Are you a Santa or a Scrooge?


Anna Chaban ‘22

It’s that time of year! You’re gonna put your Christmas tree up, get your Black Friday shopping done, and make your gingerbread cookies and hot chocolate. Hallmark is probably on 24/7 in your house and you can tell what the plot is five minutes into the movie. You can tell who is the grumpy Scrooge in need of reform, the jolly Santa Claus wanting to create more Santas, and the innocent bystander in the background just enjoying the holiday. But have you ever stopped to consider who YOU might be if you magically found yourself in a Hallmark movie? Take the quiz to find out if you’ll be spreading Christmas cheer or if you’ll end up getting a visit from a couple of nosy ghosts.

  1. What is your go-to holiday drink?
    1. Bitter black coffee
    2. Hot chocolate with whipped cream and marshmallows
    3. Eggnog or a peppermint latte
  2. How many decorations are in your house RIGHT NOW?
    1. Me? Decorate for Christmas? AS IF!
    2. I have a Christmas tree and a couple of decorations lying around.
    3. My house looks like the NORTH POLE!
  3. You see a poor and sad puppy on your front doorstep. What do you do?
    1. I’m a CAT person, so why would I ever take in a puppy?
    2. If it doesn’t have a collar, I take it to the closest animal shelter.
    3. If it doesn’t have a collar, I welcome the cute creature into my home and spoil it rotten!
  4. Do you give to the needy?
    1. Depends on who you’re calling needy. If I am needy, then I DEFINITELY help myself. Other than that, I do not know anyone who is needy.
    2. I try to help if possible, but it’s hard to see who is more needy and who I should help more.
    3. Anybody who needs a helping hand, I will help any way that I can! I’ve got your back!
  5. What do you hope to get out of this holiday season?
    1. More success this year than the last (ex. money, popularity, INSTAGRAM FOLLOWERS)
    2. I want this year to be no better than the last, but no worse either.
    3. I want everyone to be happy!
  6. What is your favorite Christmas carol?
    1. “Jingle Bells, Batman Smells, Robin Laid an Egg!”
    2. Any song is fine.
    3. “Joy to the World”
  7. Do you believe in Santa Claus? 
    1. Absolutely not.
    2. Anything is possible.
    3. Of course!
  8. Have you started buying gifts for people?
    1. For myself.
    2. I might get a couple gifts.
    3. They’re in my closet right now!
  9. Who do you look up to?
    1. People who have succeeded financially
    2. People who have succeeded financially, but still give back to others 
    3. People who give back to others no matter what 
  10. What is the meaning of Christmas?
    1. Earning as much money as possible through people’s overspending.
    2. Just celebrating with people and getting gifts.
    3. Spending time with your friends and family and showing just how much you care for them.

Now tally up your points and see who you are!

Answer key:

-Give yourself 1 point for any question you answered “1”. 

-Give yourself 2 points for any question you answered “2”.

-Give yourself 3 points for any question you answered “3”.

(10 – 17) SCROOGE!

Bah Humbug! Who needs Christmas, right? You’re all about money and just don’t see what all the holly jolly fuss is all about. To you Christmas is just any other day, so there’s no point in making a big deal out of it. Just be sure to have some earplugs to block out those chains that old Marley will be carrying around in your home on Christmas Eve.

(18 – 22) AVERAGE!

You’re not the jolliest guy in the world, but you’re no miserly Scrooge either. You don’t go all out for Christmas, but you don’t pretend like it’s just any other day! Luckily you won’t be receiving a visit from three ghosts any time soon.

( 23 – 30) SANTA CLAUS!

Ho! Ho! Ho! You’re not just on Santa’s nice list, but you’re also the creator of the nice list! You’re counting down the days till Christmas and you make sure everyone is just as excited as you are. You are the best human on the planet and everyone knows it. Here’s a warning though: don’t get stuck in a chimney.