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Elf or Home Alone?  Advent or The 12 Days of Christmas?  Mulled Wine or Bubbles?  Yes, that’s right… it’s our Christmas This or That question list!

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Christmas This or That Questions
We can’t resist a Christmas game!  Anything that gets the conversation buzzing, people laughing and everyone enjoying time together is a winner in our eyes! And what better to get the chat started than a round or two of Christmas This Or That!  They work perfectly around the table, in the classroom, over your favourite social channel, … Quite frankly, anywhere and anyhow.

To save you thinking on the hoof, we’ve pulled together a whooping 180 This or That Christmas questions for you to ponder!

They’re grouped into no less than 15 categories to help you sift through and share.  And (of course!) we’ve created a host of FREE printables and postables, ready for you to use too.

So what do you fancy pondering?  Pick out the components of your ideal Christmas Day or design your picture perfect Christmas Tree?  Choose your festive season dressing style or create the snowy getaway of your dreams.  Or perhaps you just want to see if everyone agrees with you on the best Christmas chocolate of the bunch!

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This or That Christmas Edition Categories

These Christmas This or That question lists are spot on for a few minutes of tea-time daydreaming.  Or posing to your friends and family to see how well matched your festive aspirations are.

We’ve even created two Christmas This or That question sets specifically for children, ideal for kids’ parties, the classroom and club groups.

Our Christmas Favourites list is the perfect place to get started, with a little of everything.  It’s our take on the classic Christmas This or That list you see everywhere.

Then there’s fourteen more categories to explore.  Each takes a deeper dive into different parts of the festivities from activities to décor and movies to food.

Christmas Light Trails: Complete Guide

Find your nearest Christmas light trail for this year with our interactive map!

How To Play This or That

However you want!  The beauty of this game is that you really can just enjoy it however you wish.  There’s no winners or losers and it’s perfect for every generation!  Simply grab a round or two below and just get started. If you’re playing with a larger group, one person could act as the host and then you can see which answer is most popular.

Printables For Groups

Download our free This or That printable pdfs and print copies for smaller groups or individuals.  They’d be great conversation starters on the tables at a work Christmas dinner.  Or for the classroom in the last week of school before the holidays.

Scroll down for the free printables for each category.

Postables For Social Media

If you’d like to pose the questions to your friends over social, we’ve created free postable images ready for you to download, complete and add to your Instagram or Facebook story. Simply scroll down to your chosen question set below and click to download.

Add a blank copy for your friends to complete and share back. Or record yourself answering them for TikTok and ask others to comment if they agree (or not!).

This or That Knock-Out Challenge!

Why not take things to the next level and create a This or That Knock-Out Challenge?! Either complete your own and share to see if others agree. Or complete it with friends to find your ultimate festive favourites.

We’ve created a template for you to use. Simply add a poll to each pair in that round and post it to your story.  Add the results to the image and re-share with the poll for the next round and so on, until you and your friends find your overall Christmas winner! You could do it just for one category, such as favourite Christmas food, or to find everyone’s best Christmas thing of all. 

Use one of the templates to put 8 festive items up for discussion or both templates for a mega 16 item knock-out challenge. Click on the images below to save your copy of the template.

This or That Knock-Out Favourite Christmas Things Template LHS
This or That Knock-Out Favourite Christmas Things Template RHS

However you decide to use the questions, have fun!

180 Christmas This Or That Questions

Scroll down for all 180 this or that questions or click your preferred category in the list below to jump straight to that set. 

We’ve included free printables and postables for you to download and use straightaway.  Or pick and choose your favourites to make your own question list.

All the questions are family-friendly and designed for a multi-generational audience.

If you are looking for something a little more quirky, check out our Christmas Would You Rather game (including questions just for the adults!).

Or if you’re in the mood for something really juicy, then our Christmas Never Have I Ever should hit the mark!

Christmas Favourites

This classic Christmas This or That question list covers a little bit of everything.

  1. Christmas Away OR Christmas At Home
  2. Real Tree OR Artificial Tree
  3. All I Want For Christmas Is You OR Last Christmas
  4. Christmas Presents OR Christmas Food
  5. Decorate The Tree OR Wrapping Gifts
  6. Mulled Wine OR Hot Chocolate
  7. Advent OR The Twelve Days Of Christmas
  8. Christmas Dinner OR Leftovers
  9. Elf OR Home Alone
  10. Christmas Jumper OR Christmas PJs
  11. Playing Games OR Watching Movies
  12. ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas OR How The Grinch Stole Christmas

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This or That Christmas Favourites

Choose Your Perfect Christmas Day

How would you choose to spend your perfect Christmas Day?  And is it the same as your friends and family?

