Cheery Christmas Riddles with Answers for the Family to Share

Christmas is coming. The kids are excited to open gifts from loved ones and families are looking forward to gathering around the tree. 

Add to the bustling merriment with a few Christmas riddles for kids, we’ve even made a printable so you can print them out! (Read this post to the bottom to find the printable.)

We have some Christmas jokes, Christmas Dog jokes & puns, and Harry Potter Riddles that will be the perfect complement to these riddles. 

Christmas riddles with answers

Christmas Riddles for Kids with Answers

Christmas riddles are the perfect way to pass the time when you’re waiting for the next guest to arrive or for the cookies to be done baking.

  • When does Christmas come before Thanksgiving? – In the dictionary.
  • If the end of the year is December 31st, what is the end of Christmas? – The letter ‘s’.
  • What does December have that all of the other months don’t have? – The letter “D”
  • The inns were full in this little town, so in a manger he was born. What is it? – Bethlehem.
  • How many reindeers does Santa ride? – 9 reindeers.
  • I’m made of frozen rain, no two pieces of me are ever the same. What am I? – Snowflakes
  • I get chopped, decorated, and on one end you’ll see wings on top. What am I? – A Christmas tree
  • What guided the three wise men to find the baby Jesus? – A star
  • This is a Christmas carol that has no sound or music. What is it? – “Silent Night”
  • We traveled from the East, following a bright star, bringing gifts to the newborn King. Who were we? – The three wise men.

I could keep a giant’s foot warm, and people look forward to finding me near the fireplace. What am I? – A Christmas stocking.

  • I hide around the house, moving around each night. Santa sends me each year to see who’s naughty and nice. What am I? – Elf on The Shelf.
  • He is a man during the winter, but you might drink him during the summer. Who is he? – A snowman.
  • I am eggnog and do you know where I came from? – England.
  • Making everything white is my aim. No two pieces of me are ever the same. Playing with me is everyone’s favorite winter game. Do you know, what is my name? – Snow
  • How many presents can Santa fit in an empty bag? – Only one – after that, it’s not empty anymore!
  • If otters keep their money in riverbanks, where does Frosty the Snowman keep his money? – He keeps his money in a snowbank.
  • What to phrases are you most likely to see on a Christmas present tag? – To and From.
  • Rip this off quickly so I can no longer hide, your present gift that awaits inside. What am I? – Wrapping paper.
  • If a lion wrote a Christmas album, what would it be called? – Jungle Bells.
  • What’s the only kind of egg you can drink? – Eggnog.
  • What did Adam say the day before Christmas? – “It’s Christmas, Eve.”
  • If athletes get athletes foot, what do astronauts get? – Missletoe.
  • Where do the three wise men go to get their robes tailored? – Bethle-hem.
  • What do you get when you cross an archer with a gift-wrapper? – Ribbon Hood.
  • Who delivers the Christmas presents to dogs? – Santa Paws
  • Who is never hungry during Christmas? – The turkey, because it is always stuffed.
  • What do elves learn in school? – The elf-abet!
  • What did the kids’ mother say after they were done opening presents? – Oh! What a Christmess!

Related post: Christmas Knock-Knock Jokes

  • What do you use to decorate a canoe for Christmas? – Oar-naments.
  • If a lion wrote a Christmas album, what would it be called? – Jungle Bells.
  • Frosty The Snowman went to see the dermatologist because his head was itchy and dry. What does the snowman get when he itches his dandruff? -Snowflakes.
  • If you are related to Mr. and Mrs. Claus, what is your relation? – A relative clause.
  • On Christmas eve, what question can children never answer yes to? – Are you asleep yet?
  • What is always in front of you but can’t be seen? – Next Christmas. 
  • Santa Claus rides in a sleigh– the 3 wise men traveled by elephant, horse and camel. What do the elves ride around in? – Minivan.
  • I’m an egg, but you can drink me. What kind of egg am I? – Eggnog.
  • What can’t be put in a saucepan while cooking Christmas dinner? – The lid.
  • We’re four-legged beasts, pullers of Santa’s sleigh. If you have been a good girl or boy, we might just pull him your way. What are we? – Santa’s reindeer.
  • Why is Rudolph so good at answering trivia questions? – He nose a lot.

Hard Christmas riddles

Does the group you’re sharing these riddles with need a little challenge? These hard Christmas riddles with answers are up for the task.

