70 Winter Trivia Questions To Test Your Office

November 25, 2022
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As we approach the Holiday season, it's time to test your office trivia knowledge with these winter trivia questions. Whether you're planning a Holiday trivia activity for the office, or just trying to have some fun online, these trivia questions are sure to get everyone in the festive spirit. Test your friend's and co-workers' knowledge of Christmas Movies, Holiday Traditions, Winter Sports Trivia, Christmas Music, Winter Fun Facts, New Year’s Trivia, and Holiday Food. So, get right in and have some holiday trivia fun!

Christmas Movies:

Trivia Question # 1: In Home Alone, where were the McCallister's going when they left Kevin behind? (Answer: Paris)

Trivia Question # 2: In the movie It’s a Wonderful Life, what happens every time a bell rings? (Answer: An angel gets its wings)

Trivia Question # 3: In the movie Elf, what was the first rule of the code of elves? (Answer: Treat every day like Christmas)

Trivia Question # 4: What is the name of the main villain in A Nightmare Before Christmas? (Answer: Oogie Boogie)

Trivia Question # 5: What was the highest-grossing Christmas movie of all time? (Answer: Home Alone)

Trivia Question # 6: In the movie Rudolph the Red-Nose Reindeer, what was the name of Rudolph’s elf friend? (Answer: Hermey)

Trivia Question # 7: What Christmas carol is sung at the end of A Charlie Brown Christmas? (Answer: Hark! The Herald Angels Sing)

Trivia Question # 8: What is the name of the Grinch’s dog? (Answer: Max)

Trivia Question # 9: Which actor played six different roles in The Polar Express? (Answer: Tom Hanks)

Trivia Question # 10: Which famous action movie is often thought of as a Christmas movie? (Answer: Die Hard)

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Holiday Traditions:

Trivia Question # 11: Which country did eggnog come from? (Answer: England)

Trivia Question # 12: What are you supposed to do when you find yourself under the mistletoe? (Answer: Kiss)

Trivia Question # 13: Which country started the tradition of putting up a Christmas Tree? (Answer: Germany)

Trivia Question # 14: What holiday candy was shaped to resemble a shepherd's staff? (Answer: Candy cane)

Trivia Question # 15: What is the most popular time to attend church on Christmas? (Answer: Midnight)

Trivia Question # 16: What items are traditionally left out for Santa on Christmas Eve? (Answer: Milk and cookies)

Trivia Question # 17: What real-life person is Santa Claus based on? (Answer: The Christian bishop St. Nicholas)

Trivia Question # 18: According to Austrian folklore, what horned figure punishes naughty children during the holiday season?  (Answer: Krampus)

Trivia Question # 19: In Russia, children are not given presents on Christmas Day but on which other day? (Answer: New Year’s Day)

Trivia Question # 20: What Christmas-themed ballet premiered in St. Petersburg, Russia, in 1892? (Answer: The Nutcracker)

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Winter Sports Trivia:

Trivia Question # 21: Where was the first Winter Olympics held? (Answer: Chamonix, France)

Trivia Question # 22: How many athletes have won medals at both the Winter and Summer Olympics? (Answer: Five)

Trivia Question # 23: What term is used to describe the person participating in luge? (Answer: Slider)

Trivia Question # 24: Which state has the most ski resorts? (Answer: New York)

Trivia Question # 25: How much does a one-day pass to Aspen ski resort cost? (Answer: $189)

Trivia Question # 26: Who was the world’s youngest Olympic skier? (Answer: Seba Johnson, age 14)

Trivia Question # 27: What is the name of the dogsled race that goes from Anchorage to Nome in early March? (Answer: The Iditarod)

Trivia Question # 28: In what year did the first official sled race take place? (Answer: 1883)

Trivia Question # 29: How fast can world-record-holding speed skater Kjed Nuis skate? (Answer: 103 kph)

Trivia Question # 30: What is the first city in the world to host both the Summer and Winter Olympics? (Answer: Beijing)

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Christmas Music:

Trivia Question # 31: What was Frosty the Snowman’s nose made out of? (Answer: A button)

Trivia Question # 32: What color Christmas does Elvis Presley have in his famous song? (Answer: Blue Christmas)

Trivia Question # 33: According to the song, what was given to the true love on the eighth day of Christmas? (Answer: Eight maids a milking)

