. Question: What’s Jack Skellington’s nickname in Halloween Town?
  2. Question: What’s the name of Jack’s ghost dog?
  3. Question: Which holiday figure do Boogie’s Boys originally kidnap, thinking it’s Santa Claus?

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation 1989

  1. Question: What does Clark forget to bring when the family goes to cut their own Christmas tree?
  2. Question: Clark wears a navy blue baseball cap that represents which NFL team?
  3. Question: Who plays cousin Eddie?

A Christmas Story 1983

  1. Question: What present does Ralphie want more than anything for Christmas?
  2. Question: What was the secret message Ralphie deciphered from the Little Orphan Annie radio show?
  3. Question: What does Santa say to Ralphie when he says he wants a BB gun for Christmas?

Elf 2003

  1. Question: Who plays Buddy the Elf?
  2. Question: How did Buddy get to the North Pole as a baby?
  3. Question: Why does Santa’s sleigh crash in Central Park?

Christmas Movie Trivia Questions and Answers

The Santa Clause 1994

  1. Answer: Toy salesman
  2. Answer: Santa Claus dies after falling off his roof
  3. Answer: A snow globe

Miracle on 34th Street 1946

  1. Answer: Natalie Wood
  2. Answer: The man who was supposed to play Santa was drunk
  3. Answer: A house

Home Alone 1990

  1. Answer: Paris
  2. Answer: John Candy
  3. Answer: Their alarm clocks didn’t go off because of a power outage

It’s A Wonderful Life 1947

  1. Answer: Pottersville
  2. Answer: James Stewart
  3. Answer: Clarence

The Nightmare Before Christmas 1983

  1. Answer: The Pumpkin King
  2. Answer: Zero
  3. Answer: The Easter Bunny

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation 1989

  1. Answer: A saw
  2. Answer: The Chicago Bears
  3. Answer: Randy Quaid

A Christmas Story 1983

  1. Answer: A Red Rider BB gun
  2. Answer: “Be sure to drink your Ovaltine”
  3. Answer: “You’ll shoot your eye out”

Play Christmas music while teams are answering each question and during Intermission to help team discussions stay within the team.

Elf 2002

  1. Answer: Will Ferrell
  2. Answer: He crawled into Santa’s bag of presents
  3. Answer: The engine is lost due to a shortage of Christmas spirit

Set Up For Success For Playing Holiday Movie Trivia

This game is designed for teams or can be played individually. 


Players/teams need a blank piece of paper, something to write with, and space between their team and the next team so discussions can be private.

A Reader/ Scorekeeper is needed to read each question twice, keep time, and then tally the scores at the end of the game. (Choosing a Reader/Scorekeeper who will get into character is a must!)

Decide what prizes to offer to motivate your competitive teams!

Recomendations and Rules

  • Download and print the Christmas Movie Trivia questions. You can choose color or black and white.
  • Choose Reader/Scorekeeper: they will read each question twice, allow 3 minutes per question and score answer sheets.
  • Allow time for teams to choose a Team Name and write it on their answer sheet.
  • Reader will announce each team, welcome them to the Christmas Trivia Game and explain the rules before getting started!
    2. Each question will be read twice
    3. Three minutes between questions before moving on
    4. 1 point for each correct answer for easy scoring
    5. Collaborate within your own team
    6. Spelling does not count, but Reader must be able to decipher the answer.
    7. Intermission between Round 4 and Round 5. Teams hand in their answer sheets.  Reader reads correct answers to questions so far. Reader tallys scores and reports to players at the beginning of Round 5. 
    8. After Round 8, teams hand in answer sheets and Reader reads correct answers to remaining questions, tallys and announces final scores.
    9. Team with the highest score at the end of Round 8 wins!


Q: Can you have a Reader, a Scorekeeper, and a person in charge of playing music and keeping time?  

A: Absolutely! If you have guests who don’t want to play but want to be where the fun is, sign them up to keep score and keep the time between questions!

Q: Can you increase or decrease the amount of time between questions?

A: Sure!  3 minutes is a suggestion to keep the game moving along. If your teams need more time, increase it to 5 minutes or challenge them by giving 1 minute!

Q: What happens if someone is using electronics to search for answers?

A: Hmmm, you will have to decide that one.  Good Luck!

Q: What happens in the case of a tie?

Have the teams turn over to the back of their answer sheet and list, in order, the gifts of 12 Days of Christmas in 3 minutes without using electronics.  The team who can name the most in the correct order wins!  The scorekeeper is allowed to use the internet to confirm the lists!

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