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Funny Christmas riddles for kids and adults

Test your Christmas smarts with these funny Christmas riddles for kids and adults. All riddles are kid-friendly. Answers are included!

These clever and ho ho ho-larious Christmas riddles will get your brain ready for the holiday season. Can you solve them all?

What do you call an elf wearing ear muffs?

[Whatever you want. He can’t hear you anyway!]

Funny Christmas Riddles for kids at up2dateSKILLS
Funny Christmas Riddles for kids at up2dateSKILLS

Christmas riddles

Why are elves such great motivational speakers?

[They have plenty of elf-confidence!]

How can you tell that Santa good at karate?

[Because he has a black belt!]

What did the snowman say to his girlfriend?

[I only have ice for you!]

What do elves do after school?


What do you call Santa when he stops moving?

[Santa Pause!]

What did Santa tell Mrs. Claus when he stepped into a big puddle?

[It must have rein-deer!]

What do you call an obnoxious reindeer?


Why don’t Christmas trees knit?

[Because they keep dropping their needles!]

How do snowmen eat their cupcakes?

[With frosting!]

Who delivers Christmas presents to dogs?

[Santa Paws!]

Who delivers Christmas presents to cats?

[Santa Claws!]

What do snowmen eat for lunch?


What did the English teacher call Santa’s helpers?

[lSubordinate Clauses!]

How do elves respond when Santa takes attendance?


What was the Christmas tree’s favorite shape?

[A treeangle!]

What do snowmen have for breakfast?


How do you help someone who has lost their Christmas spirit?

[Nurse them back to elf!]

What kind of Christmas party does the snowman like to have?

[A snow ball!]

Why was Santa’s little helper so sad?

[Because he has a low elf-esteem!]

What’s every elf’s favorite type of music?

[Wrap music!]

What did one Christmas tree say to another?

[Lighten up!]

Why are Christmas trees so fond of the past?

[Because the present’s beneath them!]

What do reindeer hang on their Christmas trees?


What do you get when you cross a snowman with a vampire?


What is a Christmas tree’s favorite candy?


What is Tarzan’s favorite Christmas song?

[Jungle Bells!]

What reindeer game do reindeer play at sleepovers?

[Truth or deer!]

What kind of cars do elves like to drive?

[An Elfa-romeo!]

Why did the reindeer cross the road?

[It was the chicken’s day off!]

What happens when snowmen get mad?

[They give you the cold shoulder!]

Why is Santa always cold?

[He has got millions of fans!]

What does Santa suffer from if he gets stuck in a chimney?


What is it called when a snowman has a temper tantrum?

[A meltdown!]

What is the name of Santa’s dog?

[Santa Paws!]

Why did the snowman buy a bag of carrots?

[He wanted to pick his nose!]

What do Santa’s elves learn in school?

[The elf-abet!]

What’s the difference between the Christmas alphabet and the ordinary alphabet?

[The Christmas alphabet has No-el!]

What comes at the end of Christmas?

[The letter “s”!]

What does December have that no other month has?

[The letter “d”!]

How do you know when Santa’s around?

[You can always sense his presents!]

What was Santa’s favorite subject in school?


Where does Christmas come before Thanksgiving?

[In the dictionary!]

What kind of ball doesn’t bounce?

[A snowball!]

What did one mistletoe leaf say to the other?

[I’m falling for you!]

Why did Santa throw a clock out the window?

[He wanted to see time fly!]

What did one snow globe say to the other?

[I feel a little shaken!]

What do you call a broke Santa Claus?


Who’s Santa’s favorite singer?

[Elfish Presley!]

What did one snowman say to the other?

[You’re cool!]

Why don’t you ever see Santa in the hospital?

[Because he has private elf care!]

How did the two rival Christmas trees get along?

[They signed a peace tree-ty!]

What do you get when you mix a Christmas tree and an iPad?

[A pineapple!]

What is a parent’s favorite Christmas Carol?

[Silent Night!]

How does a frog open his Christmas presents?

[Rippit! Rippit!]

Why was the snowman sorting carrots?

[He was picking his nose!]

Why are Christmas trees so bad at knitting?

[They have too many needles!]

How do snowmen say goodbye?

[They say, ‘Have an ice day!’]

What’s red, white and blue during Christmastime?

[A sad candy cane.]

Why do mummies like Christmas?

[Because of all the wrapping!]

What do you call a greedy elf?


What did the duck say to the reindeer?


What looks like half a mistletoe leaf?

[The other half!]

If baseball players get athlete’s foot, what do reindeer get?


Who is always full and never hungry on Christmas?

[The turkey because he is always stuffed!]

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