18 Christmas Games For Families

Shake things up this year and play some hilarious Christmas Games. Most of them don’t require any preparation and you probably have all the supplies ready in your house. All you need some good mood and some fun wanting players.

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To start, here is a short video of our family playing Christmas Games.

 

THE MOUTH GAME – MOST POPULAR GAME OF 2016

By now, you have probably seen those viral videos on the internet of people wearing a mouth re-tractor and trying to say words so others can try to guess what they are saying. It’s like having a lot of marbles in your mouth and trying to talk at the same time.

Get the printable cards with 100 phrases here. 

SHOUT IT!  

THIS IS IT! A perfect family game that will have everybody play all night long.

It’s Fast, Fun, Easy to Play and even educational.

SHOUT IT! has 4 levels and 2 ways to play so everybody can have fun. Perfect for kids and grownups, 2-10+ players.

There are 128 cards and you can print them double sided;

Get them here!

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PASS IT ON

Super simple, yet pretty genius game where not so perfect drawing comes in handy. It’s like a broken telephone game, only this time is in drawing. Draw what you see then guess what you saw for hilarious and unpredictable outcomes. It’s miscommunication at its best!

Perfect for terrible artists! It’s our go-to game when we have 6 players.

Get the printable files and instructions here.

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Holiday Candy 

Let all the players sit in the circle. One player has the candy in his hands and goes to each person and pretends to give them a candy, while only one person secretly gets the candy. The rest of the players have to try to guess who really got the candy.

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Santa Pants 

  • Find a pair of big size pants (red ones if you can find it).

Form teams of two and tell them to wear the pants: one player puts his right leg in the left side of pants and the other puts his left leg in the right side of pants. Now tell the teams to race across the room.

Christmas Tree Cups Game 

It’s fast, it’s fun and it’s hilarious! Find the instructions here.

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Build a snowman 
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This is a hilarious Christmas Holiday Game for families and for larger groups such as schools. Find the details of the game at Party Wishes.

Elf Dance 

Cut the bottle in half, attach the rope and tie it to the player’s waist. Fill the cup (or the box) with ping pong balls. Turn some fun music on and let the contestants dance, shake, jump the ornaments (or balls) out of the container. First one to have the container empty – wins the game.

Stuff Reindeer Antlers 

Cut the ends of pantyhose and then cut the hole on the ‘belly’. Put in on the player’s head and try to stuff it with the balloons until it’s full and standing up. Whichever team does this first – wins the game!

 Blindfold Christmas Drawing

Blindfold the players and have them hold the paper plate on their heads. Have one person explain instructions while everyone else tries to draw a Christmas story on the plate:

  1. Draw a line as the floor
  2. Draw a Christmas tree and add a some ornaments
  3. Draw a star on top of your tree
  4. Add 3 presents next to the tree. Draw bows on top
  5. Draw a Santa next to the tree
  6. Draw 3 elves standing around the Tree.

After everyone finishes drawing, have them take the plates off their head and look at their masterpiece. The laughs you will have! Pick the drawing that is closest to the instructions were given.

Snowflake Game

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Straws and some paper snowflakes.

Prepare a pile of paper snowflakes on the table. The goal of the game is to transport the snowflakes from one side of the table to the other side using only straws

Santa Limbo 

Tie a pillow to the player’s belly with the ribbon and play traditional Limbo game, only this time it’s little more fun to juggle underneath the rope with the pillow/santa belly. For the people that made it through, slightly lower the rope and have everyone go through again. Continually lower the stick until one winner remains!

Ornament on a spoon 

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Divide into teams, then setup a relay course. You’ll then have the first person put an ornament on their spoon, go around the course, then come back to the next person. However, you CANNOT use your hands when passing off the ornament, as it must be passed from one spoon to the next. If you drop the ornament in the process, that person needs to go around the course again. Once the ornament is successfully passed off, it’s the next person’s turn.