Only the sharpest minds can answer all of these Christmas questions correctly

EXCLUSIVE: The Daily Express has put together this tricky Christmas quiz to put your mind to the test ahead of the festive period.

Christmas is a great time for families and friends to come together to celebrate the festive season and spend cherished time together. It is also a time when many people have the opportunity to rest after a long year.

However, with this period of rest comes the perfect opportunity to test your general knowledge. To this end, we have created a festive quiz on Christmas general knowledge using a mix of questions.

Can you answer all 20?


  • Which country first started the tradition of putting up a Christmas tree in the UK?
  • How many ghosts show up in A Christmas Carol?
  • What Hollywood actor played six different roles in The Polar Express?
  • Who invented the Christmas wreath?
  • How do you say Merry Christmas in Spanish?
  • What was the coldest ever temperature recorded during a UK winter?
  • How many Christmas trees are grown in Europe?
  • How many years do Christmas trees grow before they are sold?
  • In Home Alone, where is the family going on holiday?
  • Where does the word ‘winter’ come from?
  • Which famous American automotive pioneer was born on Christmas Day? Their name is still on the front of cars today
  • Which famous British cricketer was born on Christmas Day?
  • What game was played between British and German troops in World War 1?
  • What was the Eggnog Riot and why was it called this?
  • On what day was Wham’s Last Christmas released in 1984?
  • What team socks did Prince William and Prince Harry wear during a royal football match at Christmas?
  • Which F1 season finished on the fourth day of Christmas?
  • True or False. Ukrainian Christmas doesn’t start until January 6.
  • Yemen’s Abelhameed Mohammed Muqbel broke which record on December 25, 2021?
  • Who stole the Stone of Scone from Westminster Abbey on Christmas Day 1950?
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      How did you fair with our fiendish Christmas quiz? If you’re still stuck on some of the above, see the answers below.

    • Queen Charlotte, consort of George III, is thought to have introduced the Christmas tree to the Royal Family in the 1800s and Queen Victoria loved it so much their fondess for the custom spread the tradition throughout the country
    • Four – The ghost of Christmas past, the ghost of Christmas present, the ghost of Christmas yet to come, and Jacob Marley
    • Tom Hanks plays Hero Boy, Hero Boy’s father, Conductor, Hobo, Santa Claus, and Ebenezer Scrooge
    • A German Lutheran pastor named Johan Hinrich Wichern
    • Feliz Navidad
    • -27.2C in 1895, 1982, and 1995.
    • Nearly 60 million
    • 15 years
    • France
    • The word comes from the German wintar which is derived from the root wed meaning ‘wet or water’
    • Louis Chevrolet. Since it was founded, the company has sold models in over 140 countries
    • Alastair Cook
    • Football
    • The 1826 Eggnog Riot was so-called because it was caused by a Christmas party held by members of the American military in New York who had all been consuming the popular drink before violence broke out
    • The famous Christmas hit was released on December 3, 1984.
    • According to Popsugar, Prince William wore Aston Villa socks and Prince Harry wore Arsenal socks.
    • The season finished on December 28 in East London, South Africa. The race and championship were won by Jim Clark
    • True
    • The most number of eggs stacked (four)
    • The stone was stolen by a group of Nationalist students from the University of Glasgow. The stone wouldn’t be found until April 1951.
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