Resources › For Educators Christmas Idea List for Playing the Ice Breaker Game Would You Rather Share Flipboard Email Print For Educators Teaching Teaching Adult Learners An Introduction to Teaching Tips & Strategies Policies & Discipline Community Involvement School Administration Technology in the Classroom Issues In Education Teaching Resources Becoming A Teacher Assessments & Tests Elementary Education Secondary Education Special Education Homeschooling By Deb Peterson Education Expert B.A., English, St. Olaf College Deb Peterson is a writer and a learning and development consultant who has created corporate training programs for firms of all sizes. our editorial process Deb Peterson Updated November 05, 2019 Would You Rather... is a popular ice breaker choice for teachers of adults because it involves imagination and creativity instead of goofy antics that embarrass many adults. It's a game of questions. Would you rather tell your best friend a lie or your parents the truth? It's a game that's perfect for introductions or a quick pick-me-up when the doldrums hit your classroom. Around the holidays, playing Would You Rather... in the classroom is a good way to relax students who may be nervous about tests and final projects. Following is a list of 20 ideas for playing the game around the holidays. Add your own ideas! These are just prompts to get your creative juices flowing. Ask your students to think up their own questions or choose from a list printed on handouts. Need the game itself? Here are the printable instructions: Would You Rather... Two additional idea lists are available for the rest of the year: Would You Rather... Ice Breaker Game for Adults - Idea List No. 1Idea List No. 2 for the Ice Breaker Game Would You Rather... We've included links to related material just for fun or to inspire conversation. 01 of 20 Would you rather build a snow family and snow angels or have a snowball fight? Snowman Family AdobeStock_77917014 Is It Safe To Eat Snow? by Anne Marie Helmenstine, Ph.D, Chemistry Expert 02 of 20 Would you rather kiss Santa under the mistletoe or Elf on a Shelf? Blend Images - Jose Luis Pelaez Inc - Brand X Pictures - GettyImages-158313353 Kissing Under the Mistletoe by David Beaulieu, Landscaping Expert 03 of 20 Would you rather go caroling or be caroled? Jamie Grill - GettyImages-88296090 15 Tips to Make Caroling a Success by Katrina Schmidt, Singing Expert 04 of 20 Would you rather cut your own fresh tree or buy a fake aluminum? Reggie Casagrande - Photographers Choice RF - GettyImages-sb10067839p-001 Aluminum and Tinsel Christmas Trees by Barbara Crews, Collectibles Expert 05 of 20 Would you rather take a sleigh ride or go ice skating? Hero Images - GettyImages-485207457 06 of 20 Would you rather find fruit or chocolate in your Christmas stocking? 07 of 20 Would you rather put together a bicycle from Santa or eat fruitcake? 08 of 20 Would you rather bake frosted and decorated cutout cookies at home or buy them? 09 of 20 Would you rather pet a reindeer or a Grinch? Reindeer History - When Were Caribou First Domesticated by K. Kris Hirst, Archaeology Expert 10 of 20 Would you rather watch It's a Wonderful Life or Charlie Brown's Christmas? It's a Wonderful Life Movie Review by Laurie Boeder, Classic Movie Expert 11 of 20 Would you rather open presents Christmas Eve or Christmas morning? Or maybe on Boxing Day? What is Boxing Day? Why is it Called Boxing Day? by Elaine Lemm, British & Irish Food Expert 12 of 20 Would you rather go shopping on Black Friday or Christmas Eve? 13 of 20 Would you rather be home for a huge family Christmas or sit on a beach? 14 of 20 Would you rather decorate with all white lights or lots of different colors? 15 of 20 Would you rather receive a bunch of presents or time with a loved one? 16 of 20 Would you rather follow a holiday tradition or try something new every year? 17 of 20 Would you rather watch football on Christmas Day or go to a movie? 18 of 20 Would you rather hang homemade ornaments on your tree or fancy purchased ones? 19 of 20 Would you rather give lots of little presents or one giant one? 20 of 20 Would you rather wrap your own presents or pay someone to do it?