The heady early days of endless lockdown Zoom quizzes have wound down in recent months. However, with Christmas Day fast approaching, and families across the country not able to see each other in person due to pandemic-related restrictions, Christmas quiz round ideas that you can do over Zoom, FaceTime et al. are going to be in high demand for the next couple weeks as we look for fun ways to spend quality festive time with those we can’t see in person.
If you’re playing (virtual) host, it does take a little forward planning to put your rounds together. But the beauty of Christmas quizzes is there’s almost endless material, with so many great iconic traditions to get everyone’s brains in gear – from movies, music, adverts to food and even toys.
Whether you’re playing with a group of adults, across generations or there’s lots of kids in the mix, we’ve got 25 brilliant ideas for Christmas quiz rounds to get you started, all of which can be played seamlessly via screen. With all of the inspiration you need for music rounds, picture rounds and more, start plotting out your quiz plan now and you’ll be everyone’s favourite quizmaster when the big day rolls around.
The best Zoom Christmas quiz round ideas for 2020
1. Santa’s reindeer
We all know Rudolph – but can you remember the other 12?
2. The 12 days of Christmas
Speaking of the number 12, you’d be surprised how few people know the order of these off by heart.
3. Nativity trivia
Really test how closely they’ve been watching those school plays over the years…
4. Christmas traditions around the world
For instance, why do we have stockings, or in which country is it popular to eat fried chicken on Christmas Day instead of turkey?
5. White Christmases
How many times we have actually had one – and what’s the likelihood this year?
6. Christmas movies
From Elf to Miracle on 34th Street, pick the family’s favourites and find the most obscure facts you can.
7. Christmas movie posters or stills
Turn it into a picture round by adding visuals of all the best scenes.
8. Christmas Number 1s
Music round time – can they remember which year or the name of the song that topped the charts?
9. Finish the Christmas lyric
‘Well I wish it could be Christmas every day, When the kids start singing – and ___________’?
10. Christmas carols
A more traditional take on a Christmas music theme.
11. Christmas movie soundtracks
Love Actually alone can provide you with plenty of material for this.
12. Christmas movie characters
You’ve seen it hundreds of times – so why can’t you remember the name of the dad in Home Alone?
13. Christmas dinner foods
Go with trivia or images for this one. Not so tricky, you might think – but when you zoom in on them super close, can you really tell the difference between roast potatoes and cauliflower cheese?
14. Christmas chocolates
As with the above, do you really know your Quality Street from your Roses? How about when the wrappers are gone?
15. Christmas adverts
Not just Coca Cola and John Lewis – get some more obscure ads in there to make things trickier.
16. Bestselling Christmas toys
Ask them the name of the toy, or the year they caused a frenzy. This is another one that would work well with pictures.
17. Celebrities born on Christmas Day
Annie Lennox and Ricky Martin, to name but a few.
18. Actors who’ve played Santa
There are so many – can the teams work out their name from a picture, or remember which film they starred in?
19. Christmas emojis
One of our more unique Christmas quiz round ideas: use faces and icons to represent the names of classic Christmas phrases, films or songs and watch them scratch their heads trying to figure them out.
20. Christmas anagrams
This is a super easy Christmas quiz round to put together – simply scramble up festive words or sayings and see how fast they can solve them.
21. Christmas quotes
Who said ‘God bless us, everyone one?’ or ‘Merry Christmas, you filthy animal!’?
22. Grab the Christmas item
Stockings, tinsel, candy canes, a clementine – see which team can find them in their house and show them to you the quickest.
23. Christmas memory test
Like grab the item in reverse, talk them through a series of Christmassy goods and see if they can recall them all back to you. Get them to hold up their hands so they can’t write it down off camera!
24. Christmas spot the difference
A fun option if your Photoshopping skills are half-decent – subtly alter some festive pics and see who can tell what’s new.
25. Elf on the Shelf
Get yourself an elf and take pictures of them in as many random locations as you can. The teams have to tell you where it is and what it’s doing – the most creative answers get the most points!