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30+ Christmas Icebreaker Questions to Add Holiday Cheer at the Workplace

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By Preethi Jathanna

Senior Writer for HR and Remote Work

30+ Christmas Icebreaker Questions to Add Holiday Cheer at the Workplace

Listing Christmas icebreaker questions for a fun game is a brilliant strategy to keep the conversations flowing during your end-of-year work party. If your attendees don’t know each other well or aren’t good at socializing, icebreaker questions can help them initiate and maintain engaging conversations throughout the evening.

You can also use these icebreaker questions to minimize awkward lulls that risk breaking the festive spirit. From traditional questions to those surrounding food and travel, here are some interesting and funny Christmas icebreaker questions for work to keep your employees engaged.

1. How Do Christmas Icebreaker Questions Help at Work?

Amidst the holiday hustle and bustle, Christmas icebreaker questions encourage genuine conversations and stronger employee connections. It helps people open up to other partygoers and discuss favorite topics that create a positive atmosphere.

You can come up with unique Christmas icebreaker games depending on your goals and how well your team members know each other. They can be tailored to encourage icebreaking and team bonding or to learn about each other and get into the festive spirit.

2. 30 Best Christmas Icebreaker Questions

2.1. Traditional Christmas Favorites

Traditional Christmas Favorites

Traditional holiday-themed icebreaker questions are the best go-to for creating a fun and cheerful atmosphere. These Christmas icebreaker questions are the easiest to prepare and remember because they discuss classic holiday things. 

  • What is your most and least favorite thing about Christmas?
  • What is your most and least favorite Christmas rhyme, song, or carol?
  • Would you rather go sledding, build a snowman, or drink hot chocolate indoors on the Christmas holiday?
  • What is your favorite holiday movie? Least favorite?
  • If you could spend your Christmas holiday with any one person, who would it be?
  • Which of your coworkers would make the best department store Santa?

2.2. Festive Food and Treats

If you have delicious platters of food laid out but awkward conversations are spoiling the fun, food-related questions might help break the ice. And since it is the holiday season, there is no shortage of treats, candies, gingerbreads, desserts, and dishes to talk to people about. You can also find some inspiration for good Christmas questions by looking at the delicacies served at the party!

  • If you could only have one candy or dessert this Christmas holiday, what would it be?
  • What is one dish you can’t imagine a Christmas dinner without?
  • What is your favorite holiday drink?
  • Which of your coworkers would be the best at making Christmas treats and cookies?
  • What was your biggest Christmas holiday cooking or baking fail?
  • Would you rather drink eggnog until you puke or get food poisoning on Christmas?

2.3. Christmas Gifts

Christmas Gifts

Whether your team is doing a Secret Santa gift exchange or not, everyone will probably be giving or receiving gifts during the holiday. These gift-related Christmas Icebreaker Questions may help them open up and talk to each other.

  • What is your favorite and least favorite Christmas gift you’ve ever received?
  • What was a Christmas present you always wished you’d get as a kid but never did?
  • Would you rather get one big Christmas present or lots of small ones?
  • Do you prefer giving or receiving homemade or store-bought gifts?
  • If you could time travel, who from history would you like to exchange Christmas gifts with?
  • Can you share a holiday gift-giving tradition your family has that you enjoy the most?

2.4. Travel and Holiday Destinations

With these travel and holiday icebreaker questions for work, you’ll be able to get everyone to share and talk about what they will do to celebrate. You can also delve into their best or worst Christmas vacation memories, hometown traditions, and holiday travel likes and dislikes.

  • Where would you go if you could travel to any foreign country for Christmas?
  • What is a unique way in which your hometown celebrates the Christmas holidays?
  • What is your favorite holiday travel memory?
  • Describe your dream travel itinerary for a Christmas-themed vacation.
  • If you could enjoy a winter wonderland activity anywhere in the world, what would it be? 
  • What's the most breathtaking holiday decoration or light display you've seen while traveling?

2.5. Fun & Quirky Christmas Questions

Fun & Quirky Christmas Questions

Include some fun and quirky Christmas party icebreakers to get everyone to connect with their inner child. You can tailor these questions to people’s likes and dislikes or make them challenging to get them to think about their answers.

  • If you could create or give a new spin to a Christmas tradition, what would it be?
  • If you were visiting people’s homes as Santa, what cookie would you want everyone to leave for you?
  • What Christmas holiday tradition do you wish would continue all year long?
  • Do you prefer an ugly sweater party or a Christmas cocktail party?
  • What is your “never again” Christmas holiday story?
  • What is your favorite commercial for the holidays?

3. Bonus Christmas Icebreaker Questions

Bonus-Christmas-Icebreaker-Questions
  • What holiday memory would you like to relive from your past, and why?
  • Do you prefer getting a real Christmas tree or a fake tree?
  • What theme would you like to decorate your office or desk for the Christmas party?
  • Which would you pick if you had to rename yourself based on Santa Claus' reindeer names?
  • What three words best describe your ideal Christmas Eve?
  • What do you hate about the holidays that everyone else seems to love?
  • Would you rather go on an office holiday retreat or to an office holiday party?
  • What hack or tip helps you get through the stress of the holiday season?
  • What is the gift-giving process you follow?
  • What’s one memorable thing that has happened to you since last Christmas?
  • What is your oldest Christmas decoration, and how old is it?
  • What’s an item on your holiday season to-do list that you are least excited about?
  • Do you prefer putting the Christmas tree up before or after Thanksgiving?
  • If given the choice, would you opt for a white Christmas or spend the holidays at the beach?

4. FAQs

4.1. What are the icebreaker questions for Christmas?

Christmas icebreakers help people get to know each other and discuss the holidays. These questions are designed to jumpstart conversations with people they might not know very well. It is one of the best ways to foster connections and minimize awkwardness.

4.2. What are some of the best platforms for conducting Christmas icebreaker games?

Online platforms like Kahoot, Hooray Teams, Krafty Lab, Team Building Hub offer super fun ways to host effective Holiday Icebreaker games for your remote team.

4.3. What is a funny Christmas question of the day?

Funny Christmas questions to ask for a game can include fun trivia about Christmas food, movies, songs, folklore, traditions, etc. These funny questions can help get the people at your party excited to answer them.

4.4. What are good Christmas questions?

Good Christmas Icebreaker questions encourage people to share their holiday memories, likes and dislikes, holiday dreams/wishes, and more. Such questions help people open up and get into the festive mood and excitement of the party and the upcoming holiday.

4.5. What are some fun Christmas icebreaker games for the workplace?

Spontaneous Secret Santa, Gift Wrap Challenge, Group Tree Decoration, and Jingle Mingle Bingo are all fun Christmas icebreaker games for your workplace.

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