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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 brain teasers. How many can you solve? For more puzzles, see if you can spot the difference in these holiday photos.

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Winter math

Can you figure out what number the lanterns, snowmen, and trees represent to solve the final equation? When you finish these puzzles, try out these brain games guaranteed to boost your brainpower.

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Answer

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. These tricky brain teasers will also leave you stumped.

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Nutcracker puzzle

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

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Answer

Did you find the ten differences? If you found all ten, you'll also be able to spot this bear hiding in a crowd of reindeer

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Maze to the sleigh

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

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Answer

Did you find Santa's way to his sleigh filled with gifts? These are 25 of the hardest riddles ever; can you solve them?

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Sugarplum math

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

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Answer

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? See if you can spot which Christmas tree doesn't belong in this picture.

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The missing piece

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

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