  1. Christmas Day lie-in OR Early Rise For Presents
  2. Hosting Christmas OR Visiting Others
  3. Christmas with Family OR Christmas with Friends
  4. Dress up for Christmas OR PJs All Day
  5. Open Gifts One-By-One OR Open Gifts at the Same Time
  6. Presents before Dinner OR Presents after Dinner
  7. Go out for Dinner OR Dinner Cooked at Home
  8. Traditional Christmas Dunch OR Whatever Takes Our Fancy
  9. Dinner Before Queen’s Speech OR Dinner After Queen’s speech
  10. Table Seating Plan OR Sit Where You Like
  11. Christmas Day TV/movies OR Christmas Day games
  12. Everyone stays over OR Peace and Quiet over night

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This or That Perfect Christmas Day

Favourite Christmas Foods

We all have them but can you pick between your favourite Christmas foods?  And have you tried them all?  Some of these This or That questions will be easier than others…!

  1. Hot Chocolate OR Christmas Spiced Latte
  2. Mince Pies OR Shortbread
  3. Baked Ham OR Roast Turkey
  4. Trifle OR Christmas Pudding
  5. Christmas Cake OR Panettone
  6. Pigs in Blankets OR Stuffing
  7. Buck’s Fizz OR Mulled Wine
  8. Brandy Butter OR Cream
  9. Cranberry Sauce OR Gravy
  10. Brussel Sprouts OR Roast Parsnips
  11. Stollen OR Yule Log
  12. Roast Potatoes OR Yorkshire Pudding

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This or That Christmas Food

Christmas Food & Drink Quiz

Download your free Christmas Food & Drink Quiz, complete with anagrams, dingbats & more!

Christmas Chocolates

Oh the cause of so many arguments.  Who took the last *insert favourite chocolate here*?!  Which can you not live without?

  1. The Green Triangle OR The Purple One
  2. Cadbury Heroes OR Celebrations
  3. After Eights OR Mint Matchmakers
  4. Lindor Truffles OR Hotel Chocolat Truffles
  5. Toblerone OR Ferrero Rocher
  6. Cadbury Crunchie Bites OR Maltesers Teasers
  7. M&S Cherry Liqueurs OR Baileys Chocolate Truffles
  8. Celebrations Galaxy OR Cadbury Dairy Milk Chunk
  9. Terry’s Chocolate Orange OR Orange Matchmakers
  10. Galaxy Caramel OR Toffee Finger
  11. Strawberry Delight OR Orange Chocolate Crunch
  12. Quality Street OR Roses

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This or That Christmas Chocolates

Christmas Movies

What’s top of your Christmas movie night watch list?  And can you choose between them all? We reckon this would be perfect for a This or That Christmas Knock-Out Challenge with your friends and family!  Use our free story template above to share your Facebook / Instagram.

  1. Love Actually OR The Holiday
  2. The Grinch OR Miracle on 34th Street
  3. The Polar Express OR The Christmas Chronicles
  4. Nativity! OR The Muppets Christmas Carol
  5. Scrooge OR It’s A Wonderful Life
  6. Bad Santa OR Die Hard
  7. Elf OR Home Alone
  8. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation OR A Bad Moms Christmas
  9. The Santa Clause OR Jingle All The Way
  10. The Snowman OR Arthur Christmas
  11. Happiest Season OR Last Christmas
  12. White Christmas OR Meet Me In St Louis

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This or That Christmas Movies

Christmas Movie Bingo

Up the ante on your Christmas movie watching with this fun festive family game!

Showbiz Showdown

Now things are getting really serious!  Can you pick out your favourite characters, locations and song covers?

  1. Mariah Carey OR Michael Bublé
  2. Christmas GBBO OR Christmas Strictly
  3. Cameron Diaz’s Mansion OR Kate Winslet’s Cottage
  4. It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year OR It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas
  5. Kevin McCallister (Home Alone) OR Susan Walker (Miracle on 34th Street)
  6. Nat King Cole OR Bing Crosby
  7. Kurt Russell’s Santa OR Richard Attenborough’s Kris Kringle
  8. The Pogues’ Fairytale of New York OR Nessa & Bryn’s Cover
  9. Michael Caine’s Scrooge OR Alastair Sim’s Scrooge
  10. The Office Christmas Special OR Only Fools & Horses Special
  11. Billy Mack (Love Actually) OR Willie T. Soke (Bad Santa)
  12. McCallister House OR The Plaza Hotel New York

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Christmas This or That Showbiz Showdown

Decorating The House

What decorations can you absolutely not live without?  Do you love all the Christmas things or are you more reserved with your design?  Find out with this Christmas This or That selection!

