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What is Christmas Eve?

Christmas Eve is the evening or entire day before Christmas Day, the festival commemorating the birth of Jesus.

Christmas Eve Quiz

  1. Which Clement Moore poem first published anonymously in 1823 is often known as "The Night Before Christmas" and "'Twas the Night Before Christmas"?
  2. In which film does George Bailey's imminent suicide on Christmas Eve brings about the intervention of his guardian angel, Clarence Odbody?
  3. Which novelty Christmas song written in 1944 by music teacher Donald Gardner contains the lines: "I don't know just who to blame for this catastrophe, but my one wish on Christmas Eve is as plain as can be"?
  4. Nochebuena is a Spanish word referring to the night of Christmas Eve, what is the literal translation of 'nochebuena'?

  5. During which war was there an unofficial famous Christmas truce between British and German troops that began on Christmas Eve?
  6. On 24 December 1968, astronauts aboard which mission surprised the world with a reading from the Book of Genesis as they orbited the Moon?
  7. On Christmas Eve 2016, actress Liz Smith sadly passed away, but which musician also passed away on the same day?
  8. Which song was first performed on Christmas Eve 1818 at St Nicholas parish church in Oberndorf, a village in present-day Austria?
  9. In which country is a a Midnight mass named Pasterka celebrated by Roman Catholics during Christmas between 24 and 25 December?
  10. In 2009, Vatican officials scheduled what to start at 10 pm so that Pope Benedict XVI would not have too late a night?
  11. On December 24, 1814, the United States and Great Britain sat down to sign a famous peace agreement ending which war?
  12. In which film does John McClaine battle terrorists who have seized control of an airport on Christmas Eve?
  13. Which country invaded Afghanistan on December the 25th, 1979?
  14. On Christmas Eve 1951 which African country gained independence under King Idris?
  15. In which film do a man played by John Cusack and a woman played by Kate Beckinsale meet on Christmas Eve and reunite a decade later on the same day?
  16. A Christmas Carol opens on a bleak, cold Christmas Eve in London, seven years after the death of which business partner of Ebenezer Scrooge?


  1. A Visit from St. Nicholas
  2. It's a Wonderful Life
  3. All I Want For Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth
  4. Good night
  5. World War I
  6. Apollo 8
  7. Rick Parfitt of Status Quo (also author Richard Adams died on Christmas Eve, 2016)
  8. Silent Night
  9. Poland

  10. Midnight Mass
  11. War of 1812
  12. Die Hard 2
  13. The Soviet Union
  14. Libya
  15. Serendipity
  16. Jacob Marley