65 Jolly Santa Claus Trivia Questions with Answers

Last Updated on May 28, 2022 by Michele Tripple

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Ready to test your knowledge of everything Santa Claus? Then you will want to grab these Santa Claus Trivia Questions to see who knows the most about Jolly Old Saint Nicholas. 

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It’s that time of year for parties and gatherings! We love to have a bunch of Christmas Trivia questions on hand for our game nights and parties to help break the ice! Lately you all have been raving about our Christmas Movie Trivia, but we thought it would be fun to test how much you and your guests know about Santa Claus with these fun Santa Claus Trivia questions.

Benefits of Trivia

Trivia games are perfect for kids and adults of all ages! The help test your knowldge, help improve memory, and teach how to be a good winnner. Not only that, but the whole time you are having fun playing you are learning every step of the way!

How to Play Santa Claus Trivia

There are many ways you can play Santa Claus trivia! Just download and print out the trivia cards. Once all the cards are printed, the reader will read the first card. You can choose to have players buzz in to see who gets the answer right first, or you can give everyone whiteboards or slips of paper to write down their answer. Anyone who gets it right gets a point/ The person that scores the most points wins.

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Best Santa Claus Trivia Questions

Q: What year was Santa born?

A: 270 AD.
Santa Claus Trivia Questions: What year was Santa born? A: 270 AD. on a green background

Q: What soft drink company was the first to use Santa Claus in its advertising?

A: White Rock Beverages.

Q: St. Nicholas is the patron saint of _______.

A: Sailors, children, wolves, and pawnbrokers.

Q: Who did santa bring back to life?

A: A melted Frosty.

Q: In what two countries is Santa known as “Pere Noel”?

A: France and Belgium.

Q: What is Santa called in the United Kingdom (Great Britain, England)?

A: Father Christmas.

Q: What Did Ralphie Want Santa Claus To Bring Him In The 1983 Movie “A Christmas Story?”

A: A Red Ryder BB Gun.

Q: What do they call Santa Claus in Italy?

A: Babbo Natale.

Q: Why did Santa Claus need Rudolph to guide his sleigh on Christmas eve?

A: It was too foggy and Santa needed the light from Rudolph’s nose to see.

Q: In what decade did NORAD (North American Aerospace Defense Command) first track Santa on Christmas eve?

A: 1955
Santa Claus Trivia Questions: In what decade did NORAD (North American Aerospace Defense Command) first track Santa on Christmas eve? A: 1955 on a green background

Q: How many churches are dedicated to St. Nicholas?

A: More than 2,000 churches.

Q: What do Swedish children leave for Santa Claus?

A: Coffee.

Q: According to Clement Clarke Moore’s “A Visit From St. Nicholas“, Santa is ______.

A: A jolly old elf.

Q: What does Santa tell Ralphie when he asks for a Red Ryder BB Gun In A Christmas Story?

A: “You’ll shoot your eye out.”

Q: What country was the original Santa Claus from?

A: Turkey.

Q: What is the original name of the 1822 poem “‘Twas The Night Before Christmas?”

A: “A Visit from St. Nicholas”.

Q: Who wrote the poem “‘Twas The Night Before Christmas?”

Clement Moore.

Q: What beverage company started to use Santa Claus in its advertising in 1931 and has continued to do so ever since?

A: Coca-Cola.

Q: How many reindeer does Santa have?

A:Nine

Q: What are the names of the original eight reindeer that pull Santa’s sleigh?

A: Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, and Blitzen.
Santa Claus Trivia Questions: What are the names of the original eight reindeer that pull Santa’s sleigh? A: Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, and Blitzen. on a red background

Q: One foggy Christmas eve, Santa needed help guiding his sleigh through the stormy night. Who did he ask for help?

A: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer!

Q: What is Santa’s name in Holland?

A: Saint Nicholas.

Q: When scientists created a facial reconstruction of St. Nicholas, what did they discover?

A: A broken nose.

Q: On what street did Santa’s miracle take place? 

A: Miracle on 34th Street.

Q: Where was Mommy when she kissed Santa Claus?

A: Underneath the mistletoe.

Q: In the 2003 Christmas film Elf, where does Santa’s sleigh crash?

A: Central Park.

Q: In early illustrations of Santa Claus, what is he often holding?

A: A birch rod.

Q: What was the name of the movie where Tim Allen becomes Santa Claus?

A: The Santa Clause.

Q: Frank Baum not only wrote the book The Wizard of Oz, but he also wrote a book about Santa Claus.

A: What is the name of that book? The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus.

