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Christmas Tie Breakers

What are Christmas tie-breakers?

Use our Christmas tiebreakers to settle your festive quizzes that end with the same score. All the questions have a Christmas theme.

Christmas Tiebreakers

  1. How old was Charles Dickens when his book A Christmas Carol was published?
  2. To the nearest hour, how long would it take the average reader get through A Christmas Carol at 250 words-per-minute?
  3. What's the total number of presents given out in the carol, Twelve Days Of Christmas?
  4. The deepest lying snow on a Christmas day in the UK was recorded back in 1981 when Kindrogan, Perthshire recorded how many centimetres of snow?
  5. What's the highest chart position for Wizzard’s 1973 festive single, I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day?

  1. In which year did Henry Cole give us the world's first commercially produced Christmas card?
  2. How many UK Christmas Number Ones have featured the word 'Christmas' or 'Xmas' in the title?
  3. In which year was American actress Sissy Spacek born on Christmas Day?
  4. How many wooden blocks are there in a game of Jenga?
  5. How many Only Fools and Horses Christmas specials have been broadcast?
  6. The General Post Office stopped delivering letters on Christmas Day in England and Wales in which year?
  7. The Soviet Union was formally dissolved on Boxing Day in which year?
  8. James Pierpont wrote the song Jingle Bells how many years before it was broadcast from space when sung by Gemini 6 astronauts?
  9. The world's longest Christmas cracker was made by the parents of children at Ley Hill School in Buckinghamshire,on 20 December 2001. In metres, how long was it?
  10. Singer Annie Lennox was born on Christmas day, how old will she be on her 2020 birthday?
  11. According to the Quality Street website, how many million tins of Quality Street were sold in 2010?


  1. 31-years old
  2. Just 2 hours
  3. 364 presents
  4. 47 cm
  5. 4 (4th)
  6. 1843
  7. Seven
  8. 1949
  9. 54 wooden blocks
  10. 16 Christmas Specials
  11. 1960
  12. 1991
  13. 108-years before
  14. 63 metres
  15. 66 years old
  16. 15 million tins