Trivia Question # 34: How many gifts in total were given during the “Twelve Days of Christmas?” (Answer: 364)

Trivia Question # 35: What is the best-selling Christmas song ever? (Answer: “White Christmas” by Bing Crosby)

Trivia Question # 36: What popular Christmas song was actually written for Thanksgiving? (Answer: Jingle Bells)

Trivia Question # 37: What was the original title of “The Little Drummer Boy?” (Answer: “Carol of the Drum”)

Trivia Question # 38: In the song “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch,” what is his brain full of? (Answer: Black spiders)

Trivia Question # 39: What year was “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” originally recorded? (Answer: 1963)

Trivia Question # 40: How old was Brenda Lee when she recorded the song “Rockin’ around the Christmas Tree?” (Answer: 13)

Winter Fun Facts:

Trivia Question # 41: What is the shortest day of the year called? (Answer: Winter Solstice)

Trivia Question # 42: What is the lowest temperature ever recorded in the United States? (Answer: -80 F)

Trivia Question # 43: What is the fear of snow called? (Answer: Chionophobia)

Trivia Question # 44: How many sides does a snowflake have? (Answer: six sides)

Trivia Question # 45: What is the snowiest city in the world? (Answer: Aomori City in Japan)

Trivia Question # 46: What is the famous Russian fur hat worn in the winter called? (Answer: Ushanka)

Trivia Question # 47: Which US President was a big fan of hot chocolate? (Answer: Thomas Jefferson)

Trivia Question # 48: Which US State has the most snow days per year? (Answer: Alaska)

Trivia Question # 49: What animal freezes solid in the winter, and then thaws when it warms back up? (Answer: Wood frog)

Trivia Question # 50: How much warmer can the inside of an igloo be compared to the outside air? (Answer: 70 degrees warmer)

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New Year’s Trivia:

Trivia Question # 51: When was the first New Year’s Eve ball drop in Times Square? (Answer: 1907)

Trivia Question # 52: What was the most popular New Year’s resolution in 2020? (Answer: To exercise more)

Trivia Question # 53: The Dutch believe that eating what on New Year’s will bring good luck? (Answer: Donuts)

Trivia Question # 54: January gets its name from what Roman God? (Answer: Janus, the god of doors and gates)

Trivia Question # 55: How many glasses of champagne are consumed on New Year’s eve? (Answer: 360 million)

Trivia Question # 56: Smashing a peppermint version of what animal is thought to bring good luck? (Answer: Pig)

Trivia Question # 57: How many versions of the Times Square New Year’s Eve ball have there been to date? (Answer: Seven)

Trivia Question # 58: What is the name of the poet who recorded the New Year’s ballad “Aud Lang Syne?” (Answer: Robert Burns)

Trivia Question # 59: In what ancient country were eggs given as gifts on New Year’s Day? (Answer: Persia)

Trivia Question # 60: What percentage of Americans make a New Year’s Resolution? (Answer: 45%)

Happy New Year ornament on tree

Holiday Food:

Trivia Question # 61: What fast food restaurant is popular in Japan on Christmas? (Answer: KFC)

Trivia Question # 62: In what country did the tradition of decorating gingerbread houses start? (Answer: Germany)

Trivia Question # 63: What makes up the filling of mince pies? (Answer: Sweet fruits and sugar)

Trivia Question # 64: What does Buddy the Elf make for breakfast in “Elf?” (Answer: Spaghetti topped with pop tarts)

Trivia Question # 65: What does the song “We Wish you a Merry Christmas” ask you to bring? (Answer: Figgy Pudding)

Trivia Question # 66: What day is National Eggnog Day? (Answer: December 24th)

Trivia Question # 67: What is the name of the traditional sweet fruit bread from Germany? (Answer: Stollen)

Trivia Question # 68: Which Christmas dish is most popular in the Philippines? (Answer: Lechon)

Trivia Question # 69: What part of a Christmas tree can be used to make tea? (Answer: The pine needles)

Trivia Question # 70: What is the most popular flavor of chocolate Santa? (Answer: milk chocolate)

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We hope you enjoyed these Winter trivia questions and learned something new about the Holiday season. If you want to set up a Winter Trivia event for your office, but would rather skip the work of putting it together, then check out our Winter Wonderland Trivia, where we run the whole event for you. Contact Ryptic Team Building to learn more.

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