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105 Fun Christmas Movie Trivia Questions and Answers with a Free Printable Movie Checklist

Find out just how much of a Christmas movie expert you are with our selection of trivia questions! Also, make sure to download our free movie checklist printable.

Christmas Movie Trivia Questions and Answers – Plus a Free Movie Printable with a Checklist of Christmas Movies to Watch

christmas movie trivia questions and answers printable article; the featured image is a collage of Christmas movies with It's a Wonderful Life in the center.
Christmas Movie Trivia Questions. Photo: White Christmas (Paramount Pictures), Little Women (Columbia Pictures), It’s A Wonderful Life (RKO), The Preacher’s Wife (Buena Vista Pictures Distribution), and The Holiday (Sony Pictures Releasing).

Watching Christmas movies together (often on Christmas Eve) was always a custom in our family. Now, as an adult, I still love the tradition. So, I watch classic holiday films or even new Christmas movies during the Christmas season to bring on the holiday cheer and a warm feeling of nostalgia.

A fun tradition to add is to play a movie trivia game Christmas-style with your friends and family. (Tip: the Christmas Tree makes a fantastic movie trivia backdrop!)

In the holiday spirit, I’ve created an original list of 105 fun and festive holiday movie and trivia questions and answers to test your knowledge this Christmas season!

The questions come from a mix of classic Christmas movies, Christmas-themed family movies, Romantic Christmas movies, British Christmas movies, and even Christmas period dramas! Of course, some movies crossover into more than one category, so each film is only in one section.

Movie trivia questions and film history are my jam, so I had a blast putting this list of Hollywood trivia questions together.


It’s simple. I’ve created the Christmas trivia questions below and separated them into four sections:


You can jump to the section of interest or go through each part. All you have to do is answer the questions yourself or take turns asking your friends and family questions. You can tally up each person’s total at the end to see who the winner is.

These Christmas movie trivia questions are a mix of fun and challenging! So, test your expertise and see how many you can get right! You might just discover some new favorite Christmas movies while you’re at it! And you may find you’re an absolute Christmas movie buff!

The correct answer follows each question to check how well you did. Good luck!

If you find new titles you’ve never heard of (or haven’t seen yet), make sure to download our free printable (including a checklist of every movie mentioned) at the end of the Christmas movie quiz.


Christmas Movie Trivia Questions (General Category) – Questions

It's a Wonderful Life Photo
It’s a Wonderful Life. Photo: RKO Radio Pictures

Nothing is better than sitting down and watching classic Christmas movies with your family. But how well do you really know these timeless flicks? Test your knowledge with these fun Christmas movie trivia questions!

While this section mainly focuses on classic Christmas movie trivia, some newer films are sprinkled in.

The Apartment 1960 promotional art
The Apartment. Credit: United Artists
How many Oscars did The Apartment (1960) win?


What Batman movie begins on Christmas day?

Batman Returns

Why is Clarence called an Angel Second Class in It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)?

He hasn’t won his wings yet.

What two actors star in Frank Capra’s other Christmas classic, Meet John Doe (1941)?

Gary Cooper and Barbara Stanwyck

What Christmas special was the first to use real children’s voices in animation?

A Charlie Brown Christmas

What’s the fictional town’s name in The Family Stone (2005)?

Thayer, Connecticut

True or False: Princess Margaret and the future Queen Elizabeth attended the London screening of The Bishop’s Wife (1947) and enjoyed it.


Who directed The Preacher’s Wife (1996) with Whitney Houston and Denzel Washington?

Penny Marshall

What holiday movie did Bing Crosby first sing, “White Christmas?”

Holiday Inn (1942) and not White Christmas!

What year did A Season for Miracles premiere on the Hallmark Hall of Fame?


Who was initially supposed to direct It Happened on 5th Avenue?

Frank Capra

In the 1942 Christmas film starring Bette Davis (The Man Who Came to Dinner), who was Sheridan Whiteside based on in real life?

