10 holiday-themed brainteasers to get you in the Christmas spirit — can you solve them all?

Gergely Dudás/DudolfHoliday brainteasers.
  • Christmas-themed brainteasers contain hidden objects.
  • Artist Gergely Dudás creates puzzles of hidden images.
  • Companies such as GoSimpleTax and Solar Centre also got in on the fun.

Brainteasers with hidden objects challenge people to look closely in order to find one small detail.

Hungarian artist Gergely Dudás has even released two books of brain teasers – one of holiday puzzles called “Bear’s Merry Book of Hidden Things,” and another called “Bear’s Spooky Book of Hidden Things.

Here are 10 festive brainteasers to get you into the holiday spirit. How many of them can you solve?


Can you find Santa’s plain red hat?

Gergely Dudás/DudolfWhere’s Santa’s hat?

One of the snowmen is wearing Santa’s hat.


A snowman in the top right corner is wearing it.

It’s the only hat without stripes.


There’s a money bag hidden among Christmas presents in this brainteaser — can you spot it?

Courtesy of GoSimpleTaxCan you spot the money bag?

There’s a bag of money hidden somewhere.


The money bag is towards the bottom right corner.

It’s camouflaged behind ribbons.


Here’s an even closer look.

Courtesy of GoSimpleTaxThere’s the bag.

It’s pretty hard to spot.


Where’s the tiny snowman among the snowflakes?

Gergely Dudás/DudolfWhere’s the snowman?

Most of the snowflakes have a face, but only one has a body.


There’s the snowman.

It even has buttons.


Out of these 150 Christmas trees, only one has a star on top. Can you spot which one?

Courtesy of Tree2mydoorWhich tree has a star?

Tree2mydoor created this Christmas-themed challenge.


It’s on top of a tree on the left.

Courtesy of Tree2mydoorThere it is.

It’s hard to spot.


Here’s a closer look.

Courtesy of Tree2mydoorThe tree is topped with a star.

It’s a tough one to solve.


Somehow, five turkeys have gone missing from the kitchen. Can you find them?

Courtesy of Stay In CornwallUse the one in the attic for reference.

According to Stay In Cornwall, it takes people three to four minutes to fully solve this brainteaser.


Here’s where the turkeys are hiding.

Stay In CornwallDid you catch them all?

That one in Santa’s sleigh was tricky.


Somewhere in here, there’s a card hiding among gift bags. Can you find it?

Gergely Dudás/HarperCollinsThe gift bag puzzle.

The card is there somewhere.


It’s the only rectangle without a handle.

Gergely Dudás/Harper ColinsThere’s the card.

Do you see the green bag with the candy canes – in the fourth row all the way on the left side? Count eight cards to the right, and you’ll see it.


There’s one bear hiding in a crowd of reindeer. Can you tell where it is?

Gergely Dudás/DudolfSanta looks alarmed.

Can you find the bear?


It’s hiding just left of center.

It’s the only animal without antlers.


This three-part brainteaser features strings of Christmas lights that spell out hidden words. What word do you see below?

Courtesy of Solar CentreWhat does it say?

Can you solve them all?


The lights spell out “Mistletoe.”

Courtesy of Solar CentreIt says ‘Misteltoe.’

Keep scrolling for another challenge.


This star-shaped brain teaser contains two words. Can you find them?

Courtesy of Solar CentreWhat does it say?

Hint: it’s a place.


The Christmas lights spell out “North pole.”

Courtesy of Solar CentreIt says ‘North pole.’

Letters to Santa at the North Pole are given special treatment by USPS.


In this last brainteaser, the lights are in the shape of a reindeer, but can you tell what the lights are spelling out?

Courtesy of Solar CentreWhere’s the hidden word?

It’s just one word this time.


The string of lights spells out “Yuletide.”

Courtesy of Solar CentreIt says ‘Yuletide.’

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