Ultimate Christmas Music Trivia Printable Game with Answers

Welcome to a delightful journey through the world of Christmas music trivia! Whether you’re cozied up by the open fire or enjoying the winter wonderland outside, this trivia is the perfect addition to your festive season. Challenge your knowledge of both classic carols and modern Christmas songs, and see if you can claim the title of Christmas Music Maestro! You can download a free printable of all the Christmas Music Trivia questions at the bottom of the post.

Classic Christmas Hits Trivia

Dive into the nostalgia of classic Christmas hits! Do you know which artist brought “White Christmas” to life, making it the best-selling single of all time? Or can you recall the serene origins of “Silent Night”? Test your knowledge on these timeless tunes that continue to sprinkle magic every holiday season. How do you know the most popular holiday songs of all time?

  1. “Jingle Bells” was originally written for which holiday, surprisingly not Christmas?
  2. Bing Crosby’s “White Christmas” holds a record in the Guinness Book of World Records – but for what?
  3. “Silent Night” was first performed in which country, giving it a timeless international appeal?
  4. Judy Garland famously sang “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” in which classic movie?
  5. Which Christmas song, originally recorded by Brenda Lee in 1958, is known for its rocking melody?
  6. “O Holy Night” was the first song ever broadcast live on the radio in 1906. But who performed it?
  7. Irving Berlin is credited with writing which classic Christmas song that dreams of a snowy holiday?
  8. The song “Silver Bells” was first performed by Bob Hope and Marilyn Maxwell in which film?
  9. What is the original name of the song “O Come, All Ye Faithful”?
  10. “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” was particularly popular among soldiers during which war?

Lyrics and Lines Quiz: Finish the Lyrics

Welcome to a lyrical journey through the holiday season! In this quiz, your challenge is to complete the famous lines from some of the most beloved Christmas songs. Test your Christmas music knowledge and see how many of these festive lyrics you can finish!

  1. Complete the lyric: “Chestnuts roasting on an open fire, Jack Frost nipping at your ___”
  2. Finish this line from “Winter Wonderland”: “In the meadow we can build a snowman, and pretend that he is ____”
  3. From “Sleigh Ride”: “It’s lovely weather for a sleigh ride together with ____”
  4. “Jingle Bell Rock” includes the line: “What a bright time, it’s the right time to rock the night away. Jingle bell time is a swell time to go ____”
  5. Fill in the blank from “All I Want for Christmas Is You”: “I don’t care about the presents underneath the ____”
  6. “Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!”: “Oh, the weather outside is frightful, but the fire is so ____, and since we’ve no place to go, let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.”
  7. “Santa Baby”: “Santa baby, slip a sable under the tree, for ___. Been an awful good girl.”
  8. In “White Christmas”: “I’m dreaming of a white Christmas, just like the ones I used to ____”
  9. From “Frosty the Snowman”: “Frosty the Snowman was a jolly happy soul, with a corn cob pipe and a button nose and two eyes made out of ____”
  10. “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer”: “Then one foggy Christmas Eve, Santa came to say, ‘Rudolph with your nose so bright, won’t you guide my sleigh ____?'”

Emoji Guess the Christmas Music Trivia Quiz

Using the pictures, can you guess the Christmas song?

  1. 🥁👦 
  2. ⛪👫🌲🙏 
  3. 🚶❄️⛄🧣
  4. 🎅👶 
  5. 🎄🎉🇪🇸🎶
  6. 👼🎶📣 
  7. 💋👩🎅🌲
  8. 1️⃣🎵 
  9. 👀⏳🌲
  10. 🌙🤫
  11. 🎅🗺️
  12. 🌏🎉 
  13.  1️⃣2️⃣🎄
  14. 🌟👶🐑
  15. 🎄🕺🎸

Try this Christmas Movie Emoji Printable game too!

Modern Christmas Favorites Quiz

Now, let’s groove into the modern era where artists like Mariah Carey and Kelly Clarkson have given us new reasons to be merry. Can you guess which Christmas number by Mariah Carey took the world by storm? Or which band made “Last Christmas” an unforgettable hit?