Alexander Woollcott

What is the grandmother’s name in All I Want For Christmas (1991)?
Lauren Bacall in All I want for Christmas
Lauren Bacall in All I Want For Christmas. Credit: Paramount Pictures

Lillian Brooks

What actor does an uncredited voice-over/dubbing for Erroll Flynn in Never Say Goodbye?

Humphrey Bogart

What is a Christmas Angel’s job in One Magic Christmas (1985)?

To help one person get into the Christmas spirit.

Who was an uncredited choreographer on White Christmas (1954)?

Bob Fosse

How many Emmys did Christmas on the Square win?


What play is The Shop Around the Corner based on?


Who is the identity of the killer in The Thin Man?

The attorney, Herbert MacCauley.

What is Aunt Bethany’s prayer in National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation? 

The pledge of allegiance

Who/what is the Great Rupert?

A squirrel.

What is Jack’s job in The Family Man?

A Wall Street Executive.

What year does The Lion in Winter take place?


Who is the real chef in Christmas in Connecticut?

Uncle Felix Bassenak

Who directed the 1900 silent Christmas film, The Christmas Dream?

Georges Méliès

What was the ending theme song for the 1988 Christmas film Scrooged?
Scrooged 1988 publicity still with Bill Murray and Carol Kane
Scrooged. Credit: Paramount Pictures

 “Put a Little Love in Your Heart” by Annie Lennox and Al Green

What Supernatural actor stars in Thomas Kinkade’s Christmas Cottage?

Jared Padalecki

The 1980 Christmas short, Mr. Krueger’s Christmas, starring James Stewart, features what famous choir?

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Who directed A Christmas Tale (2008)?

Arnaud Desplechin

Who plays the lead teacher in Nativity 2: Danger in the Manger (taking over from Martin Freeman in Nativity!)?

David Tennant

True or False: Die Hard was Alan Rickman’s feature film debut?


What are the names of the three convicts in the Christmas comedy film, We’re No Angels?

Joseph, Albert, and Jules

True or False: Julia Roberts was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama for Stepmom?


What famous Christmas movie starred the famous onscreen duo Barbara Stanwyck and Fred MacMurray (their first of four films together)?

Remember the Night

Who wrote the novel the Hallmark Christmas movie, The Note (2007), was based on?

Angela Hunt

What song plays during the end credits of I’ll Be Home for Christmas? (1998)

NSYNC’s Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays

What do people say to Ralphie in A Christmas Story when he tells them what he wants for Christmas?

“You’ll shoot your eye out.”

The character of Charlie Boyd in Noel (2004) plays a major role in the film, but the actor is uncredited. Who plays this role?

Robin Williams.

Christmas Period Drama Trivia Questions

The Man Who Invented Christmas photo
The Man Who Invented Christmas. Photo: Bleecker Street Media

Besides classic Christmas films, Christmas period dramas are our favorites to watch. Perhaps seeing the recreation of Christmases now long gone gives us that good nostalgic, sentimental feeling.

These period dramas capture the holiday spirit perfectly from the first Christmas to the Victorian holidays and even uplifting stories from difficult times.

What connection does The Nativity Story (2006) about the Baby Jesus have to the paranormal romance film, Twilight (2008)?

Catherine Hardwicke directed both films.

Silent Night (2002) is a Christmas TV movie based on a true story about American and German soldiers coming together on Christmas Eve during World War II. True or False: One of the real-life people featured in the film appeared on Unsolved Mysteries looking for other people who were there that night.


What job did Susie Parkington have when she was young in Mrs. Parkington?

Lady’s Maid

Where does The Dead (1987) take place?


Who is the film Joyeux Noel (Merry Christmas) dedicated to?

The film is dedicated to the soldiers of World War I who participated in the Christmas Truce.

Who plays Young Scrooge in the 1999 adaptation of A Christmas Carol starring Patrick Stewart?

Kenny Doughty

Finish the quote from The Man Who Invented Christmas (the period drama about Charles Dickens): “No one is useless in this world…

“…who lightens the burden of another.”

What famous Christmas song features in Meet Me in St. Louis?

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

Besides The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, what other two movies do Keira Knightley and Matthew Macfadyen star in together?

Pride & Prejudice and Anna Karenina

An Old-Fashioned Christmas is a sequel to what Hallmark movie?

An Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving

True or False: Sara Stanley (Sarah Polley) appears in the Christmas TV Movie special, An Avonlea Christmas (aka Happy Christmas, Miss King).


What Gilmore Girls actor appears in Christmas Oranges (2012)?

Edward Herrmann

What happens every 25 years in Gladbury, the fictional village in The Christmas Candle?
the christmas candle poster

An angel visits the town candlemaker and gives a miracle to the person who lights the Christmas Candle.

The 2005 period drama, Under the Greenwood Tree is based on the novel written by what author?

Thomas Hardy

True or False: Shirley Temple starred in the first film adaptation of The Little Princess in 1939.

False. Mary Pickford did in 1917.

Note: The other major version is the 1995 adaptation.

In the 1994 adaptation of Little Women, what character says this quote? “You don’t need scores of suitors. You need only one… if he’s the right one.”

Amy March

What Oscar did the 2019 adaptation of Little Women win?

Best Achievement in Costume Design

Is Love’s Christmas Journey the final film in the Love Comes Softly Film Series?


Family Christmas Movie Trivia Questions

Home Alone Christmas photo
Home Alone. Photo: 20th Century Fox

If you want to play this game as a family, these questions are perfect for Christmas movie fans of all ages! Some questions are still more challenging than others.

What is the main character’s name in The Nightmare Before Christmas?

Jack Skellington

Who does Lucy first meet in Narnia in The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe?

Mr. Tumnus

What teleports Kate to the North Pole in The Christmas Chronicles?

Santa’s bag

Who plays Scrooge in A Muppet Christmas Carol?

Michael Caine

Where do fairy godmothers train to become professional fairy godmothers in Godmothered?

The Motherland

What is the name of the mirror Harry Potter discovers during Christmas break in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone?

The Mirror of Erised

What toy are the fathers fighting over in Jingle All the Way?

An action figure of Turbo-Man.

What is Harry and Marv’s criminal nickname in Home Alone?

The Wet Bandits

What was the NYC hotel Kevin stayed at in Home Alone 2?

The Plaza

What two actresses play Susan Walker in the 1947 and 1994 adaptations of Miracle on 34th Street?

Natalie Wood and Mara Wilson

What does Patch, the elf, create at the B.Z Toy Company that becomes a massive sensation in Santa Claus: The Movie (1985)?

He creates lollipops with a magic powder giving people the ability to fly.

Finish The Polar Express (2004) line: “Seeing is…


What brings Frosty the Snowman to life?

A magician’s hat, when placed on his head.

What’s the name of the Christmas song composed for the 1966 cartoon Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas?

You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch

What’s the name of the Grinch’s love interest in the 2000 version of Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas?

Martha May Whovier

What is the fictional name of the town in Klaus (2019)?


Who does the doll’s voice, Don Juan Diego, in Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey?

Ricky Martin

What is Buddy the Elf’s least favorite toy in Elf (2003)?

Jack in the Box

What original Mickey Mouse Club member stars in Babes in Toyland (1961)?

Annette Funicello

What year was The Santa Clause released?


Who voices the character of Arthur Christmas?

James McAvoy

Who is Santa’s lead reindeer in Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964)?

Donner. (Surprisingly, the famous reindeer with a shiny red nose doesn’t lead until the end!)

What does Jessica feed the injured Prancer in Prancer (1989)?


What Christmas movie marks AnnaSophia Robb’s first significant role?

Samantha: An American Girl Holiday

Aunt Ruth reveals herself to be who at the end of A Boy Called Christmas?

The Truth Pixie

A Classic Hollywood star voices the character of Special Delivery “S.D.” Kluger in Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town. Who is it?

Fred Astaire

Who becomes the new Santa Claus in Ernest Saves Christmas?

Joe Carruthers

Romantic Christmas Movie Trivia Questions

Serendipity frozen hot chocolate photo
Serendipity. Photo: Miramax Films

Is there anything more fun than watching romantic Christmas movies? If you love them as much as we do, then you’ll enjoy this roundup of fun trivia questions. 

Where was the trilogy of A Christmas Prince movies filmed?

