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19 Christmas brain teasers the whole family will love
19 Christmas brain teasers the whole family will love
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Sometimes our brains get a little foggy around the holidays with the amount of stress we’re typically under. Take a break from the hustle and bustle and build up some brainpower with these tricky brain teasers. How many can you solve?

Snowman maths
Snowman maths
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Can you figure out what number the lanterns, snowmen, and trees represent to solve the final equation?

Answer
Answer
EVGENIY YES/SHUTTERSTOCK

The lampposts are the number 15, the snowmen are the number 4, and the trees are the number 3. Then in the last equation, a light post with only one light would represent the number 5. If you go by the order of operations, 3 multiplied by 4 is 12, then if you add 15 and subtract 5 you’ll get 22.

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Nutcracker puzzle
Nutcracker puzzle
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There are ten differences in these pictures. Can you find them all?

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Answer
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Did you find the ten differences?

Maze to the sleigh
Maze to the sleigh
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Find Santa’s way through the maze to his sleigh.

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Answer
IVA VILLI/SHUTTERSTOCK

Did you find Santa’s way to his sleigh filled with gifts?

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Sugarplum maths
Sugarplum maths
KSUKLEIN/SHUTTERSTOCK

First, find out what numbers the mitten, ornament, and tree represent.

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Answer
KSUKLEIN/SHUTTERSTOCK

The ornament represents the number 6, the mitten represents the number 2, and the tree, 7. In total, the ornament, the mitten, and the tree add up to 15. Did you get the correct sum?

The missing piece
The missing piece
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Find the puzzle piece that perfectly fits in the empty spot.

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Answer
RATSELMEISTER/SHUTTERSTOCK

Puzzle piece number two.

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Let it snow
Let it snow
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Match the pairs of identical snowflakes. The angle of rotation does not matter.

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Answer
RATSELMEISTER/SHUTTERSTOCK

The pairs that are identical are 1 and 12, 2 and 11, 3 and 10, 4 and 9, 5 and 8, and 6 and 7.

Skiing snowman
Skiing snowman
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Which shadow matches the snowman?

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Answer
LEH/SHUTTERSTOCK

The shadow in the bottom row all the way to the left matches the skiing snowman.

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Two Santas
Two Santas
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Can you spot all 11 differences in these two pictures?

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Answer
KSENYA SAVVA/SHUTTERSTOCK

How many did you get?

Snowman twins
Snowman twins
RATSELMEISTER/SHUTTERSTOCK

Which two snowmen are identical?

Answer
Answer
RATSELMEISTER/SHUTTERSTOCK

If you guessed snowman number three and number eight you are correct.

Gift boxes
Gift boxes
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Find the two gift boxes that are exactly the same.

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Answer
KSENYA SAVVA/SHUTTERSTOCK

The two boxes with the leaf pattern on them are the same.

Gingerbread mayhem
Gingerbread mayhem
RATSELMEISTER/SHUTTERSTOCK

Can you spot the seven differences between the two gingerbread pictures?

Answer
Answer
RATSELMEISTER/SHUTTERSTOCK

Did you get all seven of them?

Elves galore
Elves galore
RATSELMEISTER/SHUTTERSTOCK

See if you can find the ten differences in these two photos.

Answer
Answer
RATSELMEISTER/SHUTTERSTOCK

Did you spot the differences in the photos, including the snowman and cat?

Christmas maze
Christmas maze
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Which house is each toy or treat going to?

Answer
Answer
VOOK/SHUTTERSTOCK

Hat: 4; Cake: 7; Toy: 1; Car: 5; Mitten: 6; Stocking: 3; Star: 2

Similar stockings
Similar stockings
KSUKLEIN/SHUTTERSTOCK

Which two stockings are exactly the same?

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Answer
KSUKLEIN/SHUTTERSTOCK

The first stocking in the second row is identical to the fourth stocking in the last row.

Santa winter scene
Santa winter scene
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See if you can find the ten differences in these two pictures of Santas with some snowmen and reindeer.

Answer
Answer
IGOR ZAKOWSKI/SHUTTERSTOCK

Did you spot them all?

Toys for all
Toys for all
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Which toy belongs to each child?

Answer
Answer
LUNOKOT/SHUTTERSTOCK

The first boy gets the truck, the first girl gets the rabbit, the second girl gets the doll, and the second boy gets the books.

Bright, shining tree
Bright, shining tree
VOOK/SHUTTERSTOCK

Which missing piece fits into the tree?

Answer
Answer
VOOK/SHUTTERSTOCK

Circle number four is the missing piece.

Help Santa deliver presents
Help Santa deliver presents
RATSELMEISTER/SHUTTERSTOCK

Find the path that Santa should take to deliver presents to every chimney. Use ladders and stairs to climb from level to level, and don’t let Santa jump up or climb any walls.

Answer
Answer
RATSELMEISTER/SHUTTERSTOCK

Did you find the right path?

Mismatched mittens
Mismatched mittens
RATSELMEISTER/SHUTTERSTOCK

Find the mitten that has no pair.

Answer
Answer
RATSELMEISTER/SHUTTERSTOCK

Mitten 12 has no pair. The matching mittens are 1 and 9, 2 and 10, 3 and 4, 5 and 14, 6 and 7, 8 and 15, and 11 and 13.

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