19 Christmas Brain Teasers That Are Almost Impossible to Solve

Take a break from holiday shopping and decorating to solve these tricky brain teasers.

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Christmas puzzles

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 Christmas brain teasers. How many can you solve?

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Winter math

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

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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.

Less than one per cent of people can ace this shapes brain teaser.

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Nutcracker puzzle

There are 10 differences in these pictures. Can you find them all?

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Did you find the 10 differences?

See if you can spot the owls camouflaged in these photos.

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Maze to the sleigh

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

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

These tricky crossword puzzle clues will give your brain a workout!

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Sugarplum math

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

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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.

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The missing piece

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

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Puzzle piece number two.

Break out your calculator! It takes a genius to solve these tricky math riddles.

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Let it snow

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

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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.

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Skiing snowman

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

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Two Santas

Can you spot all 12 differences in these two pictures?

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How many did you get?

Try your hand at what an MIT professor called the “hardest logic puzzle ever.”

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Snowman twins

Which two snowmen are identical?

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

If you can solve this puzzle, you could qualify to be a British spy.

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Find the two gift boxes that are exactly the same.

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

Can you spot these animals camouflaged in the wild?

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

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Did you get all seven of them?

Check out these brainteasing puzzles for National Puzzle Day.

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Elves galore

See if you can find the 10 differences in these two photos.

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

Have a laugh with the funniest Christmas jokes for kids.

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Christmas maze

Which house is each toy or treat going to?

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Hat: 4

Cake: 7

Toy: 1

Car: 5

Mitten: 6

Stocking: 3

Star: 2

Test your logic with these tricky rebus puzzles that are almost impossible to solve.

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Similar stockings

Which two stockings are exactly the same?

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

Can you find the missing words in these puzzles?

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Santa winter scene

See if you can find the 10 differences in these two pictures of Santas with some snowmen and reindeer.

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Did you spot them all?

Give your brain a workout with these printable crossword puzzles.

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Toys for all

Which toy belongs to each child?

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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.

Test your knowledge of Christmas words.

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Bright, shining tree

Which missing piece fits into the tree?

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Circle number four is the missing piece.

Can you spot which airplane doesn’t belong in this picture?

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Help Santa deliver presents

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.

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Did you find the right path?

Only two per cent of people can solve Albert Einstein’s riddle—can you?

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Mismatched mittens

Find the mitten that has no pair.

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