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Funny Christmas Riddles

Gather around the Christmas Tree and enjoy these fun Christmas riddles for the entire family.

These riddles are a great way to test your knowledge about Santa Claus, Reindeer, Snowmen, elves, and all things Christmas-related.

Ready? Here we go!

Best Christmas Riddles

1.) How does the snow globe feel this time of year?
A little shaken!

2.) What do elves learn in school?
The elf-abet.

3.) What did Adam say the night before Christmas?
It’s Christmas Eve.

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4.) You can catch me quickly, especially during the holidays, but you can never throw me. What am I?
A cold.

5.) What Christmas carol is probably loved by your parents?
Silent Night.

6.) You might decorate me this Christmas with cake, icing, and candy to make an edible dwelling place. What am I?
A Gingerbread House.

7.) It has two colors and tastes so sweet you’ll be ‘hooked’! What am I?
A candy cane.

8.) How do you wash your hands over the holiday?
With Santa-tizer.

9.) I hide around the house, moving during the night. Santa sent me to see who’s naughty and nice. What am I?
The Elf on the Shelf. (See Best Elf on the Shelf Names page.)

10.) What do you call an elf who sings?
A wrapper.

Favorite Christmas Riddles

11.) What’s the most popular Christmas wine?
But I don’t like Brussels sprouts!

12.) Who delivers Christmas presents to dogs every year?
Santa Paws.

13.) If December 31st is the end of the year, then what is the end of Christmas?
The letter S.

14.) What did the gingerbread man put on his bed?
A cookie sheet!

15.) Why do mummies love Christmas?
Because of all the wrapping.

16.) When does Christmas come before Thanksgiving?
In the dictionary.

17.) Although it might look like I belong on your toes, I’m hung up for gifts. What am I?
Christmas stocking.

18.) While I lay in a manager on Christmas Day, Mary sat nearby and sang me a lullaby. Who am I?
Baby Jesus.

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Santa Claus Riddles

19.) Why is Santa good at karate?
Because he has a black belt.

20.) What goes “Oh, Oh, Oh”?
Santa walking backward.

21.) What do you call a person who is afraid of Santa Claus?

22.) On Christmas, how do kids know that Santa is in the room?
They can sense his presents.

23.) Why does Santa have so many gardens?
So he can hoe-hoe-hoe.

24.) These are what Santa likes to eat. At every house he stops, he’s looking for this treat. What are these?
Milk and cookies.

25.) What is Santa’s favorite kind of candy?
Jolly ranchers.

26.) What is something that travels worldwide like Santa Claus but never leaves its corner?
A stamp.

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Funny Reindeer Riddles

27.) Which one of Santa’s reindeer is the fastest?

28.) Who won the race between Rudolph and Prancer?
Rudolph won by a nose!

29.) Which one of Santa’s reindeer can you see in outer space?

30.) What did Santa say when he stepped into a big puddle?
It must have reindeer.

31.) Which one of Santa’s reindeer can be seen on Valentine’s Day?

32.) Where do Santa’s reindeer stop for coffee?

33.) Who is the most disrespectful of Santa’s reindeer?

34.) Why does Scrooge love Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer?
Because every buck is dear to him.

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Funny Riddles About Snowmen

35.) What do you call a snowman in the summer?
A puddle.

36.) What does a snowman like to eat for breakfast?
Frosted Flakes.

37.) What did Jack Frost say to Frosty the Snowman?
Have an ice day!

38.) What is a Snowman’s favorite drink?
Ice Tea!

39.) He is a man during winter, but he might be a water source during spring. Who is he?
A snowman.

40.) Why did the snowman call his dog Frost?
Because of Frostbites.

41.) What’s it called when a snowman has a temper tantrum
A meltdown.

42.) Where does the snowman keep his money?
In a snowbank.

43.) What does a snowman like best about school?
Snow and tell.

44.) What do you call a snowman who vacations in the tropics?
A puddle

45.) What do you call a snowman that plays the piano?
Melton John

46.) What do you call a snowman on rollerblades?
A snowmobile!

Elves riddles.

Festive Christmas Tree Riddles

47.) Why are Christmas trees bad at knitting?
They always drop their needles.

48.) Why couldn’t the Christmas tree stand?
It doesn’t have legs.

49.) What is a Christmas tree’s favorite candy?

50.) What do grizzly bears drape on their Christmas trees?

51.) What did the Christmas tree wear to keep it warm?
A fir coat.

52.) I come in many colors, very big and bright; I turn so many houses into a beautiful sight. What am I?
Christmas lights.

Elf Conundrums

53.) Which elf was the best singer?
Elf-is Presley.

54.) What do elves practice in school?
The elf-abet.

55.) Why was the elf crying?
He stubbed his mistletoe.

56.) What position do elves favor on a baseball team?

57.) What kind of music do elves love listening to year-round?
Wrap music.

58.) Where do you find elves?
It depends on where you left them.

59.) Why did the elf quit his job roasting chestnuts?
It was driving him nuts.

60.) Everyone knows Santa rides in a sleigh. What do elves ride in?

61.) What piles up for elves after Christmas?
Jingle bills.

Riddles For Winter Fun

62.) What falls in the winter but never gets hurt?

63.) What sort of ball doesn’t bounce?
A snowball!

64.) Why don’t the mountains get cold in the winter?
They wear snow caps.

