A Very Film Quiz Friday Christmas – 30 festive movie quiz questions

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Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without our seasonal film quiz, which includes festive faves and merry movie title mashups…


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We’re leading on a Gremlins header for our Christmas film quiz this year, in part because Gremlins are the only monsters who really enjoy the cinematic experience (whether it’s watching Snow White in the first one or provoking Hulk Hogan in the sequel) and you’ll need all your movie knowledge for this festive edition. And although this is the last regular Film Quiz Friday of this year, but there’ll also be an end-of-2022 quiz in the middle of next week, and quizness as usual will resume on Fridays in 2023.

Once you’ve unwrapped all 30 of this year’s most Christmassy questions, you’ll find a link to a separate post with the correct answers at the bottom of this post. As always, this is just for fun, but please let us know how you did in the comments (scores out of 30 this week!) and give us any other lovely feedback. Take care, and however you’re spending this festive season, thanks for playing this year!

ROUND ONE – Who’s Whoville?

The GrinchChristmas is all about people, so for starters, here’s a festive “who’s who” round to whet your appetite…

  1. Who made his Marvel Cinematic Universe debut playing himself in this year’s Guardians Of The Galaxy Holiday Special?
  2. Who connects the characters Ebenezer Scrooge, Lloyd Christmas, and the Grinch?
  3. Who plays Carol Aird in 2015’s Carol?
  4. Born this week in 1947, who plays Christmas number one contender Billy Mack in Love Actually?
  5. Who won an Oscar for playing Kris Kringle in 1947’s Miracle On 34th Street?
  6. Who plays Dr Christmas Jones in the James Bond film The World Is Not Enough?
  7. Who memorably dresses up as a gun-toting Santa Claus in Trading Places – Eddie Murphy or Dan Aykroyd?
  8. Who directed 1984’s Gremlins and its sequel?
  9. Who connects the Christmas-set films Happiest Season and Spencer?
  10. Who’s next in this Christmas movie sequence – Martin Freeman > David Tennant > …?


ROUND TWO – Christmash

It’s the main course – and in the spirit of our previous seasonal movie mashups, we’ve made some titles more Christmassy by lashing them to another one with tinsel and coming up with a new plot synopsis – can you figure out the new movie titles we’ve cobbled together?

  1. Three Peter Parkers team up to fight off two bungling burglars.
  2. Clive Owen battles a Saxon army to deliver a bicycle to Cornwall by dawn.
  3. US Marshal Rooster Cogburn discovers what life would be like if he’d never been born.
  4. Alien criminal Vin Diesel joins forces with sorority sisters to fight a seasonal slasher.
  5. Arnold Schwarzenegger goes last-minute shopping during a family holiday at a water park.
  6. Kate Winslet swaps houses with Bub in George A. Romero’s third zombie film.
  7. Detective Virgil Tibbs travels to a small town to investigate the Pumpkin King’s attempts to steal Christmas.
  8. Two awkward teenagers plan to lose their virginity and rob a mall on Christmas Eve.
  9. Amanda Bynes poses as her twin Dan Stevens, the author of A Christmas Carol.
  10. Bing Crosby sings “White Christmas” inside Martin Short.


ROUND THREE – Festive Leftovers

If you’re not too stuffed after that last round, here’s a buffet of random seasonal bits to pick at, ranging from cinematic delights to stuff that’s on telly this year – ho ho ho!

  1. Channel 4’s The Snowman turns 40 this year – in the classic short, what colour is the Snowman’s hat and scarf?
  2. Who gets an invisibility cloak for Christmas in a 2001 fantasy film?
  3. Complete the title of the 2022 comedy starring Asa Butterfield – Your Christmas Or…?
  4. Which Steven Spielberg-directed film climaxes with Frank Abagnale Jr being arrested on Christmas Eve?
  5. Originally released by Bobby Helms in 1957, which Christmas song do the Plastics perform at the Christmas pageant in Mean Girls?
  6. Al Powell, Richard Thornburg, and Harry Ellis are all characters in which Christmas movie?
  7. Which 2019 comic-book movie climaxes with Billy Batson and his foster family fighting monsters at a Christmas fair?
  8. In Bruges is mostly set during the festive season in which country?
  9. Complete the title of the 1955 Christmas comedy starring Humphrey Bogart – We’re No
  10. And finally, which Best Picture Oscar winner’s title suggests something that will be televised for the first time ever at 3:00 p.m. on Christmas Day 2022?


Ready for the answers?

That’s the end of this week’s quiz – when you’re ready to check your answers, click here to get them (it’ll take you to another page). As mentioned, we’ll have an end-of-year quiz for you next Friday, but until then, let us know your scores in the comments below.

If you want even more festive quizness, you’d better watch out for the Christmas special of The Film Quiz Podcast, in which Saint Nick Helm and his little helper Huge Davies challenge Harry Hill, Susie Dent, and Kiell Smith-Bynoe to prove their festive film knowledge. The special will arrive in your podcast stockings early next week and Season 1 is now available wherever you stick podcasts in your ears.


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