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Christmas Icebreaker Questions and Games for the Holidays

Veronica Brundle - Oct 28 2022, 5:11:44 PM

Having a hard time keeping your team engaged during meetings? Do you wish there was a quick and easy way you could improve collaboration and communication in the workplace? It sounds like you may need to start incorporating more icebreakers throughout the workweek and look for innovative ways to keep everyone entertained.

Our advice? Start thinking about fun Christmas icebreaker games you can use throughout the holidays!

Employees feel checkout and burnout during the last few months of the year. There’s no better way to reignite their spark than with a few fun, light-hearted Christmas icebreakers.

Here’s everything you need to know:

How to Prepare for a Virtual Christmas Icebreaker

Get the Team Together

What’s great about Christmas icebreakers is just how versatile they are. Tired of your same boring all-hands meetings? Start the Zoom call with some festive fun! Looking for a way to keep your marketing and design team connected during the busy holiday season? Set up a time for them to get together and give them a list of Christmas virtual icebreaker questions and games they can use.

No matter what you have planned, a holiday icebreaker for virtual meetings is sure to get your team in the holiday spirit and get them feeling connected during the busier months of the year.

What to Expect

Holiday icebreakers for virtual meetings are quick, easy-to-plan games everyone can enjoy. They are typically short and don’t take up that much time. That means you can easily pair them with your all-hands meetings, 1:1 check-ins with departments, and virtual holiday parties.

They are light-hearted and don’t take too much brain power to figure out (Only just a little!) This means your team can focus on building meaningful relationships with their team and learning a thing or two about the people they work with.

How it Works

All of the virtual holiday icebreakers for virtual meetings are different in their own way. Some focus on the individual and invite your team to learn more about their coworkers. While others are holiday inspired and designed to get your team in the festive mood during the holiday season!

We recommend allocating 10-15 minutes toward Christmas icebreakers. This will ensure your team has time to enjoy the fun and play the game with their coworkers.

Top 5 Virtual Holiday Icebreakers

1.This or That

One team member is asked to think of two items. They’ll share the two items with the rest of the team, and everyone needs to pick which item they would prefer over the other.

If you have a smaller group, you can encourage team members to share their reasoning for choosing that option. To add a holiday twist, your team can compare Christmas and holiday-inspired items.

Here are a few examples:

  • Reindeers or elves?
  • Christmas cookies or cupcakes?
  • Open presents on Christmas Eve or Christmas day?
  • Gingerbread or peppermint?

2. Winter Themed Bingo

Winter themed bingo is just like traditional bingo with a festive twist. This game will have you and your coworkers movin' and groovin'! You'll sing and dance along with surprise challenges sprinkled in while trying to be the first to get a BINGO!  

Winter themed bingo can support up to 1,000 guests for a price of $15 per person plus a fee of $1,000.  Click here for more information. 

3. Two Truths and a Lie

This holiday icebreaker for virtual meetings invites your team to think creatively and be strategic with their responses. One team member will tell the group two truths and a lie about themselves. The rest of the team will guess which one is the lie. To keep things festive, we recommend encouraging them to share only holiday-related truths and lies about holiday parties, past Christmases, and everything in between.

4. Would You Rather?

With this Christmas virtual icebreaker, your team will need to get creative and get more detailed with their options. One team member will think of two statements. They will present the statements to the rest of the team by saying, “Would you rather…” All your team members will answer the question and move on to the next person. Here are some examples to help you get started:

  • Would you rather drink a sweet or savory Christmas cocktail?
  • Would you rather receive a $100 gift card to your favorite store or a $100 for Christmas?
  • Would you rather ride on Santa’s sleigh or the Polar Express?

5. Family Feud Holiday Edition

’Tis the season of competition! Welcome to The Feud “Holiday Edition”, a twist on the classic Family Feud game show! Over the next 60 minutes, we’ll find out if you and your team can prevail in a series of holiday-themed head-to-head battles and be crowned the office champions! To win, you’ll need to guess the most popular answers to a series of questions ranging from the nice to....the downright naughty! The Feud is perfect for an office holiday party or a seasonal family gathering. We’ll see you on stage….

Family Feud Holiday Edition can support up to 100 guests for a price of $24 per person.  Click here to learn more. 

Top 5 Questions For Funny Holiday-Themed Work

  1. What is the worst white elephant gift you’ve ever picked?
  2. What’s the funniest gift you’ve ever received?
  3. Can you tell the team your funniest Christmas joke?
  4. What are you a total grinch about during the holidays?
  5. Would you be open to celebrating Christmas in July?

Top 5 Christmas Icebreaker Questions

  1. What is the best gift you’ve ever given to a friend?
  2. Do you have any fun Christmas traditions?
  3. What is your favorite seasonal item at Trader Joe's?
  4.  What’s your favorite Christmas jingle?
  5. What Christmas present do you hope is under the tree this year?

Top 5 Questions For Holiday Parties

  1. Do you have a favorite Christmas cocktail?
  2. What is your favorite party about the holidays?
  3. Be honest: Did you decorate your house for Christmas? Or did someone else?
  4. What plans do you have for the holiday?
  5. Moment of truth: Is Thanksgiving or Christmas your favorite?

Plan Your Next Virtual Meeting with Elevent

Ready to turn your Christmas virtual icebreakers for your next virtual event? Look no further: We're here to help.

We offer preplanned and fun holiday-centric virtual meetings for large and small groups. We have an extensive collection of virtual holiday parties designed to bring your remote or hybrid team together for the holidays, plus all the Christmas icebreaker questions you'll ever need!

Ready to get started? Reach out to our team to plan your next event, or start exploring our Virtual Holiday Party collection today.

Originally published at Oct 28 2022, 5:11:44 PM. Updated on Dec 1 2022.

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