These 12 holiday-themed puzzles will get you in the Christmas spirit. Can you solve them all?

Gergely Dudás/DudolfCan you solve these holiday brainteasers?
  • These Christmas-themed brainteasers contain hidden objects, from stars to snowmen.
  • Artist Gergely Dudás creates brainteasing puzzles that will really put you to the test.
  • Companies such as GoSimpleTax and Solar Centre have also got in on the fun, creating their own holiday-themed puzzles.
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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 brainteasers – one of holiday puzzles called “Bear’s Merry Book of Hidden Things,” and another called “Bear’s Spooky Book of Hidden Things.

Here are 11 festive brainteasers to get you into the holiday spirit. How many of them can you solve?


There are seven hidden objects in this Christmas brainteaser. Can you find them all?

Gergely Dudás/DudolfCan you find the seven hidden objects?

The objects are:

  1. Mrs. Claus
  2. A grumpy Santa
  3. A snowman
  4. A bell
  5. A polar bear
  6. An elf
  7. An apple

Here’s the solution.

Gergely Dudás/DudolfThere they are.

Mrs. Claus is on the right. The grumpy Santa is towards the bottom left corner of the image. The snowman is almost directly above the grumpy Santa. A Santa in the middle of the image is holding the bell. The polar bear is to the right of and slightly below the bell. The elf is up in the right-hand corner.

There’s also a bonus hidden object that wasn’t on Dudás’ original list. Did you see it?


There’s a wrapped present near the top right corner.

Gergely Dudás/DudolfA bonus hidden object.

Who doesn’t love a surprise gift?


It takes the average person almost 3 minutes to find the dog hiding among the polar bears in this brainteaser. Can you beat that time?

Courtesy of Canine CottagesWhere’s the dog?

According to Canine Cottages, it takes people an average of 2 minutes, 49 seconds to find the hidden dog.


The dog is peeking out between two polar bears on the right-hand side of the image.

Courtesy of Canine CottagesThere’s the dog.

The white dog blends in with the polar bears in Santa hats.


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? This is another tough one!


It’s hiding just left of centre.

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 ‘Mistletoe.’

Keep scrolling for another challenge.


This star-shaped brainteaser 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.’

Did you manage to find all of the words?

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