  1. In “All I Want for Christmas Is You,” Mariah Carey famously sings about not needing which festive decoration?
  2. Wham!’s “Last Christmas” was a huge hit, but in what year was it released?
  3. Kelly Clarkson’s holiday hit “Underneath the Tree” was part of which Christmas album?
  4. Which Christmas song did Paul McCartney release in 1979, quickly becoming a seasonal favorite?
  5. “Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays” is a Christmas song by which American boy band?
  6. Which British singer brought us the festive tune “Step into Christmas”?
  7. Elvis Presley’s classic “Blue Christmas” was first recorded in what year?
  8. “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)” was a holiday hit performed by which artist?
  9. Brenda Lee was just 13 years old when she recorded which popular Christmas song?
  10. “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” was performed by a supergroup of artists known as what?

Name That Carol – Challenging Edition

Can you name the title of these songs?

  1. “In the meadow we can build a snowman, then pretend that he is Parson Brown…”
  2. “City sidewalks, busy sidewalks, dressed in holiday style…”
  3. “Through the years we all will be together, if the fates allow…”
  4. “Hark! How the bells, sweet silver bells, all seem to say, throw cares away…”
  5. “There’ll be parties for hosting, marshmallows for toasting, and caroling out in the snow…”
  6. “And in despair I bowed my head; ‘There is no peace on earth,’ I said…”
  7. “A day or two ago, I thought I’d take a ride, and soon Miss Fanny Bright was seated by my side…”
  8. “As the shoppers rush home with their treasures…”
  9. “Where children pure and happy pray to the blessed Child…”
  10. “And the thing that will make them ring is the carol that you sing, right within your heart…”

Christmas Songs in Pop Culture

How well do you know Christmas songs that have found their way into movies, TV shows, and popular culture? For instance, Elvis Presley gave us a blue-tinted view of the holidays with a song that’s now a classic. And did you know that the Grinch didn’t just steal Christmas, but also our hearts with a catchy tune?

  1. Elvis Presley’s “Blue Christmas” is iconic, but can you name the movie where it first featured prominently?
  2. “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch” is a classic. Who is the original voice behind this famous tune?
  3. Which Christmas song was famously featured in the film “Love Actually,” performed by the character Billy Mack?
  4. In “Home Alone,” Kevin McCallister lip-syncs to which Christmas song?
  5. What song does Zooey Deschanel’s character sing in the shower in “Elf,” leading to a duet with Will Ferrell’s character?
  6. Which popular Christmas song is played during the opening credits of “Die Hard”?
  7. “The Nightmare Before Christmas” features a song about which character’s lament?
  8. In “The Polar Express,” what is the name of the song that the conductor, played by Tom Hanks, sings?
  9. Which famous Christmas song does Cameron Diaz’s character horribly (but hilariously) attempt to sing in “The Holiday”?
  10. What is the title of the Christmas song that plays during the opening scene of the movie “Lethal Weapon”?

Christmas Music from Around the World Quiz

Explore the global traditions of Christmas music! From the infectious rhythms of “Feliz Navidad” to the unique sounds of carols from distant lands, this section celebrates the diversity and joy of Christmas music from different corners of the world.

  1. “Feliz Navidad” is a festive favorite from which Puerto Rican singer?
  2. Which famous British singer released “Last Christmas” with their band Wham!?
  3. The song “Petit Papa Noël” is a Christmas classic in which country?
  4. “Stille Nacht” is the original German version of which beloved Christmas carol?
  5. Which Australian singer brought us a sunny Christmas with “Santa Baby”?
  6. “Fairytale of New York” by The Pogues is a Christmas hit in which country?
  7. “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” was performed by a supergroup called Band Aid in response to famine in which continent?
  8. Which legendary American jazz singer is known for her classic rendition of “Winter Wonderland”?
  9. The song “Adeste Fideles” is a traditional carol known by what English title?
  10. “Carol of the Bells” is based on a folk chant from which Eastern European country?

Rediscovering Traditional Carols Challenge

This section is all about those traditional carols that have been sung through generations. From the echoing “O Come, All Ye Faithful” to the heartfelt “The First Noel,” these songs are the backbone of Christmas music traditions.

  1. “Little Drummer Boy” is a popular Christmas song, but under what other name is it known?
  2. The lyrics of “O Come, All Ye Faithful” were originally written in which language?
  3. What is the more common name for the Christmas song whose original title is “Cantique de Noël”?
  4. Which traditional Christmas carol was composed by Franz Xaver Gruber to lyrics by Joseph Mohr?
  5. “Good King Wenceslas” is a carol based on the life of a king from which country?
  6. “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing” had its lyrics written by Charles Wesley. Who composed the music?
  7. What is the original English title of “Stille Nacht,” one of the world’s most beloved carols?
  8. The carol “God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen” was first published in which century?
  9. “The First Noel” is thought to have originated from which country?
  10. What is the oldest known Christmas carol still sung today?

