Christmas Carol Quiz


Think you know your Christmas carols? This quiz lists 30 phrases from Advent and Christmas carols, hymns and songs. Name the song from which each phrase comes. Some songs may be used more than once. There is only one correct answer for each question.  

  1. Born a child and yet a King

  2. Mild He lays his glory by

  3. Ye who sang creation’s story

  4. And wonders of His love

  5. O how lovely, O how pure

  6. And still their heavenly music floats

  7. Word of the Father, now in flesh appearing

  8. On a cold winter’s night that was so deep

  9. He come from the glorious kingdom

10. Lie the ages impearled

11. Where meek souls will receive Him still

12. Sealed in the stone-cold tomb

13. You’ll forget your flocks, you’ll forget your herds

14. Radiant beams from Thy holy face

15. Such a Babe in such a place

16. Haste, haste to bring Him laud

17. That mourns in lonely exile here

18. Thus rejoicing, free from sorrow

19. Love for plea and gift and sign

20. I gave him hay to pillow his head

21. Ox and ass before him bow

22. Our God, heaven cannot hold him

23. True man yet very God

24. Disperse the gloomy clouds of night

25. He came down to earth from heaven

26. God sent us salvation that blessed Christmas morn

27. And thus that manger poor became a throne

28. God’s stupendous sign

29. The wrong shall fail, the right prevail

30. This gift of God we’ll cherish well 

Answers: 1, Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus. 2, Hark! The Herald Angels Sing. 3, Angels From the Realms of Glory. 4, Joy to the World. 5, He Is Born the Divine Christ Child (Il est né). 6, It Came Upon the Midnight Clear. 7, O Come, All Ye Faithful. 8, The First Noel. 9, The Virgin Mary Had a Baby Boy. 10, There’s a Song in the Air. 11, O Little Town of Bethlehem. 12, We Three Kings. 13, Rise Up, Shepherds. 14, Silent Night. 15, Good King Wenceslas. 16, What Child Is This. 17, O Come, O Come, Emmanuel. 18, Infant Holy. 19, Love Came Down at Christmas. 20, The Friendly Beasts. 21, Good Christian Friends, Rejoice. 22, In the Bleak Midwinter. 23, Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming. 24, O Come, O Come, Emmanuel. 25, Once in Royal David’s City. 26, Go, Tell It on the Mountain. 27, The Snow Lay on the Ground (Venite Adoramus). 28, Star-Child. 29, I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day. 30, How Great Our Joy.


With joyous Christmas wishes from The General Board of Discipleship of The United Methodist Church, Center for Worship-Preaching-Music, PO Box 340003, Nashville TN 37203-0003. Website: . Toll-free telephone: 877-899-2780, ext. 7070