25 Christmas Music Trivia Quiz Questions and Answers

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Test your knowledge of the tunes of the holiday season with our Christmas Music Trivia Quiz.

It’s undeniable that Christmas songs have become an integral part of the festive atmosphere for many.

So, whether you’re a die-hard fan of classic carols, a chart-topping hit enthusiast, or simply someone looking to impress your friends and family with your newfound musical wisdom, this quiz is for you. 

We’ll cover the essentials from timeless classics to record-breaking hits.

This music quiz has five rounds, with five questions in each round, adding up to a total of 25 points.

To play, simply scroll down to the bottom of this guide to find instructions for our Christmas song quiz and answers- feel free to use this to build your own.

Plus, we’ve provided answers to the questions at the end for you to check how well you did, as well as interesting facts you can share with your friends- if you’d like to buy us a coffee to say thanks, we appreciate it!  

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Free Christmas Music Trivia Quiz Questions

Easy Christmas Music Quiz Questions Round

Let’s start easy in the first round.

The following Christmas music quiz questions will test your familiarity on the basic facts of common holiday tunes and their artists.

1. Which Christmas song starts with a list of all of Santa’s Reindeer?

  • Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
  • White Christmas
  • Santa Claus is Coming to Town
  • Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree

2. In what year was Mariah Carey’s Christmas hit, “All I Want for Christmas Is You” released?

  • 1990
  • 1989
  • 1994
  • 1999

3. In what year was Elvis’ Christmas album released?

  • 1955
  • 1957
  • 1960
  • 1961

4. Which Christmas song was featured as a talent show performance in the hit movie Mean Girls?

  • Santa Baby
  • Deck the Halls
  • White Christmas
  • Jingle Bell Rock

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5. In the Christmas hit, Last Christmas, who does the singer give his heart to?

  • Santa
  • His Christmas Sweetheart
  • Someone Special
  • His New Year Bride

Christmas Number One’s Quiz Questions Round

Get ready to test your knowledge of chart-toppers in the second round of our Christmas song trivia questions and answers

Discover which festive hits ruled the charts and who performed them during the holiday season.

1. Which number one Christmas hit was released in 1984 as a way to raise money for the famine in Ethiopia?

  • Do they Know it’s Christmas?
  • Last Christmas
  • Stay Another Day
  • Christmas is Everywhere

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2. Wham! released which Christmas hit in 1986?

  • All I want for Christmas is You
  • XMAS/War is Over
  • Last Christmas
  • Merry Christmas Baby

3. Which Mariah Carey Christmas hit is the top-grossing Christmas song of all time?

  • Last Christmas
  • Jingle Bell Rock
  • Do they Know it’s Christmas?
  • All I Want for Christmas is You

4. What rock group performed the Christmas hit “Christmas Eve/Sarajevo 12/24”?

  • Trans-Siberian Orchestra
  • Wham!
  • Live Aide
  • The Ronettes

5. Which English pop group has held the most number one spots on the Billboard during Christmas, despite not having many Christmas songs?

  • Wham!
  • Queen
  • The Beatles
  • Black Sabbath

Christmas Classics Music Quiz Questions Round

It’s time to explore the iconic melodies of the season that have stood the test of time in the third round of our Christmas music trivia questions and answers

Can you recall the artists and songs that have become an integral part of the holiday tradition?

Let’s find out!

1. Which Christmas classic was first released in 1857?

  • Jingle Bells
  • White Christmas
  • Last Christmas
  • Frosty the Snowman

2.  Which Christmas classic was performed for the first time in Salzburg in the year 1818 and has since been translated into 300 languages?

  • Jingle Bells
  • Silent Night
  • White Christmas
  • Winter Wonderland

3. In the classic Christmas song, “The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don’t Be Late)”, what does Alvin want for Christmas?

