Team building. Good facilitators do it almost instinctively. They begin a meeting and pull the team together, sometimes with a trivia game. If the questions pique everyone’s interest, team members will discuss them. At special times of the year, you can focus on holiday trivia questions. Place a few questions at the beginning of your meeting to draw in participants. Sprinkle them throughout the meeting to refresh people’s enthusiasm. It creates a natural break for just a moment.
We have gathered some holiday and Christmas trivia — questions and answers to pull the team together. Consider them a type of holiday decoration, to add to the goodies and get togethers that happen at the end of the year. A fun quiz can help keep your team relaxed and engaged.
You can create quizzes from the questions below. Then, use MeetingPulse’s powerful, browser-based platform to offer them to your meeting’s participants.
Q&As for the holiday season
- What Christmas carol was first played on the guitar because mice had eaten the organ bellows? (“Silent Night”)
- What real-life department store is the setting for the movie “Miracle on 34th Street”? (Macy’s)
- How do you say “Merry Christmas” in Spanish? (Feliz Navidad)
- Which are “the twelve days of Christmas“? (The last six days of the old year: 12/26, 27, 28, 29, 30, and 31. Add to them the first six of the new year: 1/1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6)
- What is the most popular and common color featured during the Chinese New Year? (Red)
- What’s the best-selling Christmas song? (According to the Guinness Book of World Records, it’s “White Christmas” by Bing Crosby.)
- When is the winter solstice in 2022 and what does it mean? (On December 21, the North Pole will reach its maximum tilt away from the Sun. The northern hemisphere will have its shortest day and longest day night of the year.)
- In what modern-day nation was St. Nicholas born? (Turkey)
- Who, in that famous old song, was kissing Santa Claus? (Mommy)
- What Canadian band leader made the song “Auld Lang Syne” a New Year’s Eve tradition? (Guy Lombardo)
- Why is the midnight Mass on Christmas Eve in South America called Misa de Gallo? (Some say the first Christmas was the only time the roosters crowed at midnight. Others say that celebrants don’t get home until the roosters crow.)
- What actor portrayed George Bailey in “It’s a Wonderful Life”? (Jimmy Stewart)
- In “The Twelve Days of Christmas,” who is doing what on the seventh day? (Seen swans a-swimming)
- What’s the real name of Santa Claus? (Saint Nicholas. Santa Claus is a shortened version, and he is sometimes referred to as Father Christmas.)
- In the song “Jingle Bells,” how many horses are pulling the sleigh? (One)
- What’s the name of the actor who appears as Ralphie in “A Christmas Story”? Hint: he also appears in “A Christmas Story Christmas.” (Peter Billingsley)
- What’s the highest grossing Christmas movie of all time? (“The Grinch,” 2018)
- In “Rudolph, the Red Nosed Reindeer,” what did Santa’s reindeer finally say to Rudolph? (You’ll go down in history.)
- What’s the symbolism of candy canes? (They represent the staff that Saint Nicholas carried.)
- What served as Frosty the Snowman’s nose, according to the song? (A button)
- Where were the first gingerbread houses built? (In Germany, in the 16th century)
- Just what did those herald angels sing? (Hark!)
- What’s the busiest shopping day of the year? (Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving)
- What classic Christmas song do we sing to remind children to be good? (“Santa Claus is Coming to Town”)
- In the song “Winter Wonderland,” who do the singers pretend the snowman to be? (Parson Brown)
- What “Home Improvement” star also starred in “The Santa Clause“? (Tim Allen)
- What is the most popular Christmas beverage? (Eggnog, also called “milk punch”)
- Who played six different roles in “The Polar Express”? (Tom Hanks)
- How do you say “Christmas tree” in German? (Tannenbaum)
- Who says “God bless us everyone”? (Tiny Tim, in Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.”)
- Who played the great music in “A Charlie Brown Christmas”? (The Vince Guaraldi Trio)
- What’s the name of that classic Christmas themed ballet? (The Nutcracker)
- Who wrote the children’s book “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”? (Dr. Seuss)
- How many days are there in the Kwanzaa celebration? (Seven)
- What is the name of the candle holder used at Hanukkah? (Menorah)
- What’s the name of the holiday movie about the Griswold family? (National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation)
- How many gifts, in total, are given in “The Twelve Days of Christmas”? (364)
How to use holiday trivia questions
Trivia can warm up the participants in your meeting. The holiday trivia questions and answers we offer here can help spark enthusiasm and engagement. Use them in a meeting or at a holiday celebration.
MeetingPulse helps you make the most of them, and that’s only a fraction of all that MeetingPulse can do for you. Use MeetingPulse to train and to get immediate feedback. Use MeetingPulse to help your meeting participants retain information. (Hint: people often learn better when they’re smiling!)
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Maybe you’re looking to add a Christmas party atmosphere, even briefly, to your December meeting. Remember to add in some trivia, and consider it our gift to you from MeetingPulse. Reach out to learn how to make your meetings more engaging all year round.