The Ultimate Christmas Carols Quiz

Do you love a classic Christmas Carol? This Christmas Quiz features old and new festive carols, singers, release dates, lyrics and more and is perfect for those who love Christmas music and want some Quiz-Mas fun!

This Quiz has 50 Christmas carol trivia questions which you can answer online as the answers are hidden, alternatively, you can print off our free PDF from the bottom of this page.

Round 1

1 – ‘O Holy Night’ was originally written as a poem in which year – 1847 or 1857?

2 – English poet Christina Rossetti wrote which Christmas Carol around 1872?

4 – In which year was ‘O Come O Come Emmanuel’ first translated to English – 1861 or 1863?

5 – Silent Night was written by Austrian priest Joseph Mohr in which year – 1808 or 1818?

6 – ‘Once in Royal David’s City’ was composed in which year – 1848 or 1858?

7 – In which year was ‘Away in A Manger’ composed – 1883 or 1885?

8 -‘See Amid the Winters Snow’ was first published in which year – 1858 or 1878?

9 – ‘O Little Town of Bethlehem’ was written by Phillips Brooks in which year – 1864 or 1868?

10 – In which year was ‘O Come all ye Faithful’ composed – 1841 or 1843?

Round 2

1 – Silent Night was originally written in German – True or False?

2 -O Come, All Ye Faithful originally had 3 verses – True or False?

3 – Christmas carols are mainly based on Jesus & when he was born – True or False?

4 – The traditional period to sing carols is from 21 December to 24 December – True or False?

5 –¬†Christmas Carols were once banned – True or False?

6 – The first instrument to ever play the carol ‘Silent Night’ was the piano – True or False?

7 – ‘The first Noel’ is a Christmas Carol with Cornish Origins – True or False?

8 – In ‘The Holly & The Ivy’ Holly was thought to be male and Ivy female in Pagan times – True or False?

9 – ‘Little Donkey’ describes the journey of Jesus to Nazareth – True or False?

10 – ‘Good King Wenceslas’ is a Christmas carol that tells a story of a Bohemian king – True or False?

Round 3

1 – Finish the lyrics “O holy night, the stars are”?

2 – Finish the lyrics “Silent night, holy night”?

3 – Finish the lyrics “Earth stood hard as iron”?

4 – Finish the lyrics “Peace on earth and mercy mild”?

5 – Finish the lyrics “O come, Thou Rod of Jesse, free”?

6 – Finish the lyrics “Herod the king in his raging”?

7 – Finish the lyrics “Above thy deep and dreamless sleep”?

8 – Finish the lyrics “There a mother laid her baby”?

9 – Finish the lyrics “Joy to the Earth, the Savior reigns”?

10 – Finish the lyrics “The cattle are lowing”?

Round 4

1 – Which Christmas carol features an animal travelling on a dusty road?

2 – Which Christmas carol features the line “following yonder star”?

3 – Which Christmas carol features the line “no crib for a bed”?

4 – Which carol features the line “Glad tidings of great joy I bring, To you and all mankind”?

5 – Which Christmas carol features the line “Peace on earth and mercy mild”?

6 – Which Christmas Carol features a tree “Laden with fruit and always green”?

7 – Which Christmas Carol features the line “O come let us adore him”?

8 – Which Christmas Carol features ‘A lowly cattle shed’?

9 – Which Christmas Carol features the line “in heaven, the bells are ringing”?

10 – Which Christmas Carol features a night that is calm and bright?

Round 5

1 – What is carolling/ carol singing?

2 – Which carol service always starts with ‘Once in Royal David’s City’?

3 – What is the biggest selling Christmas Carol of all time?

4 – Name one of the two Christmas Carols which reflect on the practice of ringing church bells at Christmas?

5 – What is the Ukrainian carol most known to the Western World?

6 – Which country has a tradition of singing carols until February 2nd?

7 – What were Christmas carols originally called?

8 – Which Christmas Carol inspired a truce during World War 1?

9 – In 1906, a violin solo of which Christmas carol was the second piece of music to ever be broadcast on radio?

10 – Which Christmas Carol inspires the listeners to look forward to the future?




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