At the Peleș Castle, Sinaia, Romania.

What advice does Arthur Abbott give Iris in the romantic comedy, The Holiday (2006) when they’re having dinner together?

To be the leading lady of her own life.

What Poldark actor stars in The Knight Before Christmas (2019)?

Josh Whitehouse

Sophie Brown is a successful author in A Castle for Christmas. But she causes quite a stir when she offs a beloved character in her latest book, “Goodbye, Emma Hale.” What is the name of the character?


One of the Backstreet Boys has an uncredited appearance in the romantic Christmas fantasy film Edward Scissorhands. Which member of the group is it?

Nick Carter (in the slip-and-slide scene)

Who are the two stars of the Hallmark classic Crown for Christmas (2015)?

Danica McKellar and Rupert Penry-Jones

True or False: Real Food Network Chefs prepared all the delicious-looking food in Last Holiday (2006).


When Peter asks Lucy in While You Were Sleeping when she fell in love with his brother, Jack, she answers: 

“It was while you were sleeping.”

What famous married couple came up with the story for the movie, Last Christmas (2019)?

Emma Thompson and Greg Wise

One of Kat Graham’s love interests (Ty Walker) in The Holiday Calendar is played by the grandson of a Hollywood legend. Who is he, and what is his grandparent’s name?

Ethan Peck is the grandson of Gregory Peck.

What classic novel is The Princess Switch inspired by?

Mark Twain’s The Prince and the Pauper.

What actual historic hotel did Elizabeth Bennet stay at in the Hallmark romance, Christmas at Pemberley Manor?

The Griswold Inn in Essex, Connecticut

True or False: Ed Asner won an Emmy for his performance in the Hallmark film, The Christmas Card (2006)?

False. Although he was nominated!

What is Tom Langdon’s job in The Christmas Train (2017)?


What is the fictional country in A Royal Christmas (2014)?


True or False: All four stars of Sense and Sensibility (1995) also appear in the Christmas rom-com Love Actually.

True. Emma Thompson, Alan Rickman, and Hugh Grant star in both films. However, Kate Winslet “appears” in a scene from Titanic in Love Actually. So, all four actors appear in the movie!

What is the name of the elephant in Holiday in the Wild (2019)?


What dessert do Sara and Jonathan have at the restaurant, Serendipity 3 in the movie Serendipity (2001)?

A frozen hot chocolate

Three actors from the ’90s sitcom Sister, Sister appear in the Lifetime Christmas movie, My Christmas Inn (2018). Who are they?

Tia Mowry-Hardrict, Jackée Harry, and Tim Reid

True or False: Bridget Jones and Mark Darcy first meet at a Christmas party in Bridget Jones’s Diary (2001). 

False. They meet at a New Year’s party (and technically, they also first met as kids!)

What’s the resort’s name in Christmas Reservations (2019), starring Melissa Joan Hart and Ricardo Chavira?

Treeline Ski Resort

What Taylor Swift song does Zoey sing in Zoey’s Extraordinary Christmas (2021)? 

Bad Blood


Example of Page 1 (of 4) of the Printable (Click on the photo to download the PDF):

Christmas Movies Printable Page 1

The printable includes a checklist of every Christmas movie mentioned in this post, so you’ll have plenty of Christmas movies to check out!

Now, this isn’t every Christmas movie ever made, and it doesn’t include TV shows, but this list provides a good starting point if you’re looking for a holiday film to watch.



Well, that wraps up the Christmas Movie Trivia Questions! What is your favorite Christmas movie? Let me know in the comments below.

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By on December 10th, 2021

About Amber Topping

Amber works as a writer and digital publisher full-time and fell in love with stories and imagination at an early age. She has a Humanities and Film Degree from BYU, co-created The Silver Petticoat Review, contributed as a writer to various magazines, and has an MS in Publishing from Pace University, where she received the Publishing Award of Excellence and wrote her thesis on transmedia, Jane Austen, and the romance genre. Her ultimate dreams are publishing books, writing and producing movies, traveling around the world, and forming a creative village of talented storytellers trying to change the world through art.

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