  • World Peace
  • A Hula Hoop
  • A Bicycle
  • A New Microphone

4. How many total gifts does the singer receive in “12 Days of Christmas”?

  • 12
  • 100
  • 166
  • 364

5. Although made popular by Frank Sinatra, who originally recorded the song “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”?

  • Judy Garland
  • Bing Crosby
  • Brenda Lee
  • Johnny Burnette

Christmas Carols Music Quiz Questions Round

Prepare for another musical challenge with our Christmas carols quiz questions and answers.

Whether you’re a caroling enthusiast or just enjoy the melodies of the holidays, this round will put your expertise to the test with the following songs, their history, and record-breaking moments.

1. In what year was the Christmas carol, “We Wish You a Merry Christmas” first performed?

  • 1950
  • 1945
  • 1935
  • 1930

2. Which Christmas carol, performed by Bing Crosby, depicts a stroll through a snowy night?

  • White Christmas
  • Winter Wonderland
  • A Christmas Stroll
  • Last Christmas 

3. In what year was “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” recorded?

  • 1955
  • 1956
  • 1961
  • 1963

4. Which Christmas carol holds the record for being the most covered Christmas song of all time?

  • Jungle Bells
  • Frosty the Snowman
  • Silent Night
  • The Christmas Song

5. Which Christmas carol holds the record for being published in the most Christmas Hymnals?

  • Joy to the World
  • Silent Night
  • O Holy Night
  • The First Noel 

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Christmas Lyrics Quiz Questions Round

It’s the last round of our Christmas songs quiz questions and answers.

In this section, match the provided lyrics with the correct song that they appear in.

1. “Decorations of red on a green Christmas tree. Won’t be the same, dear, if you’re not here with me”

  • Blue Christmas
  • White Christmas
  • Rocking Around the Christmas Tree
  • Jingle Bell Rock

2. “Here we are as in olden days happy golden days of yore, faithful friends who are dear to us to gather near to us once more”

  • Winter Wonderland
  • White Christmas
  • Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
  • It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

3. “Oh ho the mistletoe hung where you can see; Somebody waits for you; Kiss her once for me”

  • A Holly Jolly Christmas
  • Jingle Bell Rock
  • Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree
  • White Christmas

4. “’Tis the season to be jolly, Fa la la la la la la la! Don we now our gay apparel, Fa la la la la la la la! Troll the ancient Yuletide carol, Fa la la la la la la la!”

  • A Holly Jolly Christmas
  • Winter Wonderland
  • Deck the Halls
  • Jingle Bells

5. “Vixen and Blitzen and all his reindeer Pullin’ on the reins Bells are ringin’, children singin’ All is merry and bright”

  • Santa Claus is Coming to Town
  • Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
  • Winter Wonderland
  • Here Comes Santa Claus

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Christmas Music Trivia Quiz Answers

The correct answers for this Xmas music quiz are highlighted in bold.

You can also find some holiday music trivia thrown in between.

Easy Christmas Music Quiz Answers

1. Which Christmas song starts with a list of all of Santa’s Reindeer?

  • Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
  • White Christmas
  • Santa Claus is Coming to Town
  • Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree

2. In what year was Mariah Carey’s Christmas hit, “All I Want for Christmas Is You” released?

  • 1990
  • 1989
  • 1994
  • 1999

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3. In what year was Elvis’ Christmas album released?

  • 1955
  • 1957
  • 1960
  • 1961

4. Which Christmas song was featured as a talent show performance in the hit movie Mean Girls?

  • Santa Baby
  • Deck the Halls
  • White Christmas
  • Jingle Bell Rock

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5. In the Christmas hit, Last Christmas, who does the singer give his heart to?

