Usually I’d suggest you take a look at the weekly sports conversation starters to improve your chances of connecting with colleagues at work. Since it’s Christmas week, it’s less likely you’ll be talking to colleagues and more likely you’re talking with family. These conversation starters work with them too.
The sports topics help get small talk off to a good start (or at least on a conversation track that is more enjoyable that aunt Edna’s recent trips to the doctors, and hearing the same stories that Uncle Ed tells every year.)
All it takes is 60 seconds to make those conversations more enjoyable.