A quiz: Name that Christmas Carol


Here’s a fun quiz to play with your family. In some cases, the answer is the actual name of the Christmas carol. In others, the words refer to well-known phrases from the carol. Answers can be found at the bottom but don’t look too soon!

  1. Quadruped named Rudolf with crimson proboscis

  2. 5 p.m. to 6 a.m. without noise

  3. Miniscule hamlet in the Far East

  4. Ancient benevolent despot

  5. Adorn the vestibule

  6. Exuberance directed to the planet

  7. Listen, aerial spirits harmonizing

  8. Monarchial trio

  9. Yonder in the haystack

  10. Assemble, everyone who believes

  11. Hallowed post meridian

  12. Fantasies of a colorless December 25

  13. Tin tintinnabulums

  14. A dozen 24-hour Yule periods

  15. Befell during the transparent bewitching hour

  16. Homo sapien of crystallized vapor

  17. I merely desire a pair of incisors

  18. I spied my maternal parent osculating a fat man in red

  19. Perambulating through a December solstice fantasy

  20. Aloft on the acme of the abode

  21. Slumber in ethereal quiet.

  22. Hey there! The announcing celestial beings carol.

  23. O greetings of ease and happiness.

  24. On commencement of Yuletide my honey bestowed upon me.

  25. Decorate the passage with branches of evergreen sprigs.

  26. Once upon a misty night prior to Christ's birthday.

  27. Celestial body of marvel, celestial body of darkness.

  28. With a vegetable stem smoker and clothes fastening snout.

  29. It's a fluff-ball sphere in the cold season.

  30. Come on, come on, come on, get moving.

  31. O sacred darkness, the asterisks are brilliantly shimmering.

  32. It's fixin' to appear extremely similar to December 25th.

  33. Small children with their optical aids entirely illuminated.

  34. Loyal buddies that are important to ourselves collect

closely to ourselves again.

  1. Boppin' while circling the tannenbaum?

  2. Royalty of royalties always and always?

  3. O approach, y’all devoted happy and victorious?

  4. Urban walkways, congested walkways, trimmed in a festive manner?

  5. Ah! The atmospheric condition beyond is terrific?

  6. Percussion instruments jingle, are you harking?

  7. Remarked the evening breeze to the tiny sheep?

  8. Wishing your dates be gleeful and intelligent?

  9. Harmony on the planet, kindness to Homo sapiens?

  10. Hop in the sack, hide your noggin, since the fat man comes this evening?

  11. Ourselves bid yourselves a joyous Noel and a cheerful neoteric 365 days...

Scroll down for answers.


  1. Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer

  2. Silent Night

  3. O' Little Town of Bethlehem

  4. Good King Wenceslas

  5. Deck the Halls

  6. Joy to the World

  7. Hark the Herald Angels Sing

  8. We Three Kings

  9. Away in a Manger

    1. Come All Ye Faithful

    2. O Holy Night

    3. I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas

    4. Silver Bells

    5. The Twelve Days of Christmas

    6. It Came Upon a Midnight Clear

    7. Frosty the Snowman

    8. All I Want for Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth

    9. I Saw Momma Kissin' Santa Claus

    10. Walking Through a Winter Wonderland

    11. Up on the Rooftop

    12. Sleep in heavenly peace . . . “Silent Night”

    13. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

    14. O tidings of comfort and joy . . . “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen”

    15. On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me . . . "The Twelve Days

    of Christmas"

    1. Deck the halls with boughs of holly . . . “Deck the Halls”

    2. Then one foggy Christmas Eve . . . “Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer”

    3. Star of wonder, star of night . . . “We Three Kings”

    4. With a corn cob pipe and a button nose . . . “Frosty the Snowman”

    5. It's a marshmallow world in the winter . . . “It's a Marshmallow World”

    6. Giddyap, giddyap, giddyap let's go . . . “Let is Snow”

    7. O Holy night, the stars are brightly shining . . . “O Holy Night”

    8. It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas . . . "It's Beginning to Look a

    Lot Like Christmas"

    1. Tiny tots with their eyes all aglow . . . “The Christmas Song”

    2. Faithful friends who are dear to us, gather near to us once more . . . "Have

    Yourself a Merry Little Christmas"

    1. Rockin' 'Round the Christmas Tree.

    2. King of Kings, forever and ever . . . “Hallelujah Chorus”

    3. Oh come all ye faithful, joyful and triumphant . . . “Oh Come All Ye Faithful”

    4. City sidewalks, busy sidewalks, dressed in holiday style . . . “Silver Bells”

    5. Oh, the weather outside is frightful . . . “Let it Snow”

    6. Sleigh bells ring, are you listening . . . “Walking in a Winter Wonderland”

    7. Said the night wind to the lamb . . . “Do You Hear What I Hear”

    8. May your days be merry and bright . . . “White Christmas”

    9. Peace on Earth, goodwill toward men . . . "I Heard the Bells on Christmas


    1. Jump in bed, cover up your head, 'cause Santa Claus comes tonight . . . "Here

    comes Santa Claus"

    1. We wish you a merry Christmas and a happy new year . . . "We wish you a Merry



    34 ? 45 Correct ? You don’t need any Yuletide spirit!

    21 ? 33 Correct ? You could use something in your stocking!

    0–20 Correct ? Are you the Grinch??