  • Santa
  • His Christmas Sweetheart
  • Someone Special
  • His New Year Bride

Christmas Number One’s Quiz Answers

1. Which number one Christmas hit was released in 1984 as a way to raise money for the famine in Ethiopia?

  • Do they Know it’s Christmas?
  • Last Christmas
  • Stay Another Day
  • Christmas is Everywhere

2. Wham! released which Christmas hit in 1986?

  • All I want for Christmas is You
  • XMAS/War is Over
  • Last Christmas
  • Merry Christmas Baby

3. Which Mariah Carey Christmas hit is the top-grossing Christmas song of all time?

  • Last Christmas
  • Jingle Bell Rock
  • Do they Know it’s Christmas?
  • All I Want for Christmas is You

4. What rock group performed the Christmas hit “Christmas Eve/Sarajevo 12/24”?

  • Trans-Siberian Orchestra
  • Wham
  • Live Aide
  • The Ronettes

5. Which English pop group has held the most number one spots on the Billboard during Christmas, despite not having many Christmas songs?

  • Wham!
  • Queen
  • The Beatles
  • Black Sabbath

Christmas Classics Music Quiz Answers

1. Which Christmas classic was first released in 1857?

  • Jingle Bells
  • White Christmas
  • Last Christmas
  • Frosty the Snowman

2.  Which Christmas classic was performed for the first time in Salzburg in the year 1818 and has since been translated into 300 languages?

  • Jingle Bells
  • Silent Night
  • White Christmas
  • Winter Wonderland

3. In the classic Christmas song, “The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don’t Be Late)”, what does Alvin want for Christmas?

  • World Peace
  • A Hula Hoop
  • A Bicycle
  • A New Microphone

4. How many total gifts does the singer receive in “12 Days of Christmas”?

  • 12
  • 100
  • 166
  • 364

5. Although made popular by Frank Sinatra, who originally recorded the song “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”?

  • Judy Garland
  • Bing Crosby
  • Brenda Lee
  • Johnny Burnette

Christmas Music Trivia: The song originally premiered in the MGM musical movie “Meet Me in St. Louis’’.

Christmas Carols Music Quiz Answers

1. In what year was the Christmas carol, “We Wish You a Merry Christmas” first performed?

  • 1950
  • 1945
  • 1935
  • 1930

2. Which Christmas carol, performed by Bing Crosby, depicts a stroll through a snowy night?

  • White Christmas
  • Winter Wonderland
  • A Christmas Stroll
  • Last Christmas

3. In what year was “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” recorded?

  • 1955
  • 1956
  • 1961
  • 1963

4. Which Christmas carol holds the record for being the most covered Christmas song of all time?

  • Jungle Bells
  • Frosty the Snowman
  • Silent Night
  • The Christmas Song

5. Which Christmas carol holds the record for being published in the most Christmas Hymnals?

  • Joy to the World
  • Silent Night
  • O Holy Night
  • The First Noel

Christmas Music Trivia: Joy to the World has been published in over 1400 different hymnals during the 20th century, making it the most published Christmas hymn in North America.

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Christmas Lyrics Quiz Answers

Match the provided lyrics with the correct song that they appear in.

1. “Decorations of red on a green Christmas tree. Won’t be the same, dear, if you’re not here with me”

  • Blue Christmas
  • White Christmas
  • Rocking Around the Christmas Tree
  • Jingle Bell Rock

2. “Here we are as in olden days happy golden days of yore, faithful friends who are dear to us to gather near to us once more”

  • Winter Wonderland
  • White Christmas
  • Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
  • It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

3. “Oh ho the mistletoe hung where you can see; Somebody waits for you; Kiss her once for me”

  • A Holly Jolly Christmas
  • Jingle Bell Rock
  • Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree
  • White Christmas

4. “’Tis the season to be jolly, Fa la la la la la la la! Don we now our gay apparel, Fa la la la la la la la! Troll the ancient Yuletide carol, Fa la la la la la la la!”

  • A Holly Jolly Christmas
  • Winter Wonderland
  • Deck the Halls
  • Jingle Bells

5. “Vixen and Blitzen and all his reindeer Pullin’ on the reins Bells are ringin’, children singin’ All is merry and bright”

  • Santa Claus is Coming to Town
  • Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
  • Winter Wonderland
  • Here Comes Santa Claus

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