65.) How did Princess Elsa fall off her sled?
She let it go, let it go!

66.) You can catch me quickly, especially during the holidays, but you can never throw me. What am I?
A cold.

67.) What do you get when you go out in a blizzard and see a vampire?

68.) You can hold me and shake me, but I’m easy to break. I have lots of snow, even though it’s all fake! What am I?
A snowglobe.

69.) Why do birds fly south in the winter?
Because it’s too far to walk!

Holiday Puzzlers

70.) What do you get when you cross an apple and a Christmas tree?
A pineapple

71.) When Santa Claus sets off from the North Pole on Christmas Eve, in which direction does he usually travel?
South. Because everywhere is south of the North Pole.

72.) What’s white, red, and blue at Christmas time?
A sad candy cane!

73.) I am an egg, but I’m meant to be drunk. What type of egg am I?

74.) I am found in Harry Potter. I am also seen in the Lord of the Rings. And I also make gifts and spread a smile. Who am I?

75.) I am a plant seen every Christmas, which people hang up above, and then they stand beneath me and kiss someone they love. What am I?

76.) The inn was so full in this little town. So in a manager, they laid Him down. They would come to this City of David to pay their taxes, Herod’s law to obey. What city was this?

Holiday Cheer Riddles

77.) Which year would Christmas and New Year come in the same year?
Every year.

78.) How did Frosty know he had dandruff?
The snowflakes.

79.) I can be made from evergreens, pine cones, or berries, and I am round. On the front door of someone’s house, at Christmastime, I am found. What am I?

80.) Which Christmas bird moves the slowest?
A turtle dove.

81.) I’m a catchy carol and a tune that likes to rhyme, I contain 12 magnificent gifts that come around Christmas time. What am I?
The Twelve Days of Christmas song.

82.) What do snowmen do when they’re angry at you?
Give you the cold shoulder.

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Christmas Riddles for Kids

83.) What’s a lion’s favorite Christmas carol?
Jungle Bells!

84.) What’s Frosty’s favorite snack?
Snow cones.

85.) Why did the Little Drummer Boy invite a chicken to join his band?
He heard the chicken had drumsticks.

86.) What laundry detergent do people in the North Pole use?
Yule Tide.

87.) If otters keep their money in riverbanks, where does Frosty the Snowman keep his money?
In a snowbank.

88.) Why was the computer so quiet on Christmas Eve?
Because not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.

Silly Christmas Riddles

89.) What kind of bug hates Christmas?
A humbug.

90.) Who gives presents to baby sharks?
Santa Jaws

91.) What do angry mice send to each other in December?
Cross-mouse cards!

92.) What will happen to you after eating the Christmas decorations?
You will get tinsel-itis.

93.) What did the bald man ask as a gift from Santa Claus that he promised he would never part with?
A comb.

94.) When traveling around the world, I can find the way. I travel everywhere while helping pull Santa’s sleigh. What am I?

95.) What song do sheep in Mexico sing at Christmas?
Fleece Navidad!

96.) If a lion had a Christmas music album, what would it be called?
Jungle Bells

Christmas Jokes

97.) Who will never be hungry during Christmas?
A stuffed turkey

98.) They help make Christmas gifts that Santa brings to you. What are they?

99.) The inns were full in this little town, so in a manger, he was born. Where was this location?

100.) What’s the difference between the Christmas alphabet and the ordinary alphabet?
The Christmas alphabet has NOEL!

101.) What is the best Christmas gift you could get?
A broken drum—it can’t be beat

Christmas Brain Teasers

102.) In what year do Christmas and New Year’s Day happen in the same year?
Every year!

103.) I’m made from a tree to look oh so pretty. You use me to hide that which I hold inside. What am I?
Wrapping paper.

104.) What kind of egg can you drink?

105.) What kind of motorcycle does Santa like to ride?
Holly Davidson.

106.) What kind of fur can you decorate your house with during the holiday season?
A Douglas Fir.

107.) Our names sound wet even when our coats are dry, and even though we have no wings, most believe we can fly. What are we?
Santa’s Reindeer.

Santa's Reindeer Riddle.

Hilarious Christmas Riddles

108.) How do you know you overdid it with your holiday lights?
When your power company names your Customer of the Month.

109.) Why does the naughty cat think his Christmas jokes are funny?
Every year she cracks up all the ornaments.

110.) Why did Humpty-Dumpty fall off the wall?
He had too much egg noggin.

111.) Why does Tom Cruise want to sit on top of your Christmas tree?
He heard you needed a big star.

112.) What do Christmas tree ornaments do for fun?
Not much; they just like hanging out.

113.) How do Chihuahuas greet each other during the Christmas season?
Yappy Holidays.

Clever Xmas Riddles

114.) How does the tooth fairy get to the North Pole?
On the Molar Express.

115.) How do we know a Christmas sweater is ugly?
When Santas puts it on the Naughty List.

116.) What is a parent’s favorite Christmas carol?
Silent Night!

117.) What did the stingy sheep say at Christmas?

118.) What happens when Santas puts a puppy under the tree?
It’s a holly-collie Christmas.

119.) What did the bunny rabbit hang by the fireplace for Christmas?
Celery stalkings.

120.) What do you call folks who are afraid of Santa?

By MJ and Mike O’Halloran

MJ writes about family, holidays, and more. Mike is the founder of Greeting Card Poet and has co-written four kids’ Q&A books.


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