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A Bumper Christmas Quiz

General Christmas Music Knowledge:

  • In the song "Jingle Bells," what is it that is fun to ride in a one-horse open sleigh?

  • Who sang the classic "White Christmas"?

  • What is the title of the famous Christmas song featuring the lyrics "Chestnuts roasting on an open fire"?

  • In the song "Feliz Navidad," what does Jose Feliciano want to wish you?

  • Who wrote the song "All I Want for Christmas Is You"?

Christmas Carol Lyrics:

  • Finish the lyrics: "Deck the halls with boughs of ______."

  • What comes next in the lyrics of "Silent Night": "Silent night, holy night, all is calm, all is ______"?

  • In "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer," what is the name of Rudolph's shiny nose?

  • Complete the lyrics: "You better watch out, you better not cry, you better not pout, I'm telling you why..."

  • In the song "Winter Wonderland," what do we pretend the snowman is?

Christmas Movie Soundtracks:

  • What song does Buddy the Elf sing in the bathroom in the movie "Elf"?

  • Which song plays during the opening credits of "A Charlie Brown Christmas"?

  • In the movie "Home Alone," what song does Kevin use to scare away the burglars?

  • What is the title of the song that plays during the Grinch's sleigh ride down the mountain in the animated version of "How the Grinch Stole Christmas"?

  • In "The Polar Express," what is the name of the magical train?

Christmas Around the World:

  • What is the traditional Christmas song in Germany that translates to "O Christmas Tree"?

  • In what language was "O Holy Night" originally written?

  • Which country is the carol "Fum, Fum, Fum" from?

  • What is the Australian Christmas carol that describes Santa wearing shorts and a Hawaiian shirt?

  • In Mexico, what is traditionally broken during Christmas celebrations?

Name That Tune:

  • Identify the Christmas song with the lyrics: "I'm dreaming of a white Christmas, just like the ones I used to know."

  • Name the song with the line: "Last Christmas, I gave you my heart, but the very next day, you gave it away."

  • Recognise the tune with the lyrics: "It's the most wonderful time of the year."

  • Identify the song that begins with the line: "You better not shout, you better not cry, you better not pout, I'm telling you why."

  • Name the Christmas song that starts with "Chestnuts roasting on an open fire..."

Christmas Pop Hits:

  • Who released the song "Santa Tell Me"?

  • Which pop artist sings "Mistletoe"?

  • What is the title of the modern Christmas song by Ariana Grande that features her singing with her ex-boyfriend?

  • In the song "Do They Know It's Christmas?" by Band Aid, who sings the famous opening line?

  • Who performed "Happy Xmas (War Is Over)" along with Yoko Ono?

Instrumental Christmas Music:

  • What is the name of the famous instrumental Christmas song often played on a piano that starts with "Linus and Lucy"?

  • Identify the instrumental piece that is commonly associated with ice skating and is featured in many Christmas movies.

  • In the Nutcracker Suite, which dance is often performed to represent the Sugar Plum Fairy?

  • What is the name of the instrumental Christmas song with the word "bells" in the title?

  • Which musician is famous for his rendition of "Carol of the Bells" on guitar?

Christmas Duets and Collaborations:

  • Who duets with Bing Crosby in "Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy"?

  • In the song "Baby, It's Cold Outside," who typically sings the female part in duets?

  • Which duo collaborated on the song "Wonderful Christmastime"?

  • Name the artists who sing "The Prayer," a popular Christmas duet.

  • In "Do They Know It's Christmas?" by Band Aid, who sings the line "And the Christmas bells that ring there are the clanging chimes of doom"?

Christmas Song Origins:

  • Who wrote "O Holy Night"?

  • What inspired James Lord Pierpont to write "Jingle Bells"?

  • In which century did the Christmas carol "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing" originate?

  • What inspired the writing of "The Little Drummer Boy"?

  • Who wrote "Auld Lang Syne," a song often associated with New Year's Eve?

Christmas Funk and Soul:

  • Name the funk band behind the song "Christmas Wrapping."

  • Which soul singer recorded the album "Soulful Christmas" in 1968?

  • In the Jackson 5's "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town," who's been checking his list?

  • Which funk band released the album "Christmas Party" in 2015?

  • Who sang "What Christmas Means to Me," a classic soulful Christmas song?


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