Printable Christmas Trivia Questions Answers & Games
How many of the following Christmas trivia facts did you know?
According to some sources, the “true love” mentioned in the song “Twelve Days of Christmas” does not refer to a romantic couple, but the Catholic Church’s code for God. The person who receives the gifts represents someone who has accepted that code. For example, the “partridge in a pear tree” represents Christ. The “two turtledoves” represent the Old and New Testaments.
The traditional three colors of Christmas are green, red, and gold. Green has long been a symbol of life and rebirth; red symbolizes the blood of Christ, and gold represents light as well as wealth and royalty.
Christmas trees usually grow for about 15 years before they are ready to be sold.
The world’s largest Christmas stocking measured 106 feet and 9 inches (32.56 m) long and 49 feet and 1 inch (14.97 m) wide. It weighed as much as five reindeer and held almost 1,000 presents. It was made by the Children’s Society in London on December 14, 2007.
Early illustrations of St. Nicholas depict him as stern, commanding, and holding a birch rod. He was more a symbol of discipline and punishment than the jolly, overweight elf children know today.
President Teddy Roosevelt, an environmentalist, banned Christmas trees from the White House in 1912.
It is estimated that the single “White Christmas” by Irving Berlin is the best selling single of all time, with over 100 million sales worldwide.
Approximately 30-35 million real (living) Christmas trees are sold each year in the U.S.
The earliest known Christmas tree decorations were apples. At Christmastime, medieval actors would use apples to decorate paradise trees (usually fir trees) during “Paradise Plays,” which were plays depicting Adam and Eve’s creation and fall.
Many parts of the Christmas tree can actually be eaten, with the needles being a good source of Vitamin C.
The movie, “It’s a Wonderful Life” appears on TV more often than any other holiday movie.
You would receive 364 presents if you were to receive every gift listed on the “The Twelve Days of Christmas” song.
Do not eat a Holly berry, they are poisonous.
The song “Jingle Bells” was first written for Thanksgiving but become popular around Christmas time.
The word Christmas is Old English and comes from the term, “Christ’s Mass”.
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