Christmas time: it’s the ideal season for some fun and games, whether you’re surrounded by friends and family in real life, or virtually. And while we all love a good board game and round of charades, you really can’t beat a Christmas quiz.
However, with many of us suffering from Zoom fatigue, organising an original and creative quiz for the festive season may seem like a challenge; in fact, many of us are all quizzed out. This is where the humble picture round comes in, which can really add a refreshing twist to any family quiz.
The best thing about having a picture round is its creative range; you can quite literally go wild and pick any topic under the sun. We’ve selected the very best Christmas quiz picture round ideas to go for, from guessing which city skyline is which, to recognising foodie favourites such as cheeses and the insides of chocolate bars.
Keep reading to check out all the most fun options for Christmas 2021, and prepare to open a Google Images tab!
The best Christmas quiz picture rounds:
From Home Alone to The Holiday, there are loads of Christmas movies that can form the basis for a picture round. Simply search online for a still from the film – as obscure or not as you like – and challenge your quizzers to guess the movie.
Which chocolate bar is this?
For the ultimate die-hard foodies out there, this round would be ideal. Search for images online of the insides of chocolate bars, from Twix to Mars, Snickers to Twirls, and check out who can match them up correctly. For a festive theme, you could include individual items from festive chocolate tubs such as Roses and Quality Street.
Geography buffs will have a field day with this one! Search for blacked-out silhouettes of certain prominent cities around the world, and see if each quiz competitor can recognise them.
Similar to the city round above, only this time instead of skylines show photos of various urban locations decorated with Christmas lights. Whoever can identify the most wins!
Popular books without their titles can be tricky to catch, but keen readers may be able to give this round a good go. It’ll certainly separate the top book worms from the casual readers in the room! Throw in some festive options – whether that’s A Christmas Carol or The Jolly Christmas Postman, for a seasonal twist.
The same as book covers but with recognisable albums or records from years gone past, this picture round will test the knowledge of music fans across the board. Be sure to include options from all musical genres.
A fun, personalised take on the picture round, guessing whose baby picture belongs to each fellow quiz competitor will bring all the laughs and joy. Get sourcing those snaps!
Another brilliant round for those who keep up with their geography and world affairs, the flag round can be really tough, especially if you choose less well-known flags.
This may sound odd, but it can actually be a hoot (no pun intended!). Pick some lesser-known animals from around the world, and test your quiz contestants’ wildlife knowledge.
Which cheese is this?
Cheese and wine experts will love this one! And what could be more Christmassy than cheese? Select a number of recognisable (and more obscure) cheeses to include, from cheddar to brie, gouda to red Leicester, and let the fun ensue.
From Stonehenge to the Great Wall of China, which landmarks will your friends and family recognise most easily?! Pick out harder choices if they’re expert geography buffs.
Do your loved ones known the difference between Spotify and Tinder, Apple and BMW? Choose some of the world’s biggest brands (many of which will be in the present pile) to discover their knowledge.
For those who love a good tipple, you could always include a picture round of iconic cocktails, such as Pina Coladas, Martinis, and Cosmos. Thrown in a Snowball for festive vibes.
Check out these ideas for more rounds, and happy quizzing!