Q: What is the special gift that Santa Claus leaves under the tree for the main character in Chris Van Allsburg’s The Polar Express?

A: The bell that had fallen out of the boy’s pocket.
Santa Claus Trivia Questions: What is the special gift that Santa Claus leaves under the tree for the main character in Chris Van Allsburg’s The Polar Express?  A: The bell that had fallen out of the boy’s pocket.  on a red background

Q: Who had the biggest hit of her career with the song Santa Baby in 1953?

A: Eartha Kitt.

Q: Where are two U.S. states that have a town named Santa Claus?

A: Indiana and Georgia.

Q: Who sang the original song “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” in 1947?

A: Gene Autry.

Q: What was the first name of the little girl who wrote to The New York Sun newspaper asking if there really is a Santa Claus?

A: Virginia.

Q: What agency officially tracks Santa Claus as he travels across the globe on December 24th?

A: NORAD (North American Aerospace Defense Command).

Q: Where does Santa Claus live?

A: In the North Pole.

Q: Many countries celebrate St. Nicholas Day on what day of the year?

A: December 6th.

Q: Where is St. Nicholas buried?

A: Southern Italy.

Q: How many times does Santa check his list?

A: Twice.

Q: Which Norse god do some historians believe the Santa Claus legend evolved from?

A: Odin.
Santa Claus Trivia Questions: Which Norse god do some historians believe the Santa Claus legend evolved from? A: Odin. on a green background

Q: In A Visit from St. Nicholas, what is Santa Claus wearing?

A: Fur.

Q: What does Santa give the naughty children for Christmas?

A: A lump of coal.

Q: What country owns the record for the largest gathering of Santas?

A: On December 27, 2014, 18,112 Santas gathered in Thrissur, Kerala, India.

Q: What does Santa’s belly shake like?

A: A bowl full of jelly.

Q: What are the two other most popular names for Santa Claus?

A: Kris Kringle and Saint Nick

Q: Which real-life person is Santa Claus based on?

A: The Christian bishop St. Nicholas

Q: Which one of Santa’s reindeer has the same name as another holiday mascot?

A: Cupid

Q: Three of Santa’s reindeer’s names begin with the letter “D.” What are those names?

A: Dancer, Dasher, and Donner

Q: What do we leave out for Santa on Christmas Eve? 

A: Milk and cookies

Q: Who tries to stop Christmas from coming by stealing all things related to Christmas from the Whos? 

A: The Grinch
Santa Claus Trivia Questions: Who tries to stop Christmas from coming by stealing all things related to Christmas from the Whos?  A: The Grinch on a green background

Q: Santa Claus is mainly a mix of what two figures? 

A: Saint Nicholas and Father Christmas

Q: In the 1974 TV special The Year Without a Santa Claus, why doesn’t Santa deliver presents?

A: Santa Claus wakes up with a cold sometime before Christmas. His doctor, who thinks nobody cares about him anymore, advises him to make some changes to his routine, so Santa decides to take a holiday instead of delivering gifts.

Q: How fast would Santa’s sleigh have to travel to deliver presents to all the children in the world?

A: About six million miles per hour, as reported in the Telegraph.

True or false: There was once a real-life Santa Claus.

A: True! The Christian bishop Saint Nicholas was the inspiration behind the jolly man we all know and love.

Q: What is Santa’s wife called?

A: Mrs. Claus

Q: What is Santa’s address? 

A: Santa Claus. North Pole

Q: What do they call Santa in Germany?

A: Weihnachtsmann

Q: What do they call Santa in China?

A: Shengdan Laoren

Q: How many children is Santa said to deliver gifts to on Christmas Eve?

A: 526,000,000

Q: Santa keeps two lists of children – what are they?

A: Naughty and nice
Santa Claus Trivia Questions: Santa keeps two lists of children – what are they? A: Naughty and nice on a green background

Q: What postcode do people in Finland use to write to Santa Claus? 

A: 99999

True or false: Canada gave Santa Claus his own postcode H0H 0H0, so children can send him letters.

A: True

Q: What do people traditionally leave out for Santa’s reindeer on Christmas Eve?

A: Carrots

Q: What do the Dutch call Santa?

A: Sinterklaas

Q: In the United States, where do all the letters addressed to Santa go?

A: They end up at a small post office in Santa Claus, Indiana, where every letter with a return address will receive a reply, handwritten by the postmaster or one of his many “elf” volunteers. 

Do you have some favorite Santa Claus trivia questions that you love? Share them in the comments so we can add them to the list!

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