50 Christmas Icebreakers for Kids and Adults

Christmas Icebreakers

Here ya go!
You can download these questions in the Swipe It App Christmas Pack



  1. What is your favorite Christmas movie and why?
  2. What do you want for Christmas?
  3. What is your favorite Christmas song … and now sing it out loud!
  4. What are some of the colors you’ll see this Christmas season?
  5. When you hear that some little boys and girls don’t receive any presents at Christmas, how does that make you feel?
  6. What is one thing you could do to help someone this Christmas?
  7. Bad children get coal for Christmas from Santa. What are some other items he could put in there as well?
  8. What are some other animals, besides reindeer, that could help pull Santa’s sleigh?
  9. What is your favorite holiday dessert?
  10. What is the real meaning of Christmas?
  11. Christmas also signals the end of the year. What are you excited about for next year?
  12. Go around the group and name one Christmas candy. I’ll start “candy canes”.
  13. Name as many people you’ll see and hear about this Christmas. I’ll start “Buddy the Elf”.
  14. “I played my drum for him pa rum pum put pum”. The Little Drummer boy played his drum for Him, what instrument would you play?
  15. Name as many of Santa’s reindeer as you can.
  16. What does your perfect Christmas morning look like?
  17. What is the worst part about Christmas?
  18. Do your best impression of Santa Claus. Ho! Ho! Ho!
  19. Palm trees on the beach, or snow on the ground, what would you choose for your perfect Christmas weather?
  20. It is said “it is better to give than to receive”. Do you agree with that?
  21. Christmas carol time! Lead the group in three rounds of Jingle Bells.
  22. What are some of the smells you’ll encounter this Christmas season? Like peppermint from candy canes.
  23. Have a pretend snowball fight!!!
  24. Smiling is your favorite! Smile and hold it for 20 seconds. Ready .. go! 20, 19, 18, 17, 16, 15, 14 … keep it going … 13, 12, 11, 10, 9 … ok you can stop now, just kidding … 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 … finished!!!
  25. If you had a billion dollars what would you buy for a Christmas gift for everyone playing Swipe It with you right now?
  26. Men and women who serve in our military don’t always get to be with their families at Christmas. Take a moment and say ‘thank you’ to them.
  27. If you could be the best athlete at any winter sport what sport would that be.
  28. Would you rather get everything you wanted for Christmas and no one else get anything OR would you rather everyone else get what they wanted and you get nothing?
  29. Plug your nose and sing ‘We Wish You A Merry Christmas’.
  30. Who is the scariest person you’ll see around Christmas?
  31. Oh boy! The person on your left wanted a Tickle Sandwich for Christmas. Make sure they get it … but, be gentle!
  32. What is one thing you believe about Christmas that other people may not?
  33. Why do people give each other Christmas cards?
  34. Repeat after me “Ten tiny trains toot towards the twelve tangled twins.”
  35. Fill in the blank, “it wouldn’t be Christmas without __________”.
  36. Simon says ‘pretend you’re a reindeer’. Simon says ’stand up’. Simon says ’sit down’. Simon says ’turn in a circle’ … now ’sit down’ … Simon didn’t say!!!
  37. Who in the group would make the best reindeer? Now, that person must walk around the room pretending they are a reindeer.
  38. What are three words that best describe Christmas?
  39. What is the worst Christmas song ever?
  40. If you were Santa how would you decide which children were naughty and which children were nice?
  41. If you could be any character in any Christmas movie, who would you be?
  42. What is your favorite kind of Christmas cookie?
  43. Walk around the group saying “Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!!!”
  44. Finish this sentence “The best way to spread Christmas cheer is to ___________.”
  45. Name one word associated with Christmas. I’ll start “mistletoe”. You’re up!!!
  46. Eh, oh boy, this is awkward, but I hate to inform you, but, yeah, um, I was just told, by Santa, that you are on the naughty list. Ah, sorry. Maybe next year.
  47. If you could only shop at one store this Christmas season, which store would you chose and why?
  48. What is your favorite Christmas memory?
  49. What is your favorite flavor of candy cane?
  50. Besides Christmas, what are some other holidays that are celebrated this time of year?

About the Author:

Mike lives life by the motto "Adventure is Out There". He's a foster parent, adoptive parent, and even went the biological route (twice). Mike likes MMA, video games, hiking, making websites, and (lots of) coffee. You can find him at MikeRuman.com. Oh, and he is the founder of Parenting Academy.