Classic Hits Christmas Music Trivia Answers

  1. Thanksgiving
  2. Best-selling single of all time
  3. Austria
  4. Meet Me in St. Louis
  5. Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree
  6. Reginald Fessenden
  7. White Christmas
  8. The Lemon Drop Kid
  9. Adeste Fideles
  10. World War II

Lyrics and Lines Quiz: Finish the Lyrics Answers

  1. Nose
  2. Parson Brown
  3. You
  4. Gliding in a one-horse open sleigh
  5. Christmas tree
  6. Delightful
  7. Me
  8. Know
  9. Coal
  10. Tonight

Emoji Guess the Christmas Music Trivia Quiz

  1. 🥁👦 – “The Little Drummer Boy”
  2. ⛪👫🌲🙏 – “O Come, All Ye Faithful”
  3. 🚶❄️⛄🧣 – “Winter Wonderland”
  4. 🎅👶 – “Santa Baby”
  5. 🎄🎉🇪🇸🎶 – “Feliz Navidad”
  6. 👼🎶📣 – “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing”
  7. 💋👩🎅🌲 – “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus”
  8. 1️⃣🎵 – “The First Noel”
  9. 👀⏳🌲 – “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas”
  10. 🌙🤫 – “Silent Night”
  11. 🎅🗺️ – “Santa Claus is Coming to Town”
  12. 🌏🎉 – “Joy to the World”
  13. 1️⃣2️⃣🎄 – “Twelve Days of Christmas”
  14. 🌟👶🐑 – “Away in a Manger”
  15. 🎄🕺🎸 – “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree”

Modern Christmas Favorites Quiz Answers

  1. Presents under the tree
  2. 1984
  3. Wrapped in Red
  4. Wonderful Christmastime
  5. *NSYNC
  6. Elton John
  7. 1957
  8. Darlene Love
  9. Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree
  10. Band Aid

Name That Carol – Challenging Edition Answers

  1. Winter Wonderland
  2. Silver Bells
  3. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
  4. Carol of the Bells
  5. It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year
  6. I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day
  7. Jingle Bells (second verse)
  8. The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)
  9. Good King Wenceslas
  10. It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

Christmas Songs in Pop Culture Answers

  1. “G.I. Blues”
  2. Thurl Ravenscroft
  3. “Christmas Is All Around”
  4. “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree”
  5. “Baby, It’s Cold Outside”
  6. “Christmas in Hollis” by Run-DMC
  7. “Jack’s Lament”
  8. “Hot Chocolate”
  9. “Mr. Brightside” by The Killers
  10. “Jingle Bell Rock”

Christmas Music from Around the World Quiz Answers

  1. José Feliciano
  2. George Michael
  3. France
  4. “Silent Night”
  5. Kylie Minogue
  6. United Kingdom
  7. Africa
  8. Ella Fitzgerald
  9. “O Come, All Ye Faithful”
  10. Ukraine

Rediscovering Traditional Carols Challenge Answers

  1. Carol of the Drum
  2. Latin
  3. O Holy Night
  4. Silent Night
  5. Bohemia
  6. Felix Mendelssohn
  7. Silent Night
  8. 18th Century
  9. England
  10. Jesus Refulsit Omnium (Jesus, Light of All the Nations)


As we conclude this delightful journey through the melodies and memories of Christmas music, it’s clear that these tunes are more than just notes and lyrics. They are the threads that weave together generations, embodying traditions, emotions, and shared experiences. From the reverent echoes of “Silent Night” to the lively jingles of “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree,” each song carries its own unique story and significance. They remind us of the warmth of family gatherings, the joy of gift-giving, and the spirit of love and togetherness that defines the holiday season. Whether it’s the nostalgic classics, the modern hits, or the sacred carols, Christmas music is a universal language that transcends cultures and borders, uniting us in celebration and reflection. As these melodies continue to fill our homes and hearts, they reaffirm the enduring magic of Christmas, a time when the world seems to pause in a collective embrace of peace, hope, and goodwill.