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Holiday Trivia Questions 2023


Celebrate Christmas and Thanksgiving with our fun Holiday Trivia Questions 2023 created for a family quiz night.

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These questions should provide a unique and engaging Thanksgiving and Christmas quiz for your audience to enjoy.

Holiday Trivia Questions 2023


  1. What year was the first Thanksgiving celebrated by the Pilgrims and Wampanoag Native Americans in Plymouth Colony?

  2. In the song Frosty the Snowman, what is Frosty's nose made of?

  3. Which Native American chief is said to have played a key role in the success of the first Thanksgiving feast?

  4. What is the name of the main character in Charles Dickens' 'A Christmas Carol'?

  5. In the United States, Thanksgiving is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of which month?

  6. In which country is it a tradition to celebrate St. Lucia's Day with a procession of girls wearing candles on their heads?

  7. What is the traditional main dish of a Thanksgiving meal in the United States?

  8. What is the highest-grossing Christmas movie of all time?

  9. Which U.S. president is often credited with establishing Thanksgiving as a national holiday in 1863?

  10. Which plant is often associated with Christmas and is used as a decoration, with red and green varieties?

  1. What is the term for the shopping day following Thanksgiving, known for major discounts and sales?

  2. What is the traditional Christmas dessert in England, often consisting of a fruitcake with marzipan and icing?

  3. In the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, which famous character serves as the parade's official mascot?

  4. Who wrote the famous poem The Night Before Christmas, describing Santa Claus and his reindeer?

  5. Which American football teams traditionally compete in the Thanksgiving Day NFL games in the United States?

  6. In the story The Polar Express, what item does the young boy receive as the first gift of Christmas from Santa Claus?

  7. Which state holds an annual turkey pardoning ceremony at the White House, where the president spares a turkey from becoming Thanksgiving dinner?

  8. The Italian-American Christmas Eve tradition is known as the Feast of the Seven what?

  9. When do Canadians celebrate Thanksgiving?

  10. According to the Bible, what three gifts did the wise men (Magi) bring to the baby Jesus?