  • Lola and Lila were both born on Christmas. When Lola was 4, she was double Lila’s age. If this Christmas Lila celebrates her 100th birthday, how many candles would be on Lola’s cake? – 102 candles.
  • Nick has a box of ornaments that his grandmother gave him. He puts them on his Christmas tree. If all but 6 are silver, all but 6 are gold, and all but 6 are copper – how many ornaments does Nick have on his tree? – 9 ornaments in total.
  • Buddy and Hermey were both born on Christmas Eve. When Buddy was 6 years old, Hermey was half his age. If Buddy turns 100 years old this Christmas Eve, how old is Hermey going to be? – 97
  • At a holiday market, the total cost for a cup of hot cocoa and a cookie is $1.80. If a cup of hot cocoa costs one dollar more than a cookie, how much does a cup of hot cocoa cost? – $1.40
  • There’s a one-story house in which everything is red and green. Red and green walls, red and green doors, red and green furniture. What colour are the stairs? – There are no stairs—it’s a one-story house.
  • Rudolph’s owner (Santa) has eight reindeer: Dasher, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen, and what’s the name of the eighth son? – Rudolph
  • You walk into a room on Christmas eve that contains a match, a kerosene lamp, a candle and a fireplace. What would you light first? – The match.

Santa Riddles

Ho ho ho! This list of riddles wouldn’t be complete without a few Santa riddles.

  • These are found in the Harry Potter books and in Lord of The Rings too. They help make Christmas gifts that Santa brings to you. What are they? – Elves.
  • If Santa Claus leaves from the North pole a day before Christmas eve, then which way do you think he would travel? – Santa can travel only to the south if he’s set out from the north.
  • If Santa’s 5 elves take 5 minutes to make 5 dolls, then how long do you think 100 elves will need to make 100 dolls? – 5 minutes.
  • Santa Claus rides on it as he gives out gifts. To it, his nine helpers are hitched. What is it? –  A sleigh.
  • Santa was having problems with his legs and couldn’t walk so he went to the hospital to ask the doctor if he could recommend something for him. What did the doctor give to Santa to help him to walk? – A candy cane.
  • What kind of laundry detergent does Santa Claus prefer? – Yule Tide.
  • Which one of Santa’s reindeers can be seen on Valentine’s day? – Cupid
  • What can travel all around the world like Santa Clause and never leave its corner? – A stamp.
  • Climbing down chimneys may often seem weird, but not when it’s this old man with a white beard. Who is he? – Santa Claus
  • Why is Santa always cold? He’s got millions of fans.
Christmas riddles with answers

Christmas What Am I Riddles 

  • I come with many colors, so beautiful and bright, I turn so many houses into a beautiful sight. What am I? – Christmas lights.
  • I get chopped and decorated. Sometimes you’ll see wings on top. What am I?- Christmas Tree
  • I’m a famous Christmas treat, I’m brown all over with tiny feet. What am I? – A gingerbread man
  • Open me every day for something that can’t be beat. Behind each of the doors, you will discover a tasty treat. What am I? – Advent calendar.
  • 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? – Mistletoe.
  • I can be called a blanket or a flake. No two pieces are ever the same. You can build or fight with me. What am I? – Snow 
  • I have needles all over me but cannot sew anything. What am I? – A Christmas Tree.
  • Although it might look like I belong on your toes, I’m actually hung up for gifts as every child knows. What am I? Christmas stocking.
  • Usually during Christmas on doors I am found with evergreens, pine cones, and berries arranged in a round. What am I? – A wreath.
  • I’m a cookie you might like to eat, and some might say I’m a favored Christmas treat. I have brown arms, eyes, and don’t forget my feet. What am I? – A gingerbread man
  • I’m a colored strip used to decorate your tree, metallic and shiny you’ll find me. What am I? – Tinsel
  • I came into this world as cherry and mint. Everyone covers me with pretty clothes and sometimes light fireworks around me. What am I? – A Christmas tree
  • 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.
  • You can hold me and even shake me, but I’m easy to break. I have lots of snow, but it’s all fake! What am I? – A snow globe.
  • With nine reindeer hitched, Santa sets out on this to give out gifts. What am I? – Sleigh
  • You can catch me easily, especially during the holidays, but you can never throw me. What am I? – A cold.
  • I stayed snug in a bassinet with animals while my mother sang me a lullaby. Who am I? – Baby Jesus.
  • Some of the Christmas Riddles for Kids are I am the fastest reindeer of Santa. Who am I? – Dasher. 
  • When going around the world, my red nose leads the way. I go to every country with my brothers as we pull Santa’s sleigh. Who am I? – Rudolph, the red nosed reindeer
  • More beautiful than rain There are no two pieces That’ll ever look the same What am I? – Snowflakes.
  • I’m tall when I’m young, and I’m short when I’m old. What am I? – A Christmas candle.
  • I am worn to mark a successful victory, I am also made of flowers and leaves formed into a circle, and I vary from big to tiny. What am I? – A wreath.
  • I’m found in Christmas socks, Christmas scarves and Christmas mittens; and often in the paws of playful kittens. What am I? – Yarn.
  • Rip me off quickly so I no longer hide, your precious gifts that are concealed inside. What am I? – Wrapping paper.
  • I’m on the Christmas table, but you can’t eat me. What am I? – The dishes.

Print your Christmas riddle.

There are many times during the Christmas season that a riddle would be perfect. Print these Christmas riddles out and keep them handy.

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