My family loves playing Christmas games. They keep your guests from getting bored. If you have teens you want to keep them off their phones. Playing games at Christmas is a fun and easy way to do that.
I’ve come up with a list of fun and easy Christmas games for families. I’ve included a list of printable Christmas games for families, dice exchange games, and Christmas games for kids.
These are perfect Christmas day activities too.
Printable Christmas Games
This is a super fun Christmas day activity. The goal of this game is to steal a Christmas gift. Each person playing the game brings one gift. The gift they bring might not be the one they walk away with. Everything is up to the dice. Each dice roll will give you a different set of directions.
This one is pretty much self-explanatory. It’s just like the regular Family Feud except each question focuses on Christmas. There’s even a fast money round.
Christmas scattegories is perfect for adults, kids, teens, and among a group. You print out the game card among each guest. With the version of the printable game, I made you don’t need dice. You’ll use the word Santa on the game card to help you come up with unique words for each category listed.
Each player has 3-5 minutes. Once players are done, they’ll read their answers out loud. If any player has the same word as another it gets crossed out. They get a point for each word not crossed out.
I think Christmas movie trivia is my favorite. It’s simple, straightforward forward and fun. The goal is to see who is the Christmas movie expert. Each question is about a different classic Christmas movie. Whoever has the most points wins.
Christmas scavenger hunt can be played with teams or individually. The object of the game is to find as many items on the list as possible. Each item is worth one point. You can set up the items that you need ahead of time. Then have players look around your house.
Fun Christmas Group Games
Saran wrap game
My family plays the saran wrap game all the time. It’s increased in popularity. When my family plays this hilarious Christmas game, we use oven mitts. It adds to the difficulty level of the game. I’ve seen people play it without oven mitts. But in my opinion, that way is too easy.
I would only play without oven mitts if you have little kids under the age of 8 years old. You can wrap anything you want in the saran wrap. In my family, we put gift cards, money, and anything small. If you have kids, you can add what appeals to them.
You put the saran wrap ball in front of a person. The person to their left gets the dice. The person to their left has to get doubles in order to get the ball. As soon as they do, the person unwrapping the ball has to stop. You keep going until it’s completely unwrapped.
White Elephant game
White elephant is another popular Christmas gift exchange game. You can even play it at your Christmas office party. Everyone brings a wrapped gift. Then the gifts are put together in one pile. The players sit around the gifts.
Each player is given a number. The first player takes a gift and unwraps it. The next player decides whether to steal it or unwrap another gift. The game ends when every player has a turn. To see a list of the complete rules, click here.
Fun Christmas Games for Kids
Christmas musical chairs
This is just like regular musical chairs except you only play Christmas songs. There are different ways you can play it. One way to play it is to mark a chair as the special chair.
Whichever child sits in it gets a prize. But tell the kids ahead of time that everyone who plays gets a prize. When they get a prize they’re out of the game. Then remove a chair once they get a prize.
Jingle Bell Toss
This game is super easy to set up. It’s a fun easy game for kids to play. All you need is plastic cups and jingle bells. Set up the cups like bowling pins. Each player has a turn trying to toss the jingle bells in the cups.
The player who can toss the most jingle bells in the cups wins. To make this Christmas game for kids even more fun, let Christmas music play in the background.
My 3-year-old nephew loves this game. It’s a classic game that every parent has played when they were kids. We usually play the Wiggles hot potato song in the background. To make it a Christmas game, play a Christmas song instead. Have one person stop the song while everyone else plays.
The person who holds the potato when the song stops is out. The last person holding the potato is the winner.
Christmas Games and Activities Bundle
This printable Christmas games bundle includes 5 Christmas party games plus a 63-page printable Christmas Gnome activity book for kids. Get these Christmas printables here.
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These Christmas games for families are simple, easy and some can be downloaded instantly to your computer. You won’t have to wait on Amazon or leave your house! What games are you playing with your family for Christmas? Let me know in the comments below! Do you have a favorite?