Can You Name The Christmas Movie From A Famous Quote?



By: Lauren Lubas

7 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

There are two kinds of people who opened this quiz: those who begin watching Christmas movies as soon as Halloween is over and those who watch Christmas movies all year. Whether you need that holiday cheer every second of every day or you reserve it for the especially cold months, we have the perfect quiz for you. It's clear that you've probably watched your favorite Christmas movies dozens of times over the years, and you probably have a few ultimate favorites that you constantly return to. You might even say all the lines with the characters as the movies are on, making you super awesome in your mind, and possibly a little annoying to your friends who have never seen the films ... but who cares! You love Christmas, and you love Christmas movies! 

If you know who answers the phone by asking what your favorite color is, you definitely have a fighting chance at passing this quiz. We found 35 famous quotes from the best Christmas movies around, and we want to see if you can name the movie that they come from. Do you think you have what it takes? Grab your hot chocolate ... "Not too hot. Extra chocolate. Shaken, not stirred." ... and warm up with this ultimate Christmas movie quiz.

"Christmas isn't just a day, it's a frame of mind" is a quote from which classic?

The classic story of "Miracle on 34th Street" (1947) is all about the pure magic in belief. When you feel something, you know something. Losing those beliefs makes people question the very existence of Santa.


In which 1966 cartoon would you hear this line: "Maybe Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store. Maybe Christmas ... perhaps means a little bit more"?

To this day, you can find the original "How The Grinch Stole Christmas" classic cartoon on television during the Christmas season. It is usually played just after Thanksgiving, and people still love the animation as well as the rhyming.


The main character in this holiday flick declares: "This is my house. I have to defend it" before he sets up a lot of booby traps. What movie is it?

All '80s and '90s kids know "Home Alone" quote for quote. It's the story about a young boy who is creative, witty and brave enough to fight off two robbers from attacking his house over Christmas.


"I just like smiling. Smiling's my favorite" is one of the most famous lines in a Christmas movie. Can you name it?

"Elf" was an instant Christmas favorite for adults and children. It's the story of a human boy who is accidentally brought to the North Pole and raised as an elf. As you can imagine, Will Farrell is the perfect comedian to take on the role.


Santa says "Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night! When I get home, I'm getting a CAT scan!" in which film?

Scott Calvin (played by Tim Allen) finds himself in an unbelievable predicament one year when Santa dies in front of him. He then must take over the role of Santa, and deliver toys to children around the world.


"The children are throwing snowballs instead of throwing heads" is a part of which Christmas movie?

This Christmas/Halloween crossover movie that became a sensation is actually a musical. When Jack Skellington, the most important man in the world of Halloween, stumbles upon the world of Christmas, he becomes incredibly curious about it ... and mayhem ensues.


Can you name the movie that has this line: "You need many years of therapy. Many, many, many [freakin'] years of therapy"?

"Bad Santa" is a Christmas movie designed specifically for adults. It's about a con artist who dresses up like Santa to get one last big score. The movie is definitely not made for children, as the language can be a little harsh.


Jimmy Stewart is told that "Every time a bell rings, an angel gets his wings" in which emotional Christmas movie?

When it comes to wholesome movies, the Christmas category seems to have cornered the market. However, "It's a Wonderful Life" takes on some heavy issues and topics while it delivers one of the most important Christmas movies of all time.


"Hey, what do you say we both be independent together" is a line from which stop-action Christmas classic?

Everyone remembers watching the stop-action classic, "Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer" (1964). It's the story about a misfit who ends up saving Christmas. Not only does this movie show that Christmas should be inclusive, it shows that being different is a good thing.


The main character says "Surprised, Eddie? ... If I woke up tomorrow with my head sewn to the carpet, I wouldn't be more surprised" in which Christmas comedy?

"National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation" is full of memorable moments and even more memorable quotes. Clark isn't a fan of Cousin Eddie, and when Eddie shows up for the holidays, it adds more stress to his life.


In which much-debated Christmas movie will you hear the line: "You throw quite a party. I didn't realize they celebrated Christmas in Japan"?

Though there will always be purists who deny that "Die Hard" was a Christmas action film, there are some who only watch the movie around Christmas time. The intense movie shows us what happens when a Christmas party goes horribly wrong.


A character in this movie mispronounces the word "fragile," and then says "Must be Italian." What movie is it?

The Christmas movie that everyone returns to every year is "A Christmas Story" (1983). It's about a boy who observes his family throughout the holiday season while hoping for a Red Ryder BB Gun, and tells all in one hilarious anecdote after another.


Bill Murray delivers a monologue about Christmas eve that ends with: "For a couple of hours out of the whole year, we are the people that we always hoped we would be," in which movie?

"Scrooged" (1988) is a take on Charles Dickens's classic story, "A Christmas Carol." When a top-level television executive forces everyone to work on Christmas Eve, he learns a thing or two about what his life is like and what it will become.


In one of the most popular Christmas movies ever made, a young boy says "Will you please tell Santa that instead of presents this year, I just want my family back." What movie is it?

In an emotional moment in the Christmas comedy "Home Alone" (1990), we see Kevin McAllister realize that he misses his family more than he actually wants presents. He simply asks to have his family back, knowing how important they are.


Do you remember which cartoon has the main character saying this line: "The thermometer is turning reddish. I hate red thermometers"?

Among the must-watch movies around the holiday season, "Frosty The Snowman" ranks pretty high. This cartoon gives children a lot of great songs and fun ... until the snow starts to melt, of course.


"It's the American way! ... Ahem, it's the BRITISH way!" says Sam Eagle in which Christmas movie?

