100 Christmas Pub Quiz Questions with Answers 2023
Christmas. Where to start? Love it or loathe it, it’s big business. And by big, we mean big. Really Big. Bigger than you are currently thinking. Add some more glitter, tinsel and carols, and then you’re nearly there. It’s Huge. But you already know that.
With such a hoo-ha and fuss made about Christmas, you would almost be forgiven for thinking that it wasn’t an annual event! Yet it is, and as the nights draw darker, earlier and earlier, and autumn turns to winter, we move past Halloween, bonfire night and remembrance Sunday, we are on a swift trajectory hurtling towards… Christmas. Here’s our plan to get organised this Christmas!
You might remember that last year that we ran a couple of Christmas campaigns, these included ‘Christmas Jumper Selfie Competition’, ‘Best Christmas Tree Competition’ and the ‘12 Days of Christmas’, where we changed the song lyrics to mention different beers and pub drinks. We’ll be doing something similar this year, with details announced shortly!
However, in the meantime, have you started your pubs social media campaign? It’s great printing posters off promoting events, DJ’s, Gigs etc and putting them up in windows and the toilets, but what about Facebook? It’s a great place to launch and advertise your new Christmas menu or drinks offers. Got a homemade mulled wine? Tell Facebook. Got a great deal on Christmas lunch set menus? Tell Facebook. Christmas is a great excuse to overhaul your social media and tell people that your pub is the place to be this Christmas!
Many pubs are already fully booked for Christmas Day, but don’t let this put you off from posting. Christmas Eve, Boxing Day, and of course New Year’s Eve and New Year’s day are all popular days to see family and friends. Could you do more to promote these dates?
TOP TIP: Make sure that you check out our social channels for regular updates and our own Christmas Social Campaign.
We know that this can be a difficult balancing act in the pub trade and understand the strain that this can lead to.
Ultimately, it’s Christmas. Most people understand and expect you to shut the pub for a period of time, or operate reduced hours so you can spend time with your family. For example, some pubs might open 12pm-2pm on Christmas Day, with no evening trade and then open as normal on Boxing Day.
In truth, it’s what’s best for you, and many pubs have established a routine and opening hours that have been in place for years. This won’t come as a surprise to regulars. Don’t forget to make people aware of any change in hours, including updating your Facebook page.
Christmas can be a very stressful time of year. Whether you’re in the hospitality and service trade or not, the Christmas holiday can be difficult to navigate. Add a 9-5 job or part time hours, a couple of kids, grandparents, your in laws or any combination thereof, and it can be a hectic time of year. Not to mention, if you have the responsibility of running your own pub business.