  1. Understated OR Christmas Crazy
  2. Biggest Tree Possible OR Most Practical Option
  3. Elegant Design OR Free For All
  4. Colour Coordinated OR All the Colours
  5. Wreath OR Garland
  6. Tablescape OR Sideboard Display
  7. Mistletoe OR Poinsettia
  8. Paper Chains OR Paper Stars
  9. Natural Foliage OR Sparkly & Colourful
  10. Fairy Lights OR Candles
  11. Traditional Wreath OR Quirky Wreath
  12. Just Lights Outside OR All The Decorations

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This or That Decorating The House

Design Your Perfect Christmas Tree

When it comes to the tree, we all have our own special way of doing things.  So what’s your perfect tree?

  1. Real Tree OR Artificial Tree
  2. Branches Spread Out OR Branches Close Together
  3. White Lights OR Multi-coloured Lights
  4. New Decorations Each Year OR Tree Full of Memories
  5. Traditional Christmas Colours OR Alternative Festive Colours
  6. Tinsel OR Ribbon
  7. Angel Topper OR Star Topper
  8. Decorate to a Theme OR Hotch-Potch of Decorations
  9. Metallic & Shiny OR Natural Materials
  10. Homemade Ornaments OR Shop-bought Ornaments
  11. Elegant Baubles OR Quirky & Fun Ornaments
  12. Tree Collar OR Tree Skirt

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This or That Perfect Christmas Tree

Decorate Your Tree Like A Pro!

Learn the secrets to creating a Country Living cover-worthy Christmas Tree!

Pick Your Favourite Festive Activities

Are you more of a December homebody or do you love getting out and about?  Which activities are on your Christmas wish list this year?

  1. Decorate Gingerbread House OR Bake Christmas Cookies
  2. Go to the Panto OR Go to the Ballet
  3. Ice Skating OR Go to a Christmas Market
  4. Build a Snowman OR Have a Snowball Fight
  5. Play Christmas Games OR Watch Christmas TV/Movies
  6. Go To A Christmas Lights Trail OR Go On A Santa Steam Train Ride
  7. Winter Stroll in the Woods OR Neighbourhood Stroll to see the Lights
  8. Christmas Carol Concert OR Celebrity Live Christmas Show
  9. Christmas Food Shopping OR Christmas Gift Shopping
  10. Visit Lapland OR European Christmas Market
  11. Christmas Quiz OR Christmas Party
  12. Volunteer Locally OR Deliver Christmas Gifts

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This or That Favourite Festive Activities

Christmas Bucket List

What’s on your Christmas wish-list? Or perhaps you are already more Christmassy than Santa himself?!

Dressing For The Season

When it comes to dressing for the season, are you one for the bling or loving those winter cosies?  Do you spend hours choosing your Christmas jumper or is it the Christmas PJs that catch your eye?

  1. Dress Up For Christmas Day OR Pyjamas All Day
  2. Matching Christmas PJs OR Individual Expression
  3. Finest Cashmere OR Chunky Cable Knits
  4. Christmas Socks OR Christmas Slippers
  5. Strappy Party Shoes OR Cosy Winter Boots
  6. Funny Christmas Jumper OR Cute Christmas Jumper
  7. Gloves OR Mittens
  8. Christmas PJs OR Christmas Jumper
  9. Winter Hat OR Ear Muffs
  10. Christmas Necklace OR Christmas Earrings
  11. Overdressed & Cosy! OR Underdressed & Party!
  12. Wear all the Christmas Clothes OR Bah Humbug

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This or That Dressing For The Season

Spoiling Loved Ones

Use these Christmas this or that questions about gifts to get some sneaky intel from your friends on their gift preferences this year!

  1. Homemade Gifts OR Shop-bought
  2. One Big Gift OR Lots of Little Treats
  3. All on Christmas Day OR Spread Out Over The Season
  4. Gifts Wrapped in Paper OR In Gift Bags / Reusable Fabric
  5. Secret Santa for the Group OR Gifts for All from All
  6. Physical Christmas Card OR Digital / No Christmas Card
  7. Ribbons & Bows OR String & Foliage
  8. Pick From A Wishlist OR Give A Surprise
  9. Cash & Gift Cards OR Physical Gift
  10. Edible Gifts OR Toiletries
  11. Only Gifts for the Children OR Gifts for Everyone
  12. Presents OR Presence

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This or That Christmas Gifting

Choose Your Perfect Snowy Getaway

The ultimate day dreaming This or That Question List!  If you were whisked away on a snowy getaway this Christmas, what would it be?