There have been several reimaginings of Charles Dickens's classic Christmas story, but the Muppet version gives us a little bit of humor and a lot to show the children. Additionally, there are a lot of adult humor moments, as with all Muppet movies.


Can you match this quote to its movie? "Vermont must be beautiful this time of year ... all that snow."

Christmas music is an essential part of the holiday season. What better way to entertain the masses than to create a Christmas movie that involves a holiday musical extravaganza? "White Christmas" does just that.


A neighbor asks, "You're skipping Christmas? Isn't that against the law?" in which film?

When Luther and Nora Krank's plans to ditch Christmas fail, they have to rush to decorate their home and create a Christmas event for their family. Also, they hate Christmas. This movie is perfect for anyone who tries to avoid the holidays with their families.


"We all know that Christmas is a big commercial racket. It's run by a big Eastern syndicate, you know" is a line in which classic cartoon?

Most people look forward to staying in during the holiday season, and one of the best things to do is to curl up with a cup of hot cocoa and watch classic movies. The TV special "A Charlie Brown Christmas" is always playing on the airwaves during this time of year.


In which Christmas movie do we learn this tip: "The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear"?

One staple of Christmas movies is that they always try to tell us how to get into the spirit. In the case of "Elf" (2003), we learn that singing loud is a great way to get into the spirit as well as spread that spirit to everyone who can hear us.


Arnold Schwarzenegger says to Santa: "I gotta tell you, Santa, there's something about this place that doesn't seem quite ... Kosher" in which movie?

There is nothing better than watching Arnold Schwarzenegger try to tackle a children's movie. In this film, we watch as Schwarzenegger attempts to do some last-minute Christmas shopping for a toy that is long gone.


Do you remember which Christmas movie includes this line: "I'm sorry, this is our family's first kidnapping"?

"National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation" is one of those Christmas movies that show the holidays aren't always the most perfect or magical time of the year. When Clark receives a lackluster Christmas bonus, his brother kidnaps his boss for an explanation.


"You'll shoot your eye out!" is repeated several times in what famous Christmas movie?

When a child only wants one thing for Christmas, everyone turns into naysayers. However, a Red Rider BB gun was the hot present for Ralphie, and his hopes and dreams to get one lead to some interesting shenanigans.


John Candy and Steve Martin star in a film about holiday travel where this line is spoken: "Six bucks and my right nut says we're not landing in Chicago." Can you name the movie?

Some of the best Christmas movies include people being thrust out of their comfort zones. In "Planes, Trains, and Automobiles" (1987), we see an uptight businessman forced to travel with a fun-loving screw-up.


Based on a children's Christmas book, which movie has the line "Seeing is believing, but sometimes the most real things in the world are the things we can't see"?

Ahead of its time in the world of animation, "The Polar Express" is one of those movies that people flock to during the holiday season. It has stunning visuals and an important message, even if the animation can get a little creepy sometimes.


"Merry Christmas, you wonderful old Building and Loan!" is a memorable line from what Christmas classic?

At the end of "It's a Wonderful Life" (1946), the main character, George Bailey, finds joy in his life again. This Christmas classic shows us that the holidays are a rough time of year, but they're also a time when you can reflect on all of the positive things that happen to you.


A kid says "I'm 10 years old, television is my life" in which Christmas movie?

Just when you thought Kevin McAllister would be smart enough not to lose his family on Christmas again, he ends up getting on the wrong plane. He spends his Christmas in New York, escaping the villains from the first film.


In which Christmas romantic comedy will you hear Jack Black say "If you were a melody ... I used only the good notes"?

If you ever want to see jack Black in a love story with Kate Winslet, you only need to look as far as "The Holiday" (2006). It's like "Wife Swap" meets Christmas. While it's a little far-fetched, it's still entertaining.


A man describes his childhood like "... the Shawshank Redemption, except I didn't have some old, warm black man to share my story with" in which Christmas comedy?

When a couple who has been avoiding the holidays with their families ends up having to experience four different Christmas parties, they learn a little about themselves and a lot about each other.


Can you name the movie that has this line: "I'll just be hanging around the mistletoe, waiting to be kissed"?

The market seems flooded with Christmas movies, so it only makes sense that the crossing of genres would start to happen. "Love Actually" combines a romantic comedy with a Christmas movie, and it became an instant hit.


"It's burlap ... which is really itchy unless you're dead" is said in which Christmas comedy?

"Mixed Nuts" is one of those Christmas movies that shows the darker side of the holidays. While there are a lot of people spreading Christmas cheer, there are others who are dealing with a lot of tough stuff during the season.


In which retelling of "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" do we hear the line: "Look at those greedy little gift monsters"?

There are many different takes on "How the Grinch Stole Christmas." This story is all about getting mad when others are happy, but realizing that happiness comes when you work to include yourself.


"I'm Santa Claus, Teddy, not Yoda" can be heard in which movie?

"The Christmas Chronicles" was released by Netflix in 2018, and has shown promise as a great family Christmas comedy. When two young teens face Christmas without their father, they have to learn the true meaning in an adventurous way.


"Well, that was absurd, let's eat dead bird!" is a line from which movie?

Dysfunctional families have become a staple of Christmas comedies. In "Home For The Holidays" (1995), we see a woman returning home to a heated holiday dinner with her family and trying to figure out why she made the trip in the first place.


Can you name the movie that includes the line: "The spirit of Christmas is either you're good, or you're punished and you burn in hell"?

When it comes to Christmas movies breaking the mold, "The Ref" brings in a lot of great humor mixed with some dark realities of suburban life. After a thief kidnaps a feuding couple, things only go downhill from there. Denis Leary at his finest.


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