12 Christmas Party Games For Your Holiday Gathering


Struggling to keep your Christmas party alive? Try out both these new and classic Christmas party games that are sure to keep kids and adults alike engaged and entertained!

Cool Christmas Party Games to Get Your Gathering Going

1. Christmas Sticker Stalker

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Stealth is required to play this game that will put your guests on their edge and on the lookout–of course, in a fun and exciting way! This sticker stalker game is a fun, sneaky game that can be played over the course of an entire party. Hand out 10 stickers to each of your party guests, which they will attempt to stick on another person without being busted. You don’t want to get busted if you don’t want the person having a free pass at sticking a sticker on you!

2. Christmas Stocking Guessing Game

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This is an excellent sensory game for children. Fill a stocking with mystery items then pass the stocking around. Let the children take turns guessing what’s inside it. The kids can smell it, shake it, or simply feel the stocking to know what’s inside. There is another version to this game where you have several stockings with only one object inside for the participants to guess.

3. Jingle in the Trunk

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Well, kids can’t have all the fun right? This game starts with 12 jingle bells loaded inside an empty tissue box attached to the waist (directly above the backside). By dancing, prancing or doing the jingle bell hop, the contestant must get all 12 bells out of the box with no hands. That’s right, no hands!

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4. Face the Gingerbread Man

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Give your facial muscles that much needed exercise with this game. To play this game, simply move the Gingerbread Man towards your mouth using only your facial muscles. No hands required. That’s right, start stretching those cute little muscles now.

5.Christmas Charades

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Charades are a party staple you can always count on no matter the occasion. Make it more Christmassy by making the topics related to the most wonderful time of the year.

6. Giants, Wizards, and Elves

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This fun game is a rock, paper, and scissors with a Holiday twist. Giants, wizards, and elves are only one of the hilarious Christmas games everyone can join in. Here’s an idea: how about having the participants dress the part for added excitement?

7. Sing Song Ping Pong

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Like the summer campfire songs activity, Christmas won’t do without some singing games. You can group yourselves into two and throw each other songs a la Pitch Perfect’s battle of the a cappella groups. The more off-key, the more fun!

8. Ornaments on a String

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See how many ornaments you can hang on the string in a minute–without using your hands! For this game, you will need a string to attach balls to and ball ornaments with tiny hooks on the tops. This is a fun pair or couples game both kids and adults can join in.

9. Merry Fishman Game

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Fish some candy cane treats this Christmas in this another Minute to Win It-inspired game! This game is fun, yet challenging, so make sure you got a prize for the winner that’s worth it!

10. Snowblower Game

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We cannot get enough of the Minute to Win It game show, and you’ll also love this game show-inspired snowball Christmas game. Participants will blow at a ping pong ball towards cups to catch them at the end of the table. The player with the most ping pong ball wins.

11. Snowflake Race

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Players put a paper snowflake on top of their heads and race from one end of the room to the next without their snowflake falling off their heads and without using their hands. What’s the challenge? The snowflakes are made from paper, so keeping them on your head at all times will be the tricky and fun part!

12. Do You Wanna Build A Snowman?

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The beloved Olaf the snowman of Frozen still hasn’t lost his charm. In fact, we are more so endeared to him come winter and a snowman-inspired game on Christmas couldn’t be any more perfect. For this fun game, you will need lots of toilet paper rolls. Expect a huge mess after, but enjoy the huge laughs from your guests!

For Christmas party games for large groups, watch this video from Outscord for more (like, 100 more!) Minute to Win It-inspired Christmas games:

Christmas games and activities can get repetitive and boring year after year, but with these fun ideas for Christmas party games, we can see it’s going to be even more exciting this year. With your Christmas party ideas laid out and planned, make sure to list these Christmas party games for another Christmas party to remember!

Did you enjoy our list of 12 Christmas party games? Do you have a favorite Christmas party game that’s a staple on your homestead? Share it with us in the comments and we’ll give it a shot!

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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on December 26, 2015, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.

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