  1. Cosy Log Cabin OR Igloo With Glass Roof
  2. Husky Dog Sledding OR Reindeer Sleigh Ride
  3. Build A Snowman OR Make Snow Angels
  4. Firepit Outside OR Wood Burner Inside
  5. Mulled Wine OR Hot Chocolate
  6. Snowmobiling OR Sledding
  7. Walk In The Snow OR Sit By The Fire
  8. Slow-Cooked Casserole OR BBQ In The Snow
  9. Fresh Snow Falling OR Clear Bright Skies
  10. Northern Lights OR Shooting Stars
  11. Skiing & Snowboarding OR Sauna & Ice Pool
  12. See Father Christmas OR Meet His Reindeer

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This or That Perfect Snowy Getaway

Favourite Traditions

It’s all about the traditions at this time of year!  But which ones are your can’t-live-withouts?

  1. Christmas Eve OR Boxing Day
  2. Decorating Gingerbread House OR Stir Up Sunday
  3. Christmas At Home or Christmas Away
  4. Going To The Panto OR Going To A Carol Concert
  5. North Pole Breakfast OR Hot Chocolate Station
  6. Christmas Eve In The Pub OR Christmas Eve At Home
  7. Decorate by Early Dec OR Decorate Later In Dec
  8. Putting Up The Christmas Lights OR Going To See The Lights
  9. Christmas With Household OR Christmas with Others (too)
  10. Laying The Christmas Table OR Pulling Christmas Crackers
  11. Playing Christmas Games OR Watching Christmas Movies
  12. Decorations Up Until 5th Jan OR Decorations Down by New Year

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This or That Favourite Traditions

Simple christmas Eve Box

Ideas for filling a DIY Christmas Eve Box – perfect for last-minute panics or when you don’t want to splurge.

Children’s Favourite Christmas Foods

We’ve created this This or That Christmas Edition question list for the children.  Perfect for Christmas parties, scout groups, classrooms and any time you need to keep a group entertained for a few minutes! So, which foods are top (and bottom!) of the kid’s pile this festive season?

  1. Peppermint or Gingerbread
  2. Mince Pies or Christmas Cookies
  3. North Pole Breakfast or Christmas Eve Supper
  4. Pigs In Blankets or Stuffing
  5. Candy Canes or Chocolate Coins
  6. Christmas Movie Popcorn or Movie Hot Chocolate
  7. Yule Log or Shortbread
  8. Clementine or Nuts
  9. Christmas Dinner or Turkey Sandwiches
  10. Brussel Sprouts or Roast Parsnips
  11. Selection Box or Chocolate Tree Decorations
  12. Roast Potatoes or Yorkshire Pudding

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This or That Christmas Food Kids

Children’s Favourite Christmas Traditions

Find out what the firm favourites are when it comes to festive traditions with this Christmas This or That Christmas Traditions question list for kids.  Perfect for getting the inside scoop on what’s top of the wish list this December!

  1. Advent Candle OR Advent Calendar
  2. Writing To Father Christmas OR Visiting Father Christmas
  3. North Pole Breakfast OR Family Christmas Movie Night
  4. Cookies for Santa OR Mince Pie for Santa
  5. Playing Christmas Games OR Reading Christmas Books
  6. Putting Up The Decorations or Your Elf Arriving
  7. Stocking OR Santa Sack
  8. Going To The Panto or Going To A Carol Concert
  9. Decorating Gingerbread House OR Baking Christmas Cookies
  10. Seeing The Christmas Lights OR Going On A Santa Steam Train
  11. Whisky for Santa OR Milk for Santa
  12. Pulling Christmas Crackers OR Lighting The Christmas Pudding

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This or That Kids Christmas Traditions

So there you have it.  180 This or That Christmas Edition questions ready to enjoy with your friends and family.  We hope you have fun.

More Christmas Game Inspiration

In the mood for more festive fun?  Check out some more of our Christmas games & ideas at the links below:

Inspired you to create your own Christmas This or That questions?  Share them with us in the comments below.  We’d love to join in!

Share Your Festive Adventures!

Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram @jollyfestive. And be sure to tag #jollyfestive in your photos.  We love to see what you’ve been preparing for advent this year!

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